RAIL LIVE AGENDA

Madrid, 30 November 2021 - 1 December 2021

Schedule

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Nov 3009:00
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Welcome on behalf of Mafex & Terrapinn

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Welcome from Víctor Ruíz Piñeiro & Sean Willis
Nov 3009:10
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CEO Interview - Renfe

Keynotes
Isaías Táboas will be interviewed in Spanish about the opportunities liberalisation presents Renfe.
Isaias Taboas Suarez, Chairman, Renfe Operadora
Nov 3009:25
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CEO Interview - Arriva

Keynotes
Mike Cooper will discuss what's next for Arriva.
Mike Cooper, CEO, Arriva Group
Nov 3009:55
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CEO Interview - Ouigo

Keynotes
Hélène Valenzuela will address how Ouigo is changing the landscape in Spain.
Hélène Valenzuela, Ouigo España
Nov 3010:55
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CEO Interview - Ineco

Keynotes
Carmen Librero will join us to share the Ineco's vision for the future of rail
Nov 3011:10
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President Interview - Adif

Keynotes
María Luisa Domínguez, President, Adif will join us to discuss the future outlook at Adif and dive into some of the most critical projects & initiatives currently taking place.
Maria Luisa Dominguez Gonzalez, President, Adif
Nov 3012:00
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Building a customer-centric door to door experience for Dutch travellers with the station at the heart of our strategy

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
  • How has this been achieved?
  • What challenges appeared as the project developed?
  • Do passengers even care?
Marise Bezema, Manager Services Ns Stations, NS
Nov 3012:00
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Delivering SmartRail 4.0: connected, smart and reliable European railway of the future

Digital Railway
  • What is the Smartrail 4.0 program and what is the wider significance for the European area?
  • Stabilising costs, increasing effectivity and increasing capacity: how is SmartRail 4.0 succeeding?
  • Ensuring our digitisation program is lean and impactful with effective collaboration
Nov 3012:00
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Delivering the infrastructure of tomorrow with digital solutions, innovation and big thinking

Smart Infrastructure
  • Transforming the digital rail infrastructure in Germany, thinking big and acting fast
  • How are digital solutions including BIM and lean construction helping us to reach these targets?
  • Delivering in action: sharing our timeline and action plan to facilitate the biggest transformation in rail in the last century
Nov 3012:00
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Designing public transport systems to cope with future expansions

Metro & Light Rail
  • Establishing partnership with city departments to design holistically
  • Understanding passenger requirements to ensure the network is used as intended
  • Harnessing the power of transport to reinvigorate cities
Lea Harrison, Managing Director, Edinburgh Trams
Nov 3012:00
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Designing, testing and implementing the critical control systems of the future

Train Controls and Communications
  • How is Shift2Rail supporting the development of future signalling and train control systems
  • Developing a systemic approach to the full range of CCS technologies
  • Towards a European traffic management system to support the development of the Single European Rail Area
Nov 3012:00
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Hydrogen rail is here to stay, so what is next?

Energy and Sustainability
  • What challenges remain in rolling out hydrail?
  • How can the infrastructure needed to make hydrail a reality be rolled out at speed?
  • Enabling hydrogen production to meet fuel demands
Stuart Hillmansen, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham
Nov 3012:00
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Transforming mobility in Spain: delivering door to door services for travellers across Spain

Integrated Mobility
  • Sharing the vision of Renfe as a Service: Making multi-modal trips simple and intuitive
  • How is this project transforming the role Renfe will place in the Spanish moblity sector?
  • Using the MaaS concept to support a shift to clean, sustainable travel
Nov 3012:15
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Enhancing automation in rail yards, depots and factories with LTE/5G private wireless

Digital Railway
  • Communications technologies, particularly wireless, play a key role in this digital transformation - Private LTE/5G technology and its benefits
  • LTE/5G private wireless networks are key to unlocking new productivity gains - Private wireless implementation considerations
  • Key use cases improving flexibility, efficiency, automation, security and safety
Nov 3012:15
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Innovating pre-assembly for slab track

Smart Infrastructure
  • Reducing time, numberof parts to be exchanged and the complexity of thisimportant maintenance operation
  • Where can this innovation be applied
John Porrill, Head of New Product Development, Pandrol
Nov 3012:15
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MaaS – from hype to reality: Key success factors and what comes next

Integrated Mobility
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Nov 3012:30
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Bridging the electrification gap through alternative zero-emission energy technologies; a Dutch case-study

Energy and Sustainability
  • How has Arriva achieved this?
  • Can this model be transferred and shared?
Nov 3012:30
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Building, maintaining, and running a circular station, business opportunities for infrastructure managers

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
  • What steps has ProRail done to build a sustainable station?
  • How have stakeholders formed part of this journey?
  • What are the benefits of this model?
Astrid Bunt, Director Of Stations, ProRail
Nov 3012:30
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Defining the future of ATO operations and onboard CCS

