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Discover the Light Rail Stream of Rail Live! 2019

 
 

Light Rail, Tuesday 5 March 2019

12:30

Welcoming Lunch

Richard Briggs
Light Rail
14:00

The rise of the tram-train in Cardiff and South Wales Metro

  • The story behind the transformation of Cardiff’s urban rail offering
  • Why we have chosen to integrate tram-trains into our system.
  • Choosing traction to fit with local conditions
Andre Von Der Marck
Light Rail
14:20

How have battery technology and smart charging revolutionised our light rail system?

  • Combining power systems for ultimate sustainability
  • Maintaining and operating light rail in
  • Our IoT fuelled maintenance depot and its effect on operations
Chelina Bodhie
Light Rail
14:40

Taking Johannesburg’s rail off the grid through intelligent, green and sustainable mobility technology

  • How can we power our transport system using solar energy?
  • The development of Gautrain: where next for South Africa’s landmark urban rail project?
15:20

Afternoon networking break

Thomas Kritzer
Light Rail
16:00

What should operators, or operational departments, look like to be prepared for the future?

  • Is a public owned service operator different from any kind of business sector/company or do we face the same challenges and should work with the same approaches and solutions?
  • How do we break down silos in our companies and develop our procedures to be more customer oriented in order to face the increasingly demanding passenger expectations?
  • How do big data, IoT and digitalization influence our light rail business and how can we use them best?
Panel discussion
Light Rail
16:15

PANEL: Combining sophisticated safety technology with light rail systems and employees

  • As technology develops at an increasingly rapid speed, how can authorities and operators work together to match the pace of innovation?
  • Can and should we be aiming for autonomous/unmanned trams?
  • What should we be prioritising as safety strategies are developed in a post-Croydon world?
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Light Rail, Wednesday 6 March 2019

08:00

Registration

08:45

Official Welcome

Panel discussion
08:50

Host Keynotes Panel

The Basque Government will welcome a panel of leaders from across the world to discuss their vision of the railway sector with the introduction of key policies such as the 4th Railway package and the increasing liberalisation of the sector.

Rail 5.0 and Digital Mobility

Brian Kelly
09:10

Keynote Interview: Brian Kelly, CEO, California High Speed Railway Authority

The California High Speed Rail Authority have started construction of one of the world’s largest high-speed rail programs. The landmark US high-speed project represents a watershed moment for the US market as high-speed rail continues to grow. CEO Brian Kelly will sit down to discuss the key technologies CHSRA are looking at using to bring about momentous change in West Coast pubic transport and beyond.
09:25

Keynote Interview: Nigel Holness, Managing Director, London Undergound

Nigel Holness will sit down to discuss the future of rail technology in the world’s oldest underground system. TfL oversees one of the outstanding urban rail networks in the world with over 1.5 billion journeys per year. Nigel will share London's strategy for future growth and their drive for deeper digitalisation as London continues to capitalise on digital innovaiton that is profoundly changing the face of transport.
Panel discussion
09:35

Keynote Digital Rail Panel: How can the rail industry adapt to the rapid changes that come with digital technology and embrace the digital revolution?

  • With the rise of IoT, sensors and automation, what are the priorities of the future of public transport?
  • What is the role of public transport operators in the future of door to door travel?
  • How can we use Artificial Intelligence in a sustainable way to ensure reliability and cost-effective maintenance?
  • Where will the next generation of disruptors in the transport industry come from and how can we prepare our organisations?
10:20

Exhibition Opening Ceremony

10:25

Networking refreshment break

round tables
11:20

Technology and Strategy Roundtables

With rising passenger expectations and rapidly-changing technology, how can we as an industry evolve to meet these challenges?Our round tables are hosted by senior level topic specialists.Participants are asked to introduce themselves to the table, and then as a group, they brainstorm and produce their suggestions on what technology would work best for them.After 30 minutes, there is one rotation, so participants can join two tables during the session.
Are you ready for automation in rail – opportunities and challenges
Karsten Oberle

Karsten Oberle, Global Practice Lead - Railway, Nokia

Designing a Metro to facilitate mobility of the future
End-to-End connections in railway transport
Marc Giesen

