The Liberals have pledged to add more, and faster, bus routes across the ACT but the party says it may be better to extend light rail to Belconnen rather than Woden.
The ACT is on track to have more light rail elections than routes after the Canberra Liberals committed to conducting an independent inquiry into where the next route should be built – with Belconnen a likely option.
RISSB’s projects in the next year expand the organisation’s role.
Working as “one team”, we have created an operational environment where our greatest resource – our people – will more effectively bring to bear their collective wealth of core skills and attributes to improve transport safety across the aviation, rail and marine transport sectors.
The cost of the second stage of Canberra's light rail network is expected to blow out by up to $300 million more than first predicted, new figures reveal.
Avocados for export to Europe have been transported by rail for the first time, with a pilot refrigerated consignment of 24 tonnes of fruit travelling 750 km from Modjo Dry Port to Djibouti for onward delivery by sea.
A project to upgrade 68 rail bridges and rail track will allow Canyon to support a low capex, low opex solution to deliver high-grade, seaborne bauxite from Minim Martap project.
Badisa Matshego was appointed as the de facto head of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa by the national finance ministry on September 1, joining the embattled passenger operator from airport management company ACSA.
The High Volume Transport Programme (HVT) has revealed that 10 research projects have been commissioned following the recent Open Call for co-created research.
The project includes the construction of a road and rail bridge between Brazzaville in Congo and Kinshasa in the DRC.
Southwest has been vigilant with its mask policy, removing a young child from a plane for not wearing a mask.
If Qantas wants to relocate its heavy maintenance and head office to Avalon Airport there’s room to do so, its boss says.
Delta has only been operating its Airbus A220 aircraft since 2019.
The novel coronavirus has impacted aviation worldwide, and the Persian Gulf region has been no exception.
Earlier this week British Airways flight BA269 from London to Los Angeles had a problem with its flaps and the crew decided to return to London shortly after takeoff.
Israel Railways began test running of electric trains between Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and Hertzliya on September 6, following the completion of 25 kV 50 Hz electrification on the northern section of the Ayalon Corridor.
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has approved the 8th edition of the Dubai Railway Protection Code of Practice.
Alstom has successfully supplied, tested and commissioned part of Cairo Metro line 3 - Ph4 with a total of 10 stations from Heliopolis to Adly Mansour.
In the invitation to tender for Packages 2B and C as part of Stage 2 of the new railway construction project, Vossloh was again awarded the contract for the supply of rail fasteners.
In addition, IR reported a 12% fall in revenues for the period to Shekels 1.
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.
A $6bn high-speed railway project in Indonesia faces a delay of around two years due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Work on the project is expected to begin as soon as travel restrictions currently in place due to the coronavirus pandemic are lifted.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved proposals for the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor, a 122 km double-track line running around the west of Delhi from Palwal in the south to Harsana Kalan in the north.
As many as 20 global and domestic companies including France-based Socié té Nationale des Chemins de Fer (SNCF), Arabian Construction Company, Anchorage Infrastructure, GMR, Adani Group, JKB Infrastructure have evinced interest to redevelop and transform the New Delhi railway station.
The Indian Government has approved the Rs56.
The Queensland Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by a group of miners over charges imposed by Aurizon for upgrades of the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal at the Port of Gladstone.
Investigations into two freight rail incidents have begun and been completed this week.
Aurizon today reported Underlying Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) of $909 million in its continuing operations for the year ended 30 June 2020.
Today's Australian is reporting Glencore's plans to shutdown its 17 Australian coal mines in September for "several weeks" due to depressed thermal and metallurgical export coal prices.
As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting and engaging with the local community, Aurizon provides much needed financial assistance to community organisations through its Community Giving Fund.
Infrastructure investment approaches and international lessons are on the agenda for the videoconference public hearing on Monday, 14 September for the inquiry into
The Grattan Institute’s call to “
At the hearings of the parliamentary inquiry into financing of faster rail in June, Bob Bennett, co-convener of the Canberra-Sydney Rail Action Group, spoke of the "chilling effect" that the possibility of high speed rail has had, over years, on more modest upgrade proposals.
The federal government is mulling a value capture tax to recoup the costs of its ambitious program to build faster rail connections along the eastern seaboard.
