MetroRail 2016 - Day 1


Doors open, registration commences


Conference doors open


Nicholas Owen

Chairman’s opening remarks

Nicholas Owen, Journalist, Presenter & Rail Enthusiast, BBC
Andrew Pollins

Keynote Interview: The next phase of urban rail evolution in the city of London

Themes include:
  • Insight into how TfL plan to fund day-to-day operations through commercial revenues in the next 5 years
  • How TfL are raising £1bn of funding through property development that we can reinvest back into the London transport network
  • Opening stations up to greater commercial development – Click and Collect and Innovative advertising 
  • Learn how smart city technology can ease the way on London’s overcrowded transport system
  •  The modernisation of the capital’s transport networks and future challenges of upgrading the tube
Interviewee: Andrew Pollins, Interim Managing Director, Transport for London
Interviewer: Nicholas Owen, Journalist, Presenter & Rail Enthusiast, BBC
Joseph Giulietti

Keynote Interview: Preparing MTA for its next 100 years - rehabilitating and modernizing the system to meet the 21st century demands

Themes include:
  • Progress overview of the capital programme to date
  • Making systems smarter and more resilient while facilitating major upgrades and expansions
  • Shaping the next 20 years of regional mobility in NYC
  • Understanding the challenges associated with capital programme funding
  • How MTA is planning to achieve future projected operating efficiencies and implement key elements of the cost reduction initiatives
Interviewee: Joseph Giulietti, President – Metro North Rail Road, MTA Metro-North Railroad
Interviewer: Nicholas Owen, Journalist, Presenter & Rail Enthusiast, BBC
Alwalid Alekrish

MEGA PROJECT Presentation: Riyadh Metro: From Vision to Reality

Themes include:
  • Designing and building Riyadh’s mega project
  • Innovating station design and passenger transit
  • Integrating all metro lines with other public transport modes 
  • Overcoming construction challenges
  • Latest update on 2016 tenders for the metro
Alwalid Alekrish, Director of Construction Development Projects & Project Director of the Riyadh Metro, Arriyadh Development Authority
Frederick Kübler

Keynote Presentation: Understanding the importance of your track infrastructure to help optimise costs, improve safety and boost efficiency

Themes include:
  • Modern tracks: Boosting performance at a minimised costs of ownership
  • Metros and tramways: reference cases
  • Rollout of next generation track solutions 
Frederick Kübler, Managing Director, voestalpine Schienen GmbH


round tables

Technology and Strategy Roundtables - Click here to view tables

Participants take part in two 45 minute roundtables, brainstorming together with the expert moderator to produce their suggestions on what technology would work best for them. Topics include:
  • Energy recovery systems: what are the most efficient experiences
  • Fernando Loizaga

    Fernando Loizaga, Energy Recovery Systems Business Director, Ingeteam Traction

  • How can Diagnostic and Monitoring Technologies and premium track material improve maintenance and efficiency
  • Johannes Kreinbucher

    Johannes Kreinbucher, Chief Operating Officer, Voestalpine Signaling Zeltweg Gmbh

  • How can organisations use LTE technology to take advantage of professional broadband services?
  • Felipe Sanjuan Pasamar

    Felipe Sanjuan Pasamar, Business Development Director, Sepura Plc

  • How can transport operators maximise revenues andsupport small businesses through their unique retail estates and customer base?
  • Siobhan Jared

    Siobhan Jared, Senior Retail Category Manager, TfL

  • How can we protect our systems from the threat of cyber attacks?
  • Michele Hanson

    Michele Hanson, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Transport for London - T.F.L.

  • How can you improve safety on your metro platforms without breaking the bank?
  • Thomas Klug

    Thomas Klug, General Manager Rail Safety, Honeywell Regelsysteme GmbH

  • How can you use regenerative braking technology to power whole stations?
  • Andy Gray

    Andy Gray, Power Engineer, TFL

  • How will the next generation of CBTC manage maintenance/Work/Yellow Trains on driverless lines?
  • Nicolas PERROT

    Nicolas PERROT, Director of Metro and Light Rail Product Line, Systra

  • How you can use LTE-4G to take traditional urban rail communications out of silos and is the Paris metro SySTUF trial a success ?
  • Emanuele Di Liberto

    Emanuele Di Liberto, Director of Business Development Transportation Market, Nokia

  • Innovation process best practices: how to bring ideas to life in the corporate environment.
  • Gregorio Acero

    Gregorio Acero, Head of Quality, WMA, Bombardier Transportation

  • Passenger satisfaction & security is the basis for a successful end-to-end metro system - How could operators serve better their customers?
  • Antoine De Ryckel

    Antoine De Ryckel, Vice President, Video Security and Information (VSI), Teleste

  • TETRA/WiFi or better interoperability through LTE for mission critical voice and data?
  • Norman Frisch

    Norman Frisch, Chairman of the eLTE Industry Alliance, Marketing Director, Enterprise Business Group and Transport Sector, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd

  • What are the challenges of upgrading to fully automatic operation on an existing metro system and how can they be overcome?
  • Barrie Cottam

    Barrie Cottam, Business Development Director, Hitachi

  • What will be the future of fare collection
  • Hong-lam Nguyen

    Hong-lam Nguyen, Business Development Manager, TFL

  • What will the metro trains of the future look like?
  • Kirsty Dias

    Kirsty Dias, PriestmanGoode

    13:00-14:30 NETWORKING LUNCH





    Case study: Expanding the Moscow Metro – Key learnings from the development of 54KM of metro lines as part of the City Targeted Investment Programme

    Themes include:
    • Building 54km of metro lines, 26 stations and 7 new maintenance facilities in the next 3 years
    • Maintaining consistent funding for the construction of new lines
    • Making the Moscow the most connected underground network in the world
    Dmitriy Pegov, Head of Moscow Metro, Moscow Metro
    Rail Power

    Case study: How TfL used state-of-the-art regenerative braking technology to power an entire station

    Themes Include:
    • Creating a “world-first” and capturing 1 Megawatt hour of energy per day
    • How the technology could help save £6m every year in  energy costs
    • Future adoption across different lines
    Andy Gray, Power Engineer, TFL

    What can we learn from electronic warfare to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber attack?

    • Where are the weakest parts of your computerised telecommunication systems?
    • Learning from the practice of other industries to successfully protect our urban rail networks
    • Investing in long-term cyber security measures to analyse machine behaviour so we can pre-empt attacks
    David Stupples, Professor, City University London

    Package 3 Riyadh Metro Project. 8 organizations, 38 nationalities, 22 Languages- One team

    Themes include:
    • Managing stakeholder relationships to develop 64KM of track and 69 driverless trains
    • Adopting new technologies and new ways of working to deliver the project on time
    • Main points to meeting key stakeholders needs and expectations on time
    Jaime Freyre de Andrade, Project Director, FAST Consortium
    Rail Power

    Case study: Regenerative braking on the Trimet Portland-Milwaukie light rail line

    Themes include:
    • Employing an industry leading approach to sustainable design
    • Using the first supercapacitor in the United States to harness regenerative energy for light rail
    • Expanding the principles learned into future projects
    Leah Robbins, Director of Capital Projects, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (Tri-Met)

    Improving safety, reliability and efficiency on your network by ensuring optimum performance of CBTC and legacy systems. Themes include:

    Themes include:
    • Maintaining safety and reliability when integrating new technology into your network
    • Developing futureproof networks while managing the cost and complexity of projects
    • How can we deliver higher capacity and meet the growing needs of our networks through CBTC integration?
    Moderator: Francis How, Chief Executive Officer, Institution of Railway Signal Engineers
    Claus Rehfeld Moshoj, Managing Director, Aarhus Letbane Is Tramways In Denmark
    Chris NUTTALL, Senior Business Development Manager, Thales
    Johan Von Schantz, Technical Director, Stockholm Public Transport
    David Stupples, Professor, City University London
    Vinod Bhatia, Director, Indian Railways

    What is coming to your station? The evolution of platform safety solutions

    • What new applications are there for this technology?
    • Is there a more cost effective alternative to screen doors?
    • Safety Improvements for legacy systems
    Thomas Klug, General Manager Rail Safety, Honeywell Regelsysteme GmbH
    Rail Power

    How to improve the performance of existing transport systems by introducing new drive systems technology into your existing rolling stock

    • Understanding the effects of retractioning
    • What alternative technologies are there to extend mission profile and reduce energy consumption?
    • Improving reliability and availability with new technology and system solutions 
    Ola Torstensson, Director Platform Management, Bombardier Transportation







    Project Case Study: Expanding the Warsaw Metro

    Themes include:
    • Challenges of extending line 2 each end of the east-west line
    • Plans for a future 60 six-car trains
    • Further planned extensions adding three more stations
    Jerzy Lejk, President of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Warsaw Metro Ltd.
    Rail Power

    Case study: Harvesting energy from floor tiles to power low-voltage local applications at Saint Omer train station, France

    Themes include:
    • Harnessing and converting kinetic energy from commuters footsteps to create a sustainable energy source
    • Challenges of implementing the largest permanent install of the technology to date
    • Future applications that could play a key role in smart cities of the future
    Laurence Kemball-Cook, Chief Executive Officer, Pavegen Systems

    Successfully planning new projects and meeting deadlines when implementing CBTC projects

    • What factors should be considered to ensure that the right solution is chosen for each application
    • What tools are available to optimise cost and implementation time eg simulation
    • Strategies to ensure effective use of systems and processes by the control centre and roving staff
    Claus Rehfeld Moshoj, Managing Director, Aarhus Letbane Is Tramways In Denmark
    Commercial Innovation

    How commercial innovation is helping the UKs largest tram network run without public subsidies?

