MetroRail 2017 - Day 1

08:00

Registration

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Mr Mark Wild
09:00

Keynote Interview: Mark Wild, Managing Director, London Underground

Themes include:
  • How are TfL using technology to drive new business processes and boost efficiency on their network?
  • In what way do TfL use of data and analytics to make operational decisions and manage disruption?
  • What is the future technology that TfL will be adopting on their network?
  • How is TfL generating non-fare revenue and reinvesting it back into operations?
Mr Lincoln Leong
09:15

Keynote Interview: Lincoln Leong, CEO, MTR Group

Themes include:
  • Increasing transport and connectivity growth through integrated development
  • Offering new transport solutions: extending metro services even further to improve suburban links
  • Using state of the art sensor technology and big data to deliver operational excellence
  • Using digital technology and connected mobility to drive innovation in customer service
Mr Henrik Olsen
09:30

Keynote Interview: Henrik Plougmann Olsen, CEO, Metroselskabet

Themes include:
 
  • Creating one of the world’s most technically advanced urban railways
  • Challenges of automation, 24 hour operations and disruption
  • How to meet the digital demands of modern passengers on your rail network?
  • Integrating more sustainability to create smarter cities
Panel discussion
09:40

Keynote Panel: What will the ‘metro of the future’ look like? How do we still make the case for investment when digital competition is coming from the likes of the 'sharing economy'

Following their interviews, our keynote speakers will join a panel discussion, where they will debate some of the biggest challenges facing the industry. Key issues they will address include:
 
  • What are the big challenges facing operators of legacy metros as they seek to modernise ageing infrastructure? What should be their investment priority?
  • How will new technology such as the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, augmented reality, wearables, data science and 5G impact the way we will manage our operations in the future?
  • To what extent can we go driverless? Will automation become the default for future metros?
10:10

Speed networking

A fun, exciting and effective way to make a lot of initial connections (in a very different environment from the standard business networking meetings)
10:30

Networking refreshment break and exhibition viewing

Metro A
11:10

Technology and Strategy Roundtables - Click here to view tables

Participants take part in two 35 minute roundtables, brainstorming together with the expert moderator to produce their suggestions on what technology would work best for them. Topics include:
Lightrail
11:10

VOESTALPINE WORKSHOP - How can we maximize value for money of urban rail and metropolitan transit infrastructure?

voestalpine: leader in integrated public transport track systems
 
 
  • New interactive rail lifecycle tool for metros and tramways
  • Premium and super-premium rail solutions for high performance and low cost
  • Intelligent turnout monitoring systems as the basis for optimized asset management


 

PROJECT STORIES

LIGHTRAIL STORIES

LTE & PROJECTS

IOT AND SMART ASSET MONITORING

RailTel Day 1
12:20

Upgrading CBTC on the BART San Francisco network to grow capacity

Themes include:
  • A core feature of a broad range of investments: an insight into the big picture in San Francisco
  • Planning to overcome challenges of implementing CBTC in a brownfield site
  • Using technology to improve capacity and reliability
RailTel & IoT
12:20

How the Internet of Things can transform infrastructure maintenance?

Themes include:
 
  • Using digital transformation in industrial processes
  • How IOT can enabling operators to utilise equipment, tracks and stations more efficiently while dramatically reducing safety risks
  • Challenges of connecting to traditional legacy systems that are not designed for connectivity
RailTel Day 1
12:40

Case study: Implementing LTE on the Addis Ababa Light Rail Network

Themes include:
  • Understanding our main challenges faced through implementation of a 4G LTE network
  • Using LTE as the network for both telecommunications and signalling: a reliable technology
  • Upgrading and expanding the LTE network: working to provide a smooth upgrade
RailTel & IoT
12:40

Using real time driver data to improve rolling stock immobilisation time

Themes include:
•    Outlining the core benefits to our operation and maintenance processes
•    Using Bi-directional data allowing our drivers to understand specific problems with rolling stock
•    Understanding the core results seen in our operational performance
RailTel Day 1
13:00

Mission critical voice and data solutions for the transport sector

  • Providing operational efficiencies through use of LTE networks
  • Increasing staff safety and improving customer communication
  • Joining the control room with operational environmentsUsing applications to share data and manage resources effectively
RailTel & IoT
13:00

voestalpine: leader in integrated public transport track systems

Themes include:
 
  • New interactive rail lifecycle tool for metros and tramways
  • Premium and super-premium rail solutions for high performance and low cost
  • Intelligent turnout monitoring systems as the basis for optimized asset management
Dr Albert JÖRG, Product Management, voestalpine Schienen GmbH
Metro A
13:10

Unique condition monitoring of wheels and track through a single data set”

Themes include:


• Use live track information to reduce speed restrictions;
• Use live vehicle information to protect your timetable and save resources;
• Deploy CBM within months by using wireless RCM systems; 
• Hear from our recent metro and subway successes;
Lightrail
13:10

Intelligent Driver Assistance for Tramways as Collision avoidance Systems

Themes include:
  • How to avoid in future accidents? … technical solution of object recognition and effective brake performance
  • What service impact it may have? …  model based simulation of vehicle availability & cost implication
  • Will the tramway of the future become the “Google-car” for Public transport in our street? … describing the right algorithm of all traffic participants to minimizes the stress of tram drivers
  • Which other systems for driver assistance could benefit the operator? – idea of energy metering (energy reduction), speed control (avoiding derailments and enable punctuality), intelligent condition monitoring (supporting daily & preventive maintenance)
13:20

Networking lunch & Exhibition Viewing

NEXT GEN METROS

PPP FUNDING

CYBER SECURITY

SUSTAINABLE NETWORKS

Metro A
14:40

What will underground networks look like in the next 20 years?

Themes include:
 
  • The future is driverless but what are the passenger’s needs when it comes to metro design?
  • How will new technologies like IOT and predictive maintenance analytics be integrated into new and existing rolling stock?
  • Meeting the digital standard for on board passenger information and staying relevant for increasingly tech savvy passengers
Lightrail
14:40

Delivering Maryland’s first multibillion dollar P3 project

Themes include:
  • Why a lot of light rail projects fail to reach final close?
  • Drafting a concession agreement that works constructively for the public sector
  • Defining your procurement strategy by the complexity of the project
RailTel Day 1
14:40

Ensuring a coherent strategy to your cyber security resilience program

Themes include:
•    Understanding how public operators, governments and academics can partner to create strong defences
•    Making sure you understand where core threats originate from and their potential impacts to successfully protect your network
•    Understanding how critical infrastructure players can continue to counter developing threats into the future

 
Rail Power
14:40

Putting sustainability at the heart of the Crossrail project

Themes include:
  • Understanding Crossrail’s approach to sustainability across project stages, stations and future operations
  • Crossrail is not yet operational so how have we already achieved sustainable energy usage?
  • Understanding what technologies we focus on when building a network to be sustainable for years to come
Metro A
15:00

How you can use data science and machine learning to help maintenance planning?

Themes include:
 
  • Developing applications based on data analysis to improve real-time reporting, maintenance processes, security and reduce costs of disruptions due to faults.
  • Examples from test pilots used in real conditions
  • Going further with machine learning and developing smart data that can proactively detect problems
Lightrail
15:00

Creating a unique P3 project by using funding from private businesses and philanthropic organisations

Themes include:
  • What are the benefits of a hybrid model?
  • Creating a catalyst for investment, economic development and urban renewal
  • Making a down payment on the city’s future
Matt Cullen, CEO, M-1 Rail
RailTel Day 1
15:00

ITOT: The Cyber Convergence

Themes include:
  • Discussing the unique challenge that TfL face in relation to cyber security  
  • Understanding how TfL protect systems from attack across different silos
  • Understanding the continued difficulties facing an increasingly digitalised network and working to future proof your security program
Rail Power
15:00

Rail agency green initiatives towards low carbon society – dubai’s roads and transport authority

  • RTA’s Green Economy Framework as a driving force for Rail Agency Green Initiatives
  • Rail Agency initiatives to reduce energy and water consumption in Dubai Metro
  • Contribution of Dubai Metro in reducing carbon emissions
Metro A
15:20

Hyperloop – Bringing disruption and innovation to the transport industry

Themes include:
  • How will the Hyperloop transform passenger travel and experience?
  • Timelines and updates. How far are we away from a Hyperloop future?
  • How can ultra-high speed links transform urban transit systems?
Lightrail
15:20

Delivering a light rail system in Baranquilla Colombia through a PPP

Themes include:
  • Challenges of delivering an integrated transit system in Colombia
  • Drafting a concession agreement that works constructively for the public sector
  • Defining your procurement strategy by the complexity of the project
RailTel Day 1
15:20

Kapsch insights into cybersecurity

Themes include: 
  • Understanding where cyber threats originate from
  • Security is always a tradeoff, finding the right balance between business needs, costs and risks is key
  • Exploring the best practices and Kapsch's approach towards identifying and assessing security risks
Rail Power
15:20

Energy optimisation for a sustainable railway

Themes include:
  • What are the key programs that TfL are prioritising to create a sustainable network?
  • Looking at specific case studies to understand how TfL have reached energy efficiency goals
  • What are we planning for the future and what technologies looks most promising?

