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Expert Advice

  • For Hong Kong MTR, a pre-opening Independent Review into the South Island Line FAO signalling project (Urbalis 400).
  • For Hong Kong MTR, a pre-opening Independent Review into the Kwun Tong Extension signalling project (extension of SCAEM).
  • For Hong Kong MTR, Independent Reviews into the implementation of the Urban Lines resignalling brownfield upgrade project (Seltrac).
  • For Hong Kong MTR, an Independent Review into the implementation of new CBTC signalling on intensively used East Rail brownfield urban system. Technical reviews into the old and new signalling, rolling stock interfaces, performance targets, implementation strategies and running of mixed fleets over the new signalling (TGMT).
  • For Hong Kong MTR, an Independent Review into signalling issues on the East Rail Line, including the implementation risks of the CBTC replacement project.
    • Providing Due Diligence team for rolling stock, all rail systems and O&M in confidential PPP Due Diligence for major International Bank. Included the preparation of independent cost estimates and full due diligence review of life cycle risks and costs.
    • For the Asian Development Bank, Railway Cost Expert. Review and validation of the costs estimates for railway electrification projects in India, including preparation of independent estimates and benchmarking against international project costs.

    • For the Asian Development Bank, Railway Institution Expert. Major review of Dedicated Freight Corridor (India) Institutional arrangements and recommendations for efficiency improvements. P
      roject capital value US$4b.
    • Review of marketing approach for signalling systems supplier (confidential).

    • Technical support to a Chinese Rolling Stock manufacturer in Fire Safety & EMC for a major export order.

    • Development of whole life asset models for infrastructure and rolling stock for

      LUL in preparation for PPI.
    • Technical and commercial advice in the tender evaluation for a new control centre for suburban routes in Melbourne.

    • Review of the risk based safety approval system for rolling stock for Railtrack.

    • Risk assessment and safety criteria determination for train evacuation procedures on the Kowloon Canton Railway, Hong Kong.

    • Development of performance specifications for signalling systems for new contract forms for Railtrack. Involved the determination of high level reliability and safety standards and the verification using historic data.

    • Development and implementation of a simplified project appraisal system for Hong Kong MTRC.

    • For Railtrack, the development of a signalling infrastructure asset assessment system to enable the economic and safe lives of the assets to be determined.

    • Peer review of the specification for rolling stock re-engineering for Hong Kong MTRC.