Modern Railways 2016 Comes to Singapore

Modern Railways 2016 will take place in Singapore from 3 ­– 5 August 2016. The event presents an opportunity for railway stakeholders to discuss and work through the challenges facing the rail industry. Two streams of events will run concurrently to enable attendees to get the most out of the event.

Modern Railways 2016 Comes to Singapore
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The first stream will focus on finance, planning and economics, looking at the finer points of rail projects, the role of public-private partnerships, route planning and the maximisation of non-passenger revenue, as well as allocating risk.

Topics under discussion include the planning and execution of major projects, the importance of communication in the planning phases, and the inter-disciplinary land use planning surrounding commuter rail stations. Also to be discussed are ways in which to stimulate private sector engagement for rail infrastructure projects.

The second stream will focus on operations, rolling stock, signalling and technology, looking at maintenance, refurbishment, track reliability and fault detection and minimisation, and the issues surrounding the design of elevated, at grade, above ground and underground stations. 

Issues under discussion will be innovations in ticketing systems, the use of technology in operational efficiency and reliability, systems to renew ageing tacks and reduce track defaults, and the operational readiness of rail systems, specially looking at the experience of Rapid Rail in Malaysia.

Speakers at the event include representatives of MRT, Kenya Railways Corporation, the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, London Underground, RITES from the Indian Government, SMRT, and Rapid Rail, Malaysia. Case studies will be looked at from Crossrail and Nairobi Commuter Rail Service.

Attendees will attend from government ministries and public authorities, engineering and contractor firms, consulting firms, operators and legal firms. The event will provide an opportunity for delegates to meet, network and catch up with existing associates at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore

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