V/Line OCMS Review

V/Line OCMS Review

Earlier this year, Layer 2 Intelligence was invited by V/Line to undertake a strategic review of their Operations Control Management System (OCMS) asset class which included:

  • Train Control systems,
  • Backhaul communications systems,
  • Wireless communications,
  • Level Crossing Monitors,
  • Security, and
  • Passenger Information.

L2iQ undertook a detailed review of the current state of each asset, identifying configuration, maintenance & obsolescence management practices, security (cyber and physical) practices,  identifying and risk assessing any gaps identified.

The team then worked to develop an overarching systems architecture document to identify key sub-system interfaces/interdependencies which were used to inform upgrade or replacement approaches. This was then combined with a review of internal systems engineering practices to inform a “bottom-up” approach to the future management of the asset.

The output of the activity generated a comprehensive report on the current asset state, strategic recommendations for future works and 7-year forward estimate to execute an improvement program.

Layer 2 Intelligence’s experience in combining our deep appreciation of Operational Technology, Asset Management practices (aligned to AS55001:2014), more contemporary technology management frameworks (such ITIL 4) and Australian railway operations places us in a unique position to “represent” the OT asset classes in the development of Asset Management Plans, strategic asset reviews and maintenance program development.   

Thank you to our colleagues at V/Line including Michael Mowat, Dave Robinson, Karl Tivan, James Edwards, Tim Carroll and there team’s for the opportunity and the support – without their assistance, generating such a review is not possible