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RTSA NZ Event – Building a Cost- Effective Light- Rail System- Lessons Learnt from the UK

November 29, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+12


NOTE: Rescheduled to Nov. 29.

Light rail projects are typically blends of rail, highway, civil engineering and urban regeneration work, conducted in a complex urban environment with multiple stakeholders. Although usually very successful once in operation, light rail projects have gained a reputation for cost and programme overruns as well as intense media scrutiny.

Emma Parry, from Frequency Ltd in Wellington, will talk about her thoughts on how light rail projects can be built more cost effectively and quicker, drawing on her experience from working on a number of light rail projects in the UK .   Emma is a civil engineer who has spent most of her career working in the UK Light Rail/ Rail Industry. She has recently moved to New Zealand and is continuing her career as a Project Manager working on a range of complex infrastructure projects nationwide. Since moving to New Zealand she has been passionate about sharing her experiences within Light-Rail, aiming to help others find efficiencies in the complex development process, and recently won the Young Rail Professional Pitching Competition at the 2019 NZ Rail Conference earlier this year with her presentation on “Building a Cost-Effective Light- Rail System”. In this upcoming presentation she looks to continue to use her experience from the UK Light Rail industry and build upon the technical design considerations that can have an big impact on the overall cost of the Light Rail Development.


Wednesday, 20 November, 12.30pm
Engineering New Zealand, L6, 40 Taranaki Street, Wellington

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Note:  The presentation will also be broadcast as a live webinar for those unable to attend in Wellington.  Register via link below.


November 29, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+12
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Engineering New Zealand
Level 6, 40 Taranaki Street
Wellington,New Zealand


RTSA New Zealand Chapter
+64 4 473 9444