Technical Tours

Technical Tours

Monday 21 June

Morning Tours

Tour Location Time Cost PPE
High Wycombe Station – The light at the start of the tunnel High Wycombe Station, 90 Milner Road, High Wycombe

0800 – 0930 (Tour 1)

0930 – 1100 (Tour 2)

$30 p/p incl lunch Full PPE (long trousers, long-sleeved shirts, hard hat, orange rail compliant high visibility vest, safety glasses, lace-up above-ankle steel cap boots – no exceptions!). 0.00 BAC mandatory.

Located adjacent to the Forrestfield freight marshalling yard, High Wycombe Station will provide an accessible and efficient transport option to and from the city for Perth’s foothills area. One of three new stations being built as part of the $1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link project, the station has been designed as an intermodal transport hub. The distinctive roof, complementing the earthy red colours of the nearby Darling Scarp, will be an easily identifiable entry point for the at-grade terminus station. It is here where the two tunnel boring machines started their 8km-long underground journeys.

How to get there?

Attendees to make their own way via train to Ashfield station, arriving at least 30 mins prior to the tour. A shuttle bus will depart from the Railway Pde side. The bus will return attendees to the Railway Museum in Bassendean.

 

Tour Location Time Cost PPE
Denny Ave Denny Avenue Level Crossing

0900 – 1030 (Tour 1)

1030 – 1200 (Tour 2)

$30 p/p incl lunch Full PPE (long trousers, long-sleeved shirts, hard hat, orange rail compliant high visibility vest, safety glasses, lace-up above-ankle steel cap boots – no exceptions!). 0.00 BAC mandatory.

The Denny Avenue Level Crossing in Kelmscott is the first crossing to be removed under the METRONET Level Crossing Removal program. The crossing permanently closed on April 1, 2021. A new east-west connection (a rail-over-road underpass) is being built at Davis Road, 170m south of the existing location. Building the new underpass involved gradually raising the rail and associated infrastructure and lowering the surrounding road network. The majority of works were completed adjacent to the live running rail and the new bridge was constructed over a period of 5 months.

How to get there?

Attendees to make their own way via train to/from Kelmscott Station.

 

Tour Location Time Cost PPE
RTIO Operations Centre 11 George Wiencke Drive, Redcliffe 1000 – 1200 $30 p/p incl lunch Closed toe shoes, long pants

Rio Tinto’s Operations Centre is the locus of control for its Pilabra operations, and the home to the Autohaul autonomous train system.

How to get there?

Attendees to make their own way to Elizabeth Quay Bus Station by 0845, taking route 40 to the site. A shuttle bus will return attendees to the Railway Museum in Bassendean for lunch and secondary tour or return to the city via train.

Important Please Note

As a commercially sensitive area, RTIO reserves the right to screen and preclude competitors from entering. Competitors to RTIO are asked not to register for this tour. Photography is not permitted within the building.

 

Tour Location Time Cost PPE
Claremont Station & Turnbacks Claremont Station 1030 – 1130 $30 p/p incl lunch Full PPE (long trousers, long-sleeved shirts, hard hat, orange rail compliant high visibility vest, safety glasses, lace-up above-ankle steel cap boots – no exceptions!). 0.00 BAC mandatory.

A multi-million dollar project at Claremont Station will improve passenger experience at the station, increase service frequency and allow direct access to the Forrestfield-Airport Link.

Passengers travelling between Claremont and Perth CBD will greatly benefit when the Forrestfield-Airport Link opens, with increased service frequency during peak times.

To allow this to happen, new rail infrastructure called a turnback will be installed so Forrestfield-Airport Link trains can drop passengers off at Claremont Station and use the turnbacks to turn around and head back the way they came.

The Claremont Station project will include:

  • Installing two turnback facilities west of Claremont Station
  • Refurbishing station facilities and upgrading the platform’s security building
  • Improving station accessibility to meet the Disability and Discrimination Act
  • Expanding bus facilities
  • Removing the western pedestrian level crossing
  • Development of a pedestrian underpass west of the station to improve north-south connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Realigning existing rail infrastructure
  • Modifying the existing principal shared path (PSP)

How to get there?

Attendees to make their own way via train to/from Claremont station.

