1. To reduce costs for passenger and freight transit, while maintaining an optimal balance of the safety, security, capacity and service requirements across each of the main railway networks.

  2. To increase revenue from higher frequency and value-added services, through technology use.

  3. To increase the market share of passenger and freight transport services, using new technology.

  4. Freight: To ensure rail becomes the preferred transport mode for long-distance freight by achieving a fast, reliable, secure, efficient and cost-effective freight service.

  5. Passenger: To make rail the preferred mode for mass transit in cities and regional travel by increasing customer satisfaction in journey experience.

  6. To establish a self-organising system capable of performing high quality maintenance whilst maintaining high operational efficiencies, using new technologies.

  7. To improve economies of scale, whilst improving interoperability and harmonisation, through technology use.

  8. To access the required pool of technology-based skills for the future and to make rail an attractive technology-based career option.

  9. To make rail a more inclusive environment.

  10. To achieve viable energy efficiency outcomes and CO2 reductions through design and technology implementation.

  11. To decrease safety incidents and injuries for both employees and customers via new technology.

  12. To ensure the capability to support the doubling of passenger and freight journey undertakings, through technology use.

  13. To identify, analyse, develop, implement and market viable business cases for technology opportunities in the Australian rail sector and encourage knowledge transfer to/from other industries.

  14. To develop an industry that has the agility to evolve and respond to changing markets and technology.

  15. To increase on-time deliveries for freight, through new technology use.

  16. To decrease overall travel duration for passenger and freight services, using technology.

  17. To decrease the number and duration of service interruptions, through technology use.

  18. To increase service availability for both passenger and freight services through use of technology.

  19. To promote a national approach and establish a common set of priorities around three focus areas: High Performing Railways, Traffic Network and Management, Passenger and Freight Customer Experience.

  20. To effectively manage change and transition of the new technology implementation.

  21. To improve the industry model and develop industry, state and federal government collaboration to ensure successful growth and technological innovation.