Tag: rail asset

Transport & Logistics

A more collective approach is required for rail asset management

On the 23rd June 2014, the inaugural RISSB's Rail Asset Management workshop was held in Sydney in front of broad range of industry. There was representation from rail operators, asset owners, constructors, consultants, suppliers and government which provided a real balance to the day. The workshop looked into various aspects of Asset Management. The morning sessions covered…

30 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

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 Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Sixth rail Centre of Excellence set to open in Sydney

Another new rail maintenance facility is set to open its doors in the New South Wales capital, the latest in a series of centres that have been constructed thanks to state government funding. The new rail Centre of Excellence - the sixth out of a total of eight to be built in New South Wales…

9 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

QLD, ACT state budgets show promise for rail

The Queensland and Australian Capital Territory governments released their individual state budgets on June 3, and both show plenty of promise for the regions' rail infrastructure. Following the release of the federal budget last month, a lot of attention was directed towards the perceived lack of dedicated rail funding, while substantial investment was allocated to…

11 Jun 2014, by Informa Insights

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 Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Victoria on board with National Rail Safety Regulator

With Australia's national transport reform continually gathering steam, the state of Victoria provided a massive boost with the news that it will implement an important piece of legislation. The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) announced earlier this week that Victoria will be joining the National Rail Safety Regulator. As such, the Rail…

27 May 2014, by Informa Insights