29 October

09:00-10:30  PARALLEL SESSION 5 MAINTENANCE
Maintenance has always been a significant cost driver, the “invisible” guarantee for reliability and quality of service. Modern smart equipments are bringing about a paradigm shift through their ability to inform precisely about assets’ technical status in real time. Condition-based maintenance can increase cost efficiency, but requires a profound reshaping of maintenance organisation and processes.

Chair: Ricardo CARDENAS, Senior Manager of Systems and Electric Power Maintenance, Metro de Santiago, Santiago, Chile

  • Predictive infrastructure maintenance activities in Vienna
    Andreas OBERHAUSER, Head of Business Unit Infrastructure inspection, Wiener Linien, Vienna, Austria
  • Smart railway maintenance in Japan
    Kenichi YOSHIDA, Manager, Technical Center, Research and Development Center of JR East Group, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Are trains to be scrapped when spare parts are missing? Criticality of obsolescence management
    Lambert VAN OUWERKERK, Sales Manager, Strukton Rolling Stock, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • IT-driven Service Solutions deliver highest Availability and cost optimisation
    Johannes EMMELHEINZ, CEO, Siemens Mobility Services, Erlangen, Germany

09:00-10:30  PARALLEL SESSION 6 ENERGY
Energy represents 15 to 20% of the operation expenditures of railways. If operation of rail transport is to remain cost-effective, all options for smart energy use have to be explored and exploited: operational measures as well as technologies.

Chair: Paolo CARBONE, Public Transport Capital Programmes Manager, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

  • Boosting the Victoria Line’s energy efficiency
    Andrew GRAY, Power Engineer, London Underground, London, United Kingdom
  • Eco-driving strategies for rail – feedback  from Turkey
    Suleyman ACIKBAS, General Manager, RailSis Engineering & Consultancy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Way-side system for regenerative braking to cut CO2 and your energy bill
    Nozomu ASHIDA, Deputy Director, East Japan Railway Company, Paris, France
  • Energy-optimisation centred train refurbishment
    Thorsten BOMKE, Market Portfolio Director Services, Alstom, Saint-Ouen, France

11:00-12:30  PARALLEL SESSION 7 LIGHT RAIL
Over the last three decades, LRT has proved to be a successful solution to offer high quality transport services and a powerful tool to boost urban regeneration. Evolution in the last years and in years to come shows that new continents are following the same path and the future looks bright. This session will allow to take stock of recent evolution or of the long-lasting impact of smart Light Rail.

Chair: Istvan CSUZI, Chairman UITP Light Rail Assembly and Director General, Oradea Transport Local, Oradea, Romania

  • What 20 years of LRT renaissance have to say about mobility behaviours in Ile-de-France?
    Crystal LANGLOIS, Urban mobility and rail projects analyst, RATP, Paris, France
  • Building the total transit network in the Valley of the Sun
    Stephen R. BANTA, Chief Executive Officer, Valley Metro, Phoenix, United States of America
  • The latest Munich trams – challenges and experiences
    Christoph KLAES, Head of Light Rail, eBus & VAL, Siemens AG - Mobility, Erlangen, Germany

11:00-12:30  PARALLEL SESSION 8 DELIVERY OF LARGE RAIL PROJECTS
This session will present best practices and innovative solutions to deliver large rail projects. How can industry suppliers better support operators and authorities. What new smart cooperative models can be put in place? How early should the operator be involved?

Chair: Hervé MAZZONI, Product Lines Director, Systra, France

  • The FasTracks expansion programme in Denver
    Richard CLARKE, Executive Officer, Program Management, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, Los Angeles, United States of America
  • Modernisation of first and second generation trains in Singapore
    Mario FAVAITS, Senior Vice President, SMRT Corporation Ltd. and Managing Director, Singapore Rail Engineering Pte Ltd., Singapore
  • Al Sufouh tram: Delivering the first catenary-free tram in the Gulf region
    Hervé MAZZONI, Product Lines Director, Systra, Paris, France
  • Drawing lessons from large projects for an optimised turnkey metro solution
    Jean-François BLANC, Systems & Concessions Development Director, Alstom, Paris, France

14:00-15:30  PLENARY SESSION 3 CEO DISCUSSION ON FINANCING
Ensuring adequate funding is crucial in a context of growing demand and increasing quality expectations from customers. Ensuring a viable future critically relies on the capacity of the sector to combine funding considerations with the development of a new business model and the integration of public transport with other urban policies. The topic provides ample food for an exciting discussion among well-known CEOs of railway companies of various profiles. Can they find the key to provide a winning mix for public transport?

Moderator: Julian WARE, Senior Principal, Transport for London, London, United Kingdom

  • Luigi LEGNANI, Chairperson UITP Regional and Suburban Railways Assembly and General Manager, Ferrovie Nord Milano, Milan, Italy
  • S.D. SHARMA, Director Business Development, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., New Delhi, India
  • Jaroslav DURIS, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dopravni Podnik hlm Praha, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Harald ZWETKOFF, President, ViaQuatro, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Bruno AUGER, Director Rail, Keolis, Paris, France

16:00-17:30  PLENARY SESSION 4 SUPPLIER - OPERATOR DEBATE: WHAT TO EXPECT TOMORROW FOR RAIL?
Railways are intricate systems and their technical complexity is increasing. To deliver affordable railways, smart cooperation is required between suppliers and operators. This debate will bring together top senior figures of both sides to discuss critical issues such as product quality and reliability, homologation and acceptance processes, partnership for maintenance, new business practice, payment and warranty, etc.

Moderator: Chris JACKSON, Editor-in-Chief, International Railway Gazette

Panelists:

  • Sandra GOTT-KARLBAUER, CEO Urban Transport, Siemens, Vienna, Austria
  • Guido VOGEL, Technical Director, Skoda Transportation Germany, Munich, Germany
  • Thomas SIEGEMUND, Director, CTO Vehicle Platforms, Metro, Bombardier Transportation, Hennigsdorf, Germany
  • François CHAMBERLAND,  Executive Director, Société de Transport de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  • Dipl.-Ing. Paul LEHMANN, Chair of VDV Rail Vehicle Committee, Würzburger Straßenbahn GmbH, Würzburg, Germany
  • Richard KEEFE, General Manager – Rolling Stock Fleet, MTR Corporation Ltd., Hong Kong, China

CLOSING THE CASE FOR RAIL

Alain FLAUSCH, Secretary General, UITP

19:30  GALA DINNER (NOCKHERBERG TRADITIONAL BAVARIAN BREWERY)