Philip Wong | Chief Signal Engineer (Operations)
MTR Corporation | Hong Kong

Philip Wong, Chief Signal Engineer (Operations), MTR Corporation

Philip Wong Wai Ming has extensive working experience of more than 37 years in railway signalling covering design, construction, testing, commissioning, maintenance, tender preparation and assessment of different types of signalling technologies. He also possess good technical knowledge in different types of signalling technologies.  
Philip started his railway career from joining the MTR signal maintenance in 1980. He then joined the Island Line E&M Project in 1985, and started to work on signalling design in 1989. He was one of the key designers in the Automatic Train Control Replacement Project in 1994 to 1998. 
In 1999, Philip took up the role of package manager responsible for the design and build of CBTC on Ma On Shan Line and subsequent Kowloon Southern Link projects, and provided expert support to West Rail Line CBTC, and East Rail Line signaling enhancements.
Philip returned to Operations in 2009 and took up various posts including GM-T&ESD. He is now the Chief Signal Engineer (Operations) to oversee the signalling replacement project on DUAL Lines and have oversight of the brown field risks arising from any signaling works to the operating railway during their implementation. 
Philip holds a B.Sc degree in Computer Science, and M.Sc in Interdisciplinary Design and Management. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology, and a Fellow Member of The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers.


Day Two @ 11:30

Navigating operational risks in resignalling of high-capacity metros

  •     How to ensure uninterrupted daily operations during in-progress updates
  •     Measures taken during construction and trial period 
  •     Updating staff’s knowledge of both new and existing systems for operation and maintenance
  •     How to resolve system instabilities

Day Two @ 11:50

Signalling Experts Panel: Best Practices in implementing 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?   

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