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NTRO Rail brings the combined experience of the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and the Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation (ACRI) into one organisation.
We provide smart, efficient, effective solutions to solve the rail industry’s often complex challenges.


Asset 42 Sustainability Sustainable and emerging materials in rail construction
Asset 47 Safety & Resilience Network resilience research and development
Asset 44 Multi-modal Rail within multi-modal transport
Asset 38 Heavy haul rail Mining, freight, industry
Asset 45 Innovation Applying innovative technology
within the rail sector
Asset 41 Education Knowledge transfer for addressing skills and knowledge gaps
Asset 46 Harmonisation Specification and standard reform and harmonisation
Asset 40 Asset assurance Rail infrastructure asset assurance/condition monitoring to optimise performance and ROI

Service offerings

NTRO Rail is Australia’s first dedicated innovation and solutions hub providing practical, implementable solutions to the rail sector’s challenges. NTRO Rail has dedicated expertise across asset performance, sustainability and material performance, next-generation transport systems, data analytics and infrastructure measurement, all complemented by specialised rail safety expertise in heavy haul, level crossings, passengers and freight. 


NTRO Rail aims to:
  • Deliver smart, safe and efficient solutions for the rail sector

  • Accelerate a step-change in knowledge across the rail sector

  • Work to secure the resilience of our national rail future

  • Offer innovation, research and practical solutions to all rail industry participants


Advanced Technologies in Rail


​Level Crossing Safety - Freight Train Visibility


Recycled Materials for Freight Rail


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