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Railway Interest Group

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

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AGM

Railway Interest Group

Euston Tower, London

17:00

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Current Events

Time Location Details
22/09/2010 -
22/09/2010

17:00
Railway Interest Group


Euston Tower, London
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AGM


The RIG is taking a Summer break but we are putting together a series of events for September to December inclusive. We'll be in touch again with further details but please find attached a flyer for our next event on 22nd September - a date for you to put in your diaries. Sylvia Churba's talk will be preceded by our AGM. This will be short and we don't twist anybody's arm to join the committee so it are perfectly safe and it does provide an opportunity to influence the way the RIG. We hope that you can come along a few minutes early and join us for the AGM.


There is 1 Document for this event, click here to view

Future Events

Time Location Details
27/10/2010 -
27/10/2010

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


10th floor of London Underground's offices at 55 Broadway, London SW1H 0B, directly above St James's Park tube station
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Could the Rail Industry Benefit from a System-Wide Approach to Reliability?


At the request of the Technical Strategy Advisory Group (TSAG), the cross-industry Reliability Steering Group has commissioned a study into Whole System Reliability. Whilst many people are working hard on improving reliability within their „silos‟, does this produce the most reliable system from the user‟s point of view? This study set out to understand how considering reliability across the whole rail system could improve performance and reduce cost. Fortunately, the industry collects statistics on the causes of unreliability across the system – at least so far as delays are concerned – and this information was used to support interviews with the relevant stakeholders for each area.


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30/11/2010 -
30/11/2010

17:00 for 17:30
Railway Interest Group


Network Rail's office in 40 Melton Street, London NW1 2EE
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SE Business Case to Implementation - 3 years on


A presentation on one of the first pieces of research done examing the value of SE in rail. It is also examines the organisational implentation of Systems Engineering in a 'traditional' rail organsiation and provides a view 3 years on from publishing.
Presented by Kuldeep Gharatya


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07/12/2010 -
07/12/2010

All Day
Railway Interest Group


IET London: Savoy Place, 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL
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Delivering the Right Transport System: Systems Engineering and Project Management in Harmony

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled


The INCOSE UK Rail Interest Group (RIG) is proud to be working with the IET to put on a one-day seminar at the IET's premises in Savoy Place, London on Tuesday 7 December 2010.

Is transport driving – or driven by – the economy?

In order to have a direct impact on steering the economy out of recession, the industry needs to have the right overall objectives AND intelligently combine cost, carbon, customer and capacity in a way that drives the right behaviours from ‘users’.

Of course, the industry faces a very real risk of becoming a victim of the prevailing economic conditions and the urge to cut, rather than invest intelligently.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology are pleased to present this one day seminar, in conjunction with representatives from the International Council on Systems Engineering’s (INCOSE) Rail Interest Group.

Join us at the headquarters of the IET for a seminar that will break down the typical project lifecycle, exploring good practice in “delivering the right transport system” and how this has been practically achieved with Systems Engineering and Project Management working in harmony.

  • How do Governments and Stakeholders get the Transport System they want?
  • How do we ensure that the financial crisis does not dwarf the ticking time bomb of Global Warming?
  • Can we realistically put Carbon at the heart of our commercial decisions?
  • How have successful transport projects blended Systems Engineering and Project Management to deliver what was required – on time and on budget?

Book your place at this conference today – discounts are available for INCOSE members..

15/12/2010 -
15/12/2010

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


licensed premises tba, London
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A Lighter-Hearted 'End-of-term' event

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled


31/01/2011 -
31/01/2011

1300H-1800H
Railway Interest Group


venue to be advised in central London
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INCOSE International Workshop: Transportation Working Group (London Satellite Session)


The RIG has strong connections with the INCOSE Transportation Working Group (TWG) and many RIG members are also TWG members. The TWG is an international working group, established to promote the development and tailored application of Systems Engineering (SE) best practices to ground transportation systems, with emphasis on roadways, rail, bus and metro. Generally its business is done by email and teleconference but INCOSE runs an International Workshop every year which provides an opportunity for working group members to meet face-to-face and accelerate progress. This year the International Workshop is being held in Phoenix, Arizona between 29th January and 1st February and the TWG will be there.

The RIG is pleased to offer the opportunity for UK members who cannot get to Phoenix but can get to London to participate in one of the TWG's workshops remotely. This is a rare opportunity to gain an insight into what is happening in SE in ground transportation at an international level and to work with key players to influence the direction of this work.


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04/03/2011 -
04/03/2011

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


London Underground’s offices at 55 Broadway. London SW1H 0BD
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The Systems Engineer of the Future: A View from the President-Elect


John A. Thomas is president-elect of INCOSE and a Senior Vice President and chief systems engineer of Booz Allen Hamilton. He leads teams that plan and execute multi-million dollar complex system programs. His clients include U.S. government and industries worldwide. John’s current focus is supporting complex systems development activities for the U.S. federal government. John will discuss the skills and wisdom required from future system engineers to operate successfully across the roles demanded within the program management organizations, responsible for development and deployment of complex programs.


There are 3 Documents for this event, click here to view
21/03/2011 -
21/03/2011

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Invensys Rail’s offices at Euston House, 24 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1AD.
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Performance and Risk Modelling - Lessons from 30 years


Dick Vote is Chairman of the IMechE Safety and Reliability Group and a founder member of the Safety and Reliability Society where he is a member of Council. After several years doing front line engineering at sea he has increasingly specialised in performance and risk modelling. He was one of the very first users of the MoD Systems Availability Model and carried out the first validation of the predictions while also responsible for the machinery design project. His experience since then has been principally in oil and gas but also has carried out modelling for power generation and distribution systems, building services. The models have included “dynamic simulation” interactive mimics, reliability, availability and integrity assessments together with maintenance and support strategies. Aspects such as economics and revenue, from first principles are also described!

While it would be impossible to describe all this in detail in an hour, this presentation will describe the journey, the successes and the lessons learned and show how modelling using commercially available spreadsheets can be of advantage to the reliability and safety professional.



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07/06/2011 -
07/06/2011

1000H to 1500H
Railway Interest Group


Euston, London
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Responding to the whole system challenges of the McNulty rail value for money study


The McNulty report is due to be published in mid-May, proposing a range of changes to GB mainline rail. It is expected to recommend the need for a more whole systems, whole life approach to managing railway assets and enhancement programmes.

Whilst this is excellent news for systems engineers, implementation of the study recommendations is not a ‘done deal’ and will require concerted effort by railway organisations and individuals.

The aim of the workshop is to explore the McNulty recommendations and inform the systems engineering profession’s response to them. This is a chance for you to help shape that response and to meet key members of the McNulty study team and key systems engineering decision-makers.

The event is free but you do need to book. Please contact the RIG Chair, Bruce Elliott on +44 (0)7970 694043 or bruce.elliott@arbutus-tc.co.uk to book of if you have any questions.



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14/06/2011 -
14/06/2011

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


Arups offices at 8 Fitzroy Street, London,W1T 4BQ in the Emmeson Room
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A Systems Solution for Mid Tunnel Vent Shafts (LU Cooling the Tube Programme)


A previous presentation by David Steward discussed organisational options for embedding systems engineering into the team. Since then there have been significant changes to the programme and team structure. This presentation looks at how systems engineering has been embedded and addresses some of the key system issues for the programme. It will also present and example of systems definition of one of the programmes key deliverables, i.e., a Mid Tunnel Vent Shaft Upgrade.

The session covers:

  • How systems engineering was incorporated into the organisation
  • Outline definition of a Mid Tunnel Vent Shaft as a system
  • Revision of the requirements structure
  • Managing interfaces
  • Validation / Assurance


There are 2 Documents for this event, click here to view
06/07/2011 -
06/07/2011

1700H for 1730H
Railway Interest Group


UCL, London
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Crossrail: making the right decisions, picking the right technologies


Crossrail will run from Maidenhead and Heathrow, through 21 kilometres of new twin-bore tunnels under central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. It will bring an additional 1.5 million people within 45 minutes commuting distance of London's key business districts. When Crossrail opens it will increase London's rail-based transport network capacity by 10%, supporting regeneration across the capital, helping to secure London's position as a world leading financial centre, and cutting journey times across the city.

As Crossrail transforms from development to delivery, the time has come to make the big decisions that will either make or break the project. This presentation examines some of those big decisions, the issues surrounding them and why they are so important to get right at this point.



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Past Events

Time Location Details
25/05/2010 -
25/05/2010

Early Evening
Railway Interest Group


Parsons Brinckerhoff's offices at 6 Devonshire Square, London
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"The Application of SE to the Tender Phase of a Major Project", Garry Greenland, Parsons Brinckerhoff




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11/05/2010 -
11/05/2010

Early Evening
Railway Interest Group


Finnmeccanica, 39 Victoria Street, LONDON, SW1H 0EU
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"The Roots of Systems Engineering", Eddie Goddard, LU.


This is the new date for this event, previously the 16/03/2010.


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11/05/2010 -
11/05/2010

Early Evening
Railway Interest Group


Parsons Brinckerhoff, Devonshire Square, London
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"SE Business Case to Organisational Implementation", Kuldeep Gharatya, LU.


20/04/2010 -
20/04/2010

1730H for 1800H
Railway Interest Group


UCL's Engineering Building, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE
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Nimrod and the MoD: missed opportunities and lessons for rail


Nigel Murphy, Technical Director of Atkins Rail Systems Consultancy, will be relating the findings from a recent review conducted for the DfT. This examined transferable lessons from experience in the defence sector, including the recent Nimrod inquiry, for the management of safety and integrity and for the delivery of major complex programmes in rail. The current economic background poses challenges for the rail sector and these have implications for the effective delivery of rail's investment portfolio. Furthermore, increasingly aged legacy systems in rail generate real challenges for the systems engineer. Atkins' team on this review comprised a cross section of defence, rail and systems specialists as well as transport economics and planning professionals. It promises to be a stimulating and indeed thoughprovoking insight into how we might learn from failure and the sacrifice of others.


