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Africa

11 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
Rail bike company to start trips this weekend

The picturesque rail line north of North Creek will come alive this weekend as a new “rail bike” company begins operation.

Final Brazilian-built EMU for PRASA completed

Alstom Brazil’s Lapa factory has completed the last of 20 X'Ttrapolis Mega electric multiple-units for Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.

Test running on next Ethiopian line to start in August

Test running on the first phase of the Awash – Woldiya/Hara Gebeya Railway is on course to begin by the end of August, Ethiopian Railways Corp has announced.

Korat rail project 'could split town centre'

Agencies in Nakhon Ratchasima will petition transport authorities to review the design of a double-track railway project, which they say threatens to split their communities into two.

Leisure travel companies ride on new rail to cut costs

Educational trips and leisure travel providers are fast changing their business models as the fast trains gain popularity on the Nairobi-Mombasa route.

Asciano

90 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
New PN boss sets up old mining rivalry

Former BHP Billiton coal boss Dean Dalla Valle will replace David Irwin as chief executive officer of Pacific National, the bulk and intermodal operator announced on Monday.

Exports face disruption as union battles with network operators

EXPORTS of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.

PN industrial action costing Vic grains sector millions

DRAWN out negotiations between Victorian grain train drivers and freight business Pacific National (PN) is costing the grains industry millions of dollars due to train delays and cancellations.

Irwin to leave Pacific National

Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.

More than 100 passengers affected by train derailment

A train derailed at the Raglan Station Road Railway Crossing at 4pm Tuesday.

Asian Rail News

342 stories | Newest story posted 22 hours ago
Rail line plan prompts local sign protest

Villagers in Nakhon Ratchasima have stepped up their efforts to halt a controversial double-track railway design that will split their Muang district in two.

Khon Kaen rail bids set for year end

The auction for a 15-billion-baht light rail network in Khon Kaen is expected to be held at the end of this year, said Khemchart Somjaiwong, chairman of Khon Kaen's chamber of commerce.

India's ageing trains get green makeover with solar panels

New Delhi (AFP) - India has added solar panels to the roof of a train in a national first as it tries to reduce its massive carbon footprint and modernise its vast colonial-era rail network.

Hyderabad Express engine derails in Khandala Ghat, may affect Mumbai-Pune trains

An engine of Hyderabad Express derailed near Monkey Hill station in Khandala ghat on Wednesday noon.

Baoji – Lanzhou opening completes high speed corridor

The 401 km high speed line between Baoji in Shaanxi province and Lanzhou in Gansu province opened on July 9, following a period of test running which had begun in May.

Aurizon

138 stories | Newest story posted 3 weeks ago
Aurizon restructuring

Joining from Alinta Energy, Michael Riches takes over as Group Executive, Network, at Australian freight operator Aurizon with effect from July 1.

Aurizon announces senior management appointments

Aurizon Managing Director & CEO Andrew Harding today announced his senior management team to support a new organisational structure effective 1 July, 2017

Rail workers still paying for the privatisation fight that never was

Aurizon, formerly Queensland Rail, is closing its Rockhampton workshops and slashing 126 train crew positions.

G&W, Macquarie in race for Aurizon’s intermodal business

Fresh from striking a deal last year to buy Glencore’s rail assets for $1.

Aurizon to close Rockhampton works, 180 employees affected

Rail freight operator Aurizon announces job cuts and changes to its operations "to remain competitive", as the union slams the company's decision.

Cityrail News

454 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Sydney train station injuries caused by careless commuters

Some of the injuries suffered by passengers on Sydney's rail network are horrendous, but more often than not it's their own fault - and there is footage to prove it.

Commuters evacuated from Sydney's Town Hall train station

Commuters making their way home from Town Hall train station were forced to evacuate after a fire alarm set off just after 6pm on Thursday.

