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Streamed live from London's Tower Bridge Studio, our free interactive debates are the latest addition to our portfolio of business information channels for the world's railways. Panelists from across the rail industry address topical subjects during a 1 hour discussion, while registered viewers can submit questions and comments in real time using our unique wavecast facility.

Our live broadcasts are usually available to watch 'OnDemand' within 24 hours, with all comments and interactions still visible. 

A full listing of our previous broadcasts appears below, and you can register for free to view these at any time.


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In the latest live debate organised by Railway Gazette International on Tuesday July 11, a panel of high-level speakers will address the key issues:

  • How far can existing rolling stock data be used to support a predictive maintenance regime, and what additional information is needed? How can the mass of data being generated be turned into meaningful information?
  • Who should be responsible for developing and implementing predictive maintenance policies in a fragmented industry? What are the respective roles of the train operator, vehicle supplier/maintainer and infrastructure manager?
  • What is better outsourced, what should be managed in-house and when?
  • What is more important for railway operators: increased reliability and availability or lower maintenance costs? How far do the benefits of a predictive maintenance regime trickle down into other aspects of railway operations?
  • Since in many markets, the rail networks consume a large quantity of energy generation, how can operational benefits such as reduced energy consumption, energy efficiency, regeneration and storage be captured in business cases?
  • How far can operators and suppliers sustain R&D spending amid severe cost pressures?
  • What are the more mature operators doing today? How are some of these ideas being taken off the drawing board and applied to real life?

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Tuesday July 11 2017, 12.00 to 13.00 BST


High-capacity urban rail networks are becoming the essential mobility backbone of the modern city. Yet as we move into an era of technology-enabled ‘smart urbanisation’, metro operators and project developers will need to keep pace with changing user expectations while seeking to maximise operational efficiency.

In the latest live debate organised by Railway Gazette on Wednesday October 26, a panel of high-level speakers will address the key issues: 

  • What will the ‘metro of the future’ look like? How do we make the case for investment in metros amid the competitive threats of ride-sharing, taxi apps and lower-cost infrastructure such as bus rapid transit?
  • How can metro networks best be integrated with other urban travel options such as walking and cycling to offer seamless door-to-door mobility?
  • What are the particular challenges facing operators of legacy metros as they seek to modernise ageing infrastructure? What should be their investment and operational priorities?
  • How can technical tools such as LTE-based telecoms networks help to drive efficiencies and manage whole-life costs? What are the barriers to the adoption of advanced technologies?
  • To what extent should metro operators seek to migrate to driverless operation? Will automation become the default for future metros?
  • How far can modular, standardised components and sub-systems be developed to drive down operating cost for metros across the world?

Register now to take part in our interactive debate, streamed live from London’s Tower Bridge Studio, listen to the presentations and pose your own questions. 

Moderator: Nick Kingsley, Managing Editor, Railway Gazette International

Speakers:

Jeremy Long, Chief Executive, Europe, MTR Corp (invited)

Jonathan Fox, Director, London Rail

Miryam Hernandez, Manager, Metro Division, UITP (invited)

Thierry Sens, Marketing Director, Transportation, Nokia

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Wednesday October 26 2016, 12.00 to 13.00 BST

Sponsored by Nokia


The Convergent Railway

Live & interactive broadcast 17 May 2016

Sponsored by ABB

 

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Data analytics and real-time feedback from rolling stock and lineside assets mean that operational systems and IT infrastructure are converging, raising the prospect of more efficient and responsive rail operations. Our latest Railway Gazette TV live debate on May 17 assessed how far the rail industry can realise the potential of these trends.

Among the key issues raised by our panel of high level speakers were:

  • What kind of operational data are passenger and freight operators seeking to help them to optimise their services?
  • What examples of best practice in the use of data tools are being seen in the international railway sector? In which applications are they being deployed?
  • How far can the supply industry help to deliver advanced analytics to support operators and maintenance teams? What are the risks of being ‘held captive’ to proprietary systems?
  • How can IT tools help infrastructure managers to mitigate the effects of increasing loads on ageing physical assets? Can advanced analytical tools bring a step change in understanding emerging risks to the railway, such as climate change?
  • What are the benefits of real-time monitoring and automation in the inspection and maintenance processes, for both trains and infrastructure?
  • What investment should railways make to network their assets and ensure that their IT architecture can handle the resulting data? What steps must railways take to ensure they are getting usable information and not just noise?
  • How should recruitment policies change to ensure that the global rail sector has the right skills for the ‘digital railway’ era?

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Moderator: Chris Jackson, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Gazette Group

Speakers:
Steven Hagner, Industry Solution Executive, ABB
Chris Welford, Train Systems Technical Lead, Transport for London
Justin Southcombe, Commercial Director, Perpetuum
Philippe de Laharpe, Project Chief, Telediagnostics, SNCF

Sponsored by ABB


European Rail Summit 2016

Live & interactive broadcast 27 - 28 April 2016

Mountain View

 

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Attracting a senior stratum of political and industry leaders, the European Rail Summit is an invitation-only event limited to 250 delegates. To enable a wider global audience to engage in a dynamic and immersive fashion, the Summit is streamed online in real time via our Railway Gazette TV wavecast platform. 

A moderated comment stream allows wavecast viewers interact with the debate and to pose their own questions to the speakers. All participants will be able to access the presentations and related white papers, as well as viewing the recordings of each session following the event.

More than 650 people participated in the inaugural European Rail Summit in 2014. Don’t miss this year’s opportunity– register today!

European Rail Summit: the essential strategic forum for Europe’s railways


Watch again – ERTMS CCRCC 2015, Lille Grand Palais

 

On September 22-23, the European Railway Agency organised its 2015 ERTMS CCRCC conference under the theme ‘Turning a Mature System into a Business Case’. Railway Gazette TV provided a live stream of the proceedings throughout both days of the event, and we are pleased to confirm that all the sessions are now available via our ‘watch again’ function. Please register or sign in here; the recordings are free to view.

 

 


The Digital Future

Wednesday 9 September 2015
Sponsored by Siemens



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Wednesday September 9 2015, 12.00 to 13.00 BST
Sponsored by Siemens


Train control and traffic management are playing a vital role as operators and infrastructure managers seek to squeeze more capacity from their busy networks. But in an increasingly-connected world there are many other ways in which railways can benefit from the digital revolution.

In the latest live debate organised by Railway Gazette on Wednesday September 9, a panel of high-level speakers will address the key issues:

  • What can digital technology offer in the search additional capacity as the demand for rail transport continues to increase? What is the role of communications-based train control and driver advisory systems?
  • How might advanced train planning and traffic management systems help to improve operational performance and reliability?
  • What degree of automation might be appropriate for main line railways, and what lessons can be gained from experience in the metro sector? Will ERTMS and CBTC converge in the next generation of train control systems?
  • Where does the digital revolution open up opportunities to improve passenger information, journey planning and smart ticketing? How far can railways meet customer demands to be constantly connected, through wi-fi on trains or the real-time tracking of freight consignments?
  • What are the benefits of real-time monitoring and automation in the inspection and maintenance processes, for both trains and infrastructure?
  • How will the introduction of advanced technology impact on safety? What are the human factors affecting drivers and train crew, or other staff?
  • Can the railway sector attract and retain the skilled staff needed to develop, operate and maintain advanced technologies in the face of competition from other industries?

Register now to take part in our interactive debate, streamed live from London’s Tower Bridge Studio, listen to the presentations and pose your own questions.

Expert Panel:

  • Jochen Eickholt, CEO, Siemens Mobility
  • Wim Fabries, Programme Director, ERTMS, Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment, Netherlands
  • Jerry England, Group Director, Digital Railway, Network Rail
  • Paul Boyle, Head of ERTMS, Virgin Trans East Coast
  • Chris Jackson, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Gazette Group

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Wednesday September 9 2015, 12.00 to 13.00 BST


Sponsored by Siemens


Wednesday 25 February 2015
High Speed Rail: The next 50 years

Sponsored by Bombardier

Register now to take part in our interactive debate, streamed live from the London Stock Exchange, listen to the presentations and pose your own questions. 

With half a century of successful operation behind it, high speed rail is now a mature technology with a proven record of success. But funding and implementing major rail projects in the 21st Century brings a host of challenges. What is the role of high speed rail is an era characterised by conflicting trends of fiscal austerity and growing demand?

