+ RISSB Kicks Off The Next Work Package In Its Interoperability Workstream
+ AS 7450 Rail Systems Interoperability
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Open Calls For Development Group Members
+ Human Factors Requirements Project Progressing
+ All Aboard With Metro Trains Sydney
RISSB Kicks Off The Next Work Package In Its Interoperability Workstream
While some railways have difficulties achieving interoperability on their own networks, at a national level, issues around interoperability are complicated exponentially by the fragmented nature of our industry. This exciting and novel piece of work will imagine a hypothetical, national, fully integrated rail network for Australia and then consider interoperability within that; it will explore what the issues would be and how decisions would be taken.
This work will help inform the development of our railways into the future, and will culminate in a report that RISSB will make available to industry early in 2022.
AS 7450 Rail Systems Interoperability
The Development Group met last week to discuss the feedback received during the public consultation phase. Several amendments where made to address those comments, then the Standard was externally validated. The validation work has ben completed, with very few recommendations made. These recommendations are currently being discussed within the Development Group, with the aim to close these out and have the Standard presented to the RISSB Board by mid-October.
The Human Factors Managers Group (HFMG) is leading a specific project looking at standardising human factors (HF) requirements. The proposal is to develop the Human Factors Requirements Document (HFRD) to provide a “quick reference tool” for the Australian rail transport industry to utilise when documenting HF requirements for inclusion into initial Project Contract / Scope / Technical Requirements documents for works that have HF implications. It will
be a multi-phase project including a number of HF experts in rail companies and consultancies.
Currently information is being gathered from the sub-group members for baselining (Stage 1). The sub-group is chaired by Alistair Furnell from DoT (Victoria) and the next meeting will be on 18 October 2021.
All Aboard With Metro Trains Sydney (MTS)
Over 50 MTS staff attended an onboarding session with RISSB staff on 10 September. As the operator of the expanding Sydney Metro network with their new generation of fast, safe and reliable driverless metro trains, RISSB is looking forward to further engagement with MTS to learn about where RISSB can