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Light Rail 2017

Light Rail Conference & Exhibition. Transforming the urban transport landscape. Register for the conference today!

21 - 22 February 2017 | Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise

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Thank you to everyone who attended and supported Light Rail 2016. With the largest light rail network in the world (250km of track) Melbourne proved an excellent host for this industry leading event. 

We enjoyed presentations from Jerusalem, Manchester and key projects around Australia and would like to thank each speaker and sponsor for their time and commitment.

A huge thank you to Bombardier for hosting an exclusive tour for us at their Dandenong Rail Vehicles Production Site on the afternoon of the 2nd Day. The tour proved a perfect conclusion to two days of discussion.

Light rail is increasingly being adopted as a key component of effective integrated public transport in many Australasian cities. From the successful launch, and now stage two development, of Queensland's G:Link to the planning of Newcastle's 2.7km line and the ongoing CBD and South East Light Rail project in Sydney, we are seeing a renaissance for light rail transit in Australia. New and ongoing investment is highlighting light rail as the transport mode of choice for governments to effectively, efficiently and sustainably move its people into the future. 

The Australasian Railway Association and Informa are proud to be bringing the 4th annual Light Rail Conference and Exhibition to the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast is a hub of light rail activity and the perfect place to host Light Rail 2017.

The rapidly growing conference and exhibition offers a unique opportunity for professionals involved in manufacturing, the planning and delivery of projects and operational executives, to hear cutting-edge case studies and learn from successful projects in Australasia and throughout the world.


We invite submissions to present at Light Rail 2017. Technical papers and case studies in the following areas are welcome:

  • Project delivery case studies
  • Planning and financing projects
  • Safety systems and collision avoidance technology
  • Human factors/ergonomics
  • Ticketing/smart cards
  • Data collection
  • Customer care
  • Security/use of CCTV
  • Integration with other transport modes and land use planning
  • Maintenance/condition monitoring
  • Power transmission
  • Communications/signalling
  • Rollingstock technology

Presenters who are successful will be notified in early October. The deadline for submissions is Friday 30th September 2016. Please note that conference registration is complimentary for all speakers. Submissions should avoid being commercial and should focus on innovation and best practice case studies.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 150 words, including the presentation title and the name and job title of the proposed speaker to


Site tour confirmed:

Light Rail Site Tour: Light Rail Depot Facility in Southport

22 February 2017, 15.00 - 17.00 

Attendees will visit the Bombardier depot that allows the Gold Coast’s custom designed FLEXITY 2 trams to be maintained, cleaned and stabled overnight. The light rail control centre is located at the depot which also includes four tracks under the depot shed for maintenance staff to work under cover.

More details to follow

(Places are strictly limited to 30 attendees, so register for the conference now to reserve your spot.)


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