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Matthew Sullivan, John Holland: “Resilience Starts as Early as a Project’s Conception.”

As the world shakes off the economic stasis precipitated by coronavirus, rail development is playing a key role in the New Zealand Government’s plans for regeneration. Rail is a crucial part of the economy, recently estimated to contribute around $1.47b to $1.54b per annum. The Australasian Railway Association (ARA)'s NZ Rail conference, 22-23 November 2021 , will…

16 Aug 2021, by Skye Rytenskild

Transport & Logistics

Experience the latest in human factors technology at the upcoming RISSB Rail Safety Conference

The 21st RISSB Rail Safety Conference will feature case studies and insights from industry leaders on some of the latest innovations and technology for improving safety of our rail industry workers. Highlighting the conference theme, ‘New ideas, new perspectives and new directions’, we’re delighted to offer this preview of some of the technology being showcased…

29 Apr 2021, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Ensuring rail safety controls stand the test of time

Developing consistent and effective safety controls is an increasing challenge for the rail sector, particularly when its backdrop is in a constant state of flux. Commercial and off-the-shelf technologies create ongoing change for railway operators - with each new system forcing them to assess safety in a different light. Moreover, controls implemented today will need…

26 Apr 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

How to modernise rail safety assurance protocol in a world of tech disruption

In October 2017, four trains running on the Cambrian Coast line in North Wales, United Kingdom, did not receive temporary speed restriction (TSR) information, after an automated signalling system failed. Thankfully, no accident occurred, but one train approached a level crossing at 50 kilometres per hour above the TSR, endangering the lives of road users.…

26 Mar 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

A sustainable heavy haul sector – what to expect in the years ahead

Few industries are bracing for more innovation and disruption than Australia’s Heavy Haul rail sector. In recent years, advances in technology, manufacturing, and systems integration have helped the sector push new limits in terms of axle load and throughput efficiency. In years to come, surging demand and investment will continue to raise the expectations surrounding…

11 Mar 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

How Speno Rail cultivates its safety culture

When it comes to conversations about rail safety, topics like predictive maintenance, cybersecurity, and software standardisation are rarely short of air time. But according to Mark Green, Managing Director of Speno Rail Maintenance Australia, factors like people engagement, team building, and supportive leadership should carry equal weight in the safety discussion. “It’s all about having…

9 Mar 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Breaking new ground in heavy haul operations – an interview with Kevin Piefer

ARA Heavy Haul Interview questions with Managing Director for Holland Rail Services, Kevin Piefer Q: Kevin, why did Holland LP, a North American based company, decide to branch out to Australia? Is Holland doing business in any other countries? A: Holland is a company that innovates, builds upon its innovations, and then operates what it…

8 Mar 2021, by Informa Insights

Technology | Transport & Logistics

Getting ready for FRMCS – the next chapter in rail

The rail sector is moving towards an exciting future, marked by advances in automation, IoT, and predictive analytics. However, to unlock its full potential, the sector will need a strong communications framework, underpinned by mission-critical networks and, crucially, standardisation supported by the global vendor community, argues Rory Mcdonnell of Nokia. “The industry’s current communications vehicle,…

23 Nov 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Transport & Logistics

Automatic Success with Automatic Inspections. Keep Moving to Succeed

Automated inspection of rolling stock dramatically improves maintenance workflows.   The move to automated inspections is driving change in the longest, heaviest, and highest value rail operations in the world. Many of these operations use Trimble technology to improve how they operate, maintain, and utilise their assets.   Trimble condition monitoring solutions enable the detailed condition assessment of rail…

5 Nov 2020, by Abdul Bhuiyan

Infrastructure | Transport & Logistics

Informed Decisions with Digitized Rolling Stock Condition Data

Know what is ahead. Increase the value of rail data and act on data insights with condition monitoring solutions that optimize efficiency and availability.   As the focus on innovation within the rail industry increases, many rail operators are looking towards digitization to optimize their performance, improve safe operation, reduce costs, and streamline their business…

20 Oct 2020, by Abdul Bhuiyan
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