Tag: railway

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

Close-up: Ivelise Longhi, President, METRO-DF

We’re honoured to have Ivelise Longhi, President, METRO-DF deliver a presentation on Brasília’s Metro expansion at the inaugural Urban Rail Brazil conference in São Paulo, Brazil on the 17 October 2013. From a background in architecture and Federal Government, Ivelise Longhi has a distinguished career and commitment to advancing urban planning. Ivelise Maria Longhi Pereira da…

5 Sep 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

The next generation in IRJ design and rail engineering

We had the opportunity to have a chat with Professor Manicka Dhanasekar (Sekar) and Dr Nannan (Roger) Zong of Infrastructure Engineering in the School of Civil Engineering at Queensland University of Technology prior to the RISSB National Rail Turnouts Workshop. Pofessor Sekar has an esteemed and long career in academia including the publication of over…

14 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

The role of rail in port of arrival supply chains

The national freight task is growing at a rapid rate. Transporting an increasing volume of imports and exports across the country will put more and more pressure on the nation’s infrastructure and communities. We had the chance to speak with Peter Koning, Technical Director Strategic Planning & Advisory at AECOM and NSW Chapter Chair at…

22 Aug 2012, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Economy to rely more on rail

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=D63afzt1uV0] BRYAN NYE, CEO, Australasian Railway Association Rail will play an increasing role in the Australian economy as exports, trade between the states and passenger traffic expand, says Bryan Nye, CEO of the Australasian Rail Association. With so much of Australia’s exports such as iron ore and coal relying on rail, it will be vital…

8 Oct 2008, by Informa Insights