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Published quarterly, Track+Signal is the only magazine dedicated specifically to the business of rail transportation in Australasia. Its audience includes not only key corporate executives, engineers, politicians and other professionals within the rail industry but also serious amateur rail enthusiasts and those with a general interest in public transport infrastructure and technology and/or the rail heritage of Australia and New Zealand. Each issue carries articles on new equipment, track and station construction and staffing appointments, news briefs, case studies, company profiles, opinion and analysis essays, and tributes to historic rolling stock throughout Australasia and overseas. All content is aimed equally at experienced rail sector members and keen lay readers.
The New South Wales Government launched Newcastle's controversial light rail project with a free community open day. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Transport Minister Andrew Constance said the event was a chance to celebrate the completion of the project and "thank the people for their tolerance during construction". Elsewhere, the Australian Capital Territory gave its new Metro Light Rail users one month's free travel, and in Melbourne, with more than 220 delegates attending and a technical site tour to Bombardier Transportation Australia's plant in Dandenong heavily oversubscribed, the Australasian Railway Association's Light Rail 2019 was impressive. Overseas, Asia Pacific Rail in Hong Kong attracted more than 70 exhibitors and features four premium conference streams and four seminar sessions. And in regional Victoria, half a century after the fact, the role of the Violet Town community in assisting survivors of one of Australia's biggest rail tragedies – the collision between the Southern Aurora interstate express passenger service and a goods train – was recognised with a series of commemorative events.