ICELAND: Outline proposals for a light rail network in Reykjavík are included in a long-term development strategy for the area around the capital which has been produced by the Samtök Sveitarfélaga á Höfuðborgarsvæðinu group of municipalities.

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Posted 12 hours ago in International Rail News by x31

About 5000 people were evacuated from a town in eastern Tennessee after a train car carrying a flammable toxic substance derailed and burst into flames late on Wednesday evening US time.

The train, operated by the Florida-based rail line CSX, was carrying acrylonitrile, a chemical used in making plastics that can cause headaches, dizziness and nausea when inhaled. Ten law enforcement officers were taken to the hospital after breathing in the fumes, Marian O'Briant, a spokeswoman for the Blount County Sheriff's Office, told the Associated Press.

Posted 16 hours ago in Victorian Rail News by bevans

The Minister for Transport, Jacinta Allan has announced the new board for V/Line from Bendigo, Ms Jenny Dawson former director of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and current director of Sandhurst Trustees is to chair the board.

Mr  Paul Westcott, Geelong Branch Convenor of the PTUA, appears to be exceptionally informed, when he highlighted the problems of the Ballarat line and the Regional Rail Link.

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