Train Controls and Communications
  • What are the biggest obstacles in the development and implementation of ATO at an international level?
  • Updates on the development of international ATO and onboard CCS Standards
  • Opportunities for effective collaboration and delivery
Nov 3012:30
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Exploring the opportunities for satellite-based solutions which are transforming rail today

Digital Railway
  • How are ESA working with the rail industry to deliver innovative solutions?
  • Showing first-hand the impact of introducing these technologies in rail systems
  • Working in partnership for the future to ensure reliable and accurate localisation services
Nov 3012:30
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Optimising services through accurate mobility data and new transport models

Integrated Mobility
·Understanding the mobility needs of Madrid and optimising our services and network to provide a better structure in the city ·Using dynamic data to think differently about public transport and attracting regular users·The opportunity for technology in creating a shift
Juan Corro Beseler, Chief Information Officer, EMT Madrid
Nov 3012:30
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Strategy 2035 at Trafikverket: Providing the reliable connected infrastructure for sustainable mobility

Smart Infrastructure
  • Where is Trafikverket focusing for smart investments?
  • Applying intelligent technology in sophisticated solutions for real world optimisation
  • Sharing some current projects and innovations
Nov 3012:45
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Digitalisation of the Railway with a fully integrated traffic management system

Train Controls and Communications
·The digitalisation journey of the rail traffic management systems·From local signalman to the traffic manager·Fully integrated traffic management system
Javier Pozo Barbera, Technical Manager, Indra
Nov 3012:45
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Turnouts for freight trains

Smart Infrastructure
  • A roller locking device that hardly requires maintenance throughout its life cycle
Nov 3013:00
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Conceptualising stations as assets: where is their investment potential?

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
  • What steps are Infrastructure managers taking to modernise stations and make these commercially competitive?
  • Can stations be a suitable investment for those outside rail?
Nov 3013:00
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High efficiency axial fans for rail applications

Digital Railway
  • Embedding eco-design into products to improve efficiency and reduce emissions
  • Show casing the value in energy terms of replacing low powered fans for high powered alternatives
  • By using high efficiency axial fans on rail application, energy and running costs are possible to be saved impressively during the lifetime of the fans.
Luis Javier Diaz Valdes, Head of Project Management Office, Zitron S.A.
Nov 3013:00
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Holistic real-time monitoring powered by AI

Smart Infrastructure
§How does a digital twin of the vibrations empowers holistic real-time monitoring?§How do railway specific AI and ML frameworks transform the valuable digital twin data into actionable information?§How does the holistic real-time monitoring and actionable information transform railway operation?
Nov 3013:15
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Applications for intelligent railway operations: Blockchain-based railway control system

Digital Railway
  • What is the Deutsch Bahn approach as to the decentralisation of railway infrastructure?
  • Using blockchain to underpin a new era of rail: new vision for vehicle control and machine to machine communication
  • Research findings as to brand new opportunities for more efficient payment, planning, train capacity management, increased security and cooperation
Nov 3013:15
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e-lobsters: developing an innovative railway to grid system to reduce electricity losses across power distribution networks and light railway

Metro & Light Rail
  • Reducing electricity loss through a Railway to Grid Management system
  • Harnessing energy storage and advanced power electronics to achieve stability
  • How id the project deployment going and when can this be rolled out furhter?
Pietro Tricolli, Senior Lecturer in Electrical Power & Control, University of Birmingham
Nov 3013:15
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Facilitating the transformation required to double freight transport by 2030

Smart Infrastructure
·Redesigning infrastructure and processes, making rail freight as attractive as road freight: the technical, legal and commercial challenges·How will we achieve smart capacity management systems in the complex rail environment·A call to arms: how industry can collaborate to ensure this opportunity for future rail success can be achieved and optimised
Nov 3013:15
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Harnessing wind power to create hydrogen at scale and transport it across Europe

Energy and Sustainability
·Maximising hydrogen technology to retrofit diesel trains and reduce the need for brand new rolling stock·Deploying hydrogen in rural areas where electrification is not cost effective·Ensuring government agencies are committed and back hydrail
Peter Ekholm, Chief Executive Officer, Inlandsbanen
Nov 3013:15
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Moving from driver control trains to autonomous trains: capabilities comparison, challenges, and solutions

Train Controls and Communications
  • Comparison of human capabilities vs machine capabilities
  • General descriptions of the scope of work for autonomous trains in Russian railways
  • Main technical and operational challenges for deploying autonomous trains;our solutions
Nov 3013:15
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The future of urban transport in Barcelona: Autonomous Vehicles, 5G and innovating with the start-up mentality

Integrated Mobility
·Working effectively with innovative companies and technologies: the Barcelona experience·Friend or foe? What is the role of autonomous vehicles in sustainable, accessible transport of the future?·Integrating transport networks effectively in mobility: our experience from the city perspective
Nov 3015:00
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Applying data science to optimise rolling stock maintenance at SNCF

Digital Railway
  • Defining an industry leading data strategy at SNCF: from acquisition, analysis and outcomes
  • How is effective data science transforming our services?
  • Deep diving into some exciting projects and innovations with real world results
Nov 3015:00
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Automating brownfield tracks; how can this be achieved at scale?