 

METRO FINANCE

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, DATA & ANALYTICS

SIGNALLING UPGRADES

HYDRAIL

Metro A
15:40

Keynote Address: Maintaining your urban rail network as a life blood to regional economies

Themes include:
 
  • The big sell: Making people care about infrastructure and signalling repairs
  • Overcoming significant challenges of gaining capital investment in infrastructure by thinking creatively about funding
  •  Creating a transparent strategy to meet evolving agency claims
RailTel & IOT Day 1
15:40

SMRT Turns 30: What technology initiatives are SMRT using to drive operational performance and sustainable growth?

Themes include:
  • A look at the big picture in the Singaporean Rail Transit Systems SMRT turns 30
  • Overcoming the challenges of an ageing network through Technology Initiatives
  • Utilizing data to drive a quantum leap in reliability through improved asset performance


 
RailTel Day 1
15:40

Testing CBTC and UTO on Delhi’s Urban Rail Network

Themes Include:
•    Learning from our first experiences with implementing UTO
•    Managing difficulties with interference to radio frequency
•    Looking to plan new extensions using CBTC
 
Rail Power
15:40

Understanding the Tram as key infrastructure in Zaragoza

Themes include:
  • Understanding the Zaragoza Tram as the central transport network in the city
  • The impact of the Tram on the local environment and driving behaviour
  • Implementing a catenary free system and the impact on the tram network.
Metro A
16:00

Crossrail 2: Funding and Financing a new £32bn rail link to keep London moving

Themes include:
 
  • Delivering one of the largest and most complex programmes of transport capital investment in the world
  • How Crossrail 2 will help address the housing challenge in under-developed areas?
  • What are the economic and transport benefits to the city of London and the UK?
RailTel & IOT Day 1
16:00

Identifying subtle patterns or abnormal events to ensure that your railway is prepared and your passengers are happy

Themes include:
 
  • Spotting problems before they happen to avoid the vicious cycle of break-fix work orders
  • Exploiting data to manage and maintain your inventory of assets efficiently
  • Meeting your capacity needs with reduced costs and additional unexpected expenditures
RailTel Day 1
16:00

Upgrading telecommunications in Myanmar

•    Upgrading telecommunications and train control across Myanmar’s railway network
•    Implementing an ambitious project in a short time frame: how have we overcome setbacks to implementation time?
•    Looking forward: how will Myanmar’s aging rail network modernise its service and increase capacity
 
Rail Power
16:00

Does Hydrail have what it takes? Understanding hydrail’s true potential in rail

Themes include:
  • The tipping point: As Germany prepares to introduce the first hydrail powered train what are the real opportunities for TOCs?
  • Hydrail as a reliable and sustainable technology: understanding the limits of hydrail
  • Understand the reality and limits of the hydrail train and where does real opportunity lie
Metro A
16:20

What are the big challenges facing operators of legacy metros as they seek to modernise ageing infrastructure? What should be their investment priority?

Themes include:
 
  • Growing demand vs limited capacity. Ageing vehicles vs climate-orientated commitments. Outdated systems vs new technologies
  • Finding innovative funding tools: Public transport financing models increasingly include local funding. What are other sustainable methods?
  • Future of urban transit investment and funding
RailTel & IOT Day 1
16:20

Ending the Waste – Achieving a Better Outcome with Project Portfolio Management

Themes include:

•         Driving improvement in project selection improve ROI on capital investment 
•         Applying an analytical approach to project portfolio selection processes – delivers positive portfolio performance
•         Making sure that optimal impact is made on networks by careful selection of projects
 
RailTel Day 1
16:20

Automatic Train Operations for light rail: lessons learnt so far

Themes include:
•    What are the current examples of ATO used for light rail operations?
•    Why and when ATO should be deployed on LRT? 
•    Advice on how to avoid the pitfalls of using ATO based on recent cases
 
Rail Power
16:20

Energy recovery in metro system - experiences in Vienna metro

  • Using Energy recovered from rolling stock to power utilities in the stations
  • Exploring the benefits of using recovered energy in stations as a more reliable energy receiver
  • Discussing the Viennese project and the impact we are hoping for
Rail Power
16:30

Developing sustainable, agile, multimodal public transport solutions with rapid charge stations for battery vehicles

Themes include: 
  • Implementation case studies of rapid charge stations
  • Using common infrastructure for different forms of public transport to allow agility
  • Where is there a business case for battery vehicles
16:40

Afternoon networking break and exhibition viewing

INNOVATION SESSION

17:20

RAIL INNOVATION DRAGONS DEN

We have partnered with some of the best developers from start-ups and Universities around the world to solve the everyday problems that the rail industry faces. 
 
Some of the very best organisations that have emerged from our research will give a 5-minute pitch on stage to you the audience and to our carefully selected judging panel of some of the rail industry’s most informed executives. 
 
Join us to see how we as industry can innovate through collaborating with start-ups and Universities to meet the needs of our passengers.
18:20

Evening Drinks Reception

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