Integrated systems assurance plays a critical role in ensuring the safe and reliable operation of railway systems. Adherence to rigorous assurance is particularly important when changes are being planned or made to existing systems and when new systems are being introduced. Such assurance enables systems operators to verify that the new or modified systems are designed, implemented and maintained to meet the relevant safety and performance standards efficiently and effectively.

The Merseytravel new fleet introduction case study is an example of systems assurance in practice so that you can identify applicable lessons for future projects. It examines the approach taken to introduce a new fleet that’s in keeping with Merseytravel’s sustainability and accessibility objectives. It considers the integration across platforms, track, signalling and power.