Three workers undertaking concreting works on the light rail track reported feeling a tingling sensation in their arms as they were jackhammering on January 31.
The ACT community is no closer to knowing when light rail will be operating from Gungahlin to the City, with Transport Canberra unable to provide a completion date and still saying the start date is ‘early in 2019’.
The consortium behind Canberra's light rail project will start testing the light rail vehicles at both day and night along the route from Gungahlin to the city from next Tuesday.
Light rail testing is poised to begin on the southern stretch of the Gungahlin to Civic track in coming weeks, with the arrival of one of vehicles onto Northbourne Avenue.
The ACT government expects the consortium building and operating Canberra's light rail will miss "the first few" availability payments because of delays in getting the trams operating.
The first 100 days of Cape Town's rail enforcement unit were a resounding success, its funders said on Thursday.
Trains have started running through the El-Qantas tunnel, which has been built as part of an ongoing programme to upgrade the Alger – Oran main line for faster speeds.
There’s exploding demand for new rail infrastructure in East Africa, but whose interests will ambitious — and very expensive — new projects serve?
Bolloré Railways subsidiary Camrail took delivery of five 3 300 hp GE Transportation diesel locomotives at the Port of Douala on January 17.
In November 2018, Alstom shipped the first of 15 Coradia Polyvalent trainsets to Senegal.
Design and construction of the 43 km first phase of the fourth section of the railway being built from Iran to Herat was approved by the National Procurement Commission at its meeting on February 18.
A Head of Terms contract between Etihad Rail, Abu Dhabi Ports, Fujairah Terminals and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), has been signed to connect Khalifa Port to the national railway network.
The Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund and the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake feasibility and technical studies for the development of a 195 km railway connecting a planned inland dry port at Ma’an with port facilities around Aqaba.
Actren, a 51:49 CAF-Renfe joint venture, has been awarded a four-year contract to maintain class 446 and Civia EMUs as well as class 596 and 598 DMUs used by Renfe Operadora on services to and from Madrid.
The Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund (SJIF) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) to invest more than $700m to build a rail network in Jordan.
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.
Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.
The Government of Philippines has started construction of the North-South Commuter Railway Project in Manila.
From April, commuters can board share autorickshaws or share taxis from any of the 32 metro stations operating across the two corridors of metro rail phase-1 to reach their destination.
Switzerland-based ABB has secured a more than $42m contract to deliver traction equipment to Indian Railways to improve operational efficiency.
The National Advisor Bureau in the UAE has proposed a futuristic project to build a subsea rail connection to India.
Malaysia is making progress in talks with China to revive a rail project that Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s government said it would cancel, according to Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.
Aurizon shareholders will feel the pinch after the rail freight operator's net profit fell 19 per cent to $227 million for the December half.
Logistics group Linfox expects to make "a real go" of Aurizon's unprofitable Queensland intermodal operations and will use it to transport consumable goods into far north Queensland, executive chairman Peter Fox says.
Workers at Australia's largest rail freight operator, Aurizon, will walk off the job on Tuesday in the first of a series of 24-hour stoppages this week aimed at disrupting coal transport services.
Aurizon completed the sale of its Queensland Intermodal business to logistics group Linfox on January 31, with the first train under the new management leaving Brisbane for Mackay on February 1.
Aurizon has ended an acrimonious battle with Queensland’s competition regulator after deciding not to pursue a legal fight over a ruling that crimps its revenue.
This coming Sunday (24th Feb 2019), a vintage tube train will be running through central London, and out at Epping, vintage buses will travel around the countryside alongside a steam train service.
Go-Ahead agrees terms with FirstGroup to purchase Manchester bus depot
Stagecoach have announced a 10% increase in passenger journeys since the re-opening of the bridge, meaning Stagecoach services now carry an average of 80k passengers per week on the Edinburgh corridor.
Routes for our new Enviro400XLB buses are revealed.
Thousands of bus routes 'at risk' of being scrapped, warn councils
CBR (crude-by-rail) shipments of 20,000 barrels per day are expected to commence in July and grow to 120,000 barrels per day by mid-2020.
Alberta is preparing a giant crude-by-rail operation to help its oil-sands producers cope with a pipeline crunch, and it expects a big profit from the venture.
The federal government, CN Rail and the body that oversees trade through Canada’s busiest port have signed an agreement allowing CN to twin part of an existing railway track to move more cargo and increase trade through Vancouver’s harbour.
Canadian heavy crude has become too expensive to ship by rail
Astonishingly, market theory kicked in, causing the prices for the now-constrained supply to jump closer to the North American benchmark price for crude oil.
Sydney Trains is getting a new network map to coincide with the opening of Sydney Metro Northwest on May 5.
The digital screens that show Sydney commuters real-time information about trains were hit by a "major" IT outage on Monday night, preventing passengers from receiving up-to-date timetable information.
The State Transport Minister has called on the driver who rammed into a south Sydney railway signal box this morning to turn themselves in, as officials warn the damage could take days to repair.
The New South Wales Government is to ‘fast-track’ the delivery of a further 17 Waratah Series 2 double-deck electric multiple-units to accommodate growing demand across the Sydney Trains network, Minister for Transport & Infrastructure Andrew Constance announced on February 6.
A major upgrade to NSW's decades-old fleet of Tangara passenger trains – already running eight months' late – is unlikely to be finished until next year because of challenges installing new technology.
Škoda Vagonka has replaced Talgo as the preferred bidder for a contract to supply 32 electric multiple-units, Rodžers Jānis Grigulis, CEO of national passenger operator Pasažieru Vilciens, announced on February 15.
On the 19th February 2019, the first completed bodyshells of the first
The 2019 European Railway Award has been given to Catherine Trautmann for her long-standing support of rail transport – including light rail in urban areas, high-speed passenger lines and expanding the rail network across Europe in the framework of the European Union’s TEN-T Programme.
Noah’s Train arrives today at its final destination in Brussels after a two-month journey through Europe.
Today’s mobility industry is experiencing a genuine transformation as markets open up to competition, customer expectations rise, and new players appear in response to changing lifestyles.
I could only laugh when I read the blurb from Canadian Tyre and Canadian National on their 'World First' 60ft intermodal container.
Below are a few examples I have shot recently of beaten, battered, faded, rusted, and patched shipping containers.
I have always liked the jumbo coil loads primarily due to the variety of wagons they travel on.
There were 67 sightings for this week; This is 3 sightings less than last week.
You don't see many 25R1 shipping reefers around, as most are the more common 22R1 8'6 type.
The NSW Farmers Association calls for an inquiry into the route of the inland rail project, despite more than $400 million being spent so far including $100 million on track work.
Farmers in NSW are blocking attempts by the Australian Rail Track Corporation to fast-track the $10 billion inland rail line.
To assist successful delivery of the project, Inland Rail will create a third local project office in Gatton in Queensland’s Lockyer Valley.
A CAMPAIGN to stop coal trains running on a proposed inland freight line has been ramped up, after the federal government was attacked for withholding information.
The Inland Rail project is set to revolutionise freight transit throughout regional Australia, and there is the potential for some favourable impacts on the Central West market.
Earlier this year, the UK’s Urban Transport Group published a new report assessing the benefits of greater devolution to local authorities for the country’s railway stations.
Siemens Mobility has received a €42m contract to deliver advanced rail signalling technology for Line A on the Medellin metro system in Colombia.
Trinity reported 4Q18 earnings from continuing operations per common diluted share of $0.
The first of the Coradia Stream electric multiple-units which national passenger operator NS has ordered from Alstom under the Intercity New Generation programme has been moved from the manufacturer’s factory at Katowice in Poland to its Salzgitter plant in Germany for static testing.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already playing a positive role in the rail industry.
I deem that it is time for a dose of omphaloskepsis, and to find out which of my miserable scrawlings captured your attention the most during the past year.
One of the many maps of bomb damaged London has gone on show in the City of London’s heritage gallery, alongside a declaration about the end of WW1.
The magnificent Victorian pumping station at Crossness that had to close suddenly earlier this year has secured its future after raising nearly £500,000.
Here's the gift every train fan needs.
Working to finance major infrastructure projects, World Bank teams have seen time and again that the sustainability of investments depends ultimately on the efficiency and capacity of the agencies that manage them.
Today, by viewer demand, is the re-edit of the BNSF Intermodal video with minimal edits.
After Holidays this is my advance.
Now I've got 152 back from Himself it's time for me to fit the interior I made many months ago.
Last year, I constructed an HGLW diesel loco from a kit (see How I constructed an HGLW loco kit and How I detailed my HGLW loco).
The lining on 143 is complete.
The miniature railway in Matthews Park will be reliving the grand old days of the railways on Saturday.
THE model engineers of Tamworth have pulled their weight to help with the drought.
Walka Miniature Railway might have had its oldest passenger on Sunday.
I've had a go at distressing the model of the Ford Puma to try to make it look like it's had an argument with a Garratt.
We have a number of duplicates in our fleet, mostly this is because we've made an improved version as our techniques have improved, or because a better kit has come onto the market.
A SECOND daily rail service to Sydney will be a boost for local businesses, says Bathurst Business Chamber president Angus Edwards.
The New South Wales government signed a contract for 117 multiple-unit cars to replace its entire regional train fleet on February 14.
The NSW government will buy an extra 42 carriages for the intercity rail fleet to help cope with a surge in demand on the South Coast line from Sydney to Wollongong and Kiama.
Seven years ago the NSW and Australian governments jointly studied a rail freight bypass of Sydney, between the Port of Newcastle and western Sydney.
Sydney Trains are seeking expressions of interest from experienced leisure operators to deliver a re-use project in the The Tunnels at St James Station.
KiwiRail has announced a 12% year-on-year increase in revenue to NZ$328·8m for the six months to December 2018.
A public transport group is disappointed that Labour's pre-election promise for commuter rail in Christchurch appears to be off the cards.
KiwiRail has confirmed plans to replace its three ageing Cook Strait ferries with two new, larger, purpose-built rail ferries.
The NZ Transport Agency Board has approved a business case for the next steps in a start-up trial Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced.
The NZ Transport Agency has approved funding for a trial of the Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail service.
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.
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.
The PTV Network Development Plan from 2013 includes quadruplification between Burnley and Camberwell on the Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein lines, as part of Stage 4.
Bangkok Airways stands apart in Southeast Asia as a full-service carrier serving only regional routes.
The second SpaceX launch of 2019 sent a hodgepodge trio of spacecraft into orbit, including an Israeli spacecraft that represents
This week we released an update to the information panel visible when following flights on Flightradar24.
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has pulled the plug on its struggling A380 superjumbo, which entered service just 12 years ago.
A road train carrying diesel and LPG into western Queensland burst into flames about 30 kilometres outside of Barcaldine on Monday morning.
The St Marys Freight Hub will drive more freight on to rail, taking between 70,000 and 80,000 trucks off NSW’s regional and state road networks, including primary freight routes travelling from Port Botany to Western Sydney.
We have been in negotiations for some time now about a new Pacific National Enterprise Agreement for Terminal Operators.
Pacific National Junee recently said goodbye to three Depot stalwarts as Bevan Hackett, Marc Canino and Geoff Crossman decided to call it a day after almost 150 years between them.
On Wednesday November 7, Loco Division PN Coal Delegates from across the state gathered to prepare to meet management and work through current workplace issues.
During the recent Loco Around the Tracks tour, a number of retiring members were presented with their plaques and certificates as a show of thanks for their years of dedication to the industry and the […] Read More »
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.
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.
The RSPCA has backed calls for pets to be allowed to travel on buses, ferries and trains in Brisbane to boost the economy.
The Mount Isa rail line between Cloncurry and Hughenden continues to be impacted by flood waters which are yet to recede, however Queensland Rail’s CEO Nick Easy said they anticipate rectification of the line ahead of the 6 – 12 months being reported.
The train has been stuck since floodwaters inundated the region near Julia Creek.
Queensland Rail (QR) has revealed amazing pictures of train tracks engulfed by rising floodwaters at Corella Creek in the state's north-west.
Our Gosford Depot Organiser Colin Dick has been organising fundraisers over the last several years for
Approximately 80% of the floor space at InnoTrans 2020 has already been booked, more than 18 months before the event takes place on September 22 to 25 2020.
The Great Central Railway – Nottingham has announced that Class J94 No.
Friends, colleagues and comrades came from all over the state to see off the five who will take with them over 210 years of combined experience.
The Baltimore Society of Model Engineers have made arrangements for a final run of the club's two 12x65 foot layouts this Sunday 1/20/2019 1 to 5 pm.
All members are now receiving a Draft copy of the Enterprise Agreement for your perusal over the next 8 days of Access period from 5.
Started building the Middleton Station, kit offered by Railroad Kits.
High-speed rail is a tantalising pre-election option, but does it make any sense?
Once again, International Women’s Day is upon us and I’m sure in 2019 it will be just as festive and action packed as previous years!
The first EA for 2019 has been finalised with Laing O’Rourke varying their Enterprise Agreement and bringing it in-line with industry standards.
There is something magical for me, about train rides whether slow steam hauled locals or super high speed expresses that criss cross parts of Asia and Europe.
The expression “taking photographs” is a curious and revealing usage.
Thailand has remained the top travel destination within South East Asia for years for many reasons.
As I turned the corner toward Ben Thanh Market, the Central Market in Saigon, Vietnam last Friday, I was stunned to see two European backpackers sitting by the side of the road with a sign written on cardboard.
What are your travel plans for 2019?
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.
Despite the Polar Vortex, work in the steam shop has continued unabated.
Between the 1920s and early 1980s the likes of cotton mills, coal mines and railways crowned girls and young women Queens of their industries in a PR effort to distract from worker dissatisfaction and trade union disputes.
Our archive team are continually cataloguing our vast archive collections to make them accessible and discoverable (see our catalogue).
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway has announced that they have picked up two major awards at the Heritage Railway Association awards ceremony.
The vacuum reservoir cylinder that is mounted under the tender trailing dragbox has now received coats of paint.
John Minnis is an architectural historian with English Heritage.
Just letting those people who may be interested know that volume 6 of “Diesel Diary HD” is now available.
One of the joys of the festive season is receiving new books and having time to read them.
This week we’re joined by Dr.
TIM Fischer is known to most Australians as a former deputy prime minister and leader of the Nationals in the Howard Government.
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.
I got on a train to Newcastle on a whim.
Plans to revamp the Olympia Exhibition Centre could see the main road outside pedestrianised and the facade restored, but also several extra stories added to the office block next door to pay for it.
The new Kozyrki-Severo section of the Russian Krasnodar-Caucasus railway line has been opened for freight trains.
United Transport and Logistics Company – Eurasian Railway Alliance (UTLC ERA) has purchased 200 railcars fitting 80-foot containers from Osipovichsky Plant of Mechanical Engineering (OPME).
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Siemens Mobility and the Economic Partnership Ural High-Speed Rail have agreed on a joint project to construct the Ural High-Speed Rail.
A non-binding memorandum of understanding to plan a high speed railway between Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg was signed by the Russian Direct Investment Fund sovereign wealth fund, Siemens Mobility and the Economic Partnership Ural High-Speed Rail on February 15, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference 2019.
Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has signed an agreement with Germany’s Siemens Mobility to develop the RUR300bn ($4.
[color=#1d1d1d][size=3][font=merriweather, georgia, serif][size=3][font=merriweather, georgia, serif]Mr Young will leave Crystal Brook for railway heritage boom towns such as Dubbo, Junee and Wagga Wagga.
The first stage of the Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast strategic transport infrastructure study is now underway.
Australia's last horse-drawn trams, which connect coastal South Australia to Granite Island, are cancelled for the second time in weeks because of fears they are too heavy for the deteriorating local pier.
South Australiaʼs peak regional rail lobby group has called on the state government to reintroduce rail transport services to the Spencer Gulf region ahead of the regionʼs expected growth in the years ahead.
Adelaide Metro is warning passengers of “residual delays” after all trains on the network momentarily ground to a halt.
As the debate over the North-East Railway Corridor enters its third year, community opinions on its best use remain on both sides of the track.
TasRail will be required to fork out $1.
A FOUR-year upgrade of the state’s freight rail network will start in July as improvements to the network continue.
From a ferry service to more entertainment options, it seems many Hobartians think Hobart could do with more of .
A couple who were knocked unconscious by debris when an out-of-control train was forcibly derailed in Tasmania say the state rail operator offered them "blocks of chocolate", flowers, pizza and other items following the incident in September.
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.
The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.
I had a trip to Birmingham today anticipating more progress with the modest extension to Victoria Square but it does seem to be a long job!
The Newcastle light-rail service in the Australian state of New South Wales has started commercial operations.
Call for louder tram horns after pedestrian's death in Edinburgh.
A LIGHT rail line which connects Tweed Heads to Coolangatta Airport and eventually the Gold Coast G-Link is being planned by the NSW Government.
Light rail should be considered for the growing West Dapto area, according to NSW Greens’ Cate Faehrmann.
The UK’s Network Rail has resumed services between Derby and Matlock after completing £13m of railway upgrade works in Derbyshire.
Ahead of HS2 Limited beginning construction of a train maintenance depot in Washwood Heath, demolition of a former railway works in Birmingham has begun.
This post is prompted by reading a short set of notes about the Penydarren Tramroad carried in the Railway Magazine in March 1951.
Almost a year ago (March 2018), BrizCommuter wrote a blog post on the looming Cross River Rail Fail - #CRRrailfail.
The National Railway Museum’s archive holds many undiscovered treasures.
I have an op-ed published in the San Diego Union-Tribune about the HSR project, titled Why California’s bullet train should not stall.
In order to realize an optimal trade-off between investment and maintenance of tunnel projects, LCCA should be applied.
The US Department of Transportation has announced plans to cancel $929m of federal funding for the California high-speed rail project.
How does Greenbrier ensure quality production and on-time delivery of the railcars it manufactures?
US Chicago metropolitan commuter railroad, Metra, has cleared a contract worth $70.
The N class diesels and N carriages will be withdrawn progressively from service as the long distance Vlocity sets come on stream.
Commuters on the Glen Waverley line face extensive delays after a truck smashed into a rail bridge, suspending some services.
Ballarat's commuters can expect lengthy delays on the Ballarat line once again this morning.
A teenager has been charged over an alleged assault at a Melbourne train station that left a man fighting for life.
Rescuers worked by floodlight through the night in a search for bodies trapped inside the shattered wreckage of the Southern Aurora.
Roy Hill has opened a $18.
THE Morley-Ellenbrook rail line has been listed as a longer term priority in the Infrastructure Australia’s 2019 Priority Projects List for the first time, but the State Government wants the timeframe to be fast-tracked.
Fortescue Metals Group has officially awarded NRW Holdings a rail project contract first announced at the end of last year.
Perth train users travel in comfort, endure few delays and enjoy the cleanest train stations in the country - but overtly rude and aggressive commuters remain a problem, a recent survey shows.
The trouble-plagued $1.
The Montague Street bridge has claimed another victim.
Work is underway to upgrade the RMIT Bundoora stop on Route 86, as the Andrews Labor Government’s latest improvement to safety and accessibility for the thousands of passengers using Melbourne’s tram network.
The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for fans to enjoy the Australian Open with free travel and more than 3000 extra tram services between the city and the tennis.
Passengers will now have more tram services linking them to key destinations in Melbourne’s city centre, following the introduction of night and weekend services along tram Route 30, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Safety and accessibility will be improved for thousands of passengers following upgrades to the Bundoora RMIT stop on Route 86 over the next five weeks, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.