Systems Expansion Whilst Minimising Disruption to Existing Operations

01 July 2014

Abstract

This paper discusses the importance of careful planning for proposed expansion of major railway systems. Board level commitment, the appointment of a dedicated task team and selection and mobilisation of an experienced delivery entity are covered.

The paper introduces systems expansion execution essentials, pre-enabling works and the controlled expansion process. The importance of risk mitigation planning, early operator engagement and regular stakeholder communications are highlighted along with learning and sharing lessons with others in the railway industry.

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