Railway stations

Follow up of managing the level crossing removal program

This audit was conducted to see if the Department of Transport, and the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority, had effectively addressed recommendations made in an earlier (2017) audit report.

National transport regulatory reform

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to assess the economic impact of reforms to transport regulation agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008-09. Those reforms relate to heavy vehicle safety and productivity, rail safety and maritime safety. This report outlines...
Conference paper

The power of integrated spatial modelling: RailSmart Planning Wanneroo

This paper discusses a major Smart Cities project, the output of which is an interactive digital platform which tests optimal public transport patronage and employment creation potential of various railway station development options.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Single-decker v double-decker trains: Barry O'Farrell's claim doubtful

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell claims single-decker trains can carry more passengers per hour overall than double-decker trains because people can move on and off more quickly.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Has train punctuality improved under the Napthine Government?

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine claims his Government has "improved train punctuality".
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Did NSW Labor fail to deliver 'a single railway line'?

NSW Premier Mike Baird claims Labor did not deliver a single railway line when in government.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Did Infrastructure Australia say Queensland's Cross River Rail project is not needed until 2036?

The Leader of One Nation in Queensland, Steve Dickson, says Infrastructure Australia has said the Cross River Rail project is "not needed" until 2036.

Fast train fever: why renovated rail might work but bullet trains won’t

This report shows that while a bullet train may be a captivating idea, it’s not realistic for Australia. Our population is small and spread over vast distances; the countries most like us – Canada and the United States – don’t have bullet trains either.

Freight outcomes from regional rail upgrades

This audit examines whether regional rail upgrades are improving rural freight outcomes in a timely and cost-efficient way.

National rail action plan

This plan is an agreed set of actions that will be undertaken by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments and key members of the rail industry.