26-28 July, 2017 | Rydges Sydney Central, Sydney, NSW

Conference Day Two: Thursday, 27 July 2017

9:00 am - 9:30 am Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:30 am - 9:40 am Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

Mark Carling - Director for Rolling Stock – Infrastructure, SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit
Conference Chair:

Mark Carling

Director for Rolling Stock – Infrastructure
SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit

9:40 am - 10:20 am Case Study: Implementing Enterprise Asset Management for Sydney Trains Rolling Stock Maintenance

Carlos Vazquez Ubago - EAM Transition Manager Asset Management Division , Sydney Trains
Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) refers to the scope of asset management planning. It uses asset management software to organise a company’s entire physical asset base and is a cross-department, cross- facility, and cross-geography management strategy. This case study will look at how Sydney Trains implemented their own EAM:
  • Discussing the roll-out of ipads to enable mobile technical operations
  • Re-Training Staff in the new technology and processes to embed EAM into everyday practice
  • Using real-time data to analyse and monitor rolling stock during repair and maintenance

Carlos Vazquez Ubago

EAM Transition Manager Asset Management Division
Sydney Trains

10:20 am - 11:00 am Harmonization of Industry Standards and their Benefit to the Asset Life-Cycle

Paul Daly - CEO , Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)
RISSB is an accredited organisation certified to develop Australian Standards in the fields of rolling stock, railway infrastructure and railway operations. As such, it is pertinent to hear their perspective on the ways in which standardising industry regulation is to the benefit to the lifecycle of both rolling stock and the networks they operate in. This session will discuss:
  • Standardising asset management to improve ROI by ensuring lifecycles can be extended
  • The benefits of risk mitigation and asset management in third party contracts to ensure high-quality builds
  • The future of standards in Australia: improving on bogies and glazing in Australian rolling stock

Paul Daly

Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)

11:00 am - 11:30 am Solution Provider Thought Leader Session


12:00 pm - 12:40 pm DELEGATE DEBATE: Best Practise for Rolling Stock Management is Asset Management

*Each table is given an affirmative or negative placard as well as their speaker order. They get 15 minutes to create an argument that supports or refutes the given statement, after which each table will send a speaker who will have 2 minutes to get up and present their case. The chair then gets to choose which table wins: winners get a prize!

12:40 pm - 1:20 pm CASE STUDY: Integrating and Using Data Effectively on the Waratah Fleet to Move from Periodic to Condition Based Maintenance

Downer Rail was contracted under PPP to design, build and provide through-life support till year 2044 for the Waratah trains, a class of electric multiple unit trains operated by Sydney Trains.
The challenge Downer had been facing in the recent years, was to use real-time data of maintenance records from Maximo EAM to replace preventive tasks with automated-condition based tasks to improve fleet performance and reduce lifecycle cost. This could not have been achieved without integrating maintenance and real-time data and increasing the frequency of data streams received by shore-based systems. This session will discuss:
  • The real-time data retrieval process from ontrain to shore based systems
  • Business Intelligence tools required to read, organise and analyse data
  • Linking real-time to maintenance data such as asset, fault, spare usage and costs information
  • How to engage various stakeholders for successful change implementation


2:20 pm - 3:00 pm Case Study: Reviewing Outcomes from the Completion of Stage 1 for Gold Coast Light Rail

Stage 1 of The Gold Coast Rapid Transit system recently concluded construction. Stage 1 is a 40 km-long light rail system between Helensvale and Coolangatta in Gold Coast City, Australia. The Rolling Stock which run on this system are the trams, which operate every 7.5 minutes at peak times and use 750V DC overhead cabling to avoid power usage by other narrow gauge rails on the Gold Coast. This session will discuss:
  • How Keolis Downer’s values; Thinking like a customer, Ensuring Zero Harm and Always learning, are similarly reflected in the outcomes of the Gold Coast’s light rail
  • How the Light Rail design compliments the network it’s running in
  • Current operational outcomes from the light rail performance: number of delays, current network efficiency and customer satisfaction


3:30 pm - 4:10 pm Solution Provider Thought Leader Session

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Managing Rolling Stock in the Context of its Network to Improve Service Delivery

Michael Killeen - Asset Manager, NSW TrainLink
Paul Daly - CEO , Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)
How should Rolling Stock operate in your network? It’s a question that acknowledges how every single component of Rolling Stock impacts the network it runs in, from its weight on track life-cycle to power consumption and impact on overhead wiring. This session will focus on management strategies that place service delivery at the core of rolling stock purchase, maintenance and asset planning. This panel discussion will ask:
  • What are effective integrated management and junior level management strategies for service delivery?
  • How can organisations find the right balance between infrastructure change and rolling stock change?
  • What are some benefits and challenges to running a thorough audit to ensure new fleets meet the demands of the network?
  • As Australia’s population grows and centralises, how can Rolling Stock managers expect their roles to change?

Michael Killeen

Asset Manager
NSW TrainLink

Paul Daly

Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)

4:40 pm - 4:40 pm Main Conference Close