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?
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
Day Two 11:50, Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)
Signalling Experts Panel: Best Practices in upgrading to CBTC Systems
• As CBTC is becoming one of the standard systems in the world, how can we ensure that the system is reliable, secure and can withstand interferences? • Strategies to manage disruption to passenger services during the testing phase • How can we overcome the challenge of limited engineering hours in testing the new system?