Marc Giesen, Executive Director, DB Engineering & Consulting

How can an ERTMS transformation be managed step by step on a national scale?
Esmé Kalshoven

Esmé Kalshoven, ERTMS Program Director, NS

How rail operators can benefit from the latest telecommunication technologies
Felipe Sanjuan

Felipe Sanjuan, Transport Business Development Director, Teltronic

Opportunities for women through digitisation in the railway sector
Susanne Wolf-Eberl

Susanne Wolf-Eberl, Chairwoman, WIMEN

Technological challenges in traction systems
Iván Larzabal

Iván Larzabal, R&D Project Manager, CAF Power & Automation

Daniel Vaughan
Light Rail
12:35

How are Manchester looking to spread the benefits of high speed rail through continued operational excellence and intermodality?

  • Future aspirations and strategies around HS2 and “northern powerhouse rail” – what it will mean for the network
  • Future aspirations around intermodality tied into rail, bus, tram-train - the importance of ticketing and customer information
  • Allocating risk for operational excellence: key contracting models including our partnership model for Metrolink
David Alvarez Diez
Light Rail
12:55

Low Carbon, and Low Carbon Vanadium (LCV) for Grooved Tramway Rails with wear performance and life estimation of LCV rails

  • What are the advantages of LCV when compared to the use of High Carbon rails for urban and city transit?
  • The impact of LCV rail microstructure on wear and how does this provide an extended rail life for new grades?
  • Low Carbon Grooved rail: The importance of weldability
Aomar Hadbi
Light Rail
13:10

Intermodality as a centrepoint of light rail development and strategy in Algeria

  • 20 years of growth in Algeria a story of extraordinary transport infrastructure growth.
  • Design, management and construction of light rail projects across different cities
  • Incorporation of different modes including cable cars, metro and light rail
13:30

Networking Lunch and Exhibition viewing

SMART CITIES & LIGHT RAIL

Iñaki Uriarte
Light Rail
15:00

EuskoTren: the development of a global mobility railway operator

  • The beginnings and growth of the Public Transport Operator Euskotren since it’s inception
  • How do we analyse the operations of trams, metro, regional commuter trains, buses and cable car operations?
  • What is next in terms of the strategy, trends and forecasted operations, risks and threats.
Maria Concepcion Ortega Ortiz
Light Rail
15:15

Using IoT and digitalisation to develop Light Rail Transit design that is ready for the rise of AVs

  • How can we build systems that can match ever increasing passenger experience demands?
  • What is the impact of the changing configuration of cities on the operation of light rail systems?
  • How can we integrate a thorough sustainability policy through intelligent use of materials and energy efficiency?
Geoff Cross
Light Rail
15:30

Integrating design and the emphasis on collaboration with partners for the transport system in Vancouver

  • The development of new lines in Vancouver and the collaborative decision process with local governments and third party developers
  • How these new lines will integrate with our system as a whole to achieve economic, environmental and transportation objectives
  • What are the key factors and conditions to consider when planning and approving new lines and developing a green city.
Panel discussion
Light Rail
15:45

Combining Light-Rail and Transit Oriented Design in Smart Cities

  • Transport system design in the context of a modern, digital city
  • How can we incorporate and operate light rail to relieve congestion in a safe, practical way?
  • Which digital technology should we be looking towards to help us meet our goals of capacity, sustainability and safety?
16:20

Afternoon networking break and exhibition viewing

Panel discussion
17:00

How can we invest in billion-euro projects and be sure that they will ready for future passenger demands?

