2021 Martin Baggott
Life Membership Award 2021
MARTIN BAGGOTT HAS BEEN AWARDED THE LIFE MEMBERSHIP AWARD IN 2021 FOR HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE RTSA
Martin is one of Australia’s most experienced rail engineers and his 42 years’ experience spans safety investigation & regulation, track infrastructure, railway operations, commercial feasibility and infrastructure due diligence. He has successfully managed train operations, introduced new train services, electrification and enhanced network configurations. Martin is currently consulting in technical assistance to emerging nations on behalf of the World Bank and as part of World Bank and Asian Development Bank initiatives. These civil engineering and management duties contain a multi-disciplinary history looking at all aspects of rail networks
Martin has been a member of RTSA since its inception in 1998 and a chapter committee member over a period of 20 years. In addition, he was selected as Executive Chair of RTSA for the period 2012 to 2014.
- 1998 Chair WA chapter
- 2000-2017 Victoria chapter committee
- 2006 – 2010 Chair Victoria Chapter
- 2016-2020 Conferences sub-committee member
- 2016-2018 Chair conferences sub-committee
- 2008-2010 National Executive Chair
- 2006 and 2010 CORE organising committee
- 2016 Chair of CORE organising committee
Martin has contributed many papers, courses, seminars etc to RTSA audiences, the most recent of which is a 4 part 2020/21 webinar series on Management of Rail Operations.
Martin’s dedication and many years of service to the RTSA is exemplary and it is now highly appropriate that he receives the well deserved award of Life Membership of the Railway Technical Society of Australasia.
Photo: Martin being informed of his Life Membership Award (Left to Right: Bernard Sheppard, Thomas Keating, Roy Unny, Martin Baggott, Mohamed Awadalla)