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28 February - 2 March, 2017 | Dockside Group, Sydney, Australia

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Yarra Trams: Preston Workshop Upgrade

The state of Victoria’s former Labor Government funded an $800 million Tram Procurement Program which includes new trams, new infrastructure and other upgrades, to improve the accessibility,capacity and reliability of Melbourne’s tram network.

As part of the programme two Melbourne depots were upgraded to ensure they are sufficiently equipped to meet changing maintenance requirements. Included in this was the $190 million upgrade to Melbourne’s Preston Tram Workshop 

Ahead of Depot Upgrades and Workshop Modernisation 2017 we take a look at Melbourne’s biggest tram depot redevelopment - completed earlier this year - and explore the new integrated innovation’s that have increased safety and capacity.  

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Safety, Satisfaction and Sustainability: Optimising Maintenance Facility Efficiency

The Federal Governments 2016 -2017 budget is committed to investing more than $3.4 billion into urban rail projects across the country. The increase in infrastructure plans for transport mean that depots and workshops need to be upgraded to ensure that they’re equipped to meet changing maintenance requirements for modern fleets, while still maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and safety.

Ahead of Depot Upgrades and Workshop Modernisation 2017 we chat with Remy Saintil, Director of Facilities at the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for an international perspective on depot modernisation. 

Remy discusses MARTA’s newly integrated innovations that have increased capacity, reduced incidents and improved customer satisfaction.

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A Look at the Efficiency Driven and Safety Focused Upgrades at Auburn and Eveleigh Depots

The Federal Government's 2016-2017 budget is committed to investing more than $3.4 billion into urban rail projects across the country. The increase in infrastructure plans for transport mean that depots and workshops need to be upgraded to ensure they are equipped to meet changing maintenance requirements while maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and safety. 

Ahead of Depot Upgrades and Workshop Modernisation 2017 we chat with Justin Brooker, General Manager of the Auburn and Eveleigh Maintenance Centres in Sydney. Justin discusses the successful upgrades at the Auburn and Eveleigh depots that have increase capacity, improved maintenance downtime, and created a better risk averse work environment.    


National Media

Construction begins on ACT light rail Depot at Mitchell

Canberra's ministers have dug the first hole at the Mitchell depot to mark the beginning of construction for the ACT government's controversial light rail project.

But major track works and landscaping will not begin until late 2016 and completion is planned for 2018.

Brand New Home For Melbourne’s Biggest Trams

Melbourne’s E-Class trams – the biggest, safest and most accessible on the network – now have a new home.

Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, joined local Member Robin Scott and the Chair and CEO of Yarra Trams to officially open the new Preston Tram Depot and Workshop today.

The new facility is the product of a $190 million redevelopment of the existing tram depot on St Georges Road.

It was the largest redevelopment ever undertaken of a heritage site while it remained operational in Australia, with Yarra Trams continuing to use it as a heavy maintenance facility throughout construction.

UK's most advanced carriage wash

Cairn Cross Civil Engineering Limited and Airquick Limited, working in partnership and on behalf of Network Rail and Arriva Trains Wales, have successfully completed the UK’s most advanced carriage wash system.

This multidisciplinary design and build project was awarded to Cairn Cross Civil Engineering through the development of innovation and value engineering. One of the aspects of value engineering that helped Cairn Cross become the preferred contractor was the use of existing assets and minimising the disruption to day-to-day depot operations.

Alstom introduces second TrainScanner at Oxley, UK

Alstom has launched a second TrainScanner at Oxley depot, near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, UK.

The move follows the successful testing of a TrainScanner predictive maintenance prototype on Virgin's fleet of Pendolino trains in Manchester. TrainScanner is part of HealthHub solution, which is Alstom's predictive maintenance solution. The device makes it possible to automatically determine the status of rolling stock, infrastructure and signalling.

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