Technology and innovation

The ARA launched its research report, Finding the fast track for innovations in the Australasian rail industry in October 2020.
The report calls for rail innovation to be made a national priority through the creation of a new national body and dedicated investment in research and innovation. It confirms the need for a single Australian rail market with a national local content policy, replacing the current state-based and fragmented procurement processes.
With $155 billion in rail investment planned in Australia in the next 15 years, new measures to support innovation are urgently needed to make sure that investment delivers an efficienct, modern and responsive network that meets the needs of the economy and community.
The ARA continues to advocate for policy settings that support stronger innovation and technology adoption in Australia.
Read more on the report and its key findings:
Full report - Finding the fast track for innovation in the Australasian rail industry
Fact sheet - Fast tracking rail innovation
Fact sheet - Innovation in the Australian rail industry
Fact sheet - Rail innovation and the post pandemic opportunity
Policy brief - Fast tracking rail innovation
Media release - Urgent rail innovation focus required as Australia slips further behind
Online launch recording - Major Research: Fast Tracking Rail Innovation - report findings and panel discussion, 22 October, 2020
Online launch slides - Major Research: Fast Tracking Rail Innovation presentation, 22 October, 2020
For more information, contact ARA General Manager Supply Chain Natalie Currey.