Pascal Dupond

Pascal is the Managing Director for Alstom in Australia & New Zealand.

Commencing his early career in the Aerospace industry in France, Pascal developed his passion for innovation and the strong foundations for project management, quality, and delivery.

Since joining Alstom and the rail Industry in mid-1990’s, Pascal has amassed close to 30 years’ experience in numerous roles across the industry and throughout the world, including in France, Singapore, China, and Hong Kong. Pascal’s extensive experience covers multiple disciplines including business development, project management, rollingstock manufacture, signalling, infrastructure and turnkey project delivery, on some of the world’s largest and most innovative railway projects.

Emigrating to Australia with his family in 2014, Pascal was appointed Project Director for the Sydney Metro Project, Australia’s first fully automated, driverless metro, and later when appointed Operations Director, overseeing all local operations, the Sydney Light Rail project – Australia’s first ‘wire-free’ tramway. Responsible for the successful technical and commercial delivery of the projects, Pascal’s key achievement was the development of the local delivery teams and overseeing the transfer of the skills and know-how to deliver these innovative technologies to the Australian rail market.

Following the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation in 2021, Pascal was appointed Rollingstock Director, responsible for the delivery of all Alstom Rollingstock projects and manufacturing sites throughout Australia. With an extensive industrial base throughout the country, Pascal has overseen the successful delivery of a number major locally manufactured rollingstock projects in Victoria and has played a vital role in the recent reestablishment of railway manufacturing in Western Australia for the METRONET project in Perth.

Pascal’s priority is always the safety of his employees, and he is a vocal advocate for a diverse and inclusive workplace.  A dynamic and accountable leader, with a focus on strategy, organisation and communication, Pascal is dedicated to ensuring Alstom delivers on its commitments to its customers and their projects.

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AusRAIL Custom Stand Venue guidelines

All temporary structures will be professionally designed, structurally sound and will contain reasonable provision for:

  • Safety of persons to be accommodated in the event of fire including means of egress
  • Prevention of fire
  • Suppression of fire
  • Patrons must give consideration for wheelchair access to the Stand (NCC – Section D3.3) The reduction of the existing level of fire protection is not permissible.

Designers and builders have an obligation to design and construct to these principles and any relevant standards or legislation while meeting the special needs of their client. Parts of these principles include:

  • Stands over 18m2 where roofing is fitted must have a “Smoke Detection Device” and have a fire extinguisher installed. The recommended material for the roofing is “shark tooth” type material that allows water penetration from sprinklers and fire cannon.
  • Audience chairs within a temporary structure must be secured in groups of not less than 4 and not more than 16. Maximum seats in each row must not exceed 8 where there is an aisle at one end only or 16 where there are aisles on both sides of the row. (NCC NSW H101.11.1).