+ New Standing Committee - Light Rail
+ AS 7601.1 Light Rail and Road Interfaces: Part 1 – Management of Light Rail Vehicle Movement Update
+ AS 7638 Railway Earthworks Update
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Open Calls For Development Group Members
+ RISSB And Industry Finalising NTSI
+ IRSC 2021 Date Change
+ Metro Trains Sydney Onboarding Session
+ Neil Scales' MasterClass Webinar 12PM (AEST) Tuesday, 7 September 2021
+ SPAD/LRTAE Group To Meet
New Standing Committee - Light Rail
This week marked a major milestone in RISSB's work covering the expanding light rail industry in Australia with the creation of a new Light Rail Standing Committee. This group provides oversight for RISSB’s light rail projects by assisting the development of project objectives and scopes, providing guidance on product development, and reviewing products prior to submission to the RISSB board.
RISSB is pleased to announce Huw Bridges from TransDev has been nominated for (and has accepted) the position of Standing Committee Chair, with Andrew Pearce from Canberra Metro as his deputy. RISSB would also like to thank long term Train Control Systems Standing Committee Chair Peter McGregor for imparting his knowledge and experience on the newly formed group.
The first task for the new Standing Committee will be to review and endorse the new light rail Standard AS 7601.1 Light Rail and Road Interfaces: Part 1 later this month.
AS 7601.1 Light Rail And Road Interfaces: Part 1 – Management Of Light Rail Vehicle Movement Update
The Development Group received the validation report and will review the findings this week. The validation report commended the Development Group for producing an excellent new Standard, with very few recommendations made. This Standard is expected to go to the new Light Rail Standing Committee by the end of the month for review.
AS 7638 Railway Earthworks Update
With the public consultation phase now closed, the Development Group has several meetings planned over the coming weeks to review the comments provided and make any required changes. This work is expected to go into October, with the reviewed Standard on track to be published in early 2022.
The National Track Safety Induction course (TLIF2080) – designed by industry for use across Australia – is being converted into an online format so it can be offered as either a face to face or blended course.
RISSB met with representatives of the NTSI Committee this morning (3 September 2021) to work through the initial online topics.
The course will comprise an introductory module and cover six topics. A written and practical assessment will be required.
IRSC 2021 Date Change
The IRSC 2021 Conference has been moved from 11-13 October to 12-14 October. This was done to accommodate the host country's temporary public holiday.
For more information about this year's IRSC conference, please visit www.irsc2021.com/
Metro Trains Sydney Onboarding Session
RISSB and MTS will meet virtually on 10 September 2021 to discuss maximising the benefits of their RISSB membership. Covering RISSB products and services, the onboarding session is offered to class C and above members. Similar sessions have been held recently with ARTC and CPB, and a session will be held with Aurizon in late September. If your organisation would
like to discuss a tailored onboarding session, please contact RISSB at firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Neil Scales' MasterClass Webinar 12PM (AEST) Tuesday, 7 September 2021
Join us this coming Tuesday for a special webinar event.
During next week's webinar, the Department of Transport and Main Roads' Director-General, Neil Scales, will discuss TMR’s 10-year vision for passenger transport across the state and what that means for customers and industry.
We recommend that you attend if you are interested in:
* TMR’s future vision for the transport network
* The factors that influence future planning, the changing needs of customers and growing maturity of SEQ’s transport infrastructure
* How TMR and industry can work together to evolve passenger transport over the next decade
* Areas of focus for future passenger transport projects.
Click on the blue 'Register Now' button below this story to secure your spot at our next MasterClass webinar.
Safety Critical Information And Horizons 3.0 Graduates
As part of the work that RISSB is doing on Safety Critical Communications (The Whistle Board Issue 126) we have reached out to some of our H3.0 graduates to help us look at new and innovative ways of collating and distributing Safety Critical Information. It is widely regarded in the rail industry that the transmission and receipt of safety critical information is central to safe operations. This information can be communicated either verbally or in written /
electronic forms, depending on the policies and procedures of each RTO. Either way, if this information is not received and understood in a timely manner there is a significant risk of serious injury or fatality.
Given the focus on safety critical communications in recent incident investigations it is timely that RISSB is bringing industry together to improve this important facet of railway operations.
SPAD/LRTAE Group To Meet
The next (virtual) meeting of the SPAD/LRTAE Group will be held on 30 September. The agenda will include an update on research projects, discussion on current projects the group is undertaking and the group will hear from RTOs with SPAD/LRTAE updates.