Metro & Light Rail
·How has Barcelona managed to achieve this?·Demonstrating how automation can enable operators to reconceptualise their operations·Countering the argument that automation results in job losses
Nov 3015:00
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Cyber & rail – what is the current state of play and which challenges lay ahead

Cyber security
·Reviewing current threats and challenges for the industry as a whole; supply chain, communications, and people·Joining the dots to better understand where responsibilities lie·Learning from others to fast track best practice and minimise threats
Richard Thomas, UKRRIN Industrial Fellow in Data Integration and Cyber Security, University of Birmingham
Nov 3015:00
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Delivering the UK’s intelligent infrastructure program to revolutionise maintenance and performance

Smart Infrastructure
·Implementing the Digital Railway program in the UK: The project delivery so far·Sharing the impact of delivery so far: predictive tools for signalling and points failures·Embedding our insights tool into the wider business, offering new opportunities to all business areas
Tim Flower, Professional Head of Maintenance, Network Rail
Nov 3015:00
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Deploying ERTMS across the Italian Railway Network: Insights & Updates

Train Controls and Communications
·Working to syncronise the deployment of ERTMS across the infrastructure and rail operating companies·Increasing deployment speeds with new financing sources and the impact this has on our timetable·Opening up opportunities for the digitisation of the network: the future of digital rail operations in Italy
Nov 3015:00
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To what extent can infrastructure banks provide long term funding for rail?

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
·What are the competing priorities against other infrastructure projects?·Where are these banks looking to invest?·How do sustainability commitment affect banks abilities to lend towards rail projects?
Marcial Bustinduy, Transport Sector Specialist, European Investment Bank
Carsten Wiebers, Global Head Aviation, Mobility And Transport, KfW IPEX-Bank
Donald Mishaxhiu, Associate Director, Senior Banker Infrastructure Europe, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Nov 3015:00
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To what extent is hydrail the answer to transport’s emissions problems?

Energy and Sustainability
  • What alternatives are there to 'greening' the railway?
  • Cost considerations when reengineering trains
Holger Busche, Scientific Advisor, Fraktion Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen
Nov 3015:15
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Cyber Security for Railways – protecting the communications network

Cyber security
·Raising need for automation - Keep pace with the rapid rise in attacks, Prioritize and handle thousands of alerts, Faster response times·End-to-end protection - IP and LTE, Signaling and core, Device security incl. IoT·Active security management - Centralized security management system, Automation, analytics and reporting
Nov 3015:30
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Applying AI to optimise maintenance at Metro do Porto

Digital Railway
  • Increasing reliability and reducing problems with air pressure units with predictive maintenance
  • Discussing our insights from developing an effective algorithm which can reliably predict failure
  • Sharing the results of our study and the development of this program
Nov 3015:30
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Are railways really that ‘green’?

Energy and Sustainability
  • What are the hidden carbon costs of greening the railway?
  • Does it make economic and environmental sense to do what we are doing?
  • Exploring the complexities of making railways green
Andrew Mcnaughton, Professorial Fellow, University of Southampton
Nov 3015:30
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Cybersecurity standards within the railway; the benefits of collaboration

Cyber security
·Presenting the new EU cybersecurity standards for rail operators and vendors·How can other regions adopt these standards for their own safety?·Creating a system which is both flexible and resilient to technological changes
Christian Schlehuber, Manager Governance CyberSecurity & Co-Chair ER-ISAC, Deutsche Bahn AG
Nov 3015:30
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Digitising railway operations in the Netherlands

Train Controls and Communications
·Sharing our collaborative approach to ERTMS implementation in the Netherlands·Preparing for dual signalling: optimising testing time ·Sharing some lessons we have learnt so far
Nov 3015:30
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Funding rail through non-traditional actors; can they play a role in rail financing?

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
·What are the competing priorities against other infrastructure projects?·Where are these banks looking to invest?·How do sustainability commitment affect banks abilities to lend towards rail projects?
Philip Wilson, Deputy Director, Corporate Finance Advisory Team, Department for Transport
Nov 3015:30
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Using AI to deliver real benefits in asset management performance and costs

Smart Infrastructure
·Sharing over 6 years of experience in using AI in railway asset management·Where are the biggest opportunities for AI to optimise asset management and maintenance practices?·Sharing tangible case studies and tangible results: the real business case for AI
Pieter Verlinden, Team leader Data Science and Predicitive Analysis, Infrabel
Nov 3015:30
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Via-Movil: Metro Tenerife’s innovative ticketing platform transforming their operations

