The true cost of Canberra's light rail launch activities has been revealed - and at almost half a million dollars, it's significantly higher than we first thought.
The Gungahlin tram line is speeding development in the Northbourne corridor, the government says, pointing to about 2500 extra apartments already in train since 2016.
The weather would not be a major deterrent to public transport use if far more adequate and appealing forms of protection from our harsh seasonal extremes and the growing impacts of climate change were provided
Another recycling proposal for Fyshwick is causing sparks to fly with community and business concerns about air pollution, noise and heavy industry creep in the inner south.
A recycling firm has won approval to build a controversial rail freight terminal in Fyshwick, signaling the end of a long-running saga marked by a bureaucratic bungle, legal fight and community opposition.
The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority board is seeking to develop open access operations to increase traffic on its network, ‘in view of the good performance by the private operator so far’.
Tanzania Railways Corp has awarded an international consortium a €2·5m nine-month contract to undertake feasibility and preliminary design studies for a commuter rail network in the capital Dodoma.
The Southern Palace Joint Venture Consortium has won a 20-year concession to design, finance, build and operate a major intermodal terminal serving Gauteng province.
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), is supporting investment in a large-scale project that will see expanded rail and port facilities in Guinea, driving economic growth in one of Africa’s poorest countries.
The Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) and China Railway Wuju Group Corporation (CRWG) have signed a $500m agreement for the continuation of the development of a Standard Gauge Western line.
The UAE has paved the way for the first Dubai to Abu Dhabi train line by awarding contracts to build hundreds of kilometres of track.
Train from Tehran will arrive in eastern Turkish city of Van Tuesday morning, after stopping at Tabriz
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is making relentless efforts to improve and expand public transport network in Dubai to keep pace with the sustained growth of the city, which is shaping into a premier business and service hub worldwide.
The Bahrain Rail Congress 2019 will be held under the theme “Designing & Developing a Well Connected World Class National Rail Network in the Kingdom of Bahrain” which is going to take place on 7th and 8th August 2019 in Hotel Sofitel, Zallaq- Bahrain.
Bombardier Transportation has been selected as the preferred bidder to deliver a multibillion-euro monorail system in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.
The threat of court sanction would be enough to ensure the new owner of a key east coast freight facility did not exploit its powerful position to the detriment of competitors, the judge behind a landmark case has said.
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.
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 of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.
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.
The Railway Workers' Confederation (RWC) has slammed a draft rail transport bill which it says could make it possible for the privatisation of state rail services and infrastructure.
A passenger train derailed in Bangladesh has killed at least five people and injured more than 100, and there could be more casualties inside two carriages that fell into a canal, a police officer said.
The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has revealed that the budget for Phase 1 of the Phuket light-rail project is likely to require a 10% increase.
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Aurizon are continuing to treat your agreement with contempt.
As you know, the RTBU Locomotive Division, on behalf of members lodged an application with Fair Work Commission for assistance to resolve the following ongoing disputes.
Aurizon is back on track.
Australians will pay more for groceries and other products and the nation's takeovers regime needs to be reconsidered, competition tsar Rod Sims has warned, after a "stunning" Federal Court decision over a vital transport terminal sale.
Aurizon welcomes today’s decision by the Federal Court of Australia that rejects allegations by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
It’s nothing much right now, but this land outside Sydney is due to undergo a transformation that could set back high-speed rail for 40 years.
The approval of S
In a late-stage election bid, the Federal Opposition has promised to invest over $1 billion for planning works on a High Speed Rail Link along Australia’s east coast, as well as $300 million for Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop.
Federal Labor’s election promise to use $1 billion to protect a corridor between Melbourne and Brisbane for a future bullet train has put high-speed rail firmly back on the political agenda.
As part of the northern segment closure of the Blue Line — which is being modernized — Metro is running bus shuttles to carry riders that would usually take the train.
FIRST Bus have stepped up their service to Edinburgh Airport as the “bus wars” with Lothian Buses continues to rage.
