Rail links and Sydney's Airports

Let’s get real about High Speed Rail in Australia

Let’s get real about High Speed Rail in Australia - Presentation Speech

Predicting Rail’s Share of Airport Passenger Ground Access Movements

Airport Site Selection for Sydney

Strategies for System Capacity Enhancement

Publications, Presentations and Speeches

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Airport Site Selection for Sydney European Transport Conference Goethe University Frankfurt 30th September 2013 Peter Thornton Lead Author (with Gary Milner and Sofie Mason-Jones) and subsequently at Institute for Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney, March 2014, School of Civil Engineering University of Sydney and Massachusetts Institute of Technology October 2014

Chairman’s Opening Address High Speed Rail World 2011 Sydney 2011

An Update on the Realities and Prospect for High Speed Rail in Australia Address to the 1St IQPC Asian HSR Conference Hong Kong June 2011

Realities for High Speed Rail in Australia 25 March 2011 Address for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia Melbourne.

High Speed Rail in Australia 8th March 2011 Address to RTSA/NTEC HST Seminar Melbourne

High Speed Rail in Australia February 2011 Address to the Urban Transport World Sydney 2011 Conference.

Prospects for High Speed Rail in Australia Address to the 7th World Congress on High Speed Rail Beijing December 2011

High Speed Rail in Australia 2010 - Opening Address and presentation to the High Speed Rail Australia 2010 Conference Sydney 24 August 2010 and Day One conference Chair.

High Speed Rail in the Australian Context Day Two Keynote Address to the Asian High Speed Rail Conference Hong Kong 13 July 2010 and presentation on behalf of the CRC for Rail Innovation and Day Two Conference Chair.

Occasional Address to the Graduates from the School of Information Technologies and School of Civil Engineering, the Great Hall of Sydney University, May 2007 on the theme of “A journey of professional exploration”.

The Future for Rail – A Perspective for Australia Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering National Symposium “New technology for Infrastructure – the World of tomorrow” Sydney 2006

Forecasting the Demand for High Speed Rail on the East Coast of Australia, Douglas N.J. and Thornton P., paper presented at the 27th Australasian Transport Research Forum, Adelaide, October 2004.

Studies for An Australian East Coast Very High Speed Train presented at the CORE Conference of the IEAust at Wollongong, Australia in November 2002

Studies for An Australian East Coast Very High Speed Train presented at the EurailSpeed 2002 Conference in Madrid, October 2002

The Case for Sydney’s Next Urban Railway: The Macquarie Railway (with A Wardrop) presented at 5th Annual Conference on Railway Engineering and Operations.

Strategic Planning for the Port of Newcastle (with G Sticka) presented at the Port Harbour & Offshore Engineering Conference, Brisbane 1988.

Redevelopment of Berths 5 and 6, White Bay for Roll-on, Roll-off Shipping Terminal (with L Gomes) - presented at I.E. Australian Conference on Port Harbour and Offshore Engineering held in Sydney, August 1986

The Parramatta River - A Case Study of Planning for a Waterway (with I.R.P. White) - presented at I.E. Australian Conference on Port Harbour and Offshore Engineering held in Sydney, August 1986.

A Scenario Approach to Airport Evaluation in Remote Communities: with particular reference to the Pilbara Region of north-western Australia (with D A Hensher) - 11th Australian Transport Research Forum Darwin, May 1985.

An Approach to Integrated Computer Aided Design and Drafting for Bridges. ARRB/NAASRA Seminar on Practices and Developments in Bridge Design -. Brisbane September 1985.

Environmental Factors in Airport Development - Macdonald Wagner Technical Quarterly No. 8, January 1984.

Engineering for the Community - A Changing Perspective - Macdonald Wagner Technical Quarterly No. 5, November 1982.

Loading and Impact Effect on Mine Haul Road Bridges - Macdonald Wagner Technical Quarterly No. 4, April 1982.