This research launch was announced yesterday by the Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation Chair Hon John Anderson AO and heralds further significant collaboration across the rail industry. The research is supported by FORG (Freight on Rail Group), ARA (Australasian Railway Association) and DITRDC (Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications). Working with our strategic partner Synergies Economic Consulting and working stream participation across the full industry offers the greatest opportunity to establish an evidence based platform to assess the efficacy of current policy settings.