A relief signaller who was working on two signal panels at once when they routed a train through a protected worksite was possibly experiencing the effects of cumulative fatigue as well as being under a high workload, a transport safety investigation report details. Read more
The Kananook Signal Control Centre at Seaford in Melbourne was commissioned in September during works at Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach to lower the train line under the local road network into three new rail trenches and build four new road bridges. Read more
When life in his hometown of Basra in southern Iraq became too chaotic, Osama Krikor knew it was time for a fresh start. In 2018, the engineer moved to Australia with his wife and young son – leaving behind a home filled with memories.
“Basra was wonderful before all the chaos happened in that area, but Australia opened the door for me to start a better life for my family, away from all that chaos,” he said.
Krikor arrived in Australia with four years’ experience as an engineer. He was the ideal candidate for Metro Trains Melbourne’s Engineering Pathways Industry Cadetship program – also known as EPIC.
The EPIC program employs engineers from refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds and helps launch their careers on some of Victoria’s biggest transport infrastructure projects.
Krikor was given the opportunity to work for Metro Trains on the Level Crossing Removal Project and earn an Australian qualification.
“I had my second son here in Australia. It is a multi-cultural community and is perfect for my children to grow up and make friends,” he said.
Through the EPIC program, cadets are provided an Australian engineering qualification and paid employment working on level crossing removals and the Metro Tunnel Project.
Learn more about the EPIC program here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/careers/training-for-the-future/epic-program
Thales has been appointed by French Japanese consortium Keolis-MHI, to maintain some signalling and communications equipment of Dubai Metro, the world’s longest automated metro line. Read more
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A Metro Trains employee has won a prized Australasian Railway Association (ARA) scholarship for thinking big and proposing a new idea for a train monitoring system. Read more
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