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Cyber security train control – lessons learned

From station, to track-side, to train, the internet of things (IoT) 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 significantly reduced operational expenditure. However, with all the excitement that connected infrastructure brings to…

4 Sep 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

Transport & Logistics

NZ Rail: Powering the economy

The significance of transport as an indispensable component of economic development has long been recognised. The substantive economic cost of  transport infrastructure is a key requisite for economic growth. In New Zealand, the critical role of transporting people and goods makes an essential contribution to the above-average standard of living largely enjoyed by the population.…

6 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Close-Up: Dr Deborah Hume

Dr Deborah Hume is the General Manager of Rail Passenger Group at KiwiRail.  She joined the company in 2010 and led the operations of the New Zealand’s long distance passenger train services Scenic Journeys and Wellington’s Tranz Metro.  She is passionate about her work and is keen to keep a professional promise, as she expressed…

10 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Close-Up: Peter Reidy

This February, New Zealander Peter Reidy took over the reins at KiwiRail from Jim Quinn. Mr Reidy, who previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer Infrastructure Services and a number of different leadership roles at Downer EDI will continue to implement KiwiRail's transformation strategy initiated by his predecessor. Attendees at the 2014 NZ Rail…

13 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights