Digital solutions to reduce light rail costs

The benefits of using digital software applications to manage light rail assets and projects will be highlighted at an online event later this month.

Supported by industry representative organization UKTram, the webinar will see experts from software development specialist Bentley Systems highlight how embracing digital technologies can help reduce investment costs.

James Hammett, Managing Director of UKTram, will also be among the guest speakers, offering insight into current challenges facing light rail, while Patrick Gannon from the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive will speak about issues specific to ongoing projects at Sheffield Supertram .

Andy Willetts, Senior Account Manager at Bentley Systems, explained, “The capital cost of light rail can vary significantly, depending on a variety of geographic and technological factors.

“The webinar will review the relevant stages of light rail design while demonstrating how the adoption of digital technologies presents a clear opportunity to reduce costs and, in doing so, unlock improvements in capacity, performance and of security.”

The Wednesday, September 28 event will also focus on using a central data repository to better manage project and asset information, improve collaboration with key stakeholders and supply chain, governance and compliance, and using technology to predict and monitor trends.

James Hammett added: “We are delighted to support this important webinar, hosted by a member of UKTram, which will provide fascinating insight into the benefits of taking a digital approach to project planning and asset management.

“It clearly supports our own ambitions to help overcome barriers to the future expansion of light rail, a mode of transport that can help transform urban areas by stimulating inward investment, improving connectivity and reducing congestion. and associated pollution.

Further information on the webinar, including details on how to reserve a place, can be found here.

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Jose P. Rogers