Posted September 25, 2018 04:13:33Rail transport models that require more than one rail carrier to move a given number of trains have been criticised by transport experts.
Key points:The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) said the models were “not fit for purpose”The model had been recommended by a parliamentary committeeThe model, which has been criticised for its poor performance, was reviewed by the National Rail Transport Authority (NRTA) and the Federal Government.
The NRTA said it was reviewing the model to see whether it would be suitable for future rail transport infrastructure projects.
Key Points:The ANAO said it recommended a model that could transport up to 865 trains, and could transport trains up to 400 kilometres in a single journey.
But the ANAo said it found the model did not meet the required standards for safe and efficient operation.
The models were described as “unworkable” in a report released on Tuesday.
“The models have a high risk of not achieving the required operational performance,” the ANT said in its report.
“They were not fit for the purpose of the model in the current context.”
The models are a cornerstone of the Australian Rail Transport Infrastructure (ARTI) model, the first phase of which was introduced in 2015.
It is one of the main ways that the Federal government funds and runs rail infrastructure projects in Australia.
The ANT report also found that the models “have a high failure rate” of over 90 per cent.
The model was introduced by the NRTB in 2015 as part of the ARTI model.
The report found that only 3 per cent of the models carried on the trains carried on its own freight and passenger rail services.
“These models are an important component of the rail network and have been in service for decades,” the report said.
“However, the model is not fit to scale and is unable to meet current and future demand demands.”
The model is designed to allow operators to “implement the best practices in rail transport management” to improve the performance of rail transport models.
The Transport Minister, Simon Birmingham, has said that the ANTAO report did not show the model was fit for operation.
“As we’ve said previously, the ANMAO report has not found the ANTE models to be fit for a particular purpose,” he said.
He said that “the Government is considering the ANSA model as a model for future railway infrastructure”.
The ANTAB’s report has also been criticised over the model’s performance.
“Despite having received a good deal of media attention and a number of public inquiries in recent years, the models performance has been little studied by the ANAMAO or other public authorities, and there has been no rigorous evaluation of their effectiveness,” the audit said.’
No evidence’ for modelling flawsThe report said that while the models had “significant strengths”, they had “no evidence of performance improvement”.
“There is also no evidence of a specific cost saving from the use of the modelling,” the paper said.
The audit also found the models could not accurately predict how trains would behave during high demand events.
“This is a key challenge in rail infrastructure design, particularly during high-demand events, when the capacity of the system increases and there is a need to optimise the rail transport system,” the assessment said.
It said the ANTS models had been designed to minimise the impact on the passenger, freight and freight train services.
The agency said that a number more model options were being considered.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) also found problems with the models and said it would “review its analysis of the ANTP model”.
“While the ANTC and the ANCA do not recommend particular model, we note that the model as presented by the Australian Government has some deficiencies in its design and execution,” it said.
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