Local rail and flooding preparedness

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  • Workshop
25/09/2017
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26/09/2017
Berlin
  • Germany

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Operation recovery and asset protection in flooding-exposed rail properties

Harsh weather events like heavy rains, storms, hurricanes or tsunamis lead to increased frequency in flooding scenarios that affect operation and damage assets. There is therefore a need for local rail companies to prepare themselves and anticipate such events to avoid/reduce the level of damage and disruption, that is to become more resilient.

Preparation and preparedness to such events needs to be tackled strategically from top management down to front-line staff and has to address various time horizons:

  • How to prepare to reduce operation disruption and restore service? (short term)
  • How to protect existing assets? (medium term)
  • How to design and build resilient (new) assets? (long-term)

The workshop will feature senior representatives from agencies with a flooding record and experience in flood impact management and will allow to hear and learn from them first hand.

Target group: Local rail operating companies, experts, authorities, rail manufacturers, manufacturers of subsystems and components

The technical visit and official dinner are kindly hosted by Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG).

 

Speakers: 

Projjal DUTTA, Director Sustainable Initiatives, MTA New York City Transit, New York, United States of America

Anthony FERNIHOUGH, Head of Profession (Pumps & Drainage), London Underground, United Kingdom
Gautier BRODEO, Senior Manager, RATP, Paris, France
Witoon HATAIRATANA, Deputy Managing Director, Operations & Engineering (Rail), Bangkok Expressway and Metro plc, Bangkok, Thailand
Petr KYSILKO, Head of Equipment and Metro Protection System, DPP, Prague, Czech Republic
Frank MÜLLER EBERSTEIN, on behalf of Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB), Dresden, Germany
Jörn SCHWARZE, Technical Director, Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe, Cologne, Germany
Osamu SUZUKI, Manager, Facilities Department, East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Tokyo, Japan
Klaus TÖPFER, former German Environment Minister (1987-1994) and Executive Director of UNEP (1998-2006)

 

Programme: 

 

MONDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

13:00  Technical visit

13:00  Meeting point: Hotel Amano

13:15  Departure by bus

14:00  OCC Metro

- Short presentation of the metro system in Berlin

- How does the metro deal with heavy rains?

- Regulation, schedule organisation, stand-by duty

- Short visit OCC metro

15:15  Ride to U55 with stops at several stations,

- Short explanation of various anti-flooding solutions implemented,

- Station Magdalenenstraße, Güntzelstraße, Berliner Rathaus (latter in construction)

17:00  U55 line

- Explanation on the use of “protection chamber” at BVG

- Description of the specificities of U55 line

18:15  Metro flooding training facilities at Jungfernheide station

- “Protection chamber” – practical demonstration of use, as it is not possible on line U55

19:00  End of the visit; Ride to metro museum and dinner on the spot

19:00  Dinner at Metro Museum

22:00  Back to hotel by public transport

TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

9:00   Registration, Coffee, welcome

9:30   Introduction and setting the scene

  • Welcome
    Dr. Sigrid Evelyn NIKUTTA, CEO, BVG, Berlin, Germany
     
  • Harsh Climate, urban rail and resilience – a UITP perspective
    Laurent DAUBY, Rail Director, UITP, Brussels, Belgium
     
  • Keynote speech: understanding weather and flood risks, their social and economic impact and prognosis
    Prof.-Dr. Klaus TÖPFER, former German Environment Minister (1987-1994) and Executive Director of UNEP (1998-2006)
     

10:30   Coffee break

11:00   Operation during floods: service interruption, management, and restoration – Experience from the past

  • Prague: Petr KYSILKO, Head of Equipment and Metro Protection System, Dopravní podnik hlavního města Prahy (DPP)
  • Dresden: Frank MÜLLER EBERSTEIN, on behalf of Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB)
  • United Kingdom: Network Rail, speaker to be announced
  • Bangkok: Witoon HATAIRATANA, Deputy Managing Director, Operations & Engineering (Rail), Bangkok Expressway and Metro plc
  • New York City: Projjal DUTTA, Director Sustainable Initiatives, MTA New York City Transit

12:30   Lunch break

13:30   Protection measures, infrastructure and technologies: stay dry!

