Australasian Rail Industry Awards

 

 

The Australasian Rail Industry Awards Gala Dinner is the premier industry event recognising the outstanding achievements by individuals and organisations in the Australian and New Zealand rail industries. The 2019 dinner, held in Sydney, was a sold out event, with oer 500 people in attendance to acknowledge and celebrate the industry’s great achievers.
 
More information about the Australasian Rail Industry Awards Gala Dinner is available on the Australasian Rail Industry Awards webpage available here.
 
Nominations for 2020 will open in January click here to nominate or further information - nominations are open to any individual working in the Australasian rail industry and organisation operating in or affiliated to rail (in Australia and New Zealand only). The Awards promote diversity, excellence and innovation all for the betterment of rail - we encourage all to participate. 
 
2020 Awards Gala Dinner
 
  • When: Thursday 2 July 2020
  • Time: 6.30pm pre-dinner drinks, dinner and award presentations from 7.00pm, the evening will conclude by 11.00pm
  • Where: Palladium, Crown Events Melbourne
  • Cost (incl GST): Individual tickets $220 per person, Table of 10 tickets $2,200 per person
  • Register: will open in 2020, contact events@ara.net.au 
  • Further information: click here
 

2019 Australasian Rail Industry Award Winners (further information available here)

  • Career Achievement Award - Denise Sclater, NSW TrainLink
  • Customer Service Award - Keolis Downer Gold Coast, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games delivery - light rail
  • Employee Engagement Award - Sydney Trains, Rail Operations Centre (ROC) Program - People and Change Team
  • Frank Franklyn Young Rail Specialist Award - Simon Lehman, John Holland
  • Freight Rail Excellence Award - Rio Tinto, AutoHaul®
  • Innovation and Technology Award - Laing O'Rourke, Toolbox Spotter
  • Permanent Way Institution Young Achiever Award (PWI) - Jarod Wakefield, John Holland
  • Rail Sustainability Award - Downer Rollingstock Services approach and achievements towards Environmental Sustainability Management
  • Safety Award (joint winners) - V/Line, SPAD Reduction Management and Prescribe Australia, Aurizon and JPC – Knuckle Lifting Solution
  • Systems Engineering Award (IRSE)  - Frank Bartolo, FMB Signalling
  • TrackSAFE Foundation Award (joint winners) - Queensland Rail – ‘Heavy Metal Stops for No One’ safety campaign and John Holland Rail – Operations and Maintenance of the Country Regional Network NSW on behalf of TfNSW
  • Workforce Diversity Award - Transdev, Belonging at Transdev – embracing diversity and inclusion
  • Young Rail Professional Award (RTSA) - Mark Xerri, WSP

2018 Australasian Rail Industry Award Winners 

  • Career Achievement Award - Peter Hands, Pacific National
  • Customer Service Award - Sydney Trains, Customer Service Transformation
  • Employee Engagement Award - Laing O'Rourke, Hunter Valley Operations - Next Gear Implementation & Tactics
  • Frank Franklyn Young Rail Specialist Award (RTAA) - Andrew Kelly, CPB Contractors
  • Freight Rail Excellence Award - TasRail, A Journey to Safety, Performance & Operational Excellence
  • Innovation and Technology Award - Metro Trains Melbourne, Uninterruptible Power Supply for Melbourne Signalling Network
  • Permanent Way Institution Young Achiever Award (PWI) - Abdul Karim Jamal, John Holland Group
  • Rail Sustainability - Byron Bay Railroad Company, Modification of Diesel Multiple Unit Rail Cars to Solar Powered Electric Operation
  • Safety Award - Australian Rail Track Corporation, Pathway to Zero Safety Strategy
  • Systems Engineering Award (IRSE) - Trevor Moore, Australian Rail Track Corporation
  • TrackSAFE Award - NSW TrainLink, Trauma Management Program
  • Workforce Diversity Award - Level Crossing Removal Authority, Training for the Future & the Rail Academy Newport
  • Young Rail Professional Award (RTSA) (joint winners) - Laura Edwards, Metro Trains Melbourne/Ryan Holt, Australian Rail Track Corporation

 