I basically support C Williams' call for a national high-speed rail network (Letters, June 1), despite a report from the Grattan Institute which concludes that such a network would not be cost effective.
20 years ago the late Paul Mees described a public transport network topology he called Squaresville in his book A Very Public Solution.
Without public vigilance things tends towards entropy (or is it apathy?
In terms of improvements to public transport there are few areas more static than Melbourne's outer eastern suburbs.
There will be changes to services across the Inner West and Eastern Suburbs of Sydney from 25 October 2020.
On Fridays we normally discuss planning ideas for better networks that deliver simpler, more frequent and more useful routes to more people.
Rail business is often best understood right up close — along a Class I rail company’s branch lines or out along a much smaller regional rail carrier’s track or sometimes inside a port.
Canadian Pacific (NYSE: CP) and Maersk have agreed to build a “world-class” transload and distribution facility at CP’s intermodal facility in Vancouver, British Columbia, that will be ready to serve customers in 2021.
In April 2019, CN launched a pilot programme to test the use of custom-built electric trucks engineered by Quebec-based The Lion Electric Co.
On 10 January 2018, a Canadian National Railway Company (CN) freight train was proceeding southward on the Luscar Industrial Spur from a coal loading facility near Cadomin, Alberta.
Bombardier Transportation has announced plans to reduce the workforce at its Thunder Bay plant in Ontario by 125 people by mid-October, and potentially by 75 more next March.
People chasing ‘likes’ on social media post are being blamed for a spike in train incidents in New South Wales, the state’s transport minister has said.
The words from our Premier were so shocking - I couldn't believe my ears.
Software trial emerges from innovation challenge.
People with coronavirus caught a number of buses and trains around Sydney, NSW Health will announce this morning.
The list of places potentially exposed to
ALC CEO Kirk Coningham highlights how a united freight industry has achieved a common-sense protocol for border safety.
A Chinese virologist whistleblower who fled the country after leaving her job at a Hong Kong university claims coronavirus was “man-made” in a lab – and the communist nation released the virus “intentionally”.
While governments have trumpeted major stimulus spending projects in rail to spur the economy out of COVID-19, the value of contracts awarded in 2020 has fallen significantly, according to analysis from Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA).
French prime minister, Mr Jean Castex, and president of the Île-de-France region and Île-de-France Mobility, Ms Valérie Pécresse, agreed the memorandum of understanding on September 9, which Île-de-France Mobility says breaks the deadlock on the issue.
In these times of COVID-19, social distancing has become the topic on everyone’s mind.
Ordered today, delivered tomorrow?
Since BLS signed an operating agreement with SBB for sharing long-distance traffic.
Metre-gauge operator Zentralbahn is to purchase the 5 km Meiringen-Innertkirchen-Bahn from hydroelectric power company Kraftwerke Oberhasli, which has decided to pull out of rail operations because of growing regulatory requirements for what is not part of its core energy business.
A group of European climate NGOs has proposed five policies to encourage modal shift to rail in support of EU greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Romanian operator E-P Rail, belonging to the CER Group, had three out of four of its Siemens Smartron locomotives delivered already.
Grubbin' in da Crib!
There were 89 sightings for this week; This is 15 sightings more than last week.
Class leader SLZU 170000-9 now painted in Caledonia Group bright red.
The next stop in our railfanning adventure was a quick stop at the Wells station for northbound Downeaster #681.
On the way to Syracuse, we passed over a CSX local near Philadelphia, NY.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is helping kids kick goals across Central North NSW with their support of the Kookaburras junior rugby union team.
In 2019, infrastructure contracts to the value of $A 27.
Celebrations were held at Peak Hill in the central west of New South Wales on September 15 to mark completion of the first section of the 1 700 km Inland Rail corridor between Melbourne and Brisbane.
The ceremony was attended by MP for Riverina, Mr Michael McCormack, and MP for Parkes, Mr Mark Coulton.
The first section of Inland Rail, linking Parkes and Narromine in the NSW Central West, has been completed.
The state of Nuevo León’s strategic projects agency FIDEPROES has awarded SENER Engineering a contract to undertake technical studies for a proposed commuter rail service linking Mariano Escobedo Airport and García in the Monterrey area.
In the next few years, satellite navigation systems are set to become the norm in the world of railways.
In order to achieve the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions, the Department for Transport (DfT) asked the rail industry to explore whether it would be possible to remove all diesel-only trains from the network by 2040 in England and Wales.
Services on Brasilia’s 42km network, which consists of the Green Line from Terminal Ceilândia to Águas Claras and Central, and the Orange Line from Terminal Samambaia to Águas Claras and Central, are currently operated by the publicly-owned Federal District Metropolitan Company.
The International Railway Industry Standard certification programme for the rail supply chain has been expanded, with companies now able to be obtain the Silver quality performance level during their next audit.
The world of banking is poised for a step-change as many central banks ponder the introduction of a digital currency, and among those leading discussions is the Bank of England.
Our weekend observations of the target Breamish showed some interesting chemistry results (which always make our scientists exclaim “O frabjous day!
Australia's renewable energy research capacity has been boosted with the completion of The University of Queensland’s 64 megawatt solar farm at Warwick in the state’s south east.
Fancy a gin made from botanicals taken from Buckingham Palace’s own back garden?
Every little boy loves a train set.
The practice on the Kettle Valley Railway regarding Station Mileboards will be treated here and a few suggestions as to their fabrication in miniature.
I painted some of tank hopper models last weekend when it was nice and sunny.
The CN aluminum tank hopper (and CP aluminum and steel cars as well) were one of those seemingly forgotten freight cars that everyone saw for years but never photographed.
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In their first outing since March, Mudgee Miniature Railway had a fully booked-out event on Sunday, August 16.
Wilmar Sugar has released shocking new footage of a crash between a cane train and a harvester as frustrations rise over the number of incidents in milling regions this season so far.
Whilst the restrictions around COVID-19 mean we aren’t currently able to open to the public, behind the scenes Puffing Billy’s workshops are a hive of activity, so an update seems timely.
We all love a steam train and dotted around London are a number of miniature steam railways to ride on.
The Ruislip Lido Railway has confirmed their planned reopening date for passenger services following the Coronavirus closure.
Maintenance work on level crossings will take place throughout ARTC’s rail network in the Hunter Valley next week from Newcastle to Ulan and Turrawan
VISITOR numbers at the new Bathurst Rail Museum have exceeded expectations, topping the 12,000 mark despite a 10-week closure due to COVID-19.
The NSW government has announced station locations and development precinct opportunities for the Sydney Metro-Western Sydney Aerotropolis train line.
The second Bathurst Bullet is celebrating its one year anniversary.
NSW Minister for Regional Transport Paul Toole has indicated that the reinstatement of the Cowra rail lines could still go ahead, despite a feasibility study finding now option achieved a positive cost-benefit ratio.
KiwiRail will employ 100 new apprentices, thanks to government funding from the Regional Apprenticeship Initiative.
National has pledged $400,000 to support a commuter rail link between Mosgiel and Dunedin.
Auckland and Wellington are removing caps on capacity levels designed to enable physical distancing on trains, buses, and ferries.
KiwiRail has extended a shutdown of the Eastern Line between Quay Park and Westfield for another two weeks to enable urgent upgrades to the Auckland railway network.
The Territory Labor Government is constructing a new two-lane sealed road and a new 45 metre span bridge on Port Keats Road over Saddle Rail Creek.
The Northern Territory government has released a request for quotation for the development of a concept design for a rail passenger terminal as part of the Katherine Logistics and Agribusiness Hub.
The Defence Department has ruled out building a rail line into the Tindal RAAF Base as part of its $1.
Train services across the NT were disrupted for four hours yesterday after two boys jumped from a moving train.
Federal cabinet documents kept secret for 20 years reveal a radical legislative proposal to acquire Aboriginal land to ensure the construction of the 1,400 kilometre rail line from the Red Centre to Darwin.
WELL, this is the first post to my blog!
Labor leader Anthony Albanese is calling for a dramatic boost to infrastructure, education and manufacturing to help regional Australia recover from an economic slump he is calling the "Morrison recession".
Many B2B companies are now developing their marketing strategy and considering how to invest their marketing budgets for 2021.
Prime Creative Media offers this latest resource for B2B marketing professionals, looking at the future of advertising.
Most people ‘in the know’ realize that NASA is just part of the military industrial complex, but a recent open admission on mainstream news that “there are indications of alien life” is likely the beginning of a bid to get your undivided attention before full-forced disclosure ensues.
The City of Ballarat has recently adopted its Integrated Transport Plan, which aims to present a cohesive vision for the transport future of the city, looking at all the different modes together rather than just each one in isolation.
Ermita Jeepneys 2009Ever since I first set foot in the Philippines, I have had a thing for their local icon, the Jeepney.
Anderson Trucking Service (ATS) has spent more than 20 years investing tens of millions of dollars in acquiring specialized equipment and hiring drivers to become the nation’s largest over-the-road transporter of gigantic wind turbine components.
On World Electric Vehicle (EV) Day, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) welcomed Secretary of State Grant Shapps to open rail’s largest dedicated EV charging hub at Hatfield Station, which features a total of 27 charging points.
A stricken oil tanker off Sri Lanka that has been on fire since last week has left a kilometre-long slick across the Indian Ocean, the country's navy said on Wednesday, sparking fears of an environmental disaster.
A new port shuttle rail service between Fremantle Port and the Perth Freight Terminal in Kewdale could take over 20,000 return truck trips off roads in Fremantle and Perth each year.
The competition watchdog has asked for special leave to appear in the High Court to challenge Pacific National's $205 million acquisition of the Acacia Ridge intermodal terminal from rival Aurizon.
Up to 80,000 truck trips will be taken off Sydney’s congested motorways each year, while 230 jobs will be created in Western Sydney, as part of a combined investment value of up to $100 million to shift freight off the city’s road network and onto rail.
Rail freight cannot afford to be left “in the age of steam” chair of the Freight on Rail Group (FORG) Dean Dalla Valle has said in the inaugural industry-led Advanced Train Management System (ATMS) oversight group.
Smart thinking between Pacific National and Wagner Corporation highlights the many possibilities of rail freight.
Funding for the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) has been renewed in 2020, the International Year of Plant Health, which will strengthen coordination across the Australian plant industry sector on biosecurity research, according to minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud.
Ports Australia has welcomed three new members from both local and international corporations.
In an industry-first, Ports Australia has launched a detailed trade statistics resource, which collates and exhibits the ports sector’s trade data.
Today we reach our 2.
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.
Qube has reported a net profit drop of over 50 per cent due to the impact of COVID-19, bushfires, and floods during the 2020 financial year.
Despite the continued uncertainty and impact of Covid-19, Qube is in a strong financial position.
Company optimistic amid guidance withdrawal and executive pay cuts
Market clouds gather after first half but acquisition pays out early on land sale
Qube Holdings chief executive Maurice James has scaled back growth forecasts amid uncertainty over how badly the coronavirus will disrupt imports to Australia as the logistics group reported a 16 per cent drop in interim profits to $51.
In one of the region's driest growing seasons ever, a new $18 million bulk-grain handling facility at an inland port is predicted to save Queensland farmers thousands of dollars in freight costs.
Trains are running empty in South-East Queensland despite low COVID-19 cases, as "socially responsible" commuters turn to cycling and their cars to avoid other people.
The Queensland government has confirmed funding for a new commuter carpark at the Varsity Lakes train station.
Two roadheaders are excavating tunnels underneath Brisbane to carve out the route of the future Cross River Rail.
An impatient driver was met by law enforcement after trying to use a rail corridor to
Howdee readers, Last weekend I was treated to a Hunter railfan day for my 52nd birthday, organised by Mr Bradly Coulter of the 'Hunter Valley' Coulters.
Wire Scan provides infrastructure managers with a system to measure thickness, height, stagger and dynamics of the wires.
Four major professional engineering institutions (IRSE, The PWI, IMechE and IET) have joined forces to deliver perhaps the most comprehensive in-depth seminar on rail automation to be held to date.
Thanks to the use of secured cloud software to compute positions, any GPS chipset can have its life extended 10-fold without expensive increases in battery capacity, enabling cost-effective monitoring of assets once deemed too expensive to track.
