Rail

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 technology, products and services

The Australian Rail industry employs more than 142,000 people directly and indirectly and is the sixth largest network in the world. Rail in Australia contributes over $26 billion to 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 2018

The largest ever Australian rail industry presence at InnoTrans 2018 showcases our innovative capabilities in technology, advanced manufacturing, R&D, services and products, including simulation and visualisation, planning, engineering and design, monitoring and control systems, education and training, systems integration, operations, maintenance, safety, standards and security.

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

View the Australian Railway Industry Participant Directory for InnoTrans 2018 (PDF 6.75MB).

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