2017 Australasian Rail Industry Award Winners

  • Career Achievement Award - Ben Lombardo, Speno Rail Maintenance
  • Customer Service Award - Metro Trains Melbourne
  • Employee Engagement Award - NSW TrainLink
  • Frank Franklyn Young Rail Specialist Award (RTAA) - James Donovan, Metro Trains Melbourne
  • Freight Rail Excellence Award - KiwiRail
  • Innovation and Technology Award - Sydney Trains
  • Permanent Way Institution Young Achiever Award (PWI) - Rebecca Coffey, Lycopodium
  • Safety Award - Australian Rail Track Corporation
  • Systems Engineering Award (IRSE) - Zdenka Wright, Metro Trains Melbourne
  • TrackSAFE Award - NSW TrainLink
  • Workforce Diversity Award - Brookfield Rail
  • Young Rail Professional Award (RTSA) - Gordon Baulch, Metro Trains Melbourne

 

 2016 Australasian Rail Industry Award Winners

  • Career Achievement – Lindsay Holt, Laing O’Rourke
  • Career Achievement – Peter Smith, SCT Logistics
  • Customer Service Award - Sydney Trains Customer Service Mobility Team
  • Employee Engagement Award - Queensland Rail – SPAD Men and Women Creative Challenge
  • Frank Franklyn Young Rail Specialist Award - Paul Trask, Coleman Rail
  • Innovation & Technology Award - Sydney Trains, Track Geometry Index
  • Permanent Way Institution Young Achiever Award - Luke Cunningham, John Holland
  • RTSA Young Rail Professional Award - Samuel Lilley, CPB Contractors
  • Safety Award - NSW TrainLink – Personal Safety Cameras
  • Suppliers Export Achievement Award - Geomatic Technologies
  • IRSE Systems Engineering Award - Scott Walker, Metro Trains Melbourne
  • TrackSAFE Award - Luke Martin, Metro Trains Melbourne
  • Workforce Diversity Award - Australian Rail Track Corporation

 

 2015 Australasian Rail Industry Award Winners

  • Business Sustainability – Transport for NSW 
  • Career Achievement – John Langron, Sydney Trains 
  • Corporate - Transport for NSW, Waratah Train PPP Project 
  • Customer Service - Queensland Rail 
  • Employee Engagement – Keolis Downer 
  • Frank Franklyn Young Rail Specialist – Hassan Boussi, Sydney Trains 
  • Individual - Paul D’Alessio, Metro Trains Melbourne 
  • Innovation & Technology - TTG Transportation Technology 
  • Permanent Way Institution Young Achiever - Mark Xerri, Parsons Brinckerhoff 
  • Safety – Downer 
  • Suppliers Export Achievement - TTG Transportation Technology 
  • Systems Engineering – Noel Burton, Siemens NZ 
  • TrackSAFE Foundation – Metro Trains Melbourne 
  • Workforce Diversity - Metro Trains Melbourne 
  • Young Rail Engineer - Calvin Li, Metro Trains Melbourne 
  • Young Rail Professional – Daniel Chaplin, Downer Rail 

 

2014 Australasian Rail Industry Award Winners

  • Career Achievement Award - Norm Grady, Metro Trains Melbourne
  • Corporate Award - Brookfield Rail
  • Customer Service Award - Chloe Alsop, Metro Trains Melbourne
  • Individual Award - Amanda Edsall, V/Line
  • Innovation and Technology Award - John Holland
  • Rail Contractors Engineer of the Year Award - Tayne Evans, Thiess
  • Safety Award - Thiess
  • Systems Engineering Award - Ian Joyner, Queensland Rail
  • Young Rail Engineer Award - Esther Warren, John Holland
  • Young Rail Professional Award - Mathieu Gonzalez, North Strathfield Rail Underpass Alliance
  • Workforce Diversity Award - Aurizon
  • TrackSAFE Foundation Award - Aurizon

 

2013 Australasian Rail Industry Award Winners

  • Career Achievement Award - Kevin Kinsella, Brookfield Rail
  • Corporate Award - Downer Rail Cardiff Testing and Commissioning Team
  • Individual Award - Jo-Anne Galea, Genesee & Wyoming
  • Safety Innovation and Improvement Award - Australian Crane & Machinery Pty Ltd
  • Young Achiever Award - Marcus Avdyl, Metro
  • Customer Service Award - Evans & Peck

 

More Information

Please visist the Australasian Rail Industry Awards website or contact ARA Events Manager events@ara.net.au or on (02) 6270 4527.