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Urban rail and smart cities of the future

In recent years, 'smart cities' have created a lot of industry buzz, conjuring up images of flying cars, talking fridges and robot uprisings. But the question remains whether our growing obsession with technology is useful to the development of our cities and, in particular, what it means for the future of Australia’s transport networks. Ahead…

7 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Implications of on-demand transport for the rail sector

We live in a world in which it is considered normal to spend 35 per cent of our annual income on an asset we use less than 3 per cent of the time. At present, the majority of New Zealand households own a car – but with the arrival of on-demand transport, this may be…

6 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Enhancing safeworking decision making and business performance in rail

Effective safeworking controls are vital for reducing the risk of collision after a signal is passed at danger (SPAD). But what happens when the Locomotive Engineer makes an unintended approach speed error or simply forgets where to stop? While many Locomotive Engineers are highly skilled at rapid, high pressure decision-making, human error is an ever-present…

25 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

The yoga of rail

In an industry defined by rules, rigor and regulation it is often difficult to challenge the corporate traditions of rail. Much like train tracks, the sector is notoriously linear and logical; with objective decision-making and short-term operational demands often taking precedence over more transformative leadership efforts. On top of that, the high degree of multi-tasking…

22 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Planning & Design | Transport & Logistics

How will autonomous vehicles affect our cities?

Australia’s infrastructure sector is preparing itself for an onslaught of technological disruption as it strives to fulfill the Smart Cities Plan and improve the livability of major conurbations. The autonomous and electric vehicles market - set to be worth $87 billion by 2020 - is making a particular impact; and some estimates suggest that by…

16 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

What rail innovations will be featured at this year’s NZ Rail Conference?

New Zealand’s transport sector is preparing for a period of rapid technological change as it strives to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth and provide better connectivity throughout the country. The NZ Rail Conference 2018 – 14-15 June in Auckland - aims to help rail operators get a foothold on this change, curating and showcasing some…

7 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Mixed signals: SPAD-risk management and mitigation from the Network Controller perspective

The term ‘SPAD’ (signal passed at danger) is often considered the ‘Voldemort’ of the rail industry. It represents one of the sector’s most ominous safety concerns, given the potential for high consequence accidents, loss of life, and severe reputational damage to the offending organisation. SPAD violations have been attributed to a number of “human” errors,…

13 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Asset leasing in rail – what are the safety concerns?

“Power by the hour” deals have long been used in aviation, due to their perceived financial attractiveness. Unlike traditional time and material-based models, these long term service agreements (LTSAs) rid transport owners of weighty overheads, by linking engineering and maintenance costs to required activity. Fixed hourly rates mean that transport businesses no loner need to…

6 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Operating the world’s largest tram network – Yarra Trams’ CEO, Nicolas Gindt

Gathering expert commentary from government, operators and industry bodies, the Australasian Railway Association's Light Rail 2018 event features major industry names including Nicolas Gindt, Chief Executive Officer, Yarra Trams, Keolis Downer Victoria. This week at Informa Insights, we spoke with Nicolas about Yarra Trams and its future as the world's largest tram network ahead of his presentation at the…

13 Feb 2018, by Thomas Beauchamp

Infrastructure | Transport & Logistics

ALTRAC’s insight into the CBD and South East Light Rail Project

Informa Australia and the ARA are excited for the upcoming industry event, Light Rail 2018, to be held on the 1st - 2nd March 2018 at the Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney. This year's conference will focus on light rail as a driver of change for urban renewal and development under the theme: Light Rail Transforming Our Cities.…

8 Feb 2018, by Thomas Beauchamp
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