Christopher McMorrow | Head of Fleet Management
Irish Rail

Christopher McMorrow, Head of Fleet Management, Irish Rail

I have been operating in the role of Head of Fleet Management of Irish Rail since 2010, with responsibility for maintenance and reliability of all IE fleets, fleet and occupational safety, and financial responsibility for all fleets.
I have responsibility for 5 maintenance depots and 3 Platform Support locations nationally with an overall workforce of over 300 staff.
The fleets consist of a mix of 600 passenger vehicles (mix of EMU/ DMU/ Carriage), 40 locomotives and 235 Freight Wagons
Prior to this, my roles were:

  •        Depot Manager, Drogheda for 4 years.
  •        Project Manager new fleet acquisitions, including 29000 DMU and MKIV carriages
I have a BENG (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, and MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering.


Rail Live! Day 1 @ 12:10

Rolling out condition based maintenance in Ireland

  • Key lessons from rolling out a remote diagnostics facility and condition based maintenance: what would we have done differently?
  • Reading your data reliably – how can rail operators optimise the data they have on their rolling stock to see the signs that maintenance is needed?
  • Moving from having a back-up maintenance plan to relying on sensor data – how can rail operators be sure in their trust of the data?

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