Metro & Light Rail
  • Benefits for operators and passengers
  • How was the system developed and deployed
Nov 3015:45
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Bridging the physical and virtual world; embedding cybersecurity across all operations

Cyber security
·How is digitisation transforming safety considerations for operators and vendors?·Establishing mechanisms to avoid internal attacks which can compromise your operation; 0 trust until otherwise proven
  • Translating physical security best-practice into the digital realm; how can this be achieved and what are the main differences
Nov 3016:00
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Creating an effective asset management strategy for Ouigo Spain: Competing effectively for every customer with a focus on data

Digital Railway
  • How are we be using smart data management to implement and optimise asset management?
  • Ensuring we are a data driven organisation: making decisions based on accurate operational and asset focused data
  • How are we adding real tangible value with our data driven strategy?
Nov 3016:00
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First Metropolitan rail transport aiming a ticketless toll system in Spain

Metro & Light Rail
  • What does this mean for passengers and operators?
  • How was the system designed and what were the challenges
Jorge Maroto Gómez, Managing Director & O&M Director, Metro de Sevilla
Nov 3016:00
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How to link strategic asset management and network planning to keep our railway system resilient while extending and maintaining it constantly?

Smart Infrastructure
  • How to integrate strategic asset management across the diverse technical specialities
  • Incorporating future maintenance planning at the project design and specification
  • How we are effectively engaging diverse teams and siloed departments to save costs, optimise efficiency for tomorrow
Nov 3016:00
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Implementing ERTMS In Norway: updates and insights

Train Controls and Communications
  • Defining our approach to ERTMS implementation
  • Ensuring optimisation of railway services with effective ERTMS deployment
  • Our roadmap to ERTMS implementation
Nov 3016:00
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Innovative funding strategies from Metro Tenerife; a model worth following?

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
  • What strategy has Metro adopted?
  • Why is this seen as innovative?
  • Can this model be applied elsewhere?
Nov 3016:00
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Supporting and De-risking electrification projects

Energy and Sustainability
·Full-Scale Test Facility and a Certified Computational Tool to Support Pantograph-Catenary Technology Development·Design of Novel Pantographs Using Advanced Numerical Tools·Improved Current Collection Performance at Catenary Discrete Features
Joao Pombo, Professor of Railway Technology, University of Huddersfield
Nov 3016:15
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An artificial intelligence ventilation control system for suburban transport

Metro & Light Rail
  • Intelligent ventilation control system that improves air quality, comfort and energy efficiency in underground transport networks and large scale infrastructures.
  • Machine Learning tools to implement a dynamic algorithm for predicting environmental conditions and establishes the optimum ventilation strategy.
  • Deployed in Metro Barcelona since July 2020 with an improvement of thermal comfort and air quality with a reduction of the energy consumption
Guillem Peris-Sayol, Lead Project Manager RESPIRA, SENER
Nov 3016:15
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Can rail move quick enough to cope with changes in the cybersecurity space?

Cyber security
  • How can an industry where assets are set to last 30+ years operate in an agile way?
  • Where are governmental priorities to ensure the sector is safe?
  • Can cybersecurity considerations be adjusted in an ever-changing transport landscape?
Nov 3016:15
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Remote access solutions for the secure operations of railway systems

Smart Infrastructure
  • Automation security remains of central importance
  • Remote access to safety systems beneficial
  • Solution must not compromise safety
Nov 3016:30
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Aligning funding aims with sustainability considerations; how does this impact rail?

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
  • Green-bonds and their values for Infrastructure managers
  • Embedding sustainability into the finance process
Nov 3016:30
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Building the UK’s largest infrastructure project with renewable energy

Energy and Sustainability
  • Introducing renewable energy on construction sites
  • Pioneering electric, zero-pollution machinery
Neil Wait, Head of Environmental Sciences, HS2
Nov 3016:30
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Developing condition based maintenance capabilities at Lithuanian Railways

Smart Infrastructure
·Where we are today and our vision for the future of maintenance at Lithuanian Railways·Sharing the insights from our pilot and the lessons we learnt to take forward·Approaching the challenges of data acquisition and management as the foundation to condition based maintenance solutions
Nov 3016:30
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Digitising Metro Madrid

Metro & Light Rail
  • How is digitisation enabling Metro Madrid to offer a better service to passengers?
  • Where is digitisation demonstrating the best results for the operator?
Raquel Calvo Aller, Responsable Sº Gestión Operativa Líneas, Metro de Madrid S.A.
Nov 3016:30
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LOC4RAIL: Project funded by ADEME

Train Controls and Communications
regrouping IxBlue, GeoFlex/CNES, and SNCF to develop a fail-safe navigation system for trains. The system is defined based on the already existing INS technology of Ixblue and GNSS technology of Geoflex/CNES (PPP-wizard filter), which are merged. The system is built from the ground: definition of system and mission requirements, RAMS analysis, system implementation, data recording and tests.
Valentin Barreau, Train Localisation Project Manager, SNCF
Nov 3016:30
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Optimising the digital transformation of rail with cross-industry standardisation and collaboration

Digital Railway
  • The application for GS1 standards in rail: our story so far and vision for the future
  • Challenging the industry operators and suppliers to deliver standardisation and interoperability
  • Benefiting all sectors of the rail industry with increased standardisation, the foundation of the flexible, integrated and digital railway of the future
Thorsten Kirschner, Head of Rail, GS1 Germany
Nov 3016:50
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Spanish institutional closing remarks

Keynotes
Remarks from Comunidad de Madrid
Nov 3016:55
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How can we deliver clean, sustainable and connected transport systems for the smart cities of tomorrow?

