26 - 27 June, 2018 | Mercure Sydney Central, Sydney, NSW

Workshops And Site Tours

A workshop is an additional opportunity offered in an intimate setting that enables you to enhance your learning experience. It is comprised of interactive formats that enable you to bounce ideas off other delegates to create thought-provoking experiences and note takeaways that you can implement in your workplace.

Site Tour: Monday, 25th June 2018

9:00 am - 1:00 pm SYDNEY METRO SITE TOUR: Site Tour Cudgegong Road and Norwest Stations

Jason Hammond, Associate Director for Design,Sydney Metro Delivery Office
Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest transport project. It will deliver 31 metro stations and over 66 kilometers of new metro rail. In this site tour you will witness the first hand development of Cudgegong Road and Norwest Stations and go in depth into discussions about the specific design and construction elements that make up these stations. Cudgegong road station is an open cut station six meters below street level and covers an area of 590 000 square meters. It will serve as a future transport hub for residential and business growth at The Ponds, Rouse Hill and surrounding areas. Norwest station covers 21 000 square meters and will serve one of Sydney’s biggest employment precincts.

What will this site tour cover?

  • Exploration of the key features of these stations that allow for ease of way finding and accessibility
  • New elements that allow overground and underground integration and accessibility of these stations


Jason Hammond

Associate Director for Design
Sydney Metro Delivery Office

Workshops A: Tuesday, 26th June 2018

7:00 am - 9:00 am Increasing Customer Centricity, Intermodal Connectivity and Way Finding through Station Design

Boubekeur Merabet, Senior Project Manager,SNCF Paris
The rail industry has experienced a cultural shift from station functionality to customer satisfaction and centricity as the main priority of modern station & terminal development.
This workshop will explore the best ways to increase customer centricity at stations & terminals.

Enjoy a Complimentary Breakfast, Tea & Coffee while you learn to

  • Strategies to implement ease of way finding to increase foot traffic
  • Identifying the importance of integration with other modes of transport and accessibility for all customers
  • Exploring effective strategies of scheduling and timetabling to minimize disruptions for the customer
  • Exploring the importance of Design to increase the aesthetic value of stations and ease of way finding.

Boubekeur Merabet

Senior Project Manager
SNCF Paris

Workshops B: Wednesday, 27th June 2018

7:00 am - 9:00 am Implementing New Station Technologies to Mitigate Risks during Project Construction & Delivery

Brett Summers, Project Director,Level Crossing Removal Authority Matthew Williamson, Senior Project Manager,Level Crossing Removal Authority
Safety is paramount to station & terminal construction.

The removal of aging infrastructure such as dangerous level crossings has lead to improved, networks and revitalised local communities. This workshop will unpack the role of new technologies in ensuring maximum safety in live operating environments.

Enjoy a Complimentary Breakfast, Tea & Coffee while you learn to

  • Exploring the benefits of new station technologies such as building information modeling (BIM), future modeling and prefabrication
  • Accessing how new station technologies have helped stakeholders increase productivity and better understand how their customers use the stations
  • Strategies to increase productivity during the construction phase by predicting any issues or risks before construction starts.
  • Measuring the role of data analysis in optimizing the development of modern stations & terminals

Brett Summers

Project Director
Level Crossing Removal Authority


Matthew Williamson

Senior Project Manager
Level Crossing Removal Authority