In collaboration with industry associations, AusRAIL is proud to support the Rail Knowledge Bank’s content and aims.
Motivated by concerns of industry skill shortages and the need to support knowledge transfer from more experience industry professionals, the Rail Knowledge Bank was established in 2010.
It soon became apparent that the Rail Knowledge Bank could also provide a single location and ‘go to’ place for major industry Australasian conference material such as the papers from AusRAIL PLUS & AusRAIL, Light Rail and Rail Safety conferences and exhibitions.
The Rail Knowledge Bank is free, open access and full text searchable with no fees or subscription required.
Anyone may request to contribute their material to the Rail Knowledge Bank, however, IP and copyright may restrict what can be accepted for inclusion.
ARRB Group in Melbourne maintains the Rail Knowledge Bank as one initiative under the National Interest Services (NIS) program funded by federal, state and territory road and transport agencies to support the national coordination and dissemination of land transport information. Originally established with funding from the former CRC for Rail Innovation, the strategic direction of the Rail Knowledge Bank is now guided by the Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation (ACRI).
Finding material is very simple – Search a topic or an author by using the Google type Quick Search box. This will return a string of results arranged by content type such as Paper, Report, Thesis etc.
There is also a Browse function, a network type folder structure, where the user can open folder(s) and view specific content such as conference papers.
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Just click on the image of the paper in the record to access the full text.RK (ii)
 
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The Rail Knowledge Bank is a great way to see what the rail industry has been discussing in recent years and also to review topics not in the end user’s immediate area of expertise.
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A monthly alerting service informs end users of what has recently been added to the Rail Knowledge Bank. If you would like to be added to the list, or have any other questions relating to the Rail Knowledge Bank, please email rail@arrb.com.au