 

Railway Museum Tour & Lunch Available

Located at 136 Railway Parade , Bassendean (closest station Ashfield) view the railway museum as well as a range of rollingstock on display from 1000 to 1500. Lunch is included as part of all tours available between 1230 – 1330

 

Monday 21 June

Afternoon Tours

Tour Location Time Cost PPE
John Holland Plant Site 256 Star St, Welshpool 1330 – 1600 $30 p/p incl lunch Full PPE (long trousers, long-sleeved shirts, hard hat, orange rail compliant high visibility vest, safety glasses, lace-up above-ankle steel cap boots – no exceptions!). 0.00 BAC mandatory.

Overview and tour of the John Holland Plant Services facility including a presentation on collision avoidance technology. John Holland operate an Early Warning Detection System (EWDS) on all of our track machines. Attendees will also be able to witness JHG’s in house manufacture of Ballast Regulators, one of which is currently in progress in the workshop.

How to get there?

Attendees to make their own way via train to the Railway Museum, arriving at least 45 mins prior to the tour. A shuttle bus will depart from the Railway Museum. The bus will return attendees to Oats St Station for return trip to city via train.

 

Tour Location Time Cost PPE
Airport Central Station – The (rail) gateway to WA Airport Central Station, Airport Drive, Perth Airport near Terminals 1 and 2

1400 – 1530 (Tour 1)

1530 – 1700 (Tour 2)

$30 p/p incl lunch Full PPE (long trousers, long-sleeved shirts, hard hat, orange rail compliant high visibility vest, safety glasses, lace-up above-ankle steel cap boots – no exceptions!). 0.00 BAC mandatory.

Located immediately south of the control tower, Airport Central Station will significantly change travel to and from Perth Airport. One of three new stations being built as part of the $1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link project, the underground station has been designed to create a seamless journey to and from the airport. The prominent exterior feature is the striking roof shape which takes inspiration from the contours of aircraft. The station’s internal space, which spans over three levels, will further enhance the passenger experience, creating a backdrop for artwork installations that showcase Aboriginal heritage and culture. Passengers will be able to view the extent of the artwork from the extra-wide glass lifts or the triple escalator system. At 35m long and 15m high, the main escalator is the longest uninterrupted escalator in the Southern Hemisphere.

How to get there?

Attendees to make their own way via train to the Railway Museum, arriving at least 30 mins prior to the tour. A shuttle bus will depart from the Railway Museum. The bus will return attendees to Oats St Station.

 

Tour Location Time Cost PPE
Bayswater Station Bayswater Station

1400 – 1530 (Tour 1)

1530 – 1700 (Tour 2)

$30 p/p incl lunch Full PPE (long trousers, long-sleeved shirts, hard hat, orange rail compliant high visibility vest, safety glasses, lace-up above-ankle steel cap boots – no exceptions!). 0.00 BAC mandatory.

The new Bayswater Station project will link 3 rail lines, joining the new Forrestfield-Airport Link and Morley-Ellenbrook lines to the existing rail network. Once complete, Bayswater will be the second busiest station on the Perth network. The project to construct a new four platform, elevated station also includes;

  • 5 new public spaces
  • Retail opportunities around the station
  • Bicycle shelter and parking
  • Integrated bus services
  • Changes to the local road network
  • Elevated Principal Shared Path
  • Rail infrastructure to support the Morley-Ellenbrook and Forrestfield-Airport lines.

A 30-minute presentation providing an overview of the project and its technical challenges will be followed by a site tour of the southern section to view:

  • The installation of bored pile foundations and pile caps.

How to get there?

Attendees to make their own way via train to/from Bayswater station.

 

 

Thursday 24 June

Tour Location Time Cost PPE
Holland Rail Services & Aries Rail Facility 5/86 Inspiration Drive, Wangara 1030 – 1230 $30 p/p Closed toe shoes, long pants

Delegates will be transported to Wangara for a technical tour within the Equipment & Maintenance Facility from which Aries Rail manages fleet compliance for Holland Rail Services across Western Australia. Delegates will experience a classroom and field demonstration of the production of flash butt welds using Holland’s new-to-market Flash Butt MobileWelder. There will also be a virtual demo (live from a remote location) on the collection and management data in real time using Holland’s proprietary Intelliweld system.

How to get there?

Attendees to make their own way via train to Whitfords Station, arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the tour. A shuttle bus will deliver attendees to and from the site.

Key Dates

Technical Tours announced!

All full papers finalised and ready for publication
30-Apr-2021

Young Professional Scholarship applications closes
26-Mar-2021

Early Bird Registration closes
16-Apr-2021