Weekend trains in Sydney to be boosted by 750 extra services

In an attempt to ease Sydney's weekend traffic congestion, the NSW Government has announced the introduction of 750 extra train services.

Family upset at long delay to investigation into Sydney train death

The family of an elderly woman who died from injuries suffered when a passenger train was shunted at Sydney's Central Station is upset it took political intervention before her death was investigated.

Europe

150 stories | Newest story posted 2 hours ago
DMUs delivered ahead of Nordjyske Jernbaner expansion

Nordjyske Jernbaner has taken delivery of 13 Alstom Coradia Lint diesel multiple-units which are expected to enter service this autumn to support an expansion of services.

More high speed in the Mediterranean Corridor

Tendering is to start in 2019 for a high speed line between Valencia and Castelló, according to Development Minister Íñigo de la Serna.

Abellio signs Bernburg – Magdeburg contract

A contract for the operation of Bernburg – Calbe (Saale) – Schönebeck – Magdeburg regional passenger service RB48 was signed on July 21 by Sachsen-Anhalt Transport Minister Thomas Webel and Chairman of Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland Dr Roman Müller.

Public names new Swedish express Trainy McTrainface

An express train running between two major Swedish cities will be called Trainy McTrainface after the offbeat moniker won a public vote, in what the rail company behind the competition is calling "revenge" for Boaty McBoatface.

Gunzelling Reports

648 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 22/7/2017

There were 100 sightings for this week; this is the same number of sightings as last week, making a total of 2831 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 15/7/2017

There were 100 sightings for this week; this is 3 sightings less than last week, making a total of 2731 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 8/7/2017

There were 103 sightings for this week; this is 9 sightings less than last week, making a total of 2631 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 1/7/2017

There were 112 sightings for this week; this is 5 sightings more than last week, making a total of 2528 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 24/6/2017

There were 107 sightings for this week; this is 19 sightings more than last week, making a total of 2416 sightings for this year to date.

Inland Rail Project

33 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Inland Rail consultation starts

Another milestone for the long-planned Inland Rail corridor was reached on July 19, when the New South Wales state government released the Environmental Impact Statement for the Parkes – Narromine upgrading project in New South Wales.

Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail on public exhibition

Parkes residents will be among the first in the country to have their say about Australia’s new inland rail network after it went on public exhibition on Wednesday.

Announcement looms for inland rail

AS SOUTH-WEST Queensland residents await the impending announcement on one of the most controversial sections of the Melbourne-to- Brisbane inland rail project, other route options are still being floated by intersted bystanders.

Inland rail information sessions to answer questions

RESIDENTS wanting to know details about the proposed inland rail project from Calvert to Kagaru can go along to an information session in Ipswich this week.

Key section of $10.9 billion Inland Rail on track

A MAJOR Toowoomba rail business has welcomed news that the third Queensland stage of the $10.

International Rail News

4456 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Train carries Czech beer and crystal to China

The first eastbound container service from Praha to Yiwu in China’s Zhejiang province left the Metrans container terminal at Praha-Uhříněves at 11.

Alpenglow Rail acquires its first short line

Alpenglow Rail announced the acquisition of its first rail business on July 12.

Saskatchewan sells grain wagon fleet

Three short lines in Saskatchewan have agreed to purchase Saskatchewan Grain Car Corp’s fleet of 898 hopper wagons from the provincial government for C$9·7m, an average of C$10 800 per wagon.

CRRC and Sinara sign rolling stock joint venture agreement

The chairmen of Russia’s Sinara Group and China’s CRRC Changchun signed an agreement to establish the Sinara-CRRC Rail Transport rolling stock joint venture on July 4, in the presence of national presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping who was on a state visit to Russia.

FS Group signs Iranian co-operation agreements

Three co-operation agreements were signed in Tehran on July 11 by CEO of Italy’s national railway group FS Renato Mazzoncini and Islamic Republic of Iran Railways President Saeed Mohammadzadeh.

