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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 seminar 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
Benjamin GORGET, 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
Jörn SCHWARZE, Technical Director, Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe, Cologne, Germany
Klaus TÖPFER, former German Environment Minister (1987-1994) and Executive Director of UNEP (1998-2006)

 

Programme: 

 

MONDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

13:00  Technical visit

Thematic visit “water-proof metro construction and operation – the BVG experience”:

  • Mobile flood protection for metro stations
  • Antiflooding gate on U55 construction site
  • Flex-walls for construction site protection
  • Groundwater ingress protection in operation

19:00  Dinner at Metro Museum

TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

9:00   Registration, Coffee, welcome

9:30   Introduction and setting the scene

  • Keynote speech
    Klaus TÖPFER, former German Environment Minister (1987-1994) and Executive Director of UNEP (1998-2006)
     
  • Harsh Climate, urban rail and resilience – a UITP perspective
    Laurent DAUBY, Rail Director, UITP, Brussels, Belgium

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)
  • New York City: Projjal DUTTA, Director Sustainable Initiatives, MTA New York City Transit
  • United Kingdom: Network Rail, speaker to be announced
  • Bangkok: Witoon HATAIRATANA, Deputy Managing Director, Operations & Engineering (Rail), Bangkok Expressway and Metro plc

12:30   Lunch break

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

  • Impulse speech
    Benjamin GORGET, Manager, RATP, Paris, France
     
  • Discussion with audience
    Moderator: Laurent DAUBY, Rail Director, UITP, Brussels, Belgium
    Panellists:
    • New York City: Projjal DUTTA, Director Sustainable Initiatives, MTA New York City Transit
    • United Kingdom: Network Rail, speaker to be announced
    • Paris: RATP, Benjamin GORGET, Manager, RATP
    • Tokyo: Osamu SUZUKI, Disaster Prevention Research Laboratory, East Japan Railway Company (JR East)

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: Gunnar HEIPP, Director Strategic Planning Department, MVG, Munich (invited)
    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

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Practical information: 

 

Workshop Venue:

Hotel AMANO
Auguststraße 43
10119 Berlin
Germany

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

Accommodation:

UITP has negotiated special rates at the Workshop Venue Hotel Amano:

Standard Room (single use): 135€ breakfast included

Standard Room (double use): 145€ breakfast included

Do not miss out on this opportunity, special rates are guaranteed until 3 July 2017 only!

How to book your room?
Please contact the reservations team at hotel Amano by phone +49 (0) 30 34 74 72 300 or by email reservationsberlin@amanogroup.de and indicate the special booking code UITP260917

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 PT 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
Benjamin GORGET, 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
Jörn SCHWARZE, Technical Director, Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe, Cologne, Germany
Klaus TÖPFER, former German Environment Minister (1987-1994) and Executive Director of UNEP (1998-2006)

 

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