Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

CTRL: Progress and Introduction

21 April 2008

The talk is organised with elements of both Infrastructure and Rolling Stock aspects, so as to provide an overall system view of the CTRL Project. It will examine the geography and constraints of construction of high speed line in the Southeast of England and the operation of the line. A case study of two examples of the construction challenges and a review of the maintenance standards and future requirements will be presented to highlight key features. Also, the new Hitachi built Class 395 bullet trains are due to enter full service in December 2009. This
exciting project involves the development of an existing Japanese Design to work on the UK infrastructure to European Standards.

In addition a new depot and servicing facility has been built to supply world class support to the trains which changes the approach to train maintenance. The challenges faced and the use of innovation to design support to this world class operation, will be discussed.

Meet the Speakers

Andy joined the London Underground Ltd Rolling Stock training scheme in 1990. After completing his training he worked on the Central Line 1992 tube stock introduction. Andy also worked in Fleet Maintenance and operations areas and managed the transfer of the Waterloo and City line from BR to LUL.

In 1997, Andy joined GNER as a Shift Production Manager at Bounds Green before moving to become the Project Manager for the Class 91 locomotive refurbishment.

Andy moved to Bombardier Transportation as a General Manager in the Fleet Maintenance Division and then joined the newly formed Strategic Rail Authority in 2001 as Rolling Stock Engineering Manager. Andy took up his current role with Hitachi Europe Ltd as Head of Maintenance Delivery in January 2005 where he is responsible for managing the European Services Division.

Richard is General Manager of Network Rail (CTRL), looking after the organisation that operates and maintains HS1. He took over in December 2007 and was Head of Track and Civil Engineering for 5 years before that, joining the CTRL to set up the maintenance organisation and to sit as Professional Head on the section 2 System Review Panel.

Prior to that Richard spent 3 years with Balfour Beatty Rail Maintenance as Track Engineer and later as an Area Maintenance Engineer. He joined BR in 1991 on the Civil Engineering Graduate Scheme and gained Chartered Status in 1995.



: Richard Schofield, Director CTRL, Network Rail & Andy Barr, Head of Maintenance Delivery, Hitachi Europe

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