The federal parliament shouldn't look to block the proposal to build stage two of the Canberra light rail, Liberal senator Zed Seselja says.
Car window washers will soon become a thing of the past along Northbourne Avenue, after the government banned the practice due to the light rail.
Canberra's new light rail network promised to "drive growth" and "generate vibrancy, diversity of employment and long-term sustainability".
The ACT government has released new footage of more near misses with light rail vehicles as the launch date draws close.
Canberra Metro ripped up 15 metres of track nearly a week out from the launch of light rail after it didn't meet "quality expectations", Transport Canberra has confirmed.
Blade Nzimande has finally come to the realisation that “launching” two model trains will not solve the Passenger Rail Agency of SA’s (Prasa’s) problems, and that yet another in a long line of “turnaround” strategies has failed.
Federal Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi has instructed Nigerian Railway Corp to start full-scale commercial passenger operations on the 1 435 mm gauge Itakpe – Ajaokuta – Warri railway, following a three month trial of free services.
State-owned enterprise Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has unveiled two Gibela-built X’Trapolis Mega trains in Cape Town.
Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority and Zambia Railways Ltd expect to haul 30 000 tonnes/month of fuel from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka as a result of Tanzania’s implementation on March 1 of the East African Community Vehicle Load Control Act, which reduces the maximum weight which can be transported by road.
A committee of experts from African finance, planning and economic development ministries has endorsed the adoption of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol to encourage private investment in railway assets across the continent.
Plans to link the railway networks of Iran, Iraq and Syria have been revealed by a source at the Syrian Ministry of Transport.
SRO was the country’s original railway and is currently responsible for the Riyadh – Dammam network in the east and the Haramain high-speed line in the west.
Egyptian National Railways (ENR) has awarded a €158m contract to Talgo for six inter-city trainsets through an open competitive process.
Egyptian National Railways has selected Talgo to supply and maintain a fleet of six 160 km/h trainsets at a total cost of around €158m, the manufacturer announced on April 7.
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.
Malaysia and China have signed a revised agreement to resume construction of the suspended East Coast Rail Link (ECRL).
The body was beheaded and thrown under a bridge near the railway track in Bathinda's Sheesh Mahal Colony, the police said.
The busy railway line connecting Jatinegara and Cakung, both in East Jakarta, has been upgraded with the launch of the double-double track (DDT) on Thursday evening.
It’s going to be a bitter
We’ve all had that moment at the train station.
AN extraordinary campaign targeting anti-coal activists has been launched by one of Australia’s largest rail companies amid revelations that protesters locking themselves to train tracks were now a primary safety concern.
Train drivers living in Queensland’s regional communities are at the heart of a new public safety campaign, ‘Don’t put your life on the line’, which is being launched today by rail company, Aurizon.
The Fair Work Commission have today certified, stamped and signed the Enterprise Agreement.
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.
First Glasgow have launched 10 new ultra-low emission vehicles for their premium Glasgow Airport Express service as part of the on-going investment plans, which provides a 24/7 fast and frequent link from the city centre to the airport.
Tata Motors has supplied first fleet of 10 electric buses on Saturday to J&K State Road Transport Corporation (J&KSRTC).
Major changes to many bus routes in Central London have now been finalised.
Over the last year-and-a-half, Metro has been working with community members and numerous stakeholders on restructuring the agency’s vast bus system.
With the purpose of expanding our road coverage in Asia, we are excited to launch online ticket booking for buses in China, connecting the Southern provinces of Guangxi and Yunnan with other destinations in the Mekong Region.
Montréal metropolitan region transport authority EXO has placed a firm order for CRRC Tangshan to supply a further 20 double-deck coaches.
The Government of Canada has announced plans to support 136 projects and initiatives in a bid to increase rail safety across the country.
VIA Rail Canada is undergoing multiple personnel changes, including the appointment of a new CEO, according to a recent announcement from Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport.
The appointment of Cynthia Garneau, currently President of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, as VIA President and CEO for a five-year term beginning May 9 marks the second time in recent history that an aviation executive has been named to run a national passenger railroad.
A 30-year-old police officer stabbed in the back with a hunting knife at Sydney's Central Station last night is in a stable condition after undergoing surgery.
The power has returned Sydney's train network but major delays are expected this afternoon and this evening following a police operation at Redfern station.