Letters to the Editor

175 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Subterranean Sydney: Eerie underground world right beneath the CBD

LOCKED away under the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s major train stations lies an extensive network of train platforms, tunnels and tracks that were completed in the 1920s but have never been operational.

Wimmera April rain boosts soil moisutre

AUTUMN rain has given Wimmera growers one of the best seasonal starts in years.

Revealing real facts on the ‘rail revival’

WHILE the NorthWest Rail Alliance (NWRA) does applaud the ongoing investment in passenger rail and the Murray Basin Rail Project, here are some facts about the so-called “rail revival”.

The Economics of Electrification

The economics of electrification is an issue which has interested me for some time.

More Vlocity - Fix the seats!

It is my understanding that your government will order new VLocity trains from Bombardier in Dandenong.

Model Railways

16 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
A NSW 44 B end double ended model

One of the more interesting locos that operated on the NSW rail ,if only for a very short time came about from the tragic accident  that occurred west of Parkes at Mellelea on the 26th October 1974.

'Secret' model train collection set to be made public

AN 20,000 piece model train collection which took a lifetime to curate is now calling Ipswich home.

Model train prices are rising because of pound's devaluation

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.

Trainorama 830 class 847 review

After what seems an eternity, 

Just arrived, 830 class, 849 at a special price of $285

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.

Narrow Gauge

55 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
A Neat Space Saving Feature

One of the things we have an eternal struggle with at Puffing Billy is a lack of space, whether that be offices, workshops or just undercover storage in general.

216 NQR; The Finishing Touches

Hugh Markwick and the workshop volunteer team have now completed work on the restoration of 216 NQR.

Scavenging The Last Remaining..

Mention has been made previously of the need to manufacture more bogies for our rolling stock.

Emergency Surgery For Thomas

During 2016, the decision was taken to trial moving the Day Out with Thomas event to Gembrook, starting with the spring season, thus inaugurating Gembrook as the railways new centre of special events.

Latest News From The NG/G Corner

With 4 fitters now employed full time on the restoration of NG/G16 129, momentum is gathering and what has, until recently, resembled a large kit of parts, is slowly coming together as this latest progress report shows.

New South Wales Rail News

2507 stories | Newest story posted 5 hours ago
Crookwell station on track for operation

Members of the Goulburn Crookwell Heritage Railway walked out of the John Holland Country Regional Network office in Bathurst last week content.

State’s rail fleet expansion of regional trains on track

The state government’s Transport for NSW will ask for expressions of interest in the next eight weeks to build a new fleet of regional trains, which is expected to be a major spending project over the next year.

Hopes rise over Australian Rail Track Corporation being open to doing deal on land in heart of Albury

FRESH hope has been given that dormant railway land in central Albury may be offloaded by the Australian Rail Track Corporation.

Blue Mountains rail celebrates 150 years

When the Great Western Line opened up 150 years ago there was no pomp and ceremony, unlike the bacchanalian feast in February of the same year of 1867, to celebrate the opening of the Great Southern Railway from Picton to Mittagong.

Rail trails attract millions of tourism dollars

HUGE economic benefits are expected to flow through the region when the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is finally up and running, according to supporters.

New Zealand Rail News

241 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Greens pledge to fast-track airport rail line

The Green Party will fast-track the building of a new rail line to Auckland Airport to be completed in 2021, in time for the next America's Cup, if the party is in Government after the election.

Auckland City Rail Link project company established

Dedicated company City Rail Link Ltd assumed responsibility for delivering Auckland’s cross-city rail project with effect from July 1, the day after agreements were signed by Finance Minister Steven Joyce, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff.

Progress on Main North Line earthquake repairs

For the first time since last year’s earthquake, trains have started running again north of Claverley towards Kaikoura on the Main North Line.

Report on loco fire recommends network-wide safety standards

An investigation into an electric locomotive fire at Palmerston North has delivered its findings and detailed several recommendations for future conduct and safety procedures, including the adoption of a New Zealand Fire Standard by the National Rail System Executive.

