26 - 28 April, 2017 | Swissotel, Sydney, NSW

Simon Thomas


Programme Director
Australian Rail Track Corporation


11:20 Case Study – Inland Rail: The Solution to Australia’s Freight Challenge

Inland Rail is the safe, sustainable solution to Australia’s freight challenge and will transform the way we move freight around the country. This new 1700km freight rail line worth $10 Billion will complete the spine of the national freight rail network, providing a road competitive service that will see freight delivered from Melbourne to Brisbane, via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, in less than 24 hours with reliability, pricing and availability that is equal to or better than road. In this session, Simon will speak about the innovations being used to realise this challenging Programme with a focus on the construction of tunnels needed in Queensland’s Little Liverpool and Toowoomba ranges:

  • Inland Rail Service Offering
  • Current Status
  • Innovations for construction of tunnels needed in Queensland


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Simon.

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