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Australasian Rail Industry Awards

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The Australasian Rail Industry Awards aim to recognise the outstanding individual and company achievements in the rail industry. Select Encompass are proud to be a part of the transport family aswell as a member of the ARA (Australasian Rail Association). This is the third year we are sponsoring the event. Proceeds from the Australasian Rail Industry Awards go towards the TrackSAFE Foundation, a registered Harm Prevention Charity established by the industry to reduce near collisions, injuries and fatalities on the rail network resulting from suicide and reckless behaviour.

An Australasian Rail Industry Award nomination goes a long way. What better way to:

  • Thank an employee for their commitment and dedication to your company?
  • Show someone you acknowledge their achievements?
  • Promote a company for its leadership in innovation?
  • Have a product or service recognised nationally by industry leaders?



The outstanding achievers awards have been announced during the Gala Dinner. The award categories and winners are as follows: 

  • Career Achievement Award - Ben Lombardo, Speno Rail Maintenance
  • Customer Service Award - Metro Trains Melbourne
  • Employee Engagement Award - NSW TrainLink
  • Frank Franklyn Young Rail Specialist Award (RTAA) - James Donovan, Metro Trains Melbourne
  • Freight Rail Excellence Award - KiwiRail 
  • Innovation and Technology Award - Sydney Trains 
  • Permanent Way Institution Young Achiever Award (PWI) - Rebecca Coffey, Lycopodium
  • Safety Award - Australian Rail Track Corporation
  • Systems Engineering Award (IRSE) - Zdenka Wright, Metro Trains Melbourne
  • TrackSAFE Award - NSW TrainLink 
  • Workforce Diversity Award - Brookfield Rail 
  • Young Rail Professional Award (RTSA) - Gordon Baulch, Metro Trains Melbourne 

Australasian Railway Association (ARA) Chief Executive Officer, Danny Broad congratulated all of the winners for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the rail industry.