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Africa

32 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Thales awarded Egyptian signalling contract

Egyptian National Railways has awarded Thales a three-year contract to modernise signalling and telecoms on the 180 km Asyut – Nagaa Hammadi section of the Cairo – Aswan corridor.

Maze of front companies linked to Transnet rail deal - report

These are some of the three-dozen shell companies that a new investigation by The Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (

Eight county bosses pledge cash for Sh25bn rail project

Eight governors have agreed to help fund a Sh25 billion railway project.

Traxtion Group targets African rail market

The Sheltam group has been rebranded as Traxtion Group, following a 30% investment from Harith General Partners’ Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund 2.

Train derails in Ghana, injuries reported

A train has derailed in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

Asciano

91 stories | Newest story posted 3 months ago
Freight train was travelling at 90km per hour when it derailed on the Nullarbor

An investigation into a train derailment on the Nullarbor last year has found the tracks failed to restore to the normal position after an east-bound train departed the line two hours prior.

New PN boss sets up old mining rivalry

Former BHP Billiton coal boss Dean Dalla Valle will replace David Irwin as chief executive officer of Pacific National, the bulk and intermodal operator announced on Monday.

Exports face disruption as union battles with network operators

EXPORTS of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.

PN industrial action costing Vic grains sector millions

DRAWN out negotiations between Victorian grain train drivers and freight business Pacific National (PN) is costing the grains industry millions of dollars due to train delays and cancellations.

Irwin to leave Pacific National

Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.

Asian Rail News

483 stories | Newest story posted 21 hours ago
'Deep apology' on rail in Japan triggers amazement

A Japanese rail company has "deeply apologised" to its passengers for the "severe inconvenience" of a train that left 20 seconds early, prompting people to reflect on poor service elsewhere.

Woman commits suicide by jumping before metro train

A 23-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide today by jumping before a metro train at Kashmere Gate metro station, police said.

Artesyn enters Indian rail market

Artesyn Embedded Technologies is to collaborate with Lab To Market Innovations to bring its ControlSafe range of SIL4 computing platforms to the Indian rail market.

2018 games high-speed rail on track

En route to the final Project Review ahead of PyeongChang 2018, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg, along with representatives from the IOC and the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG), joined in the final testing phase of the train, as they rode from Incheon International Airport to the PyeongChang region.

Floods, a Collision, Now Lightning in Singapore

Singapore’s beleaguered rail system can’t catch a break.

Aurizon

149 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Aurizon on a sticky wicket as rail group mulls WICET takeover

When Aurizon confirmed it was considering buying the debt-laden Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal this week, the initial reaction from the investment community was mostly positive.

Success of rail giant's $4bn deal would create monopoly

RAIL giant Aurizon could have the monopoly on coal transport if a rumoured $4billion offer for a debt-laden Gladstone terminal goes ahead.

How a rail company helped clean up Harbour Beach

MACKAY'S beaches will be better than ever thanks to a helping hand from rail company Aurizon.

Aurizon announces appointment of new Non-Executive Director

Aurizon announces that Marcelo Bastos will join the Aurizon Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 15 November 2017.

Aurizon coal volumes bolstered by AGL deal

Aurizon’s coal haulage volumes jumped 7% year-on-year in the September quarter, thanks in part to the commencement of its 8.

Cityrail News

504 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
The Sydney commuters facing longer journeys due to train timetable overhaul

The biggest overhaul of Sydney's rail timetable in four years will result in more frequent trains for tens of thousands of commuters but for some it will mean longer travel times because they will have to switch services to get to their destinations.

Plan proposes 45-minute rail trip to Sydney

A 45-minute Wollongong-Sydney rail trip is a step closer to millions of dollars in federal government funding.

Crackdown On Dangerous Behaviour On Sydney Trains

Following footage such as the clip below from Banksia train station, NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance is cracking down on train-related offences.

Fairfield commuters set for longer rail times

Currently, Angelina Mojsovski – a regular train commuter for more than 19 years – can get on a 7.

Europe

315 stories | Newest story posted 16 hours ago
The numbers that show France's proud rail service is struggling

France prides itself on its rail service (or at last its TGV trains), but a new report suggests it is not in rude health.

Vectrons to be used on Praha – Germany services from Dec

One of 10 Siemens Vectron electric locomotives which are being leased from European Locomotive Leasing for use on passenger services to Germany was unveiled by national operator ČD on November 22.