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28/02/2010 -
28/02/2010

1700 for 1730 to 1830
Railway Interest Group


London Underground, 55 Broadway
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• Reintegrating the Elephant: Using Microsoft Office to automate management of requirements


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In his presentation “Eating the Elephant: ETCS Requirements for GB railway” John Alexander of Network Rail described the Reference Design process that was implemented to elicit the GB specific requirements for the configuration of the ETCS product.  This involved the production of some 31 documents to describe various aspects of operation on the GB railway and the ETCS capabilities to be applied to those.  From these 31 documents 5 requirement sets were consolidated.

This presentation follows on from John’s and describes a number of toolsets developed by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to support and automate the processes for consolidation and documentation of the Reference Design itself and subsequent requirement specifications.

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28/02/2010 -
28/02/2010

1700 for 1730 to 1830
Railway Interest Group


London Underground, 55 Broadway
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• Reintegrating the Elephant: Using Microsoft Office to automate management of requirements


Click here to register via Eventbrite

In his presentation “Eating the Elephant: ETCS Requirements for GB railway” John Alexander of Network Rail described the Reference Design process that was implemented to elicit the GB specific requirements for the configuration of the ETCS product.  This involved the production of some 31 documents to describe various aspects of operation on the GB railway and the ETCS capabilities to be applied to those.  From these 31 documents 5 requirement sets were consolidated.

This presentation follows on from John’s and describes a number of toolsets developed by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to support and automate the processes for consolidation and documentation of the Reference Design itself and subsequent requirement specifications.

Click here to register via Eventbrite

28/02/2010 -
28/02/2010

1700 for 1730 to 1830
Railway Interest Group


London Underground, 55 Broadway
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Reintegrating the Elephant: Using Microsoft Office to automate management of requirements


Click here to register via Eventbrite

In his presentation “Eating the Elephant: ETCS Requirements for GB railway” John Alexander of Network Rail described the Reference Design process that was implemented to elicit the GB specific requirements for the configuration of the ETCS product.  This involved the production of some 31 documents to describe various aspects of operation on the GB railway and the ETCS capabilities to be applied to those.  From these 31 documents 5 requirement sets were consolidated.

This presentation follows on from John’s and describes a number of toolsets developed by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to support and automate the processes for consolidation and documentation of the Reference Design itself and subsequent requirement specifications.

Click here to register via Eventbrite

16/02/2010 -
16/02/2010


Railway Interest Group


Arup, Fitzroy Street, London
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"Systems Engineering and the UK Transport System"


Duncan Kemp, the lead systems engineer for rail in the Department for Transport, will discuss the role of systems engineering in DfT. Duncan will outline the systems engineering challenges that the DfT is facing and some of the approaches they are using to ensure a whole of life, whole systems approach to rail.


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02/02/2010 -
02/02/2010

17:00 for 17:30
Railway Interest Group


The Duke of York, 47 Rathbone Street, London W1T1NQ
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How not to do Systems Engineering


Until now, Rail Interest Group events have been designed to serve positive systems engineers who are working hard to make their project a success. We are now pleased to provide an event for the community of project saboteurs. In the informal environment of the function room at the Duke of York pub in Fitzrovia, a number of experienced systems engineers will describe their favoured systems-related method of bringing a project to its knees. There will then be an opportunity for members to describe their own preferred methods and a discussion on which is most effective. The event will finish at 1830H but informal discussions may continue over a drink or two.


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11/11/2009 -
11/11/2009

All day
Railway Interest Group


IET's premises in Savoy Place, London
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Systems Engineering in Railways


The INCOSE UK Rail Interest Group (RIG) is proud to be working with the IET to put on a one-day seminar at the IET's premises in Savoy Place, London on 11th November 2009 in 'Systems Engineering in Railways'.

The seminar, delivered by senior figures within the rail industry, will illustrate the manner in which systems engineering techniques are becoming increasingly essential for modern railway engineers. Subtitled ‘Making it work for you’, the seminar will be of value to anyone needing to understand the benefits of systems engineering techniques in a railway environment as well as providing an opportunity for systems engineers to explore the current state of the art in rail systems engineering.

There is an optional ,pre-seminar tutorial to ensure that the seminar is fully accessible to the non-expert so, after you have taken a look yourself, please consider passing the details on to any colleagues who might benefit from a better appreciation of systems engineering in railways.

The programme is available at http://www.theiet.org/events/2009/systems-engineering-prog-280909.pdf and more general details are on the IET web-site at http://www.theiet.org/events/2009/railway-systems.cfm. You will also find details of how to book your place at the seminar on this page. Please note that you cannot book for this event via INCOSE UK - the IET is handling all bookings. If you cannot find the answer to your question on one of these web pages, please contact the RIG Chair, Bruce Elliott on bruce.elliott@arbutus-tc.co.uk