19 - 20 February 2018 | Novotel Sydney Central

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7th Annual Train Control Management Systems Conference 2018 will focus on the future of automation and digitisation, exploring the integration of systems seamlessly and safely and managing partnerships and change with suppliers and employees in the transition. This year, new challenges to be addressed include Control Room Design, Employee skills and competency, Investment for TCMS, Greenfield vs Brownfield and many more!


A look at Transport for NSW’s newly integrated ATP system and their Long-term Transport Master Plan

As Australian cities grow in both size and density, train throughput is becoming increasingly important to commuter and freight rail. To meet this increasing demand, the rail industry is moving away from traditional blindside signaling and paper-graph scheduling and towards automation and digitisation.
Ahead of Train Control Management Systems 2017 we chat with Pascal Labouze, Executive Director of Operational Systems in Infrastructure and Service at Transport for NSW who shares Transport for NSW’s long-term Rail Systems Strategy, which includes plans to increase train throughput by implementing the European Train Control system (ETCS-L2) and a look at how the newly integrated Automatic Train Protection system (ATP) is increasing passenger and operator safety.

Facilitating Innovation While Maintaining Safety Across Australia's Rail Network

Ahead of Train Control Management Systems 2017 we chat to Simon Foster, Executive Director – Technical, at the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR), an independent body in charge of enforcing safe rail operations and promoting national rail safety. 

Simon shares how the ONRSR facilitates and supports innovation in rail operations all the while maintaining safety standards across Australia’s rail networks.

Increasing Throughput, Safety and Network Responsiveness through Automation

Increasing Throughput, Safety and Network Responsiveness through Automation was the theme of this year’s Train Control Management Systems conference. Held in Sydney on 28 February-1 March at Dockside, Darling Harbour (located right above the Cockle Bay ‘restaurant strip’) it featured an impressive array of local and international speakers,under the capable stewardship of Conference Chair, Andrew McCucker, Director Rail Logistics, SMART Facility University of Wollongong, who also chaired last year’s event.

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Strategies for Co-Coordinating and Updating India’s Vast Rail Network

In this presentation from Train Control Management Systems 2017, Yogendra Sharma, President of Rail at Adani Power and Mines India explores:

  • The implementation of Passenger Trains Operations Systems
  • Strategies for using real-time data to coordinate freight and commuter trains
  • The challenges of coordinating train control and optimising infrastructure with such a vast rail network

Fast Track Your Attendance

Want to fast track your attendence to the TCMS Summit 2018? It's easy! Simply download the registration form and email to registration@iqpc.com.au


Sydney Trains’ Control System Support for Future Growth

In this presentation from Train Control Management Systems 2017 George Gadzuric, Head of Signalling and Control Systems at Sydney Trains explores:

  • An overview of the ATRICS System An overview of ARS capabilities that increase throughput
  • An overview of ASB Worksite protection capabilities and how it facilitates safety for the worksites established using it.
  • The change management challenges and strategies used to introduce the new ASB Worksite protection functionality and associated network rule change to employees.

Sydney Metro North-West Rail Link: Australia’s First Automated Rail System

In this presentation from Train Control Management Systems 2017 Oliver Fried, Director of Sydney Metro explores:

  • Provide an overview of the rail-links construction so far as well as key learning points
  • How the CBTC system has been tailor-made to suit the needs of the line
  • Discuss how the metro plans to integrate the train controls of a high-throughput line into Sydney’s rail network

General Trend Analysis of Telecoms for Train Control and its Potential to be an Integrated System

In this presentation from Train Control Management Systems 2017 Rodrigo Alvarez, Titan ICT Consultant, working at Public Transport Authority WA explores:

  • How future train control systems could be more integrated into telecommunications infrastructure with other rail operations.
  • The risks and benefits of operating on such an integrated system
  • The key aspects to keep in mind when designing new train control systems and their interfaces with telecommunications networks 

Case Studies

How to Effectively and Efficiently Automate Rail Operations Without Impacting Service

Ahead of Train Control Management Systems 2017 we chat to Carlos Esquiroz, Director of Engineering and Maintenance at Metro de Madrid in Spain. Metro de Madrid (MdM) is one of the fastest growing networks in the world, spanning 294 kilometers and over 300 stations. 
Carlos shares how MdM has successfully doubled the number of trains operating on certain lines and integrated a new CBTC system without causing any service disruption.   

Sydney Trains: Reducing Delays, Streamlining Operations & Increasing Throughput with an Integrated Rail Operations Centre

Ahead of the Train Control Management Systems 2018 summit we explore Sydney Trains’ state-of-the-art new facility and delve into the benefits of an integrated rail operations centre in regards to network efficiency, automation, safety and customer experience.