Keynotes
  • How have new travel behaviours changed the role of metro and light rail systems within the wider mobility context?
  • Meeting the challenge of optimising legacy metro and commuter rail systems to deliverseamless, punctual services by leveraging technology and innovation
  • How can rail networks connect seamlessly to the wider metropole to create benefits for citizens, economies and the planet?
  • Have we undervalued the roleStations can play in the smart integration of mobility in the city?
Victor Domingues dos Santos, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Metropolitano de Lisboa
Eva Kreienkamp, CEO, BVG Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Henrik Plougmann Olsen, Chief Executive Officer, The Metro Company Metroselskabet I - S
Nov 3017:25
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Transforming SNCF’s capabilities with the power of data

Keynotes
  • Capturing SNCF’s data in an intelligent way: streamlining data management and removing silos
  • Developing an agile data management approach: empowering our colleagues to apply innovation to their own working area
  • Reducing costs and optimising services: enabling the railways of the future today
Julien Nicolas, Digital Director, SNCF Group
Nov 3017:40
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Data, Data, Data: How is the fourth industrial revolution shaping the rail systems of tomorrow?

Keynotes
  • Vast data streams areexpanding the possibilities forpublic transport–wheredo transport technology leaders see the biggest opportunities for radical improvements?
  • The crucial role of cybersecurity experts in the digital transformation of the world’s safety critical rail services
  • What can we learn from other sectors or industries who have already upgraded their infrastructure?
  • What technologies – from VRandAItoblockchainareour panel most excited about, and what applications do they see within their organisations and the wider sector?

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Dec 109:00
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Developing smart infrastructure that can support the digital transport industry of the future

Keynotes
  • How can we develop railinfrastructurewhich is safe, secure and digitally agile?
  • Optimising service performance using technology: what are the most exciting applications for technology transformation infrastructure management today?
  • Ensuring our networks areleadingthe environmental vision for the future, whilst mitigating thechallenges already experienced from intensifying climates
Dec 109:45
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Investing in, designing and building the rail networks which will provide a connected backbone for mobility of tomorrow

Keynotes
  • How is the sustainability crisis impacting the drive behind the mega-projects which will shape the future network?
  • In what ways are innovative technologies and applications transforming design, construction and delivery and what technologies are our panellists most excited about?
  • How can we design and build new rail infrastructure which will support increased intermodality and meet future public needs for decades to come?
Dec 111:45
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Interactive Round tables

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Join one of the interactive round tables and discuss key topics
ArcelorMittal
CAF
Digital System Turnouts: From preassembled turnout & signaling components, to system digitalization
ERTMS Next Generation: New approach towards cost optimization and satellite use
Esri
Hima
Hyperloop
Industry 4.0 and the Rail Sector
Ineco
Ingeteam
Microsoft
Pilz
Stadler
Talgo
Talgo 2
Dec 112:15
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Communication is key to safety; creating a connected system to ensure improved safety monitoring across the Helsinki network

Safety & Security
  • Designing information sharing systems across control centres to better capture safety risks in real time
  • Maximising communication within the network to ensure everyone is on the same page and can act quickly
  • Creating a system which allows city wide emergency services to react
Petri Norrena, Head Of Operations, City of Helsinki
Dec 112:15
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Delivering the next generation of telecommunication networks: The development of FRMCS

Train Controls and Communications
·Giving an update on the development of FRMCS·How will users be able to adapt FRMCS technology?·The impact of FRMCS on the next generation of critical rail systems
Jean-Michel Evanghelou, Director Telecom & Signalling, UIC
Dec 112:15
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Delivering the sophisticated rail infrastructure network for the European Network of tomorrow

Smart Infrastructure
  • Seizing the opportunities to deliver reliable and integrated infrastructure with innovative technologies & applications
  • How can the industry overcome the challenges of interoperability, standardisation and cross-border traffic
  • Examining the most exciting development and opportunities, enabling the transformation of railway infrastructure
Dec 112:15
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Developing holistic digital models for the railway to optimise innovation and reduce costs

Digital Railway
·Ontorail project: Building the backbone for digital modelling projects and applications·Lowering the cost of digital modelling in the rail system and increasing delivery·Working with the Ontorail project to support your future digital modelling projects
Dec 112:15
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Light rail fosters economic development so why don’t we have more of it in the UK?

