The Australasian Rail Directory, produced in partnership with the Australasian Railway Association, has been updated for 2021 with new suppliers and their latest contact details. As the rail boom continues to grow, this will be an essential tool for the industry.

The December shines the spotlight on the latest innovations in the rolling stock and manufacturing sector. Read about CRRC’s hydrogen-powered locomotive, the first such train from China; how Bestech technology is keeping rail wheels moving smoothly; and how Link Asia Pacific is using ground-breaking polymer sleepers on Tasmanian railway tracks.
   Our cover story looks at the role Manco Rail is playing in the electrification of the Gawler line in South Australia, while Donald Cant Watts Corke emphasises the importance of the power of procurement to the success of various infrastructure contracts.
   Meanwhile, mobility leaders Thales teases us with the challenge of finding solutions to coping with multiple interfaces when dealing with signalling projects: an answer it will deliver at the forthcoming AusRAIL conference.