Session Details

UK: Designing HS2 for high reliability – Integration of operation and asset management

Date: 22 May 2018
Time: 16:20

HS2 is a new high-speed line currently under development which will link key cities in the UK. Opening in three phases between 2026 and 2033, the new network will connect eight of Britain’s ten largest cities, making it faster and easier to travel. Trains will run between London and Birmingham from 2026, to Crewe by 2027 and incorporate Manchester, the East Midlands and Leeds from 2033. HS2 will accommodate up to 18 trains per hour, each up to 400m in length, operating at up to 360km/h, with a contracted average lateness of no more than 30 seconds per service. Wherever possible there will be a reduction in service-critical mechanical, electrical, and control system elements and the majority of infrastructure monitoring will be completed by automated systems, with all data captured and interpreted in the Network Integrated Control Centre.

Followed by Q & A