Digital Railways by Neil Whisler from Amey

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27 September 2017 18:30 - 21:00
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Digital Railways

The introduction of Digital Railway presents an unparalleled opportunity to develop Innovative approaches to the use of technology for both the management and delivery of Britain’s Railways.

•             How a Digital Railway is different to today’s railway

•             Digital Railway programme scope

•             Digital Railway business change scope

•             The Impact of Digital Railway technologies/ETCS will be felt across the UK Rail Industry, from train drivers to operators, to maintainers to station staff, to the manufacturers of equipment. With such a comprehensive impact on job roles, existing and new personnel will require detailed and specific training to support the raising of workforce skills levels, management of competencies, increase productivity of the UK Railway workforce and optimise return of investment of enhancement schemes.


Neil Whisler

Professional Head Rail Operations and chief engineer

•             37 years’ experience in rail operations

•             Assisting in business process improvements in management of railway systems

•             Dedicated safety professional

•             Specialist in technical services to rail infrastructure and train operations

•             Plant operations specialist

•             Lead in functional rail operations activity within Amey and Europe, providing a professional advisory and assurance capability, and advising Amey Directors.

•             Maintain an overview on developments in UK and overseas that could affect rail operations capability and economics, and the management support and consultancy provided.


Professional Head Rail Operations and chief engineer for Amey, with 37 years experience in rail operation.


Lecture Room A
Bridgwater and Taunton College
Wellington Road
United Kingdom

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