29th November –1st December 2022, FYCMA Málaga 

Rail Live 2022






As Governments around the world implement net zero targets, how is the rail industry meeting the need to further reduce carbon emissions and adapt to new sustainability standards?  

The Energy and Sustainability Summit will cover key topics around decarbonisation, climate adaptation and environmental issues. 



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Key themes

Alternative Fuels
Solar Power Generation
Battery Development
Energy Strategy
Climate Neutrality



Speaking at the Energy & Sustainability Summit





The agenda

Energy & Sustainability, Tuesday 29 November 2022

Panel discussion

Skills & Diversity – making a career in rail more attractive to all

·        Outlining the key recruitment challenges to making rail a more inclusive, welcoming and diverse profession

·        What steps can operators, infrastructure managers and technology providers take to make a career in rail a more desirable profession?

·        Do universities need to take a leading role in advocating for the industry?

·        How do we prepare for the generational shift which is affecting railway workers and ensure there are enough people to operate the system in the future


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Energy & Sustainability, Wednesday 30 November 2022

Silvia Roldan

La importancia de los ferrocariles metropolitanos

Justus Hartkamp
Energy & Sustainability

The impact of the modal shift to rail from air on the infrastructure of the future and what this means for investments & expansion needs

Luca Cartabianca
Energy & Sustainability

The SiC footprint into auxiliary converter and battery chargers for railway applications

  • Enabling Lightweight and efficient design with Silicon-Carbide semiconductors technology
  • Increasing the environmental benefits of devices during the whole life-cycle: low grey energy content, high efficiency during life, small amount of materials to recycle at end of life due to compact and lightweight build
  • Sharing case studies of ABB products and successes
Holger Busche
Energy & Sustainability

Chair's welcome

Thomas Gugler
Energy & Sustainability

Achieving climate neutrality on the Swiss network by 2030: our roadmap to success

José Miguel De Frutos
Energy & Sustainability

Energy strategy in Metro Málaga: measure, analyse, decide & act

Panel discussion
Energy & Sustainability

PANEL: Debating the reality of alternative energy sources in rail and their role in enabling the decarbonisation of rail

  • What role can hydrogen realistically play in the energy mix for rail and what are the shortcomings of this solution
  • From electrification to battery technology, is electric the best 
Sebastian Court

Reflexiones para la nueva industria Metro Ferroviaria

Richard Aaroe

How can Innovative Technology give reliable, and cost saving infrastructure monitoring, and accurate predictive maintenance projections?

  • Are the railways ready for new innovative technology?
  • Is the word Innovation a “Hype-phrase” or just a bunch of IoT’s, SaaS’s, AI’s, etc put into some fancy slides?
  • How can Innovation be brought to the clients?
Panel discussion

Investing in the railway infrastructure required to meet future demand: the role of digitisation, decarbonisation and optimisation across Europe’s railway infrastructure

  • As we look ahead to the requirements of the railway infrastructure over the next couple of decades, where are the top priorities for investment?
  • How can technology support the optimisation of railway infrastructure operations and minimise maintenance costs?
  • What are our panellists doing to prepare for the impacts of climate change on railway infrastructure? 
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Energy & Sustainability, Thursday 1 December 2022

Panel discussion

Meeting the challenge to decarbonise the railway sector and play our part in the fight against the climate crisis

  • How can the rail industry look to meet net zero targets and what are the key roles for every relevant sector including Freight, infrastructure managers and the wider supply chain?
  • Creating the conditions for true modal shift of passengers and freight: what are our biggest challenges and how can we meet them
  • Putting sustainability at the heart of all rail investment, development and optimisation from circular economy to biodiversity


Sergio Vázquez Torrón

All aboard! Travelling by train, the way to go for all

  • Rail as the mode of transport best placed to provide the backbone of our future mobility needs (not only environmental, but social). The future lies in rail.
  • What is Spain doing in its commitment to rail as the best mode in terms of social impact. No one is left behind
  • What role does Ineco play in this scenario: its contribution (specific projects and solutions)
Karolis Sankovski
Energy & Sustainability

Sharing our pathway to climate neutrality in Lithuania: Investing in renewable energy and supporting green iniatives

Senthilnathan Mariappan
Energy & Sustainability

Exploring the future of energy efficient traction technologies for rolling stock

  • A focus on energy efficient traction technologies that are helping operators worldwide
  • How technology will lower operators carbon footprint and improve sustainability
Becrom Basu
Energy & Sustainability

Is Rail’s green leadership under threat?

  • Rail has benefited from significant policy support because of its green credentials and ability to transport large numbers of people.
  • However, its green lead over road transport is rapidly diminishing with the electrification of road transport eBus / personal vehicles / e-bikes and micromobility
  • More working from home is reducing the congestion challenge for road during commuter peaks
  • What does this mean for rail's future? What can be done about it?

Ian Hyde
Energy & Sustainability

Decarbonisation through innovation the development of HybridFLEX at Arriva Group's Chiltern Railways

  • The landscape around the Chiltern business and the specific need for decarbonisation
  • Why HybridFLEX is a potential solution to our decarbonisation challenge
  • The technical detail on the solution, some of the challenges encountered and the benefits it will bring

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