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Update: Nine injured in train collision at Altona crossing

Posted 2 hours ago in Victorian Rail News by Jack Le Lievre

Nine people have been injured in a collision between two trains at Altona in Melbourne's west.

Police said an eastbound passenger train was stopped near the level crossing at Maidstone Street when a Geelong train, also travelling east, collided with the rear of the stationary train at around 7:00pm (AEST) on Friday.

Seven people from the passenger train and the driver and conductor from the Geelong train all suffered minor injuries.

Four of them were taken to hospital with back pain and whiplash.

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Posted 3 hours ago in Western Australian Rail News by bevans

The Perth-Forrestfield airport rail link is the most expensive public transport project that will carry the fewest number of passengers per taxpayer dollar expended on infrastructure, an analysis by The Weekend Westreveals.

The Barnett Government's centrepiece public transport project, an 8.5km twin-tunnelled rail line from Bayswater to High Wycombe, featuring three stations, will cost $2.2 billion and generate 14,500 passenger boardings per day by 2031.

Posted 5 hours ago in Western Australian Rail News by bevans

The Fremantle rail bridge will remain closed until at least September, after it was damaged in a storm.

A cargo ship hit the bridge on Sunday night and it has been closed since then.

The rail bridge is on the main commuter line between Fremantle and Perth.

Replacement buses have been running to take commuters between Fremantle and North Fremantle train stations where they can then catch a train to the city.

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