The first of 50 new buses being assembled in Ballarat thanks to the Andrews Labor Government rolled out of the OzPress Industries factory today ready for service on Melbourne’s public transport network.
Bus route 822 has been running for years.
From 30 June, there will be changes to bus services in Newcastle and Sydney’s western, north-western and eastern suburbs.
Canadian crude by rail activity is on the upswing again, according to new data from the National Energy Board.
In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Operation Lifesaver (OL) — a national not-for-profit dedicated to reducing serious injuries and deaths on rail lines in Canada — today unveiled
Funds will be put toward making more seamless transitions between Montreal and Toronto
The first of the two phases of the ION Light Rail Transit (LRT), the region of Waterloo’s new rapid transit system in Ontario, Canada, was launched June 21 at Kitchener’s Fairway station.
The interim TIH tank standard (HM-246 in the U.
Police have released footage of a man they believe might be connected to reports of several indecent acts on Sydney trains.
A death at Pennant Hills train station this morning caused “chaos” and “pandemonium” for commuters.
Sydney’s new Metro train line was unveiled on Sunday and fell into a rather predictable amount of chaos – but its first test under peak hour conditions today seems to be going OK.
Australia's first driverless train network took off in Sydney today, but cheers turned to frowns as the doors failed to open at one point and the driverless train overshot the platform a couple of times, causing delays.
Thousands are expected to converge on Sydney's first metro line on Sunday after the state government decided to make the opening day free for passengers.
Five train routes in France could soon be run by a German transport company as part of the government's plans to open up the country's major lines to competition, it has been revealed.
EUROPEAN rail operators have called on the European Union’s (EU) finance ministers to end the tax-free exemption of aviation fuel, which they say contributes to the price imbalance between transport modes resulting in an uneven playing field.
The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking’s 2019 call for proposals to receive European Union co-funding for research and innovation received 50 bids covering projects worth a total of €193·9m.
The European Union is to grant Turkey 275 million euros (£250 million) to fund a section of a 155-kilometre (96 mile) railway line from Istanbul to the Bulgarian border under an agreement signed last week.
Austrian Federal Railways has taken delivery of a Aebi Schmidt Beilhack HB1100S heavy duty snow blower, which can move up to 10 000 tonnes of snow per hour with a clearing width of up to 6 m.
There were 63 sightings for this week; This is 6 sightings less than last week.
A Southern Pacific boxcar flies through Fonda on a CSX Manifest.
On Tuesday, April 23rd, we set out for Detroit, MI, and the railfanning is told
Recently, Transport NSW Blog visited Melbourne and Perth.
Yesterday we just caught the northbound Adirondack at Margaret St.
In a latest update from the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) on the Inland Rail construction at Parkes, so far 63.
The Melbourne to Brisbane Rail Alliance (MBIRA) has congratulated Rail Freight Alliance on the success of the 2019 Inland Rail Symposium, held in Melbourne last month.
The Australian Logistics Council has urged Labor to ensure a planned inquiry into route selection and financing arrangements does not delay construction of the Inland Rail project.
A group of farmers from Millmerran in Queensland's Darling Downs have vowed to fight the Morrison government's
“If you can dream it, you can do it.
Australia: Arc Infrastructure has awarded Dixon Construction a A$2m contract for the development of a depot in Kalgoorlie, including offices, a maintenance shed and a washing plant.
Onwurah has long been vocal about the need for diversity in the sector, serving as Chair of a cross party group of MPs on Diversity & Inclusion in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines
Future Rail is back for another issue packed with industry news and analysis.
Do you think there are areas of the rail industry that lack a deep understanding of how technology and digital solutions can ultimately benefit how railways operate?
A short trip outside London is a huge silver UFO shaped building, and in August will be a chance to go inside to see the particle accelerator it houses.
A satirical image of the President who is famed for lacking a sense of humour could end up in a museum.
