An exploration of how to build faster, safer and more cost effectively through innovation, standardisation and repetition

Standardisation and repetition can be used in station designs to deliver solutions that are quicker, safer and more cost effective to build. This approach can also deliver benefits for the passenger experience. Case studies from the UK, Singapore and Australia demonstrate the benefits of this approach. However they also highlight the limitations this brings when working in a constrained urban environment on a live operational railway. Taylor made solutions can in some circumstances deliver better outcomes than standardised designs and because of the way in which large infrastructure projects are procured, the benefits of standardisation are often unrealised. Taking the easiest or most convenient course of action when building complex infrastructure may not derive the best long term outcome for passengers, operators and the surrounding communities. The best outcome is a ‘win-win’ solution that derives a good outcome for constructors, operators and the traveling public. The benefits and issues relating to the implementation of a modular or standardised solution need to be considered from the outset of the design process.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: AusRAIL PLUS 2015, doing it smarter. People, power, performance, 24-26 November 2015, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01601942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2016 9:45AM