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8th September 2022. Volume 9, Issue 1

29 days ago by Rail Personnel

​Dear Readers

​AusRAIL 2022, the National Conference and Exhibition of the Australasian Railway Association, will take place this year from 5-7 December 2022 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane. Join 1,000+ Rail Industry Peers to Discuss, Network and Celebrate with Social Events and Panel Discussions. To register and view the Program, visit https://ausrail2022.com/

This week's Jobs of the Week are in the Middle East. We are looking for a System Assurance Engineer, Passenger to work in Abu Dhabi and a Training Manager for Passenger Trains to work in Saudi Arabia.

Regards

Rail Personnel

​This Week's Highlights

3 September 2022. United States. CAF to supply 102 Type 10 Supercar light rail vehicles to Boston

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority board has awarded CAF USA a contract to supply 102 light rail vehicles for Boston’s Green Line. The base contract approved on August 31 is worth $811m, including the 102 Type 10 Supercar LRVs, two driving simulators, spare parts, tools, test equipment and a three-year warranty.

Source: Metro Report International

2 September 2022. Indonesia. First batch of Chinese-made high-speed trains arrives in Jakarta

A cargo of eight Chinese-made high-speed train cars has arrived at a Jakarta port marking the first batch of rolling stock for Indonesia's first high-speed railway network being built with Chinese technology.

Source: The Jakarta Post

1 September 2022. Australia. Sydney Metro completes track laying

The final tracks have been laid for Sydney’s flagship $12.5 billion rail development, the Sydney Metro City and Southwest project, which will deliver 15.5km of new underground trackwork and seven new metro stations when complete.

Source: Infrastructure Magazine

1 September 2022. Taiwan. ST Engineering unit wins $1bn rail contract in Taiwan

Singapore Technologies Engineering’s (ST Engineering) subsidiary Urban Solutions, as part of a consortium, has received a $1bn (S$1.4bn) rail contract from Kaohsiung City Mass Rapid Transit Bureau in Taiwan. Under the contract, Urban Solutions will deliver turnkey rail services for the new Kaohsiung MRT Yellow Line.

Source: Railway Technology

Jobs of the Week

Passenger System Assurance Engineer, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job ID#: 13562

Discipline: System Assurance

Position Type: Contract

Language: English

Job Description:

Our client is seeking a System Assurance Engineer, Passenger to be accountable for System Assurance activities, reviews and technical safety assessments based on EN 50126/8/9 and ALARP principle and to progress safety technical issues to resolution in coordination with relevant internal and external stakeholders.

In line with that, internal periodic SA reporting to line manager on issues or blockers hindering the progress of the SA and action plan to support the delivery of the Safety Cases by the Contractors and the Operator to enable the safety certification of the railway or portion of the railway. In addition the definition of a clear SA roadmap that shall be reviewed / revised for continuous improvement of SA processes and targeting "Excellence".

Accountability Areas:

- Review hazards Assessments and ensure that the processes and procedures proposed to mitigate hazards to an ALARP level are acceptable

- Review and monitor the delivery of qualitative and quantitative assessments, including HAZOP, HAZID, FMECA, RBDs, FRACAS, fault tree and event tree analysis

- Review and monitor the development of the apportionment of the Network safety targets from System down to Sub-systems / LRU

- Participate to Hazard Review Working Groups where hazards are transferred from the client and / or relevant Contractors to the Operation and Maintainer.

Job Requirements

- Degree in dependability, electrical, system assurance or a related field

- A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in railway industry

Contact: Jackie Hendry (jackie@railpersonnel.com)

Training Manager for Passenger Trains, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Job ID#: 13545

Discipline: Operations

Position Type: Contract

Language: English

Job Description:

Our client is seeking a Training Manager for Passenger Trains to work and be based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Duties / Responsibilities may include:

* Lead the team of trainers, with full line management responsibilities including direction, development, and guidance of the individuals.

* Build and maintain an effective relationship with owning stakeholders to ensure continuous improvement.

* Work in conjunction with the Training Specifications and Standards Manager with competency assessments when required.

