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March 2012

PROJECT SUMMARY The Cooperative Research Centre for Rail Innovation is directing the single biggest research program in the history of Australian Railways. The CRC is a collaborative venture between leading organisations in the Australian Rail Industry and several of Australia’s leading Universities. Over a period of seven years (ending June 30, 2014) the CRC invest a combined resource total of $100m in rail research to solve serious problems common to several industry participants. These challenges faced by the Australian Rail Industry are being addressed by focusing research on six key themes. This document outlines the completed and active research projects by theme.


Climate and Environment

C

COMPLETED PROJECTS R1.100 R1.102 R1.103 R1.105

S

(S =Scoping)

Emissions Trading Preliminary Environmental Regulations Climate Change Noise Climate Change (Macroeconomics Support) Accelerated Depreciation Climate Change and Other Topics Costing Environmental Legislation

R1.106 R1.108 R1.110 R1.117

Safety and Security COMPLETED PROJECTS R2.100 R2.108 R2.109 R2.114 R2.115 R3.111 R3.124

R2.101

R1.128

R2.110 R2.111 R2.112 R2.113

Performance

Level Crossings Research Database National Rail Safety Database Fatigue Risk Management Standard High Risk Users of Rail Level Crossings Baseline Rail Level Crossing Data Affordable Level Crossings High Speed Crack Detection

S S S

ACTIVE PROJECTS

ACTIVE PROJECTS Enhanced Noise Mitigation

S S

Keeping Rail on Track (Previously Safety Culture Management) Next Generation Fatigue Models ITS for Safer Level Crossings Capturing Driving Strategies Route Knowledge Acquisition SPAD Management and Risk Mitigation Driver Only Operations Rail Level Crossing Intervention Framework

R2.116 R2.117

COMPLETED PROJECTS R1.104 R3.102 R3.103 R3.104 R3.107 R3.108 R3.113 R3.121

S S

(S =Scoping)

Supply Chains Non-Destructive Ballast Assessment Short Pitch Irregularities Corridor Capacity Analysis Integrated Wear Fatigue Lubrication Corrugation Detection Interoperability Improvements to Railway Welding

ACTIVE PROJECTS R1.135 R3.100 R3.101 R3.105 R3.106 R3.109 R3.110 R3.112 R3.114 R3.117 R3.118 R3.119 R3.120

S

Contestability between Road and Rail for Non-Bulk Freight Insulated Rail Joints New Wheel Steels Rail Squats Ballast Design Rail Grinding Best Practices Curve Lubrication Track Stability Management Crashworthiness of Rollingstock Singleton Field Study Life Cycle Management of Bridges Locomotive Adhesion Track Worker Protection Technology

(S =Scoping)

R2.118 R2.119

Baseline Rail Level Crossing Video

R2.120 R3.122

Understanding Pedestrian Behaviour Affordable Level Crossings Stage 2

Workforce Development COMPLETED PROJECTS P4.100 P4.101 P4.102 P4.104

S S S

P4.105 P4.106 P4.107 P4.108 P4.109 P4.112

S S S S

(S =Scoping)

Course Evaluations Driver Performance Courses Rail Management and Leadership Developing a Capacity Framework for Leadership and Management Development Evaluation Methodology for Training Courses National Competence Assurance for Train Drivers Scoping a Rail Safety Investigator Competency Framework Scoping the potential of E-Learning in Rail Scoping the potential of skills recognition in Rail Electrical Traction Engineering Courses


P4.115 P4.116 P4.120 R1.101 R1.111 R1.112 R1.113

S S S S

Career Pathways Advanced Project Management Career Pathways (Bridging) Labour Supply Literature Review Skilled Migration Attraction and Industry Image Staff Retention and Engagement

ACTIVE PROJECTS P4.103 P4.110 P4.111 P4.113 P4.114 P4.117 P4.118 P4.119 P4.121 P4.122 R2.107

S S

Simulator Evaluation E-Learning in Rail Skills Recognition Rail Incident Investigator Training National Training Curriculum for Rail Workplace Assessment Rail Asset Management Mentoring and Coaching Traction Engineering Courses Career Pathways for Rail National Rail Safety Management Program

Smart Technology ACTIVE PROJECTS R1.115 R2.102 R2.103 R2.105

(S =Scoping)

Future Power Technologies Human Factors Analytical Tools Train Planning Dynamic Crew Allocation

Urban Rail Access COMPLETED PROJECTS R1.107 R1.109 R1.114 R1.116 R1.118 R1.119 R1.120 R1.121 R1.122 R1.123 R1.124 R1.125 R1.126 R1.127 R2.104 R2.106 R3.115 R3.116

S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

(S =Scoping)

Demand Management High Speed Rail High Speed Rail – Quantification of Non-Commercial Benefits Strategic Urban Transport Assessment Urban Rail Performance Business Models Station Design and Experience On-Train Experience High-Tech Customer Tools Rail Station Access Urban Rail Metrics Trip Generating Factors Future Urban Rail Scenarios Emerging Technologies Crowding Vandalism Literature Review Platform Access Carriage Way Access

ACTIVE PROJECTS R3.125 R1.129 R1.130 R1.131 R1.132 R1.133 R1.134

Carriage Way Finding Stage 2 Mobile Technology Urban Rail Travel Behaviour Future Growth Strategies Light Rail Station Access Station Design


CRC for Rail Innovation Level 23, HSBC Building 300 Queen Street BRISBANE, QLD, 4000 PO Box 1422 BRISBANE, QLD, 4001 P: +61 7 3221 2716 F: +61 7 3221 2786 www.railcrc.net.au


Project Summary March 2012