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Railway Interest Group

Below is the Calendar showing Chapter events for the Railway Interest Group.

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Keeping London Moving During the London 2012 Games

Railway Interest Group

Network Rail's offices in 1 Eversholt Street, Euston

17:30

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Current Events

Time Location Details
16/07/2013 -
16/07/2013

17:30
Railway Interest Group


Network Rail's offices in 1 Eversholt Street, Euston
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Keeping London Moving During the London 2012 Games


Having seen how well London's tube, DLR, buses, trams and so on functioned as a joined-up system during last Summer's Games, I have been hugely curious to know to what extent that success was the product of good systems thinking and to what extent it was the product of good thinking of other varieties. I am therefore truly delighted that Mark Evers, who was TfL's Director of Games Transport at the time, has agreed to talk to us. Mark will speak on the topic of Keeping London Moving During the London 2012 Games at Network Rail's offices in 1 Eversholt Street, Euston at 1730H on Tuesday, 16th July 2013. You will find a few more details in the attached flyer.



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Future Events

Time Location Details
10/09/2013 -
10/09/2013

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Qinetiq's offices at 53 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HS.
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The Great Western Electrification Programme - Collaborating for Success


A a collaborative approach to applying systems engineering presented by a collaborative team comprising Nassar Majothi of Parsons Brinckerhoff and Joe Silmon of Atkins.



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08/10/2013 -
08/10/2013

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


CH2M Hill's offices in Elms House, 43 Brook Green, LONDON W6 7EF
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MBSE - is there any substance behind the hype?


To book for this event please contact Bruce Elliott bruce.elliott@arbutus-tc.co.uk



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13/11/2013 -
13/11/2013

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


The offices of BAE Systems Detica in the Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 OTA
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How the rail industry is working together to drive down the cost of managing the infrastructure


A terrific opportunity to see how system-thinking is being applied at the highest level - the level of the entire national network. For more details see the flyer attached. Booking is now open.



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10/12/2013 -
10/12/2013

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


venue to be advised in central London
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Panel discussion: SE and Money


We often run something light-hearted and different in December. This year we are running something deadly serious and different. The relationship between SE and money is at the heart of the value that SE can add to rail projects and yet it is a troubled relationship. Three speakers will present three different perspectives on the issue and then we'll work together to try and find some practical ways of making things better. Putting the world completely right may require continued work in the pub afterwards. There are still a few details to pin down, including the venue and I will write again when these are sorted but, if you see enough to whet your appetite, you are welcome to book now.


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12/03/2014 -
12/03/2014

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Arup’s offices in 13 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ
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Progressive Defence in Depth: Prioritising and Managing Risk in Transport


Robin and Peter will be describing methods of measuring some important characteristics of in-service systems: the safety of transportation systems and the maturity of safety management systems. For more details see the flyer attached.
Note that, for this event only, we are trialling a slightly longer format so the presentable will finish at 1900H instead of the usual 1830H (all of the other presentations are an hour long as usual).



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03/04/2014 -
03/04/2014

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Parsons Brinckerhoff's offices, 6 Devonshire Sq, London EC2M 4YE
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Crossrail 2 - History and transport planning case: Are we talking the same language - planners and engineers?


Richard is Modelling Manager at TfL. He will be talking about how TfL decide which places to connect and how and the extensive modelling undertaken to provide decision support.  The talk will look at the challenge in the context of real case study. Further details will follow.



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13/05/2014 -
13/05/2014

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


UCL’s Roberts Building in Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE.
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The Atkins/UCL MSc in Rail Integrated Design Management: Developing the Skills to Deliver Multi-discipline Design Solutions


Bob will describe the integrated programme and its syllabus, reflect on the experience with it to date and suggest lessons that can be drawn for teaching system-related skills in the rail sector. For more details see the flyer attached.



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03/07/2014 -
03/07/2014

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Mott MacDonald’s offices in 10 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RB
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HS2 Systems Architecture


Eddie will describe how a systems architecture is being constructed and used on the HS2 project to identify all high level interfaces and to align activities concerned with RAM, safety, requirements, commissioning and overall systems demonstration and assurance. For more details see the flyer attached.


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10/09/2014 -
10/09/2014

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


RSSB, Block 2, Angel Square, 1 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NY
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Whole Life Cost Modelling for the Tube


I am pleased to announce our first event for the Autumn session:

Whole Life Cost Modelling for the Tube, Stephen Jones, LU, 1700H for 1730H, Wednesday, 10th September 2014, RSSB, Block 2, Angel Square, 1 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NY.

Stephen Jones is a Systems Engineer at London Underground. He will describe how systems thinking is being applied to whole life cost and some of the practical problems encountered. The presentation will examine the enterprise-level requirement and will review different solutions taken from UK history and overseas practice. For the New Tube for London, Stephen will describe how LU are scaling the whole life cost approach up to line level and how this can focus development on those key activities that drive cost over the programme and asset life cycles.

There is no charge for attendance at this event but places must be booked in advance. Bookings for this event are now open. To book, obtain directions or for any other questions, please contact me at bruce.elliott@arbutus-tc.co.uk or on +44 (0)7970 694043.

09/12/2014 -
09/12/2014

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


London Underground, Templar House, 81 87 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NU
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The Systems Engineering Approach taken on the Northern Hub and Electrification Rail Upgrade programme


The RIG always likes to hear back from projects that we have heard from before and find out how the story continued. This will be a fascinating opportunity to get an update on a project that we already heard about. Further details are provided in the flyer attached.

Bookings are now open. To book, obtain directions or for any other questions, please contact me at bruce.elliott@arbutus-tc.co.uk or on +44 (0)7970 694043.



