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RTSA SA Chapter Event: Preparing for the Floods: An ARTC Experience

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm ACST


The Trans-Australian railway line was built over 100 years ago and while it has been upgraded in part it was not built to modern design, which is now being felt on a number of fronts.

The increasing frequency of extreme weather events disrupting rail services, as experienced across our network over the last 4 years, demonstrates the threat that extreme weather events pose to ARTC’s assets as well as the potential economic and social consequences of outages in the supply chain.

Extreme weather events have and will increasingly cause track closures as the resistance, reliability and speed of recovery are tested. ARTC are facing increasing costs due to these extreme weather and has embarked on a journey to improve network resilience. This discussion will highlight some key elements of our journey so far, including an overview of the flood modelling undertaken to better understand our flood risks.

  • Attendance is free for RTSA, TAs, PWI and EA members – Register Here!
  • Attendance is AUD$30 for non-members (you can join find out more about joining the RTSA here.

Event Program

  • 5.45 pm: Registration opens
  • 6.00 pm: Presentation commences with Q&A
  • 7.00 pm: Networking
  • 7.30 pm: Event concludes

About the Presenter

Ian joined ARTC as the Interstate Asset Strategy Manager in 2021 after a long stint as an asset management consultant with AMCL and GHD. During his time as a consultant Ian has worked with asset rich clients across a broad range of industry sectors including electrical, gas, roads, facilities and rail across Australia, New Zealand and even a short stint in Boston.

As the Interstate Asset Strategy manager, Ian manages a team of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the disciplines of Rail, Signals, Structures and Track where amongst many roles monitor the performance of the assets and develop appropriate asset management strategies. The task developing an Interstate Asset Resilience Strategy was taken up by the Asset Strategy team, and it would be fair to say it’s been quite journey so far for ARTC, but still has a long way to go.


Ian Pibworth
(Interstate Asset Strategy Manager, Adelaide, ARTC)


June 20
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm ACST
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