In about one weeks' time, international rail experts will gather in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. They will meet on 24 and 25 April during Rail Technology Conferences 2012. The fourth edition of these conferences will address the themes: Life Cycle Management (LCM) and High Frequency Operations (HFO). These two topics are on top of the agendas of many national railway operators. They are relevant and important issues in the context of increasing costs and an ever changing frequency in rail operations. During the conference on 24 April, findings of the European Railway Agency's new study: 'Benchmarking European railways technical efficiency' will be presented for the first time. Rail Technology Conferences are being organised by Europoint Rail Technology Conferences & Exhibitions in a partnership with the rail consultancy company, Bosch Spoor; both residing in the Netherlands. The event is supported by UEEIV, the European railroad engineer association.
Life Cycle Management - 24 April
The first conference day will focus entirely on Life Cycle Management (LCM). Since the last successful conference on this topic in December 2009, the value and importance of LCM has increased rapidly and even more dimensions have to be taken into account. Especially the balance between LCM and cost efficiency are points of interest and discussion.
Therefore, the organisers are proud to announce that Ernest Godward, Project Officer of the European Railway Agency (ERA), will kick-start Rail Technology Conferences 2012 by presenting the first findings of ERA's new study: Benchmarking European railways technical efficiency.