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Field Day 2021 Announcement

21 October 2020

On behalf of the Rail Track Association Australia, we are today announcing the postponement of the Field Day 2021 Event being hosted by the RTAA, which was scheduled to take place in Sydney, in March 2021.

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RTAA Webinar - Rail Career's - 29th October

14 October 2020

Join RTAA with Celeste Young from Victoria University and Ann Tomlinson from Alium Works to discuss training and careers in rail.

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Australian Government's Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program - EOI

25 August 2020

The Australian Government is calling for ideas that can enhance connections to the 1,700km Inland Rail freight line which extends across regional Australia between Melbourne and Brisbane.

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RTAA Webinar - The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Rail 

20 August 2020

The second in the series of planned RTAA webinars. was held on Thursday 20th August 2020. In this edition, the topic was focused on The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Rail.

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RTAA Webinar Meet & Greet Friday 12th June

25 May 2020

The purpose of the first one is to outline who the Rail Track Association (RTAA) is and what we do. The intent is also to allow RTAA to increase its understanding of its members and the rail industry to enhance its value proposition to members and the rail community.

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Annual Dinner 2020

26 March 2020

RTAA/RTSA Annual Dinner 2020 Due to the rapid escalation of the current outbreak and spread of #COVID19, the RTAA and RTSA have made the decision to postpone the RTAA/RTSA Annual Dinner on 26 March

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2019 Frank Franklyn Award Winner

26 March 2020

The RTAA received a strong contingent of nominations for this years 2019 Frank Franklyn Young Rail Specialist Award.

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David Bainbridge recognised at RTAA Annual Awards

26 March 2020

David Bainbridge, the immediate past president was presented with a Life Member Award for his contribution to the RTAA.

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RTAA PAPERS ADDED TO RAIL KNOWLEDGE BANK

25 March 2020

The RTAA is pleased to partner with Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation (ACRI) to make our historical, technical papers available for all via the Rail Knowledge Bank.

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NEWS FROM PREMIER MEMBER: BOMBARDIER

25 March 2020

Bombardier recently announced the appointment of a senior rail industry leader, Paul Brown, as the new managing director for their operations in Australia.

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Winners of the 2019 Members Survey

28 January 2020

The RTAA issued a members survey encouraging members and non-members within the industry to have their input on the future direction of the Association. Prizes were offered to the most innovat

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Four Corners Q&A Night - Changes & Continuous

01 August 2019

RTAA will be leading an industry sharing knowledge event “Four Corners” night where 4 esteemed speakers across industry who will share their knowledge onChanges & Continuous Improvements in

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RTAA Recognises 20 Plus Year Members

21 April 2019

The RTAA held their Annual Dinner on the 3rd April 2019 at the Waterview in Bicentennial Park, Sydney

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2019 RTAA Rail Industry Field Day

08 April 2019

On the 3rd & 4th, April 2019 the RTAA together with event host Sydney Trains held the 8th RTAA Rail Industry Field Day.

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2018 Diversity in Rail Award Winners Announced

07 April 2019

On Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, the winners of the 2018 Australasian Diversity in Rail Award winners were announced.

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RTAA Annual Dinner 2019

01 February 2019

The Dinner will take place on the first evening of the Field Day event. RTAA members and rail colleagues are invited to unwind at this informal industry evening. This is a great opportunity for guests to consolidate their Field Day networking efforts, reaffirm business relationships and enjoy good food, great wine and outstanding company

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Asia Pacific Rail Conference 19 – 20 March 2019, Hong Kong

31 January 2019

Asia Pacific Rail 2019 for the 21st-anniversary conference 19 – 20 March at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

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Safety: A top Priority for Rail Workers Rail Industry Guide to Safety 2018/19

10 January 2019

Pro-Visual Publishing, in partnership with Rail Track Association of Australia (RTAA), the Australian Rail Track Corporation and the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR), has released the latest edition of the Rail Industry Guide to Workplace Safety.

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Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Rail Track Association Australia

01 October 2018

Venue: AusRAIL 2018, Swan Room,  Date & Time: 7.30 - 9am, Tuesday 27 November 2018, starting with breakfast followed by the AGM.

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2018 RTAA Diversity Award Nominations Still Open

26 August 2018

The award seeks to recognise and acknowledge our corporate members who set new standards of excellence in the promotion of diverse and inclusive workforces within their organisation.

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Institution of Railway Signal Engineers Local Joint Meeting - Adelaide

24 August 2018

Thursday 6 September 2018 Time: 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start Venue: Fedora’s Restaurant Hilton Hotel, Corner South Road & Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton SA 5033

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In memory of Richard Wayne Plicha 26 July 1963 to 17 July 2018

22 July 2018

Sadly, Richard Plicha, Technical Manager at voestalpine VAE Railway Systems Pty Ltd Bathurst, recently lost his battle with an aggressive form of cancer.

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RISSB HORIZONS WORKSHOP, BRISBANE

26 March 2018

The RTAA is excited to partner with RISSB for the 2018 Horizons Program for up and coming technical professionals in the rail industry. RTAA President, Tom Kerr and Dr Martin Murray from KCPM Consulting will be facilitating a workshop on future technology in key areas at the launch forum in Brisbane in September.

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2018 Frank Franklyn Winner - Andrew Kelly of CPB Contractors

26 March 2018

After a record number of nominations for the 2018 Frank Franklyn Young Rail Specialist Award we are thrilled to announce the winner is Andrew Kelly of CPB Contractors for his contribution to the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project.

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Diversity Discussion

25 March 2018

The Diversity Discussion is back in 2018! Sharing successful workplace programs and further enhancing our panel discussions from 2017!

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SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING - MARCH 18

18 March 2018

Minutes of the Special General Meeting of the Rail Track Association Australia

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Women in Roads, Rail & Transport Infrastructure Leadership Summit

15 March 2018

The future of the Roads, Rail and Transport Infrastructure sector hinges upon the next generation of great leaders. As research continues to show the value of a diverse leadership team, it becomes increasingly important to reach your potential as a leader.

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Work Place Safety: Don’t go off the Rails - Rail Industry Guide to Safety 2018 – Released

01 March 2018

Pro-Visual Publishing, in partnership with The Rail Track Association of Australia (RTAA) and the Office of the National Rail safety Regulator (ONRSR), has released the latest interactive edition of the Rail Industry Guide to Workplace Safety, to help raise awareness and curb the issue of fatigue and other issues rail workers are presented with on a daily basis.

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Site Tour - Murrumbeena Update

01 March 2018

The RTAA was pleased to offer members and rail colleagues a private tour of the Murrumbeena Hub Site

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Leaders in transport – International Women’s Day celebrations

01 February 2018

Engineers Australia, Railway Technical Society Australia, Transport Australia Society and Rail Track Association Australia invites you to attend our Women in Rail Breakfast to be held in Perth on the 9 Marc

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Frank Franklyn Young Rail Specialist Achievement Award

30 January 2018

The RTAA are pleased to announce that the submissions for the 2018 Frank Franklyn Award are now open!

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Welcome from President

10 January 2018

It is an honour to be addressing you and representing the RTAA as your new president. David Bainbridge has been an outstanding and influential President over the past 7 years. David’s legacy has put us in great stead for the future and he will remain a valuable member contributing to the RTAA management committee

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RTAA Strategy 2018-2020

01 January 2018

The RTAA Strategic Plan has been through a review process and we are currently working on the draft action plans to support the 8 key focus areas that are the differentiators for the RTAA.

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