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WA Event: Glen Iris to Cockburn Blockade

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm ACST

The Australian Tunnelling Society and the Institution of Civil Engineers invite you to an evening of knowledge sharing, Q&A, and networking.  This event is supported by the RTSA.  Please note this will be a hybrid event offered both in person and online.

Date: Thursday, 23 June 2022
Time: 5:30-8:00pm AEST
Location: The in-person event will be at the Little Shoe, 1st Floor, Yagan Square, Perth

About the event

The successful reconstruction of 3.5km of the Mandurah rail line over Christmas and New Year 2021/22. For 20 days between 26 December 2021 and 14 January 2022 the Mandurah rail line was blockaded (closed) between Glen Iris and Cockburn to reconstruct the Mandurah line tracks on a new alignment to make space for the future construction of the new Thornlie-Cockburn Link. This was the longest ever blockade of a PTA line and affected the busiest section of the network. The works were successfully completed, and the line was handed back to passenger service on schedule at full line speed (130 km/h) and without operational restriction, the first time this has happened after a major blockade on the PTA network.

Event Timeline – Thursday, 23 June 2022

  • 5.30pm – 6.00pm: Networking and refreshments
  • 6.00pm – 7.00pm: Presentation
  • 7.00pm – 8.00pm Networking and refreshments

Speaker:  Mr Graham Holden BEng(Hons) MSc(Engr) FIEAust CPEng EngExec

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Graham is the Engineering Manager for the NEWest Alliance delivering the Thornlie-Cockburn Link and the Yanchep Rail Extension projects for PTA. Graham has more than 30 years’ experience in rail across engineering delivery, design, maintenance, and operations.  Graham started his career with British Rail and moved to Australia in 2000.  His work had taken him to more than a dozen countries, including Canada, Indonesia, Russia and Ukraine.  He is a Chartered Engineer and holds a Masters degree in Rail Systems Engineering.

To register and for further details click on the link below


Little Shoe
Yagan Square, 1st Floor
Perth, Western Australia Australia
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