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S Stock Value Engineering: The Benefits of Co-operation

16 January 2012

S Stock Value Engineering: The Benefits of Co-operation

The new trains for the sub-surface lines of the London Underground are being built in two formations, 8-car and 7-car. The 8-car fleet is large, but even when that’s complete, there are still over 900 cars to make. In 2009, London Underground and Bombardier decided to cooperate on a value engineering exercise that sought to reduce the cost of the trains whilst improving their performance. This presentation will describe the process used, the benefits achieved and indicate the benefits that could be realised if supplier and customer were to co-operate from the start of a contract (or even before!)

Presented by Malcolm Dobell, Head of Train Systems and Permanent Way, London Underground and Geoff Bolton, S Stock Value Engineer, London Underground

Malcolm Dobell is Head of Train Systems and Permanent Way for London Underground with a long career of over 42 years. He is responsible for Rolling Stock, Signalling, Power and Track Engineering in LU. Over the years he has worked with all of LU’s rolling stock including introducing into service vehicles that are now in the museum! He is currently heavily involved in scoping the next round of Tube Upgrades which aims to bring all the best features of the S stock to the tube railway. Malcolm is a Chartered Engineer, FIMechE and is a past Chairman of the Railway Division.


Geoff Bolton is the S Stock Project Engineer for LU, having been with the company for 26 years. He has previously worked on new Rolling Stock projects for the Central and Northern line upgrades, focusing on traction and auxiliary systems, as well as a number of smaller projects. He has spent the last 7 years working on S Stock from pre-concept through to service introduction and reliability growth phases. He is a Chartered Engineer and MIET, and is currently on the organising committee for the IET’s Electric Traction School.



This lecture is free and open to all.

Clips:

L239 - S Stock Value Engineering: The Benefits of Co-operation

: Presented by Malcolm Dobell, Head of Train Systems and Permanent Way, London Underground and Geoff Bolton, S Stock Value Engineer, London Underground

Duration: 1hr 20mins