Recognising leadership and growth in the rail sector, the finalists for the 2020 Women in Industry Awards are celebrating the rail sector’s diversity.
The Australian Owned Contractors (AOC) group has announced that Martinus Rail has joined the collection of mid-tier contractors.
Northern is reminding customers to plan carefully ahead of the introduction of new timetables from today.
Countering a dynamic threat such as a cyber-attack necessitates an approach that goes beyond technology.
A California police officer's body camera captures the moment she pulls a man to safety shortly before a train thunders over the spot where his wheelchair was stuck.
We’re back from the beach and Todd & Brett break down some more of our favs this week!
Highgate’s West Cemetery is the famous half of the cemetery and for the first time since the 1970s, they are going to open it up to people – without going on a tour.
If the thought of relaxing on a tranquil, isolated beach with a good book sends shivers down your spine, then fear not.
When traveling as a couple, consider reserving two roomettes across the hall from each other instead of one big bedroom.
The Ghan is back on track and Silversea's ready to leave port.
Old wisdom holds true on Redfern Street, where the doors of much-loved restaurant Redfern Continental have closed, only for those of newcomer, the Sunshine Inn, to open.
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.
Over the years, the Philippine Railway Historical Society has aimed to collect and share railway information with interested peoples around the world.
During a recent visit to Port Kembla, Nips Cassidy and I decided to take it upon ourselves to go see if there was much in the way of rail relics on the old Port Kembla Copper site.
It was the end of the largest war America had ever seen, and many service members were returning home.
Candy, the livery everyone loves, and who can blame them.
With the summer heat still on the rise, it might be a scorcher out there today.
The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have shared their plans for survival after the coronavirus crisis hit the narrow gauge railway hard.
With the virus keeping many away for the depot of late, some things have slowed down.
In our last blog posting we concluded the CLF project.
Since mid July we have been working on CLF1 for Southern Shorthaul Railroad.
Ex-LMS ‘Scot’ No.
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The September issue of RT&S features a spotlight story on the 2020 RT&S Engineer of the Year, Ed Boyle, as well as our 2020 Product Innovation Showcase and an overview of safety apparel and equipment.
Published in Australia, but shipping by way of a bookstore in the UK, comes this book.
Due to the ongoing public health situation, the Center’s offices are opened on a limited basis.
I had spent my life – 44 years – in Tegucigalpa, the capital of
New Elkhart Location Featured in the News!
Thinking through my year’s travel plans.
Arrived as Southern Cross station at 0700, the ticket and website said to be there at least one hour before departure.
Preparing for winter is a crucial task at Network Rail.
This month Eskom-Agro will take delivery of a batch of United Wagon Co Type 19-9549 hopper wagons which are being financed by RSHB Leasing.
Automatic operation could be introduced on the 54 km Moscow Central Ring line next year, Russian Railways CEO Oleg Belozerov said following tests with an Lastochka electric multiple-unit.
RailSpetsTrans and State Transport Leasing Co have placed an order for United Wagon Co to supply 300 vans by the end of the first half of 2021.
Russian Railways, Belarusian Railway and FESCO have announced their first freight service between Asia and Europe to be mangaged using purely electronic transport documents, transit declarations and customs clearance.
United Wagon Co has obtained operating certification for its Type 15-629 six-axle articulated tank car for carrying light oil products.
No jobs will be lost in the privatisation of Adelaide's trains, the South Australian Government says, after awarding the $2.
The owner of Château Tanunda, John Geber, has lost a court battle to try and maintain a small railway line in Australia’s Barossa Valley on which he hoped to run a tourist train.
Building a rail line under Torrens Road – rather than elevating the road over existing train tracks at Ovingham – would mean an estimated 109 homes and businesses face the wrecking ball.
A bitter fight between train drivers and Treasurer Rob Lucas could be coming to a stop near you, as the union considers strike action and scripted protest messages over the PA.
Police say a tip-off from the FBI and a covert cyber-sting led them to arrest and charge a man they allege was waiting at an Adelaide train station yesterday, expecting to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex.
A group opposed to the North East Rail Trail has vowed to appeal the project should it be approved by Dorset and the City of Launceston councils, arguing against the removal and sale of rail infrastructure.
