The Rail Industry Worker program was launched was in March 2013. The system, previously known as Rail Safety Worker, the Pegasus Card or the Onsite Card was designed to improve delivery and monitoring of safety, training, competencies and certification for Australian rail workers.
The ARA – on behalf of rail transport operators, undertook a tender process during 2018. The tender process was conducted to ensure that the RIW Program meets the expanding needs of the rail industry.
ARA awarded the new contract for delivering RIW Program services to Metro Trains Australia (MTA). Metro Trains Australia were awarded the contract to be the RIW Service Managed Provider commencing from 28th June 2019.