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What Does the Future Hold for Australia'S Railway Stations?

What Does the Future Hold for Australia'S Railway Stations?

Australia is home to some of the world’s fastest-growing urban environments. According to the Australasian Railway Association, approximately 35% of the country’s population lives in Sydney and Melbourne, with these figures growing three times as fast as in regional areas. Increasing demand has led to the introduction of new metro and light rail systems.

Wizards of Oz: Training Australia’s Future Rail Engineers

Wizards of Oz: Training Australia’s Future Rail Engineers

Australia’s rail sector has long been intertwined with the fortunes of its better recognised mining industry. The boom experienced by the latter in the last century saw the creation of a more established rail infrastructure, with ample funding coming from central and state government.

However, it is has become apparent that the network – the sixth largest in the world – is at a crossroads, and if it is to become more competitive, a significant upgrade will be required.

How robot trains are boosting Australia’s mining industry

How robot trains are boosting Australia’s mining industry

When a runaway train carrying 238 wagons of iron ore derailed in Australia this month due to human error and equipment failure, it cost BHP Billiton millions of dollars in lost production. But it also turned the spotlight on how replacing people with autonomous technology can boost safety and efficiency in the mining industry.  Rio Tinto is rolling out the world’s first heavy freight driverless rail network in the Pilbara, a remote desert region in Western Australia that supplies half the world’s seaborne iron ore trade.

Sydney Trains gets 'Paris and London' technology upgrade for signal system

Sydney Trains gets 'Paris and London' technology upgrade for signal system


An $880 million investment will digitise NSW's train signal system and allow more trains onto the network, the State Government says, with all lines set to receive the new technology by "the mid 2020s".

The investment, announced by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Sunday, will see "Paris and London" technology come to Sydney and could give the network the capacity to one day run trains every 90 seconds.