Date: 20-Sep-2017

Event Details

Our September function is a joint meeting between RTSA and IRSE

Joint RTSA & IRSE Meeting “Sydney Metro – Australia’s Biggest Public Transport Project” and "Metro Tunnel Project"

RTSA Presentation: Sydney Metro – Australia’s Biggest Public Transport Project by Oliver Fried
This new metro railway will deliver 31 stations and more than 66 kilometres of new Metro rail. Sydney Metro Northwest is currently under construction and will become Australia’s first fully automated Metro railway. This presentation will provide an updated overview on Australia’s new standalone passenger railway which is set to revolutionise the way Australia’s biggest city travels. Metro will ultimately connect Sydney’s booming North West to the central business district and on to the southwest of the city. Utilising a combination of green and brownfield construction, newly applied technologies and latest operating arrangement’s, Sydney Metro is set to be a game changer for urban transport for the city.

This presentation will explain the project, details and progress of construction to date, outline the core technologies including rolling stock, communications and CBTC signalling.
It will also explore some of the challenges faced in connecting Sydney city as well as the NSW government’s announcement to include an alignment west to the Parramatta CBD.

Oliver Fried is Program Technical Director in the Sydney Metro Delivery Office. He leads the technical and engineering assurance inputs for the project on behalf of the client, Transport for New South Wales. As an informed customer, this includes aspects of technical definition, assessment, integration, operating performance and whole of life asset management considerations.

IRSE Presentation: The Metro Tunnel - More than a Tunnel Project by Marc Chadwick
The $11B Metro Tunnel is a key to the future expansion of Victoria’s rail network, enabling our transport system to grow as our community does. While known as the Metro Tunnel Project the project is far more than just a large civil construction package of building a new rail tunnel. It includes new stations and precincts, a new 100km rail line from the outer north west through the CBD to the outer south west as well as other rail corridor and tram works.
This presentation introduces the project scope, the delivery arrangements and some of the contemporary techniques used in the development and specification for the project and how the market has responded to the project.

Marc Chadwick is a fellow of Engineer's Australia and the IRSE and his career has predominantly been in the rail industry. Marc has been contributing to the development, specification and delivery of the Victoria’s largest rail infrastructure projects over the last 15 years. Specifically, in the earlier years as a signalling and train protection specialist on the Regional Fast Rail project to the more recent Regional Rail Project where the application of systems thinking was introduced into the delivery of that major civil project. Since 2015 he has been working for the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) in the development and management of the system scope, requirements, engineering, integration and assurance.

Level 5, 121 Exhibition St, Melbourne 3000

Wednesday 20th September 2017

4:30pm (for a 5:00pm start) Please Note the earlier start time

Registration not required.
Note: Public access is via sign in from the foyer. Please allow sufficient time so as not to be late.