Metro & Light Rail
  • Reviewing the current cost-benefit analysis and how it hinders investment in light-rail
  • Showcasing cities where light rail has served as a catalyst for development
  • Can these success stories changed the way government views light rail?
Peter Cushing, Alliance Director, Midland Metro Alliance
Dec 112:15
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Meeting the conditions to double rail freight across Europe by 2030

Freight
  • Transforming the digital, commercial and legal frameworks to facilitate the transformation of rail
  • Examining the project development and roadmap to 2030
  • Engaging effectively with industry to meet the challenge and enable sustainable freight operations
Manuel Alarcon Espinosa, IP5 Programme Manager, Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
Dec 112:15
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Transforming Tel Aviv through an ambitious light rail and metro rail project

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
  • Reviewing the projects ambition and where companies can offer expertise
  • Considering different finance, funding and procurement strategies to stay on budget, meet targets and minimise over costs
  • Collaborating with partners to provide the best public transport opportunity in Israel
Barak Kirschner, Chief Executive Officer, BLK & Company
Dec 112:30
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Managing expectations between infrastructure promises and delivery

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
  • How do we ensure that what is built is what is needed?
  • Certifying that projects go ahead and aren’t abandoned when new priorities emerge
  • How do we get passengers back on railways?
Dec 112:45
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Applying the Big-Open BIM method across the ÖBB network

Digital Railway
  • Applying BIM across the full lifecycle from planning and construction to maintenance
  • Implementing BIM methodology with a long term vision: how can we predict the forthcoming decades of technology?
  • Our experiences and successes so far
Gregor Fleischmann, Project Office - BIM, ÖBB Infrastruktur
Dec 112:45
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Delivering a long-term planning strategy which holds economic development, green transport and intermodality at its core

Metro & Light Rail
Mario River, Project manager, Uppsala light rail, City Of Uppsala
Dec 112:45
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Digital Automatic Coupler: Push European rail freight to the 21th century

Freight
  • State of play
  • Opportunities and challenges for the Sector
  • Digital Freight Train: Enabler for new customer-based-concepts and societal benefits
Ralf Marxen, Head of Stakeholder Management, Risk Management, TecMarketing, Deutsche Bahn AG
Dec 112:45
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Exploring the opportunities for 5G in rail

Train Controls and Communications
  • How will 5G support rail’s transition to digital systems?
  • Understanding how 5G will support and compliment established technologies
  • Where does the research show the best applications for 5G use?
Dec 112:45
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Managing expectations between infrastructure promises and delivery

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
  • How do we ensure that what is built is what is needed?
  • Certifying that projects go ahead and aren’t abandoned when new priorities emerge
  • How do we get passengers back on railways?
Ian Horseman Sewell, Managing Director, FCP
Dec 113:15
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Aerodynamics Improvements in Rail Circuits by means of CFD

Digital Railway
  • Harnessing the power of three-dimensional simulation based on computational Fluid Dynamics in both new and renovation projects
  • Reducing costs from the design state by reducing pressure losses, which means reducing the power of the motors and consequently reducing the use of energy
  • Minimising spending when carrying out renovations by deploying simulation technology and overcoming special limitations
  • The use of CFD simulations simplifies these designing works, reducing time and cost.
Ana Belen Amado, Responsible of CFD and Virtual simulation, ZITRÓN
Dec 113:15
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Thinking big and acting bold: How can the rail freight industry become the sustainable backbone for freight transport in Europe and beyond?

Freight
  • The challenge of intermodal travel: effectively supporting innovation, investment and development in intermodal freight logistics
  • Meeting customer expectations in tracking, disruption and commercial relationship management
  • How can rail freight learn from other industries and digitise effectively and quickly?
Dec 113:30
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East to West; rail investment across America

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
  • What are the current infrastructure priorities for the new administration and how does rail fit here?
  • New projects on the horizon; a new rail gold rush?
  • Building back better through investments in rail and infrastructure
Brian Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, California High Speed Rail Authority
Dec 113:30
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Finding solutions that balance low-tech and high-tech for improved safety performance

Safety & Security
Mark Davis, General Manager, Tfl London Trams
Dec 113:30
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Taking a holistic view of telecommunications to deliver an effective strategy for the future

Train Controls and Communications
·Developing a long term telecommunications strategy in Belgium·Overcoming the challenges of siloed expertise and thinking in the complex rail system·Sharing our vision for a holistic and effective telecommunicatinos system fit for the future
Cédric Cecotti, Telecom Bcc Manager And Technology Innovation Officer, Infrabel
Dec 113:30
Conference pass

The role of digital transformation in delivering the railway infrastructure of the future

Smart Infrastructure
John Voppen will share Prorail's future strategy for Smart and Connected Infrastructure
John Voppen, Chief Executive Officer, ProRail
Dec 113:30
Conference pass

