MetroRail 2016 - Day 2


Miles Ashley

Chairman’s opening remarks

Miles Ashley, director, Transport for London
Ciro Biderman

Opening Keynote Address: How you can effectively use data and analytics to drive the smart cities of the future

Themes include:
  • Using data to predict the impact on roads, highways and public transport networks caused by subway line closures, planned road-works or transit maintenance projects, and recommend the optimum change in transit schedules and communication strategy to deal with the impact
  • Predicting the impact of major unplanned events such as a transit labour strike on transport utilisation and the local economy
  • Detecting and predicting the likely occurrence of everyday planned service incidents and recommending the optimum response
  • Using data modelling to predict effect of planned network expansion work to give you a clear understanding of the patterns of usage and the impact of land use and development decisions 
Ciro Biderman, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief of Staff, SPTrans, Brazil, Sao Paulo City Hall
Desmond Kuek

Moving People, Enhancing Lives: SMRT’s Transformation Journey

Themes include:
  • Renewing An Ageing System To Meet The Increasing Demands Of A Growing Population
  • Harnessing Technology In Operations And Maintenance
  • Adapting To A New Financial Framework To Ensure Sustainability
  • Evolving As A Company To Focus On Commuter-Centricity
Desmond Kuek, President and Group CEO, SMRT
Panel discussion

What can urban rail learn from other industries and how is the internet of everything impacting your industry?

Themes include:
  • What can transportation learn from other industries and how can we effectively apply that knowledge to our networks?
  • How can we use big data tools to find the weaknesses in our systems?
  • Once we have collected data through the use of sensors in passenger counting and ticketing systems how do we collate that data to use it to streamline operations, reduce costs and better serve travellers?
  • Ultimately how do you present that data in a compelling report that is revealing and informative to the areas that matter? 
Moderator: Richard Jones, Business Sector Director, Rail, TS Catapult
Ciro Biderman, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief of Staff, SPTrans, Brazil, Sao Paulo City Hall
Mariano Cermesoni, Gerente De Planeamiento, Subterraneos de Buenos Aires
River Tamoor Baig and Alejandro Saucedo, Co-Founders, HackTrain


round tables

Global Project Roundtables - Click here to view tables

At each round table, the project leader will talk for 5 minutes, following the format as below
  • Project introduction, highlighting particular challenges specific to that project
  • Project progress, emphasising supplier and partner relations
  • Project summary – what would we do differently if we tackled this project again?
The table will then move on to discussion for 40 minutes.
There will then be one rotation, giving participants the opportunity to have joined two round tables in total.
  • Calgary city's upcoming LRT extension plans
  • Malcom Logan

    Malcom Logan, General Manager, The City Of Calgary

  • CBTC Project: Buenos Aires Metro Line F
  • Mariano Cermesoni

    Mariano Cermesoni, Gerente De Planeamiento, Subterraneos de Buenos Aires

  • Looking at replacing catenary operation with new battery technology
  • Phil Hewitt

    Phil Hewitt, Metro Programme Director, Centro

  • Luas Cross City Tram Integration Project
  • Rory O'Connor

    Rory O'Connor, Deputy Chief Executive, Transport Infrastructure Ireland

  • Project Modernising NRC train control system to meet growing demands
  • Bello Roni

    Bello Roni, Deputy Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation

  • Project Warsaw Metro line 2 extension
  • Jerzy Lejk

    Jerzy Lejk, President of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Warsaw Metro Ltd.

  • Project: Achieving a C02 Neutral Station Building
  • Heiner Hühnerbein

    Heiner Hühnerbein, Team Leader Concept & Design, Deutsche Bahn AG

  • Project: Delivering a big infrastructure project in a major city centre
  • Peter Cushing

    Peter Cushing, Metrolink Director, Transport for Greater Manchester

  • Project: Designing Denmark’s first modern light rail vehicles
  • Claus Rehfeld Moshoj

    Claus Rehfeld Moshoj, Managing Director, Aarhus Letbane Is Tramways In Denmark

  • Project: Introducing UTO in Vienna
  • Nikolaus Panzera

    Nikolaus Panzera, Operation Manager, Wiener Linien

  • Project: Modernisation of the French railway network
  • Christian Schang

    Christian Schang, Major Project Director, SNCF Reseau

  • Project: Modernizing NRC train control system to meet growing demands
  • Bello Roni

    Bello Roni, Deputy Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation

  • Project: Odense Letbane - Tender standardisation
  • Mogens Hagelskær

    Mogens Hagelskær, CEO, Odense Tramway

  • Project: Santiago: Commissioning new lines to extend the network
  • Rodrigo Terrazas

    Rodrigo Terrazas, Director of Comissioning New Lines, Empresa de Transporte de Pasajeros Metro S.A.

