Young Transport Professionals (YTP) organised an interactive workshop on the topic of Shaping Transport Superhubs. This event was facilitated by Gillian Austin from Aurecon, John Richardson from Jacobs, Peter Nicholls and Daniel Ding from Metro Trains Melbourne.
This event was inspired by Victoria’s Big Build Program. Projects such as Level Crossing Removals, Metro Tunnel, Melbourne Airport Rail and Suburban Rail Loop will have long-lasting impacts on inter-model transport, including the facilitation of safer and more sustainable user travel movements.
The key elements of a Superhub should include inter-model transport connections to the surrounding landscape, future development opportunities, efficient access to key destinations, improved amenities, and implementation of environmental and sustainable architecture.
The participants were split into groups and provided 30 mins to redesign Geelong Station into a Superhub using the facilitator’s guidance, industry experience and creativity. Each group presented their solution to the facilitators which were judged, and the facilitators selected a winner for the task. Congratulations to “Quick Bites” who were the winners!
The evening concluded with professional networking, where the participants and facilitators continued to discuss Transport Superhubs and connected with like-minded young professionals outside their organisations.
Thank you to our Industry Partners, Subject Matter Experts, Venues and participants for making this an informative and fun event.
The YTP Committee had the pleasure of attending the annual Monash Institute of Railway Technology (IRT) Dr Stephen Marich lecture last week. It was a pleasure to meet up with others in the rail industry and hear from Distinguished Professor Buddhima Indraratna about some of the key geotechnical challenges and considerations in the design of track structures in the Australian #rail network.
It was a fascinating event with some key takeaways from the lecture for us including:
– The effect of train speed on the degradation of track structure – The deviation and deterioration of track substructure material properties during operations from what was designed
– Increased axial loads of heavy haul increasing the fluidisation of mud leading to settlement – mud pumping
– Role of coal on ballast fouling and impeding on track drainage
YTP was honoured to to conclude the 2021 year with ‘The Road to Zero Emissions’ Networking Event, hosted in collaboration with Siemens. The event was a continuation from the Road to Zero Emission panel discussion hosted in July, centred around sustainable transport and what initiatives are required to reach net zero, with an emphasis on electrification of the bus network.
It was an enjoyable evening for building networks for all those in attendance and YTP thanks those in attendance to come together to network and provide their insights on the future of electric transport
Advisian hosted the YTP’s final quarterly forum for the year, where we explored the importance of safety in transport. Members heard from speakers Jodie Talone, Director of Rail Safety, Transport Safety Victoria, and Advisian’s Ellery Salida, Senior Associate – Strategic Transport Advisory, who explored safety through a planning and regulatory lens.