Biden, an Amtrak Evangelist, Could Be a Lifeline for a Rail Agency in Crisis

Amtrak has reduced service and is poised to cut thousands of jobs. Rail supporters argue that, win or lose, the Democratic presidential candidate could shift the debate over the agency’s future.
USA

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Premier, Transport Minister unaware expert referred Cross River Rail to Auditor-General

Queensland Rail News
The Queensland Premier and Transport Minister were unaware their government’s flagship $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project was referred to the Auditor-General by concerned infrastructure expert David Bannister.

Multi-million pound project to upgrade 1980’s railway means no trains through Horsham for 9 days next summer

UK
Network Rail engineers will be rebuilding a crucial section of West Sussex's railway next year, including a nine day period when there will be no trains at all through Horsham.

Dozens of high-profile speakers confirmed for RIA Annual Conference

Rail Events
More than 35 speakers have been confirmed for this year's Railway Industry Association Annual (RIA) Conference next month.

Train Companies must do more to keep passengers informed about timetables

UK
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has warned train operators that further action is needed to fulfil their obligations of providing passengers with adequate timetable information.

China unveils 400km/h gauge-changeable train

Asian Rail News
The train is capable of operating at speeds of 400km/h, and has been developed to facilitate faster services on international routes.

Victoria unveils $A 243m plan to rescue Murray Basin freight project

Victorian Rail News
The original project, jointly funded by the federal and state governments, was intended to convert the 1600mm-gauge freight network in state’s northwest to 1435mm-gauge, and increase axleloads from 19 to 21 tonnes.

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