There is 44,200km of railway track in Australia – that’s enough track to circle the globe or crisscross the entire width of Australia over ten times! Millions of Australians rely on the industry to either move them or what they need every day.
On average, Australian rail services 784.2 million passenger journeys annually. If you consider our population of just 23 million people, that’s a lot of trips. It’s not just bums on seats though. The rail industry also moves almost 1 billion tonnes of ore, coal, sugar and general freight; bringing energy to your home, groceries to your supermarket shelves, and even the chair you are sitting on.
Rail affects us all.
It’s a key transport mode providing mobility for people and pumping freight around the heart of Australia…it’s our lifeblood.