  • Where are the key touch points for operators and infrastructure managers when looking to future proof megaprojects
  • What are thetechnologies we should be looking into regarding innovation in mobility?
  • What are the benefits of open data and what role can it play in these projects?
  • How can we be sure to integrate this innovation across our entire system and company?
  • How can we regulate and invest intechnologies for a smooth introduction of disruptors?
18:00

End of Day

Please join us for an evening drinks reception at the iconic San Mamés Stadium – the home of Athletic Bilbao FC
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Light Rail, Thursday 7 March 2019

08:00

Registration

10:20

Networking refreshment break in the exhibition hall

round tables
11:20

Global Project Roundtables

With the ever increasing need for new transport infrastructure and smart technology, how are organisations around the world rising to meet this demand?Our roundtables are hosted by senior level projects specialists from across the world.Participants are asked to introduce themselves to the table, and then as a group, they brainstorm and produce their suggestions on what technology would work best for them.After 30 minutes, there is one rotation, so participants can join two tables during the session.
Automation in Vienna: discussing the operational challenges of a conversion project
Nikolaus Panzera

Nikolaus Panzera, Operation Manager For The Implementation Of Uto, Wiener Linien

Evaluating the future train energy mix: hydrail, battery, diesel hybrid & electrification
Rory Dickerson

Rory Dickerson, Senior Engineer: Traction And Rolling Stock, Network Rail

Exploring Financial models for urban systems
Hans Cruse

Hans Cruse, Director, Spårvagnsstäderna

Getting the basics of cybersecurity right: how can transport foster a new way of thinking?
Maz Mirza Bin Mohd Aminurashid

Maz Mirza Bin Mohd Aminurashid, Head, Information Technology, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd

How can an existing metro line be automated without traffic disruption?
Amandine Moutte

Amandine Moutte, Assistant Project Manager, Line 4 Automation Project, RATP

How can operators overcome the complexities of managing stakeholder relationships and mega-project coordination on a regional scale?
Richard Sendi

Richard Sendi, Head, Planning And Strategy Sgr Project, Ministry of Works and Transport, Uganda

How can rail operators ensure sustainability is a priority across the company?
Margrethe Sagevik

Margrethe Sagevik, Environmental Manager, NSB

How can rail transform network operations with ETCS and other new technologies on the horizon?
Christine Kraft

Christine Kraft, Project Manager Etcs, DB Kommunikationstechnik

How can RFID automation technology contribute to the optimisation of rolling stock maintenance
Tanmay Mehta

Tanmay Mehta, General Manager, Rfid, Centre For Railway Information Systems, Indian Railways

Investing in the right suppliers to optimise the future of our network
Camilla Ahston

Camilla Ahston, Senior International Strategist, Purchasing And Logistics, Trafikverket

Navigating the challenges of implementing ETCS on a surface-running network
Paul Booth

Paul Booth, Principal Engineer, Network Rail

Overcoming the challenges of combining big data in operations and infrastructure to streamline traffic management services
Marleen Verheyen

Marleen Verheyen, Advisor Traffic Management Services, Infrabel Sa

Sourcing future refrigerants for existing and new air conditioning systems in railway vehicle
Tobias Fischer

Tobias Fischer, Head Of Rolling Stock Technology, Deutsche Bahn AG

Understanding the potential of GNSS for rail
Juliette Marais

Juliette Marais, Research Fellow, IFSTAR

Update on the German Hydrail project: the results of our operations
Dr Holger Busch

Dr Holger Busch, Scientific Advisor, Fraktion Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen

What is IOTA’s vision for blockchain and distributed ledger technology in the world of mobility?
Alisa Maas

Alisa Maas, Lead Mobility Track, IOTA Foundation

Alejandro Moreno
Light Rail
12:35

Digitalisation and innovation at the heart of the Midland Metro Alliance

  • Leveraging geolocation tools and big data combined with BIM for flexible, real-time construction
  • Using standardisation to deliver flexible, intermodal hubs for tram systems
  • How to interact with start-ups to ensure we welcome innovation into our projects
Laia Garriga
Light Rail
12:50

Using WiFi signal to extract origin-destination patterns in public transport

  • Commitments and challenges of TRAM
  • IoT & Big Data for efficient transport planning
  • Project proposal and technical solution by EURECAT
Randy Sac
Light Rail
13:05

Why are Rail Operators looking to deep data analysis to improve their maintenance and reliability?

  • What will be the impact of condtion based maintenancetechnology throughout our network?
  • What technology do we need to amke this possible?
  • The future of light rail in Manila
13:25

Networking lunch in the exhibition hall

16:00

Close of Conference – See you next year!

17:15

Welcoming drinks in Torre BEC

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