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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WCRR 2019 Congress Announcement and Call for Papers

Posted 30.31.18, at 3:00pm

12th World Congress on Railway Research - WCRR 2019 will be held in Tokyo, Japan, at the venue called Tokyo International Forum from October 28 to November 1, 2019 hosted by the Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI), of the Japan Railways (JR) group. WCRR is the world’s largest international congress…

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Prototype end of train device

Posted 18.31.18, at 4:49pm

With only one manufacturer presently producing and marketing electronically controlled pneumatic end of train devices and with continuing adoption of electronically controlled pneumatic brakes throughout the Australian heavy haul rail networks, ACRI’s heavy haul participants have been developing a prototype unit constructed from off-the-shelf components with interoperability with Pilbara heavy…

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Research commences – Progressive addition lenses

Posted 18.31.18, at 4:46pm

Mitigating signal colour-misconceptions from prescription lenses worn by train drivers. Following reports that a point enhancer signal viewed through tinted multifocal sunglass lenses may cause a red signal to appear yellow, ACRI has initiated research  into evaluating the level of optical blur changing the colour perception of railway signal that can…

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