  • Project: The construction of the North-South line in Cologne
  • Jörn Schwarze

    Jörn Schwarze, Technical Director, Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe Ag

  • Project: Upgrade of the red line in Stockholm Metro
  • Johan Von Schantz

    Johan Von Schantz, Technical Director, Stockholm Public Transport

  • The challenges of deliver the world’s largest signalling upgrade. Moderated by Thales and London Underground 4LM Project Leads
  • The challenges of implementing CBTC systems within tight time constraints
  • Kimmo Reiman

    Kimmo Reiman, Project Manager, Helsinki City Transport

  • Toulouse: Planning for the Toulouse Aerospace Express Line
  • Vincent Georjon

    Vincent Georjon, Deputy General Manager, SMTC - Tisséo

  • Using the savings from fuel & shares from the public to fund full electrification from wind & hydrail in Northern Germany
  • Holger Busch

    Holger Busch, Scientific Advisor, Fraktion Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen






    London Underground – What our past might teach us about future innovation

    Themes Include:
    • London’s capacity challenge
    • How transport shaped our city
    • How Transport for London might shape London’s future
    Miles Ashley, director, Transport for London

    Case study: Addis Ababa – Sub Saharan Africa’s first light-rail network

    Themes include:
    • Meeting the demand for public transportation in Addis Ababa
    • Introducing lightrail along major transport corridors and running alongside other transport services
    • Offering residence a safe, efficient and higher quality of public transport 
    Eng Getachew Betru, CEO, Ethiopian Railway Corporation

    How TfL is planning to harness the power of the Internet of Things

    • What does TfL view as the most important applications for the IoT?
    •  Understand how knowing where hotspots of traffic are will affect future planning
    •  What the future might hold for London Underground’s Internet of things
    Kuldeep Gharatya, Head of Innovation, Technical Strategy and Performance, London Underground

    Risk Management and Mitigation on Riyadh Metro

    • Delivering a largely elevated line to form the backbone of the city’s new world class public transport system
    • Integrating the latest automation and CBTC technology – Choosing futureproof systems 
    • Building futuristic landmark stations
    Pietro Bagnati, Project Director, Arriyadh New Mobility

    What is the future for procurement standardisation in light rail projects?

    • Lessons in standardisation and interface management
    • Harnessing innovation to improve performance and life-cycle costs
    • Maintaining strong relationships with all stakeholders
    Mogens Hagelskær, CEO, Odense Tramway

    Mission Critical voice and data on LTE private mobile radio

    • Interoperability for LTE private mobile radio networks
    • CBTC Mission Critical Train signaling on LTE
    • Voice trunking, CCTV streaming, and resilience through redundancy and cyber security features.​
    Norman Frisch, Chairman of the eLTE Industry Alliance, Marketing Director, Enterprise Business Group and Transport Sector, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd

    User cases: Condition based Maintenance in the context of metro line constraints

    Themes include:
    • How Alstom’s HealthHub allows you to monitor the health of your trains using advanced data analytics to predict their remaining lifecycle
    • Using an innovative approach in design to shift from the traditional mileage-based maintenance to condition-based and predictive maintenance
    • How can this be integrated into metro lines and what is the perspective for operators and maintainers?
    Raphael Signoret, Market and Portfolio Manager, Alstom

    Rails, turnouts and signalling technology from the technology leader

    ·         Heat-treated grooved rails, a worldwide USP for customer benefit
    ·         Grooved rail turnout systems and signaling for the future
    ·         Conclusion: availability and lifecycle cost of the tramway track
    Helmut Jäger, Engineering Department, voestalpine VAE GmbH
    Lukas Prettner, Product Manager, voestalpine Schienen GmbH

    A reliable and secure TETRA radio infrastructure for Metrô RIO and the Olympics 2016

    · Mission Critical Communication Networks for Metro operators
    · Integrating new technologies into existing networks          
    · Enhancing the safety of thousands of fans who will attend the Olympics


    Pablo Rocha, Sales Solution Manager LATAM, Kapsch Group

    15:00-15:30 NETWORKING BREAK


    Emma Thomas

    Case study: Building Canberra’s Light Rail

    • Smart mobility in a sustainable city – How Canberra plans to double their urban capacity in 40 years
    • Urban Transformation – Making Canberra a vibrant, sustainable and liveable city
    • Our future customer and their journeys – Using real time mobile information, integrated ticketing and keeping passengers connected
    Emma Thomas, Project Director, Capital Metro Agency
    Pasi Aarnio

    Case study: building the Tampere light rail system

    Themes include:
    • Creating an alliance model for the project, where the client, engineers and contractors work jointly in the execution
    • Developing one of the most significant infrastructure projects in Finland
    • Aiming for phase one completion in 2021 and phase two by 2025
    Pasi Aarnio, Project Manager, City of Tampere
    Stewart Mills

    Sydney Trains - Transforming into the smarter metro

    • Deploying enterprise asset management to improve service operations of the entire metro
    • Effective monitoring of lifecycle and performance of assets to optimise maintenance works and to account for replacement lead times
    • How will smart enterprise asset management ensure increased reliability and availability of services while maximising returns and values of assets?
    Stewart Mills, Executive Director, Engineering and Maintenance, Sydney Trains


    last published: 05/Jun/17 14:25 GMT