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Rail Turnouts 2022

Consolidating and sharing the technical knowledge for rail turnouts

5 April 2022 | The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
Agenda timing is in Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)

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Informa is delighted to host the return of the popular specialist Rail Turnouts Workshop in 2022. To be held as an intensive one-day focused introduction to the fundamental technical knowledge, the workshop will exchange and transfer knowledge from a range of experts working across rail turnouts.

The workshop is tailored to those looking for a detailed guide, or fresh perspectives on the rail turnouts challenges of track construction, maintenance and management. Experts within the industry will explore innovative solutions to the real challenges faced and work towards industry solutions.


Module 1: Introduction
– Understanding why – Looking at what physically happens at the Turnout

Module 2: Design fundamentals and concepts
– Analysis of the complexity of a variety of turnouts
– Design criteria: Minimal life cycle costs
– The essential elements of dual gauge turnouts

System Thinking – Designing with operations and maintenance in mind

CASE STUDY| Assessing and mitigating derailment risks in turnouts

Module 3: Standards development
– An update on rail turnout standards

Module 4: Signalling
– Signal testing, detection and maintenance issues for turnouts

Module 5: Maintenance
– Improved turnout maintenance through intelligent design solutions

Module 6: Turnout supply and installation
– Delivering a quality product that lasts longer

PANEL DISCUSSION | New and future expectations, innovations, and solutions

Why attend this crucial industry workshop?
The industry’s construction boom has highlighted the demand for specialist rail skills. One of the key challenges relating to rail turnouts is the declining knowledge base and this workshop offers the opportunity to build on this knowledge for the future while refreshing skills with an update on the new products, solutions and innovations related to rail turnouts.

This workshop represents the industry’s chance to:

  • Consolidate the existing knowledge base
  • Pass first-hand the knowledge to those coming into the industry
  • Retain industry expertise in a form that ensures it is easily passed on in the future


Daniel Cuddy

Engineering Manager, voestalpine Railway Systems Australia

Glenn Lorenz

Engineering Manager, Vossloh Cogifer Australia

Mark Fulford

General Manager, Salix Products

Sudha Niles

Standards Development Manager, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board

Lisa Allsopp

Technical Executive, Heavy Haul Rail, WSP

Simone Issomura

Track Engineer - Rail Engineering Track & Civils, BHP

Matthew Reedman

Assurance Engineer, Technical Standards, ARTC

Srinandan Sriparavastu

Technical Advisor Engineering, JMD Railtech Group

Dr Jerome Pun

Senior Engineer and Deputy Team Leader – Wheel-Rail Interface, Monash Institute of Railway Technology

Cris Fitzhardinge

Standards Development Manager, RISSB

Mark Khan

Principal Engineer Track, Arc Infrastructure

Dr Elias Kassa

Team Leader, Track Infrastructure, Monash Institute of Railway Technology



Sponsorship & Exhibition

The Rail Turnouts 2022 conference offers a unique platform for experts in all aspects of the turnout lifecycle to share knowledge and network with key industry stakeholders and suppliers. Please email Sarah Ingram for a copy of the sponsorship prospectus, or call to discuss the branding, thought leadership and exhibition opportunities available.

Sarah Ingram
Sponsorship & Exhibitions Manager
P: 0406 530 043

Health & Safety

When you join our event, you can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality organised event experience.

All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, Informa Australia will follow some key health and safety priority commitments as part of “Informa AllSecure“.

Full vaccination against Covid-19 is required for all in-person attendees.
As per the WA government regulation and licence for the Ritz-Carlton, all patrons (speakers, delegates, partners, sponsors, exhibitors and suppliers) must be double vaccinated to enter the premises. A proof of vaccination will be required on arrival. For those unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, we encourage you to participate in the event by booking a virtual pass to attend the event.

You can load your digital vaccination certificate directly to the ServiceWA app. The ServiceWA can be downloaded from the following links:

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IMPORTANT: For more information on Informa’s Vaccination requirement for all in-person attendees, our Event Health & Safety measures in place and Conditions of entry, click here.

Heavy Haul Rail

We are holding our 11th Heavy Haul Rail alongside Rail Turnouts. To be held on the 6-7 April 2022, the event will showcase the best in local and international project expertise and will give attendees an understanding of the strategic directions of the major industry players together with an update on developments in equipment, technology and maintenance to ensure efficient, safe and reliable operations.

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when & where

05 Apr 2022

The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
1 Barrack St
Perth WA 6000
+61 8 6559 6888

We have secured accommodation rate of $320.00* per room per night for conference attendees. To book, click here This rate is subject to availability and valid till 28th March 2022.


Still have a question?

General Information & Registration
Customer Service
+61 2 9080 4307

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
Sarah Ingram
+61 406 530 043

Speaking Enquiries
Kate Twentyman
Senior Conference Director

Marketing & Media Enquiries
Paul O’Connor

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