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UK-Australasia Rail Delegation In March Railway-News reported that a delegation of representatives from organisations in the UK rail industry visited New Zealand and Australia on a trip arranged by the Railway Industry Association and the Department for International Trade (DIT). The governments of both countries are increasing investment in rail projects. The purpose of the visit was to discuss opportunities for suppliers to enter these growing markets. The focal point of the meetings in Melbourne and Sydney was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for future collaboration by RIA and the Australasian Railway Association.

In this article Ian Barnett, a Senior Trade Development Manager at DIT’s office in Melbourne, tells Railway-News why this agreement is so important for the industries in the UK and Australasia: Australia is currently receiving a renaissance of funding in infrastructure across all sectors. Around ten years ago, the Australian economy was very

Tour of the brand-new multimillion-dollar Rail Operations Centre in Sydney

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Ian Barnett DIT

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