Tag: rail engineering

Transport & Logistics


Cyber security train control – lessons learned

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

4 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

‘Interoperability’ – its significance and importance – 4Tel MD gives us some insight

On the 18th and 19th August Informa will be holding its annual Telecommunications and Train Control Forum at the InterContinental Sydney. Telecommunications & Train Control 2015 will bring together passenger and freight rail operators, transport agencies, track owners, regulators and technology suppliers to assess telecommunications solutions and explore the capabilities of a shared future. In…

30 Jul 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

The Track Insider: Safety on rail projects – large and small

I read with interest the Major projects guideline[1] recently released by the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator and thought that the advice provided in the document applies as much to small projects as to large ones. In fact I suspect that sometimes the smaller projects may be more at risk than large ones…

11 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

The Track Insider: Rolling stock – what happens when it doesn’t fit?

Many of us would have been somewhat amused when we read[1] in May last year that the French railways had ordered trains which were too wide to fit within the dimensions of many of their older platforms. It seems that SNCF, the national rail operator, procured the rolling stock based on their own specifications and…

7 Apr 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

The Track Insider: Unexpected consequences

Sometimes the best intentioned actions by one railway discipline can have unexpected consequences for another. Bob Hammer recalls just one example from his career. Back in the 1970s, as a young civil engineer, I was appointed as the first District Engineer for Parkeston, part of the Permanent Way branch of Commonwealth Railways / Australian National…

12 Mar 2015, 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

Transferring specialist rail knowledge to increase productivity and operational safety

By Paul Bladon, Partner, St George Consulting* and Chairman of RISSB’s Wheel Rail Interface Forum and Rail Turnouts Workshop.  RISSB’s goal is the enhancement of our industry’s safety, efficiency, productivity and performance, and with increasing demands being placed on rail transport this mandate is significant for all of our organisations. This was first time that…

20 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights