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Bilbao, 5 - 7 March 2019

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Mar 514:00
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Chairwoman's welcome

Finance and Funding Summit
Moderator: Doris Chevalier, Chief Executive Officer, Infraboost
Mar 514:00
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Implementing integrated ticketing systems on a regional scale

Ticketing & MaaS
  • Evaluate the business case for updating ticket offerings to an integrated system
  • Overcoming the challenges of legacy technology when implementing multimodal tickets
  • Predicting how these technologies will further evolve in the future
Mar 514:00
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Digital innovation for asset management on the Indian Railway

Digital and IoT
  • How is India looking at the opportunities available from data, IOT and AI?
  • Designing Greenfield urban networks which facilitate technological innovation
Nalinaksh Vyas, Chairman, Technology Mission, Indian Railways
Mar 514:00
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The rise of the tram-train in Cardiff and on the South Wales Metro

Light Rail
  • 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
Mar 514:00
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The strategic approach to stations: Defining the principles that will guide development plans

Stations
  • Creating a vision for stations and agreeing the nine guiding principles
  • Stations as a catalyst for regeneration and economic growth within local communities
  • Providing leadership and enabling joint working through a holistic approach
Mar 514:05
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Bottlenecks in transport infrastructure – what are the main obstacles to attracting funds for infrastructure projects?

Finance and Funding Summit
  • How we are increasing the efficiency of domestic freight transport logistics by eliminating existing obstacles and enhancing the relevant infrastructure, as well as integrating it into the international and Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T)
  • A more cost efficient and attractive mode of transport that connects the citizens of Ukraine with Europe and offers efficient logistics, and which, at the same time, helps us protect the environment
  • Infrastructure redevelopment through PPP models
  • Adopting regulatory and legal acts in accordance with the EU legislation
Mar 514:05
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Ultra-Light vehicle with Artificial Intelligence perception for autonomous inspection on railway lines

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Building an autonomous inspection vehicle fit for inspection at up to 100 kilometres per hour with 20 km of autonomy
  • Developing 2D/3D laser scanners and radars dedicated to measuring the loading gauge and obstacle detection.
  • Leveraging Artificial Intelligence anomaly detection, with technology specifically adapted to the extremes of railway infrastructure
Mar 514:15
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How Metro Dublin are upgrading urban rail in the region using an intelligent capital investment strategy.

Finance and Funding Summit
  • How we are planning to learn from successful projects globally and the innovative strategy we have developed to realise this project
  • Incorporating new streams of income and revenue to maximise on the benefits of transport infrastructure
  • The keys to creating an urban rail system to service one of Europe’s fastest growing economic centres
Mar 514:15
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Introducing open payment on an integrated system

Ticketing & MaaS
  • Transitioning to smart tickets
  • Introducing new payment methods
  • Integrating with other transport providers
Mar 514:15
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Advanced TrainLab – DB’s high-speed train to partners in technical research

Digital and IoT
  • Technical innovations need a safe, accessible and interesting environment for trials
  • Access to vehicles has been very difficult because of a high occupancy rate in passenger traffic over recent years
  • Deutsche Bahn provides an immediately available high-speed train to partners in technical research within the scope of: Research and development, testing of components and functions and homologation
Mar 514:25
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How has battery technology, combined with a new transport strategy, impacted our light rail system and operations?

Light Rail
  • The project story of Luxtram’s development
  • Maintaining and operating light rail in Luxembourg – the traction choices.
  • Launching from scratch- the “start-up mentality” within Luxtram
Mar 514:25
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The advance of drone inspection in the railway industry

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Incorporating geo-spatial data and rapid data analysis for smooth maintenance
  • The regulatory challenges faced by drone operation and how we are overcoming this.
  • What are the potential future uses of drones in the railway sector?
Wolfgang Zottl, Key Researcher - Lifecycle Management and Innovation, ÖBB Infrastruktur
Mar 514:30
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Light Rail in the Madrid region: finance and funding of modern urban rail.

Finance and Funding Summit
  • Overview of the Light Rail PPP in the Madrid region.
  • Origin of railway concessions in Madrid: From MINTRA to Eurostat.
  • MLM: example of the impact of a change in national accounting regulations.
Carlos Esquiroz, Chief Executive Officer, Metros Ligeros de Madrid
Mar 514:30
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PANEL: What are the impacts of innovative ticketing technologies on transport and infrastructure?

Ticketing & MaaS
  • Discuss the relevance and longevity of the smart card
  • How will the implementation of futuristic NFC, beacons, biometrics and implants affect operations and Overall strategy?
  • What are the possibilities for using blockchain in ticketing for rail?
Mar 514:30
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Digitising the swiss rail industry: the role of technology in shaping the future of rail freight 

Digital and IoT
  • How does a digital strategy fit into SBB Cargo’s vision for the future?
  • Automation in Cargo: How are we using automation technology to optimise our operations?
  • Evaluating technology appropriately? Do Blockchain, AI and IoT all have a role to play in rail?
Anja-Maria Sonntag, Head Of Digital Transformation, SBB Cargo
Mar 514:30
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PANEL: What will drive innovation for the station of the future?

Stations
  • Developing new station formats which bring benefits to travellers and operators
  • Designing future stations with flexibility at the core
  • How can operators effectively provide innovative solutions to today’s station problems?
Mar 514:40
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Defining the future of rail: how can rail operators innovate effectively: 

Digital and IoT
Topics include: 
  • Implementing innovative data and IOT: how can you prepare your network effectively 
  • Changing internal working methods: the best approaches for effective innovation 
Mar 514:40
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The future of the Purple Line project in east Tel Aviv

Light Rail
  • Intermodal development in Tel Aviv- the importance of integrating our mega project.
  • Managing land use and other issues in the development
  • Stakeholder management in Israel beyond- what are the lessons learnt?
Mar 514:45
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Closing Funding Gap Panel: Which financial tools do we have at our disposal to realise complex transport infrastructure projects?

Finance and Funding Summit
  • The benefits and disadvantages of PPPs - the ever more complex world of PPPs and how we can use them to our advantage
  • What can operators and governments do to attract private capital to invest in infrastructure projects?
  • The challenges of public and private sector collaboration and financing in emerging markets
  • In the case of increasing interest rates how can we continue to attract investment into rail and infrastructure?
Moderator: Doris Chevalier, Chief Executive Officer, Infraboost
Carlos Esquiroz, Chief Executive Officer, Metros Ligeros de Madrid
Andrea Giuricin, Chief Executive Officer, TRA Consulting
Carlo Scarpa, President, Brescia Mobilita
Mar 514:55
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SNCF Réseau - Monitoring with in-service trains in Europe

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • What is the story of in-service inspection within SNCF Reseau?
  • Switching into the phase of industrialisation and roll out
  • What is the future of this technology and what other assets can be monitored?
Mar 515:00
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The Metro Express Project in Mauritius

Light Rail
  • The complexity and challenges of designing a mobility strategy for Mauritius
  • The infrastructure and systems in play
  • How can we develop an integrated transport planning
Mar 516:00
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Overcoming the barriers of regional MaaS

Ticketing & MaaS
Mar 516:00
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What lessons have Brescia learnt from Italy’s premier innovative PPP funding strategy?

Finance and Funding Summit
  • The key strategies behind the scenes of Brescia’s Automatic metro system
  • How are we planning in repeating the success of our previous projects to expand our system in Brescia?
  • What improvements can be made to our PPP agreement to grant us flexibility in the development process?
Carlo Scarpa, President, Brescia Mobilita
Mar 516:00
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Digitising the Cologne Transport Network for modern operations 

Digital and IoT
  • Retro-fitting our fleet to modern digital standards: what does this involve? 
  • Sharing our progress so far: working towards regular data updates from our rolling stock 
  • Making sure our technical steering system allows us to effectively catch problems before they arise 
Mar 516:00
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What should operators, or operational departments, look like to be prepared for the future?

Light Rail
  • 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?
Thomas Kritzer, Head Of Tramway Division, Wiener Linien
Mar 516:00
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Moroccan high speed stations case study: reinventing the role of the railway station in the cultural life of the city

Stations
  • The paradigm shift from a simple transit point to a real space of living with diversified services for travelers and non-travelers
  • Using customer data and insight to re-approach the uses of the station as a hub and with easy flow – Station app (project)
  • Reshaping the city as a catalyst and a structuring component for the development of TOD urban projects around the station
Mar 516:00
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How have Infrabel modernised their inspection programme using drones, smart infrastructure and computer vision?

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • How the entire rail sector can benefit from accessible, up-to-date and complete track data
  • Driving innovation internally and externally using the test digital technology
  • A broader vision of open data throughout Europe and beyond
Mar 516:15
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Best practices in global MaaS deployments – what’s next?

Ticketing & MaaS
  • How inter-modal trip planning and ticketing can be seamless from a user perspective
  • Sharing experience and lessons learned from worldwide leading MaaS implementations
  • Discover innovative MaaS features that will enhance passenger experience and drive operational efficiency
Mar 516:15
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How to build a smooth tender process

Finance and Funding Summit
  • What are the common challenges faced by operators and authorities looking to fund projects?
  • Understanding and evaluating risk in the railway sector and incorporating this into the tender process
  • Tenders on an international scale: experience from a life in public infrastructure
Mar 516:15
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Defining the technology of the future: the European approach

Digital and IoT
Mar 516:15
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PANEL: Combining sophisticated safety technology with light rail systems and employees

Light Rail
  • As technology develops at an increasingly rapid speed, how can authorities and operators work together to match the pace of innovation?
  • What should we be prioritising as safety strategies are developed in a post-Croydon world
  • Can we equip our drivers with early warning devices?
  • What are the best practices we can share to ensure safety is maximised in open systems?
Moderator: Peter Cushing, Managing Director, Cushing IP and Co Ltd
Thomas Kritzer, Head Of Tramway Division, Wiener Linien
Andrés Muñoz De Dios, Managing Director, Metropolitano de Tenerife
Mar 516:15
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Roundtable Discussions

Stations
Barrier-less access in the station: what will the future of stations feel like?
Delivering a complex rail project effectively: understanding how to work effectively with stakeholders
Standardisation across small stations: how can this be achieved?
Mar 516:20
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Roundtable discussions

Intelligent Infrastructure
Network Rail’s digitalisation process : the key technologies we have identified
Chris Rowley, Senior Engineer, Network Rail
Using sensor technology to perceive the railway environment
What are the next steps for SNCF Réseau’s inspection programme?
Mar 516:30
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Global Roundtable Sessions

Finance and Funding Summit
Almaty LRT: how we are using PPPs to extend Kazakhstan's largest urban rail network
Challenges for competition and liberalization of railway sector market in Ukraine. Green logistics and innovation projects
Knowledge management in the heart of Italy’s national operator. How can ensure best practise is ready for tenders internationally?
Light Rail development in Albania and the Western Balkans
Mar 516:30
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The creation of seamless, journeys: from idea to reality

Ticketing & MaaS
  • Learn how cities and operators are collaborating to develop new mobility options in existing transport ecosystems
  • Compare operational requirements of rural and urban areas and the effect of population densities
  • How are NSB developing their mobility offerings?
Mar 516:30
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Round Table Discussions

Digital and IoT
Accurately assessing the commercial drivers of investing in big data technology & applications? 
Defining the digitisation of the railway network: How can rail operators set out a workable strategy?
How can rail operators successfully implement smart maintenance
Phuc Nguyen, Deputy CTO, Leo Express
Mar 516:45
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Roundtable Discussions

Ticketing & MaaS
With rising passenger expectations and rapidly-changing technology, how can we as an industry evolve to meet these challenges? Our roundtables 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.
Exploring how transport operators can collaborate with industry 'disruptors' towards the future of mobility
How can automation and digitalisation unburden the infrastructural outlook of mass transit systems?
Andrea Bruschi, Transportation And Mobility Planner, Metropolitana Milanese SpA
How can rail innovate, collaborate and remain relevant as huge mobility changes continue to impact the transport industry?
Thinking outside the box to provide innovative, additional services for passengers using smart cards & e-tickets
Why accessible data is crucial to MaaS: how can operators and legislators collaborate to create open transport ecosystems?
Mar 517:00
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Welcoming drinks at the BEC

Finance and Funding Summit
Please join us for casual networking drinks at the Torre BEC with fantastic views over Bilbao.

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Mar 608:45
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Official Welcome

Keynotes
Victor Ruiz, President, MAFEX
Sean Willis, Managing Director, Terrapinn
Mar 608:50
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Host Keynotes Panel

Keynotes
The Basque Government will welcome a panel of leaders 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.
Mar 609:10
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Keynote Interview: Nigel Holness, Managing Director, London Undergound

Keynotes
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.
Mar 609:25
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Keynote Discussion Digital Rail : How can the rail industry adapt to the rapid changes that come with digital technology and embrace the digital revolution?

Keynotes
  • 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
Mar 609:55
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RENFE President Keynote Interview

Keynotes
This session will be simultaneously translated from Spanish to English.
  • Where are RENFE’s priorities with regards to innovation in the new, digital world?
  • After the successful Mecca Medina Project, which other international projects doRENFEhave in sight?
  • The opening of the EU railway market for domestic passengers is a major challenge for established companies. How can RENFEface this challenge?
Interviewer: Julio Gómez-Pomar, Chairman, IE Center for Transport Economics & Infrastructure Management
Mar 610:15
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CAF Railway Services: Technology and Excellence

Keynotes
  • Beyond rolling stock, how does CAF offer the integrated services demanded by today’s railway and transport systems
  • The three key areas of focus for CAF: Maintenance, Modernization and Urban Mobility
  • How can we base our rail services on new digital and maintenance technology whilst leveraging its century of experience as a manufacturer and maintenance provider?
Mar 611:30
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Technology and Strategy Roundtables

Keynotes
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
Combining anti-vibration systems with intelligent design
Designing a Metro to facilitate mobility of the future
Digitalisation in the railway sector: challenges and opportunities
End-to-End connections in railway transport
Euskotren’s Innovation Strategy
How can an ERTMS transformation be managed step by step on a national scale?
How can cities use big data and Traffic Management as a Service for multimodal urban mobility?
Ivana Semanjski, City of Ghent
How can rail operators exploit technology and innovation to drive new revenue lines?
How can we drive new technology in the industry through the creation of Innovation Hubs?
José Antonio López De La O Castro, Technical Director, Railway Innovation Hub
How do urban rail organisations balance commercial opportunities against their responsibility to deliver benefits for the cities and communities they serve?
How rail operators can benefit from the latest telecommunication technologies
Introduction and business development with CRRC Sifang
Deng Wei, SENIOR MARKETING MANAGER, CRRC Corporation Limited
Opportunities for women through digitisation in the railway sector
Risk allocation and choice of contract models in complex railway projects
What is the future of rail with the increasing automation of road?
Lucy Yu, Director of Public Policy, FiveAI
Mar 612:35
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How can we develop urban transport infrastructure and commuter rail systems with a focus on the passenger?

Metro
  • Keeping a customer informed for maximum awareness
  • Technology focus: how will our people interact with the new fleet?
  • How much data can we actually optimise before technology becomes a hinderance?
Heiko Büttner, Chairman, Munich S-Bahn
Mar 612:35
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Connecting hubs with domestic high-speed services

Mega Projects
  • Capitalising on the demand for inter-city transport services in the UK
  • Managing the socio-political impacts of huge-scale infrastructure works
  • Comprehend the effects of high-speed on the wider strategy for transport
Andrew Mcnaughton, Strategic Technical Adviser, HS2
Mar 612:40
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Outlining the Smartrail 4.0 vision of a digitally connected railway

Digital and IoT
  • Investing in the railway of the future – the role of train control, Infrastructure IT and software
  • Deep diving into some real examples: updating interlocking for the 21stCentury
  • Challenging the international industry to work together and create standards for effective innovation
Mar 612:40
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How are Manchester looking to spread the benefits of high speed rail through continued operational excellence and intermodality?

Light Rail
  • 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
Mar 612:40
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Telecoms modernisation and GSM-R implementation in the Czech Republic

Telecoms & Train Control
  • Get to grips with preparation and modernisation of railway lines required ahead of implementing digital radio systems
  • Overhauling control command and signalling ERTMS in the Czech Republic with GSM-R
  • Interpreting where future trends will evolve telecommunications and train control
Mar 612:40
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Managing station upgrade projects effectively to minimise impacts on customers

Stations
  • Working effectively to optimise the benefits of digitisation in the building process
  • Building our station with the customer in focus: how we planned the project around the customer
  • Understanding how we effectively minimised delays with effective project management
Mar 612:40
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The Digital Transformation at the heart of SNCF Réseau

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • The importance of common technologies when constructing back office systems for digital transformation
  • The essential role of data governance,
  • The challenge of setting up an efficient mobile device policy,
  • Exploring and deploying new technologies such as IOT, Blockchain, AI, VR/AR…
  • From shadow IT to citizen IT
Mar 612:40
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Driving sustainability at SNCF: a three pronged approach 

Power
  • Reducing our energy usage: Sharing some key projects which tackles this issue
  • Developing effective strategy to source renewable energies across thefrenchnetwork 
  • Arising post-carbon technologies for railway transportation
Mar 612:55
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What are the important lessons learned to improve a Metro PPP project?

Metro
  • What are the key factors that we are looking at around a Metro PPP project?
  • How can we look to build a smooth efficient tender process?
  • The process of PPP project structuring and risk assessment.
Mar 612:55
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How can we create efficiencies for railway construction using agile, rapid technologies?

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • What are the advantages of universal precast plinths when dealing with varying viaduct structures?
  • Pre-fabricated track solutions compared to concrete and ballasted
  • How can we leverage precision design to create this type of platform?
Mar 613:00
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The Follo Line project: successful complex logistic management of a 4-TBM mega tunnel project

Mega Projects
  • Constructing the main part of the Follo Line tunnel (EPC TBM)
  • Overcoming the logistical challenge of having the four TBMs starting in the same site location,
  • Successfully designing a robust, compact and ready for 24/7 works under extreme winter conditions (-25º C) solution
Mar 613:00
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How is Danobat’s advance technology leveraging highly accurate wheel measurements and wheel reprofiling systems for maximum operating

Digital and IoT
  • Investing in the railway of the future – the role of train control, Infrastructure IT and software
  • Deep diving into some real examples: updating interlocking for the 21stCentury
  • Challenging the international industry to work together and create standards for effective innovation
Mar 613:00
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Low Carbon, and Low Carbon Vanadium (LCV) for Grooved Tramway Rails with wear performance and life estimation of LCV rails

Light Rail
  • 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
Juan Jose Gainza, Product Manager, ArcelorMittal
Mar 613:00
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Integrated communications for transport: mission critical solutions based on TETRA and LTE

Telecoms & Train Control
  • The combination of LTE + TETRA to meet communication needs in the Transport sector
  • Fulfilling operators' expectations concerning network performance, handover and mobility, reliability and management and maintenance
  • Looking to the future with pure LTE solutions
Mar 613:00
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Multi voltage special vehicle new traction system platform approach

Power
  • Exploring unique capabilities to generate energy for ac traction motors from very different input voltages: catenary, diesel and energy storage systems
  • Delivering high efficiency rates in a very compact volume
  • The impact of using Modular power converter to reduce maintenance cost
Mar 613:05
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Fuelling station design with passenger experience and smart-technology

Stations
  • Developing stations from scratch at HS2: what are our key goals in the design phase?
  • Managing projects whilst maintaining overall strategy and analysing outside-in inspirations
  • Evaluating key smart technologies for predictive analytics and improved passenger flow
Johannah Randall, Head Of Stations Operations, HS2
Mar 613:10
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The future of mobility in Chicago

Metro
  • Revolutionising transport with our new initiative
  • How are we preparing for the capacity needed in 2030?
  • Which technologies are we looking to incorporate as part of our plans?
Mar 613:15
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The challenges of increasing connectivity and investing in new infrastructure

Mega Projects
  • Optimising inter-city & suburban to urban connectivity with improved transport links
  • Comprehend the socioeconomic impacts and benefits of large-scale projects during and after construction
  • Breaking down how planning and permissions processes can be navigated
Mar 613:15
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The future of innovation and the Digital Railway at Deutsche Bahn and beyond

Digital and IoT
  • How to ensure a coherent approach to digital projects at DB?
  • Which technologies are on the horizon for DB and how can we ready are workforce for them?
  • Open data: Sharing our progress in implementing a digital railway of the future: and how can the international community work with us for success
Rolf Härdi, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Deutsche Bahn AG
Mar 613:15
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Intermodality as a centrepoint of light rail development and strategy in Algeria

Light Rail
  • 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
Mar 613:15
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Critical radiocommunication systems for transportation

Telecoms & Train Control
  • Understanding network specifications
  • Implementing on public transport: metro, buses, trains, trams
  • Challenging communication requirements - TETRA for what?
Mar 613:15
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The Digital Transformation of Dutch Railinfrastructure: making the infrastructure dumber or smarter?

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • More trains on the same infrastructure for less money: moving intelligence from infrastructure to trains
  • The rail network needs a digital twin to perform better: how to unleash the full potential of sensoring?
  • How can artificial intelligence help to move to a new paradigm in maintenance: from Find & Fix to Predict & Prevent?
Chris Verstegen, Chief Innovation Officer, ProRail
Mar 613:15
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Decarbonisation is more than just energy, how to involve the whole company

Power
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  • Strategy and leadership requirements for decarbonisation, the role of the ISO standards ISO 14001 and 50001
  • Science based targets focus on Energy vs full carbon footprinting
  • Impact of the supply chain in decarbonisation and what our role should be
Gareth Williams, Sustainability Lead, Virgin Trains
Mar 615:00
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How have Metro Taipei used intelligent asset management to develop the world’s most reliable metro?

Metro
  • How TRTC developed their asset management system: what are the key factors in play?
  • Using preventive maintenance & management for full-asset life cycles
  • Leveraging strategies of Asset Service Life Extension for rolling stock
Mar 615:00
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Connecting European & Baltic hubs with new infrastructure

Mega Projects
  • Navigating the complexities of a regional project with five EU member countries
  • Determining the most feasible route for the railway and overcoming the challenges of connecting to existing networks
  • Evaluate the socio-economic benefits and longevity of these strategies as traffic flows between hubs increase
Mar 615:00
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Competing with a new digital business model for railways  

Digital and IoT
  • Completely reinventing the railway:  the key areas ripe for disruption 
  • The importance of customer services: understanding what our customers need and how we can deliver 
  • The SNCF Fret story so far: what have our key successes been so far? 
Mar 615:00
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EuskoTren: the development of a global mobility railway operator

Light Rail
  • 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.
Iñaki Uriarte, New Operations Director, Euskotren
Mar 615:00
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Creating robust cybersecurity strategies

Telecoms & Train Control
  • Evaluate the threat hacking poses to wireless communications networks in transport
  • Prevent stepping-stone attacks by strengthening gaps in security
  • Uncover the challenges of isolating hardware and software for passenger and operator systems
Mar 615:00
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Investing in stations as a route to urban regeneration

Stations
  • The Gothenburg Region City example: developing the station as part of the urban planning process
  • How can planners and station owners work together for effective results?
  • Commercial growth and business opportunities when redeveloping stations: working with the community
Urban Hammarlund, Regional Manager Gothenburg, Urban Development, Jernhusen
Mar 615:00
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How are ETS using BIM to optimise rail project development in the Basque Country?

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • How do we streamline the process between various departments working on the same project and in the same geographical area?
  • Ensuring that the information generated from the planning stage onwards is transmitted to and enriched in the design and construction phases for use during operations or as reliable baseline data for subsequent projects.
  • Leveraging technology to enhance the way in which we communicate our projects within the company and to the outside.
Jorge Onaindia, Construction and BIM Department, ETS
Aitor Garitano, Director General, Euskal Trenbide Sarea Red Ferroviaria Vasca
Mar 615:00
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Incentivising sustainable behavior: the Eress solution and how operators reduce energy usage and cost 

Power
  • Why is metering, accurate settlement and billing of energy an important topic and how can it reduce costs?
  • Our successes with our members: what are the results of accurate energy settlement and charging?
  • Developing the future of a sustainable rail market in Europe: the role of accurate settlement and charging
Dyre Martin Gulbrandsen, Director Eress And Energy Trading Manager, Bane NOR
Mar 615:15
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The future of railways: is it Hyperloop?

Mega Projects
  • Exploring the feasibility of hyperloop
  • Overcoming challenges of construction
  • Understanding the benefits to the transport ecosystem
Mar 615:15
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LeadMind: CAF´s Digital Train Platform

Digital and IoT
  • Our roadmap to Innovation: what does the future look like?
  • Using advanced analytics to improve safety, LCC and energy efficiency
  • Discussing the mainLeadMindbenefits for maintainers and operators
Mar 615:15
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Using IoT and digitalisation to develop Light Rail Transit design that is ready for the rise of AVs

Light Rail
  • 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?
Mar 615:15
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The future role of stations

Stations
  • Meeting station operational requirements and exploring new formats
  • Understanding future trends for station asset management
  • Commercially viable customer centric development & regeneration
Mar 615:15
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How can Fibre Optic Sensing (FOS) enable extensive condition based track maintenance strategies?

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Continuous real-time monitoring of wheel-rail interaction
  • Detection of wheel and rail defects at a very early stage
  • Effective planning and controlling of maintenance tasks
Mar 615:20
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How can technology and tailor-made solutions improve mobility in metropolitan areas?

Metro
  • Universal accessibility: How to make rail vehicles accessible to everyone, safer and more friendly for passengers with limited mobility?
  • Tailor-made efficient rolling stock that is designed to adapt to every need.
  • Case studies and project experiences of Stadler
Mar Rivas, Business Development, Marketing and Communication, Stadler Rail Valencia
Mar 615:20
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SiC traction inverter demonstrating customer values

Power
  • The Railway industry stands in front of the next technology step when it comes to semiconductors for traction application: high power density SiC (Silicon Carbide) MOSFET´s
  • The introduction of SiC semiconductors can bring improved customer values: improved energy efficiency, smaller size/weight and lower noise
  • As part of Bombardiers SiC technology development program a SiC traction converter has been demonstrated in Stockholm Metro
Mar 615:20
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Using Driver Advisory System to minimise energy use in Helsinki 

Power
  • Outlining the project in Helsinki: why we invested in a driver advisory system
  • Sharing the impact on our operations: optimising driver behaviours and incentivising our workforce effectively
  • The impact on our energy usage in the first few months of operations
Mar 615:25
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PANEL: How can rail prepare for potential risks as operational connectivity advances and legacy technologies are evolved?

Telecoms & Train Control
  • What are the key methods of cyber-attack and data theft to be aware of and how can they be prevented?
  • How can rail operators ensure that new cybersecurity components and software do not negatively impact safety?
  • What can rail leaders do to embed cybersecurity into everyday workflows?
Mar 615:30
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Building a high-speed line from the bottom up

Mega Projects
  • Managing cross-border stakeholder complexities
  • Creating a balance between convenient service and speed whilst maintaining overall profitability
  • Overcoming the challenges of integrating into an existing high-commuter market
Mar 615:30
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Developing the future of rail across Europe: How can Operators innovate successfully?

Digital and IoT
How can rail operators work collaboratively and effectively to innovate and digitise the industry
Mar 615:30
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Digitalised light rail infrastructure in one of the world’s smartest cities

Light Rail
  • How we are matching Barcelona’s digitalisation projects in mobility to upgrades elsewhere in the system
  • Using GIS to create smart infrastructure for the future of Barcelona’s integrated light rail network
  • How could we double ridership with just 4km of track?
Mar 615:30
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The future role of stations as a hub of mobility

Stations
  • Building stations to accommodate different types of mobility to encourage travel by railways
  • Developing a new relationship with transport stakeholders: how can this be effectively achieved?
  • Attracting passengers to the station as a cultural and retail hub: commercially viable and customer-centric development
Mar 615:30
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Adopting Building Information Modelling - Asset Management to Enhance Safety

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • How can we promote the adoption of BIM-AM and related data-capture and analytic technologies to enhance railway safety?
  • What steps do we need to take to reduce equipment failure and human error on operation and maintenance of railway facilities;
  • How can we strengthen safety awareness of operators/maintainers of railway?
Chau-Fat Chan, Assistant Director / Railways, EMSD, Government of the HKSAR
Mar 615:40
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What is the future of Metro mobility and we can we adapt to new trends?

Metro
  • What is the new mobility paradigm?
  • How we have transformed new trends into Metro solutions: the MOVIA platform
  • How can digitalization and sustainability work as key drivers for new implementations and developments
Mar 615:45
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Delivering commercial success in high speed rail

Mega Projects
  • Understanding the characteristics that result in commercially successful high-speed lines
  • Presenting new and unique primary research on high speed lines around the world to understand the key success factors
  • Insights into how rail networks can be planned, designed and managed to drive profitability
Mar 615:45
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Automation in rail - Improving rail operations efficiently

Digital and IoT
  • Areas of automation and its challenges
  • How IoT and analytics can contribute to it
  • Concretereal lifeexamples
  • The impact on Cyber Security for Rail in that area
Mar 615:45
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Combining Light-Rail and Transit Oriented Design Budapest

Light Rail
  • Transport system design in the context of a modern, digital city
  • How can we incorporate and operate light rail into intermodal hubs
  • Which digital technology should we be looking towards to help us meet our goals of capacity, sustainability and safety?
Mar 615:45
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High Speed integration into Historic Station Buildings, Union Station (LA, USA)

Stations
  • Key elements to ease integration
  • How it currently works at Union Station
  • Other experiences in the world
Mar 615:45
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What are the advantages of using cast manganese monoblock frogs in turnouts?

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • How we have created optimal geometry for a smoother ride
  • The impact for operators: minimal maintenance, maximum performance
  • Better materials for longer life-cycle.
Mar 616:00
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What are the digital demands of the modern urban traveller and how can you make investment decisions based on a rapidly moving technological landscape?

