By Simon Poynter article There are now more than 2,000 rail operators in Australia with rail services, a new report shows, with more than half of them operating trains.
The AART has set a target to register 1.6 million new rail service licences by 2020, with the majority of those licences coming from the existing rail operators, the National Rail Industry Association (NRIA) said.
But it is the number of licences that have been granted by rail operators that has made the most impact.
The report from the NRIA says the rail operators who have been the most successful at increasing their numbers of licences have been using the rail companies to register new services and the rail industry as a whole.
The NRIA’s executive director, Ian Walker, said: “In terms of overall numbers, there’s a lot of growth in the rail sector.
It’s about taking the existing infrastructure and developing it to make it a better system.”
The NRMA has launched a new website to collect data on the number and number of new licences granted by the rail authorities.
The website has a focus on the railroads and railroads infrastructure, with a focus in the areas of safety, quality and safety for passengers and employees.
It also covers the operations of rail services.
However, the report said there was still a long way to go.
The new report, titled The New Rail Industry, found that while the number was increasing by 1.2 million in just three years, the total number of rail companies operating had increased by only 8,000 since 2009.
The rail companies had also been able to increase their licences more than 25 per cent over the same period.
In terms in terms of the number that have already been granted, the NRMA found that there were more than 1,500 new licences issued in the first three years of the year, while there were only 976 licences granted in the second three years.
There was also an increase in the number granted in 2015-16, with about 715 licences granted.
There are currently 2,942 licences outstanding, with 714 licences remaining pending the completion of the new rail system.
There is currently a shortage of 2,715 rail operators with a backlog of more than 9,000 applications.
The Government has committed to providing more than $1 billion to the NRMIA to help it tackle the rail shortage.
It has also announced a $1.8 billion plan to upgrade the rail network, including a new track and station at Hobart, as well as a rail corridor project.
In the past the NRMIA has taken on the challenge of registering the rail networks of all state and territory governments.
The government has previously been criticised for its failure to register the rail service of NSW and Victoria.
It is also understood that some of the existing railway operators are also struggling with the task.
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