Engauging a Nation

At the birth of Australia’s rail network in the mid-1800s, our country was still made up of six colonies, and it would be 50 years before we became a nation. Back in the day, we had three different rail gauges and Omada rail engineers are still now working on standard, broad- and narrow gauge railways. The integration to one standard gauge has been 100 years in the making and we are still moving towards seamless connectivity. Projects like Inland Rail are taking us a step closer with a consistent gauge connection from Melbourne to Brisbane. Of course, the challenges for our engineers are not confined to the gauge of our rail lines, and our operational systems specialists are meeting the challenges of integration of new rail and old rail systems every day. At Omada, we are embracing the challenges of new technologies which are helping to create more reliable, safer, and more sustainable railways across Australia.