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Innovation: Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition

In an AusRAIL first, 5 under 30 year old railway professionals were selected from a pool of talented submissions to present their innovation to an engaged audience at AusRAIL 2016. The competition was designed to seek out the next generation of ideas that would dramatically enhance the rail industry in Australia.

Michelle Doolan, Civil & Environmental Engineer, Aurecon / MMRA
Title: Delightful diversion? – Generating public excitement for rail infrastructure

Alexandra Baranksi, Graduate Engineer (Electrical), Aurizon
Title: CBD Solar Light Rail

Jason Bridgman, Systems Development and Support, Train Planning, Operations Planning, Operations, Sydney Trains
Title: A Smarter Rail Way – Intelligent Monitoring of Assets

James Donovan, Graduate Engineer, Metro Trains Melbourne
Title: The use of passive soundwave interpretation along rails to detect and predict rail defects, lubrication quality and thermal factors

Ben Mason, Economist, Arup
Title: Revisiting economic appraisal for rail projects

As the winner, Michelle will be attending AusRAIL PLUS 2017 to provide us with an update on her proposal.

Details for the 2017 competition will be released shortly. For a full wrap up of AusRAIL 2016, read our special blog post