Luigi Rossi PSM, BEng (Civil), MIEAust
Executive Director, Asset Management Engineering & Project
Delivery
Public Transpor...
● Unprecedented complexity, managing an interface of 11 sub-
projects, 9 lead contractors and more than 100 sub-contractor...
35.9km
21.5km
21.9km
35.9km
● Goodwood Junction Upgrade
● Seaford Rail Extension
● Two new railway stations at Wayville and St Clair
● Track upgrades ...
Interface management
Possession management of the rail corridor
Safety assurance and legistation
● Strict National Rail
Safety Law
● Stringent safety regime
in the rail corridor
● Each p...
Stakeholder management
● Residents, businesses,
contractors, public
transport providers, the
Australian Rail Track
Corpora...
Program and interface management
Day by day staging example
The only way in which this program was able to be delivered was:
● via the implementation of a comprehensive interface
man...
Strategic joint leadership team
Station upgrades
● Hallett Cove Beach before and after.
166 km of track upgraded
● 300 000 guage convertible concrete sleepers ordered and track
upgraded on Belair line, followed...
Materials recycled and donated
Duplicating the Tonsley Junction
enabled us to donate the
turnouts that we replaced to
allo...
Adelaide Showground Station
First electric railcar delivery – 19 July 2013
Goodwood Junction Upgrade
● Trains on the interstate line used to give way to passenger
trains, causing significant delays to both freight trains an...
Seaford Rail Extension
Installation of a new signalling system
● A new state-of-the-art Seaford line signalling system was fully commissioned
on 12 December 2013. The new Tonsley line s...
Installation of a new signalling system
● Communications play a critical and significant role in any railway
as it is fundamental to the safe, efficient and effec...
● Safety and teamwork was critical to the success of the Rail
Revitalisation program. The importance of constant liasion b...
Adelaide’s first electric passenger service
Luigi Rossi, Government of South Australia - Delivering the Rail Revitalisation Project
Luigi Rossi, Government of South Australia - Delivering the Rail Revitalisation Project
Luigi Rossi, Government of South Australia - Delivering the Rail Revitalisation Project
Luigi Rossi, Government of South Australia - Delivering the Rail Revitalisation Project
Luigi Rossi, Government of South Australia - Delivering the Rail Revitalisation Project
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Luigi Rossi, Executive Director – Public Transport Strategic Projects, Government of South Australia delivered the presentation at ARA’s Telecommunications & Train Control Conference 2014.

The ARA’s Telecommunications & Train Control Conference 2014 brought together passenger and freight rail operators, transport agencies, track owners, regulators and technology suppliers to assess telecommunications solutions and explored the capabilities of a shared future.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://bit.ly/traincontrol14

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Luigi Rossi, Government of South Australia - Delivering the Rail Revitalisation Project