KVSZ sleeping car to be deployed on Kyiv – Wien services

A sleeping car designed by Ukrainian manufacturer KVSZ for use on international services running from 1 520 to 1 435 mm gauge networks is expected to enter service on the Kyiv – Wien route from the December 10 timetable change.

Hyundai Rotem EMU maintenance contract extended

Hyundai Rotem’s contract to maintain the 10 nine-car inter-city electric multiple units it supplied to Ukrainian Railways has been extended for a further five years, the Korean company announced on November 22.

Groupe Eurotunnel rebrands as Getlink

Channel Tunnel concessionaire Groupe Eurotunnel changed its name to Getlink with effect from November 20, saying the new brand reflected ‘the dynamism of connection and exchange’.

Gunzelling Reports

664 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 18/11/2017

There were 78 sightings for this week; this is 2 sightings less than last week, making a total of 4483 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 11/11/2017

There were 80 sightings for this week; this is 22 sightings less than last week, making a total of 4405 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 4/11/2017

There were 102 sightings for this week; this is 1 sighting less than last week, making a total of 4325 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 28/10/2017

There were 103 sightings for this week; this is 4 sightings less than last week, making a total of 4223 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 21/10/2017

There were 107 sightings for this week; this is 8 sightings more than last week, making a total of 4120 sightings for this year to date.

Inland Rail Project

80 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Narrabri to North Star Inland Rail information session

More than 50 Moree residents took the opportunity to voice their concerns and find out more about the Narrabri to North Star Inland Rail project at a drop-in information session at Balo Square on Wednesday.

Inland Rail Link One Step Closer

Preparations for the Inland Rail Link in our region have taken a big step forward, with feasability design contracts awarded for the Tottenham to Illabo and Stockinbingal to Parkes and Narromine sections of the project.

Regional Australia’s ‘most visionary project ever’ moves one step closer

The Inland Rail project has reached another “significant” milestone with Parkes MP Mark Coulton announcing a contract has been awarded to deliver detailed design work for the Parkes to Narromine section of the project.

Bridges to be the focus of $6 million inland rail study

A $6 million contract has been awarded to investigate how the rail line connecting Albury with Melbourne and Sydney can be made viable to cope with inland rail.

Narrabri to North Star Inland Rail Environmental Impact Statement released

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Narrabri to North Star section of the Inland Rail project is now on public exhibition and now members of the Narrabri, Moree, North Star and Croppa Creek communities are invited to have their say at information sessions over the next two weeks.

International Rail News

4524 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Grant to support interoperable signalling development

The Strategic Council for Research, Experimental Development & Innovation has awarded Lithuanian Railways a grant of €2·3m to support the development of a natural gas-fuelled locomotive as well as €2m for the development of signalling equipment which would be compatible with both EU-specified ERTMS and legacy or neighbouring systems in the 1520 mm gauge region.

Way forward seen as Hudson Bay Railway dispute escalates

Investment group Fairfax Financial Holdings has expressed interest in partnering with the Missinippi Rail and One North first nations consortia to acquire the flood-damaged Hudson Bay Railway, the Port of Churchill and associated assets from short line group OmniTRAX, the federal government announced on November 16.

Army studies dual gauge

Under an agreement signed with infrastructure manager Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura, army engineers are to undertake studies for providing 1 676 mm gauge on a 60 km section of the 1 435 mm gauge Urquiza network between Zárate and Pilar.

Churchill rail line appears to be neither 'critical' nor 'strategic' to governments

Officials have called the rail line to Churchill "critical," and Manitoba's only deep-water port "strategic.

PhosAgro to lease 500 fertiliser wagons from Gazprombank

Fertiliser producer PhosAgro has signed a 2·9bn rouble 10-year agreement to lease 500 high-capacity hopper wagons from Gazprombank Leasing, with an option to buy.

Letters to the Editor

181 stories | Newest story posted last month
Red Star Train Graveyard - where trains went to die

Holding their ground like true war heroes and completely frozen for the last 40 years, these relics of time tell a story which deserves to be heard.

All rail systems are not equal

FOLLOWING my letter (Daily, September 2) I would like to thank all those who contacted me regarding the railway between Beerwah and Maroochydore.

