Railway Infrastructure – Asset Management – 2022

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Topics: Life Cycle Management (LCM), Life Cycle Costs (LCC), Sustainability, Proof of Economic Efficiency

Focus: From Data to Knowledge to decisions

Participants: Top Management (Technical and Business) of Railway Infrastructure Management Companies

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AGENDA 11.10.2022

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome, introduction.
10:10 – 11:00 Steps from data to knowledge.
11:00 – 11:15 Q&A / break.
11:15 – 12:05 Innovative data analyses.
12:05 – 12:20 Q&A / break.
12:20 – 12:50 Rates of deterioration within decision making (economic evaluation).
12:50 – 13:10 Wilfling Petra Antonia, Voestalpine Railway: LCC Track – LCC Landscape identifying customers potentials .
13:10 – 13:25 Open discussion session.
13:25 – 13:30 Preview on topics of coming up seminars.
Digitalisation is a main headline for further optimising track. Therefore, available data will be
discussed, showing that existing data would allow for much more information. This will be discussed
on some examples. On the other hand, there is a necessary procedure to deal with data covering
verification, positioning as some preconditions for time sequences. Proper time sequences are the
bases for calculating rates of deterioration which form a sound bases for prognoses of track and/or
components behaviour. These prognoses are used to forecast maintenance demand. An example
(evaluation of re-investment) for this procedure will be presented including the adjunct economic
evaluation as basis for decision making.

About weTHINK. Railway LCM

Knowledge Exchange

Goal is to build a knowledge exchange community for best practices on technical sustainability and economic efficiency for track superstructure.

Technical Sustainability
Increasing traffic pushes on track deterioration but also limits time for track work more and more. To overcome this problem further development of track must target more sustainable track components and track maintenance to reduce the demand of track possession without reducing track quality. This requires understanding of track deterioration, gained by time sequences of track data allowing forecasting of track behaviour and thus preventive maintenance.

Economic Efficiency
R&D within track needs to present sustainable solutions which show a high economic efficiency. As track shows costs only, track strategies can be economically evaluated by comparing different options. Standard evaluations can be used as calculating the dynamic annual average costs. Dynamic methods are required due to the long service lives of track, annual average costs are used to enable comparing strategies with different service lives. Furthermore costs of non- or reduced availability due to either track work or due to speed restrictions caused by poor quality need to be taken into account for a proper evaluation of track component and/or track maintenance strategies. These methodologies will be presented theoretically and on real examples.




11 Oct 2022


10:00 - 13:30

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 07 Jul 2022 - 11 Oct 2022
  • Time: 4:00 - 7:30