Richard Aaroe, CEO, WaveTrainSystems (WTS)


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Richard Aaroe, CEO, WaveTrainSystems (WTS)

  1. 1. How to Reduce Risk at Level Crossings Richard Aaroe CEO WaveTrain Systems (WTS)
  2. 2. The Game Changer in Railroad Industry Public Safety and Security at Level Crossings Richard Aaroe, CEO London – 06.03.2014 Protecting Level Crossings with cutting edge technology – Game Changing solutions
  3. 3. 1. The Challenge!
  4. 4. It happens all the time, what need to be done?
  5. 5. Number of unprotected Level Crossings ● UK, approx. 7 000 unsecured ● Europe = 120 000 unsecured ● USA = 130 000 ● ● ● ● Asia = ? Africa = ? South America = ? Australia = ? ● World Wide = 1 000 000 (data from UIC)
  6. 6. Social costs per year – Accidents & Causalities o Accidents and causalities per year = Huge Costs ● Europe ≈ 1,4 billion € related to 1246 accidents and 330 casualties Costs per accident and casualties in total for Europe 1,600,000,000 1,400,000,000 1,200,000,000 EURO 1,000,000,000 800,000,000 600,000,000 400,000,000 200,000,000 0 Costs due to accidents Value loss of 1 person who dies Type of Incident Totalcosts for accidents and casualties
  7. 7. 2. Network Rails social responsibility
  8. 8. Do you think or do you do? o Common understanding from Railway authorities: ● ● ● ● ● Someone dear to be first? Learning from others? Use novel technology? Do they have competence in using new technology? How can the hurdle for new technology approach decrease? o How many lives will we loose before infrastructure improves?
  9. 9. Do you think or do you do? o What Network Rail did: We want to be the first We want to learn Yes we need new technology We build new processes to speed up implementation of new technologies ● Allowed WaveTrain® Systems to use their infrastructure and test prototypes ● ● ● ● o We don’t want to loose any more than we do today. Numbers to be reduced!
  10. 10. NR addressing the problem and having programs o Established a program with the goal of reducing risk at level crossing with 25% over a period of 4 years o Searching for new solutions and technology which help them achieving the goal, with huge reduction in costs and timeframe o Quote from CP5 strategy on Level Crossing: ● In CP5 we plan to reduce significantly the risk from the public misuse at level crossings by upgrading the protection at high risk locations, extending the programme of work started in CP4. The prioritisation of the type and timing of enhancements is informed by a whole life cost model specifically developed to support cost benefit appraisals for level crossings.
  11. 11. How to utilize funds more efficiently o Saving on investment by using novel technology: 5,000,000 4,500,000 4,000,000 3,500,000 3,000,000 Client 1 = 3400 2,500,000 Client 2 = 7000 2,000,000 Client 3 = 5000 1,500,000 Client 4 = 3800 1,000,000 Client 5 = 2500 500,000 0 Conventional systems WTS LCWS Savings
  12. 12. Outcome as of date - NR o Installed 48 level crossing systems based upon new and novel technology in Anglia Route o 60 further systems to be delivered to Anglia, Sussex and Kent Routes o Framework Call-Off Agreement signed with some suppliers, enable NR to achieve their goals o Very positive feedback from users who states: ● “I do feel more secure when having a warning signal and not only use “Stop, Look and Listen” before crossing
  13. 13. Old Method using New Technology Is the Train coming? o Revolutionary and Innovative solution based upon new novel technology ● Strongly focused on quality ● Focus on simplicity and reduced complexity with no reduction on quality ● Reduce investment and cost with up to 90-95% from buying todays systems Old method, new technology – the new ”Sophisticated Indians”
  14. 14. WTS Level Crossing Warning System (WTS LCWS)
  15. 15. 3. Users and Change of their behaviour
  16. 16. Commissioned site – WhiteHouse (Sheringham) • New signs & lights
  17. 17. Another location - Dock Lane near Melton • New signs • New lights • New sound
  18. 18. WTS Mobile Train Detection System (MTDS)
  19. 19. 3. Public Safety
  20. 20. Increased Public Safety, and benefits o Better warning and protection system gives less restrictions for train operators, which leads to more train services o CCTV cameras can be mounted to prevent incidents on a higher level o No cabling gives no reason for theft which give less reduction of train services o Connection directly to train operation central can be done
  21. 21. Problem with Cable Theft? o Our systems do not require any cabling! No cables … nothing to steal!
  22. 22. Dock Lane • • Distance from crossing to cabinets, approx. 15m Sensors fitted straight from cabinets
  23. 23. 5. Summary
  24. 24. Network Rail – The first Believers of new tech
  25. 25. Those who made it possible
  26. 26. Products & Solutions o Our advantages and solution set apart from today’s conventional solutions by: ● No cabling along the rails in each direction from the level crossing − Substantial reduced installation time − Reduced need for maintenance − Substantial lower cost for the operators, both purchase and maintenance ● Proactive and not reactive solution, detect trains in advance ● Multi solution in terms of several possibilities − − − − Mobile solution for work purposes along rails and tracks Vehicles detection (speed, type of vehicle, direction, numbers) Sending real-time system status information to SLA partner Part of security level crossing ● High security towards theft and vandalism because of hidden components
  27. 27. Thank You for Your attention! o Webpage: o Email: o Phone: +47 22 77 99 40 A unique warning and signaling system for the World! Be exited - follow WTS!