CORE 2021

21 Jun 2021 - 23 Jun 2021

View event site Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Road, Perth WA, Australia Organiser: Encanta Organiser Website: Organiser phone: +61 8 9389 1488 Organiser email: [email protected]

CORE 2021 – The Conference on Railway Excellence will take place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia on 21–23 June 2021. This event will also be hosted live online for visitors to access virtually.

CORE 2021 Focus

The event will focus on rail engineering, operations, planning and management topics. CORE conferences in recent times have attracted more than 600 delegates and exhibitors internationally, from different areas of the rail industry, such as operators, manufacturers, planners and policy makers. The conference is hosted by the Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA).

Event Agenda

CORE2021’s plenary sessions will last 30 minutes each and there will be four held concurrently. They will address the following themes:

  • Track maintenance and upgrades
  • Rolling stock: vehicle design, manufacture and maintenance
  • Signals and train control systems
  • Operating safety and human factors
  • Track formation and geotechnical
  • Wheel / rail interaction
  • Safety, prevention and investigation
  • Transit planning and urban design
  • Track: turnouts and joints
  • Rolling stock: brake and bogie systems
  • Environmental issues and energy efficiency
  • Structures: bridges and stations
  • Track condition monitoring and data analytics
  • Rolling stock: vehicle dynamics
  • Overhead traction systems
  • Communication systems
  • Track: rail welding
  • Track: rail maintenance
  • Light rail
  • Engineering design systems and research

The full event programme for CORE 2021 can be viewed here.

Technical Tours

During the event there will be a number of technical tours – site visits to major Australian infrastructure projects in and around Perth such as the Forrestfield-Airport Link. These will include field demonstrations of a number of techniques, such as flash butt welding.


  • Lido Costa – Principal Engineer AutHaul
  • Anne O’Neil – Systems engineering catalyst and industry advisor, Anne O’Neil consultants, founding chief systems engineer, MTA New York City transit
  • Dr Neil Preston – Director & founder, PsyOpus

The ARTC and Public Transport Authority are joint sponsors of the event and it is being hosted by the Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA).

The event is being managed by Encanta.

To register for the event please click here.

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