Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.
A train derailed at the Raglan Station Road Railway Crossing at 4pm Tuesday.
121 full-time train crew jobs made redundant across a handful of depots, mostly Pt Waratah and Port Kembla, but some at Greta and other places too.
A TRAIN believed to belong to Pacific National derailed five kilometres east of Julia Creek on Wednesday morning.
It with a sad heart that I wish to inform the Railpage community of the passing of one of our members, Tim Gray, @Termite who was well known through the railway community as a top bloke who loved all things railway.
UPS has added six more cities to its intermodal rail network linking China and Europe.
The Asia-Europe overland route continues to attract attention with forwarders developing new solutions to cater to growing interest from cargo owners seeking alternative options to air and ocean transport.
[justify]The railway corridor, covering eight nations, will not be for passengers, but be limited to movement of container trains with goods.
Chinese bank expected to release funds for project after delays in government clearances and local resistance to the route
AURIZON is seeking the green light for a rail link to the Galilee Basin’s huge coal reserves that will be up to $1 billion cheaper than the one planned by Indian mining giant Adani.
Strong export demand combined with favourable seasonal conditions to drive a 32% increase in the amount of grain hauled by Aurizon in 2016.
A PROSERPINE man has vowed to blockade the road leading to the Wilmar mill in Proserpine if the plans go ahead to cancel a rail contract between Aurizon and the town's sugar mill.
RAIL giant Aurizon is considering selling locomotives, wagons and infrastructure used to transport sugar after it decided it will no longer deliver sugar from Wilmar's mill at Proserpine to Mackay and from its Burdekin mills to Townsville.
GLENCORE’S chief operating officer of Australia’s copper assets refused to accept the blame for the company transporting product from Mount Isa to Townsville by road instead of rail.
WORK is steadily progressing on the Sydney Metro Trains Facility (SMTF) at Rouse Hill as the $8.
A section of roof has "blasted" off a Sydney train with 400 people on board, injuring one man.
Police are alleging the discovery of thousands of dollars of illicit substances on a teenager who was questioned after being caught by transit officers for travelling on a Sydney train without a valid ticket.
Forty minutes – that’s how much travel time South Coast rail commuters could save with new technology.
Are you railing for a change of scenery, love watching the clock and are keen to get your career on track?
There were 94 sightings for this week; this is 1 sightings less than last week, making a total of 1175 sightings for this year to date.
There were 95 sightings for this week; this is 15 sightings less than last week, making a total of 1081 sightings for this year to date.
There were 110 sightings for this week; this is 5 sightings more than last week, making a total of 986 sightings for this year to date.
There were 105 sightings for this week; this is 5 sightings less than last week, making a total of 876 sightings for this year to date.
There were 110 sightings for this week; this is 35 sightings more than last week, making a total of 771 sightings for this year to date.
Danish architectural firm PLH and engineering partner Cowi have won an international competition to design the rebuilding of Riga’s Centrālā station into multimodal transport hub and the provision of a bridge over the River Daugava as part of the Rail Baltica project.
Ferrovie Appulo Lucane has awarded Stadler an €8·5m contract to supply an additional three-car diesel multiple-unit for its 950 mm gauge network, along with two intermediate cars to lengthen two existing units from two to three cars.
Tibbett Logistics is to make a ‘substantial six-figure euro’ investment this year to enhance its București International Rail Freight Terminal, which it says is the only privately operated open-access rail container terminal in the capital.
On March 28 Grupo México announced that its transport business GMéxico Transportes had reached an agreement to acquire Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corp from Fortress Investment Group.
Rolling stock manufacturers are to be invited to submit expressions of interest in supplying wagons capable of carrying lorries on ‘rail motorway’ services between France and Spain, it was agreed at a meeting of a working group on March 27 bringing together the transport ministries of both countries as well as ADIF, RENFE and SNCF Réseau.
Railpage has received reports Iluka are looking to suspend operations at their Hamilton plant in October, with 60 staff redundancies.
I am writing to you regarding the ongoing problems being experienced with VLine trains.
A new report from HSBC has predicted the price of iron ore may return to below US$40 a tonne this calendar year, with a global oversupply set to impact the major commodity sooner, rather than later.
It’s that time of the day again.
IT’S a good thing George Cunningham was a butcher in a former life because “you need a cut lunch” to get from one end of his house to the other.
AN 20,000 piece model train collection which took a lifetime to curate is now calling Ipswich home.
The pound's recent devaluation after June's Brexit vote has already led to some price rises, and model railways are one business feeling the effects.
After what seems an eternity,
The continuing production run of the 48 Class and 830 Class is proceeding smoothly with the next delivery expected in the first quarter of 2016.
Austrains' principal John Eassie has announced on the Austrains website that he intends to produce HO scale models of the NSWGR 30 Class 4-6-4 tank loco
As Christmas 2016 approached, and Puffing Billy's 6 train running began in order to accommodate the annual summer rush, G42 was taken out of traffic and rolled into the workshops for a 'B' exam.
Quite a range of jobs have been carried out or are now under way, and there is plenty of work to do, as the photographs demonstrate.
The air box has been modified somewhat from the original concept, in order to increase clearances around the rear pony truck.
Whilst attempting to better cater for massive patronage growth, the need for us to call into service every available item of rolling stock is becoming more the norm than the exception.
One of the benefits of working with Puffing Billy locomotives is the chance to discover the rich industrial heritage that come with them, such as the eccentric strap (above and below) which currently resides on 6A, and yet is clearly marked '5'.
THERE is renewed hope for the establishment of the Goulburn to Crookwell Rail Trail, following the announcement of new funding by the State Government.
The ‘grieving for the train’ that Will Jeffery notes in his letter is indeed strong and is not just ‘a minority, with romantic notions about historic trains’.
Students and academics at the University of New South Wales have mounted a major exhibition outlining a proposal for a radical redirection of the WestConnex tollway project from road to rail.
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian announces a new underground concourse for Sydney's Central station as part of the Government's plan to upgrade the precinct.
TAKING in the mountainous back drop of Queenstown on her bike, Ballina MP Tamara Smith has begun her cycle trip to explore the rail trails of New Zealand in a bid to inspire progress on rail trail construction on the North Coast.
A passenger rail service between Christchurch and Dunedin would become a reality if a group of South Island mayors have their way.
Freight services will resume on the rail line between Christchurch and Greymouth on Monday, with the TranzAlpine scenic service to restart on Wednesday.
A new station serving the eastern side of Auckland’s city centre was officially opened on March 13.
A newly-opened $12 million railway station at Parnell in Auckland’s east will be a vital link for students and local residents, Auckland Transport chairman Dr Lester Levy has said.
A Wakatipu tourism icon that's been off the rails for four years is finally back on track.
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.
China's influential National Development and Reform Commission has asked the federal government for a shortlist of priority projects – including rail infrastructure – as part of a big investment push into Northern Australia.
A feasibility study to investigate the construction of a railway between the town of Katherine, in the Northern Territory, and Kununurra, in Western Australia, will be commissioned by the NT government.
Last year was not one of the best for the rail industry, with freight volumes down across the board, especially in the minerals sector, combined with a general lack of direction.
For most Americans, public transit basically has three virtues.
The trucking industry has always had a problematic relationship with the railway industry, or more specifically, the rail freight industry as road versus rail tensions continue.
University of Wollongong research could improve the reliability of the South Coast rail line – especially in rainy weather.
The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia has encouraged state and federal governments to borrow to finance infrastructure.
One in 37 Victorian truck drivers tested positive to drug driving, almost double the national figure, in a major police blitz this week.
Melbourne Airport's profit margins from car parking shrank 11 per cent in 2015-16, but at 59 per cent remain high enough to have helped the airport rake in more parking revenue than any other in Australia.
Later this year Dutch company Hedgehog Applications is to undertake a pilot project in Apeldoorn which will use a large battery to store energy regenerated by braking electric trains and use it to recharge electric buses and cars.
A plane with five people on board has crashed into the side of a shopping centre near Essendon Airport, in Melbourne's north, sparking a blaze at a nearby retail outlet centre.
Cost-recovery for public transport has reached unsustainable levels and must be overhauled to support sustainable transport services in Australia’s capital cities according to a new report released by the Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF).
On Win News on Thursday, 19 January, the Transport Minister's response to the issue of heat stress in the rails causing reduced speed for rail freight and passenger services was disingenuous, contrived, lame and lacking in any capacity to take action on the issue.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation board has two new members after the Government appointed David Saxelby and Jennifer Seabrook to the body.
Inland rail is a once in a generation project and the Coalition government is committed to engaging communities along the proposed route as the alignment is finalised.
The Australian Government has committed to five key initiatives in its response to the IA 15 Year Plan, released today.
There have been more than 1360 boom strike or level crossing collisions on the Queensland rail network over the past seven years.
The latest updates for Cyclone Debbie indicates it will be a Category 4 system crossing the North Queensland Coast between Townsville and Proserpine at around 8.
TRANSPORT Minister Jackie Trad has been forced to intervene in a new closed-shop job scandal at Queensland Rail, after it rejected dozens of applications from experienced train drivers.
MILLIONS of dollars of taxpayer money will be spent on overtime pay for extra train drivers and guards during Commonwealth Games, according to the State Opposition.
SECTIONS of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Program between Toowoomba to Grandchester have been declared coordinated projects by Queensland’s coordinator-general.
The debate in the Friday Five about the dilapidated state of the memorials marking the joining of the Trans Australian Railway Line has been going on for a few years now with many and varied solutions put forward.
Transcal has launched its Aerolite train seat, which is intended to be ‘lighter, slimmer and more comfortable’ than other options.
SCT Logistics has documented its first train between Melbourne and Brisbane via Wodonga in a short documentary, which it hopes will help boost the reputation of rail on Australia’s East Coast.
Rio Tinto has announced a deal to sell its Australian coal assets to Chinese state-owned mining firm Yancoal for more than $3 billion.
Catching a train from platform one of Melbourne's Southern Cross Station is like boarding a flight from gate one of an international airport – rarely done, and all the more special for that.
Poland: PKP Cargo has expanded its drone fleet with Dron House’s Bielik 3·5 kg carbon fibre design.
Joanna Whittington has been confirmed as CEO of the UK’s Office of Rail & Road.
Public anticipation for a super-high-speed land transport system has been spurred on this month, with exciting announcements from a pair of key firms in the developing sector.
Armenia: Refurbishment of two two-car Type 81-717 Yerevan metro trainsets has been sponsored by mobile telecoms company Ucom, which is to provide 4G coverage on the network.
Asia: MyHSR and LTA have awarded the joint development partner contract for the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high speed rail project to a consortium of WSP Engineering Malaysia, Mott MacDonald and Ernst & Young Advisory Services.
Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.
In a capacious brick warehouse in the historic Eveleigh railway precinct, hundreds of tonnes of heritage railway carriages and equipment is sitting idle after the NSW government terminated a tour company's access to the site and changed the locks.
As light rail works its way down Northbourne Avenue, the ACT Heritage Council is reminding Canberrans that rail was always part of the vision for the city.
As Canberra gears up for a light rail connection through the city, the ACT Heritage Council has moved to protect the telltale signs of Canberra's first rail plan.
Minutes of South and West Gippsland Transport Group meeting be held at 7.
Police believe at least six shots were fired at a bike rider at Everton on Saturday, with at least one bullet hitting him in the head and multiple rounds hitting his chest.
A Melbourne man ensured an unforgettable proposal for his girlfriend by recreating the moment they had first met on a crowded commuter train.
A clerk sorted mail on a Railway Post Office car in Kansas City in 1932.
It has been the most frequently asked question from tourists in the area this summer when is the Zig Zag Railway reopening?
I’m writing to you from Nay Pay Daw, the new capital built from scratch just 10 years ago in a fertile area of rice fields, lakes and rolling hills.
Puffing Billy keeps Australian steam train history alive
WORRYING footage of people climbing between idling freight trains is evidence of “incredibly unsafe” behaviour that should lead to the closure of a Mile End pedestrian crossing, authorities say.
EYRE Peninsula’s rail system is in urgent need of investment to stop grain transport moving from rail to road, according to Member for Flinders Peter Treloar.
AN UPGRADE to a rail line that links the interior of South Australia with Adelaide is to make the movement of freight faster and more efficient.
IF the Weatherill Labor government and South Australian Freight Council want to fight the Marshall Liberal team on our GlobeLink plan at the next state election, I say bring it on.
Railpage believe's the Trans Australia Railway (TAR) has been cut in Western Australia for several days now by flooding due to the recent heavy rains.
THE Derwent Valley Council will consider leasing disused railway tracks in an effort to resurrect a tourist train in the region.
A transport safety authority's report into a freight train derailment in Tasmania is questioned by the rail operator's CEO, who admits he has not read the report "completely".
TasRail's CEO vows an unexpected $5.
A NEW West Coast Wilderness Railway trip called Footplate Experience is set to excite enthusiasts far and wide.
A parliamentary committee has recommended the Tasmanian government consider splitting TasRail into two.
The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.
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.
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.
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.
They are bright red with a dynamite N shape representing Newcastle.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks at the intersection of Victoria and Church Streets in Richmond.
A last-minute bid to force the Berejiklian government to run light rail down the former heavy rail corridor failed in the NSW Parliament on Tuesday.
THOUSANDS of construction and ongoing jobs would be created by the Hobart northern suburbs rail-corridor urban development project, say supporters.
Alstom has completed the first dynamic tests of its Coradia iLint fuel cell multiple-unit.
Surging population growth in Melbourne's north-western suburbs is being blamed for jeopardising plans for a rail link between the airport and the city.
Runaway population growth in Melbourne's north-west has put plans for a rail line to Melbourne Airport in jeopardy, just as calls by the airport for a rail connection grow more urgent.
The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening public ownership of V/Line, to protect it from any future attempts by the Liberal and National Party to privatise it and run it in to the ground.
Victorian treasurer Tim Pallas has called on the Federal Government to hand over $1.
On Tuesday I headed out to the new
China State Construction Engineering Corp Ltd has tentatively agreed to build a new port and rail line for a yet-to-be-approved iron ore mine in Western Australia, according to a memorandum of understanding with privately-owned New Zealand firm BBI Group.
We’ve just completed our third election campaign in a row in which big public transport promises took centre stage.
Malcolm Turnbull and Anthony Albanese have gone toe-to-toe in Canberra over WA Government plans to spend $1.
New WA Premier Mark McGowan has named member for West Swan Rita Saffioti as the state’s new transport minister.
THE City of Wanneroo has labelled its State Election campaign, Connect Wanneroo, a success for community support and a promise of rail to Yanchep by 2021.
Low-floor trams will soon service Melbourne’s major hospitals in Parkville, making it easier for staff, patients and parents with kids to get to work, or visit the ones they love.
Yarra Trams delivered 98.
Yarra Trams delivered 98.
Melbourne's tram network will be powered by a new large scale solar plant to be built in regional Victoria.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks at the Elizabeth Street Tram Terminus.