Rail needs fall on deaf ears

ON JULY 29, the Sunshine Coast Daily published my letter asking for all levels of government to fast track the CAMCOS Railway between Beerwah and Maroochydore.

How to launch a new passenger train operator

Despite more than two decades of European legislation aimed at opening up the rail market to facilitate access for new entrants, the hurdles remain formidable, as Sven Gossel of prospective German open access player Trans Metropolitan Railway explains.

A regional rail fantasy map

Here's master mapmaker Adam Mattinson's vision of what a high quality regional rail network could look like in Victoria.

Model Railways

20 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
The passing of David Marr

I wanted to recognise David Marr who passed away earlier this week.

Neil Young to Auction Off His Model Trains, Guitars & Cars

Ever dreamed of playing a guitar owned by 

Hobart train enthusiast Steve Williams heading to Launceston Model Railway Show this weekend

CHUFFED that the Launceston Model Railway Show is back again, Hobart train enthusiast Steve Williams is packing up his boxcars and engines for the trip up north.

Now that’s a track record

EVER since she was four years old, Roslyn Reynolds has been fascinated by trains.

A NSW 44 B end double ended model

One of the more interesting locos that operated on the NSW rail ,if only for a very short time came about from the tragic accident  that occurred west of Parkes at Mellelea on the 26th October 1974.

Narrow Gauge

60 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Garratt Happenings: The NG/G16 129 August Update

Work moves on apace with NG/G16 129, including the following tasks:

Ambulance called after miniature steam train derailments

A NUMBER of people were taken to hospital after two miniature steam train derailments in Kearneys Spring on Sunday.

Train enthusiasts needed for special project

A PLAN to build a 450-metre miniature train track in Hervey Bay could come to fruition if members of the Hervey Bay Men's Shed can get the backing of local train enthusiasts.

Dangerous behaviour has potential for 'catastrophic outcomes'

As school holidays get into full swing, MSF Sugar has seen an alarming spike in dangerous behaviours such as cane train surfing around its cane rail network and is calling on parents to be more vigilant.

Enjoying a Climax in the Dandenongs

We enjoyed a lovely evening last Saturday, with the Nick Anchen-organised Climax trip from Emerald to Gembrook and return.

New South Wales Rail News

2708 stories | Newest story posted 22 hours ago
Sydney's Central Station mural brought back to life

It was left to deteriorate above a food court in Central Station and damaged by smoke from a kitchen fire, but now a celebrated mural depicting train travel in NSW has been brought back to life.

Rail line proposal could help Sydney too

The NSW government could be looking at the Maldon-Dombarton freight line as something that is good for Sydney as well as the Illawarra.

New metro rail line from Sydney CBD to Parramatta 'highest priority' for state

NSW Transport Minster Andrew Constance says building a new multi-billion-dollar metro train line from central Sydney to Parramatta is the "highest priority for the city", raising questions over when the new airport at Badgerys Creek will be linked by rail.

Qube looking for hub expansion

Qube looks to a massive Moorebank Intermodal logistics park in Western Sydney to revolutionize freight movements through Port Botany.

Progress Rail to acquire Downer EDI’s freight activities

Downer EDI announced on November 21 that it had signed an agreement to sell its freight business to Progress Rail for A$109m.

New Zealand Rail News

260 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Fourth section of Hauraki Rail Trail officially opened

The new Pukorokoro-Miranda to Kopu section of the Hauraki Rail Trail was officially opened on November 18.

Battery option in Auckland order for more CAF EMUs

Auckland Transport and CAF signed a NZ$$133m contract on November 7 covering the supply of a further 15 three-car electric multiple-units from 2019 and the provision of eight years of maintenance.

New Zealand commits $NZ 800m to two rail projects

THE newly-elected Labour-New Zealand First coalition government has announced a $NZ 800m ($US 546.

Penrose building collapse risk closed rail line

Drone shots of the Penrose factory fire that engulfed a large factory on Great South Road Penrose on Thursday night.

Wellington rail workers strike over employee benefits

Commuter rail workers are to go on a two-hour strike in Wellington on Wednesday, protesting what they say are attempts to claw back employee benefits.

Northern Territory Rail News

209 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Battle to stop Tennant Creek to Mount Isa railway project

It’s Queenslander against Queenslander in the battle to stop a proposed multi-million-dollar Tennant Creek to Mount Isa rail link.

