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Reaching net zero carbon and implications for asset renewal in rail

In a national bid to reach net zero carbon and meet the prescribed targets of the 2016 Paris Agreement, rail has an important role to play. It’s efficient throughput and high passenger density may give it brownie points from an environmental perspective. However, with the vast majority of freight rail assets in Australia and New…

13 Nov 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

New train fleet upgrade to prevent 540 tonnes of carbon emissions annually

Transport for NSW is making tracks towards a more decarbonised future with a newly-purchased fleet of bi-mode trains - that will save $2 million per year in diesel fuel and prevent 540 tonnes of carbon emissions. The project will see 29 new trains introduced progressively onto the network of regional New South Wales from 2023…

24 Oct 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

Diversifying the rail industry workforce – challenges and opportunities

The importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace extends far beyond fairness and equal rights, and is key to enhancing the future of Australia’s rail sector, according to Matthew Clifford-Jones of Aurizon. “Creating a culture where everybody feels safe and included to come to work should be a priority for every organisation, but also,…

24 Oct 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

Satisfying the national rail safety regulator in today’s high-tech world

The heavy haul rail sector is rapidly evolving with new technology - from train automation, to interconnected and wireless devices, to communication-based train control. The speed of disruption is impressive and indicates a promising future for the sector: one which effectively balances cost, risk and performance. But amid the excitement associated with next generation systems,…

10 Oct 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Everyone wins if the industry collaborates on safety research and standards

“Everyone wins if the industry collaborates on safety research and standards, even amongst competitors and even if that involves putting in time and money.” Jen Ablitt, Deputy Director Safety Strategy and Policy and Head of the UK Delegation to the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority, Office of Rail and Road, UK joins us to discuss the…

8 Oct 2019, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

Tackling predictive maintenance – a project management perspective

Predictive maintenance (PM) is the future of asset management in the rail sector, and a good data analytics project is the way to get there. A successful data analytics project can analyse seemingly unrelated train data and predict future equipment and system failures with confidence levels as high as 80 per cent or more. However, orchestrating this kind…

3 Oct 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Where are they now? Tracking the progress of 2018 Pitching Competition Finalists

Have an idea to revolutionalise rail? Take centre stage to tackle the important issues at AusRAIL PLUS 2019 Pitching Competition  We had a record number of entries for the 2018 Pitching Competition in Canberra for the opportunity to take centre stage and directly engage with an audience of decision makers and people with the resources…

16 Aug 2019, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Auckland’s City Rail Link project – developments, challenges and objectives

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…

13 Jun 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

Looking for ways to dramatically enhance rail in New Zealand?

Just ask the next generation of rail leaders for their innovative ideas The New Zealand Rail Pitching Competition was launched in 2017 to offer young professionals the opportunity to pitch their ideas to today’s rail leaders, raise their profile and be in the running to win a TranzAlpine journey of a lifetime. Along the way,…

20 May 2019, by Informa Insights

Technology | Transport & Logistics

How big data is transforming port and marine operations

The marine freight industry has historically relied on intuition and “traditional” (look-back) data to inform its operational and investment decisions. While markers such as transit times, revenue per TEU and cost per voyage are undoubtedly important metrics, they are limited in terms of their ability to make accurate forecasts and sound business decisions. In contrast,…

3 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic
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