Sydney Metro Northwest, the first stage of the railway billed as the country’s biggest public transport project, could enter service in Australia’s largest city.
The power is turned off to parts of Sydney's train network and there are "major delays" on every line except for one amid a police operation at Redfern Station.
Video of a man dangling and attempting gymnastics from railway powered overhead lines in Sydney has emerged on Twitter this morning.
Today Stadler Rail has released official information about its deal with the railways of Finland (VR Group) for the delivery of 60+100 multi-engine diesel locomotives.
Infrastructure manager HŽ Infrastruktura signed memoranda of understanding with two Chinese companies during the latest 16+1 conference of China and 16 central and eastern European countries which was held in Dubrovnik on April 12.
Last week, Alstom presented the first Coradia Polyvalent EMU for the Léman Express project.
A regular rail freight service between the Port of Amsterdam and Wuhan in China will be launched per 1 May 2019.
In the west of Hungary, a new terminal is under construction that should facilitate traffic between the Baltic Sea in the north and the Adriatic Sea in the south.
This write up is an update on what I have done so far for this Newsletter.
We visited this Railway Station for the first time In May 2015.
A set of three platinum cars on the diverted Indian Pacific AS8 the other week, seen here at Bargo River NSW.
This write up is about the Narromine Railway Station.
Spent a few Hours at Steamfest today,
Where the east-west rail line (Sydney to Perth) and the Inland Rail line (Melbourne to Brisbane) will soon meet, there is Parkes.
Adding to the pipeline of opportunities and benefits that have begun flowing from Inland Rail, non-profit organisations in regional centres along the corridor now have a chance to tap into a dedicated community funding pool.
I am writing in response to the commentary made by Mark Coulton MP regarding landholders 'shutting the gate' on the Inland Rail project.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Michael McCormack says he has no doubt the Queensland section of the $10 billion inland rail project will be built, despite the Palaszczuk government still having to sign off on the project.
Expressions of Interest (EoIs) are now open for to design, build, finance and maintain contract for the most technically complex section of the entire Inland Rail program.
To what extent do you think digitalisation has changed maintenance activities in the railway sector?
EQT Partners’ latest buyout fund EQT VIII has agreed to acquire Swedish train connection parts producer Dellner Couplers.
This month Porsche is to begin using rail to transport sports cars by rail from Germany to Chongqing in China.
East-West and West-East rail freight traffic must cross an invisible legal border due to the existence of two different legal regimes.
Last night (March 8th 2019) I was booked on a 5.
In the 1950s, a set of stone reliefs were added to a building so high up that hardly anyone could see them.
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.
So I stayed up way too late last night.
2019 EASTER LONG WEEKEND EXHIBITION
Here are a couple vehicle projects I have been working on.
I've returned from a week's holiday and got straight down to work on the next project - creating an interior for 'bowsider' 20.
I can remember a time when weathering your models just meant leaving them out so that dust accumulated on them but these days weathering has become an important part of the model railway scene.
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.
We all love a steam train, and while the big beasts make occasional weekend trips though the city, there are a surprisingly large number of miniature steam trains chugging along little railways around parts of London as well.
It has been some time since we have had time to update you, and there has been a lot of action on our South African Garratt since last time, so without further ado, here’s the latest progress.
THE Tweed Valley Miniature Railway has been a popular attraction on the Tweed for three decades but is now in danger of being derailed.
A SMALL parcel of commercial land beside the railway line has sold for "considerably more" than expected, demonstrating continued demand for sites in Orange.
The unexpected discovery was made after a large detached rock loomed precariously above commuter train tracks.
Construction on the $2.
Frank Johnson well remembers the celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the railway's arrival in Goulburn.
Former Australian deputy prime minister and leader of the National Party Tim Fischer has renewed the call for the re-opening of the Blayney to Harden rail line.
Project promoter CRL Ltd has selected the Link Alliance as preferred bidder for the main works package to construct the City Rail Link loop line under central Auckland.
Cities across the world are struggling to tempt people out of their cars and onto transit.
The Government may have to scale back its $6 billion light rail programme for Auckland by scrapping a line from the city centre to west Auckland, says Transport Minister Phil Twyford.
Aucklanders might be on the way to doubling their public transport use to 120 million rides a year within a decade, a goal once deemed "unbelievably outrageous".
The business case for light rail from Auckland Airport to the City Centre is being held up, as the transport minister considers an "alternative approach" to the funding and design of the proposed network.
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.
On my list of airlines in trouble, Jet was near the top.
The drone attack that brought
Drivers are another step closer to a fully upgraded Plenty Road from Mill Park to Mernda, with the contract for stage two works between Bush Boulevard and Bridge Inn Road awarded to Decmil.
The legal requirement was clear: in building the M4 East tunnel section of WestConnex, the state government needed to also dedicate two lanes along Parramatta Road solely for public transport.
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.
Members would have recently been advised by management that elections are under way for your Health and Safety Representatives.
Members have recently reported a marked increase of fume incidents on 92 and 93 class locomotives when traversing tunnels.
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 wagons from a
The Mount Isa rail line is expected to re-open Monday, April 29, restoring one of Queensland's most important freight routes.
A FATHER-OF-TWO, who publicly pleasured himself on a tilt train, has fronted court.
The Mount Isa rail line is expected to re-open Monday, April 29, restoring one of Queensland’s most important freight routes.
THE future of Townsville’s economy is at “significant risk” if action isn’t taken to fix the complex operating and ageing infrastructure issues of the rail line that connects Mt Isa to Townsville.
The Thomas D.
Total Rail Management by L.
Gangemi has more than 20 years’ experience working with systems technologies such as fare payment, crew management and asset management.
On April 7 through 9, managers from light rail and streetcar systems around the world met in Jersey City, N.
Australia: The NSW government has awarded the RailConnect consortium of Hyundai Rotem, Mitsubishi Electric Australia and UGL Rail a A$130m contract to supply a further 42 double-deck EMUs cars, taking its New Intercity Fleet order to a total of 554 vehicles.
Union Pacific Railroad will host a celebration May 9 in Ogden, Utah, to mark the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad’s completion.
Paul Comfort brings three key lessons back with him following his visit with seven transit CEOs in Australia.
Trusting your gut instinct and starting a genuine conversation with a workmate who doesn’t seem themselves can be life-changing, according to Katherine Newton, R U OK?
Earlier this week the sad news arrived that Phil Clarke, long time rail fan from the Illawarra, had passed away.
The Statesman crossing Glenfinnan Viaduct in the care of 47593 Galloway PrincessReturn to our first destination, this time in Pullman Class
This English Tourism Week we celebrate some of the country’s most striking railway heritage.
Just an hour away of Bangkok towards the East and the border to Cambodia, the Gulf of Thailand covers the provinces of Samut Prakam, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat
Capita Travel and Events has teamed up with Australian travel technology firm Seatfrog to allow train passengers to upgrade to first class on certain London North Eastern Railway (LNER) routes.
The Express 75/75 operated by the State Railway of Thailand is a long-distance train running from Bangkok to Nong Khai offering easy access to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam.
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.
It’s been a long and very busy couple of days.
-The East Cornwall Mineral Railway (ECMR) maintained a wharf on the Tamar River at Calstock which, for many years, was served by an incline.
Share some time on Sunday, April 28 to reflect on the end of an era at Valley Heights.
The Line of the West Clare Railway from Corofin to Lahinch
Another article from The Railway Magazine in May 1951!
Feature articles in the latest issue of [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries.
The copy of this book that I bought was a coffee-table size paperback published by Tuttle Publishing.
Overhead Line Electrification for Railways By Garry Keenor
I’ve completed my second book, “Passing a Half Century”!
Monorails of the 19th Century by Adrian S.
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.
Russian multimodal operator JSC RZD Logistics and ČD Cargo, the subsidiary of Czech Railways, agreed on long-term cooperation in the area of rail freight on the New Silk Road and development of joint logistics projects in international transit traffic.
Russian President Vladimir Putin favors a plan to build a high-speed railway line from Moscow to his home city of St.
Rolling stock manufacturer Transmashholding has announced a 44% year-on-year increase in sales to 224·8bn roubles for 2018.
Ural Locomotives and Russian Railways have signed an agreement to develop plans for a double-deck electric multiple-unit designed for inter-regional services.
