Who You Will Meet

  • Director Generals
  • Directors Of Engineering
  • Directors Of Infrastructure
  • Programme Directors
  • Directors Of Technical Operations
  • Senior Internal Strategic Advisors
  • Heads Of Track
  • Heads Of Technical Innovation
  • Heads Of Asset Management
  • Heads Of Engineering Studies
  • Heads Of Network Solutions
  • Heads Of Infrastructure Reliability
  • Heads Of Maintenance and Renewals
  • Head Of Infrastructure Technology
  • Principal Engineers
  • Programme Managers
  • Diagnostic Engineer Specialists

Plus Industry Stakeholders From...

  • Engineering Contractors
  • Ballast Maintenance/Renewal Machinery Suppliers
  • Track Maintenance/Renewal Machinery Suppliers
  • Track And Fixings Component Suppliers
  • Designers And Suppliers For S&C Assets
  • Automated Measuring, Monitoring, And Inspection Technology Suppliers
  • Asset Management Tool Suppliers
  • Data Analysis Software Suppliers
  • Plant Suppliers
  • Site Surveying Equipment Suppliers
  • Plant And Machinery Rentals
  • Providers Of IT-Design Tools For Track Layout 
  • Engineering Maintenance Tool Suppliers
  • Protective Clothing Suppliers

Cost Optimisation Track Maintenance & Renewals Congress 2012

A quality, timely delivery of maintenance and engineering on track and S&C infrastructure is a prerequisite to operating a reliable and safe rail network. However, now more than ever we are faced with the dilemma of how to continue delivering improvements in performance and reliability whilst reducing whole life-cycle costs. Meeting this objective while subscribing to the EU white paper mandate for a 30% reduction on costs clearly presents the on-going challenge of increasing efficiencies in every area.

The Cost Optimisation Track Maintenance & Renewals Congress 2012 offers you a valuable opportunity to benchmark your practices, approaches and methods of working as carefully selected speakers discuss the application of their asset management tools, practices and processes for optimising cost by achieving the best possible balance between renewal and maintenance.

At this debut congress, Infrastructure Managers will convene to discuss their practices for optimising the planning, prioritisation and delivery of track infrastructure maintenance and renewals. This is a significant opportunity to engage in discussion with industry leaders and develop practical and real solutions for driving down costs whilst continuing to improve the performance capability of track infrastructure.

As the only track infrastructure congress focusing on maximising efficiencies and minimising whole life-cycle costs, don’t miss this opportunity to take invaluable transferable lessons from senior decision makers throughout the industry as they deliver presentations on their practices for planning a detailed and accurate remit of work, and the best use of technology for efficiently delivering track and S&C engineering works in a way that maximises productivity during track possessions and ensures the reliability of the infrastructure.

Agenda Snapshot:


Day One has a primary focus of optimising the prioritisation of works to enable the most beneficial distribution of resources across the entire track infrastructure. More specifically the program will look at the practical application of asset management, including how to forecast trends for proactive maintenance and how to achieve maximum lifespan and reliability performance from our asset for the minimum cost. The day continues with the a series of case studies detailing real performance and cost reduction results from end users on their use of remote monitoring and diagnostic technology, before a view into standardisation for achieving greater levels of efficiency and ultimate cost savings.

Day Two opens with a keynote address from Steve Featherstone, Track Programme Director at Network Rail. The principal topic is then on revealing solutions for optimising productivity during possessions with comprehensive planning and the best use of technology to meet output requirements, whilst driving down the unit cost for construction. The day continues by looking at the engineering solutions for maximising the lifespan and reliability performance of S&C and track assets to capitalise on the benefits of cross asset working as a key efficiency driver.


"Conference was highly topical and top end speakers, we will definitely be coming along to the next Congress."


5 Key Reasons To Attend

  • Engage in constructive high level discussions with a host of leading Infrastructure Directors, Department Heads and Principal Engineers on the best use asset information to significantly improve prioritisation and the optimal distribution of resources
  • Hear from 20+ senior decision makers from Infrastructure Owners and Operators as they share their practices for the optimal planning and use of technologies to maximise productivity during possession to considerably increase efficiencies
  • Discover innovative technologies, techniques and strategies for maintaining and renewing S&C assets to support the reduction of life cycle costs through significantly improved reliability
  • Evaluate the latest technological advances in automation and mechanisation machinery for delivering increased performance, reliability, and efficiency
  • Gain unrivalled networking opportunities at this unique congress: The only forum dedicated to maximising efficiencies in the delivery of track infrastructure maintenance and renewals
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