Rail

#TITLE#Downer has over 100 years’ experience delivering total rail asset solutions for our customers, employing more than 1,400 people at approximately 20 sites across Australia.

Through our partnerships with the world’s leading technology companies we can offer a complete range of rail solutions in rolling stock and infrastructure. We offer technology and process led innovation and maintenance solutions bringing increased availability, improved reliability and reduced costs.

We help our customers to ensure they get the most out of their investment in rail assets and our through-life-support service includes a 24 hour Fleet Control Centre. We provide complete inventory and logistics management expertise, reducing inventory and maximising DIFOT (Delivered In-Full, On-Time).

We not only partner with the world’s leading technology companies, we develop our own technology to ensure we are bringing the best technical and process innovation solution to serve the needs of our customers.

Our customers become our partners

We pride ourselves on ensuring our customers are at the centre of everything we do every day. We actively listen to understand how we can help our customers help their customers be successful. We hear the challenges they face and therefore deliver effective through-life-support with a commitment to ongoing innovation solutions. We use technology to reliably and safely extend maintenance cycles and increase the times trains spend in service. A successful partnership challenges us all to ensure our customers get the most out of their investment in rail assets.

Passenger rolling stock

We leverage our Australian and international supply chain to design and then source or manufacture best-in-class passenger trains tailored to meet our customers’ passenger transport and safety needs.

We pride ourselves on our capacity to build relationships with customers and deliver effective through-life-support. We are committed to innovation and use technology to reliably and safely extend maintenance cycles and increase the times trains spend in service.

Downer has delivered more than 1,150 passenger cars to Australian customers including 624 Waratah passenger cars to Sydney Trains, Australia’s largest ever rolling stock project.

Freight rolling stock

We work with Electro-Motive- Diesel (EMD) and Progress Rail Services (PRS) to design and develop current and next generation diesel-electric freight locomotives from state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in North America. The locomotives are then customised, tested and commissioned by Downer, EMD and PRS in Australia.

We offer freight customers expert, reliable through-life-support at maintenance facilities in key strategic rail locations across Australia.  The accessibility of these facilities, coupled with condition-based monitoring expertise, keeps locomotives in service longer for our customers.

The Fleet Control Centre is a 24 hour one-stop-shop providing technical support, fleet planning and asset management services for Downer’s key rail customers.  A stand-out feature is the GPS tracking device which tracks and pinpoints the location of customers’ rolling stock throughout Australia.

Joint ventures

We have formed strategic joint ventures with some of the world’s leading technology and knowledge providers, for example:

  • the Downer Bombardier joint venture supplies passenger trains for Queensland Rail and the Public Transport Authority (PTA) of Western Australia and provides maintenance services for all of PTA’s metropolitan fleet; and
  • our partnership with CNR / CRC includes the supply of electric multiple units and electric and diesel tilt trains.