The Australasian Railway Association has said that prioritising innovation will provide the certainty needed to support increased private sector investment and would drive skills development and jobs creation in the rail industry.
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The ARA has welcomed the policy that will support a strong Australian rail manufacturing sector and strengthen the supply chain.
Australia's 2020-21 Federal Budget is funding and fast-tracking several rail projects, including $102.3 million for METRONET high capacity signalling in Western Australia.
By making the projects part of the budget, ARA has highlighted the opportunity to invest in jobs-creating projects across the country.
The Victorian Government in Australia has exercised the option for additional VLocity trains, which will be a mix of broad and standard-gauge vehicles.
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has welcomed new funding to support the delivery of the Tamworth Intermodal Rail Line to ensure greater use of rail freight in the regions.
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has welcomed the announcement of a $28 million project to build a direct rail freight line between the Port of Melbourne and Dandenong South.
The Inland Rail project, which is 15 years in the making, is set to deliver significant national benefits for the Australian rail freight sector.
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has welcomed more than $300 million in additional funding for the Regional Rail Revival programme to help create more infrastructure jobs in Victoria.
The two-year strategic plan will see the ARA support the development of rail freight to create stronger connections between cities and regions.
The survey found that the Australian rail industry considers the continuation of infrastructure projects as the top support priority amidst COVID-19.
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s response to the recent 'Building Up & Moving Out' report which highlights the critical role rail will continue to play in the development of Australia’s cities and freight networks.
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has called for new national standards to simplify government tendering processes for rail projects and help speed the post-COVID-19 recovery.
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that an industry oversight group is to be established to lead the development and implementation of a state-of-the-art train management system.