Digital train control technologies and automation will become a mainstay in the rail network of the future and many, if not all operators in Aus & NZ, are aware of the benefits these capabilities hold. That said, many a project have come unstuck in terms of time to delivery, implementation challenges and stakeholder friction which have ultimately created a mismatch in the expected v/s realised value from these projects. Doc Frank, has a strong opinion on why and sees some significant changes in thinking and approaches necessary so that Australian rail network moves from strength to strength.
As a part of the broader Digital Systems Project, Sydney Trains is now in process of working through how the control room can become proactive as the rail network sets itself up for busier days that are imminent in the near future. Upgrading its TMS is critical part of making this proactivity possible and in the words of NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance, “This is an important step in the process of upgrading our network with internationally proven technology that boosts safety, capacity, and reliability, and enhances the customer experience.” In this session, hear:
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Amba as a part of the Operational Readiness group at Sydney Trains has recently helped Sydney Trains operationalize Automatic Train Protection (ATP) across its Illawarra line with zero incidents and is now helping scale her change management, onboarding and training approach to make ATP a reality across all Sydney Trains lines. As Sydney Trains prepares to adopt ETCS L2 in the next few years, Amba will share the emerging practices, thinking and methodologies required to introduce change that sticks as complex projects and visions roll out across rail networks.
As railway operators demand higher productivity and throughput to meet increasing patronage and changing needs, shrinking maintenance windows and tightening of available asset repair budgets necessitate responsive strategies to ensure continued safe operations, service reliability whilst at the same time looking at ways to create greater efficiencies.
Monash Institute of Railway Technology, the premier track and vehicle railway research centre in Australia has developed intelligent automated condition monitoring tools which are integrated into normal railway operations. In this session learn how these tools automatically collect dynamic vehicle performance data and identify high risk track related defects, and the precise locations of the defects, capable of sending remote data that can be analysed in real time.
Kevin Lill is focused on helping Rio Tinto think through forward looking challenges with AutoHaul, the largest automation project in the world, well underway. Currently, he is working through how the traditional rail maintenance team and strategy needs to radically change from its statistical approach towards rail decisions and maintenance regimes to sustain the reliability, cost-savings and productivity that automation in train control enables. In this session he takes you through: