How Deutsche Bahn is managing project success through effective procurement strategies

The rail industry is booming in Asia with rail projects as well as up and coming suppliers and partners capable of providing the latest technologies and components to build and operate railway of the future. This represents in important opportunity for rail procurement officers to improve their procurement strategies to improve project success, but the most important question is how? …

David Warburton

Asia Pacific Rail 2016 Event highlights: 10 minutes with David Warburton, Auckland Transport

With more than NZD 2.5 billion to be invested in Auckland’s City Rail Link, did you managed to catch David Warburton, Chief Executive of Auckland Transport‘s presentation on “Rail as the backbone of an integrated transportation ecosystem” at Asia Pacific Rail? Following his exciting session, we sat down with David to find out what are the key challenges and upcoming …

Chua Chong Kheng LTA

Asia Pacific Rail 2016 Event highlights: 10 minutes with LTA’s Chua Chong Kheng

Asia Pacific Rail was once again successfully organized from 22-23 March 2016, gathering over 1,100 attendees from over 400 organizations and 35 countries. After his exciting presentation on Enhancing Singapore’s Rail System – Moving Beyond Rail Network Expansion, we sat down onsite with Mr. Chua Chong Kheng, Infrastructure and Development, Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore to find out his key challenges and future plans …

Dirk Ahlborn

Asia Pacific Rail 2016 Event highlights: The Hyperloop Future with Dirk Ahlborn, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

The first trials of the Hyperloop have started. Did you managed catch Dirk in his keynote slot at Asia Pacific Rail 2016? Here’s a snippet of our interview with him at the show: How’s your California project shaping up? We filed the building permits in the beginning of the year and the land surveying and mapping and depending on the …

Singapore's metro network

Interview with LTA’s Mr Chua Chong Kheng

Singapore’s first MRT train rolled out in 1987, and by 1995, we had North South and East West lines spanning the length and breadth across our island. We have two LRT lines, one was challenging as it is implemented within a matured residential estate. The other was planned and implemented together with our housing programme and it is a showcase of …

Train doors

Resignalling metro networks with Richard Wong

As the signalling systems of developed metros in the region reach the age of replacement, rail operators face a key challenge in resignalling. From the design, coordination, migration of the system and the commissioning of the system, the high complexity of the systems and the need to minimise disruption to existing operations, make resignalling a great challenge. Furthermore, as the …