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New era of rail: how US inter city rail road operator Amtrak is preparing for climate war

When Hurricane Ida struck eight US states in 2021, the rail industry was among the hardest hit, losing millions of dollars in operational downtime and structural damage to infrastructure. Amtrak, America’s intercity passenger rail road operator, was among the companies affected, incurring seven-figure damage to various stations and severe service disruptions, as water submerged stretches…

14 Aug 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

How Keolis Downer Yarra Trams is striving to surpass customer expectations on Melbourne’s tram network

Melbourne’s tram network, Yarra Trams, is the largest in the world with more than 250 kilometres of double track and a fleet of around 500 vehicles. Operated by Keolis Downer - a joint venture between international transport operator Keolis and Australian infrastructure giant Downer – it employs roughly 2,600 people, including 1,200 drivers. Delivering up…

17 Jul 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

The Future of Australia’s Transport System Hinges on AI & Digital Transformation

As it enters and exits a Sydney station, every Waratah train silently gathers data and records video with more than 300 Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and nearly 90 cameras. The Australian rail sector has always been at the fulcrum of progress in the nation's infrastructure, serving as an essential conduit for both passenger transit…

10 Jul 2023, by Kristen Gutierrez

Transport & Logistics

What to expect from Transport for Brisbane’s turn-up-and-go Metro

Australia’s fastest growing city, Brisbane, is soon set to launch its nation-first Metro service, connecting eighteen stations throughout the central business district (CBD) and surrounding suburbs. The all-electric transport solution with zero tailpipe emissions will create capacity for an additional 30 million journeys by 2031, saving an estimated 50,000 tonnes of greenhouse emissions over twenty…

4 Jul 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

What to expect from Transport for Brisbane’s turn-up-and-go Metro

What to expect from Transport for Brisbane’s turn-up-and-go Metro Australia’s fastest growing city, Brisbane, is soon set to launch its nation-first Metro service, connecting eighteen stations throughout the central business district (CBD) and surrounding suburbs. The all-electric transport solution with zero tailpipe emissions will create capacity for an additional 30 million journeys by 2031, saving…

3 Jul 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

How Transport for London is meeting its ambitious sustainability goals

As the world’s most integrated transport authority, Transport for London (TfL) in England is used to pushing boundaries when it comes to innovation. Alongside its quest to ensure public transport and active travel account for 80 percent of all journeys made in London by 2041, the authority is striving for zero transport-related deaths by 2041.…

31 May 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

The risk of poorly-considered rail safety technologies

When implementing a new piece of rail safety equipment, a common mistake is to not consider how it relates to its broader operating environment, or the people who will use it. Generic technologies, like off-the-shelf ATPs, often boast impressive safety capabilities. But, as rail researcher and psychologist, Professor Anjum Naweed, points out, even the most…

19 Apr 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Next Generation Q&A with Bryan Law

Ever since he was a kid, Bryan Law, loved discovering how things work and creating something out of nothing. From his first Lego set to his current role as a senior systems engineer with Queensland Rail, Bryan has applied this passion and ingenuity to solving complex problems through the systems engineering, systems thinking approach. It should…

5 Apr 2023, by Abdul Bhuiyan

Transport & Logistics

Next Generation Q&A with Sam Stojanovski

Following up from her winning scholarship idea of giving ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ a zero-emissions makeover, we had the pleasure of catching up Aurecon’s Sam Stojanovski for our latest instalment of the Next Generation Q&A. An enthusiastic champion of rail's benefits, Sam shares her excitement in the new technologies changing industry and the real impacts…

21 Mar 2023, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Speaker spotlight: Charlotte Moss, Rio Tinto

Having carved out a successful career in the male-dominated world of engineering in the rail industry, Charlotte Moss knows from first-hand experience exactly what it takes to succeed. She is an engineering and leadership professional delivering a technical, complex and safety-critical multi-million-dollar portfolio including one of Australia’s biggest and most complex rail automation projects. Recognized by…

21 Mar 2023, by Informa Insights
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