Extending the lifetime of rail assets

As mature rail operators in the region are facing the issue of aging rail issues, a decision has to be made between refurbishment and replacement of assets. Rail operators in the region are starting to implement condition monitoring technologies to monitor the health of their rail assets. By diligently capturing and analysing asset data and information related to asset condition, …

Signalling experts gather to discuss best practices

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 …

Meet these Rail Leaders at Asia Pacific Rail 2017

Today’s rail operators are faced with increasing passenger capacity and greater demands to maintain reliable and efficient services. In this challenging operational climate, rail leaders have to navigate new challenges. How can the health of rail assets be maintained with cost constraints? How do emerging technologies be utilised to improve rail operations? What are the big picture management issues to …

Deploying AI to manage complex maintenance schedules

In a typical week, 10,000 engineers are deployed to carry out maintenance works on Hong Kong’s subway systems. The boss who singly schedules tasks for thousands of workers is an AI program, designed by Andy Chun of Hong Kong’s City University and partnered with MTR Corporation to integrate it into their systems. The tasks used to be scheduled by humans. In fact, …