Northern Territory Rail News

207 stories | Newest story posted 8 months ago
'Jesus loves nachos' graffiti now an icon

ONE of the most well known if imponderable landmarks in the Northern Territory outback town of Katherine is a ancient piece of graffiti on the town’s famous railway bridge.

Red Centre salt mine progresses on back of major supply agreement

A salt mining company has signed an agreement with Indonesian business PT Damarco Internasional to supply 70 per cent of salt produced from its Central Australian mine.

Northern Australia rail project takes important step

A new rail project crossing the Northern Territory and Queensland border has taken another move forward after the governments agreed to progress the Mount Isa to Tennant Creek railway.

Chinese eye Top End rail investment

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.

NT Govt to look at rail between Katherine and Kununurra

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.

Opinion

90 stories | Newest story posted last month
Thermal coal to trade at four-year high

A key negotiation towards the market price of thermal coal over the next 12 months has turned out nicely for miners, with the price set 38% higher than a year ago.

Rail trail/light rail splits Greens

Local NSW Greens MP Tamara Smith has publicly stated her support of rail trails and highlighted the cycle tourism potential in the electorate, creating a policy division with the Greens-led council over the disused railway line.

Industry likes infrastructure-heavy Budget

[font=Calibri",sans-serif]The Australasian Railway Association and the Australian Logistics Council have both praised Treasurer Scott Morrison’s Budget announcement, saying a $20 billion rail investment would be a major boost for Australia.

National rail program to support Australian cities as they grow: Urban Infrastructure Minister

SABRA LANE: The Federal Government has set aside billions in the budget for infrastructure spending, with money set aside for the Snowy 2.

Other Transport News

387 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Rear-end collision after new speed rule introduced

It took just one day after Victoria's new 40km/h speed limit when passing emergency vehicles was introduced before a big truck slammed into the rear of a small sedan in Bacchus Marsh.

Man arrested after Virgin flight evacuated on landing at Albury airport in NSW

PASSENGERS on a Virgin Australia flight from Sydney to Albury jumped 1.

Uber posts $US708m loss

Uber Technologies said its head of finance is leaving as the ride-hailing company reported continued big losses despite growing revenue, adding to an exodus of top officials and setting the stage for a second major executive search.

Sydney bus drivers to strike for 24 hours over privatisation 'betrayal'

A planned strike that would see 1200 bus drivers walk off the job all day on Thursday may not go ahead, after the NSW government applied for an emergency hearing in the Industrial Relations Commission on Wednesday night.

Darebin Council spends big on bike paths, sustainability in draft budget

A $10 MILLION nature trust and a cash splurge on bike paths are included in Darebin Council’s environment-focused draft Budget and four-year plan.

Pacific National News

1 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
Pacific National appoints new CEO

Pacific National has announced the appointment of Dean Dalla Valle as Chief Executive Officer.

Press Releases

233 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
Contract for Melbourne Suburban Trains

A project of High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) public-private partnership (PPP) in Melbourne, Australia worth AU$2 billion ($1.

Increased services for Bendigo and Ballarat

Premier Andrews announcement of the increase to passenger rail services to Bendigo and Ballarat comes after years of public dissent about the appalling lack of reliability and overcrowding on the regional rail network.

VIC Govt's Regional Rail Revival

The Victorian Government is investing $435 million to upgrade the Gippsland line which will deliver critical enabling works for more frequent and reliable services.

Qube snaps up major rail freight forwarder

Qube has bought national rail freight forwarder Austrans Container Service for an undisclosed sum.

Queensland Rail News

1803 stories | Newest story posted an hour ago
Coal train derailment blocks line for rest of week

Australian Transport Safety Bureau investigators are yet to rule on the cause of a coal train derailment west of Toowoomba on Friday.

Glencore announces closure of Bowen Coke Works

GLENCORE has announced today that it's 83-year-old North Queensland Bowen Coke Works will close over the next few months.

Queensland Government claim problems with New Generation Rollingstock trains are fixed

THE state’s beleaguered New Generation Rollingstock trains are closer to finally making it on the rails, with key problems plaguing them fixed, the Queensland Government says.

LNP refuse to pledge rail link funds

THE LNP has refused to commit to 

The fight for Cross River Rail continues

The political football game continues over Cross River Rail, with the LNP now refusing to commit funding to the project, unless it gets the help of Canberra.

Rail Events

112 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago
Tamworth Miniature Train running days

IT WAS a family affair at Victoria Park at the weekend as children and parents enjoyed a special outing.

On World Wi-Fi Day, Google and Railways connect millions of rail users

The Station Wi-fi For All project run by Google for the Railways currently connects millions of passengers with internet for free.

The First Passenger Trains and locomotive power

[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri]Although G21 had the honour of hauling the first passenger train to leave Port Augusta for Kalgoorlie it only lasted until Pimba where a hot axle box forced its retirement.

Railway Adventures groups take over Queensland in June

Mike Condon and his band of travellers are currently on a roll through the Queensland Outback on our wonderful Steam Safari tour.

The Trans-Australia Railway - The Cost

The final cost of the 1,682 km long railway was £6,667,360 compared with Dean’s figure of approximately £4million.

Rail News

3512 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Nullarbor train was travelling at 90km/h when it derailed

Three crew walked away with minor injuries after Nullarbor derailment

High speed rail between Canberra and Sydney 2032

Rapid growth on the fringes of Sydney and Melbourne threatens to add billions of dollars to the cost of building a high-speed rail line between the two cities, Infrastructure Australia warns.

Two missing but vital factors in High Speed Rail reporting in Australia

HS Rail is back in the spotlight in Australia because of 

High speed rail to Canberra is a no-brainer

Recent news sees us another step closer to building high speed rail and having started the conversation in the 1980s, it’s about time we just got on with it.

David Brown

David Brown is to become Managing Director of Arriva Rail North in September.

Railpage Australia News

138 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Voting open for July 2017 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Submissions open for July 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

June 2017 photo comp

Congratulations to tasrail2100 who has won the June 2017 photo competition with 7 votes.

Voting open for June 2017 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Submissions open for June 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Railway Preservation

38 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Minister asked to buy ACT rail museum train carriage to place in Lonsdale Street

A Canberra lobby group has asked ACT planning minister Mick Gentleman to buy one of the closed railway museum's train carriages at auction next month using a $2 million levy recently redirected into his portfolio budget.

Canberra Railway Museum forced to sell off historic train carriages

Canberra's historic railway museum has been forced into liquidation, with many historic train carriages set to go to auction next month.

Rail enthusiasts say mountain railway still on track

LOSING some land it leases from the Australian Rail Track Corporation should not derail a group of local train enthusiasts getting their railway back on track.

A² 986 Launch - Saturday 13th May 2017

[left]Steamrail Victoria invites you to celebrate the completion of the 30 year restoration and the return to service of the former Victorian Railways steam engine A² 986.

Vic funds upgrades for historic Walhalla Goldfields Railway

[font=Calibri",sans-serif]The Victorian Labor government has just announced improvements to the Walhalla Goldfields Railway.

Railway Stories

52 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Why isn't Canberra's train station in the CBD?

Most capital cities have a train station in the middle of town — that was almost the case for the nation's capital.

Brisbane rail enthusiast Neil MacKenzie receives Queen's Birthday honour for steam train displays

When Neil MacKenzie first began building miniature locomotives in the 1980s, he says he wanted to see if he could win a trophy.

Tasmanian Railway Stories - Episode 1

One night sitting in front of the fire at WJ there was a blood curdling scream from the signal office.

