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Thailand, 1 - 2 July 2020

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Jul 109:10
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Rail Leader Interview

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Back by popular demand, we kick off Asia-Pacific Rail 2020 with a series of interviews with C-Level rail operator leaders. Don’t miss these exclusive insights from some of the region’s most forward-thinking executives.
Interviewee: Dr Jacob Kam, Chief Executive Officer, MTR CorporationHong Kong
Jul 109:50
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Rail Leader Panel

Keynotes
Moving beyond mass transit to personalised transit
  • Why rail players must prioritise and speed up their digitalisation processes, and how they can do it
  • What are the long and short term digitalisation goals rail operators should be setting and where should they be investing to achieve them?
  • Multimodality: What does the future look like and what is rail’s role?
  • How to adapt existing service-provider business models through data-sharing and standardization to accommodate MaaS
  • Finding cost efficiencies through digitalisation
Dr Jacob Kam, Chief Executive Officer, MTR CorporationHong Kong
Jul 110:25
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Theatre Chair

Digital Rail
Kuldeep Gharatya, Head Of Technical Strategy, Systems Performance And Innovation, London UndergroundUnited Kingdom
Jul 110:25
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Theatre Chair

Metro Projects
Cheng-Chiou Chang, Committee Member, Department of Rapid Transit SystemsTaiwan
Jul 110:25
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Theatre Chair

Intelligent Infrastructure Management
Ravi Ravitharan, Director, Institute of Railway Technology, Monash UniversityAustralia
Jul 111:00
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Digital train: Shaping connected mobility

Digital Rail
Jul 111:00
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Bangkok’s Red Line and Double Tracking Commuter project update

Mainline Projects
Voravuth Mala, Deputy Governor Of The Property Management Group And Acting Governor Of The State Railway Of Thailand, State Railway of ThailandThailand
Jul 111:00
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Intelligent Infrastructure Management
Reserved for Arup
Jul 111:00
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Signalling & Communications
Reserved for TCT
Jul 111:00
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India’s G Station Projects: Equipping over 1000 stations with free wireless internet to 8 million passengers a month

Passenger Experience
Puneet Chawla, Chairman And Managing Director, RailTel Corporation of India LtdIndia
Jul 111:00
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Rail Power
Reserved for ABB
Jul 111:20
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Victoria Metro Tunnel, Airport Rail Link & Regional Rail Revival projects updates

Metro Projects
Jul 111:20
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Gemas-Johor Bahru Rail project update

Mainline Projects
Azmi Abdul Aziz, Chief Executive Officer, YTL RailMalaysia
Jul 111:20
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Passenger Experience
Reserved for Roctec Technology
Jul 111:40
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Digital Rail
Reserved for Thales
Jul 111:40
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Mumbai–Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor project update

Mainline Projects
Jul 111:40
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Reliability and resilience

Intelligent Infrastructure Management
Young Ji Kim, Director Strategic Consulting, JacobsUnited Kingdom
Jul 111:40
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Signalling & Communications
Reserved for Huawei
Jul 111:40
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Empowering passengers to self-manage in event of an unplanned disruption

Passenger Experience
Providing accurate, real-time information and solutions to allow passengers to make decisions
Jul 112:00
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Networking lunch & exhibition visit

Metro Projects
Networking lunch & exhibition visit
Jul 112:00
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Maximising metro capacity in already busy or growing cities

Passenger Experience
Jul 114:40
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The Digital Present

Keynotes
  • Digital is not in the future – it’s right now
  • Why the most adaptable will succeed
  • How can rail can get up to speed with other industries
Jul 115:00
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Digital Rail
Reserved for KONE
Jul 115:00
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Transport-oriented development: Malaysia’s experience

Metro Projects
Azhar Bin Ahmad, General Manager, Railway Assets CorporationMalaysia
Jul 115:00
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How Faiveley can help operators lower their TCO thanks to an effective and condition based maintenance of their Platform Screen Doors

Intelligent Infrastructure Management
Gilles Lardy, Bid And Marketing Director (Platform Doors And Gates), Faiveley Transport (a Wabtec Company)Hong Kong
Jul 115:00
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Remote monitoring of railway signalling outdoor equipment for predictive maintenance and for enhancing railway signalling asset reliability

Signalling & Communications
Sunil Gupta, Principal Chief Signal And Telecom Engineer, Northern Railway, Indian RailwaysIndia
Jul 115:00
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Passenger Experience
Reserved for Axon Vibe
Jul 115:20
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Industry 4.0 applications for coach manufacturing: Digital industry solutions to increasing production, maintenance and monitoring

Digital Rail
Jul 115:20
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Metro Projects
Reserved for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering
Jul 115:20
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Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR Project Update

Mainline Projects
Tonny Yeap, Commercial Director, MYHSR Corporation Sdn BhdMalaysia
Jul 115:20
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Integrating asset management, engineering and maintenance

Intelligent Infrastructure Management
A through life approach to delivering maintenance for optimised asset management
Jul 115:20
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Signalling & Communications
Reserved for CRSC
Jul 115:20
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The impact of digitalisation on passenger experience

Passenger Experience
  • Boosting customer satisfaction
  • Adopting a passenger-oriented approach to planning
Jul 115:40
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Jul 115:40
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Kuching Urban Transport Systems (KUTS) - LRT Kuching: The new player in the world railway industry map.

Metro Projects
Jul 115:40
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Cost-effective and maintenance- friendly design of HVAC for metro rail

Intelligent Infrastructure Management
The case for considerable long-term maintenance cost savings
Satish Chandra, Deputy Chief Project Manager (Rolling Stock), Pune Metro Rail Project, Maharashtra Metro Rail CorporationIndia
Jul 115:40
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Employing a layered communications structure to maintain seamless communications

Signalling & Communications
Henry Cheung, Vice Chairman, Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (Hong Kong)Hong Kong
Jul 116:00
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Improving customer service and helping operators transform railway systems digitally

Digital Rail
Utilizing Internet of Things (IoT) technology with the use of sensors, machine learning analytics and cloud
Randy Sac, Former Head Of Information Management And Technology, Light Rail Manila CorporationPhilippines
Jul 116:00
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The Scissor Crossover Assembly replacement project at LRT Sultan Ismail station: Experiences, challenges and lessons learnt during implementation

Metro Projects
Jul 116:00
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East Coast Rail Link Project in Malaysia

Mainline Projects
Mohd Zaidi Sharif, Head, Special Projects, Malaysia Rail Link Sdn BhdMalaysia
Jul 116:00
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Delhi Metro’s solar-powered journey: Successes and future vision

Rail Power
A K Garg, Director Operations, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation LtdIndia
Jul 116:20
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The future of mainline projects in Asia

Mainline Projects
  • Designing and delivering cost-effective, timely projects
  • Investing in rail reliability in existing networks
  • Retrofit or replace?: The investment conundrum
  • Using big data, IoT and analytics for precision, time and cost efficiencies, and reliability in project delivery
Aye Aye Hla, Joint Secretary, National Transport Facilitation Committee, Ministry of Transport and CommunicationsMyanmar
Jul 116:20
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Improving safety and commuter experience using WiFi technology

Passenger Experience
Ravi Ravitharan, Director, Institute of Railway Technology, Monash UniversityAustralia
Jul 116:20
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Replacing the diesel engine through the electrification of secondary lines

Rail Power
Nina Guckes, Project Manager Business Development, New Technologies And Services, Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik e.V. (VDE)Germany
Jul 116:40
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LRT1 Cavite Extension

Metro Projects
Juan Alfonso, President And Chief Executive Officer, Light Rail Manila CorporationPhilippines
Jul 116:40
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Evaluating rolling stock bids in a metro project using a life cycle costing approach

Intelligent Infrastructure Management
Rajesh Kumar, Deputy Chief Project Manager (Rolling Stock), Maha MetroIndia
Jul 116:40
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Signalling & Communications
Reserved for MOXA
Jul 116:40
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Mobility as a Service platform designed for the rail industry

Passenger Experience
  • Unique insights from users of an early MaaS pilot in Spain
  • Expanding rail network digital footprint globally via an open, interoperable MaaS ecosystem
Jul 116:40
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Using energy efficient power systems with real-time diagnostics data

Rail Power

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Jul 209:00
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Jul 209:10
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Lessons from 25 years of metro benchmarking

Keynotes
  • What benchmarking data shows us about 20-25 year trends in metro performance
  • Key hot topics in the industry from an operator perspective and how these have evolved in 20-25 years
  • What does this tell us about the future?
  • In particular, what do customers actually want from embracing the opportunities of digital, data, new technology?
Richard Anderson, Managing Director, Transport Strategy Centre (Tsc), Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
Jul 209:30
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Keynote operations panel

Keynotes
  • What do passengers really want and how can operators deliver this?
  • With a myriad of new technology applications on the market, how can operators choose what delivers value to both passengers and the business?
  • What is the role of operators in driving innovation in technology to solve problems relating to the future of mobility?
  • The role of suburban and urban rail in meeting the urban mobility challenge
  • Strategic allocation of continual investment to meet needs of riders
Sumit Srisantithum, Chief Operating Officer, Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited (BTS)Thailand
Jul 210:25
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Theatre Chair

Digital Rail
Paul Gwynn, Director International Business Development, INITSingapore
Jul 210:30
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Jakarta Smart City’s journey – a data analytics perspective

Digital Rail
Jul 210:30
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Rail Freight Leaders’ Panel: The rise of rail freight in Asia Pacific

Mainline Projects
  • The outlook for rail in for Inter Asia-Europe logistics
  • The role of rail in developing intermodal hubs
  • Improving operational abilities of freight trains
  • Bringing investment levels in freight up to par with passenger
  • New Rail Silk Roads between Asia and Europe: Impact on economies and ecology
Jul 210:30
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From a reactive to a proactive cybersecurity strategy: Keeping your operations one step ahead of potential cyber attacks

Rail Security
Jul 210:50
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Designing and deploying a rail enterprise management system

Digital Rail
Towards data-driven just-in-time predictive maintenance and asset renewal
Gerald Schinagl, Director, Department Digital Innovation, ÖBB Austrian Federal RailwaysAustria
Jul 210:50
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Mass Rapid Transit Trackwork Design Challenges

Metro Projects
Reuben Lamack, Technical Director Transport Infrastructure, JacobsMalaysia
Jul 210:50
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Signalling & Communications
Reserved for Thales
Jul 210:50
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Jul 211:10
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Digital Rail
Reserved for CISCO Systems
Jul 211:10
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Lucknow Metro: India’s fastest constructed metro

Metro Projects
· Importance of meticulous planning in timely execution of a metro rail project· How effective stakeholder engagement leads to smooth execution of any metro project· How Lucknow Metro was constructed in such a short span of time in a congested and old city
Jul 211:10
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An integrated approach for the delivery of major rail projects

Intelligent Infrastructure Management
  • Major international rail projects increasing in size and complexity
  • Need for an integrated project development and construction approach
  • Integrated approach to include stakeholders and communities
  • Essential engagement throughout the project of the operator and maintainer
Jul 211:10
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T-Mobilitat: Barcelona’s new contactless validation system

Ticketing & Payments
Oscar Playa, Director - T-Mobilitat, Autoritat Del Transport Metropolita (Metropolitan Transport Authority Barcelona)Spain
Jul 211:10
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Policy, procedures, technology and training: Key elements of a robust security plan

Rail Security
Randy Sac, Former Head Of Information Management And Technology, Light Rail Manila CorporationPhilippines
Jul 211:30
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Mainline Projects
Reserved for Amsted Rail
Jul 211:30
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Signalling & Communications
Reserved for CASCO
Jul 212:10
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Boosting digitalisation via Transfer of Technology (ToT), industry collaboration, and Human Capital Development

Digital Rail
An impactful initiative by the government for rail industry development in Malaysia
Zailani Safari, Chief Executive Officer, Technology Depository AgencyMalaysia
Jul 212:30
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Palembang LRT - the first LRT in operation in Indonesia

Metro Projects
Jul 212:30
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Intelligent Infrastructure Management
Jul 212:30
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Transitioning to a cashless payment environment: Driving adoption with e-payment technology

Ticketing & Payments
Rupesh Singhvi, Financial Advisor And Chief Accounts Officer It (Fa&Cao/It), North Western RailwayIndia
Jul 212:50
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Challenges in early MRT Jakarta operations and preparations for MRT Jakarta Phase 2 operation

Metro Projects
  • MRT Jakarta as culture agent of change in Jakarta
  • MRT Jakarta collaboration with other operator as part to be world class operator by 2023
  • Challenges in beginning of MRT Jakarta operation
  • Preparation for MRT Jakarta phase 2
Jul 212:50
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Laser Track Trolley: Quicker, continuous, more accurate inspection of rails

Intelligent Infrastructure Management
Efficient data collection and analysis to enable timely planning of long-term running rail asset renewal Further developments
Jul 212:50
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Fostering industry collaboration: Forming the Information Security Sharing and Analysis Centre which will serve as an exchange platform for cybersecurity for European operators

Rail Security
Jul 213:10
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Digital applications in the design and construction of mass transit projects

Digital Rail
Athasit Sirisonthi, Vice President - Engineering Department, Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction Public Company LimitedThailand
Jul 213:10
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Jul 213:10
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Employee identity security: Technological solutions to the problem of identity verification of manpower candidates

Rail Security
Sanjay Kumar, Chairman Railway Recruitment Board, Trivandrum, Ministry of RailwaysIndia
Jul 213:30
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Digital innovations and new technologies: Improving customer experience

Digital Rail
Wilson Shao, General Manager - Beijing And Tianjin, Mtr Corporation And General Manager, Beijing MTR Corporation LimitedChina
Jul 213:30
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Korea Railroad's HSR operation and efforts to connect the inter-Korean railways

Mainline Projects
Jul 213:30
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Jul 213:50
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Collaborating with smart cities: Combining IoT with automated passenger counting for added benefit to your business

Digital Rail
Smart mobility case studies from Smart Taipei Project
Chen-Yu Lee, Director, Taipei Smart City Project Management OfficeTaiwan
Jul 213:50
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Metro leaders’ panel: Achieving operational excellence

Metro Projects
  • Cost- and operationally-efficient methods of increasing capacity
  • From off-the-shelf to collaborative solutions: Driving innovation to solve the problem of crowded lines
  • Identifying and addressing the barriers to efficient use of networks
  • New technology deployment in metro lines
Henri Pottier, Vice President Asia-Pacific, RATP Dev Asia-PacificUnited Kingdom
Frazer Stirling, Business Development Director - Australasia, The Go-Ahead GroupUnited Kingdom
Jul 213:50
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Drone use in rail operations: Network Rail’s Air Ops team, aerial applications and future aspirations

Intelligent Infrastructure Management
Automating routine and repetitive tasks for greater reliability, safety, cost reduction and decreased downtime
Jul 213:50
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Encouraging user uptake in contactless payments: Changing user habits and ensuring an enabling environment to grow user numbers

Ticketing & Payments
Somprasong Suttayamully, Director, Fare Media Office, Mass Rapid Transit Authority of ThailandThailand
Jul 213:50
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Cyber awareness: Making employees more defensible against cyber threats

Rail Security
Theo Nasser, Chief Executive Officer, Right-Hand Cybersecurity
Jul 214:10
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Blockchain-based tokenization of rail infrastructure assets for lean operation models for secondary lines

Digital Rail
Gerald Schinagl, Director, Department Digital Innovation, ÖBB Austrian Federal RailwaysAustria
Jul 214:10
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OCS operating issues and continuous improvement for New Taipei City Light Rail

Intelligent Infrastructure Management
Cheng-An Lee, Director Of Department Of Rapid Transit Systems, New Taipei CityTaiwan
Jul 214:30
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Industry/Digital 4.0, AI, Machine learning, Analytics – What, Why, How

Digital Rail
Bill Lee, Group Managing Director, Azendian SolutionsSingapore
Jul 214:30
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The implementation of unmanned autonomous systems for railway inspection

Intelligent Infrastructure Management
Ravi Ravitharan, Director, Institute of Railway Technology, Monash UniversityAustralia
Ariadne Abel, Economic Affairs Officer, Transport Research And Policy Section, Transport Division, United Nations ESCAPThailand
Jul 214:30
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Condition monitoring projects to enhance reliability: Singapore’s NEL MRT and SPLRT Signalling Systems

Signalling & Communications
  • Implemented and planned signalling condition monitoring projects
  • Potential beneficial outcomes
  • Challenges
  • Moving towards predictive and analytic maintenance
Jul 214:50
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The future of digitalisation in rail (with a little help from blockchain)

Digital Rail
Jul 214:50
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Ginza Line’s large-scale renovation project: Shibuya Station relocation, station renovation and rolling stock replacement on Tokyo Metro’s oldest line

Metro Projects
Jul 214:50
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NSTDA's role in research & development, testing and standardization responding to localization demands

Mainline Projects
Ekkarut Viyanit, Principal Researcher and Director, Rail and Modern Transports Technology Research Center (RMT), National Science And Technology Development AgencyThailand
Jul 214:50
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The implications of 5G on the rail industry

Signalling & Communications
Bob Fox, Chairperson, Ict/Digital Economy Committee, Joint Foreign Chambers of CommerceThailand
Jul 214:50
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MaaS: The role of rail operators in funding and supporting innovation in apps that drive MaaS goals

Ticketing & Payments
Wee Meng Lim, Chief Executive Officer, mobilityX Pte. Ltd.Singapore
Jul 215:10
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The evolution of interoperable ticketing systems: What’s next?

Ticketing & Payments
last published: 17/Mar/20 06:05 GMT