Metro
  • A profile of today’s urban rail user: Always connected, multimodal, mobile only and active on social media
  • How can we use the digital revolution to boost ridership – What are the internal constraints of urban rail operators that stop us from connecting with our passengers?
  • Ensuring that the technology you choose to invest in matches the demands of your passengers, both today and in the future
Mar 616:00
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Creating immersed, fixed transport links across Fehmarnbelt

Mega Projects
  • Understandthe challenges and history of the new tunnel’s construction
  • Outlining the benefits for the future users of this fixed link
  • Evaluating the scope and solution for the tunnel
Mar 616:00
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Understanding asset management as a cornerstone of the future rail network

Digital and IoT
  • Why is asset management a key area for innovation and development: what are we working towards?
  • How can railoperatorsensure theydeliveringreal value
  • Navigating challenges from internal working methodsto overcoming digital hurdles
Mar 616:00
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Integrating design and the emphasis on collaboration with partners for the transport system in Vancouver

Light Rail
  • 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?
Mar 616:00
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Creating the station of the future

Stations
  • How is technology changing the role of the station as a critical part of the journey and city?
  • Understanding how to adopt future technologies and integrate into current infrastructure
  • Using predictive analytics to manage passenger flow and peak capacities
Mar 616:00
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Exploring digital transformation with BIM to support life cycle management for infrastructure management

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Why has focus has traditionally been on digitization instead of digital transformation
  • The danger of too many systems and databases being developed with conflicting standards and governance
  • What are difficulties in using data in advanced analytics – especially across divisions
Mar 616:00
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ÖBB’s ambitious is setting a goal for zero emissions by 2030: Can hydrail be part of the answer?

Power
  • Investigating the reality of implementing Hydrogen Powered Rail
  • What is the infrastructure requirements for truly green hydrail?
  • The cost implications of small hydrogen units as opposed to larger units: is hydrail still a viable option?
Wolfgang Zottl, Key Researcher - Lifecycle Management and Innovation, ÖBB Infrastruktur
Mar 617:00
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The development of China’s rail transit and the application of new vehicle technology

Keynotes
  • How China has achieved phenomenal growth of high-speed railway – (29,000 kilometers) and where is the future growth of the Chinese network?
  • How has China gone through four stages of “independent exploration”, “introduction and absorption”, “independent innovation” and “deepening innovation”
  • The flourishing of China's high speed and urban rail transit and the important driving role of CRRC Sifang in this process
Yongle Li, Vice President, CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co.,Ltd
Mar 617:15
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How can we invest in billion-euro projects and be sure that they will ready for future passenger demands?

Keynotes
  • 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?
Moderator: Julio Gómez-Pomar, Chairman, IE Center for Transport Economics & Infrastructure Management
Sébastien Pialloux, Director of IoT and Data, SNCF
Mar 618:00
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End of Day

Keynotes
Please join us for an evening drinks reception at the iconic San Mamés Stadium – the home of Athletic Bilbao FC. Doors open at 20:00.

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Mar 708:50
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30 years in the making: Building the Chuo Shinkansen Maglev train.

Constructing Rail 5.0 Keynotes
  • Testing at 500 km/h -how has JR Central built the world’s fastest train?
  • How have JR Central maintained their perfect safety record on the Tokaido Shinkansen
  • Balancing the innovation that is necessary for this level of rail transport against the Shinkansen’s perfect safety record.
Mar 708:50
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7th March Keynote Sessions

Keynotes
Two simultaneous keynote sessions will address two key themes in the transport sector.
  • Disruptors
One session features radical disruptors and technology leaders who are changing the face of transport and the business models that underline them including thought leaders from Paris RATP, UBER, ioki and FiveAI.Click here for details:https://www.terrapinn.com/conference/rail-live/Disrupting-Mobility-Keynotes.stm
  • Infrastructure
The other session features leaders from the very top of infrastructure development and management. With a deep dive on JR Central's impeccable safety legacy and their 500 km/h Maglev train followed by the Minister of Investment of the UK.Finally,an elite panel featuring ADIF President Isabel Pardo de Vera Posada and leaders from Germany, France, UK, Japan and the Minister of Infrastructure of UkraineClick here for details:http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/rail-live/Constructing-Rail-Keynotes.stm
Mar 709:10
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In the face of radical and disruptive technology evolution, how can we ensure that our businesses are securely equipped for the future passenger?

Disrupting Mobility Keynotes
Mar 709:10
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The future of rail in the United Kingdom

Constructing Rail 5.0 Keynotes
Minister for Investment in the United Kingdom will take to the stage to discuss the rail sector in the United Kingdom and the huge projects underway there.
Graham Stuart, Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade (DIT)
Mar 709:20
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Automation, IoT, AI, blockchain: the reality of innovation at the heart of global railway infrastructure companies

Constructing Rail 5.0 Keynotes
  • How can we use cutting edge technology such as blockchain, AI and chatbots to facilitate operations and maintenance in a traditional industry like rail?
  • How can we create infrastructure that is flexible enough to adapt to the capacity demands of tomorrow?
  • What areas of innovation should we explore in order to develop the major projects of the future?
Mar 709:20
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Keynote Panel: How can we guarantee that mobility will remain sustainable and a seamless passenger experience is not jeopardised with the introduction of disruptors?

Disrupting Mobility Keynotes
  • How can we create digital platforms that are agile enough to adapt to the rapidly changing demands of passengers?
  • What steps should we take to ensure open data can be advantageous in the face of cybersecurity and GDPR challenges?
  • Where should operators be focusing to maximise the efficiencies available with future technology?
Thibaud Simphal, General Manager - Western Europe, Uber
Mathieu Dunant, Head Of Innovation, R.A.T.P. Group
Lucy Yu, Director of Public Policy, FiveAI
Mar 711:20
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Global Project Roundtables