 In the next Railway Gazette TV live debate on Wednesday February 25th, a panel of high-level speakers will address the key issues:

  • It is more than 50 years since Japan pioneered high speed rail. What lessons, positive and negative, can be drawn from experience around the world?
  • So-called ‘megaprojects’ are often criticised for being overly-ambitious or risky. What are the priority factors in building a strong case for high speed rail?
  • Can the private sector help to support high speed rail programmes in the future? What are the potential models to support this?
  • High speed is the pinnacle of passenger rail technology. Which technical innovations are emerging to ensure the rail mode becomes greener, cleaner and more efficient?
  • How can high speed rail best be integrated with other transport modes?

Expert Panel:

  • Nicola Shaw, Chief Executive, HS1 Ltd
  • Colin Stewart,Global Rail Business Leader, Arup
  • Amanda White,Head of Rail, Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Chris Jackson, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Gazette International

Register now to take part in our interactive debate, streamed live from the London Stock Exchange, listen to the presentations and pose your own questions. 


Tuesday 10 June 2014

Maintaining a Resilient Railway

Sponsored by Plasser & Theurer

Around the world, extreme weather events are taking their toll on ageing railway networks, leading to disruption and increased cost. How should infrastructure managers optimise their capital, renewals and maintenance regimes to maximise resilience with the funds available?

In this next Railway Gazette TV Live debate on Tuesday June 10, a panel of high-level speakers will address the key issues:

  • How do we make railways more resilient to support intensive operations and cope with extreme weather?
  • What lessons can be learned from recent experiences to inform the design of new infrastructure?
  • What are the benefits of using improved track materials, such as wear- resistant rails and concrete sleepers? What is the relationship between a good substructure and track quality?
  • How can infrastructure managers and their suppliers make best use of condition monitoring and automated inspections to optimise maintenance regimes?
  • With access to busy lines increasingly scarce, what is the best way to manage maintenance possessions on a 24/7 railway?
  • What technologies are available to complete more work in less time with less disruption?

Expert Panel:

  • Caroline Lowe, Principal Systems Engineer, Network Rail
  • Dr. David Rhodes, Director, DR Square Ltd
  • Peter Woodward, Professor, Heriot-Watt University
  • Rainer Wenty, Technical Sales Director, Plasser & Theurer
  • Chris Jackson, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Gazette Group

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Wednesday 11 September 2013

The Capacity Challenge

Sponsored by Bentley Systems

The topic of capacity remains high on the agenda for infrastructure managers and train operators. Rising demand poses many challenges, particularly on the busiest corridors. Whilst there are ways to squeeze extra capacity out of existing infrastructure, this needs to be done carefully if it is not to impact on the quality and attractiveness of the rail offer. Decision-making can be complex where the responsibility is split between many stakeholders, and when funding is constrained, it is vital to ensure that investment is targeted on those projects which offer the greatest benefits.

  •  How do we trade-off the differing requirements of long-distance and local passenger and freight operators?
  • How do we measure line capacity in practical terms, and how much resilience should be included to ensure good operational performance
  • How much time must be allowed for inspection and maintenance, and how far can these tasks be automated?
  • Is it possible to increase throughput using modern train control systems?
  • And if we need to add capacity, should we build dedicated passenger or freight corridors, rather than mixed-traffic routes?

Expert Panel:

  • Stefan Wendel, Programme Director, EEIG Corridor 1 Rotterdam - Genoa
  • Graham Cross, Business Development Director, Chiltern Railways
  • Felix Schmid, Professor of Railway Systems Engineering, University of Birmingham
  • Ted Stephens, Transit Systems Executive, Bentley Systems

 

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Maintaining the Modern Railway

Sponsored by Plasser & Theurer

With demand for passenger and freight movement by rail projected to rise significantly, infrastructure managers need to squeeze extra capacity from busy networks whilst reducing the cost and disruption of maintenance work.

  • How do we make railway infrastructure more resilient to support intensive operations?
  • What are the benefits of using improved track materials, such as wear-resistant rails and concrete sleepers?
  • What lessons can be learned for the design of new infrastructure?
  • What can be done to create additional capacity for more and longer trains?
  • How do we fund improvements in infrastructure quality?
  • Which should be the top priority for automated maintenance - lower costs, better quality or shorter possessions?
  • How do we manage maintenance possessions to complete more work in less time with less disruption?
  • How far can we automate the inspection and maintenance processes
  • What can infrastructure managers do to address concerns over environmental impact, including noise and pollution?

Expert Panel:

  • Richard Spoors, Railway Civil Engineering Consultant
  • Dr Michael Walter, Head of Systems Integration Technology Centre, OBB Infrastruktur AG
  • Craig Goldie, Director, Swietelsky

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