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Light Rail 2017

Future-proofing Urban Transport Networks!

21 – 22 February 2017 | Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise

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ARA MEMBERS RECEIVE A 20% DISCOUNT
TEAM DISCOUNT – THE 4TH MEMBER FROM THE SAME COMPANY ATTENDS FOR FREE!*

overview

Light rail is increasingly being adopted as a key component of effective integrated public transport in many Australasian cities.

From the successful launch, and now stage two development, of Queensland’s G:Link to the planning of Newcastle’s 2.7km line and the ongoing CBD and South East Light Rail project in Sydney, we are seeing a renaissance for light rail transit in Australia.

New and ongoing investment is highlighting light rail as the transport mode of choice for governments to effectively, efficiently and sustainably move its people into the future.

The Australasian Railway Association and Informa are proud to be bringing the 4th annual Light Rail Conference and Exhibition to the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast is a hub of light rail activity and the perfect place to host Light Rail 2017.

The rapidly growing conference and exhibition offers a unique opportunity for professionals involved in manufacturing, the planning and delivery of projects and operational executives, to hear cutting-edge case studies and learn from successful projects in Australasia and throughout the world.

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE OPENING AND WELCOME:

Cr Tom Tate, Mayor, City of Gold Coast

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTES:

Terry Wong, GM-Infrastructure Maintenance, MTR Corporation Limited

Lea Harrison, General Manager, Edinburgh Trams Ltd

PRESENTATIONS FROM: 

  • Phil Mumford, CEO, GoldlinQ
  • Peter Papantoniou, Project Director – Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2, Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Ken Deutscher, Program Manager Light Rail Project and Corridor Development, City of Gold Coast
  • Loretta Lynch, Managing Director – Gold Coast, Keolis Downer
  • Tim Poole, Program Director Parramatta Light Rail, Transport for NSW
  • Doug Carter, Programme Manager Light Rail, Auckland Transport
  • Claire Stewart, Chief Investment Officer, Auckland Transport
  • Treasure Jennings, Public Transport Ombudsman Victoria
  • Danny Broad, CEO, Australasian Railway Association
  • Glenn Bentley, CEO, ALTRAC
  • Marg Prendergast, CBD Coordinator General, Transport for NSW
  • Paul Daly, CEO, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)
  • Anjum Naweed, Associate Professor, Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Science, CQUniversity

SITE TOUR CONFIRMED:

Light Rail Site Tour: Light Rail Depot Facility in Southport

22 February 2017, 14:30 – 17:00 

Attendees will visit the Keolis Downer/Bombardier depot that allows the Gold Coast’s custom designed FLEXITY 2 trams to be maintained, cleaned and stabled overnight. The light rail control centre is located at the depot which also includes four tracks under the depot shed for maintenance staff to work under cover.

Keolis Downer (KD) Operates and Maintains the light rail G:link on behalf of the State. The light rail commenced in passenger service in July 2014. The Depot is the head office as well as the operations and maintenance centre. The 14 trams, which deliver the daily service, were made by Bombardier who continues to maintain these trams on behalf of KD. Bombardier and KD work together within the one Depot to ensure that customer expectations and service standards are delivered. The Depot itself has a sustainability accreditation and was designed based on best practice in Europe.

All tour participants please note:

  • You must be wearing long pants, closed toe shoes and a high vis vest. KD has a mix of high vis vests available.
  • You must have ID with you for entry
  • There is strictly no photography at the depot
  • Attendance is subject to approval by Bombardier and Keolis Downer.

(Places are strictly limited to 30 attendees, so register for the conference now to reserve your spot. )

Missed Light Rail 2016 in Melbourne?

To catch up on discussions and the latest case studies view the presentations from the 2016 event by visiting http://www.slideshare.net/informaoz/tag/lightrail16

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speakers

Loretta Lynch

Managing Director – Gold Coast, Keolis Downer

Cr Tom Tate

Mayor, City of Gold Coast

Danny Broad

CEO, Australasian Railway Association (ARA)

Terry Wong

GM-Infrastructure Maintenance, MTR Corporation Limited

Phil Mumford

CEO, GoldlinQ

Peter Papantoniou

Project Director – Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Ken Deutscher

Program Manager Light Rail Project and Corridor Development, City of Gold Coast

Phil Chipman

Director - Technical, GoldlinQ

Karlie Southwood

Director - Rail Safety, GoldlinQ

Lea Harrison

General Manager, Edinburgh Trams Ltd

Glenn Bentley

CEO, ALTRAC

Marg Prendergast

CBD Coordinator General, Transport for NSW

Tim Poole

Program Director Parramatta Light Rail, Transport for NSW

Duncan Edghill

Deputy Director-General, Transport Canberra

Josh Hartcher

Project Manager, Newcastle Light Rail, Transport for New South Wales

Feliciano Sciardiglia

Tramway and LRT Product Line Manager, Thales Australia

Martin Donohoe

Associate Principal | Light Rail Specialist & Systems Engineering, Arup

Neal Mumford

Principal | Australasia Rail Business Leader, Arup

Anthony Lusty

Project Delivery Manager Gold Coast, Bombardier Transportation

Nick Buchanan

Lead Transport Planner, Jacobs

Harlan Langtree

Transport Planner, Jacobs

Jarman Stephens

Transportation Product Manager, ABB

Treasure Jennings

Public Transport Ombudsman Victoria

Maksym Spiryagin

Deputy Director, Centre for Railway Engineering, CQUniversity

Anjum Naweed

Associate Professor, Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Science, CQUniversity

Jérémie Wajs

PhD - Head, Tramway Systems Unit, SYSTRA

Kym Smith

Operations Assurance Officer, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure SA

David Warburton

Chief Executive, Auckland Transport

Matthew Rose

Engineering Manager, Downer

Daniel Caldwell

Design Manager, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

Josh Symonds

Spatial Data Specialist, Arup

David Stuart-Smith

Technical Director, Arup

Troy Donovan

Associate, Grimshaw Architects

Jason Ward

Director – Communications and Operations, GoldlinQ

Ed Hart

Director, Capella Capital

Sophie Hennes

APAC CSR & Sustainability Officer, Alstom Australia

Paul Daly

CEO, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)

contact

Still have a question?

Niamh Horan
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4138
niamh.horan@informa.com.au

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4432
samantha.lister@informa.com.au

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