The Educational Railroading Conference Leader Since 1994


Rail Transit Sessions Speaker:


Derek Flann

Derek Flann
Technical Assistant

SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Biography: Derek is a Maintenance Supervisor for SNC Lavalin, which is Operator and Maintainer of the Canada Line in Vancouver. Derek has 12 years of experience in transit maintenance. An Electronics Technologist by trade, Derek moved from the aviation industry to the Canada Line during the Testing and Commission phase in 2008. He has worked in numerous areas of maintenance with an early focus on Automatic Train Control signaling and communication systems. In recent years he moved into analyzing noise data and managing the rail grinding program. He has run numerous trials on the Canada Line, and assisted with consulting on other lines.

We first met Derek when he made an excellent presentation on noise, wear and maintenance/performance-related issues on the Canada Line at the APTA Track Noise and Vibration Technical Forum here in Vancouver in 2018