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The RTAA is proud to support and sponsor the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) Local Joint Meeting in Adelaide on Thursday, 5 September 2019.

Time:  5.45pm for a 6.00pm start
Venue:  Fedora's Restaurant, Hilton Hotel Adelaide

The Program includes Emily Spudic, Project Engineer, Siemens Mobility discussing the Gawler Line Upgrade and Stewart Haycock from ARTC Project Manager Operations Services discussing the Electronic Track Worker - Pathway to Safer Work Outcomes in the Rail Corridor.

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We received a strong contingent of nominations for this years 2019 Frank Franklyn Young Rail Specialist Award, with Simon Lehman of John Holland being announced as this years winner for his contribution to the Development of the Essential Services Distribution System (ESDS) for the Mernda Rail Extension Project (MREP's).  MREP’s ESDS is the first system to not only provide reliable power for the Signalling System but extend this reliability to other critical railway services at stations and along the corridor.  Congratulations Simon!

Congratulations also goes to Brooke Shaw of Roy Hill as runner up for her Application of Quantitative Risk Assessments (QRAs) to inherently improve the safety of rail personanel and community at Roy Hill and Cong Qiu who received a Highly Commended Award for his Railway Research and Engineering Projects Technican paper.

David Bainbridge, immediate past persident was presented with a Life Member Award for his contribution to the RTAA.

David served 7 years as President of the RTAA, from 2010 until 2017 and remains on the committee today.  During those 7 years, RTAA turned 40, published a  commemorative anniversary publication and Women in Rail Publication.  David was also involved in 4 Field Days, countless events held around the country and assisted with the constitution rewrite, launched a new website as well as launching the Australasian Rail Diversity Award.  

Congratulations David.