VolkerFitzpatrick was appointed by Siemens to design, build and commission two train care depots in Hornsey, north London and Three Bridges near Crawley, West Sussex. JBA Corporation were appointed to provide project maanagement and lean expertise to drive construction build targets. These depots will service and maintain the new Siemens Thameslink rolling stock.
The Three Bridges depot is split into east and west-side facilities either side of the London to Brighton mainline. Works here will include a five-road, 12-car maintenance building with associated stores, workshops and offices, train stabling and servicing roads. Two carriage washing machines, CET system, wheel lathe and all associated depot infrastructure will also be installed. Two under bridges will be widened as part of the work.
The depot at Hornsey in north London is being constructed within a live operational rail environment next to the East Coast mainline. The project involves the coordinated redevelopment of two separate areas of existing infrastructure, including the existing operational depot and derelict sidings. The work includes building a new three-road, 12-car maintenance shed, two carriage washing machines, offices, CET and all associated depot infrastructure. Two bridges over the New River and Turnpike Lane are also being widened.
Our sister company, VolkerRail, will deliver the permanent way, overhead electrification and signaling works.
JBA achieved a reduction in planned and unplanned work hours between ship 1 and ship 2 in the structures area of 40-45% as opposed to the business expectations of 25%. This reduced the production time from 7 weeks to 4 weeks bringing the milestone payment back on schedule.
JBA set up a modern, state-of-the-art control centre that coordinated our response to incidents in service, failures and provided a route to short-term mitigations and long-term solutions to prevent re-occurrence. We also for once had a real time visibility of our resources and the competence of staff.
With the assistance of JBA, we managed to resolve recurring issues, resulting in reducing financial penalties to our customers by 3.6 million year on year.
Having the knowledge of what to do should a risk occur, as opposed to losing valuable time in crisis management proved invaluable in ensuring the Program was delivered on time and to budget - a fantastic system which we will continue to use.
The results go to show that JBA achieved their project brief very successfully...Excellent communication and involvement throughout the process.
In my 35 years of working for New York City Transit, JBA are the first consultants who truly understood our business, implemented real change and delivered sustainable results.
JBA were a valuable part of 2008 Formula 1 World Championship winning team.
The railway operator set a deadline to find a solution within 3 months. The solution was identified and implemented on the fleet within 6 weeks. JBA were able to integrate technical and organisational expertise to exceed customer expectations.
History in words
Initially to provide hands-on consultancy services primarily within the rail industry, the primary clients being London Underground (LUL), Network Rail, Metro trains Melbourne, Sydney Trains, Bombardier Transportation, Metronet Rail, BVT Surface Fleet and BAE Surface Ships , where a variety of roles were undertaken from interim operation management, supply chain management, engineering management to COO and Vice President of Operations Performance.
Currently JBA are working with various Rail Organizations in the US to devise methods of consultant support to improve their business performance. JBA Change Management Corporation (North America) was set up June 2017 to establish a firm base for all contracts in the US going forward and to provide a presence in the North American market.
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