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1 1 John Dora Consulting Limited Rail Workshop Reducing the Impacts of Weather of Rail Operations John Dora Consulting Limited

2 2 John Dora Consulting Limited Project structure John Dora Consulting Limited Project structure

3 3 John Dora Consulting Limited John Dora Consulting Limited John Dora Consulting Limited Case studies Weather types Flooding / heavy rain Wind Snow / winter conditions Analysis Meteorological situation Impact on rail infrastructure and operations Event management Repairs

4 4 John Dora Consulting Limited Flooding/heavy rain Saxony 2002 UK June 2012 UK 2007 Alpine flooding 2005 (Switzerland, Austria, Germany)

5 5 John Dora Consulting Limited Wind/storm Hurricane Sandy 2012 Storms Lothar and Martin 1999 (France, Switzerland, Germany) Storm Kyrill 2006 ( UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Austria, Czech republic, Denmark, Switzerland, Slovenia) Storm Gudrun, Sweden 2005

6 6 John Dora Consulting Limited Snow/winter Channel Tunnel 2009 Sweden, heavy snow 2009/2010 Stockholm Southern Finland, extreme winter Winter

7 7 John Dora Consulting Limited John Dora Consulting Limited John Dora Consulting Limited Guidelines and Recommendations Weather-specific Long-term preparation Before During After Generalised Applicable in most cases Long term-preparation, event management, after Areas: weather forecasts, vehicles, infrastructure, equipment, operations, information, cooperation, staff

8 8 John Dora Consulting Limited John Dora Consulting Limited John Dora Consulting Limited Objectives To confirm whether the guidelines and recommendations we have synthesised from the case studies for each weather type are suitable To determine if generalised guidelines can be formulated that are applicable in most extreme events To understand how well measures are currently implemented and how we can make things work better through improved governance To explore how these types of recommendations and guidelines should be disseminated Determine what type of research/cooperation is needed

9 9 John Dora Consulting Limited John Dora Consulting Limited John Dora Consulting Limited Agenda 9:30 - Welcome, registration & coffee 10:00 - Session 1: Introduction 10:20 - Session 2: Experiences from the rail sector 11:00 - Session 3: Breakout groups on specific weather types (with coffee/refreshments available) 12:15 - Lunch 13:00 - Session 4: Plenary feedback on generalised guidelines and recommendations 14:00 - Session 5: High-level management of weather-related events 14:45 - Coffee 15:00 - Session 5 (continued) 15:45 - Session 6: Dissemination 16:15 - Session 7: What next? 16:45 - Close of meeting

10 10 John Dora Consulting Limited SESSION 2: Experiences from the rail sector Günther Kundela (ÖBB) Alex Kaddouri (SNCF) John Dora Consulting Limited

11 11 John Dora Consulting Limited SESSION 3: Breakout groups on specific weather types Objectives Confirm whether the weather- specific guidelines and recommendations synthesised from the case studies are suitable Add additional guidelines/recommendations Give contextual background on experiences from particpants regions. John Dora Consulting Limited

12 12 John Dora Consulting Limited SESSION 4: Feedback on generalised guidelines and recommendations Objectives To confirm whether circulated general guidelines are appropriate To add additional guidelines Confirm whether the broad areas (vehicles, infrastructure etc) are appropriate John Dora Consulting Limited

13 13 John Dora Consulting Limited SESSION 5: High-level management of weather-related events Objectives Formulate high-level guidance on how better governance and structures can be put in place so that the previously mentioned weather-specific measures can be implemented in a coordinated and effective manner John Dora Consulting Limited

14 14 John Dora Consulting Limited SESSION 6: Dissemination Objectives To determine how these types of recommendations and guidelines should be disseminated John Dora Consulting Limited

15 15 John Dora Consulting Limited SESSION 7: What next? Objectives To determine what type of research/cooperation is needed to improve the management of extreme weather events John Dora Consulting Limited

16 16 John Dora Consulting Limited Thank you! Reimbursement of expenses If bought through own account, please take an expenses form If bought through organisation, please send invoice to: Tony Rogers College of EPS Finance Office University of Birmingham Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT John Dora Consulting Limited


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