Pre-Conference Workshops: Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Workshop A

9:00 am - 11:30 am Analysing the German ETCS Migration Strategy: Implementing Digital Solutions to Enhance Train Control and Signalling

Germany is currently planning to deliver a complete replacement of their existing signalling technology. They are harnessing digitalization and new technologies to increase capacity, make more efficient use of railway infrastructure, save costs, tackle demographic challenges and maintain the railway’s competitiveness in the longer term. This workshop delves into this journey and discusses key challenges with implementation.

What will this workshop cover?
  • Specifying the case study of ETCS migration and challenges that must be overcome to improve signalling and optimize train networks
  • Navigating the continuous improvement of the network and the lessons learnt
  • Creating a framework for implementation through process and procedure, and how to track your progress


FREE site tour

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Complementary Site Tour Visit Sydney Train’s New Rail Operations Centre

The new Sydney Trains Rail Operations Centre, The ROC, commenced operations in early 2019.

This exclusive site visit provides conference delegates with an opportunity to see the new building and control room. It also gives delegates the opportunity to meet some of the ROC Program Infrastructure building team and to understand some of the building and fit-out design principles and considerations.

This tour will have limited numbers, which will be confirmed closer to the tour date.

Places are limited, so make sure you book your place now!

Workshop B

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Applying Automation, ETCS & CBTC to deliver world class railways

What will this workshop cover?
  • Implementing ETCS and CBTC with a focus on the customer
  • Discussing the key challenges behind implementation on multiple systems
  • How to continuously maintain and improve networks into the future focus, with a focus on scalability and standardization