Tag: 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

Technology

Transport & Logistics

Bombardier’s solution for tram networks in growing cities

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

Energy & Utilities

Infrastructure

Continuing Snowy’s legacy

“Every time you sip your coffee in the morning, you must be thankful for Snowy. After all, Australia’s first ever coffee arrived in Cooma”, said Dean Lynch, Snowy 2.0 Relations Manager, ahead of the Snowy Region Construction & Development Conference. He is referring to the legacy of the Snowy Mountains Scheme – the 25-year, “nation…

29 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Snowy Region Construction and Development 2018 | An interview with John Barilaro MP, Deputy Premier of NSW

Ahead of the Snowy Region Construction and Development Conference, we sat down with The Hon. John Barilaro MP, Deputy Premier of NSW and Leader of the NSW Nationals, to discuss the potential impact of Snowy 2.0, and how the Government is supporting the development of the region. Snowy Hydro 2.0 is set to provide a…

8 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Be part of Project i-TRACE to transform the Australian rail sector

Danny Broad, Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), writes about the ARA’s collaboration with GS1 Australia to standardise how materials are identified to eliminate the current challenge of managing efficient maintenance, repair and overhaul processes. The landscape in which our rail industry operates today is large and complex, causing challenges with cost,…

11 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Uncategorised

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

Cyber security issues for future intelligent transport systems

Just a few years ago the world was shaken by the WannaCry cyberattack which saw computers being hijacked and ransomed for bitcoin values in excess of $40,000. More than 200,000 victims across 150 countries were affected; and although a coding glitch allowed it to be intercepted after just a few days, the attack served as…

22 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

The future of rail

The rise of urbanisation and ‘mega cities’ is demanding greater connectivity and efficiency in our transportation networks – and inviting a significant amount of innovation in the process. As a result, disruptive innovation is rife - occurring in all facets of the transport sector. In mass transit, recent examples can be seen in operating and…

21 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Harmonising the rail industry’s digital future – the Smart Rail Initiative

The internet of things (IoT) – the concept of adding intelligence and direct communication between machines to improve their efficiency - is set to cause mass, cross-industry disruption. The number of IoT devices grew 31 percent year-on-year in 2017; and by 2020, the global market value is projected to be $7.1 trillion. But while the…

15 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Technology

Transport & Logistics

Urban rail and smart cities of the future

In recent years, 'smart cities' have created a lot of industry buzz, conjuring up images of flying cars, talking fridges and robot uprisings. But the question remains whether our growing obsession with technology is useful to the development of our cities and, in particular, what it means for the future of Australia’s transport networks. Ahead…

7 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Enhancing safeworking decision making and business performance in rail

Effective safeworking controls are vital for reducing the risk of collision after a signal is passed at danger (SPAD). But what happens when the Locomotive Engineer makes an unintended approach speed error or simply forgets where to stop? While many Locomotive Engineers are highly skilled at rapid, high pressure decision-making, human error is an ever-present…

25 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

Leadership & Communication

Transport & Logistics

The yoga of rail

In an industry defined by rules, rigor and regulation it is often difficult to challenge the corporate traditions of rail. Much like train tracks, the sector is notoriously linear and logical; with objective decision-making and short-term operational demands often taking precedence over more transformative leadership efforts. On top of that, the high degree of multi-tasking…

22 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic