Delivering growth. Creating opportunity. Embracing Technology!

Downer joined a who’s who of the rail industry in Sydney from 3-5 December for AusRail, the largest rail event in Australasia.

We were proud to once again be the Premium Platinum and Gala Dinner sponsor of the event, which was hosted by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and attracted over 7,000 attendees and 450 exhibiting companies.

Industry leaders from across the globe attended the event – and with so many experts together in the same place, innovation and emerging trends in the industry were key talking points.

In addition to sponsoring and exhibiting at the event, a number of people from Downer and our joint venture Keolis Downer presented on new projects, initiatives and trends that will shape the future of the rail sector. It was a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge and collaborate to help grow and support the rail industry.


“At Downer, our motto is ‘Relationships Creating Success’ – that means working together with our customers, partners and people to deliver the best outcomes across the sectors in which we operate,” Downer’s Executive General Manager Rollingstock Services, Tim Young, said.

“Events like AusRail are a shining example of this value. They are much more than a chance to network and see the  latest technology. It is the collaboration and knowledge sharing that makes AusRail so important to our industry.

“In our rapidly evolving technological and regulatory environment, these relationships are vital. The rail sector in Australia is experiencing growth and change at an almost unprecedented rate, and our collective challenge is in responding and adapting to this brave new world. 

“This year’s conference theme of ‘Delivering Growth. Creating Opportunity. Embracing Technology’ certainly resonates with Downer. As a provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand, we combine local knowledge and expertise with global partnerships to deliver world-class solutions for our customers.

“We’re committed to innovation, and developing cutting edge solutions that embrace new technology and ways of working. From our TrainDNA data analytics platform to Newcastle’s integrated multi-modal transport system, delivered with partners Keolis Downer, every day Downer is working to improve our public transport network for all Australians.”