SRTC Conference Focus

The Singapore Rail Technology Conference is a point of confluence for operators, regulators, industry partners, and academia to network and share about projects, technologies, ideas, and best practices around the ASEAN region.

The rapid development of railway networks in the ASEAN region, enabling the large scale movement of people and goods, is expected to supercharge the region’s economic growth. Rail investments in the region span both green and brown field activities, and range from the building of high speed rail networks, new regional and inter-city links, to the renewal and rejuvenation of established metro lines.

Singapore Rail Technology Conference (SRTC)

TUESDAY, 13 NOV 2018

OPENING CEREMONY OF CAFEO 36
09:00 – 10:30
Guest of Honour:

Mr. Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security

10:30 – 11:00
Morning Tea Break
OPENING PLENARY OF SINGAPORE RAIL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
11:00 – 12:30
Guest-of-Honour:

Dr. Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Transport


Plenary Session:
  • Singapore’s story on Smart Mobility
  • Enhancing Commuter’s Experience in the 21st Century
  • Digitalisation in Today’s Aging Rail Infrastructure – How do we cope?
  • Railway Cyber Security – Securing Rail Operations and Assets
12:30 – 13:30
Lunch
13:30 – 15:00
ASEAN Country Updates

Railway and transit development in ASEAN has witnessed an unprecedented transformation, with huge and ambitious plans for expansion of rail connectivity at national and international levels. While construction and bilateral cooperation is underway, this growth is not devoid of challenges in geographical social & political stability, cost-benefit consideration, technologies adaptation and financing hurdles. Rigorous growth presents not just opportunities but also competitions, social and environmental costs. How ASEAN successfully manoeuvres through these remains a critical and interesting one.

15:00 – 15:30
Afternoon Tea Break
15:30 – 17:00
Rail Infrastructure Development
Evening
Free and Easy

WEDNESDAY, 14 NOV 2018

09:00 – 10:30
Rail Digitalisation

Rail operators around the world are facing growing demands and challenges to bring about a more reliable service in relation to their aging systems, higher customer expectation, limited engineering hours, and scare resources. In addition, as rail systems become more complex there is an imminent need to leverage on digitalization to gain an upper hand on assets and system readiness management in terms of better optimizing resources, drawing deeper insights into system faults, highlighting blind spots, recommending remedial actions and to the extent of pre-empting the occurrences of defects.

Rail Asset Management Excellence

Innovation precedes evolution, and therefore marks the way forward for most Asset Management leaders. To innovate organisations constantly need a deeper understanding of how to prioritise investments; whether in risk assessment, carbon reduction, condition monitoring, data management and quality, or user satisfaction. With the tidal wave of Big Data, IoT, cyber-physical system in view, the rail sector is set to change on how it strategizes and optimizes asset whole-life cycle performance.

Rail Digitalisation

Rail operators around the world are facing growing demands and challenges to bring about a more reliable service in relation to their aging systems, higher customer expectation, limited engineering hours, and scare resources. In addition, as rail systems become more complex there is an imminent need to leverage on digitalization to gain an upper hand on assets and system readiness management in terms of better optimizing resources, drawing deeper insights into system faults, highlighting blind spots, recommending remedial actions and to the extent of pre-empting the occurrences of defects.


Rail Asset Management Excellence

Innovation precedes evolution, and therefore marks the way forward for most Asset Management leaders. To innovate organisations constantly need a deeper understanding of how to prioritise investments; whether in risk assessment, carbon reduction, condition monitoring, data management and quality, or user satisfaction. With the tidal wave of Big Data, IoT, cyber-physical system in view, the rail sector is set to change on how it strategizes and optimizes asset whole-life cycle performance.

10:30 – 11:00
Morning Tea Break
11:00 – 12:30
Rail Operation and Maintenance

The transportation sector, especially railways and metro have largely adopted Industry 4.0. The use of smart technologies is leading to improve quality of services, safety assurance, new savings, enhance resource utilisation and efficiency. This segment takes a closer look at how digitalisation and automation as a huge maintenance lever, new entrant technology that will re-shape the sector’s operation and maintenance ecosystem and how individual companies can benchmark frontier players, prepare effectively for capturing value from the new opportunities.

Rail Asset Renewal and Upgrading

Asia has some of the longest, busiest but also oldest rail networks. Utilisation of existing rail systems and the harsh reality of the underperformed, aging first-generation trains have definitely heighten awareness about the need for asset renewal and upgrading exercise. Timely and soundly calculated investment in asset upgrades not only ensure reliability and efficiency but also keep the train functioning to the highest international standards – in safety, convenience and comfort – which is crucial in today’s very globalised and sophisticated travels. Beyond the prominence and buzz of the latest digitally enabled maintenance and operation regimes, here is a less visible – but equally important – aspect on upping the rail performance by replacing and rejuvenating assets for long term gains.

Rail Operation and Maintenance

The transportation sector, especially railways and metro have largely adopted Industry 4.0. The use of smart technologies is leading to improve quality of services, safety assurance, new savings, enhance resource utilisation and efficiency. This segment takes a closer look at how digitalisation and automation as a huge maintenance lever, new entrant technology that will re-shape the sector’s operation and maintenance ecosystem and how individual companies can benchmark frontier players, prepare effectively for capturing value from the new opportunities.


Rail Asset Renewal and Upgrading

Asia has some of the longest, busiest but also oldest rail networks. Utilisation of existing rail systems and the harsh reality of the underperformed, aging first-generation trains have definitely heighten awareness about the need for asset renewal and upgrading exercise. Timely and soundly calculated investment in asset upgrades not only ensure reliability and efficiency but also keep the train functioning to the highest international standards – in safety, convenience and comfort – which is crucial in today’s very globalised and sophisticated travels. Beyond the prominence and buzz of the latest digitally enabled maintenance and operation regimes, here is a less visible – but equally important – aspect on upping the rail performance by replacing and rejuvenating assets for long term gains.

12:30 – 13:30
Lunch
13:30 – 15:00
Rail Operation and Maintenance

Continued from previous session

Signalling and Communications

Nowadays, the use of wireless and internet technologies is increasing in the railway and metro systems enabling bidirectional vehicle-to-ground communications. New signalling and communications solutions such as CBTC are here to alter how trains operates. However the biggest challenge is managing risks associated with the introduction of a new state-of-art CBTC signalling technology over an operating railway which might have been running well for decades. Hence understanding critical operation functions is key when deploying CBTC in defining the right requirements and solutions.

Rail Operation and Maintenance

Continued from previous session


Signalling and Communications

Nowadays, the use of wireless and internet technologies is increasing in the railway and metro systems enabling bidirectional vehicle-to-ground communications. New signalling and communications solutions such as CBTC are here to alter how trains operates. However the biggest challenge is managing risks associated with the introduction of a new state-of-art CBTC signalling technology over an operating railway which might have been running well for decades. Hence understanding critical operation functions is key when deploying CBTC in defining the right requirements and solutions.

15:00 – 15:30
Afternoon Tea Break
15:30 – 17:00
Rail Operation and Maintenance

Continued from previous session

Signalling and Communications

Continued from previous session

Rail Operation and Maintenance

Continued from previous session


Signalling and Communications

Continued from previous session

18:00
Closing Banquet of CAFEO 36 & 52nd IES Annual Dinner 2018

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