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Delivering Differently

Digital Railway Industry Conference 2 & 3 July 2018 University of Birmingham

Post-event information

Thank you for visiting this webpage about our second “Digital Railway : Delivering Differently” Rail Industry Conference, held at the University of Birmingham during July 2018.

Delegates at the event heard about the Digital Railway strategy, which was launched in May 2018 by the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling MP and Mark Carne, Network Rail’s Chief Executive, from Martin Frobisher, London North Western Route Managing Director, Network Rail, and Michael Flynn, Programme Director – Digital Railway, Network Rail.

With the announcement that all new trains and signalling will be digital or digital ready from 2019 the pace of modernisation is set to increase dramatically. The Railway Industry Association working in conjunction with Network Rail and the University of Birmingham hosted this event to explore what this will mean for the supply chain and examine the early plans for Digital Railway deployment in CP6.

Alex Burrows, Director of Railway Research and Education, and Prof. Clive Roberts, Director, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education from the University of Birmingham explained how the university is supporting innovation in the rail sector.

During the Information Exchange sessions, experts provided their insights about the projects which are key to unlocking the future of Digital Railway.

Take a look at the photo gallery >> Photos from the Digital Railway Delivering Differently Conference – July 2018

Feel free to download the materials from the event below.

 

Agenda >> Download

Presentations:

Day One:

Welcome to the event with objectives and key points of the two-day conference – Alex Burrows, Managing Director of Railway Research and Education >> Download Presentation   >> View Sector Deal Video

Introduction to University of Birmingham and update from UKRRIN covering the establishment of the Digital Centre of Excellence – Prof. Clive Roberts, Director, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, University of Birmingham >> Download

The Rail Accelerator Network – Members of the The Rail Accelerator Network >> Download

Test Facilities Steering group (TFSG) to cover RSSB’s Test Voucher Scheme including information on RIDCs and LUL’s R&D facilities – Robert Hopkin, Chair TFSG >> Download

Connecting businesses -the RIA Unlocking Innovation Scheme, the RIA Challenge Programme and the current state of the rail market – David Clarke, Technical Director, Railway Industry Association >> Download

 

Day Two:

Welcome including recap on purpose of the event covering progress since December’s event – Stuart Calvert, Director, Programme Technical Services and Supply Chain >> Download

The Digital Railway Strategy call to action from Route Managing Director – Martin Frobisher, Route Managing Director, Network Rail >> Download

The Digital Railway Programme and the CP6 Projects – Michael Flynn, Programme Director, Digital Railway >> Download

Sector Deal Update from the Rail Supply Group – Alex Burrows, Managing Director of Railway Research and Education and David Clarke, Technical Director, Railway Industry Association >> Download

Lessons learned from around the globe – Alex Burrows, Managing Director of Railway Research and Education and Prof. Clive Roberts, Director, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, University of Birmingham  >> Download

The procurement process/opportunities including the change of cost profile and the purpose and progress of the Joint Development Group – Philip Bennett, Commercial Director, Digital Railway and Martin Robinson, Commercial Director, IP >> Download

Developing skills for future need including the Digital Railway Academy – Joint presentation with Neil Robertson, Chief Executive, NSAR >> Download

 

Information Sessions:

Crewe Hub – Rob Mole & Andrew Spiers, Network Rail >> Download    >> Crewe Hub Animation

Feltham Upgrade – Huw Edwards, Network Rail   (currently unavailable)

Research Innovation Development Centre (RIDC) – Gary Porter & John Walker, Network Rail and Paul Foulkes &Tom Godfrey, InfraSig >> Download

TransPennine Upgrade – Tim Ketteringham, Network Rail >> Download

East Coast Main Line & Northern City Line – Toufic Machnouk, Network Rail >> Download

Traffic Management – Andy Bourne, Network Rail >> Download

East West Railway – Andy Free & John Emery, Network Rail >> Download

Freight Fitment – Andy Saunders & Martin Wadding, Network Rail >> Download

 

Please call back in a few days to access the recorded sessions from the event.