Tag: Light rail

Transport & Logistics

The role of light rail in an integrated future transport network

In Sydney, seven out of every ten trips are made in a private vehicle, but with an 11.8 million population increase forecast by 2030, the city’s already congested highways will need to see a reduction in this percentage. Providing an efficient, reliable and integrated public transport network may be one of the best ways to…

19 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic


Transport & Logistics

How Bombardier is addressing network and operational challenges in Melbourne’s tram network

The Melbourne tram network is the largest in the world, consisting of 250 km of double track that is serviced using a range of trams and modern light rail vehicles (LRVs) of varying age and configuration. Over recent years, the proportion of modern LRV’s in the fleet has increased, as longer low-floor trams with greater…

11 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

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

Transport & Logistics

RISSB’s top priorities for 2016

The countdown is on for RISSB's Rail Safety Conference which is taking place in Adelaide on the 4th and 5th April. In preparation for the event we spent a few moments with RISSB's CEO Paul Daly and gained some insight into RISSB's priorities, what he sees as the next generation of standards and what some…

23 Mar 2016, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Light Rail Project In Jerusalem: Opportunities & Challenges

The popularity of light rail in Australia shows no sign of waning as we step into 2016. In NSW alone we have seen the recent extension to the Inner West line, works begin on the line from Circular Quay to Randwick, and plans released for Parramatta and Newcastle. Practically the first thing Malcolm Turnbull did upon becoming…

20 Jan 2016, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Light rail the perfect match for modern lifestyles | Sandrine Gaubert, Keolis Downer

Sandrine Gaubert is Network Development Strategy Manager for Keolis Downer and works along the network teams for both Yarra Trams and Keolis Downer Gold Coast. She will be speaking at the 2015 Light Rail conference, 5 -6 March in Sydney. We sat down with Sandrine to talk about her background and the recent renaissance in…

27 Feb 2015, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

When rail meets road: Making trams safer with Clément Michel, Yarra Trams

Clément Michel is currently Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Trams and will be a keynote speaker at the 2015 Rail Safety conference. Clement was kind enough to sit down with us in the lead up to the conference to talk about his experience and the important issues facing rail with regards to safety. Clément, can…

13 Feb 2015, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

From the London Tube to Light Rail in Toronto | Interview with Andy Byford

Andy Byford is the CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). He previously held senior positions with international rail operators including Rail Corporation NSW, Sydney (RailCorp) and the London Underground. Andy also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Passenger Transit Association (APTA) Andy will be delivering an international keynote on the first…

6 Feb 2015, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Why is light rail so attractive as a transport network?

Graham Sibery is Executive Director, Rail Operations and Safety, Department of Transport and Infrastructure, SA. He will be speaking at the Light Rail Conference, 5-6 March 2015 in Sydney. Watch this interview with Graham on why Light Rail is such an appealing alternative to other transport networks. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjy6asuBFIs] South Australia is one step ahead of much…

16 Jan 2015, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

The smartest urban transit solution? Discussion heats up around light rail

Light rail is increasingly being adopted as a key component of effective integrated public transport in many Australasian cities. The recent successful launch of GoldLinQ, Queensland's first light rail system and Sydney’s Inner West Light Rail Extension, highlight the increasing popularity of the mode, underlined by a growing political will to invest more in light…

2 Nov 2014, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

The importance of innovation – Birth of Laing O’Rourke’s Engineering Excellence Group

Innovation plays a vital part in moving Australian rail forward. The Engineering Excellence Group created by Laing O’Rourke is an example that our industry recognises the importance of innovation, and is doing what we can to actively support the rail sector. Stephen Pascall, Rail Sector Lead Australia Hub at Laing O'Rourke joined us in the…

23 Jul 2014, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

NSW government plans major rail investments

The NSW government will invest $9 billion in public transport infrastructure and services over the next year, according to the latest state budget. Of that, around $1.5 million has been allocated towards new rail and light rail initiatives in Sydney - a decision welcomed by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA). "Liveable cities are built for…

23 Jun 2014, by Test1 Test1