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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

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

Energy & Utilities | Infrastructure | Planning & Design | Social Policy | Technology | Transport & Logistics

Ethical innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship – how Tia Kansara is paving the way for a new economy

  The word ‘innovation’ means different things to different people. To many it is synonymous with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, or the automation of roles previously carried out by humans. But for ecosystem designer and founder of Replenish.Earth Ltd, Dr Tia Kansara, the word innovation is more about ethical rather than digital advancement. Dr Kansara…

20 Jul 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Better Outcomes through Collaboration in Rail Safety

Enhancing Safety through Collaboration is the central theme of the RISSB Rail Safety 2017 Conference, why is collaboration so important across the rail industry? "No one person or one organisation knows all the answers or is an expert on everything. By organisations working together around rail safety it brings many strengths and a great deal…

1 Mar 2017, by Niamh Horan

Transport & Logistics

Collaboration Key for Rail Safety Wins

Collaboration - the key to continued safety wins for the rail industry in Australia and the main focus of the Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board annual Rail Safety Conference will take place in Brisbane on the 4th and 5th April 2017. We are excited to bring together a faculty of speakers from across the…

17 Feb 2017, by Niamh Horan

Transport & Logistics

Light Rail Innovation

In less than two weeks the Light Rail industry will meet on the Gold Coast for two days of discussion on planning, development and delivery of Light Rail in Australia. Australian projects are utilizing cutting edge technology and control systems as well as showcasing innovative light rail vehicles and platform solutions. As we approach the…

10 Feb 2017, by Lisa Hedlund
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