Tag: Rail Infrastructure

Transport & Logistics

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Site Tour Confirmed for Heavy Haul Rail Attendees

Driving Innovation to Deliver Efficiencies is the central theme of our 6th annual Heavy Haul Rail Conference which will take place at Mackay Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 24th and 25th August. The Australasian Railway Association and Informa are proud to have developed an agenda showcasing the best in local and international project expertise…

8 Jul 2016, 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

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 Informa Insights

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

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 Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Galilee Basin development to commence shortly

The Galilee Basin, one of Queensland's most promising yet untapped mining regions, is set to soon see development due to government initiatives to open up the area. On June 16, the Queensland government officially announced the Galilee Basin State Development Area (SDA), a step that will introduce almost 30,000 jobs in the state. As one of…

20 Jun 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Q&A with Adam Oliver: Overcoming the challenges of rail deployment communications with MPLS

Safe and reliable communications are a critical component in operating modern railway networks. Voice radio, signalling, asset protection, CCTV, station services and alarms form the basis of a typical rail system, with telephony, data and internet connectivity between offices shaping corporate requirements. In the lead up to AusRAIL 2014, Adam Oliver, Senior Communications Engineer at…

18 Jun 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

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 Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

State budgets show promising investment in rail infrastructure

The recommendations from individual state budgets are always anticipated with keen interest, with key industries across Australia often impacted. In promising indications for the country's railway sector, several of the budgets released this month demonstrate a healthy commitment to boosting all-important rail infrastructure. Here we take a look at the states that declared the biggest…

13 May 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Inner West Light Rail open for service

Sydney's much-anticipated Inner West Light Rail extension finally opened for service on March 27, with key government and industry figures commending the immense impact it will have on the city's public transport infrastructure. The Inner West Light Rail project, an investment valued at around $176 million, will extend the capacity of the existing rail service…

4 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights