A pedestrian has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after he was hit by a light rail vehicle in Canberra, bringing some services to a halt, on the opening day of a light rail safety week campaign.
Key bodies representing Australian public transport operators and employees are seeking increases in penalties for assaulting public transport staff so that the penalties are equal to the assault of emergency personnel.
Just months before the first stage of Canberra's light rail was due to open, the Government was delivered a grim conclusion by the electrical certifier: "most of the Canberra Metro site" was non-compliant.
There will be more wire-free running and up to 10 new bridges, including the crossing of Parkes Way and Lake Burley Griffin between the City and Woden as part of the light rail Stage 2 project, according to documents lodged with the Commonwealth by the ACT Government.
A car and a tram have crashed on Canberra's light rail network, causing delays across the network, Transport Canberra says.
Tunisian National Railways (SNTF) awarded Hyundai Rotem a Dinars 416m ($US 147m) contract in October 2018 to supply 28 of the four-car trains.
A bilateral agreement for the modernisation of the Abidjan – Ouagadougou – Kaya route and the construction of an extension to manganese deposits at Tambao near the borders of Niger and Mali was signed by the presents of Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso at the Eight Summit Conference of the Treaty of Friendship & Co-operation on July 31.
Société de Transport Ivoiro-Burkinabe has acquired rolling stock formerly used by Appenzeller Bahnen in Switzerland.
On August 2 a passenger train set out on the return leg of a coast-to-coast trip across Africa.
A fairly bare bones effort, probably located at the Lem Hotel station as it gets called out with a “You Are Here” red dot and is also named on the map itself.
The MoU was signed by SAR CEO, Dr Bashar Al Malik, and Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia CEO, Mr Dennis Zhang.
On 5th August 2019, National Authority for Tunnels has signed an agreement with a consortium of Bombardier Transportation, Orascom Construction PLC and Arab Contractors in Cairo to design and build two new monorail lines in Egypt.
During the meeting on August 3, different modes of cooperation, financing and the required equipment were discussed.
The contract was signed on August 7, during a meeting between al-Wazir, South Korean ambassador, Mr Yoon Yuechul, and a delegation of Hyundai Rotem headed by vice chairman, Mr Yoon Yeocheol.
The consortium, which was named as preferred bidder in May, will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of both lines for 30 years.
The threat of court sanction would be enough to ensure the new owner of a key east coast freight facility did not exploit its powerful position to the detriment of competitors, the judge behind a landmark case has said.
An investigation into a train derailment on the Nullarbor last year has found the tracks failed to restore to the normal position after an east-bound train departed the line two hours prior.
Former BHP Billiton coal boss Dean Dalla Valle will replace David Irwin as chief executive officer of Pacific National, the bulk and intermodal operator announced on Monday.
EXPORTS of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.
DRAWN out negotiations between Victorian grain train drivers and freight business Pacific National (PN) is costing the grains industry millions of dollars due to train delays and cancellations.
The Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), on behalf of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation, invites tenders for setting up of metro train depot at Kavi Subhas in connection with New Garia-Airport Metro Project of Kolkata Metro Rail project.
To boost the speed of urban transportation infrastructure, an memorandum of undertaking (MoU) signed in New Delhi on Monday between Government of India, Government of Madhya Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation for Bhopal & Indore Metro Rail Project.
The Asian Development Bank has approved its first loan to Sri Lanka’s railway sector, providing US$160m towards the US$192m Railway Efficiency Improvement Project.
Mumbai based global infratstructure company KEC International Ltd.
In the year 2017, Doon saw a beautiful dream of metro rail in the hilly area and to fulfill that dream the state government had immediately formed the Uttarakhand Metro Rail Corporation (UkMRC).
Loram Maintenance of Way has agreed to purchase Aurizon’s rail grinding business, along with its contracts to serve four customers.
Australian bulk rail freight operator Aurizon (ASX: AZJ), which owns one of the world’s largest coal rail networks, reported a 15 percent decline in full year profits.
“Loram’s continued global expansion as a respected leader in railway maintenance contract service operations is based on the principle that technology is global and service is local,” said Loram President and CEO Phil Homan.
The acquisition will add four new customers to Loram’s business, including all main line and turnout grinding for the Aurizon network.
Rail freight operator Aurizon will undertake a share buyback of up to $300 million to reward investors, despite a 13 per cent slide in its statutory net profit, to $473 million.
A would-be developer’s vision involves building eight cities between Melbourne and Sydney.
Though it is tempting to see setbacks in the development of high-speed rail around the world, Torkel Patterson – Vice- Chairman of the International High Speed Rail Association (IHRA) – believes we are entering a golden age of high-speed rail.
Governments are looking to fast rail services to regional cities to relieve population pressures in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
It’s nothing much right now, but this land outside Sydney is due to undergo a transformation that could set back high-speed rail for 40 years.
The approval of S
On Fridays we talk about the Useful Network - that is routes with destinations and service good enough to meet a wide variety of peoples' travel needs.
The Department of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises under Government of India has accorded its approval for procurement of 5595 Electric Buses to 64 Cities under phase II of FAME India scheme.
A recent Age report highlights the lack of public transport access to La Trobe University, Bundoora.
One of Melbourne's shortest and least changed bus routes is the 538.
The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will hire a private management consultant to change its bus services and will take some reforms such as strategic reforms in institutional, operations and management and financial performance.
Federal agency Transport Canada and Minister of Transport Marc Garneau have made a string of rail-related infrastructure funding announcements in recent weeks.
The government has announced C$12·4m of funding for two projects designed to enhance rail freight capacity, reduce bottlenecks and increase competition by offering shippers access to two railways.
A railway association is applauding a move by the federal government to fund improvements to two short line railways in Saskatchewan.
Part of a BNSF freight train was knocked off the tracks north of Madras, Ore.
Canadian National (NYSE: CNI) and eastern U.
Commuters along the Sydney Metro route are facing evening delays, hours after a communications glitch halted trains on the line to the city's north-west suburbs for two hours on Tuesday morning.
Commuters using the Sydney Metro have been urged to delay their trip or use alternative transport for the second Tuesday morning in a row after a "communications issue" halted services between Tallawong and Chatswood for about two hours.
There's been another frightening incident on our trains, with young male attacking an elderly man - and all of it caught on camera.
Late on Sunday, the Commonwealth Bank announced a nice bonus: anyone using their credit card, debit card or mobile phone to pay for trains, ferries or the light rail around Sydney would get the same weekly travel rewards, travel caps and transfer discounts as Opal card users.
A 39-year-old man accused of indecently assaulting a 19-year-old woman on a train in Sydney last year has been arrested.
Citing a significant increase in demand for international passenger services during the first half of 2019, Swiss Federal Railways announced on August 19 that it intended to strengthen its long-term co-operation with Austria’s ÖBB and expand the provision of both daytime and overnight trains.
ArcelorMittal has awarded Czech manufacturer CZ Loko a contract to supply four 1 520 mm gauge EffiShunter 1600 Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives for heavy shunting at its Kryvyi Rih steelworks.
The contract was awarded on August 19, but is subject to a 20-day stand-down period.
Intermodal freight company Kombiverkehr is piloting Train Monitor, which provides real-time information on the location and punctuality of its services operating within Germany and from Germany to Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Poland.
Passenger kilometers increased 4.
It took me much longer than originally planned to edit it – 364 days 17hours 21minutes since I took the first still image of the trip through to when the finished video clip was done rendering and ready to upload, to be precise – but I finally did it.
It was 7:30am on a Sunday morning when I left my hotel near Paddington station.
[center]I made my way to the yard on a sunny Monday in April and hid in some track-side bushes to await the Union Pacific train coming through at noon.
We got ready for some more Amtrak action, but there was more in store.
There were 76 sightings for this week; This is 16 sightings less than last week.
Moving water to Armidale by train, as is being done elsewhere, is something the NSW Government will consider should this drought show no sign of breaking if this region is forced to face the prospect of a dry Malpas Dam towards the end of next year.
A third resignation from an Inland Rail community committee has prompted residents’ fears they were being railroaded after a committee meeting in which doors to a hall were locked.
With just one week until the
The Inland Rail project is making progress with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) entering a new phase of consultation.
After years of shuffling the idea like locomotives in a shunting yard, the reopening of Central West rail lines may be one step closer after the announcement of a new study.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has a dream for the Yucatan Peninsula.
A consortium of Mitsui and West Japan Railway has purchased a majority stake in Rio de Janeiro suburban operator SuperVia, at a reported cost of around ¥20bn.
‘The positive market outlook for the rail industry remains unchanged’, said Bombardier when it presented its second quarter results on August 1.
The theme this year is transforming education, highlighting efforts to make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all young people.
The finalists for Year in Infrastructure 2019 awards for digital advancements in infrastructure.
A man has been arrested after reports of multiple people being stabbed in Sydney's CBD in broad daylight.
A new exhibition that is less James Bond and more Q looks at the history of how British spies kept their secrets safe from enemies.
A bridge that rolls over to allow boats to pass through, and then back for humans to cross could be built at Canning Town.
On a small side street can be found one of London’s few remaining cast iron pissoirs — or mens urinals.
A short trip outside London is a huge silver UFO shaped building, and in August will be a chance to go inside to see the particle accelerator it houses.
Yesterday we had a warm, sunny day here, so I was able to get some more work done on the expansion.
Another warm weather stretch has allowed me to get some more work done on Allied Chemical.
Here are a series of photos showing the layout as it looks today, almost finished.
The Mid Suffolk Light Railway, in Suffolk, has announced that they have had a confirmation for a model club attendance for their Model Mania Weekend.
If you travel on the British rail system, you’ll be familiar with the ubiquitous orange dot-matrix departure display boards.
The day creeps ever closer when we can strike a match and light the pile of oily rags for the first time.
Following a noticeable drop-off in performance during last years final FETs (Footplate Experience Trains), 861 was transferred to the locomotive workshops at Belgrave to try and ascertain what was causing this decline.
The cane crushing season commenced at 2pm yesterday and and local rail operations have commenced from farms to sugar mills around the far north.
As you would be aware, my narrow gauge layout has been based on a fictional railway on the far South Coast of New South Wales.
Sydney Metro has made a historic breakthrough with the first mega tunnel boring machine (TBM) tunnelling through to the new Pitt Street metro railway station.
Disused rail lines in regional areas throughout the state are a goldmine waiting to be used – particularly during times of drought, rail workers say.
We want to see more rail tourism connect cities and towns in country NSW.
The Sydney Metro has been open for just 81 days yet the $7.
It’s a crushing forecast, but roads and trains across the Harbour City are set to get even more congested by 2031.
A train conductor in Wellington, New Zealand has been applauded by city’s mayor and New Zealand’s Human Rights Commission for standing up to a passenger who allegedly hurled abuse at a fellow passenger.
Greater Wellington sustainable transport committee chair, Ms Barbara Donaldson, says the region is currently experiencing growing demand for capacity.
Video of a number of near misses with trains has been captured on New Zealand’s rail network.
MOTAT and The Great Journeys of New Zealand celebrate the romance of rail
The Link Alliance consortium has signed an NZ$1.
TNG has signed a binding contract with rail provider Genesee & Wyoming Australia to haul material from the Mount Peake mine more than 1100 kilometres to a processing facility in Darwin, Northern Territory.
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.
In 1919 two small aircraft firms were set up in the UK and through many mergers became British Airways, which is now marking its centenary with a vision of flight in another century hence.
Australia's most popular cars emit between 8 and 42 per cent more carbon dioxide than their UK counterparts, raising concerns that the country has become a parking lot for dirty vehicles.
No matter where you are in your business’s journey – whether you have been profitable for years with a committed global customer base or you are introducing the world to something new
The Canon 77D cameraI bought a new camera body a while ago - a Canon 77D.
Right now, the writing’s on the wall for Australia’s major cities when it comes to liveability and transport connectivity.
Australians living in regional and remote towns will be offered discount airfares to capital cities under a plan by Qantas to start in some places immediately.
India's Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is safely on its way to lunar orbit, the country's space agency
Ride hailing has revolutionized transport across the globe.
Self-driving rental platform Zoomcar has partnered with Renault India to supply the Kwid hatchback via its leasing programme.
Fast-ferry services to Sydney's popular tourist destination of Manly have been cut by about a quarter due to a decline in passengers during off-peak periods of the day.
In a disturbing development, Australia’s largest rail freight operator, Pacific National has declared rail freight is on its deathbed between Melbourne and Sydney.
Rail freight operator Pacific National is urging action on excessive government charges and red tape which it attributes to putting rail freight "on its deathbed" between Melbourne and Sydney.
Rail companies Aurizon and Pacific National have filed notices of cross appeal with the Federal Court as they prepare for hearings on the competition watchdog's attempts to block the $205 million sale of Aurizon's Acacia Ridge freight rail hub.
Pacific National Members previously employed by FREIGHTCORP will have recently been advised by their employer that the company intend transitioning you from your current entity “[color=#333333][font=raleway, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif][size=3]Pacific National NSW Pty Ltd[/size]” to “[size=3]Pacific National Services Pty Ltd[/size]”.
NSW ‘risks losing exports and jobs’ without focus on reform and infrastructure.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on a Special Heritage Train Tour from Southern Cross to Seymour, then travel to Mt Buller for a day in the snow or enjoy a Kelly Gang History Tour.
The Andrews Labor Government’s $600 million Mernda Rail Extension is six months ahead of schedule, with the first test trains to Mernda to be running by the end of September.
There are few places left on earth that are as untouched and wild as the Australian outback, a landscape that has captivated imaginations and attracted thrill-seekers for millennia.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on board a special Heritage Train tour to Tocumwal travelling the “freight only” railway line.
Southern Shorthaul Railroad has recently acquired two new GT46-ACe locomotives from the Downer Group to cater for continuing business growth.
Queensland’s Deputy Premier, Jackie Trad, met with the Cross River Rail delivery authority the day before her husband bought an investment property along the route of the $5.
Frustrated commuters say they’re sick and tired of not being told about late or cancelled trains.
A Queensland Government animation of the path for the new Cross River Rail line through the Brisbane CBD.
A Queensland Government animation of the path for the new Cross River Rail line through the Brisbane CBD.
Adani's Queensland coal ambitions still face serious challenges, with a major rail company declining to service its Galilee Basin project and a big investor pressuring another one to do likewise.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has released information on its 2019 Northern Lights Express services.
The Railcar Technical Services Association (RTSA) is “dedicated to the freight car maintenance professional.
Nearly 9,000 rail industry professionals will gather in Minneapolis, Minn.
Steam locomotive 35028 Clan Line will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in London and Shalford on Friday 16th August 2019.
London Transport Museum has announced that it has been named as Visitor Experience Team of the Year at the Visitor Experience Forum Awards on 7 August 2019.
Sad to hear former Nationals leader and Deputy PM Tim Fischer is gravely ill in Albury Hospital.
The Government has responded to concerns about congestion in major cities by saying it has dropped immigration levels to ease pressure.
Mr John Fullerton has advised the Board of the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) that he intends to retire from his role as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ARTC mid next year, ARTC Chairman Warren Truss announced today.
Young people running across rail tracks directly in front of trains or jumping from moving carriages has led the NSW government to warn their "ludicrous" actions are placing lives at risk.
The huge pipeline of road and rail projects across Sydney and Melbourne, both underway and planned, will not prevent the cities becoming paralysed with congestion by 2031, with the cost of lost productivity due to gridlock set to double over the next 12 years to $38.
The train journey traverses eight cities in nine hours, and there are plenty of sights and grand luxury hotels to enjoy along the ride.
I recently had an interesting conversation with an Australian lady at Yarmouth bus station on the Isle of Wight.
I was on a mission, a mission to catch the tiniest National Rail train in England (possibly the smallest heavy rail passenger train in the world), on England’s shortest branch line.
To come soon is our usual few days on the south coast of England, this year beginning with the west end of the Isle of Wight, and there are already two further firm dates in the diary for next couple of months.
A few days before I left work and Melbourne, I received a call from Royal Brunei (RB) whom I had originally booked my Business class flight with to London and Return to ask if I'd mind being bumped over to QANTAS as their Dreamliner for that day was defective and had to be replaced with a smaller capacity aircraft.
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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.
Staff and Volunteers at the Great Central Railway’s Loughborough Locomotive Deport have been busy striping down “Oliver Cromwell” to assess the work needed to get this legendary engine back in service.
The Bala Lake Railway has released an update on the progress on Holy War, which is undergoing its 10-year overhaul.
Work continues at the Severn Valley Railway on overhauling sole surviving London, Midland and Scottish Railway Stanier Class 5 2-6-0 No.
Snowdon Mountain Railway has announced it has begun a programme of replacement for its existing diesel locomotives which began service in 1985.
The Corris Railway has released an update on their new build locomotive, Falcon No.
What were the top news items RT&S was following the week ending Aug.
The line between Orgon, Chateaurenard and Barbentane is shown on the sketch-map below.
Hundreds of people die in collisions at rail crossings every year
Episode 4 of Bells & Whistles features the top news stories in the railroad industry for the week ending Aug.
A map presented as part of an overview of future rapid transit prepared by the Port Authority of Allegheny County.
Eurosib SPb - Transport Systems has awarded United Wagon Co’s Tikhvin plant a contract to supply 400 Type 13-6903 container wagons by February 2020.
The last two posts have been rather sombre affairs so I thought I would take it up a notch before the month is out.
Reflections of a wet city in the shiny valance around
Last week I came across an old camera bag stashed in a cupboard in my garage, and in one of the pockets I found a tape that I had completely forgotten about.
Children’s programme Thomas And Friends is to introduce an “inclusive” gender-balanced, multicultural set of characters as part of a revamp.
Another month, another new container rail service for Russian rail and logistics operator RZD, with a new connection between China and Germany.
A scrap metal processing company has taken delivery of a TMV-2 road-rail shunter developed by Russian manufacturer Uralvagonzavod.
RZD has begun construction of a rail link to serve terminals B and C at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport’s northern terminal complex.
The project will be implemented in two stages, with stage 1 involving the construction of the Sheremetyevo-1 station in the STK with three tracks and two platforms, a 3km double track line and a single-track branch that will connect the new station with the existing Sheremetyevo-2 station located in the South terminal complex (UTK).
RTC says the shareholders intend to continue to implement the company’s current development strategy, which is aimed at maintaining a leading position in specific transport segments such as grain transport using specialised equipment.
A rail lobby group has stepped forward this week 'cautiously welcoming' the state government's release of a tender expressing 'best use' alternatives of the dormant Barossa railway corridor.
With vehicle ownership outstripping population growth by almost double, the RAA asked motorists to advise on popular traffic-busting options.
Existing shareholders Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets and PGGM have agreed to assume full ownership of the Genesee & Wyoming Australia business.
A man who was placed on a bond after trying to push his girlfriend in front of a moving train in Adelaide has now been jailed after breaching the conditions of his release.
A national rail freight company has indicated they would be prepared to surrender their lengthy 'ground lease' on Barossa's railway corridor should a suitable alternative use for the line be identified.
Member for Bass Bridget Archer confirmed she is seeking to have federal funding for the North East Rail Trail extended.
A Legislative Council inquiry into the future of the North-East rail corridor has supported the establishment of both a heritage railway and a rail trail.
A North East farmers and resident group will appeal the development application of a proposed heritage rail and bike trail compromise after the Legislative Council revealed its solution to the development stalemate.
TasRail chose Biarri Rail and Boss following a competitive bid in 2017.
A Legislative Council Inquiry into the future of the disused North-East Rail Corridor is due to put forward its recommendations any day now.
Avoca’s sporting clubs have access to a brand-new minibus to ensure players and supporters can travel safely to and from matches and events thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Flexible Local Transport Solutions program.
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.
The Colombo Light Rail Transit network, is a proposed public transport project in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The Bahrain light rail transit network, also known as Bahrain Metro, is a proposed public transport project in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development commenced phase one construction works of the Malabe and Colombo Fort Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.
Saturday 31 August to Friday 6 September, first to last tram
Senator for Queensland Matt Canavan caused controversy in Melbourne when he said that hook turns are a "pretty stupid way to manage urban traffic flows".
Near St Pancras International Station, a man who climbed on top of a tunnel which overlooked railway lines, has been jailed.
A 12-year-old boy is critically ill after an accident involving overhead railway power lines in Glasgow.
Featuring the top 500 unmissable experiences, the new Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist also contains the to sights across Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
We know delays are frustrating and we do everything we can to get passengers moving as soon as possible.
Passengers travelling between Chester and Manchester via Altrincham are benefitting from faster and smoother journeys thanks to modernised railway tracks.
“We’ve got to look at alternative fuels for our locomotives.
Ohio-based container yard/terminal management software system Depot Systems has been bought by Sydney, Australia-based WiseTech Global (ASX: WTC) for an undisclosed sum, it was announced today.
If you’re considering traveling by train in the month of September, you’re going to want to book your tickets now.
Authorities are investigating the death of a young child who was left in a vehicle parked at a commuter train station in New Jersey.
Labour’s top transport chief has offered support to calls to progress a commuter rail link from Rossendale to Manchester.
A huge, state-of-the-art concrete plant is helping build the Metro Tunnel and creating jobs in Melbourne’s west.
The Reservoir level crossing removal project has entered its next phase of work, with the closing of the High Street intersection.
Mernda line commuters have been spared a chaotic ride home after angry Reservoir traders trying to block trains in protest against level crossing works were moved on by police.
Melbourne's trains will not be shut down for four hours next week, with the public transport union dropping plans to go on strike.
A promised government crackdown on train cancellations and station skipping appears to be failing, with over 60 trains a day affected last month.
Public Transport Authority of Western Australia announced on August 19 that it had selected Alstom Transport Australia as preferred bidder to supply the next generation of electric multiple-units to operate on the Transperth network serving the state capital.
The $A 1.
WA Police have released vision of two graffiti incidents at Mandurah Train Station, including a flare being fired at a security guard as he searched for offenders, as part of a government graffiti crack-down.
A Perth street was placed in lockdown today as police tried to coax a naked man down from a train station roof.
A PUBLIC Transport Authority officer has been charged for assaulting a man at a train station.
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Saturday 17 August, 10am to 12.
Saturday 17 August, 10am to 1.
Tram drivers have joined their Metro colleagues with both set to strike in August.
Trams could be hit with a wave of cancellations and delays later this month, with drivers who are seeking a better pay deal refusing to do voluntary overtime and cover shifts on their day off.