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Rail Technical Strategy Webinar Series 2020 | Reliable and easy to maintain


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Reliable and Easy to Maintain

The Rail Technical Strategy (RTS), identifies five priorities that are key to the future of the railway and require a step change in the technical solutions. This webinar, the fourth in a series addressing each of the five identified priorities, will focus on ‘Reliable and easy to maintain’.

More reliable assets needing less out-of-service time are key to increased customer confidence and demand. Lower whole-life asset costs and increased understanding of how humans and machines can best work together, will help establish a thriving sector. The ‘Reliable and easy to maintain’ priority sets out industry goals to see reliability and availability maximised by design, remote and automatic inspection, and targeted inventions, while whole-life cost is reduced.

With a keynote address from Dyan Crowther Chief Executive Officer, HS1, join us to explore a selection of activity underway in this space and engage with this RTS functional priority and its routemap in more detail.

We invite you to explore the RTS content for this priority here.

Register to join us in discussing key issues that need to be addressed if we are to achieve our goals. The webinar link will be sent to you in the confirmation email.

The webinar will be recorded and there will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the webinar and a discussion element

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Britain’s railway must increase the speed at which research, and innovation is conducted and put into action to improve performance and reduce costs. This will be vital to attract customers back to the railway in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. The requirement to invest in forward–looking technical solutions from development to successful deployment is more prominent now than ever before.

Senior rail leaders from across the industry have reaffirmed their commitment for the shift needed in innovation set out in this latest edition of the Rail Technical Strategy (RTS). This RTS identifies five priorities that are key to the future of the railway and require a step change in the technical solutions used:

  • Easy to use for all
  • Low emissions
  • Optimised train operations
  • Reliable and easy to maintain
  • Data driven

Visit the RTS website to find out more:

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Date and Time: 01/12/2020,  15:00 - 16:30

Location: Webinar

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