Developing High Speed Two : The strategy and technologies behind Britain’s new railway

Thursday 26 April 2012

Institution of Mechanical Engineers
1 Birdcage Walk
SW1H 9JJ United Kingdom

Keynote speaker: Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Transport

Delegates will hear about the process, governance and the responsibility of quality engineering.

Whether you are a railway designer, supplier or just a supporter of HS2, this event will help you to better understand the challenges faced and the future needs of a potential major employer.

Speakers include:

Professor Roderick A Smith
Jim Steer, Director, Greengauge 21 & Steer Davies Gleave
Andrew McNaughton, Technical Director, HS2 Ltd
Richard Carney, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
Ignacio Barron, Director Passengers & High Speed Department, UIC
Jean-Francois Paix, Deputy Director of Major Projects Planning Division, SNCF-Voyages
Andrew Went, Head of Route Engineering, HS2 Ltd
Sabina Nizamuddin, environmental Assessment and GIs Advisor, HS2 Ltd
Tim Smart, Director – International High Speed Rail, CH2M Hill
Terry Johnson, Aerodynamics Engineer, RSSB
Rupert Walker, Network Rail
Peter Moth, Senior Transpor Planner, Transport for London

Topics include:

The wide case for high speed rail
Designing the route alignment
Main principles and experience from around the world
Experience in developing HSR system in France
Experience in developing HSR system in France
Developing High Speed Rail for Great Britain
Route optioneering, consultation and the hybrid bill
Delivering a sustainable solution
Challenges & Lessons Learned from HS1
Aerodynamic issues
Key interface challenges

Attending this event will help you:

Understand strategy and development plans for HS2
Explore the technical and operational developments necessary to deliver a safe, groundbreaking railway, ready for the next 120 years.
Exposure to emerging technologies
The challenge of working towards a Hybrid Bill Submission

Technical Advantages

Develop an understanding of the differences between conventional and high speed railway systems
Learn about the planning and implementation of major new railway schemes in the UK
Exposure to emerging technologies-
Identify where further technological advances could make high speed rail more efficient and effective
Understand the scale of technical expertise required to support this programme long term

Who should attend

Engineers , designers and operators
Rail consultants and contractors
Rail industry suppliers and manufacturers


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