* Make assessment decisions and provide feedback to candidates, Line Managers, Training Specification and Standards Manager and Training Operations Manager

* Assist the Trainer/Assessors to design/develop and deliver course materials using Training Needs Analysis.

* Ensure all training courses are resourced following the production of the training schedule from the Training Resource Manager.

Job Requirements:

- Comprehensive knowledge of operational & safety rules and regulations.

- Comprehensive understanding of all service delivery regulations and standards.

- Ideally hold a professional qualification in Learning & Development.

Contact: Jackie Hendry (jackie@railpersonnel.com)

Rail News

3 September 2022. United States. CAF to supply 102 Type 10 Supercar light rail vehicles to Boston

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority board has awarded CAF USA a contract to supply 102 light rail vehicles for Boston’s Green Line. The base contract approved on August 31 is worth $811m, including the 102 Type 10 Supercar LRVs, two driving simulators, spare parts, tools, test equipment and a three-year warranty. There are options for the purchase of additional vehicles and equipment.

Source: Metro Report International

2 September 2022. Indonesia. First batch of Chinese-made high-speed trains arrives in Jakarta

A cargo of eight Chinese-made high-speed train cars has arrived at a Jakarta port marking the first batch of rolling stock for Indonesia's first high-speed railway network being built with Chinese technology. Billed the first export case of a Chinese bullet train system, the project to connect the Indonesian capital and the West Java provincial capital of Bandung was about 80 percent completed in late August and commercial operations are expected to start in June next year.

Source: The Jakarta Post

1 September 2022. Australia. Sydney Metro completes track laying

The final tracks have been laid for Sydney’s flagship $12.5 billion rail development, the Sydney Metro City and Southwest project, which will deliver 15.5km of new underground trackwork and seven new metro stations when complete. The project will seek a target capacity of 40,000 customers per hour once operational. The new Sydney Metro City and Southwest Line will be connected to the existing Metro North West Line later this year, with train testing to begin in 2023 ahead of passenger services starting in 2024.

Source: Infrastructure Magazine

1 September 2022. Taiwan. ST Engineering unit wins $1bn rail contract in Taiwan

Singapore Technologies Engineering’s (ST Engineering) subsidiary Urban Solutions, as part of a consortium, has received a $1bn (S$1.4bn) rail contract from Kaohsiung City Mass Rapid Transit Bureau in Taiwan. Under the contract, Urban Solutions will deliver turnkey rail services for the new Kaohsiung MRT Yellow Line. The company will provide rail electronics solutions and above-ground train depot design, construction, and equipment fit-out for the new line.

Source: Railway Technology

31 August 2022. China. First phase of Fuzhou metro Line 6 opens

The first phase of Fuzhou metro Line 6 opened on August 28, running 31·3 km from Pandun to Wanshou with 16 stations. This includes the 6·8 km Doqingzhou Bridge over the River Min, which has metro tracks on the lower deck and a six-lane road on the upper level; this opened for road traffic on January 30. Lines 4, 5 and 6 were approved by the National Development & Reform Commission on December 31 2015 as part of the Fuzhou Urban Rail Transit Phase II Construction Plan for 2015-21.

Source: Railway Gazette International

26 August 2022. Egypt. Local production included in Cairo metro train order

The National Authority for Tunnels has formally awarded a joint venture of Hyundai Rotem and National Egyptian Railway Industries Co a US$563·2m contract to supply 40 trainsets totalling 320 cars to increase capacity on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. The trains are to be delivered by 2028, and the contract signed on August 24 includes a two-year warranty and eight years of maintenance by the manufacturer.

Source: Metro Report International

25 August 2022. Australia. Planning underway for $1.85B tram maintenance and stabling facility

The planning approval process is underway for the construction of a tram maintenance and stabling facility in Maidstone, that will house the Victorian Government’s $1.85 billion fleet of next generation trams. One hundred next generation trams are currently being built to deliver a more comfortable and energy efficient journey for passengers. Boasting a low-floor design and space for up to 150 passengers, the new trams will use around 30-40 per cent less energy per passenger than the current E Class trams.

Source: Infrastructure Magazine