  • Impulse speech
    Gautier BRODEO, Senior Manager, RATP, Paris, France
     
  • Discussion with audience
    Moderator: Laurent DAUBY, Rail Director, UITP, Brussels, Belgium
    Panellists:
    • United Kingdom: Network Rail, speaker to be announced
    • Paris: Gautier BRODEO, Senior Manager, RATP
    • Tokyo: Osamu SUZUKI, Manager, Facilities Department, East Japan Railway Company (JR East)
    • Anthony FERNIHOUGH, Head of Profession (Pumps & Drainage), London Underground, United Kingdom

15:00   Coffee break

15:30   Organisation and operation measures to master water hazard

  • Impulse speech
    Anthony FERNIHOUGH, Head of Profession (Pumps & Drainage), London Underground, United Kingdom
     
  • Discussion with audience
    Moderator: Laurent DAUBY, Rail Director, UITP, Brussels, Belgium
    Panellists:
    • Prague: Petr KYSILKO, Head of Equipment and Metro Protection System, Dopravní podnik hlavního města Prahy (DPP)
    • London: Anthony FERNIHOUGH, Head of Profession (Pumps & Drainage), London Underground, United Kingdom
    • Cologne: Jörn SCHWARZE, Technical Director, Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe
    • Berlin: BVG, speaker to be announced
    • Bangkok: Witoon HATAIRATANA, Deputy Managing Director, Operations & Engineering (Rail), Bangkok Expressway and Metro plc

17:00   Wrap-up, closing of the day

Registration: 

Registration fees:

UITP members: €250 + VAT

Non-members: €375 + VAT

Click here to register

Practical information: 

 

Workshop Venue:

Hotel AMANO
Auguststraße 43
10119 Berlin
Germany

http://www.amanogroup.de/en/hotels/hotel-amano/

Accommodation:

It is possible to book a room at the Workshop venue, Hotel Amano.
Phone: +49 (0) 30 34 74 72 300
e-mail: reservationsberlin@amanogroup.de

How to reach the Workshop venue by Public Transport?

In General: Lines Subway U8, Tram M1, M12, M8, Bus 142, N40, N8 Get off at “Rosenthaler Platz”

From Berlin Central Station (about 13 minutes): Take Tram M8 in the direction of “Ahrensfelde/Stadgrenze” or Bus 142 in direction of “S Ostbahnhof”. Get off at “Rosenthaler Platz” and walk to the hotel.

From the airport “Berlin Tegel” (about 30-40 minutes)*: Take Bus “TXL” and get off at “Invalidenpark”. Take Tram M8 in the direction of Ahrensfelde/Stadgrenze. Get off at “Rosenthaler Platz” and walk to the hotel.

From the airport “Berlin Schönefeld” (about 50 minutes)*: Take S9 in the direction of “Treptower Park”, get off at “Treptower Park”. Take S41 and get off at “Hermannstr.”. Take U8 in the direction of “Paracelsus-Bad”. Get off at “Rosenthaler Platz” and walk to the hotel.

*note that this is only one of several public transport options

Speakers: 

Projjal DUTTA, Director Sustainable Initiatives, MTA New York City Transit, New York, United States of America

Anthony FERNIHOUGH, Head of Profession (Pumps & Drainage), London Underground, United Kingdom
Gautier BRODEO, Senior Manager, RATP, Paris, France
Witoon HATAIRATANA, Deputy Managing Director, Operations & Engineering (Rail), Bangkok Expressway and Metro plc, Bangkok, Thailand
Petr KYSILKO, Head of Equipment and Metro Protection System, DPP, Prague, Czech Republic
Frank MÜLLER EBERSTEIN, on behalf of Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB), Dresden, Germany
Jörn SCHWARZE, Technical Director, Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe, Cologne, Germany
Osamu SUZUKI, Manager, Facilities Department, East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Tokyo, Japan
Klaus TÖPFER, former German Environment Minister (1987-1994) and Executive Director of UNEP (1998-2006)

 

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