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Light Rail 2020

4-5 March 2020 | Hyatt Canberra

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Informa Australia and the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) are pleased to announce Light Rail 2020. Canberra has been selected as host city, following on from the highly anticipated and successful launch of stage one of the Light Rail network for our nation’s capital. The event will be held at the Hyatt Hotel on 4 and 5 March, 2020.

The conference 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. 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. With investment in light rail at record levels, now it is the time to build a long-term, strategic future 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



Share your learnings, case studies and practical solutions with colleagues and customers across industry.

Forward your submission to the Conference Manager, Tina Karas at Submissions should be 200-400 words and contain your full contact details along with a presentation title, theme and main findings.

Deadline: Friday 20 September 2019


Highlights for 2019 included:

Great networking opportunities and the dinner was excellent
– Transdev Auckland

Learning about the new light rail projects recently delivered or about to be delivered throughout Australia, especially learning about the shared lessons and similar experiences
– Bombardier

Great people with great experience presenting



Young Professionals rate (Under 35)*
The ARA is delighted to offer reduced registration fees to young rail professionals, aged 35 years old and under on 4 March 2020, to attend this year’s ARA Light Rail conference.

Event Images

View images from Light Rail 2019 | Day One & Two


when & where

04 - 05 Mar 2019

Hyatt Canberra
120 Commonwealth Ave
Canberra ACT 2600
+61 (02) 6270 1234

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Please 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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