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ACT

2 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago
WorkSafe ACT blasts gas leak at light rail site on Northbourne Avenue

WorkSafe ACT has served Canberra Metro with a Prohibition Notice and an Improvement Notice following a gas leak at a site of light rail works on Thursday.

Government gives planning tick to works for railway siding at Fyshwick waste site

The ACT government has approved works for a new heavy rail siding on the Fyshwick site slated for a massive new waste operation, in a zone that appears to ban railway use.

Africa

52 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Transnet in Zimbabwe rail venture

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa chose a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the start of a joint venture between SA and Zimbabwe on Wednesday to declare the country "open for business".

Rail cargo movement increases in East Africa

The East African Community member states’ appreciation of rail transport has increased, a trend experts think is good for doing business because it reduces on time.

United Wagon delivers wagons to Guinea

United Wagon Co’s TikhvinSpetsMash plant has shipped the first of 114 hopper wagons ordered by aluminium producer Rusal following an international tender.

Heart-stopping video shows toddler jump onto tracks moments before train arrives

A two-year-old boy has been saved by a teenager after he ran along a train platform and jumped onto the tracks.

ONCF orders 30 Alstom electric locomotives

Alstom is to supply 30 electric locomotives to ONCF for €130m.

Asciano

91 stories | Newest story posted 7 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

565 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Baku suburban railway planned

Funding is to be provided for the development of a circular suburban rail service on the Abşeron Peninsula from 2019, President Ilham Aliyev announced on January 29.

Sagami Railway Series 20000 enters service

Sagami Railway put into service on February 11 the first of its Series 20000 EMUs, which have been designed for future through running to Tokyo.

Upgrading prompts change in circular train schedule

Myanma Railways (MR) will change the schedule of the Yangon circular railway starting on Wednesday due to renovation and upgrade work, but its assured that commuters would not be affected, especially during peak hours, according to MR manager U Zaw Lwin.

Jakarta to receive two MRT trains in March

Two MRT trains will be delivered from Japan and arrive in the capital next month, according to mass rapid transit developer PT MRT Jakarta.

China saves on oil with switch to high-speed rail

It is that time of the year when millions of Chinese have crisscrossed their country to be with their families for the Lunar New Year festivities, joining what has been tagged as the world's largest human migration.

Aurizon

159 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Supporting emergency services to deliver safe rail recovery

[center]Aurizon has officially gifted a section of purpose-built railway track and two rail wagons to Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (QFES) for use at their North Rockhampton training facility.

Aurizon goes to war with rail regulator

Andrew Harding certainly has a way of concentrating people's minds.

Aurizon underlying H1 profit falls on one-off charge from Network

Aurizon Holdings Ltd on Monday reported a five percent fall in its first-half profit, as earnings were hurt by a one-off charge related to its Network business.

Coal industry sceptical of Aurizon changes to track maintenance after QCA ruling

Aurizon has antagonised coal miners by announcing plans to be less "flexible" in carrying out maintenance on its central Queensland rail network to compensate for a drop in regulator-approved revenues in its networks business.

Aurizon under pressure to deliver growth as interim results loom

Aurizon chief executive Andrew Harding will be questioned on the likelihood of winning coal haulage contracts off rival Pacific National at the company's interim results next week as investors worry about the rail group's growth options.

Canada

1 stories | Newest story posted 19 hours ago
Hydrogen is a technically feasible alternative

It be would technically and economically feasible to operate the Toronto area’s future Regional Express Rail passenger services using hydrogen fuel cells instead of conventional overhead electrification, a study has concluded.

Cityrail News

559 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Commuters share anger about trains at Richmond protest

FED up Hawkesbury commuters gathered at Richmond Oval on Sunday for a protest about the state of Sydney Trains, demanding better services from the state government.

Sydney commuters sweltered on hot 48C train carriages

Commuters are furious as they were forced to swelter on overcrowded trains with no air conditioning for their ride home.

Staff shortage blamed for Sydney Trains chaos

A staff shortage is being partly to blamed for chaotic scenes on the Sydney Trains network.

More delays ahead for Sydney's 'tangled' train network

Sydney Trains boss Howard Collins says he cannot rule out future peak-hour delays and disruptions, as a major incident review on last month's system meltdown points the finger at a "tangled network".

Crew changeover errors caused Sydney trains chaos, report finds

A reduction in train changing times for drivers from 10 minutes to “5 to 7 minutes” caused by the new timetable introduced on the Sydney train network last year led to the events of January 8 and 9 when thousands of passengers were stranded on platforms for hours, a report on the delays says.

Europe

443 stories | Newest story posted 17 hours ago
Trains take on more cargo – but Swiss target will still be missed

Railways continue to shoulder an increasingly higher burden of freight through the Swiss Alps compared to road transport, but the government confirmed that it will miss targets set by a 

SagaRail targets low-cost weekend market

Private open access company SagaRail ran its first service on February 23.

Swiss rail cargo to cut over 750 jobs in the hunt for efficiency

The cargo division on the Swiss Federal Railways has announced plans to cut 760 jobs in the coming years.

Zillertalbahn plans switch to hydrogen power

Plans to convert the 760 mm gauge Zillertalbahn which links Jenbach with Mayrhofen from diesel to hydrogen fuel were announced by operator ZVB in February.

Sofia – Plovdiv route modernisation funding

The European Commission has allocated €471m from the Operational Programme Transport & Transport Infrastructure for a three-phase project to modernise the 51 km Elin Pelin – Kostenets section of the Sofia – Plovdiv main line.

Gunzelling Reports

680 stories | Newest story posted 18 hours ago
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 24/2/2018

There were 109 sightings for this week; This is 5 sightings more that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 17/2/2018

There were 104 sightings for this week; This is 11 sightings more that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 10/2/2018

There were 93 sightings for this week; This is 2 sightings more that last week.

Loco Refueling at Gheringhap

I have just received a letter in the mail box from PN (Pacific National) railway company stating.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 3/2/2018

There were 91 sightings for this week; This is 3 sightings more that last week.

Inland Rail Project

107 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Barnaby Joyce expected to resign as Deputy Prime Minister

Barnaby Joyce is likely to quit his job as leader of the Nationals and Deputy Prime Minister and head to the backbench when he gives a media conference on Friday afternoon.

Geotechnical work underway in Moree in preparation for Narrabri to North Star section of Inland Rail

The Narrabri to North Star section of the Inland Rail project is another step closer to becoming a reality with geotechnical work taking place in Moree this week.

Joyce’s inland rail project won’t cover its costs, operators admit

The Australian Rail Track Corporation has conceded that Barnaby Joyce’s 1700km inland rail project is unlikely to generate a commercial return, despite its off-budget treatment as an equity investment.

International Rail News

4583 stories | Newest story posted 19 hours ago
Belgrano renewals reach 400 km

The Ministry of Transport announced on February 21 that its track renewals programme on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network had completed 400 km of the 535 km to be upgraded under the first phase.

Modified Yermak locomotive on test

Trials are underway with a three-section 3ES5K Yermak 25 kV 50 Hz locomotive rated at 9·2 MW which has been modified by TMH’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Works.

United Wagon Co production increases

United Wagon Co produced a total of 19 100 wagons in 2017, up 20% from the previous year thanks to increasing demand for its modern designs as well as wider growth in the freight market.

Ferroviaria Andina orders Stadler SALi locomotives

Ferroviaria Andina has placed the first order for three locomotives to Stadler’s South American Light Loco design, which has been developed specifically for the Latin American market.

Letters to the Editor

182 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
Statement from Darren Chester

I got into politics to make a difference and to do my bit for the community of Gippsland and Australia.

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.

Model Railways

23 stories | Newest story posted 17 hours ago
Iconic Newcastle store Frontline Hobbies set to relocate its flagship city store to Broadmeadow

AFTER 40 years in Newcastle’s CBD, iconic toy store Frontline Hobbies is relocating to a new flagship store in Broadmeadow, blaming the light rail construction work’s “significant and unsustainable effect” on trade for its decision.

Neil Young's model trains sell for $420,000

Singer-songwriter Neil Young's extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly $US300,000 ($420,000) at auction, along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the 72-year-old folk-rock icon.

Model trains whistling around long track draw hundreds

It wasn’t shopping deals that drew more than 300 adults and their fascinated children to a building on Round Rock’s Main Street the day after Thanksgiving.

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 

Narrow Gauge

63 stories | Newest story posted last month
Rising From The Mud

The more eagle-eyed reader of Puffing Billy's in-house magazine, 'Narrow Gauge', might have noticed a dramatically photo-shopped representation of Belgrave yard plateau lurking in the centre spread of last September's edition.

It's All backwards, What's With That?

The discovery of a broken side control spring on G42's hind engine unit was soon followed by the dawning realisation that with the engine facing the 'Down' direction - towards Gembrook, as all our engines do - the workshop wasn't long enough to get the pony truck in question over the drop-pit in the workshop.

Carriage Project Part I - Calculations & Concepts

I think it’s safe to say we can skip the why’s and wherefores’!

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.

New South Wales Rail News

2799 stories | Newest story posted 17 hours ago
Save the rail line or lose trains forever

Dr MEHREEN Faruqi, Greens MP and spokesperson shares her concerns about the rail line on the Northern Rivers.

John Holland Rail looking to take actiion

Don Mahoney believes it is only a matter of time before negligence results in devastation as motorists continue to gamble their safety at the level crossing on Charles Street.

New rail links to Badgerys Creek airport to be signature projects

A plan to build a rail link to Sydney's second airport is expected to be unveiled next month when the Turnbull government releases its much trumpeted "city deal" for the west.

Rail trailers lash train supporters' 'fake facts'

AFTER campaigning with great vigour alongside Tweed Shire Council to attract millions of dollars in state and federal funding for the Northern Rivers Rail Trail, supporters are getting fed up with "propaganda" from train romantics.

Richmond Vale Railway Museum to reopen after devastating fire

THE Richmond Vale Railway Museum will reopen to the public in March, five months after a deliberately-lit bush fire engulfed much of the historic site.

New Zealand Rail News

265 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Chunk of $60m regional fund goes to rail

Five regions will receive just over $60 million in the first chunk of money allocated out of the Provincial Growth Fund, officially launched in Gisborne today.

How Auckland could look after the City Rail Link is built

The City Rail Link (CRL) project has identified about 200,000sqm of development potential after construction of the underground rail link is completed.

Why rail is keeping NZ nicely on track

I like to think he meant people are clever, and the human mind is always joining the dots between different pieces of knowledge.

Dunedin rail workshop could be on track to reopen

Rail jobs could return to Dunedin's Hillside as part of a joint venture to run a luxury train service through New Zealand.

Report finds rail injects $1.5 billion a year into New Zealand's economy

The Labour-led government is promising to invest in rail after releasing a report it says National sat on which shows $1.

Northern Territory Rail News

209 stories | Newest story posted 3 months 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

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Is the Mildura Standardisation Project doomed?

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.

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.

Other Transport News

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'Your face will be your passport': Sydney Airport to trial biometrics

With a flash of their face, passengers flying overseas will be able to walk through Sydney Airport's international terminal to their waiting plane almost without showing their passport.

Greens offer free Metro bus rides for tertiary students

ALL TAFE and university students would be allowed free travel on Metro Tasmania public transport services under a Greens government, party leader Cassy O’Connor said.

Victoria Lands Second International Airport

Victoria will be home to a second, curfew free international Airport – creating more than 200 jobs, growing our international exports and boosting the visitor economy thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government.

Ferry McFerryface to be renamed after Andrew Constance’s latest misstep

The controversially titled ‘Ferry McFerryface’ is being renamed after Transport Minister Andrew Constance was accused of lying about public support for the joke title.

Building starts on $6.8 billion West Gate Tunnel

Construction has begun on the $6.

Pacific National News

6 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
7MW2 Steel Train breaks apart at Goulburn Station

Last night at 1910, 7MW2 northbound steel train, headed by four NR class locomotives with 100 vehicles, with about fifteen loaded container wagons ahead of 85 empty steel coil wagons broke apart as the train was passing through Goulburn Station.

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.

Press Releases

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An Epic, Adventurous Train Ride Across the Australian Outback

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.

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.

Queensland Rail News

2017 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Qld Rail's SEQ network hit by delays

Damaged power lines and a track fault have caused major delays for southeast Queensland's peak-hour rail commuters.

Five consortia shortlisted for Cross River Rail

The Queensland state government has shortlisted ‘a strong field of national and multinational companies’ to bid for the two main works packages to build and equip the A$5·4bn Cross River Rail link in Brisbane, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad announced on February 20.

Rail Trail deadline approaches

MOMENTUM is building towards a Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail with two weeks remaining to submit a "wish list' to the State Government.

State investment fund puts hand up for Cross River Rail job

THE Government’s own state investment fund has emerged as one of the shortlisted companies to build the Cross River Rail.

Believe it or not, Ripley will get a train line ... eventually

RIPLEY residents need access to effective and affordable transport, sooner rather than later.

Rail Events

125 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Bendigo Easter Festival Heritage Train

A vintage heritage train ride is sure to be a great family fun day out.

Rail Tours Australia celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Booleroo Steam and Traction Rally with a 2 Day Tour

Join Rail Tours Australia in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society's Annual Rally on a 2 day tour covering parts of the Mid North of South Australia and also the Flinders Ranges.

New headquarters of Chinese trainmaker in Australia

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has declared it had set up an Asia-Pacific headquarters and a research & development center in Australia.

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.

Rail News

3587 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Patrick upping truck fees at major terminals

Stevedore Patrick has angered the trucking industry with fee increases across all four of its major Australian container terminals, and has told the industry to expect more in the future.

Low emission hand dryer designed for train toilets

A hand dryer which has been specifically designed for train toilets and meets the latest standards for electrical performance while reducing energy consumption has been developed by Sanitaryware Supplies Co’s bespoke design service, working with TBM Rail and Stream Hygiene.

World rail market - January 2018

Canada: Wagon repair company Caltrax has begun using RailcarRx’s cloud-based Repair Management System to manage its daily operations in western Canada.

World rolling stock market - January 2018

Australia: Three consortia have been shortlisted for a contract to replace the NSW TrainLink regional rail fleet of XPT, Endeavour and Xplorer trains: Regional Futures, led by Downer; a Bombardier consortium; and Momentum Trains led by CAF.

World rail infrastructure market - January 2018

Australia: 4Tel is to supply signalling and communications for the Newcastle light rail project.

Railpage Australia News

141 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Calling for software testing volunteers

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 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.

Railway Preservation

55 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
Canberra Railway Museum THEFT

Over the Christmas Break our volunteers were distressed to find that the Museum site has been the target of thieves.

Heritage train restoration costs not on track

A Queensland council reveals a $2 million budget blow out for the restoration of one of the state's iconic steam trains.

Loco win for Walhalla

[left]A decommissioned Caterpillar engine previously used in the Hazelwood mine and originally destined for the scrap heap has been given a new lease of life carrying tourists along the Walhalla Goldfields Railway.

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.

Railway Stories

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Railway enthusiast has spent five years and £500,000 building a replica station in his yard

A railway fanatic who is so enthused by trains has gone to the extreme length of building a station in his back garden, complete with three carriages which has now been transformed into a vintage restaurant.

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.

South Australian Rail News

603 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
SA Labor makes roads and rail pledge

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has outlined a $2 billion plan for road, rail and port construction at Labor's election launch.

SA transport expert Luigi Rossi proposes $1bn superfast train from Adelaide to Mt Barker

A SUPERFAST rail link from Adelaide to Mt Barker would relieve travel woes for motorists, capitalise on tourism and prepare for population growth, according to a South Australian transport expert.

Archways beneath Adelaide Casino

The archways are likely remnants of the old Adelaide railway station, which the new station was built on top of.

Green Light for Adelaide suburban rail projects

THE state government of South Australia has recently announced the signing of construction contracts for three previously-budgeted projects that will expand and enhance the Adelaide Metro suburban rail network.

Adelaide electrification contract awarded

Electrification of the 40 km Adelaide – Gawler suburban route is set to resume in the coming weeks, following the award of a contract for the first phase of the A$615m project.

Tasmanian Rail News

341 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Hobart Northern Suburbs Rail Action Group releases transport policy scorecard

THE main drivers of the push to introduce a light trail system for Hobart commuters have delivered their rating of the major parties’ transport policies ahead of the March 3 poll.

Locals want decision on fate of North East Rail Trail

Locals in the north-east Tasmanian town of Scottsdale do not agree on everything, but the general consensus is the place is booming.

North- West Tasmania would have funding for passenger train

Locals and tourists may be able to experience the North-West coastline on a passenger train if the Liberal government is re-elected.

Tourism and Heritage Rail Policy

With the strong increase in visitor numbers to Tasmania, new tourism experiences need to be developed to create new jobs and investment, as well as encourage visitors to continue to return to the State.

North-West Tasmania would have funding for passenger train

Locals and tourists may be able to experience the North-West coastline on a passenger train if the Liberal government is re-elected.

Train Simulator News

61 stories | Newest story posted 2 years 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

1122 stories | Newest story posted 19 hours ago
Sydney light rail tests tram for first time as project grapples with construction delays

The first tram has hit the tracks on Sydney's light rail system for testing, despite construction delays.

Sydney's Light Rail project behind schedule

Delays in Sydney's Light Rail project has prompted the Transport Minister to declare "NSW is an unhappy customer".

Mart 130 cafe at Middle Park Light Rail Station destroyed by flames

A POPULAR railway cafe in Melbourne’s inner suburbs has been destroyed by fire.

Light rail a long time coming

OVER the summer, Sydney commuters have become increasing used to trains running late — and that is if they are running at all, what with a sustained ­period of cancellations due to widespread sick leave claims by Sydney Rail staff.

UK

177 stories | Newest story posted 19 hours ago
Abellio pulls out of Wales & Borders bidding

Abellio Rail Cymru withdrew from bidding for the next Wales & Borders franchise on February 22, leaving KeolisAmey and MTR Corp (Cymru) Ltd as the two remaining bidders.

GWR leads the pack at 20th Rail Business Awards

Great Western Railway was announced as Rail Business of the Year and ScotRail Alliance Managing Director Alex Hynes was named Industry Leader of the Year at the 20th Rail Business Awards.

Amey takes over ‘key’ Carillion rail contracts

Amey Rail Ltd acquired ‘a significant number’ of Network Rail infrastructure contracts previously held by Carillion Construction Ltd on February 22.

Euston Master Development Partner selected

High speed line project promoter HS2 Ltd announced on February 22 that Network Rail and the Secretary of State for Transport had selected Lendlease as the Master Development Partner for London Euston station.

UK railway research network established

A parliamentary reception on February 20 marked the formal launch of the UK Rail Research & Innovation Network, bringing together railway industry bodies and eight universities.

USA

133 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
CSX gets parking tickets for stopped trains

It does not matter if it is ten minutes or ten days, local authorities say the railroad company gets one ticket for a stopped train blocking a crossing.

G&W invests in last mile technology business

International rail freight group Genesee & Wyoming Inc has invested in Cargomatic, a technology platform which connects freight shippers and road hauliers with a focus on short-haul markets.

Funding sought for more upgrades to Ringgold Rail Trail

Pittsylvania County Parks and Recreation is hoping to make the well-beaten path of the Ringgold Rail Trail a little smoother.

Fort Worth workers to be recalled as GE cuts 575 jobs at Pennsylvania plant

GE Transportation plans to end most locomotive production at its century-old plant in northwestern Pennsylvania, eliminating about 575 jobs.

Software aims to improve KCS fleet utilisation

Kansas City Southern has awarded planning and scheduling tool specialist Biarri Rail a contract to supply its Boss MP Loco cloud-based software to improve locomotive utilisation.

Victorian Rail News

4978 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Transport minister orders review of V/Line delays

Natalie Thorne spent up to seven hours commuting each day when V/Line services were shut down by level crossing removal works on the Gippsland line earlier this year.

Advances in rail need to be factored into plans

IS our council really looking to the future for Mildura?

North-East rail line V/Locity train introduction at risk with insufficient federal government funds

THE Victorian government’s plan to introduce VLocity trains to the North-East line when upgraded is on the brink of being de-railed.

Melbourne Metro a year ahead of schedule, Premier says

The $11 billion Melbourne Metro Tunnel is set to open a year earlier than expected, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced.

It’s time Labor and Coalition gave us a deadline for trains

HOPE – that’s all V/Line passengers have after the latest debacle involving the train operator.

Western Australian Rail News

934 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Upgrade for the Collie River rail bridge

The rail bridge over the Collie River is currently the focus of a half-million dollar re-sleepering and re-railing project.

BHP Mt Newman train

An iron freight train on the line from BHP's Mt Newman mine in the Pilbara, WA.

Important upgrade works underway on Collie River Rail bridge

Arc Infrastructure has begun its revitalisation project for the Collie River Rail Bridge, located on an important route for Western Australia’s coal and alumina supply chain.

Mineral Resources could save Esperance port workers facing 'catastrophe'

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union has called on the state government to reconsider Mineral Resources Limited's mining application, following the announcement that Cleveland-Cliffs could close their Australian mining operations this year.

Joondalup: man fined for drunken tirade aboard train

A YOUNG man was so drunk he couldn’t remember abusing transit officers at Joondalup train station until he was shown CCTV footage of the incident.

Yarra Trams

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Improving tram safety in Park Street

Two new platform tram stops are now open in Park Street, South Melbourne, improving safety and accessibility on Route 58.

January 2018 performance results

Yarra Trams delivered 98.

Explore the Night with all-night public transport

Night Network lets you explore Melbourne's vibrant nightlife safely and conveniently with public transport running all night on weekends.

Australian Open 2018 - Transporting thousands of fans

Hundreds of thousands of tennis fans took trams to see their favourite players battle it out at the 2018 Australian Open

December 2017 Performance Results

Yarra Trams delivered 97.

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