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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 …

Raising rail freight efficiency and reliability with Rachel Johnson

Are your freight trains operating at full loads? How efficient are your rail freight operation at interchange terminals? Do you know what the industry best practices for raising freight volumes, cost efficiencies and operations productivity are? Here at Asia Pacific Rail 2016, we gather the region’s leading rail leaders to share their insights and best practices in improving their rail …

Improving rail efficiency and experience with Auckland Transport’s David Warburton

As we progress towards greener, smarter cities of the future, there is an increasing need for public transport systems to become more efficient. Not only to alleviate the traffic conditions and the number of cars on the road, but also to provide a comfortable experience to the road. To do so, both the central and local government are working together …

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The future of rail ticketing

From token systems to card systems, from individual operator ticketing to an integrated transport ticketing system, rail ticketing has evolved significantly over the years. As we move into the digital age, what lies in the future of rail ticketing? Are we moving towards a card-based or a cloud-based future? When it comes to rail ticketing and fare collection in Singapore, …

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Ensuring Operational Readiness with Melissa Alessandrini

As the backbone of transportation, urban metro services are not only important modes of transport for the daily rush, they are sometimes, the only available and easily accessible mode of transportation, especially during special occasions. With aging assets, terrorism threats, larger national celebrations and more, there is a great need for rail operators to ensure that their networks are ready …

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Rail Transformations with KTMB’s Mahendran Suppiah

With higher passenger expectations, rising costs and changing macroeconomic factors, there is an increasing need for rail operators to step up their game in order to stay ahead of the competition. One key player will be Malaysia’s Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), which is undergoing transformation to improve its rail economics and operational efficiency. As the General Manager for Train …

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Paving the Future of Rail with T. C. Chew

T C Chew is a rail veteran who has seen the ups and downs of the rail industry. With over 40 years of railway and construction industry experience with the last 20 years at senior management level in organisations such as Land Transport Authority Singapore, Bombardier Transportation and MTR Corporation, T C has understands the operations and challenges faced by …

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Huawei offer technology insights at Asia Pacific Rail

As we move into the digital age and with increasing needs for increased service reliability, having the sustainable rail communications becomes ever more important. However, there are several challenges that rail operators face in terms of rail communications including: Traditional communications networks supporting train signalling are struggling to keep up with current operations demands. With unstable transmissions, vulnerability to interference, …

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Speaker Update: Mr Hyperloop is coming to Asia Pacific Rail 2016

Imagine this:  You’re running late. Instead of waiting by the road for red/busy cab, you jump into the cabin and be whisked from one destination to your destination through a super tube within seconds. Does this sound like the perfect situation right out of a science fiction book? Here’s the good news: This is no longer an impossible dream; its becoming a reality. Since …