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Light Rail 2019

Light rail: Shaping a sustainable future

4-5 March 2019 | Crown Melbourne

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We are developing a forward-looking agenda that will showcase the industry’s capabilities, drive for innovation and collaboration and contribution to a livable and sustainable society that benefits all.

Topics will include:

  • Project updates
  • Finance, procurement and funding options
  • Planning, design, delivery and asset management
  • Customer engagement and experience: Ensuring passengers feel safe, confident, empowered and informed
  • Data and disruption
  • Signalling, communications, control systems and integration
  • Meeting future passenger, traffic and network capacity needs
  • Emerging technologies and designing the next generation of trams

Join us in 2019!


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Site Tour

Visit to Bombardier Rail Vehicles Production Site at Dandenong

Tuesday 5 March 2019, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Attendees will experience first-hand how Bombardier designs, manufactures and delivers reliable, safe and sustainable transport in a world of urban growth and digital design. With its manufacturing headquarters in Dandenong, South-East Melbourne, Bombardier has enjoyed more than 60 years in Australia and employs a workforce of over 1,000 operating across all states and rail ecosystems.

As a rail technology leader, Bombardier provides the full spectrum of rail solutions, from the manufacture of commuter trains and trams to the supply of complete rail transportation systems and system integration. With its local engineering and manufacturing capabilities, Bombardier also provides solutions for signalling, propulsion and control technology, asset management and through-life support.

All visitors are to wear closed in shoes, no heels. All other PPE (ie; bump cap, specs and reflective vest) will be provided by Bombardier on site. Attendees will depart from and return to the Crown Promenade Melbourne following the tour.

* The Site Tour is at full capacity, if you would like to attend please see Informa Staff at the registration desk onsite *

Conference Dinner

NEW TO 2019!
LIGHT RAIL 2019 CONFERENCE DINNER – Showtime Events Centre


Guest speaker:
Steve Sammartino, Futurist and Business Technologist

Take centre stage at this year’s Light Rail Dinner!

The Showtime Events Centre, formerly known as Shed 11, formed part of the dining hall in this historic docking area. With its mix of legacy and modernity, the venue provides the perfect character to celebrate innovation and share learnings and lessons with colleagues after an invigorating day of networking.

Starting with pre-dinner drinks at 6.30pm, the dinner is open exclusively to conference delegates, speakers and their guests. Be sure to join us in a night of relaxed networking for one of the true highlights in the rail industry calendar.
Register at the time of your conference booking.

Showtime Events Centre
61 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf 3006

The ARA Light Rail Conference Dinner has now reached capacity.
For any dinner enquiries or to see if places are available, please visit the Registration Desk on Monday 4th March outside the Crown Conference Hall during our ARA Light Rail Conference.
Alternatively, please email your enquiry to

when & where

04 - 05 Mar 2019

Crown Conference Hall
Level 2 – Crown Promenade Melbourne
8 Whiteman Street
(Queensbridge St end of the Crown complex)
(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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