Man proposes on crowded metro train recreating couple's first meeting

A Melbourne man ensured an unforgettable proposal for his girlfriend by recreating the moment they had first met on a crowded commuter train.

Moving mail by rail made for fond memories

A clerk sorted mail on a Railway Post Office car in Kansas City in 1932.

South Australian Rail News

571 stories | Newest story posted 2 hours ago
Cracks on Lonsdale railway station overpass

CLAIMS that cracking on the overpass at the Lonsdale railway station pose a threat to public safety have been dismissed by Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan, who said the damage had been inspected and was found not to be serious.

Ex-OZ Minerals chief to lead rail freight firm

Regional freight company Genesee & Wyoming Australia has named Luke Anderson as its new chief executive, with the former chief financial officer of Australian mining company OZ Minerals to start at the Adelaide-based business from October 2.

Pair drive car on SA rail platform

A 26-year-old learner driver is among two men charged by summons for allegedly driving a Hyundai Excel on Adelaide's Showgrounds railway station.

Port Adelaide to get new train station served by 1km rail spur

[size=3][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][b]Work is to start next year on a new rail line into the heart of Port Adelaide with a train station to be built in Baker Street, close to the Dock One residential precinct.

Oaklands crossing removal gets funding

The Turnbull Government will provide $95 million to upgrade the Oaklands level crossing in Adelaide’s south, following extensive negotiations between the federal and state governments.

Tasmanian Rail News

316 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
Independence vital to heritage rail study in North East Tasmania

Community consensus is what Dorset mayor Greg Howard hopes will be the result of an independent third party assessment of a heritage rail service on the North-East rail trail corridor.

Launceston and North-East Railway forge ahead in tourist train quest

Victorian railway engineer Bob Vanselow has labelled the North-East railway line all but fit for purpose, saying it would be a ‘crime’ to remove the track.

Derwent Valley tourist rail plan needs a firm timetable

BICYCLE Network Tasmania says it supports the Derwent Valley Railway’s plans for the region’s railway line but would like to see a project deadline put in place to make sure the asset does not get left unused.

Derwent Valley Council backs rail revival plan for the region

THE Derwent Valley Council will consider leasing disused railway tracks in an effort to resurrect a tourist train in the region.

Tasmanian rail operator at odds over derailment

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".

Train Simulator News

61 stories | Newest story posted 7 months ago
DB BR 10 Steam Loco Add-On

The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.

Three Country Corner Scenario Pack 01

Three Country Corner Scenario Pack 01 includes 10 challenging and enjoyable scenarios for the Three Country Corner route on Steam, covering freight and passenger operations in this scenic cross-border region of Western Europe.

NJ Transit® GP40PH-2B Loco Add-On

The Electro-Motive GP40, introduced in 1965, has proven to be one of North America’s most versatile and successful locomotives, with more than 1,200 units constructed by 1972.

Atlantic High Speed Route & TGV Atlantique

Experience the high speed TGV Atlantique on the 220km Atlantic High Speed route running south-west from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps station in Tours, passing through the two high speed stations at Massy-TGV and Vendome-TGV.

Tram and Light Rail News

1060 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
90 per cent of tracks have been built for second stage of Gold Coast light rail

LIGHT rail stage two is on track to take its first passengers in the next six months, with mostly fine weather allowing construction to power ahead.

Strathfield and Homebush residents are left out of the loop amid rumours of tram link scrapping

THERE are concerns that Strathfield will miss out on being included in a planned light rail network.

Sydney's light rail line becomes one dam complicated project

The process of constructing a tram line down Sydney's oldest street and to the eastern suburbs was always going to present unexpected challenges.

Light rail not an option

Basil Cameron suggests light rail is an option for the disused rail corridor.

I'll say it again Sydney light rail is on time and budget

The NSW Opposition Leader accuses Transport Minister Andrew Constance of misleading Parliament, after leaked confidential documents appear to contradict his claims the multi-billion-dollar Sydney light rail project is on time and on budget.