  1. 1. Luigi Rossi PSM, BEng (Civil), MIEAust Executive Director, Asset Management Engineering & Project Delivery Public Transport Services Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Government of South Australia Australasian Railway Association Telecommunications and Train Control Conference 11 August 2014
  2. 2. ● Unprecedented complexity, managing an interface of 11 sub- projects, 9 lead contractors and more than 100 sub-contractors. ● Safety, environmental and stakeholder impacts accomplished in the context of significant vegetation clearance, drainage upgrades, and a national freight service which remained operational through the long and restricted worksite during construction. ● The program was delivered via a comprehensive interface management plan, the utilisation of purpose built machinery, engineering solutions based on a sound understanding of existing geotechnical conditions and the successful working relationship between hundreds of technically experienced design engineers, project managers and contractors. South Australia
  3. 3. 35.9km 21.5km 21.9km 35.9km
  4. 4. ● Goodwood Junction Upgrade ● Seaford Rail Extension ● Two new railway stations at Wayville and St Clair ● Track upgrades on the Noarlunga (now Seaford) and Belair lines ● Electrification of the Noarlunga (now Seaford) and Tonsley lines ● Signalling and Communications ● New electric trains and Automated Train Protection System ● Tonsley Park Public Transport Project ● Marion Pedestrian Crossing ● Tenders called for electrification of the Gawler line to Salisbury Rail Revitalisation in 2012-14
  5. 5. Interface management
  6. 6. Possession management of the rail corridor
  7. 7. Safety assurance and legistation ● Strict National Rail Safety Law ● Stringent safety regime in the rail corridor ● Each project developed its Safety Case ● Access for the public, contractors and maintenance work was strictly controlled ● Awareness of electrical safety for staff, contractors, service providers ● Public awareness campaign extensive
  8. 8. Stakeholder management ● Residents, businesses, contractors, public transport providers, the Australian Rail Track Corporation and local councils all had diverging priorities, different access and environmental needs and budget constraints. Email and social media brings a new age of consultation and public interaction.
  9. 9. Program and interface management
  10. 10. Day by day staging example
  11. 11. The only way in which this program was able to be delivered was: ● via the implementation of a comprehensive interface management plan ● the utilisation of purpose built machinery ● engineering solutions which were based on a sound understanding of existing geotechnical conditions ● the successful working relationship between hundreds of technically experienced design engineers, project managers and contractors Strategic joint leadership team
  12. 12. Strategic joint leadership team
  13. 13. Station upgrades ● Hallett Cove Beach before and after.
  14. 14. 166 km of track upgraded ● 300 000 guage convertible concrete sleepers ordered and track upgraded on Belair line, followed by Gawler and later Noarlunga.
  15. 15. Materials recycled and donated Duplicating the Tonsley Junction enabled us to donate the turnouts that we replaced to allow the SteamRanger to contruct an additional passing loop at Middleton
  16. 16. Adelaide Showground Station
  17. 17. First electric railcar delivery – 19 July 2013
  18. 18. Goodwood Junction Upgrade
  19. 19. ● Trains on the interstate line used to give way to passenger trains, causing significant delays to both freight trains and road traffic. ● The upgrade consists of a 615m underpass for the electrified Seaford line to go beneath the Belair line and ARTC freight line, with a 12m wide bridge deck constructed across 65m of the underpass. ● Realignment of the ARTC freight line and Belair passenger line ● 1 in 100 year flood capacity for Brown Hill Creek channel and significant stormwater and sewer improvements. ● Pedestrian crossings upgraded to activated crossings, and a 3m shared use path has been incorporated. ● Community input into landscaping resulted in significant trees being designed around, and a community wildlife (nesting box) project established. Goodwood Junction Upgrade
  20. 20. Seaford Rail Extension
  21. 21. Installation of a new signalling system
  22. 22. ● A new state-of-the-art Seaford line signalling system was fully commissioned on 12 December 2013. The new Tonsley line signalling system was fully commissioned on 24 April 2014. ● The new lineside signalling features low energy LED signals which greatly improve driver visibility, a computerised signalling system to improve reliability, and fibre optic communications to ensure compatibility with the new overhead electrification system. It includes new computer controlled equipment and running optic fibres for South Australia’s Broadband Research and Education Network (SABRENET), linking major research and education sites in Adelaide. ● A new train control system is being installed across the entire network, as well as a train protection system for Seaford and Belair line trains. ● The biggest challenge with the installation of the new signalling system has been integrating it with the existing network that was built around 30 years ago. This system is still in operation on the Gawler, Belair and Outer Harbor lines. The Challenge: Award a contract to Invensys and Siemens in Oct 2012 for completion in January 2014. Installation of a new signalling system
  23. 23. Installation of a new signalling system
  24. 24. ● Communications play a critical and significant role in any railway as it is fundamental to the safe, efficient and effective operation of the railway. The new, highly advanced fibre optic backbone network that has been built carries numerous networks over it, for example: – Signalling – Passenger Information – Traction SCADA – CCTV – Alarms – Signalling Power SCADA ● ● The network has redundancies, thus allowing the railway to operate unimpeded during faults in the communications system. Signalling and telecommunications
  25. 25. ● Safety and teamwork was critical to the success of the Rail Revitalisation program. The importance of constant liasion between the various project teams cannot be underestimated and was paramount to it's success. ● Safety was constantly monitored and improved upon whenever there were any incidents (of which there were very few, and because of this approach they were then only very minor). We are very proud of our safety record. ● In addition it cannot be stressed enough the importance of liasing effectively and constantly with the railway operators in order to gain safe access to the rail corridor. ● Through collaboration and determination we were able to overcome these challenges and achieve our objectives. Overcoming the challenges
  26. 26. Adelaide’s first electric passenger service
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