Intelligent Rail Summit
Asset Management, WTMS & Monitoring in Rail Infrastructure

Floods and extreme warm summers have shown that the railway infrastructure and rolling stock are very vulnerable to unexpected changes. Also the expected increase of train traffic forces the railway sector to ‘predict the unpredictable’. At the same time, there are sustainability goals that have to be met. 

What are the next steps in asset management, Wayside Monitoring Systems and monitoring of rail infrastructure? This question was answered during the Intelligent Rail Summit that took place on 21, 22 and 23 September in Euskalduna the center of Bilbao.

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Topics addressed at the conference:

  • Why data is important for Railway Infrastructure Management?
  • How to measure Railway Infrastructure Assets?
  • What is the information we need out of this data?
  • How to analyse data in order to turn it into crucial information?
  • How to use this information for Life Cycle Assessment in order to mitigate environmental impacts related to production, construction, maintenance and disposal of Railway Infrastructure?
  • How to establish a proper Railway Asset and Life Cycle Management?

Time to meet each other physical!

The Intelligent Rail Summit took place in hybrid form; which means that attendees could attend both physically and digitally.

Digital Magazine “Intelligent Rail”

Our editorial team has published a special RailTech Magazine themed “Intelligent Rail”. With many interesting interviews, it dives into intelligent rail infrastructure, data platforms, and condition monitoring.

The magazine includes an interview with Tim Flower, Chief Engineer at Network Rail’s Intelligent Infrastructure Programme about their latest developments, and with professor of Condition Monitoring Diego Galar about predicting the unpredictable and what we have learned about Condition Monitoring in the past 5 years.

Erik Pinter, track analysis expert at ÖBB, talks in an interview about the journey from data to predictive maintenance, and shares insights from the Austrian Railways. Paul Kootwijck and Bas van Wijhe talk about using wayside monitoring tools at Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail and Peter Boom, Director Rail Asset Management and Digitisation at Royal HaskoningDHV, about using Digital Twins for traction energy analyses.

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Who will you meet

During the three day conference international rail professionals attended. The Intelligent Rail Summit brought together:

  • Infrastructure managers
  • Asset managers
  • Data-analysts
  • Consultants
  • Rail contractors
  • Rail suppliers
  • Universities
  • Governmental bodies

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