Following the success of AusRAIL PLUS 2017, the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) is delighted to confirm that their flagship event, AusRAIL 2018, is set to be held on 27-28 November at the National Convention and Exhibition Centre in Canberra. It is the first time since 2012 that the event returns to the nation’s capital, which is fitting with the current construction of the Canberra Light Rail Network.

Danny Broad, CEO, ARA, said, “Join us at AusRAIL, the rail industry’s pre-eminent conference and exhibition to hear from rail industry leaders in the Australasian region and beyond.”

Further information and to register your attendance, please visit:

Call for papers

A key component of AusRAIL are the technical stream sessions. The streams are run by the technical committee consisting of members from the Railway Technical Society of Australia (RTSA), the Rail Track Association Australia (RTAA), the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE), the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR).

The technical committee is calling for abstracts surrounding the overall AusRAIL theme: Rail – For a Better Future. If you would like to present a technical research paper at AusRAIL 2018, the deadline for abstracts is 9 March 2018. Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance in May with details of next steps.

For further information and to submit a 400-600 word abstract, please visit

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