18 January 2018
18:15 - 20:30
  • 2018-01-18 18:15:00 2018-01-18 20:30:00 Europe/London Delivering the world's most complex and challenging signalling upgrade Don't forget to book your place on the APM website Thales, Manor Royal, Crawley RH10 9HA Thales
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Delivering the world's most complex and challenging signalling upgrade

Thales, Manor Royal, Crawley RH10 9HA

Thales is a key contributor to the London Underground Four Lines Modernisation (4LM) programme through its delivery of a modern signalling system. Working on the oldest underground lines (Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) is no mean feat.

The Automatic Train Control (ATC) project will deliver a capacity increase benefit of 32 trains per hour in central London by 2022 and provide an integrated communication system.

Join the Thales project delivery team for an overview of what makes this project so challenging, why it is important to London and learn a little bit about how modern metro signalling systems work. The event will take you on a journey through all aspects of the project, covering both the delivery strategy and some of the many constraints that working on a live railway introduces, including:

  • How the Thales SelTracTM communications-based train control system will enable a peak-hour capacity boost of 33% across these four key lines.
  • The logistical challenge of carrying out on-site works during engineering hours, which is a mere three hours per night, while maintaining an excellent safety record in a hazardous environment.
  • The need to retrofit and test 191 operational passenger trains to include on-board signalling equipment.
  • Building a state-of-the-art training facility and delivery of a suite of courses to adequately prepare London Underground drivers and maintainers for the new system.
  • The pull through of experience gleaned from successfully upgrading the signalling systems of the Northern and Jubilee lines.
  • The collaboration and project leadership that is required to manage and deliver all interdependencies.

The evening will be hosted by Andrew Dalgleish, who is a project director for Thales, responsible for the leadership of the engineering team and delivery of the rolling stock and Metropolitan Line sections of the 4LM programme.

For this presentation Andrew will be supported by members of his project management team who have all received their training through the Thales Graduate Development Programme:

Daniel Gilderthorp is a senior project manager and has over 10 years of project delivery experience within both the Thales defence and transportation business units.

Lily Blake is a project manager for the System Solution team responsible for hardware and system acceptance. Lily has been with Thales for 4 years, previously specialising in transport research project delivery.

Alex Stockill is an assistant project manager responsible for the fitment and testing of 192 passenger vehicles with the on-board signalling equipment for 4LM.

This event is suitable for professionals of all levels of experience.

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Previous presentations and webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels.


APM Body of Knowledge reference

Section Description
Programme management
Strategic management

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