Industry Capability Reports

  • Rail, Education and Training Cover

    Rail, Education and Training (PDF, 1.68MB)

    This industry capability report provides an overview of Australian capability in the rail, education and training sector, including examples of some of the many Australian companies with specialist expertise.

  • Heavy Haul, Intermodal and Freight Rail Cover

    Heavy Haul, Intermodal and Freight Rail (PDF, 2.1MB)

    An overview of Australian capability in the heavy haul, intermodal and freight rail industries, including examples of some of the many Australian companies with specialist expertise.

Cutting-edge products and services

The Australian Rail industry employs more than 110,000 people directly and indirectly and is the sixth largest network in the world. Rail in Australia underpins the national economy and is at the forefront of innovation, productivity and world’s best practice.

Australia's heavy haul railways carry some of the world's heaviest and longest freight-trains. We operate the world’s largest light rail system and specialise in technology, services, education and software for the rail sector.

Australian rail continues to push the limits of efficiencies for business across the world. Our heavy investment in technological advancement and product development will ensure we continue to be a competitive player within the global market place.

Australian Rail Industry at InnoTrans 2016

Australia’s rail industry at InnoTrans is one of the most modern and sophisticated in the world and showcases our world leading capabilities in areas such as planning, engineering and design, technology, monitoring and control systems, education, systems integration, operations, maintenance, safety, standards and security.

Australia’s capability spans heavy haul, metro, light rail and even niches in high speed rail. We are renowned for our innovation, flexibility, and ability to operate efficiently and reliably in extreme climates and remote locations.

This matches the opportunities in the regions and markets that will be present at InnoTrans – such as for resource-related heavy haul rail networks in the GCC, South America, India, and South Asia; metro and light rail networks in rapidly urbanising South America, GCC, Asia; and global third country partnerships with rolling stock manufacturers, engineering firms and contractors.

View the Australian Railway Industry Participant Directory for InnoTrans 2016 (PDF 2.52MB).

Useful links

On Track to 2040 - The Rail Technology Roadmap

Industry Associations