Keynotes
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
Catalan Rail Leadership: The future of rail development and technology in Barcelona and beyond
Comment allons-nous transformer le transport public et la mobilité à Tunis?
Latifa Jardak, Institutional Relations, RFR Tunis
Complex IoT applications in the railway sector
Diego Galar, Head of Maintenance & Reliability TECNALIA & Prof of Condition Monitoring, Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering, Lulea University
Connecting Central Europe: the development of high-speed rail across the Czech Republic
Data Management at HS1’s intelligent maintenance programme
Sin Sin Hsu, Head Of Track Engineering, Network Rail High Speed
Développer une stratégie de transport cohérente et durable pour la région capitale du Sénégal
Evaluating the future train energy mix: hydrail, battery, diesel hybrid & electrification
Exploring Financial models for urban systems
Getting the basics of cybersecurity right: how can transport foster a new way of thinking?
Maz Mirza Bin Mohd Aminurashid, Head, Information Technology, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd
How are Metro Express facing the challenges and opportunities of delivering a complex light rail infrastructure project on a tropical island?
How can rail operators ensure sustainability is a priority across the company?
Margrethe Sagevik, Environmental Manager, NSB
How can rail transform network operations with ETCS and other new technologies on the horizon?
How can RFID automation technology contribute to the optimisation of rolling stock maintenance
Tanmay Mehta, General Manager, Rfid, Centre For Railway Information Systems, Indian Railways
How did we use passenger centric principles to develop Munich S Bahn’s future-forward rolling stock?
Investing in the right suppliers to optimise the future of our market
Key hurdles to developing railway networks in Cambodia and the ASEAN region
Ouk Sota, Deputy Director Of Railways, Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Railways Department
Navigating the challenges of implementing ETCS on a surface-running network
Paul Booth, Principal Engineer, Network Rail
Overcoming the challenges of combining big data in operations and infrastructure to streamline traffic management services
Rail corrugation and its effects
Javier Astarloa, Head Of Maintenance And Operations, ETS
Sourcing future refrigerants for existing and new air conditioning systems in railway vehicle
The innovative development of Metro de Quito
Today’s digital and smart systems: Combining our perceptions of system engineering to ensure a coherent approach for network and asset management
Understanding the potential of GNSS for rail
Update on the German Hydrail project: the results of our operations
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?
Why are Rail Operators looking to deep data analysis to improve their maintenance and reliability?
Mar 712:35
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What lessons can we draw from Madrid's development into one of the world's great metro systems?

Metro
  • The Madrid Metrosystem: how we are building a modern, connected commuter rail system
  • Continuing investment and our plans for the future of transport in Spain's capitalregion
  • Where next forMetro de Madrid and ALAMYS?
Mar 712:35
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How collaboration is key to international expansion

Mega Projects
  • Evaluating evolving passenger demands for international transport links
  • Collaborating with international players to accelerate planning stages
  • Predicting future trends for international expansions
Mar 712:35
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Implementing Smart Asset Management Transformations: building foundations for the future

Digital and IoT
  • Fromstrategy to value Realization: A methodology on delivering business led asset management transformations
  • Prioritizing asset data and maintenance systems to build business insights
  • Looking ahead to IOT and AI implementations: turning data into to real value for organizations
Mar 712:35
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Digitalisation and innovation at the heart of the Midland Metro Alliance

Light Rail
  • 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
Alejandro Moreno, Director, Midland Metro Alliance
Mar 712:35
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Sharing East Japan Railway’s latest train control technology

Telecoms & Train Control
  • Why did we develop a new train control technology?
  • Developing an economic business case for using this technology on secondary route networks
  • Sharing the impact of this technology on our services
Mar 712:35
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CASE STUDY Redesigning stations with customer flow and connectivity as the top priorities

Stations
  • Why was this project necessary and what were our objectives?
  • Developing an effective strategy to optimise customer flow and station usability
  • Sharing the effective impact of our intermodal transport projects on the way our stations are used
Mar 712:35
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Level up Asset Management at Infrabel: Image recognition, AI & IOT

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • The development of singular assets projects
  • What role does Lidar object recognition & classification play in our vision
  • The specifics of catenary projects
Mathias Van Den Auweele, Project Lead, Infrabel
Mar 712:35
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Smart Grid: an SBB innovation to cut energy usage during load peaks 

Power
  • Limiting the need for physical, electrical power source hardware like frequency converters thanks to peak-shaving
  • Real-time power demand management by reducing the energy delivery of heaters/switches for about a minute
  • Digitalization in rail by using standard IT platform as an innovative and cost-efficient power management application
Mar 712:50
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What impact will the introduction of Intelligent point machines with integrated monitoring-optimised have on narrow-gauge systems?  

Metro
  • How we improve the availability and decrease maintenance costs of turnout and switch machines using automatic self-diagnostic systems
  • How we then decrease the construction costs of Metro, LRT and Mining infrastructures with Narrow Gauge Systems and full heavy-rail features
Mar 712:50
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Using WiFi signal to extract origin-destination patterns in public transport

Light Rail
  • Commitments and challenges of TRAM
  • IoT & Big Data for efficient transport planning
  • Project proposal and technical solution by EURECAT
Mar 712:50
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The best-performing Wireless solutions for Train-To-Ground communications

Telecoms & Train Control
  • Train-to-Ground communications: key requirements, features and advantages of unlicensed-spectrum wireless solutions
  • Mission-critical and non-mission-critical: What applications can my wireless network realistically support?
  • Deployment examples, case studies and trends for commuter trains, metropolitan rail and lightrail
Mar 712:50
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Learning from Zürich Main Station – how to innovate by prototyping

Stations
  • Creating a vision of a digitalised station of the future
  • Defining new smart services for customers and operators leading to that vision
  • Implementing new services by prototyping and design thinking
Philipp Leimgruber, Leader - Smart Station Zurich Hb, Swiss Federal Railways SBB
Mar 712:50
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Leveraging Geo-Spatial Technology for Intelligent Rail Infrastructure Management

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Integrating innovative technologies such as lidar and 360 degree digital video for efficient data collection and extraction to monitor infrastructure asset performance in real time;
  • Managing workflows from data collection to insightful analysis and decision making;
  • Applying big data analytics for predictive maintenance.
Mar 712:50
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Embracing innovation in energy & sustainability 

Power
  • Making sure that sustainability is a priority for internal decisions with full employee backing
  • Evaluating technologies and new strategies effectively: what are the technologies to watch?
Mar 712:55
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Rebalancing the UK economy with Northern Powerhouse Rail

Mega Projects
  • Increasing the GVA of the North of England
  • Optimising capacity and journey times on a regional scale
  • Understandingthe necessity of collaboration with other transport networks such as HS2
Mar 713:00
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PANEL What are the keys to the future of transport development in Latin America

Metro
  • What role can public transport play in the future of LatAm development?
  • What is the scope for new projects in Latin America and how has policy changed to make new projects more viable?
  • What is the future of long distance passenger rail in the region?
Mar 713:00
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From data to profits: why undertaking the path from data to profits is neither straightforward or a choice

Digital and IoT
  • Later will be too late: leveraging your data is now key to your business success.
  • The complex stakeholder map related to data ownership, information and business benefits
  • Any solution for free will ever be a cost-free solution
  • Key recommendations to minimise risks and achieve profitability through digital asset health control
Mar 713:05
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Why are Rail Operators looking to deep data analysis to improve their maintenance and reliability?