A Memorandum of Cooperation regarding the development of the railway network in the Kyrgyz Republic has been concluded in Bishkek, meaning Russia and Kyrgyzstan will work together.
A woman has died after being hit by a train at Evanston in Adelaide’s north.
Safety on SA public transport has been given a boost with the government revealing it will introduce body worn cameras for inspectors on trains and trams.
The State Government is asking the Aldinga community where a future railway station should be built in their suburb.
The proud railway identity among the farming community of Cummins is to become history as it prepares to tackle 50 extra trucks on its roads each day.
A man was high on drugs and had not slept for four days before pushing a car onto train tracks in front of a speeding passenger service in Adelaide, a court has heard.
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.
The Forth River Rail Bridge will soon be owned by the ratepayers of the Central Coast Council.
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.
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.
The cost of building the Auckland City Rail Link, one of the largest transport infrastructure projects in New Zealand, has increased by around NZD1bn ($670m) to NZD4.
THE City of Stirling has its sights set on light rail ahead of the Federal Election.
The announcement was made following a meeting at Hamilton City Hall between Mayor Fred Eisenberger and Ontario Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek.
The light rail service in northwestern Hong Kong was temporarily disrupted on Sunday morning after a train and a truck collided.
This post continues a series of reflections on the tramway network in and around Nice which are based on Jose Banaudo’s French language book “Nice au fil du Tram Volume 1: Histoire.
Helium-filled balloons have been blamed for causing hundreds of train delays for passengers across Britain each year.
Having been launched in early 2019, public transit app Citymapper’s pass is bidding to radically change the way travel fares are conceived in major cities.
At present four full length HSTs are still running with First Great Western Railway, but will be reduced on 29th April to just two sets.
Money needed to complete 45-year project to build a railway line between two Denbighshire towns has been raised, volunteers have said.
British police were on Tuesday investigating two incidents where objects were placed on railway tracks to sabotage the network in what they believed was deliberate action relating to Britain's exit from the European Union.
Imagine that an asset that you own such as a car remains underutilized most of the time.
Rodgers comes to the railcar operating lessor, rail transportation manager, rail transportation consultant and railcar broker with more than 20 years of rail industry experience.
Virginia Railway Express (VRE), a commuter rail service in the US, has completed the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) on its trains.
Escalators underneath 45th St.
In addition, CSX’s operating ratio set a company first-quarter record at 59.
Transport authorities have apologised to commuters after a fatal accident caused chaos on Melbourne's train network last night, but say no compensation will be offered to those affected.
V/Line delivered fewer services on time on the Bendigo line in March than in February, and was 7.
Buses will be replacing select evening services on the Ballarat line over the Easter long weekend.
The following has been provided to our members regarding an update on the Vintage Rolling Stock Strategy.
Once again V/Line were found again not following their own policies and procedures when it came to vacant positions and recruitment.
THE State Government is planning the removal of all six level crossings between Victoria Park and Beckenham on the Armadale train line.
A proposed train station in Mandurah's northern suburb of Lakelands could be a step closer after Canning MP Andrew Hastie pledged $25 million to the project.
Western Australia’s Public Transport Authority has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the METRONET upgrade of Bayswater Station in Perth.
Logistics giant Qube has added a stake in Intermodal Group, Fremantle Port’s container to rail operator, to its half-share in Fremantle container terminal operator Patrick.
BHP estimates roughly 6 to 8 million tonnes of export production will be lost at its West Australian iron ore operation as a result of Tropical Cyclone Veronica, with rail movements into Port Hedland still limited.
Yarra Trams community partner, batyr, are hoping to smash the stigma of mental health by talking about the elephant in the room – or, in this instance, on the tram.
The dinosaur puppets surprised passenger on Route 58Yesterday, two dinosaur puppets boarded a Route 58 tram, choosing the easiest way to get to the new Dino Park exhibition at Melbourne Zoo, which they’ll star in.
More than 100 extra tram services will help AFL fans get to the MCG this weekend as an unprecedented rail shutdown threatens to cruel the commutes of more than half the city's footy crowds.
The trial will give trams on Route 75 priority at traffic lightsInnovative traffic light technology will be introduced onto our network in March 2019 in a new trial to provide more reliable journey times for our passengers and tackle congestion for road users.
The Montague Street bridge has claimed another victim.