ARA has welcomed the wide range of rail funding announcements that were confirmed in the Australian government's 2021-22 Federal Budget.
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The two contracts will see Siemens Mobility work to improve the overall efficiency and capacity of the rail network in metropolitan Sydney, Australia.
ARA's Chief Executive Officer outlined that, with the relevant policy reforms, the country can deliver "a strong rail manufacturing and supply sector for the long term."
Network Rail Consulting's Australian subsidiary has successfully extended its Transport for New South Wales System Integrator contract to 2024.
Results from an ARA survey have found that investments into faster rail connections to and from Australian regions should be an immediate priority.
The contract, which began on 31 January 2021, will see Keolis focusing on more frequent services, with an eye on safety and reliability.
By using thermal imaging, optical distance sensors and artificial intelligence, Metro hopes to deter illegal trespassing and keep both passengers and staff safe.
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.
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.
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.