Light Rail
  • 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
Mar 713:05
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Implementation and challenges of ETCS & ATO on a European scale

Telecoms & Train Control
  • Fulfilling demand for higher frequency, quality and energy saving on freight services along hightraffic routes European corridors
  • Executing the integration of ATO and ETCS systems with consistent and open interfaces
  • Understanding the infrastructural challenges of automation and digitisation
Mar 713:05
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Panel: How are stations being developed to embody the ‘smart’ concept? 

Stations
  • What is the importance of renovating rail transport hubs asthenotion of smart cities gains momentum?
  • Designing with predictive analytics to understand how customers will use a station
  • How canstations find innovative solutionsto improvepassenger experiencewith AR, WIFI and creative partnerships,andwhat are the challenges of implementing these?
Mar 713:05
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PANEL: How can infrastructure managers use digital technology and innovation to combat the rise and rise of capacity demands?

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Digital technology is revolutionising infrastructure management but is it sophisticated enough to deal with the rising demand for capacity?
  • Is there a “silver-bullet” that will make the difference?
  • How can we ensure that technology is being trialled and implemented fast enough in an extremely restricted safety environment?
  • Is there a way to make rail more agile as an industry?
Moderator: Nick Kingsley, Managing Editor, Railway Gazette International
Mathias Van Den Auweele, Project Lead, Infrabel
Chau-Fat Chan, Assistant Director / Railways, EMSD, Government of the HKSAR
Mar 713:15
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CASE STUDY: Stuttgart 21

Mega Projects
  • Overcoming the challenges of a complex tunnelling project
  • Successful stakeholder management
  • Evaluation and lessons learnt so far
Kristian Weiland, Senior Vice President Major Projects SW Germany & Head of Digitalization of Infrastructure Projects, DB Netz AG
Mar 713:15
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How will blockchain technology radically change the future of railway infrastructure?

Digital and IoT
  • How we are using distributed ledger technology to deliver operational use cases for Deutsche Bahn?
  • What is the future of machine to machine communication in the rail industry?
  • With the combination of blockchain technology, IoT and hyper fast connectivity, what is the automated future of rail?
Mar 713:20
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Zaragoza Tram: a key component for the city against the climate change

Light Rail
  • Analysis of the environmental impact of Zaragoza Tram Line 1
  • Quantification of car traffic in Zaragoza before tram and now
  • Energy saving and reduction of contaminant particles
Ana Maria Moreno, General Manager, Los Tranvías de Zaragoza
Mar 713:20
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Global Challenges for Signalling & Train Control

Telecoms & Train Control
  • Outlining vision and challenges of ongoing digitisation and transition to new paradigms of train separation, train detection and localisation
  • Understanding the implications of digitisation of command & control on further extension of smart infrastructure and smart train approaches
  • Evaluating the best solution and data fusion techniques when it comes to ATO
Mar 715:00
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How is FGC adapting our systems and technology to the demands of tomorrow’s passengers?

Metro
  • Why is FGC looking to create a purpose-built team for innovation?
  • 5G and beyond: our headline projects currently in development?
  • The future lines of FGC and where we see the future of Catalan urban rail development.
Mar 715:00
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Driving innovation successfully: building and enhance prototypes, show business cases and creating real change  

Digital and IoT
  • Growing digital capabilities at OBB: Deep diving into our world 
  • Developing a Data platform from prototype through to operational performance 
  • Building further capabilities on top of this platform 
Mar 715:00
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Migrating from a legacy system to a CBTC in a complex brownfield environment

Telecoms & Train Control
  • Implementing new signalling systems on a line with multiple developmentsfrom track layout and interlocking configuration/functionalities
  • Mastering the different configurations and versions of the system
  • Migrating with reduced on-site testing, thanks to modern-based design approach
Mar 715:00
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Botton-Up digital twins for PHM deployment in railway  

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Integration of railway asset information during the entire lifecycle is required to get an accurate health assessment of the whole railway system
  • Augmenting datasets before training data-driven algorithms using synthetic data generated by physics-based models
  • Which new technologies involving big data, cloud computing, IoT etc. can help the user/owner/maintainer/designer of railway systems to perform a virtual commissioning of the asset
Diego Galar, Head of Maintenance & Reliability TECNALIA & Prof of Condition Monitoring, Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering, Lulea University
Mar 715:15
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Railway Asset Management Model Innovation - Taipei Metro as an Example

Digital and IoT
  • The Importance of Asset Management to the Railway System
  • Performance of Taipei Metro
  • Fixed Asset Replacement Fund
  • Asset Management & Equipment Life Cycle
  • The Taipei Metro Asset Replacement Mechanism
Dr. Cheng-Chiou Chang, Committee Member, Department of Rapid Transit Systems
Mar 715:15
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Behind the data of a rail signalling system

Telecoms & Train Control
  • Understanding signalling data and building data models to link and analyse transport network data sets
  • Creating management value and insights through analytics
  • Evaluating future prospects in signalling systems
Mar 715:20
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Milan’s data revolution: The impact of contactless payments on transport operations

Metro
  • The immediate impacts of contactless on passenger experience in a metro system
  • How can we then leverage the onslaught of data to ensure we have a more reliable network?
  • The importance of knowledge management and feedback loops in metro organisations
Mar 715:20
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Fostering innovation through SME partnerships in Digital Railway

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Stakeholder alignment in complex multipartner projects
  • Identifying bottlenecks in the procurement process for SMEs
  • How we ultimately lower barriers to entry from SMEs to drive innovation in our rail network
Stuart Calvert, Director, Programme Technical Services And Supply Chain, Network Rail Digital Railway
Mar 715:30
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Using digital to build the urban metro network of the future

Digital and IoT
  • How has Maha-Metro involved new technologies as key assets driving the project forward?
  • Designing the metro of the future, with digital as a priority from the start
  • Sharing key learnings so far around 5D BIM
Mar 715:30
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Automating an existing metro line without traffic disruption: after Line 1, Line 4

Telecoms & Train Control
  • RATP's experience in metro modernization and automation
  • Focus on Line automation: challenges, project organization
  • Industrial strategy and key success factors
last published: 05/Mar/19 10:15 GMT