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Telecommunications and Train Control Forum  

Telecommunications and Train Control Forum

Dates for 2016 to be announced

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It's an exciting time for rail as the industry looks to improved communications and digitalisation to enhance network capacity, reliability, safety and productivity.

Last year, in a world first, the Australian rail industry was awarded a nation-wide dedicated spectrum which will bring massive benefits to rail including allowing up to 50% more trains at peak times and facilitating moves towards a nation-wide interoperable system. More recently, the Federal Government, approved a first instalment payment of $15.5 million towards the implementation of the $65 million Advanced Train Management System (ATMS) project in April as part of the roll out of Stage 1 of the ATMS project.

Telecommunications & Train Control 2015 will bring together passenger and freight rail operators, transport agencies, track owners, regulators and technology suppliers to assess telecommunications solutions and explore the capabilities of a shared future.

As new technologies are developed and organisations look to make substantial investments in maintenance and systems updates, there has never been a better time to gather and review the telecommunications and train control needs, expectations and advances of the industry now and into the future.

The two day conference will address key topics including:

  • Rail Spectrum considerations and limitations
  • New Developments in the Interoperability of Train Control Systems
  • Signalling and its use in increasing performance of existing infrastructure
  • The positive train control (PTC) mandate in the US: overview and issues
  • Telecommunications and train control and their critical communications role in safety management
  • New Technologies to Construct an Automatic Onboard IP Network in a Dynamic Train Composition
  • CBTC Application Status in Australia
  • CBTC Data Communications Network Requirements
  • ‘Bearer Independent Communication’: Reducing the reliance on bearer network technology for the implementation of rail specific communication services
  • CASE STUDY Management of the network during adverse weather systems - Case study on the April 2015 Sydney storm


  • Tony Crosby, General Manager - Services, 4Tel Pty Ltd
  • Dr Frank Heibel, Director, Doc Frank Pty Ltd
  • Greg Cheyne, Assurance Inspector - Telecommunications Systems Assurance Unit, Engineering & Systems Integrity, Sydney Trains
  • Derel Wust, Managing Director, 4Tel Pty Ltd
  • Jason Bridges, General Manager Operations, Sydney trains
  • Rodrigo Alvarez, Senior Project Engineer | Network and Infrastructure, Public Transport Authority of Western Australia
  • Alistair McGill, Telecommunications Engineer, Frequentis
  • Wayne Cooney, Technical Manager - Control Systems, Layer 2 Intelligence
  • John Towers, Technical Manager - Integration, Layer 2 Intelligence
  • Therese Miller, General Manager Rail Management Centre and Operations (RMCO), Queensland Rail


  • Taiwan Flag Enzo Chen, Solution Architect, Moxa Inc.


  • USA Flag Jeffrey Peters, Doctoral Candidate in Energy Economics; Systems Engineer, Purdue University
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