webinar

Opportunities for decarbonising rail track maintenance activities

5 October 2021

1:00pm

Join this live webinar, in partnership with Plasser & Theurer, which will explore some of the strategies and opportunities that are focused on reducing or phasing out the traditional power use of track maintenance machines and activities.

As the rail industry and governments continue to ensure railways are one of the lower carbon transport options, a lot of opportunities exist for infrastructure managers in working towards a more sustainable future.

With track maintenance activities included in many of these ambitions, this webinar will explore some of the strategies, experience and projects within the rail industry that are focused on reducing or phasing out the traditional power use of track maintenance machines and activities, and what opportunities exist.

Sign up to watch this live webinar to learn more about:

  • A fossil-free future for track work machinery
  • Climate-friendly track maintenance by Plasser & Theurer
  • SBB’s perspectives on decarbonisation and developments in using renewable energy.

By attending this webinar live, you will have the opportunity to ask the expert speakers your questions and benefit from their knowledge and guidance.

Speakers

Fabian HansmannFabian Hansmann, Scientific Advisor for Railroad Engineering and Applied Technology, Plasser American

Fabian is a graduate of Graz University of Technology in Austria, where he obtained a degree in Civil Engineering focusing on Environment and Transportation. Between 2011 and 2015 he worked as a research associate at the Institute of Railway Engineering and Transport Economy. After he finished his PhD thesis on asset management of railway tracks, he joined Plasser & Theurer as Senior Expert Track Technology. In August 2019 he moved to the United States to work as a Scientific Advisor for Railroad Engineering and Applied Technology for Plasser American.

Martina Zeiner Martina Zeiner, University Assistant, Graz University of Technology – Institute of Railway Engineering and Transport Economy

Martina has been working at the Institute of Railway Engineering and Transport Economy for more than two years. In her job as University Assistant, she is not only active in teaching but also works on projects which focus on different sustainable solutions within the railway sector in regard to infrastructure, vehicles and operation (e.g. lifecycle assessment, alternative drives or ATO).

Matthias Landgraf Matthias Landgraf, Senior Scientist, Graz University of Technology – Institute of Railway Engineering and Transport Economy

Matthias is lecturer, project leader and finished his PhD in 2016 focusing on condition monitoring, prognostics and asset management of railway infrastructure assets. Since then, he has established the research group ‘environmental aspects in railways’ focusing on energy efficiency, lifecycle assessment and alternative propulsion technologies within the railway system.

Marco MeierMarco Meier, Energy Systems Engineer, SBB

Marco is an Energy Systems Engineer and expert for alternative drives and energy storage solutions within the Competence Centre for Energy Storage at SBB. Marco is responsible for the development of decarbonisation strategies in the field of railway traction with a focus on techno-economic analyses.

FAQs

Is the webinar free?
Yes – there is no charge to watch the webinar, either live or on-demand.

When will the webinar take place?
The webinar will take place live on 5 October at 14:00 BST

I’m busy. Can I watch it later?
The webinar will become available to watch on-demand shortly after the live webinar takes place.

What are the benefits of attending live?
During the live webinar, you’ll be able to ask the speakers your questions, which will then be answered during the live Q&A session towards the end of the webinar.

How long will the webinar be?
This webinar will last for up to one hour.

Who will be moderating?
Craig Waters, Editor, Global Railway Review 

What do I need to watch this webinar?
All you need is a computer with an internet connection. Be sure to use headphones if in an office environment.

Do I receive a certificate?
Yes, you will receive a certificate if you attend the webinar live. The certificate will be sent with your on-demand video link.

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