International Conference on Fault-free Infrastructure
The failure to deliver a fault-free infrastructure can have a major impact upon service delivery and effect the business plans and passenger perception of franchise. Reducing infrastructure faults is essential in delivering the passenger or commodity from A-B on time with respect to improving safety, reliability, and quality. This text focuses, explores and discusses how the infrastructures of railway systems in the UK and internationally endeavour to become or remain fault-free. This selection of papers presented in this volume are grouped into five sections. These are: towards a fault-free infrastructure; performance and its role in the efficient infrastructure; reliability - above and below; staying on track; trains on track - their role in the performance matrix. This book covers the key issues and highlights the developments and challenges that await the profession in this initial high-cost sector of the rail industry.