Rail has been essential to the growth of Australia and New Zealand for over a century, and will be essential to our future.
Every year, the industry contributes more than $30 billion to our economies.
Did you know that rail produces less carbon emissions than any other form of mass transport? This is why, with the help of new technologies, we’re helping Australia and New Zealand meet net-zero emissions by 2050.
Our industry is made up of forward-thinking people who bring their unique skills and experiences to help us achieve our goals.
Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project. Its construction and operation combine leading-edge technologies, such as:
- autonomous tunnel boring machines
- state-of-the-art communications and control systems
- a new generation of fast and safe driverless metro trains
Each station integrates with the local area. This creates possibilities for community facilities, new homes and green spaces, shops, restaurants, and commercial office spaces.
Rio Tinto’s AutoHaul is the world’s first fully autonomous, long distance, heavy-haul rail network. With no driver on board, the trains carry tonnes of iron ore over hundreds of kilometres. The train are monitored remotely by operators more than 1500 kilometres away.
AutoHaul improves safety by reducing risk through its automated responses to speed restrictions and alarms. It eliminates the need to transport drivers to and from trains mid-journey saving almost 1.5 million kilometres of road travel each year. And it delivers productivity and environmental benefits by using information about the train and rail network topography to calculate and deliver a safe, consistent driving strategy.