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Past Events

Time Location Details
21/05/2013 -
21/05/2013


Railway Interest Group


London
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The changing face of London and Southeast Railway Architecture


Tony Ramanathan, Network Rail, 1730H, Tuesday, 21st May 2013, RSSB's offices at the Angel, London. Tony will discuss GRIP and Network Rail's approach to railway scheme design in the context of schemes that are under way and planned.



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01/05/2013 -
01/05/2013


Railway Interest Group


London
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Integrating Systems Engineering and Systems Safety Engineering


Dr Robert Davis and Paul Cheeseman, TPD, 1730H, Wednesday, 1st May 2013, LU's offices in Holborn, London. A review of experience in preparing systems safety handbooks for the rail industry and a look at the challenges and opportunities associated with integrating good practice in Systems Safety Engineering with good practice in Systems Engineering.



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27/02/2013 -
27/02/2013

All Day
Railway Interest Group


One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, SW1H 9JJ
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Has 3rd Rail Had its Day? The Conversion of the SR 3rd Rail Network to 25kV Overhead.


This event is organised by the Railway Engineer's Forum, not INCOSE, but tackles a very system-oriented topic and may be of interest to INCOSE members.

For further details please click the link below to see the event flyer.



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19/02/2013 -
19/02/2013

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Parsons Brinckerhoff’s offices in 6 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YE
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What is going on in UK rail systems engineering?


A useful side benefit of regular attendance at RIG events is building up a picture of what is going on in UK rail systems engineering but it does take a little while for the picture to emerge. This session is focussed on building that picture in one hour. We invite you to come along and talk for no more than 3 minutes about what your organisation is doing in rail SE. You are encouraged to send me one slide in advance which we will have ready for you to speak to but you can talk without a slide if you want to. (And you can just listen as well.)

If the RIG membership doesn’t let us down (and it never has in the past), participants will leave the session with a more comprehensive overview of who is doing what in UK rail systems engineering than anyone else on the planet.



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14/11/2012 -
14/11/2012

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Parsons Brinckerhoff’s offices in 6 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YE
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Experience of System Engineering in Rolling Stock Development (A Manufacturer’s View)


Bombardier has been employing System Engineering techniques for a number of years to bring improvements in the integrity of the design and ensure timely product approval.

This has been undertaken in an industry environment where customer needs and the regulatory framework have been subject to significant changes. This presentation will focus on some of SE techniques employed and challenges faced in their implementation. Charles and Paul will describe their practical experience of:

  • Performing SE within short product design and build cycles
  • Managing stakeholders: Customers, Infrastructure Managers, Regulators
  • Implementing Requirement Management techniques


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17/10/2012 -
17/10/2012

17:00H
Railway Interest Group


University College London
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Deep Left Shift – SE and the Future Tube Upgrades


London Underground has already engaged in significant upgrades to the Victoria Line, Jubilee Line and the Sub-surface Lines, which commenced under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreements. Work does not stop there however and LU is now exploring programmes for possible upgrades of other deep tube lines; an opportunity for ‘left shifting’ and engaging system engineering right at the front of the lifecycle according to all the text books and SE protagonists.

Those deep tube lines yet to undergo a major upgrade (the Bakerloo, Piccadilly and Northern Lines, and, later, the Central Line) offer a variety of unique challenges. The desire for ever increasing levels of capacity, reliability and automation beyond anything ever undertaken on any previous line upgrade, within the constraints of topography, heat and the need for continuous service operation, makes it paramount to get the system design (assets, processes and people) right.......



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11/09/2012 -
11/09/2012

17:00H
Railway Interest Group


London Underground’s offices at Templar House, 81-87 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NU
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Rail Interest Group AGM to be followed by The State of (Rail) Systems Engineering


There was a considerable rail contingent at the INCOSE international symposium in Rome in July 2012, including several RIG members. Rhianne, David and Bruce will present some considered reflections on the event. It won’t be a trip report. Instead they will analyse their experience to propose conclusions about:

  • Where SE is, in the rail sector and more generally;
  • Where it seems to be going; and
  • What this means for those interested in embedding SE ideas within rail organisations.

Audience participation will be encouraged so that we can pool our experience and form the most accurate picture of the state of rail SE. The conclusions will be refined in the light of contributions from the floor.



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17/07/2012 -
17/07/2012

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Arup’s offices in 13 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ
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Systems Engineering: Railway Operators get it too!


Systems Engineering techniques are increasingly applied with success in rail engineering design. Rail operating professionals, seeing the advantages, have grasped the essentials with alacrity.

Nigel Murphy and Steve Roberts set out some examples of such applications, illustrating how time, cost and risk have been reduced and performance and operability improved, in ‘softer’ operational design of the rules, methods of working and competence management systems necessary to deliver the railway for customers. They will draw upon examples over the last 12 years in the UK, and reference global examples for further illustration. They will argue that SE practitioners should view railway operations professionals as advocates, champions and co-practitioners and that System Engineering must embrace operational design in a systematic way rather than as an afterthought. The presentation will show that use of SE approaches by operators is a successful model for others to adopt and provoke debate on practical steps that SE practitioners should consider when developing new projects.



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08/07/2012 -
12/07/2012

All Day
Railway Interest Group


ROME, ITALY
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Transportation Working Group




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07/03/2012 -
07/03/2012

17:30H - 18:30H
Railway Interest Group


Atkins's offices in Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, London NW1 3AT
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UK Railway System Reliability - Modelling the future - a case study


Nigel Best of Network Rail has agreed to talk to us on the topic above on Wednesday 7th March 2012, 1730H-1830H. The presentation will take place at Atkins's offices in Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, London NW1 3AT.


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