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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 …

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Deutsche Bahn has €10 billion to spend annually – can you help?

With 10 billion euros to be invested annually in the next five years, on upgrading its network and rolling stocks, Deutsche Bahn has established its International Procurement Office Asia  (IPO) based in Shanghai, China in search of new Asian suppliers to work with. Its head, Michael Boback will be joining us at Asia Pacific Rail in Hong Kong this March, to offer his …

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Speaker Update: George Clark, leader of London Underground’s resignalling project

With 11 lines, 270 stations, 402 km of track and an annual ridership of approximately 1.305 billion, London Underground is one of the world’s largest underground public transit networks (and its first). Despite being over 150 years old, London Underground harnesses some of the industry most advanced technologies. With Asian metros reaching the age of replacements of their signalling systems, …