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New Zealand Rail Conference

October 10 - October 11

The ARA’s New Zealand Rail conference will take place at the Hilton Auckland on the 10th – 11th October 2022.

The economic value of rail to New Zealand was recently calculated to be approximately $1.47b to $1.54b per annum. Building on the Government’s commitment to rail, the ARA’s New Zealand Rail 2021 will drive growth by focusing on the ‘how to’ by bringing together key industry and government stakeholders, customers, researchers and suppliers to network and exchange best practice on the innovation, collaboration, technical expertise and investment needed to advance these planning priorities and future opportunities for rail in New Zealand.

The ARA’s New Zealand Rail conference builds on the great energy and enthusiasm of the record attendance of recent conferences which provided updates, outcomes and ambitious plans for the future of rail in New Zealand. A new policy framework and record investment is building a solid future for rail in New Zealand to be more reliable, resilient and sustainable than ever. The New Zealand government will invest NZ$54 billion in land transport in the next decade.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • The KiwiRail Transformation: Our Vision – Nation Building for Future Generations
  • Update on Rail Policy, Planning and Funding in New Zealand
  • CRLL Project Update
  • Transforming rail to address the growing expectations of customers
  • Developing the business case for light rail in Auckland
  • INDUSTRY PANEL- Leading people
  • PANEL DISCUSSION| Innovation & technology: The future of rail safety
  • A NZ perspective on the role of urban mobility in tackling climate change
  • The design journey to building greener railways
  • Ruakura Superhub – Maximising rail and the changing dynamics of the upper North Island supply chain
  • Co-making the future of mobility: The Hyperloop

Plus a presentation by Railway Technical Society of Australasia:

Growing and developing New Zealand’s railway engineering workforce- Ideas from Scandinavia

(Presenters: Simon Wood, Principal, Larswood Consulting and Michael Than, Director Railway, Railize)


October 10
October 11
Event Category:


Australasian Rail Association


Hilton Auckland
Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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