The news comes after the frontman was forced to quit the band in 2016 after suffering hearing loss.
If you fancy a nice summer’s day trip to the picturesque town of Cuckfield to see a relic of nuclear war, then some open days have been announced.
Let’s say you are a transport specialist or an urban planner who wants to implement a transit-oriented development plan, because you know that TOD, as a planning and design strategy, can help transform your city.
After sharing my other benchwork design while brainstorming I have come up with that should, in theory, allow me to store a 10' long layout in a very compact space excluding buildings which would have to be removable and stored elsewhere which is an issue I can accept.
I'm continuing to dismantle my old Siskiyou Line 1 and exploring how to build the new Siskiyou Line 2 TOMA modules.
With the impending move coming up, I've made the observation that most bedrooms are 10X10 or smaller.
Himself has been doing some lovely detailing work on our Robex Gelert.
I decided to make some changes to board number 1, modify the tunnel and add the Pub.
The cane crushing season commenced at 2pm yesterday and and local rail operations have commenced from farms to sugar mills around the far north.
As you would be aware, my narrow gauge layout has been based on a fictional railway on the far South Coast of New South Wales.
Held every two years in Australia the recent Easter convention held at Erina on the central Coast north of Sydney was my first one I attended.
Hopes by a group of hobbyists to put a miniature railway into a popular park have been derailed by councillors.
THE Isis Central Sugar Mill will spend $14.
The original rail bridge over Gannons Road, Caringbah will be removed in one piece during the July school holiday.
A man has been charged over a spate of alleged indecent acts on Sydney rail services, all performed while sitting next to female passengers.
Richmond Valley and Lismore City councils have released a business case for the much-debated Northern Rivers Rail Trail from Casino to Eltham, and asked for $33.
THE safety regulator is investigating after a passenger train went through a stop signal enroute to Gunnedah.
Police are asking for public assistance in identifying a man believed to have information about a spate of indecent assaults on Sydney trains.
Tony Robinson covered the Gisborne loss of rail issue very well is his 22nd June 2019 Gisborne herald article; - “Rail is essential to our region”
The two men killed when their car collided with a train in Pongakawa were both fathers, with one leaving behind his pregnant wife.
Forgive my complete cynicism when I heard Shane Jones disclose recently his prerequisite for getting the Gisborne end of the rail line restored: “Show me a business case” he declared, thus exposing his failure to distinguish between commercial and environmental criteria for public expenditure.
Trains between Papakura and Pukekohe in south Auckland are up and running again after delays caused by a truck crashing into a rail bridge.
Earlier this month Auckland hit a major milestone, passing
It’s Queenslander against Queenslander in the battle to stop a proposed multi-million-dollar Tennant Creek to Mount Isa rail link.
WITH one week to go until nominations close, a big field is now likely to contest the Katherine Town Council elections.
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.
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.
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.
No matter where you are in your business’s journey – whether you have been profitable for years with a committed global customer base or you are introducing the world to something new
The Canon 77D cameraI bought a new camera body a while ago - a Canon 77D.
Right now, the writing’s on the wall for Australia’s major cities when it comes to liveability and transport connectivity.
Poor management and penny pinching may ultimately result in it being found out very early in the piece that the standardised Murray Basin Railway will end up with inferior operational flexibility and capability compared to its existing broad gauge counterpart.
The story I'm about to share isn't uncommon.
Australian satellites that will improve the nation's weather forecasting will shoot into space on the world's most powerful operational rocket today, with the help of a small team of experts in the Northern Territory.
A major Swedish manufacturer of commercial vehicles Scania Group has designed a new battery electric self-driving urban concept vehicle with the flexibility to shift from ferrying commuters to and from work in mornings and evenings, delivering goods during the day and collecting refuse at night.
On this episode of AvTalk, aviation journalist John Walton joins us from the Paris Air Show to discuss Airbus’ launch of the A321XLR and the importance of IAG’s order of 200 737 MAX aircraft.
