Rail is a major part of our economies, and plays an essential and growing role in connecting our cities and towns.
As we move towards net-zero by 2050, reliance on rail is only going to increase. In Australia alone, we need 70,000 more people to help build and manage our rail networks and services over the next decade.
When you join the rail industry, you become part of a legacy that has existed since the first line opened in 1831. Rail has long-supported vital industries including agriculture, resources, manufacturing, trade, and travel.
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Australasian Railway Association
This website is an initiative of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA). The ARA is the peak body for the rail sector in Australia and New Zealand, and represents 200 organisations from across the rail industry. The ARA appreciates the support provided to this initiative by ARA’s Young Leaders Advisory Board and Women in Rail Advisory Committee. We also thank Rio Tinto, Pacific National, John Holland Group, Jacobs, Queensland Rail, Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains, Transdev, Major Transport Infrastructure Authority, Martinus, Aurecon, Canberra Metro Operations, CPB Contractors and UGL for their contributions.