Key Issues

The rail industry is broad and far-reaching across both Australia and New Zealand, not only in the vast distances our networks cover, but also the many topics and areas of specialty within the industry.
On these pages we attempt to outline some of the key areas of the industry and projects of the ARA in a concise format.
To ensure we best engage with and represent our 150 plus member organisations, we split rail into four sectors: 

Alongside these are specific projects and areas of the industry such as: Environment and Safety, Workplace Development issues such as developing a younger workforce and encouraging Women in Rail and the Rail Industry Worker Program. Technological issues such as Project i-Trace, the Smart Rail route map and our role in rail Telecommunications are also integral to the work the ARA does in advocating for the development of and uptake of new technology in the rail industry.