30 September - 01 October, 2019 | Bayview Eden, Melbourne, VIC
Dr Frank Heibel, Founder and Director at Doc Frank Rail Services

Dr Frank Heibel

Founder and Director
Doc Frank Rail Services

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Post Conference Interactive Workshops: Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

12:00 PM Workshop B: Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Integrating New Systems into Existing, Legacy Systems to Achieve a High Performing Railway

This workshop is appropriate for any rail operator and track owner that is considering or currently in the process of installing or integrating new systems within their network. One of the biggest challenges with rolling out new systems is coping with potential disruption that may occur and dealing with potential unforeseen circumstances. Therefore, learning how to effectively integrate new systems despite the boundaries of legacy systems is not just to assist with future proofing, but will pave the way to understanding what the future holds in terms of increasing demand and how to ensure that the network continues to deliver efficient, frequent and safe services.

How will you benefit from attending this workshop?

  • Getting communication between systems right: Ensuring the right information is used to get the new items onto the system
  • Developing a clear and precise plan to align new systems with future projections and goals
  • Evaluating the potential impact of new systems on maintenance and operations and preparing for the change
  • Working closely and effectively with suppliers and vendors to develop an effective system for your network and how you can collectively address the transformation process


Conference Day One: Monday, 30th September 2019

Monday, September 30th, 2019

3:30 PM A Tale of Two Cities: CBTC in Sydney and Melbourne

Melbourne and Sydney stand out as Australia's biggest cities, but also by the size of their transport investments. In line with best practice from other world-class cities, they both pursue a quest towards metro-style railway operation. However the approaches to get there are quite different in both cities, and the comparison gives important insights, particularly regarding metro planning for Melbourne.

  • Why copy/paste of Sydney Metro would not work for Melbourne
  • Why Melbourne could succeed in “metronising” its network
  • What pitfalls need to be avoided in doing so