Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation (ACRI) provides professional, independent applied research, strategic analysis, advice and innovative solutions for the Australasian Rail Industry on significant challenges and opportunities affecting Rail today and into the future.

ACRI TWS & OCMM project overview

2 minute animation video general overview of the ACRI and UOW developed systems engineering tools for graphically planning and understanding the implications of new technology implementation for railway track work and across your entire organisation. To help you understand the possibilities and identify opportunities for your railway business.

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International Union of Railways – COVID-19 measures

A series of potential measures published by the International Union of Railways March 2020.

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Level Crossing Safety Interventions Register

This register, is an initiative of the National Level Crossing Safety Committee,

ACRI Public Research Reports

ACRI publicly available research available here.

Rail Knowledge Bank

NIS / ACRI Rail Knowledge Bank

Developed and maintained by the ARRB Group under the National Interest Services (NIS) program.

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Amber lights at Level Crossings – Research

Posted 19.02.20, at 3:41pm

ACRI is to undertake research to understand better whether the addition of advanced warning through an amber phase is likely to (i) reduce the likelihood of failure to stop at red light signals, and (ii) be implemented in an effective manner at existing active crossings in Australasia.

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Trackside Robotic Research

Posted 19.02.20, at 3:20pm

ACRI together with Newcastle University is pleased to be are commencing research to address trackside worker safety by advancing understanding of robotic deployment opportunities. This project aims to develop a proof-of-concept remotely deployed track isolation/protection solution, seeking to remove the need for personnel to enter the danger zone before isolation…

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ACRI – Disability Workshops

Posted 19.02.20, at 3:10pm

ACRI together with Central Queensland University is continuing to expand on the Horizon scan released in late 2019 by conducting workshops in multiple Australian states to explore initiatives with pilot trial potential. Stakeholders will include: Rail and transport industry specialists, public transport accessibility user groups, and those with lived experience of…

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