ROAD AND RAIL

We work at local, regional and whole-network scales, bringing together real-time data captured in the field, upcoming forecast weather, and operational thresholds to predict and manage risks.  

OUR SERVICES

We develop software and technology to minimise operational and investment costs over large-scale transport networks. They allow a number of different datasets to be brought together and integrated with Route Operations Control Centres; including weather predictions, gauged data, our Australia-wide flood maps, track/road position and elevation.  This is used to simplify network-wide logistics, decrease downtime and provide the foundation to prioritise asset and infrastructure investment against extreme weather.

Understand your flood risk

Our Australia-wide flood maps and new data collection tools are used to evaluate large-scale risks at network-wide scales, considering SoP, immunity, AATOS for track, roads, bridges culverts, etc.

Technology: FloodMaps GISmapp

Prioritising Investment

Risk-based assessment, mapping, analysis and prioritisation of stormwater and flood defence infrastructure over entire networks to develop long-term infrastructure investment plans.

Our Technology: JScreen

Forecasting Disruption

Route-wide early warning systems for flow, scour, operational delays, OH&S or damage to third parties; for pre-emptive works, storage of ballast, stockpile drawdown or notification of delays to rolling stock.

Our Technology: ForeCoast Rail

OUR TECHNOLOGIES

Mobile data collection and online management

A super fast flood model  using GPU technology

Flood infrastructure screening and impact assessment

Operational management and forecasting for the transport sector

OUR PROJECTS

Road and rail impact assessment due to Cyclone Debbie

​​A post-event analysis using our Australia-Wide flood maps, and event forecasting outputs from Cyclone Debbie.  This project considered the impacts to all QLD railways and road networks, due to either storm surge or flooding processes.  The analysis revealed the following inundation statistics:

Flooded land: Storm Surge: 87,500ha; fluvial flooding: 511,500ha

Length of highways: Storm Surge: 9.8km;  fluvial flooding: 177km    

Local roads: Storm Surge: 7.6km;  fluvial flooding: 730km  

Railways: Storm surge: 17km;  fluvial flooding: 106km.

Large-Scale Culvert Prioritisation Assessments

A project using the JScreen culvert blockage analysis tool along the Peninsula Link, to adapt the tool to Australian transport networks and local hydrology. It was applied over 130km from the Peninsula Link to Glenburn, analysing 122 waterway crossings and culverts. It simulated flooding under multiple return periods (from the Q20 to Q1500), under three climate change scenarios (present day, +10% inflow, +20% inflows) and two blockage scenarios (clear and 100% blocked), using a hydraulic model resolution between 30m to 5m.

Weather Forecasting for Proactive Maintenance of Transport Networks

​A project to develop pre-emptive asset management protocols for the transport sector.  The project adapted the JFlow hydraulic model to allow dynamic links with BoM weather forecasts and local road networks using the JFlow-FEWS adaptor. 

This integrated system can turn rainfall forecasts into depth, extent and flow estimates to reduce risk to transport network assets. In this way the system ‘downscales’ regional weather forecasts to an asset-specific level to allow proactive maintenance

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