Tag: Sydney

Transport & Logistics

Sydney’s light rail network open for tender

One of New South Wales' largest railway engineering projects reached its next phase after three international consortia were called to tender for its delivery and operation. A range of high-calibre international groups will vie for the Public Private Partnership contract to Sydney's CBD and South East Light Rail, which includes everything from the design and…

19 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Vehicle testing underway on Sydney’s Inner West light rail project

Sydney's Inner West Light Rail extension moved a step closer to completion with the announcement that vehicle testing on the extension will continue to be carried out over the next several weeks. The conclusion of the project's latest phase saw nine new stops being completed, including at Leichhardt North, Marion, Lewisham West and Dulwich Hill. According to Minister for Transport…

7 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Best stands 2013: AusRAIL rewards exhibitors for their hard work

In the last week of November, Sydney played host to AusRAIL PLUS 2013 and the 10th World Congress on Railway Research.  The successful joint events welcomed 7038 attendees from 36 nations over the four days. The AusRAIL PLUS 2013 exhibition was the largest AusRAIL exhibition held to-date, with 373 exhibition companies showcasing their products and…

16 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Announcing Direct Action Policy Conference

The newly elected Abbott government has started fleshing out aspects of its soon-to-be implemented climate change policy. Direct Action will initiate a move from an emissions trading scheme to an Emissions Reduction Fund – A decision that has undoubtedly sparked debate from the opposition and resistance from a number of organisations. It is in this…

31 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Railway engineering maintenance ‘vital for the future’

Railway engineering maintenance is an important part of securing the future of Australia's rail networks, an industry organisation has stated. The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) said federal and state governments should examine the bigger picture when it comes to establishing policies for the ongoing operation of rural rail lines. Chief executive of the ARA Bryan…

24 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

CRC for Rail Innovation awards Rail Innovation Scholarships to attend the 10th World Congress on Railway Research 2013

Sydney plays proud host to the 10th World Congress on Railway Research 2013 over the 25th – 28th November 2013. Combined with AusRAIL PLUS 2013 the two events represent the very last conference and exhibition to be held in the soon to be redeveloped Convention and Exhibition Centre. Across both events the organisers expect to…

23 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Assessing the best maintenance strategies for railway infrastructure

Rail safety has been heatedly discussed lately after two separate derailments occurred on Sydney's light rail and in the Canadian town of Lac-Mégantic. Experts have discussed the need for better asset management in order to prevent failure and asset degradation. We asked a range of industry leaders what railway operators and owners should expect from their asset…

22 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Presentations: Transport infrastructure driving productivity in NSW

Since the release of the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan in December 2012, there has been a wide range of responses from community and industry sectors on some of its major projects. NSW has the strongest economy in Australia, but it also has some issues within the transport sector that may be seen to…

5 Sep 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

ARA highlights rail industry election proposals

The need for increased railway engineering funding is just one of the issues that has been raised by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) ahead of the upcoming federal election. ARA chairman Lindsay Tanner said the nation's rail industry contributes millions of dollars to the economy, as well as employing more than 100,000 people across the…

29 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

RailCorp split sparks debate amongst industry professionals

The start of this month marked the official split of RailCorp into Sydney Trains and NSW Trains. Sydney Trains will be led by a new chief executive. Howard Collins has until recently been at the helm of the London Underground and has led similar changes on London’s Metropolitan Line. Behind the scenes, the creation of…

19 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights