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Queensland Chapter - Technical Presentation - A Co-ordinated Approach to Road/Rail Interfaces

Date: 27-Sep-2017

Event Details


RTSA Queensland Chapter Technical Presentation - A Co-ordinated Approach to Road/Rail Interfaces

Speaker:
Max Littleford – Manager Signalling Systems (SEQ) at Queensland Rail

When:
Wednesday,
27 September 2017 - 12:00pm for 12:30pm Start

Where:
Hawken Audiitoriium - Engiineeriing House, 447 Upper Edward St, Spriing Hill, QLD

Cost:
RTSA / EA Members / Students - Free
Non-Members - $30 per person (incl. GST)

Registration:
Register online at the following link. Note that registration closes at 12:30pm on 27 September 2017.

Technical Session Information:
Railway level crossing protection (flashing lights and boom gates) and road traffic lights have their specific purposes which in turn set their specific requirements. But what happens when these systems come together? Do the purposes / requirements remain separate, do they merge, or is there a new set of purposes and requirements?

Over the last three decades there has been an increase in the density of both rail and road traffic. The increased traffic has changed the requirements of both rail and road systems and shifted the balance required between these systems. This shift in requirements has also brought a need to better coordinate between the rail and road. Accordingly there have been changes in recent years to how level crossings and traffic lights are coordinated including a number of innovations.

Max Littleford has over 32 years experience in the rail industry. These years have been shared through the various signalling sections of Queensland Rail giving a breath of knowledge in design, testing, strategy and asset management across a variety of signalling systems. Knowledge has also been gained through testing work performed for oversees railways including Portugal and Hong Kong.

Over the last two decades Max has been a member of Queensland Rail’s Level Crossing Common Output Group (previously Level Crossing Committee). In recent years Max has provided rail technical input to Transport and Main Roads, and Rail CRC level crossing projects. These projects include Low Cost Level Costings, Innovative Level Crossings, and Level Crossing Congestion.