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Light Rail 2019

Light rail: Shaping a sustainable future

4-5 March 2019 | Crown Melbourne

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Informa Australia and the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) are pleased to announce Light Rail 2019. Returning to Melbourne and the largest urban tramway network in the world, Light Rail 2019 will be located at the Crown Melbourne on 4 and 5 March, 2019.

Across Australasian, light rail is reshaping the transport landscape and transforming the way we travel by offering smart solutions and completing multimodal connections. Light rail provides sustainable, smart and safe solutions to the congestion and capacity challenges currently faced by our cities and regions. IA’s recent ‘Future Cities Report’ projected that by 2046 Australia’s population will increase by 11.8 million people, with about 75% of this increase in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth and recommended an increased investment in public transport infrastructure. With investment in light rail at record levels, now it is the time to build a long-term, strategic future that benefits all.

Light Rail 2019, with a new networking dinner for 2019, will bring together 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.


To ensure we develop a comprehensive, well-rounded programme that addresses the most critical issues, we are inviting topic and speaker submissions for our technical sessions. These sessions are endorsed by the ARA, and represent the perfect opportunity for your organisation to address the Australasian light rail sector in the areas of innovation and industry developments, both on and off the tracks.

Topics may include:

  •  Finance, planning and delivery considerations
  •  Signalling, communications, control systems and integration
  •  Customer experience, safety and behaviour: Ensuring passengers feel safe, confident, empowered and informed
  •  Data and design: Digital engineering and asset management
  •  Meeting future passenger, traffic and network capacity needs
  •  Emerging technologies and designing the next generation of trams

For speaking opportunities and topic suggestions please send through a 300 word abstract to by Friday 9 November. Please forward this email to colleagues/networks who may be interested in contributing feedback.

Join us in 2019!


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Packages Price
Two day conference - Standard rate$2095+GSTEarly Bird
Two day conference - ARA member rate$1676+GSTEarly Bird
Two day conference - Young Rail Professionals rate (Under 35)*$1,047.50+GSTEarly Bird
Two day conference - ARA Young Rail Professionals rate (Under 35)*$838+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Dinner (Non Member) - Single Ticket $180+GST
Dinner (ARA Member) - Single Ticket $144+GST
Dinner (Non Member) - Table of 10 $1620+GST
Dinner (ARA Member) – Table of 10 $1296+GST

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when & where

04 - 05 Mar 2019

Crown Melbourne
8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
(03) 9292 8888

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call on 02 8585 0808.


Still have a question?

Tina Karas
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4408

Sarah Ingram
Sponsorship Manager
+61 411 499 131

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