Using BIM as a critical tool for effective digitisation of the infrastructure in Norway

Digital Railway
·Why is BIM a game changer for our approach to construction and facility management?·Developing an effective approach to BIM implementation and internal change management·Sharing how BIM and digital architecture is impacting BaneNor’s capabilities
Dec 113:30
Conference pass

Very Light Rail; an opportunity to bring better public transport to small and medium sized cities

Metro & Light Rail
  • How is Coventry designing, building and deploying a very light rail system?
  • Why is very light rail a good investment for a city like Coventry?
  • Technical challenges with the prototype and lessons learnt
Nicola Small, Senior Rail Programme Manager, Coventry City Council
Dec 115:00
Conference pass

Connecting central and norther Europe; the Rail Baltica journey

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
·Key lessons learnt from the project so far and mistakes to avoid in the future·Collaborating with funding institutions to create a project which is within budget·Benefits of rail investment for participating countries
Dec 115:00
Conference pass

Meeting commercial expectations and operational improvements with digital transformation

Freight
  • Transforming our customer services and reliability with real time wagon tracking
  • Sharing our journey to reaching this milestone and the biggest obstacles we faced
  • Developing extensive initiatives to continue improving the services we can offer
Dec 115:00
Conference pass

Predictable disruption: applying the Technology and Artificial Intelligence to effectively prepare for disruption

Digital Railway
  • Sharing insights into our R&D project to better manage ÖBB traffic
  • Effectively collecting the correct data for our AI system to interpret and simulate predictable disruption
  • Whats next? The lessons learnt and next steps for this technology
Dec 115:00
Conference pass

Reducing the visual impact of overhead wires through battery powered trams

Metro & Light Rail
  • Demonstrating the cost savings associated with battery powered trams
  • What are the technical challenges associated with this technology
  • Reviewing the environmental cost of using batteries versus electrification
Dec 115:00
Conference pass

The role of synthetic environments in reducing the cost of signalling renewals

Train Controls and Communications
  • How is Network Rail working to optimise output and minimise spend with digital innovation?
  • Why are synthetic environments a useful technology for signalling applications?
  • Other technologies which are powering the high performing railway of the future
Dec 115:00
Conference pass

Transforming infrastructure replacements in Light Rail Systems: Metro Tenerife’s innovation story

Smart Infrastructure
Pablo will share how Metro de Tenerife have developed a new method of constructing light rail infrastructure which drastically impacts the time, disruption and cost of replacement
PABLO OROMI, Project Manager, Civil Engineer, Metrotenerife
Dec 115:00
Conference pass

Worker health and wellbeing is key to achieving a safe railway; RSSB’s journey

Safety & Security
  • Reviewing the impact the pandemic has had on employees mental health and wellbeing
  • What steps can employers take to ensure staff wellbeing is at the fore?
  • Pooling resources so that all can benefit from access to better health and wellbeing services
Dec 115:15
Conference pass

Automated Brake Test - A Smart Freight Solution with Safe PLC

Freight
  • Automation of brake tests saves up to 30 minutes with 500 m freight trains
  • The manual operational mechanical and visual inspections are replaced completely by a new automated process
  • Safe and railway certified PLC systems are a base for further digitalisation of safety-related functions in the railway sector
Dec 115:30
Conference pass

A new generation railway – new main lines for high-speed trains in Sweden

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
  • The highspeed journey currently being developed in Sweden
  • What can Sweden learn from others?
Dec 115:30
Conference pass

Embedding human and organizational factors when rolling out automation on a network

Safety & Security
  • Considering how automation is transforming rail operations
  • Key safety considerations when deploying automation; training and development of staff and technical knowhow
Jayne Yeo, Safety and Operations Unit Project Officer, European Union Agency for Railways
Dec 115:30
Conference pass

Establishing modular, scaleable, reliable and safe CCS onboard architecture designed to reduce costs and optimise operations

Train Controls and Communications
  • Sharing the vision of the OCORA project – why is this innovation required?
  • Providing the building blocks and open interfaces for interoperability with various applications including ATO and train localisation
  • Sharing our progress and future outlook
Dec 115:30
Conference pass

Long-term sustainability choices: how has the development of light rail had a net positive effect on traffic and the environment in Zaragoza?