Generally, people support public transport, such as light rail, cheaper bus fares and ferries, but when push comes to shove the demand fails to materialise
Bass MP Bridget Archer says a $1.
A dedicated group of train buffs wants to put the romance back in rail travel.
It would be lovely to think of jumping on a train in Wynyard to get to your job in Burnie, or vice-versa.
As Australia’s rail sector has not been immune from the risk of cyber attacks, industry bodies are joining with government agencies to mitigate the ongoing threat.
Siemens explains to Rail Express how digitalisation in rail requires a focus on cyber security.
The DVC 1000 is fully compliant with the International Railway Industry Standards (IRIS), and allows engineers to measure dc links, the output voltages of inverters, the input voltage of four quadrant converters, or LRV battery voltage.
Grinding Techniques, a well-known abrasive company and part of the Tyrolit group, has been supplying abrasive solutions to the railway market for years.
Following on from David Shirres’ article in issue 184 (May/June 2020), the Railway Industry Association staged a week-long webinar to explore how innovation can help the transition to a Digital Railway.
Become a driver on the London Underground, take control of high-speed services in Germany, and haul freight across an epic US mountain range.
Rivet Games has released their Engadin Line add on for Train Simulator, and have very kindly sent RailAdvent a copy to review.
A train driver simulator is about to be upgraded and will include the Bakerloo line so you can pretend to be a tube train driver at home.
Dovetail Games has just announced Train Sim World 2, the next game in the Train Sim World franchise.
A REVIEW that NSW Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said found safety risks to cyclists near Newcastle's light rail amounts to an "extraordinary admission", Labor contends.
The US has awarded a $928.
At Crowle today, I took these photos of the tram.
The move from the dock site to the new building at the Solent Sky Museum should have happened just before lockdown, so has been in the planning for a few months.
The new WM livery on show in Birmingham and with no overhead to spoil the scenery.
A stretch of road on the Gold Coast Hwy is defying traffic trends across the city – and the State Transport Minister has one definitive answer as the reason why.
GB Railfreight is delighted to announce the appointment of David Golding as Asset Director, who officially started his new role this week.
Great Western Railway has revealed the names of the community heroes who will have their names added to the side of trains in the coming weeks.
The East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade is to power forward into its second phase to enhance the East Coast network, bolstered by a £216.
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The Rail Electrification Alliance has secured a £216.
The Metra Board of Directors today unanimously elected Romayne C.
Expanding local freight rail networks and facilitating multimodal access were among the goals of several projects that have been awarded competitive federal grants from the U.
Siemens Mobility has secured a contract in the US to maintain the North County Transit District (NCTD)’s Siemens Charger locomotive fleet.
San Diego’s North County Transit District has awarded Siemens Mobility a 20-year contract covering technical support and material management services for up to nine Charger locomotives.
The Victorian Government has ordered 18 VLocity trains to be built in Dandenong, an announcement that’s been welcomed by the rail industry.
Work on the Shepparton Line Upgrade has already begun, with $356 million invested in the first two stages of the project – an unprecedented investment in this part of Victoria’s regional train network which has already delivered 10 extra services a week between Shepparton and Melbourne.
Australia’s Victoria Government has exercised an option to procure 18 additional Bombardier VLocity trains.
The government of Victoria has exercised an option for Bombardier Transportation to supply a further 18 three-car VLocity diesel multiple-units from its Dandenong factory.
Port of Melbourne has reached agreement with Patrick Terminals to develop a rail terminal at Swanson Dock East as part of plans to boost the proportion of the port’s throughput moving by rail.
A new carpark at Mandurah station, south of Perth, is now under construction.
Mining company Macarthur Minerals is looking to local manufacturing of Helix Dumper wagon technology to get its iron ore to market.
The Western Australia government has unveiled a series of works for Perth’s Armadale Line to improve safety and increase access along the line through Perth’s south-eastern suburbs.
A 19-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed in the abdomen by a teen known to him at a Perth train station.
Route 3a trams have resumed along their normal lines following an earlier disruption.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Saturday 12 September.
Due to a police request in Victoria Street:
First tram Monday 28 September to last tram Saturday 3 October
Combine your love of Melbourne public transport with your love for being Covid safe