2022 Annual Meeting and Presentation: 20 Day Long term track closure of the Mandurah Line

Start time: 12:30pm AWST. The journey of the successful reconstruction of electrified railway within a 20 day blockade of one of WA's main public service commutes.
2022 Annual Meeting and Presentation: 20 Day Long term track closure of the Mandurah Line

 

Glen Iris to Cockburn Rail Blockade Engineering critical risks, project planning and methodology For 20 days between 26 December 2021 and 14 January 2022 the Mandurah rail line was blockaded (closed) between Glen Iris and Cockburn to reconstruct the Mandurah line tracks on a new alignment to make space for the future construction of the new Thornlie-Cockburn Link. This was the longest ever blockade of a PTA line and affected the busiest section of the network.

The works were successfully completed and the line was handed back to passenger service on schedule at full line speed (130 km/h) and without operational restriction, the first time this has happened after a major blockade on the PTA network. The presentation will cover the project scope, critical risks, planning and methodology that was implemented to successfully design, construct, commission, assure and enter into service 3.5km of twin track electrified passenger rail infrastructure in a constrained location in the median of the Kwinana Freeway.

NB. This presentation will follow immediately after the Annual meeting.

Annual meeting 12pm for a 12.20pm start AWST

Presentation: 12.30pm AWST

Speaker

Graham Holden FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Engineering Manager, NEWest Alliance

Graham Holden is Engineering Manager for the NEWest Alliance delivering the Thornlie-Cockburn Link and the Yanchep Rail Extension projects for PTA. Graham has 30+ years’ experience in rail across engineering delivery, design, maintenance and operations. He is a Chartered Engineer and holds a Masters degree in Rail Systems Engineering.

 

MC

Paul Breame

BSc CEng MICE, MAPM

Engineering Manager, Downer

Paul Breame is the outgoing Chair of the WA Chapter of RTSA. He currently works closely with Graham Holden as the Technical Change Manager for the Newest Alliance. He has 43 years’ experience in rail infrastructure engineering (10 years within WA)  and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Civils Engineers (UK).

Event Date Time
26 / 05 / 2022 02:30 pm–03:30 pm
Registration Closes
26 / 05 / 2022 03:30 pm
Venue
Hybrid: In-person at Engineers Australia WA - Auditorium
712 Murray Street
West Perth
,
Western Australia
,
6005
Cost
In Person Registration
EA and RTSA Member Rate
0.00
0.00
In Person Registration
Technical Society Member Rate
30.00
27.27
In Person Registration
Student Member Rate
0.00
0.00
Webinar
EA and RTSA Member Rate
0.00
0.00
Webinar
Technical Society Member Rate
30.00
27.27
Webinar
Student Member Rate
0.00
0.00
Webinar
Non-Member Rate
30.00
27.27
Event Contact
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    Engineers Australia Member Services
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    1300 653 113
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