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New academia-industry coalition to boost research, innovation for Australian railways

Five leading Australian universities are joining forces to establish the Australian Railway and Innovation Network (AusRRIN), which will help deliver the critical railway research and innovation necessary for the future of Australia’s railways. 

Federal gov’t unveils Rail Industry Innovation Council’s chair, members

The Australian Government has established a new Rail Industry Innovation Council to streamline practices that will drive growth in the industry. 

ARA welcomes Rio Tinto’s commitment to bring rail car manufacturing to the Pilbara

Australian mining giant Rio Tinto is partnering with Gemco Rail in an approximately $150 million deal to purchase 100 locally manufactured iron ore rail cars in the Pilbara over the next six years – a move described by the Australasian Railway Association as a “significant milestone” for local manufacturing and the environment.

Gov’ts, rail industry ink agreement to improve rail network across Australia

The Australian and Victorian Governments, as well as the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) on behalf of senior rail industry leaders, have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to enhance the interoperability of the rail network in the country.

ARA pushes for national policy in rolling stock procurement

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) is seeking the establishment of a national content policy for rolling stock procurement after a report revealed that governments could have saved $1.85 billion over the last decade if efficient local content policies have been established across Australia. 

Over 2000 rail industry professionals in Brisbane for AusRAIL 2022

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) is set to welcome more than 2000 rail industry professionals to the AusRAIL 2022 Conference and Exhibition this week at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Developing a Smart Rail Route Map for Australia’s rail industry

The Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has teamed up with the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and Deakin University to develop a Smart Rail...

Bombardier showcases Victoria’s manufacturing capability at Light Rail 2016  

Bombardier Transportation, the sole manufacturer of light rail vehicles in Australia, is the Gold Sponsor of the Australasian Railway Association’s (ARA) 2016 edition of...

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