International Railway Summit

Australian Rail Track Corporation to seek expert solutions at 8th International Railway Summit

Press release   •   Apr 09, 2019 08:00 BST

The Australian Rail Track Corporation, the organisation that manages the bulk of the interstate rail network of Australia, will take part at the 8th International Railway Summit in New Delhi, India, sharing ideas, and seeking solutions for major ongoing and future projects. The summit will be held on 20-22 November 2019.

The Government-owned Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) enables the transit of hundreds of freight and passenger trains every day over 8500 km of track in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. This network services all the country’s major state capitals, freight centres, and ports.

ARTC’s main responsibilities and aims are the sale of network access to operators, developing new business, managing train operations, maintaining the network, and the injection of capital investment. The corporation has invested billions towards the construction and upgrading of the network in a bid to strengthen the competitivity of rail freight.

Accordingly, ARTC are currently leading the construction of the largest freight rail infrastructure project in Australia, the €6.8bn, 1,700km Inland Rail, a line they will also own and maintain. The project will connect the 2nd and 3rd largest cities in Australia, Melbourne and Brisbane, and promises to deliver freight between the two in less than 24 hours.

Tony Frazer, Director Asset Management, will represent ARTC at the 8th International Railway Summit and take part in pre-arranged one-to-one consultation meetings with matched technical experts.

Organisations interested in learning more about International Railway Summit and about how they can participate in the event can visit http://www.irits.org or contact the organisers, IRITS Events.

International Railway Summit is a meeting of senior executives representing the world’s key rail operators, rail infrastructure management companies, national and local governments, rolling stock manufacturers and a wide range of solution providers.

International Railway Summit provides a 'matchmaking' service between rail industry leaders ('buyers') and technical experts, based on buyer delegates' project requirements and the proven expertise of large and small suppliers that we have carefully handpicked. Based on this matchmaking, buyer delegates attend one-to-one consultation sessions with suitable suppliers during the annual summit.

In addition to the one-to-one meetings, delegates also attend a conference programme given by key industry leaders and experts and network over lunches and dinners with their counterparts and industry colleagues from all over the world. International Railway Summit is hosted by IRITS Events. 

The 8th edition will take place in New Delhi, India on 20-22 November 2019. The 9th edition will be held in Warsaw, Poland on 19-21 February 2020. International Railway Summit is hosted by IRITS Events Ltd. To find out more visit www.irits.org.