Tag: passenger rail

Mining & Resources

The Scandinavian take on heavy haul rail

Thomas Nordmark, Rail Road Specialist at LKAB Business & Technology Development – Sweden talks about the similarities of railway operations in Sweden and Australia, and the challenges of increasing axle-load for freight rail in Scandinavia. Sweden and Australia represent, on the face of it, two very different operating environments – however there are undoubtedly common…

21 Aug 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Telecommunication ensures safety in DPTI’s Rail Revitalisation Program

With ARA's Telecommunications & Train Control Conference only three weeks away, we were joined by Luigi Rossi, Executive Director of Public Transport Strategic Projects at Government of South Australia, to talk about the significance of Adelaide's Rail Revitalisation Program and the role telecommunication plays in such challenging project. The Rail Revitalisation Program led by the Department of Planning,…

17 Jul 2014, by test test

Technology

Telecommunications – The backbone of Sydney Trains’ underground infrastructure

Telecommunications is fast becoming the chosen communication method for the rail industry. From increasing the efficiency, safety and reliability of operations to enhancing passenger experience, telecommunications and train control are essential to improving the growing and diversified demands of rail organisations. In the lead up to the ARA’s inaugural Telecommunications & Train Control Conference, we…

8 Jul 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

NSW government selects North West Rail Link preferred operator

The Northwest Rapid Transit consortium has been officially chosen as the preferred operator of the North West Rail Link - currently Australia's largest ongoing public transport infrastructure project. The announcement was made by the New South Wales government on June 24, following a comprehensive review process in which two consortiums competed for the sought-after contract. The Northwest Rapid…

2 Jul 2014, by test test

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 test test

Transport & Logistics

New light rail to fuel Newcastle’s growth

The city of Newcastle is on track to enjoy improved public transport infrastructure following the announcement of a new light rail project. Minister for Planning Pru Goward and Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian recently confirmed the route for the Newcastle Light Rail, which will encompass both the rail corridor and Hunter Street. Trains will travel…

28 May 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

The push in demand for onboard connectivity

Thanks to the rise of mobile devices, people today are more connected than ever before. This means that public access to networks such as 4G and Wi-Fi is no longer luxury, but rather an expectation of a well-developed city. People are demanding these services in practically any public environment they step into, from libraries and…

21 May 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

NSW receives rail boost in the form of new intercity trains

The 2014 federal budget was not kind on Australia's rail infrastructure. Although it dedicated some funding to improving the country's rail network, this was a mere smidgen compared to what other infrastructure projects - roads in particular - were allocated. However, it appears the NSW government at least is committed to improving rail in its…

20 May 2014, by test test

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 test test