Council candidate floats tourist sky rail plan

WITH one week to go until nominations close, a big field is now likely to contest the Katherine Town Council elections.

'Jesus loves nachos' graffiti now an icon

ONE of the most well known if imponderable landmarks in the Northern Territory outback town of Katherine is a ancient piece of graffiti on the town’s famous railway bridge.

Red Centre salt mine progresses on back of major supply agreement

A salt mining company has signed an agreement with Indonesian business PT Damarco Internasional to supply 70 per cent of salt produced from its Central Australian mine.

Northern Australia rail project takes important step

A new rail project crossing the Northern Territory and Queensland border has taken another move forward after the governments agreed to progress the Mount Isa to Tennant Creek railway.

Opinion

93 stories | Newest story posted 3 weeks ago
I was upskirted while sitting on a train with my boyfriend

The story I'm about to share isn't uncommon.

Burnley to Camberwell quadruplication

The PTV Network Development Plan from 2013 includes quadruplification between Burnley and Camberwell on the Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein lines, as part of Stage 4.

Sexual harassment is rife on public transport

Survey results from the Australian Human Rights Commission reveal concerning statistics about the numbers of university students being sexual harassed and sexual assaulted on Australian public transport.

Thermal coal to trade at four-year high

A key negotiation towards the market price of thermal coal over the next 12 months has turned out nicely for miners, with the price set 38% higher than a year ago.

Rail trail/light rail splits Greens

Local NSW Greens MP Tamara Smith has publicly stated her support of rail trails and highlighted the cycle tourism potential in the electorate, creating a policy division with the Greens-led council over the disused railway line.

Other Transport News

404 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Preferred North East Link slammed by Banyule Mayor

A PREFERRED route, which will increase the cost of the North East Link, has been chosen by an Andrews Government Cabinet subcommittee.

Rise of the Robots

It’s dusk and Robert Hermann is driving an eighteen-wheeler down a narrow road lined with fields and neat hedges.

Transurban under pressure over 'excessive' CityLink fees to enforce tolls

CityLink operator Transurban has been accused of imposing excessive toll invoice fees – which for a car can be up to 16 times the cost of tolled travel – to fund its own enforcement system.

Residents in narrow inner west st fear WestConnex trucks

RESIDENTS living in a narrow street near a major WestConnex construction site fear the safety of children, pedestrians and local drivers will be threatened by heavy traffic caused by road diversions.

More Night Coach Services For Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing more late-night coach services between Melbourne and major regional centres on Friday and Saturday nights to make it quicker and easier for more people to get home safe.

Pacific National News

5 stories | Newest story posted last month
Pacific National coal, grain train drivers on strike across much of NSW

COAL rail services to the Port of Newcastle will be disrupted until noon on Monday with a 48-hour strike by hundreds of Pacific National train crew.

Pacific National response to Federal Government's committment Inland Rail

Leading rail freight operator Pacific National has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to fund the Inland Rail project.

Pacific National appoints new CEO

Pacific National has announced the appointment of Dean Dalla Valle as Chief Executive Officer.

Pacific National Focuses on Queensland Services

In response to the Aurizon ASX announcement today Pacific National is pleased to announce a binding agreement with Aurizon to purchase the Acacia Ridge Intermodal Terminal in Brisbane, Queensland.

Pacific National appoints new CEO

Pacific National has announced the appointment of Dean Dalla Valle as Chief Executive Officer.

Press Releases

236 stories | Newest story posted 3 months ago
Heritage Train with Breakfast in Historic Station Dining Room

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on board a special Heritage Train  tour to Tocumwal travelling the “freight only”  railway line.

SSR Acquires GT46-ACe Locomotives

Southern Shorthaul Railroad has recently acquired two new GT46-ACe locomotives from the Downer Group to cater for continuing business growth.

Logistics giants join forces for improved freight outcomes

To celebrate 10 years' operation in Parkes, SCT Logistics is focusing on delivering improved levels of freight services from the Parkes region to Port of Sydney by teaming up with DP World Australia to present a joint capabilities initiative.

Contract for Melbourne Suburban Trains

A project of High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) public-private partnership (PPP) in Melbourne, Australia worth AU$2 billion ($1.

Increased services for Bendigo and Ballarat

Premier Andrews announcement of the increase to passenger rail services to Bendigo and Ballarat comes after years of public dissent about the appalling lack of reliability and overcrowding on the regional rail network.

Queensland Rail News

1961 stories | Newest story posted 16 hours ago
Mount Isa Mayor hits out at critics of Tennant Creek rail line

Mount Isa Mayor Joyce McCulloch has hit out at councils and interest groups on the Queensland coast who are critical of the proposed railway between Mount Isa and Tennant Creek.

Matt Canavan’s ultimatum on $1B Adani rail loan

IF QUEENSLAND is led by a Labor Government after Saturday, there will be no chance of Federal funding for the rail line vital to Adani’s Carmichael Coal Mine.

Passenger survey shows dissatisfaction has almost quadrupled

PASSENGER dissatisfaction with Queensland Rail has almost quadrupled in three years.

Downer reveals why it pulled out of rail contract tenders

COMPANY turmoil, not politics was behind the loss of Maryborough rail contracts despite claims from both major parties.

Students on tour with Queensland Rail

MARYBOROUGH's young aspiring railway workers had a taste of the industry this week when they attended a conference to celebrate Rail Careers Week.

Rail Events

122 stories | Newest story posted 4 weeks ago
Railway that united Australia celebrates 100 years

One hundred years since the first passenger train travelled across Australia, historians, train buffs and outback leaders gather to celebrate.

Celebrating the Trans-Australian Railway, 100 years on

The rail line that helped seal the Federation will be celebrated on the western edge of the Nullarbor Plain today, 100 years since the track was completed at the tiny settlement of Ooldea.

East-West rail link true nation-building success

It was a project almost equal in size to the Snowy Mountains Scheme that followed it.

Trans Australia Railway - Australian National

Australian National (and/or Australian National Railways/ANRC/AN/ANR) was formed in 1975, a combination of the Commonwealth Railways, South Australian Railways and Tasmanian Railways.

Famous Trains - The Indian Pacific & Trans-Australian Express

We continue our series on the Centenary of the Opening of the Trans Australia Railway

Rail News

3565 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
ARA emphasises the Value of Rail

Australia’s rail industry contributed around A$26bn to the national economy in 2016, according to the [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Value of Rail report launched by the Australasian Railway Association at AusRail Plus on November 21.

ABB 'realigns' transformer manufacturing activities

A ‘strategic realignment’ of ABB's transformer manufacturing activities was announced on November 6, reflecting what the company said was a ‘dynamic market environment marked by increasing competition and consolidation in the rail industry.

Pandrol unifies branding

The rail activities of the Delachaux Group are to be unified under the Pandrol brand name, the company announced on November 17.

Rafael Santana

Rafael Santana has been appointed President & CEO of GE Transportation with effect from November 1, replacing Jamie Miller who becomes GE’s Chief Financial Officer.

Elisabeth Werner

Elisabeth Werner has become Director, Land Transport, in the European Commission’s transport directorate DG Move.

Railpage Australia News

140 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
Submissions open for September 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

July 2017 photo comp

Congratulations to L-1172 who has won the July 2017 photo competition with 9 votes.

Voting open for July 2017 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Submissions open for July 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

June 2017 photo comp

Congratulations to tasrail2100 who has won the June 2017 photo competition with 7 votes.

Railway Preservation

52 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
The first eastbound train departs Kalgoorlie

The first eastbound passenger train departs Kalgoorlie on October 25, 1917, bound for Port Augusta on the newly-opened Trans-Australian Rail Line.

Solar powered train to run Byron Bay Circuit

People passing by Lithgow’s Eskbank Station on Tuesday, October 31, had a chance to see a very rare sight: A train being lifted onto the bed of a waiting truck.

Storage of heritage rolling stock at Broadmeadow

Transport Heritage NSW (THNSW) wishes to clarify media reports surrounding rail heritage rolling stock currently stored at Broadmeadow.

707 Operations Group running farewell trip to Sea Lake

HERITAGE  train enthusiasts are riding the rails to Sea Lake for the last time as they say goodbye to broad gauge in Victoria’s northwest.

Riverina Regional Tour Postponed

Due to critical changes to our forward heritage fleet maintenance program, we regret to advise the upcoming Riverina regional tour with vintage steam locomotive 3642 has been postponed.

Railway Stories

53 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
Recalling the railway pay buses

For nearly 50 years, railway pay buses were used to move cash around the railway network to pay station staff and permanent way workers stationed along the tracks.

Why isn't Canberra's train station in the CBD?

Most capital cities have a train station in the middle of town — that was almost the case for the nation's capital.

Brisbane rail enthusiast Neil MacKenzie receives Queen's Birthday honour for steam train displays

When Neil MacKenzie first began building miniature locomotives in the 1980s, he says he wanted to see if he could win a trophy.

Tasmanian Railway Stories - Episode 1

One night sitting in front of the fire at WJ there was a blood curdling scream from the signal office.

Man proposes on crowded metro train recreating couple's first meeting

A Melbourne man ensured an unforgettable proposal for his girlfriend by recreating the moment they had first met on a crowded commuter train.

South Australian Rail News

593 stories | Newest story posted 16 hours ago
Outer Harbor rail works may interfere with Tour Down Under launch in Port Adelaide

THE return of the Tour Down Under to Port Adelaide could be derailed by any further delays to the Outer Harbor rail works project, Mayor Gary Johanson says.

Campaign to reinstate South Australia’s regional rail network

FIRST came the unmistakeable vibrations, then the rumble, then the persistent “ker-thump, ker-thump” as the train rattled and rolled its way into town.

ARTC Adelaide-Melbourne railway demands blamed for Outer Harbor, Grange commuter chaos

LAST-minute demands by freight rail line operators are the cause of a six-week delay in reopening of the Outer Harbor and Grange passengers lines.

SA Transport Minister says sorry to for more delays

Adelaide rail passengers will continue to be herded onto substitute buses for an extra six weeks, after the SA Government admitted it had got its dates wrong, forcing an apology from the Transport Minister.

Temporary Rail Closures For Torrens Rail Junction Work

Major upgrades on the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) tracks and signalling kick off this weekend as part of the Torrens Rail Junction Project.

Tasmanian Rail News

332 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Respect key to public transport safety, says Rail, Tram and Bus Union

AN Australian-first public awareness campaign to promote safety and respect on Tasmania’s bus network has been launched in Hobart.

Hobart’s Northern Suburbs light rail push wins priority project listing

THE bid for a public transit light rail service for Hobart’s Northern Suburbs has been given a boost after being listed by the State Government as a priority project.

TasRail selects freight planning software

TasRail has awarded Biarri Rail a contract to supply its Boss MP cloud-based operations planning and scheduling software in a three-stage process which will run until early 2019.

One report notes railway viability, the other one doesn't

Two reports assessing the feasibility of a heritage rail operation in the Tasmania’s North East has been disputed, forcing the government to seek another economic analysis for the project.

One report notes railway viability, the other doesn't

Two reports assessing the feasibility of a heritage rail operation in the Tasmania’s North East has been disputed, forcing the government to seek another economic analysis for the project.

Train Simulator News

61 stories | Newest story posted 11 months ago
DB BR 10 Steam Loco Add-On

The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.

Three Country Corner Scenario Pack 01

Three Country Corner Scenario Pack 01 includes 10 challenging and enjoyable scenarios for the Three Country Corner route on Steam, covering freight and passenger operations in this scenic cross-border region of Western Europe.

NJ Transit® GP40PH-2B Loco Add-On

The Electro-Motive GP40, introduced in 1965, has proven to be one of North America’s most versatile and successful locomotives, with more than 1,200 units constructed by 1972.

Atlantic High Speed Route & TGV Atlantique

Experience the high speed TGV Atlantique on the 220km Atlantic High Speed route running south-west from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps station in Tours, passing through the two high speed stations at Massy-TGV and Vendome-TGV.

Tram and Light Rail News

1095 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Council votes to reject any proposals for light rail long Bondi Rd

WAVERLEY councillors have voted to “explicitly reject” any proposal for a light rail along the Bondi Rd corridor.

State election guide to Burleigh: Light rail will add to motorists’ woes, say traders

BURLEIGH locals have raised transport, traffic, crime and homelessness as the main ­issues they want addressed at the state election.

Gold Coast trams start to head north but passengers won’t be allowed on until 2018

THE Gold Coast Light rail has finished its first day running along the completed Stage 2.

Here's A Look At Sydney's New Light Rail Line

It's been a rough year for workers and commuters around the Sydney CBD area, with extensive construction done as a part of the light rail project.

