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.

Introducing the Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation (ACRI)

The 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.

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Recent News

Assessing suitability of drones for heavy haul track inspection

Posted 3.31.18, at 11:36am

ACRI is soon to commence evaluating drone support for remote heavy haul operations. This research to be undertaken through CQUniversity to inform heavy haul asset management efficiencies, will field test a drone solution to feasibility stage by deploying a UAV to inspect track in a desert area and identify any…

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Stage 2 commences – measurement of rail stress

Posted 3.31.18, at 11:31am

Details have now been finalised for the next stage of ACRI’s evaluation of the Marvin system for moving locomotive measurement of rail stress. CQUniversity, having undertaken the initial review of system adapted from naval asset management earlier in 2018, will now undertake the field testing and data analysis for ACRI’s…

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Train Horn investigation

Posted 24.31.18, at 12:04pm

ACRI is currently researching the usage of train horns as a warning for level crossing approach from a human factors perspective. ACRI research provider QUT has undertaken a review of published literature on train horn practices and impacts with data collection via field observations and interviews to follow. This work…

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