Metro & Light Rail
  • Showcasing why the pandemic shouldn’t stop development in public transport systems
  • How has the Zaragoza tram allowed residents to reimagine public space?
Ana Moreno, General Manager, Tranvias De Zaragoza
Dec 115:30
Conference pass

Transforming SNCF Fret’s performance with digital transformation

Freight
·Reaping the rewards of intensive digitisation program·Sharing the program results and analytics·Future development and targets designed to optimise rail freight operation and services
Dec 115:30
Conference pass

Using augmented reality to optimise safety and staff training

Digital Railway
·Sharing how we have been using VR to simulate fire training·What have the impacts of the project been on staff preparedness and safety standards?·Future developments to optimise and develop this capability
Dec 115:45
Conference pass

The future of urban transport – a strategy to shift modal share towards public transport in a medium-sized European City

Metro & Light Rail
·Status quo – City of Graz’s main focus: tram network extension·Going beyond: How to set up the PT-strategy 2040·Insights and lessons learnt
Wolfgang Feigl, Head of Department for Transport, City of Graz
Dec 116:00
Conference pass

Creating a culture of collaboration across operators, regulators and enforcement organisations so that everyone feels safe when travelling

Safety & Security
  • Establishing links between all departments tasked with looking after passenger safety
  • Reviewing how a dedicated police force for rail can minimise risks
Dec 116:00
Conference pass

Delivering end to end digitsation to transform Rail Cargo in Austria and beyond

Freight
  • How is digital innovation and investment transforming our operation and capabilities?
  • Deep diving into our successful projects and sharing lessons learnt from failures
  • What are the lowest hanging fruits for us to quickly and effectively improve?
Dec 116:00
Conference pass

Delivering value with the new ETCS Lab in Germany

Train Controls and Communications
  • Why have we decided to implement an ETCS Lab?
  • Monitoring safety and the roll out of ETCS with the Laboratory capabilities
  • Discussing the optimisation of the ETCS lab and the role in ensuring Germany delivers ERTMS by 2035
Dec 116:00
Conference pass

How can innovation, start-up and collaboration unleash new opportunities for the rail industry?

Digital Railway
  • Managing risk effectively when working with SMEs to drive innovation whilst delivering value outcomes
  • Where are the newest opportunities for innovation, development and collaboration?
  • Cultivating an innovation focused mindset in rail: how can this be effectively achieved
Dan Piner, Rail Innovation Lead, Innovate UK
Teresa Benet, International Business Development, Metropolitano de Tenerife
Dec 116:00
Conference pass

Light rail in the UK: how can British organisations view light rail systems as way to encourage public transport and drive sustainable travel choices?

Metro & Light Rail
·How can organisations collaborate to ensure passengers return onto the railways?·Connecting systems to drive greater uptake
Mark Davis, General Manager, Tfl London Trams
James Hammett, General Manager, U.K. Tram
Dec 116:00
Conference pass

The Grand Paris Express project: driving ecological transition

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
  • Redesigning and reshaping the face of the Île-de-France region to make it more inclusive and environmentally friendly.
  • Demonstrating that investing in rail can provide positive environmental impacts
  • Embedding circular principles into the design, execution and running of the project
Dec 116:00
Conference pass

Transforming the Polish infrastructure network by 2040

Smart Infrastructure
  • Sharing our vision for the future of the Polish rail network: high performance and reliable
  • Investing in our infrastructure: priorities and landmark projects
  • Maintaining our system with AI applications and predictive maintenance
Dec 116:15
Conference pass

Safety and security are not the same; appreciating the differences when speaking about each

Safety & Security
  • Why are safety and security always spoken about interchangeably when each deals with different risks?
  • What problems arise from conflating both?
  • How can organisations, regulators and institutions ensure safety and security are addressed separately to create a culture where they are front of mind?
Dec 116:15
Conference pass

Transforming the rail freight sector with smart and effective digitisation and innovation programs

Freight
  • Which technologies are creating the biggest opportunities for rail freight optimisation?
  • How is effective data management and analysis creating new and improved opportunities for collaboration
  • Developing an effective digitisation culture from the top to the bottom of the business
Margus Oun, Innovation Manager, AS Operail
Marc Valette, Director Of Innovation, C.F.L. Multimodal
Manuel Alarcon Espinosa, IP5 Programme Manager, Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
Dec 116:30
Conference pass

Accelerating the ERTMS deployment and evolution with CEDEX rail research lab

Train Controls and Communications
  • ETCS as the backbone of Railways Operation Digitalization.
  • Testing new technologies such as GNSS at the lab.
  • Pursuing the dream of zero on site testing
Dec 116:30
Conference pass

Poland Solidarity Transport Hub; a central transport node in the heart of Europe

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
  • Why linking rail, air and road traffic makes economic and environmental sense
  • Designing stations which offer world-class services for operators and passengers
  • Embedding freight transportation into this mega-project
Dec 116:30
Conference pass

Upgrading the Danish network effectively and sustainably as possible

Smart Infrastructure
  • Updates on the variety of complex upgrades due in Denmark
  • How can we ensure this work creates as little disruption as possible
  • Syncing energy and asset management upgrades as a cost management strategy
Dec 116:45
Conference pass

The development of sophisticated high-speed rail in the USA. How are we funding the first privately financed high speed line in the US?

Funding, Financing and Mega-projects
·Explaining the motivation to fund Texas Central privately·Opportunities and limitations of adopting this model·Lessons learnt so far and future considerations of the project
last published: 20/Aug/21 13:55 GMT