    • Offering value for money while balancing the need to run the service with no public subsidy
    • Reinvesting revenue back into the multi-billion pound network projects
    • Making more money per journey 
    Peter Cushing, Metrolink Director, Transport for Greater Manchester

    Completing a transformational rail link through London in record time - getting Crossrail operational and delivering a whole new fleet of trains

    • Past the halfway point - delivering Europe's largest infrastructure project in its final stages
    • Implementing a high performing and reliable new fleet of trains to London's rail network
    • Using intellegent on-train energy management systems to regerate energy back in the supply when braking
    Danny Fox, Deputy Director Operations, Crossrail Ltd
    Rail Power

    Case study: Calgary light rail network’s approach to renewable energy

    •          A busy LRT system with a downtown transit modal split is 50 percent
    •          100% run on Renewable Energy
    •          The Green Line $4.6 Billion Capital for the 40 Km , 28 station low floor LRT with storage and maintenance facility
    •          Planning ahead to ensure the Green line is powered sustainably
    Malcom Logan, General Manager, The City Of Calgary

    Case study: Introducing CBTC technology onto the Indian Railway networks

    • Bringing CBTC to india – Securing better technologies for anti-collision and safer travel
    • Using built in redundancies to deal with component failures
    • Future rail modernisation projects in India 
    Vinod Bhatia, Director, Indian Railways
    Commercial Innovation

    Driving a commercial approach to transport assets – providing long-term revenues to support investment

    • Set out the scale of the opportunity to deliver revenue while providing homes and jobs
    • Provide details of TfL’s fresh approach to securing non-fare revenue
    • The importance of commercial and operational teams working in partnership
    Graeme Craig, Director of Commercial Development,, Transport for London

    Enhancing the passenger experience in Metro operations

    • How has the use of design innovation contributed to enhancing the passenger environment
    • With ever rising customer expectations, how can passenger needs of the future be best met?
    • How World Class performance is achieved and what are the future opportunities for continued performance enhancement?
    Niall Simmons, Head Of Engineering Bids, Bombardier
    Rail Power

    Understanding how your network could apply and optimize the applications of a railway smart grid

    • Learn how railway lines, stations and electrical grids can become connected
    • Get the most from your investments considering technical solutions and the energy market
    • Hear case studies of State-of- the-art solutions applied to business projects
    Jerome Baert, Systems engineer, Systra
    Chafika Bekhaled, Head of the power supply team, Systra

    Case study: Upgrading Vienna’s ATO system to unattended train operation using CBTC

    • Planning the upgrade: what are the main considerations from an operator’s perspective?
    • What do we expect to be the main benefits from added CBTC operation on the network?
    • What are the issues that we are anticipating in the upgrade and what could be the solutions?
    Nikolaus Panzera, Operation Manager, Wiener Linien

    Smart traction system upgrade solutions for mass transit

    • Offering new solutions in energy-savings
    • Improving availability and reducing overall life cycle cost
    • Maintaining minimal impact on rail operation during retrofit
    Thomas Huggenberger, Product Management, ABB
    Rail Power

    Case study:How Ferrocarril de Pacifico are using a solar powered train detection system

    Themes include:
    • Assessing the viability of the project from a technical and economic perspective
    • Using the first wheel sensors on the market with solar and wireless capabilities
    • Future modernisation projects
    Ivan Duque, Signalling Manager, Ferrocarril del Pacifico SAS FDPH

    Mission Critical Communications over TETRA and LTE

    • Sepura provide mission critical TETRA radio systems in many mass transit infrastructures
    • A current project combines LTE with the existing TETRA system on the Bilbao Metro
    • Real time CCTV video is transferred over LTE from stations and trains to the control room and mobile staff
    • Implementation of LTE technology is complimenting the security already provided by TETRA systems
    Felipe Sanjuan Pasamar, Business Development Director, Sepura Plc
    Wilhelm Landerholm

    The Commuter Prognosis, Big Data and Internet of Things – what is all the fuss about?

    • Automatically predict delays in the Stockholm commuter rail, up to two hours before they occur: the commuter prognosis.
    • Using patterns from historical data to predict where trains will be at specific times
    • Understanding what is behind the buzzwords Big Data and Internet of Things and how these will impact the travel and commuter industry.
    Wilhelm Landerholm, Founder, Queue


    last published: 05/Jun/17 14:25 GMT