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Keynote: Safety Case Approach for the Victoria Line Resignalling Project

Jonathan Storey

From: Safety-critical Systems Symposium, 5 - 7 February 2013, Bristol, UK

06 February 2013  Manufacturing channel

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About the presentation

The re-signalling of the Victoria line and introduction of distance-to-go automatic train operation was a major London Underground (LU) project completed in time for the 2012 Olympics. The development and re-signalling was carried out by Invensys Rail Limited (IRL) in collaboration with the train builder (Bombardier) and LU, and was unique in both its design and implementation. The upgrade aims were to deliver a complete re-signalling replacement whilst minimising service disruption. This was achieved via a staged overlay system which was implemented as a hybrid signalling system, controlling both existing and new rolling stock simultaneously. This provided considerable assurance challenges in both managing the system hazards and system approvals. This paper focuses on the management of the staged project delivery whist tracking and maintaining a robust safety argument.

About the speaker

Jonathan is a Senior Safety Engineer and Project Assurance Manager, with over 10 years Metro and Mainline railway experience in assessing the safety and reliability of control based systems and equipment. He has been responsible for the engineering safety and reliability of over 37 commissionings; he has produced supporting safety cases and analysis for the introduction of the Victoria Line Signalling Train Control System in overlay and completed the migration of the VLU system into final asset replaced operation. Jonathan is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the IET and Associate Member of the IRSE.

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