Amid heightened tensions following the 19 June downing of a US Navy unmanned aircraft system by the Iranian military over the Persian Gulf,
To boost electric mobility and reduce carbon footprints in the country, the NITI Aayog has proposed that only electric vehicles should be sold after 2030.
NSW ‘risks losing exports and jobs’ without focus on reform and infrastructure.
Major producers in NSW’s agricultural sector will find it cheaper and easier to send their product to export markets through Melbourne or Brisbane than Sydney within the next four years, according to Australia’s biggest rail hauler.
THREE coal trains sped at more than 40km/h over the speed limit through a known defective section of Denman rail track only days before a coal train derailment in 2016, a report has found.
Australia’s largest rail freight operator Pacific National today congratulated Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) for moving ahead with construction to connect the north-south Inland Rail and east-west Transcontinental Railway via the company’s Parkes Logistics Terminal.
After a spike in fume events on 92 and 93 class locomotives going through the Ardglen Tunnel, Your Gunnedah, Port Warath and Greta HSR’s asked for RTBU Locomotive Division assistance to represent this matter on your behalf.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on a Special Heritage Train Tour from Southern Cross to Seymour, then travel to Mt Buller for a day in the snow or enjoy a Kelly Gang History Tour.
The Andrews Labor Government’s $600 million Mernda Rail Extension is six months ahead of schedule, with the first test trains to Mernda to be running by the end of September.
There are few places left on earth that are as untouched and wild as the Australian outback, a landscape that has captivated imaginations and attracted thrill-seekers for millennia.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on board a special Heritage Train tour to Tocumwal travelling the “freight only” railway line.
Southern Shorthaul Railroad has recently acquired two new GT46-ACe locomotives from the Downer Group to cater for continuing business growth.
Commuters on Brisbane’s north side will soon get 44 more train services each week as part of Queensland Rail’s plan to add hundreds of extra services a week across the city network.
Almost 1000 days since "rail fail" began and waves of cancellations struck, Brisbane commuters will finally have their full train timetable restored.
Queensland Rail will implement an extra 430 services and upgrade 59 existing services from three-carriages to six-carriages, in a move that will add 200,000 seats across South East Queensland each week from Monday, 29 July 2019.
Thirty-two new train services will start this week, adding 14,000 seats to south east Queensland's rail network.
A driver was dragged almost 100m down a railway track in his car following a collision with a train outside of Charters Towers this morning.
London Transport Museum is giving the public their last chance to travel on a heritage steam train through central London to celebrate 150 years of the District line.
The customer-nominated award recognizes “CP’s leadership in service quality, innovation, customer-relationship management and reliability.
Bombardier Transportation presented what it says is the fastest computer-based interlocking at UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019.
It’s rare that life hands us the opportunity to add a positive narrative to the history books.
A century and a half after the Golden Spike was hammered in at Promontory Summit, Utah, people from all over the Bay crowded into Tressider Oak Lounge with standing room only.
The first portion of the video reveals the new City Ice building & icing platforms at Union Station.
RTBU Members may have been made aware that Railtrain PTY LTD will cease as a legal entity and become Railtrain Services PTY LTD (RTS).
The Government of New South Wales in Australia has confirmed A$6.
Stakeholder management is widely considered to be integral to the successful delivery of infrastructure projects, but it is not without its challenges.
Read below for some of the recent updates from the Centre for Future Work.
Apart from our holidays and a few work trips (and these latter have been very few this year)
Entering the Centre of Australia is like entering a whole new world.
The Cambodian Coast is turning into one of the most popular seaside destinations for tourists as many of the islands and islets along the 280-km of coasts along the Gulf of Thailand still offer a tranquil, laid-back lifestyle.
On a lovely afternoon we boarded a train at the charming little station in Shanklin, bound back to the mainland for the rest of our summer holiday.
A rail tour of the south coast of England
From Railpage to all our loyal users, moderators and administrators, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and safe New Year.
