Safer Railways Using Innovative In-service Monitoring Technologies for Passenger Networks

18 December 2017

Instrumented railway vehicles showing continuous monitoring of railway infrastructure, providing valuable up-to date data for decision making. (Location: Western Australia and Victoria, Australia).
Instrumented railway vehicles showing continuous monitoring of railway infrastructure, providing valuable up-to date data for decision making. (Location: Western Australia and Victoria, Australia).
  • Sector: Education
  • Country location: Australia, China
  • Grantee: Monash University through its Institute of Railway Technology

Project summary

Australian based Monash University’s Institute of Railway Technology (IRT) in collaboration with Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation will deliver Workshops on cutting edge railway technologies.

IRT has an established track record in solving railway-related technical issues, and railway owners and operators throughout the world adopt its solutions. This collaboration will expand the existing bilateral engagements to create networks bringing together counterparts in governments, the railway industry and other institutions who are delivering and maintaining major rail infrastructure in both countries.

The project presents an opportunity to profile expertise from Australia and that of Hong Kong and mainland China, through planned activities to heighten awareness on the new technologies that are available to support the emerging needs of mass transport railway systems.

Key dates

Activity or Event Location Expected start date
Permanent Way Institution (PWI) Annual Convention Presentation Sydney 27/10/2017
Workshop Hong Kong 13/11/2017
Presentation at Hong Kong Permanent Way Institute Hong Kong 16/11/2017
Participating in the Exhibition at the Conference on Railway Excellence (CORE) 2018 - Rail: Smart, Automated Sustainable, April 2018 Sydney 30/04/2018
Workshop   Melbourne  20/08/2017

Australia-China Council grant offer: $30,000 plus $3000 GST

Total project value: $206,000.00

Last Updated: 1 August 2018