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Sheila Fennel, Interfleet Technology: Transition from Design and Construction (D&C) to Operations and Maintenance (O&M)

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Sheila Fennel , Business Leader – Urban Transport, Interfleet Technology delivered this presentation at the 2014 Light Rail conference in Melbourne. Across the globe the conception and delivery of …

Sheila Fennel , Business Leader – Urban Transport, Interfleet Technology delivered this presentation at the 2014 Light Rail conference in Melbourne. Across the globe the conception and delivery of light rail projects has been growing at an incredible rate. Seen as an efficient and sustainable way to alleviate the congestion that cripples the expansion of many key urban zones, light rail is fast becoming a central solution in the evolution of Australia's major urban areas. In order to work towards a congestion free future, it is imperative that federal and state governments support light rail projects.

Light Rail 2014 explored all the possible funding options for light rail projects, while also looking at international case studies, the latest rolling stock, braking technology, among many more. For more information about the event, please visit the conference website: http://www.informa.com.au/lightrailconference

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  • 1. Rail. Right through © Interfleet Technology 2013
  • 2. Interfleet Technology Pty Ltd Light Rail 2014 The Transition from Construction to Operations Sheila Fennell Business Leader Urban Trasnport Rail. Right through © Interfleet Technology 2013
  • 3. Rail. Right through © Interfleet Technology 2013
  • 4. Outline •  •  •  •  •  •  Luas – Dublin Blackpool - UK Technical Commercial Resourcing Media / Political Rail. Right through © Interfleet Technology 2013
  • 5. Case Study – Luas Dublin •  Opened in 2004 •  Three extensions – one under construction •  36.5km •  54 stops •  66 40m Citadis trams •  30m pax/year •  Revenues cover operating costs Rail. Right through © Interfleet Technology 2013
  • 6. Luas Lessons Learnt •  Safety –  Transfer of Safety Case to Operator –  Construction works ongoing during driver training –  Incident prior to opening of 2nd line •  Technical –  Sate supplied ticketing equipment –  Radio system –  Traffic signalling Rail. Right through © Interfleet Technology 2013
  • 7. Luas Lessons Learnt •  Resources –  Mobilisation of Operator –  Driver training –  Staff attrition –  Training of O&M staff •  Political/PR –  Opening day event –  Overcrowding –  Negative to positive media Rail. Right through © Interfleet Technology 2013
  • 8. Blackpool UK •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Rail. Right through © Interfleet Technology 2013 127 year old system Upgrade works 2009 –2013 18km 37 stops 16 32m Flexity trams Government funded Local private operator of buses and tram
  • 9. Blackpool Lessons Learnt •  Operator –  Step change in technology –  Staff turnover •  Safety –  Historical exceptions to safety regulations –  Steep learning curve, SMS, interaction with regulator Rail. Right through © Interfleet Technology 2013
  • 10. Blackpool Lessons Learnt •  Technical –  Training refresher courses •  Contractual –  Non approved spares impact on warranty •  PR –  Success of new system from day one –  Moving to new timetable Rail. Right through © Interfleet Technology 2013
  • 11. Commercial •  Payment mechanism •  Completion and Close out •  System Site •  Local Authorities •  Management of PPP contract in O&M phase Rail. Right through © Interfleet Technology 2013
  • 12. Conclusion •  Resources •  Safety •  Program sufficient time for technical rectification •  Plan for success Rail. Right through © Interfleet Technology 2013

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