Sydney retailers face yet another Christmas of rail disruption

Sydney retailers face their second – and some their third – Christmas of disruption from construction of the $2.

UK

122 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Rail in the November 2017 UK budget

A new railcard, replacement of the Tyne & Wear Metro fleet, signalling and communications upgrades and the East West Rail corridor were among the rail projects highlighted in the budget presented to parliament by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond on November 22.

Trainline launches Google Assistant app

Independent ticket retailer Trainline has launched a voice-activated Google Assistant rail app, which customers in the UK can use to access advance or real-time information on journey times and details, prices, delays and disruption.

Reading rail depot building 'will treat train toilet waste'

People fear they will endure the smell of sewage from a rail depot extraction plant "100 yards" from their homes.

Network Rail to sell commercial property business

Network Rail announced plans to sell its commercial property business in England and Wales on November 17.

Commuters urged to make small talk to help prevent railway suicides

Commuters and travellers have been urged to strike up conversations with vulnerable people near railway tracks as part of a campaign to prevent suicide.

USA

75 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Elon Musk just put the rail industry on notice

Tesla CEO Elon Musk didn’t just announce his plans to remake the trucking industry.

Rat on the New York subway makes your rail commute seem much better in comparison

Hoping aboard the train isn't often the most delightful experience.

New York MTA Gave Millions To Bail Out Upstate Ski Resorts As Subway Crumbles

The New York Metro Transit Authority sent millions to three upstate ski resorts last year instead of allocating that money to repair a subway on the 

Rochelle rail-car plant loses $352 million Amtrak contract to California

A Japanese rail-car maker with a manufacturing plant in Rochelle has lost a lucrative contract to build high-speed 

GE looks to sell rail business

General Electric expects to dispose of its Transportation business unit over the next two years, along with its Industrial Solutions and Lighting activities, new CEO John Flannery confirmed on November 13.

Victorian Rail News

4845 stories | Newest story posted 15 hours ago
Victoria plans airport rail link, again

It's groundhog day for Melbourne's long-awaited airport train line, which the government says will be under construction within the decade.

Sub-hour journey date unknown as state promotes airport rail

Timelines around the deliveries of a sub-hour Ballarat to Melbourne train journey and electrified Melton services remain up in the air despite the state government outlining its vision for a massive public transport infrastructure spend.

Murray basin and Tocumwal rail freight network in poor condition, review finds

MANY parts of Victoria’s Murray basin and Tocumwal rail freight network are in poor condition and should be subject to major speed restrictions and even stoppages during hot weather, two independent reviews have found.

Why Neil Mitchell is questioning the latest airport rail proposal

Neil Mitchell says he’ll believe Melbourne’s getting a rail to the airport when he sees one.

Andrews' Geelong fast rail labelled stunt

The Andrews government has pitched a bold new high-speed rail plan that will zip passengers from Geelong to Melbourne in less than 40 minutes.

Western Australian Rail News

920 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Qube opens new mineral sands facility in Bunbury

Bunbury MLA Don Punch officially opened Qube’s new mineral sands facility in Picton on Thursday.

SW student’s Augusta rail idea on a roll

A bid to build a rail line to Augusta has been raised in State Parliament thanks to a South West high school student.

Balla Balla rail and port development gets a boost

The future of a proposed rail and port development at Balla Balla is looking brighter after an agreement which could also spur development of a new mine in the Pilbara.

Asbestos found in WA's rail carriages

Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union WA state secretary Steve McCartney said mining companies choosing to "save a buck" by importing rail carriages and parts from overseas were putting workers at risk.

Rail line supported

A Bill for developing the railway line for the planned Balla Balla infrastructure project is progressing through WA Parliament.

Yarra Trams

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Lygon Street between Weston Street and Elgin Street

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks along Lygon Street between Weston Street and Elgin Street.

This is how we Tram, Melbourne!

Nothing is more important to Yarra Trams than the safety of employees, passengers and the community.

October 2017 performance results

Yarra Trams delivered 98.

Tram track renewal - Smith St & Queens Pde Clifton Hill

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are rehabilitating tram tracks at the Smith Street and Queens Parade Junction in Clifton Hill.

Tram stop upgrade - Stop 126 City Road-Light Rail Upgrade

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are upgrading the 126 tram stop in preparation for the new vertical primary school in the Ferrars Street Education and Community Precinct.

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