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The role of safety in delivering New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project

Auckland’s rail network is undergoing a significant upgrade, to accommodate exponential population growth. The City Rail Link (CRL) is New Zealand’s largest transport infrastructure project and will transform the way people travel, live and work in the country’s biggest city. The project involves the construction of 3.2 km twin tunnels, two new underground stations, and…

22 Mar 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

The role of light rail in an integrated future transport network

In Sydney, seven out of every ten trips are made in a private vehicle, but with an 11.8 million population increase forecast by 2030, the city’s already congested highways will need to see a reduction in this percentage. Providing an efficient, reliable and integrated public transport network may be one of the best ways to…

19 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

Bombardier’s solution for tram networks in growing cities

The Melbourne tram network is the largest in the world, consisting of 250 km of double track that is serviced using a range of trams and modern light rail vehicles (LRVs) of varying age and configuration. Over recent years, the proportion of modern LRV’s in the fleet has increased, as longer low-floor trams with greater…

11 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

How Project i-Trace will transform rail operations

The Australian heavy haul rail sector is a major global competitor, having pioneered a number of world-firsts in technological innovation. However, there’s still more to do to maximise the industry’s capabilities and ward off hefty competition from road, which continues to dominate the domestic freight and logistics market. Inventory management, for example, remains a mostly…

10 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics | Uncategorised

Insights into Speno Rail Maintenance’s operational strategy

With commodity markets regaining momentum, improving supply chain efficiency is key to elevating national productivity. The Australian heavy haul industry - a world leader in innovation - is currently well-positioned to support the boom. But in the face of rising global demand, concerted efforts may soon be required to bolster operations and meet the many challenges…

18 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Be part of Project i-TRACE to transform the Australian rail sector

Danny Broad, Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), writes about the ARA’s collaboration with GS1 Australia to standardise how materials are identified to eliminate the current challenge of managing efficient maintenance, repair and overhaul processes. The landscape in which our rail industry operates today is large and complex, causing challenges with cost,…

11 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics | Uncategorised

Cyber security train control – lessons learned

From station, to track-side, to train, the IoT (internet of things) revolution is fast gaining momentum within rail. Applications such as smart ticketing, predictive maintenance, and real-time visibility are enabling a host of benefits, including improved passenger mobility, increased ridership and reduced operational expenditure. However, with all the excitement that connected infrastructure brings to the…

4 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Cyber security issues for future intelligent transport systems

Just a few years ago the world was shaken by the WannaCry cyberattack which saw computers being hijacked and ransomed for bitcoin values in excess of $40,000. More than 200,000 victims across 150 countries were affected; and although a coding glitch allowed it to be intercepted after just a few days, the attack served as…

22 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

The future of rail

The rise of urbanisation and ‘mega cities’ is demanding greater connectivity and efficiency in our transportation networks – and inviting a significant amount of innovation in the process. As a result, disruptive innovation is rife - occurring in all facets of the transport sector. In mass transit, recent examples can be seen in operating and…

21 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Harmonising the rail industry’s digital future – the Smart Rail Initiative

The internet of things (IoT) – the concept of adding intelligence and direct communication between machines to improve their efficiency - is set to cause mass, cross-industry disruption. The number of IoT devices grew 31 percent year-on-year in 2017; and by 2020, the global market value is projected to be $7.1 trillion. But while the…

15 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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