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A system engineering approach to delivering a railway

Andrew Shepherd

From: High Speed Rail: Vision into Reality, 12th September 2013, London

12 September 2013  Transport channel

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About the presentation

Delivering a large scale transport project – technical aspects/challenges.
A system engineering approach to delivering a railway.

Discussing the following:
The benefits of an SE approach
The right “Railway Systemâ€
Business case and Customer focussed

SE approach on HS2 Phase 1.
Current place in project development cycle
Where this fits into SE Vee lifecycle
Modelling performed
Traction Power
Tunnel ventilation
Developing the Operations and Maintenance Concepts
Requirements definition

Brief description of key aspects of the Phase 1 Railway Systems design to date.
Description of Route Diagram
Maintenance provisions
Network Integrated Control Centre
Integrated multifunctional Sites
Tunnel ventilation system

About the speaker

Technical Director, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Andrew Shepherd has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of programme management, railway engineering and operations, and business management in the public and private sectors. Through his involvement in national and international rail projects he has gained an exceptional understanding of railway systems and how to deliver an integrated railway with new technologies such as GSM-R and ETCS under budget and ahead of target opening date.

Andrew currently serves as Parsons Brinckerhoff's Project Director for the design of the high speed and conventional rail systems for Phase 1 of the new high speed railway: Responsible for delivering operations and maintenance plans, and the designs of all rail systems for Phase 1 of the HS2 infrastructure covering track, tunnel ventilation and other tunnel systems, energy systems, communications and train control.

Previous programme experience includes roles as Delivery Manager for Control Systems on Transport for London’s successful £1BN East London Line project, which was delivered ahead of programme and to budget; and 'Agent' to the Secretary of State for Transport for the Jubilee Line Extension Project among others. He also has a wider interest in the practice of Systems Engineering; and serves on the company's Technical Leadership Team as Sector Representative for Systems Engineering.

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