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ARA Light Rail 2021

17-18 March 2021 | Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

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Thank you to all the speakers, sponsors and delegates who ensured the success of the ARA’s 7th annual Light Rail Conference in Canberra in March. The 2020 conference brought together over one hundred and ninety people including operators, manufacturers, contractors and industry and government stakeholders of every level across the light rail sector to hear cutting-edge case studies, project updates and learn from successful projects in Australasia and the world.

In welcoming delegates, ARA CEO Caroline Wilkie spoke about the key benefits of reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse emissions that have led to new Light Rail networks being built in the Gold Coast, Newcastle, Canberra and Sydney in recent years, and the ongoing success of the Melbourne tram network, the largest in the world.

ACT Transport Minister Chris Steel announced the ACT Government would commission pre-feasibility studies for Light rail stages 3 and 4, extending the network further into Canberra’s suburbs and to the airport.

Delegates heard project updates on Canberra, Sydney and Parramatta Light Rail, and the latest international developments in new technology and systems. The Conference heard panel discussions on urban rejuvenation, and data and customer service. There were also two technical streams addressing best practice and the latest developments in safety, innovation, planning, and design as well as a site tour of the Canberra Metro operations (CMET) depot.

There were many highlights including the insights from Tilo Franz and his Canberra Metro Operations (CMET) team about how they have not only met, but exceeded their targets for availability, punctuality and reliability and the conference dinner, proudly hosted by Bombardier, at the National Portrait Gallery.

A recurring theme throughout the event was the benefits industry can gain from improved collaboration and learnings from each other’s projects. We look forward to continuing to facilitate this exchange of ideas and networking and welcoming you to Light Rail 2021!

2020 Sponsors

 

2020 Exhibitors

2020 Partner

2020 Lead Sponsor Profile

CAF is a global leader in the design, manufacture, supply, maintenance and refurbishment of all types of rolling stock with a presence across 5 continents. We deliver railway solutions including financing, signalling, subsystems and engineering services with state of the art technology. Our commitment to delivering custom-tailored solutions, coupled with a focus on technological advancements and sustainable transport products, makes CAF a company that stands for its customers.

www.caf.net

2020 Sponsor Brochures

To view our sponsor’s corporate flyers, click on their logo below.

   

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Site Tour

TECHNICAL SITE TOUR | Canberra Metro Operations (CMET) Depot

Thank you to Canberra Metro Operations (CMET) who provided a guided tour of the CMET Depot and the opportunity to learn more about the operations and maintenance of this world leading light rail service.

when & where

17 - 18 Mar 2021

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
11 Jamison St, Sydney NSW 2000
+ 61 2 9696 2500
www.amorahotels.com/amora-hotel-jamison-sydney

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Tina Karas
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4408
Tina.karas@informa.com.au

Sarah Ingram
Sponsorship Manager
+61 406 530 043
Sarah.Ingram@informa.com

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