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Capability – Rail 

Indec Consulting is amongst the largest transport management consultancies in Australia. Since the company’s formation more than thirty years ago, we have been at the forefront of fundamental change in transport management and our capabilities, expertise and results are widely recognised in the industry.

Indec has proven capabilities in the rail sector. These capabilities include project management, asset management, rolling stock management, benchmarking, operational process improvement, change management, economic and financial analysis, commercial negotiation, and maintenance planning and rail access.

Indec consultants have developed and implemented substantial efficiency improvements, conducted economic and technical feasibility and due diligence studies for major development projects, achieved significant cost savings, improved asset utilisation, reliability and availability, optimised transport services, supply chains and networks, assisted with commercialisation, full-cost pricing and outsourcing, and managed major asset and service procurement projects.

Major clients that have called on Indec to support their business requirements include the Commonwealth Government and other government agencies, regulators, financial institutions, rail and public transport operators, private rail operators, infrastructure owners and maintainers, rollingstock manufacturers and maintainers, access seekers and haulage customers, including major miners

Rail Regulation and Access Regimes

Indec Consulting’s ability and capacity is demonstrated by the depth of experience it has in dealing with rail access issues, both on behalf of access seekers and infrastructure owners and railway operators. Indec has:

  • working knowledge of rail access regimes, pricing and access mechanisms and protocols including in relation to the Queensland, Hunter Valley and WA regimes;
  • previously acted as an arbitrator in access disputes;
  • access to personnel with extensive below rail efficiency and cost and operations experience including working knowledge of the various network operation protocols governing possession, rolling stock standards, etc.

The Company has provided consulting expertise in these areas to transport and infrastructure departments in most Australian states, the Commonwealth Government, rail and public transport operators, private rail operators, infrastructure owners and maintainers, regulators and other government agencies, financial institutions, rolling stock manufacturers and maintainers, access seekers and haulage customers, including major miners.

Asset Management

Our asset management capabilities are extensive and have been successfully applied for port assets, rail networks, roads, and utilities over many years.

Indec is PASS55 certified and a number of Indec consultants are endorsed IAM assessors.