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

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4 steps to better maintenance & improving rolling stock performance

In this article, Martin Donohoe, Technical Executive at Parsons Brinckerhoff, shares insight into light rail maintenance best practices. And in this article, we examine and four steps that operators and maintainers can take to prevent asset failure, extend lifecycles and exceed availability targets at the same time.

Case Studies

Preparing for new rolling stock at Transport for NSW – Procurement & design

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is in the midst of one the largest infrastructure booms in recent times. From the development of Sydney Metro to preparations for a new Rail Operations Centre (ROC), multiple projects are under way to cater for an increasing population and changing passenger needs.
At the same time, plans are in progress to procure new rolling stock for the network, to increase train availability and capacity. In this article, Technical Director at TfNSW, discusses how the organisation is preparing for new rolling stock for both operations and maintenance.

Exclusive Content

5 things you should consider to improve the resilience and reliability of rolling stock

This article explores 5 key strategies international and Australian rail operators and owners are using to improve the resilience and reliability of rolling stock and how they are extending fleet lifecycles through effective asset management.

Outcomes for the Remote Condition Monitoring Project at Netherland's Spoorwegen (NS)

In this case study, Falco Mooren, Project Manager at NS explores the specific steps NS has taken to roll-out remote condition monitoring successfully, the major lessons learned from the journey so far and the benefits realised from both an operational and customer perspective.


Extending the Life of Adelaide’s Metropolitan Diesel Electric Fleet

In this article, Peter Lindqvist,Rolling Stock Engineer at South Australia’s Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) explores the steps his team is taking to upgrade and maintain rolling stock assets to improve their reliability and stability in the future.

Past Presentations

Preston Workshop redevelopment: Optimising maintenance operations at Yarra Trams

In this presentation from Rolling Stock 2016, Colin Kingham, Manager of Transformation and Special Projects at Yarra Trams, explores the journey that Yarra Trams  embarked upon to optimise maintenance operations, with a strong focus on the transformational work that has occurred at our Preston Workshop  site.

Developing Leaders for Next Generation

In this presentation from Rolling Stock 2016, Jasbir Tumber General Manager, Fleet Maintenance, Transport Sydney Trains, takes a step back from the technical aspects of rolling stock and explores how to improve the availability and capacity of networks and  the culture and leaders that are needed to herald the change, including: 

  • What does a new age engineering manager look like
  • What are the skills gap and how to overcome them
  • Identifying key challenges that engineering managers face on a day to day basis and how to overcome this
  • Gearing up a team of leaders for continous

Examining A Developing Major Project To Derive Lessons On How To Incentivise Successful Maintenance Over The Life Of A New Fleet

In this presentation from Rolling Stock 2016, Malcolm Taylor, Head of Technical Information at Crossrail (UK), provides an in-depth analysis of Crossrail’s asset management model, maintenance planning processes and Crossrail’s future endeavours, including:

  • Understanding the Crossrail approach to procuring maintenance as part of the acquisition of a completely new fleet
  • Incentivising cost-effective maintenance over the life of the train
  • Recognising the maintenance implications of procuring and operating a modern train with ‘state of the art’ performance and passenger amenities