Sydney Trains executive joins Rail Manufacturing CRC Board

The Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) is strengthening industry representation on its board following the appointment of Jasbir Tumber, deputy executive director fleet maintenance at Sydney Trains.

Rail Manufacturing CRC chairman Paul Johnson said he is pleased to officially welcome Tumber to the board.

“By bringing the voice from one of Australia’s leading rail operators to the table, his insights will support an even more meaningful dialogue and identification of strong rail research and development opportunities to pursue,” said Johnson.

The Rail Manufacturing CRC works to foster, sponsor and direct collaborative research and commercialisation partnerships in Australia’s rail manufacturing sector.

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Tumber said the it was a great opportunity to serve on the board and he looks forward to making a contribution to advancing the rail industry.

“Rail transport in Australia is undergoing unprecedented levels of investment and there is significant opportunity for operators and industry to work together to innovate and deliver seamless customer focused services,” said Tumber.

In addition to his appointment, the Rail Manufacturing CRC has also recently commenced a project with Sydney Trains on the delivery of predictive maintenance models for their business, in conjunction with the University of Technology Sydney.

Tumber joins existing board members Paul Johnson, Bronwyn Constance, Stuart Thomson, Michael Miller, Michael McLellan and Grant Stanley.