Railpage has available for download the new 2018 version of the All Australia Tracks Google Earth overlay.
Railpage is calling for 6 or so volunteers to become core team members of the RP testing team for the new developer software releases.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
The Mid Hants Railway has announced that 925 Cheltenham will be receiving a new livery this year.
Good progress is being made at the Strathspey Steam Railway’s Aviemore Works and Riley & Son E Ltd on overhauling the oldest preserved London, Midland and Scottish Railway “Black 5” No.
Sorry for the extended radio silence: things have been busy in the real world and in the steam shop.
Nothing too exciting today, just more cleanup of old sleepers and timber and lots of digging.
The Line of the West Clare Railway from Lahinch to Miltown-Malbay
The Line of the West Clare Railway from Miltown-Malbay to Quilty
As another service of FreightWaves SONAR, the Freightwaves Freight Intel Group was launched recently and is publishing in-depth research on “everything freight and logistics,” as Senior Research Analyst and team member Seth Holm described the Group’s mission.
This post covers the first part of the line leaving Beziers Nord Station and heading for Montpellier.
Originally a quarterly publication, we increased our frequency to six issues per year in 2006 and introduced our website and digital platform that same year.
This is particularly the case of the site rintetsu.
Eurosib SPb - Transport Systems has awarded United Wagon Co’s Tikhvin plant a contract to supply 400 Type 13-6903 container wagons by February 2020.
The last two posts have been rather sombre affairs so I thought I would take it up a notch before the month is out.
Reflections of a wet city in the shiny valance around
Last week I came across an old camera bag stashed in a cupboard in my garage, and in one of the pockets I found a tape that I had completely forgotten about.
Children’s programme Thomas And Friends is to introduce an “inclusive” gender-balanced, multicultural set of characters as part of a revamp.
GATX Rail Vostok has taken delivery of 26 molasses wagons of a new design developed by United Wagon Co.
An agreement for the development of diesel-battery hybrid shunting locomotives has been signed by Russian Railways, Transmashholding and lithium-ion battery manufacturer Rusnano.
United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash is to supply 100 Type 15-6880 methanol tank wagons to chemical company Shchekinoazot by the end of July.
Ukraine's Chernobyl might be on track to become 2019's surprise hit tourism destination.
An agreement to establish a rolling stock engineering innovation centre was signed by Russian Railways, Sinara Group and technology partner Siemens Mobility at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The Lower Eyre Peninsula Council is asking the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to considering replacing stop signs with give way signs at town rail crossings in the district to reduce driver "frustration" in light of the end to rail freight.
The State Government has shelved a planned rail extension to the heart of Port Adelaide after a study found it would go significantly over budget.
The annoying wait for trains at Torrens and Brighton roads will soon be a thing of the past, with upgrades coming to both level crossings.
For Ms Pearce, who uses a wheelchair to get around, the station offers a vital means of transport into the CBD, about 12 kilometres away.
Victor Harbor’s crumbling Granite Island causeway is getting a $20 million cash injection, which the State Government says will deliver a “permanent solution” for the tourist drawcard.
A Legislative Council Inquiry into the future of the disused North-East Rail Corridor is due to put forward its recommendations any day now.
The Hodgman Liberal Government’s 2019-20 State Budget includes a substantial investment of $16 million over four years to support the West Coast Wilderness Railway.
A heritage train and cycleway combination would be an effective pairing, the Legislative Council Inquiry into the North-East Rail Corridor has heard.
The findings of the Legislative Council Inquiry into the North-East Rail Corridor should come in May or early June, the inquiry chairwoman says.
The astonishing story of the Yarra Valley Railway was the focus of the first day of the resumed North-East Railway Corridor Legislative Council Inquiry.
With 'Metro Exodus', there is now a computer game playing in a dystopian near-future railroad world.
Hey everybody, I'd like to announce the start of bi-weekly Trainz Livestreams.
Two new High Iron Simulations scenario mini-packs put the Electro-Motive GP40-2 to work coast-to-coast!
Great news for fans of Dovetail Games' long running Train Simulator, the long-requested 64bit support for the game will be coming later this year in their annual update, Train Simulator 2019.
As perhaps the single biggest feature request for Train Simulator since it came to market all those years ago, we’re excited to announce that Train Simulator 2019 will include Train Simulator 64-bit.
Sydney has marked a milestone after a tram glided along George Street for the first time in more than 60 years.
NSW’s transport department has notified ICAC and conducted its own investigation after a senior official left his wife for a woman who owns the contracting company that won a tender to build the $72 million enabling works for the Parramatta Light Rail project.
It's been the Totally Models weekend in Blackpool.
LUT 159 on it’s first day in service during 2019 stands on the rebuilt Glory Mine stub.
Trust you are now settled in Poole and benefiting from the sea air!
Management staff at the Meirionnydd railway received the prestigious Regional Business Award for the railway’s contribution to tourism in the north Wales area at an awards ceremony in Bangor on 23 May.
A crack cocaine addict who pushed a 91-year-old man onto the tracks of London’s Tube moments after attempting to kill another traveller has been jailed for life.
Railway bosses and their staff are being ordered to fly around Britain for some journeys — because it is cheaper than taking the train.
Steam locomotive No.
Local residents are concerned that rail cars filled with fuel will be stored near their homes as two dangerously deteriorated downtown bridges in Middlebury will be replaced by a tunnel during the summer of 2020 for a cost close to $71 million.
Williston-based AllEarth Rail, which is hoping to launch the nation's only privately operated commuter rail service, failed this spring in its push for the state to perform a technical analysis of how self-propelled rail cars of the type AllEarth owns could provide such a service.
In its 19th century heyday, the city of Springfield in Massachusetts produced the first industrial assembly line, the first petrol-powered automobile and the first railway sleeping car.
A grant for a warehouse company in Rockingham County could help alleviate congestion on interstates across the state.
Everything we plow, harvest or mine started as rock and evolved in time.
It’s a nightmare moment: being separated from your child on a city train network.
A “dangerous” section of the Bellarine Rail Trail are set to undergo a $1 million revamp pending a vote before the Borough of Queenscliffe on Thursday night.
Public Transport Victoria has been asked to ensure a dangerous Hampton pedestrian railway crossing is made safer as Leader’s campaign to install gates and sound gathers steam in the community.
Former Premier Steve Bracks marked 10 years of Wendouree Station today.
A new “bus way” to be built along the expanded Eastern Freeway is a poorly planned afterthought that will also stop a future rail line to Doncaster, a group of transport experts say.
Rio Tinto has rolled out its $940 million AutoHaul rail technology program, with the world-first automated rail network having travelled more than three million kilometres autonomously.
AutoHaul trains, which deliver safety and productivity benefits for Rio Tinto’s iron ore business, have also positioned Western Australia (WA) and its heavy-haul rail industry as a global leader in the joint development and application of rail technology.
If you can have more farewells than Melba, then can you have more inaugurations that Rio Tinto?
Rio Tinto is turning its leading minds to new advances for its iron ore trains after completing the rollout of driverless technology across its sprawling Pilbara rail network.
TRAINS on the Joondalup Line will be cancelled nightly between Whitfords and Butler stations next week.
The idea of freebies is always thought to be attractive to the public.
Three tram stops on Nicholson Street will be upgraded over the next week, making it safer and easier for passengers to get on and off trams on one of Melbourne’s busiest routes.
Residents living near a noisy Yarra Trams substation have been “driven up the wall” by loud humming, with the operator fined thousands over the disruption.
A family set to have an electronic substation built 20cm from their bedrooms is begging Moreland Council to step in.
Yarra Council has approved plans for accessible tram stops to be installed along Nicholson Street, between Kerr and Holden streets.