Following the interviews, our rail leaders will gather on a panel to explore the big issues affecting rail operators all around the world. Issues for discussion include:
• How can rail authorities and operators work more closely with each other to enhance service reliability and passenger satisfaction? • What is a sustainable and profitable model to manage rail development and daily operations? • With the expansion of rail networks in the next decade, what can be done to build up our rail engineering capabilities and workforce? • How can we deliver more capacity through the effective use of staff, assets and systems? • The urban mobility landscape is evolving with on-mobility demand services and new technologies, how can rail operators respond to this changing landscape?
Embrace innovation while maintaining long term operational stability
Ever increasing demands on Rail services call for continuous innovation and elasticity of the underlying ICT infrastructure. At the same time rail operational communication expects stability and reliability of telecommunication networks which are subject to quick innovation cycles.
With the right strategy on standardization, migration concepts and an holistic approach on rail requirements rapidly innovating ICT technology can serve rail operator’s ICT demands throughout the lifetime of their infrastructure.
Keynote Panel: Towards long-term sustainability of railway operations
• How can modern metros ensure financial sustainability and sufficient funds for asset upgrade and renewal? • As labour costs increase, how can rail operators offset rising costs with revenue growth and increased productivity? • How can rail authorities and operators work more closely together in ensuring long-term financial and quality sustainability? • Building ‘liveable’ communities: Building railways that connect with and complement the urban development of a city