UK

60 stories | Newest story posted 5 hours ago
Downton Abbey railway carriages ruined by vandals

Vandals have caused thousands of pounds of damage to heritage railway carriages used in the filming of TV drama Downton Abbey.

London Waterloo signal failure causes major delays

SIGNAL failure at London’s busiest railway station has caused major disruption across the South West Trains network.

Changes to rail electrification plans a 'slap in face'

The railway route between Liverpool and Newcastle may not be fully electrified despite a promise by the previous government.

Rail electrification plans scrapped by government

The government has scrapped the planned electrification of railway lines in Wales, the Midlands and the North.

Sex offences on trains 'more than double in five years'

The number of sexual offences on trains reported to police is said to have more than doubled in five years.

USA

4 stories | Newest story posted an hour ago
Musk hints at NYC to DC hyperloop approval

Elon Musk has tweeted he has a "verbal" sign off to build a New York to Washignton DC hyperloop, which could cut travel from over three hours to 29 minutes.

Work begins to electrify Caltrain

California Governor Jerry Brown was among those present at a ceremony at Millbrae station on June 21 to mark the start of work on the Caltrain Electrification Project.

Railway Companies Fined $60K for Abandoned Railroad Ties

Massachusetts has fined two railroad companies $60,000 for leaving discarded railroad ties along the tracks, some of which later caught fire.

Environmental survey marks Northeast Corridor progress

The Federal Railroad Administration on July 12 released a Record of Decision marking completion of a Tier 1 environmental review of the Northeast Corridor under the National Environmental Policy Act.

Victorian Rail News

4626 stories | Newest story posted an hour ago
Toddler rescued after Vic railway fall

A toddler who got stuck after falling four metres off a suburban Melbourne railway platform is recovering at home.

Metro Trains computer failure will cost $600,000 in refunds

A CATASTROPHIC computer failure that halted Melbourne’s train network for more than an hour will cost Metro Trains more than $600,000 in customer compensation.

Sky rail bridge plan convinces Carrum couple to sell dream home

A YOUNG couple say they have been forced to sell their dream seaside home because of a huge sky rail bridge planned for Carrum.

Metro Tunnel project to create thousands more jobs than expected

THE Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel will create 2000 more jobs than expected, Premier Daniel Andrews has declared.

Major delays on the Lilydale and Belgrave train lines

LENGTHY delays on two eastern train lines have eased following an equipment fault which caused peak-hour chaos.

Western Australian Rail News

876 stories | Newest story posted 20 hours ago
Coal keeps light rail rolling

Collie coal is being used to preserve light rail transport, with mining company Premier Coal donating the fuel source to help run the steam engines at Bennett Brook Railway in Perth’s Whiteman Park.

Rio Tinto on track for total driverless ore trains

Rio Tinto says it is on track to complete the transition to driverless trains across its Pilbara iron ore network by the end of next year.

Rio Tinto narrows full-year iron ore guidance on weather, rail works

Rio Tinto Group, the world's second-largest iron ore exporter, narrowed full-year iron ore guidance as second-quarter volumes missed estimates because of rail maintenance and poor weather.

Brookfield Rail becomes Arc Infrastructure

Western Australia’s infrastructure management concessionaire Brookfield Rail announced on July 17 that the company was changing its name to Arc Infrastructure.

Fremantle Ports plays safe hand with rail bridge

THE Fremantle Rail Bridge will get a bit more protection next month when construction begins on an underwater rock mound in the inner harbour.

Yarra Trams

158 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Fishermans Bend precinct Stop 125a and Southbank Entrances

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are improving the 125a tram stop and entrances to Southbank Depot.

Winter Construction Blitz Wraps Up With New Tram Route

The Route 58 tram has made its first journey along Toorak Road West, as the Andrews Labor Government keeps commuters moving during construction of the Metro Tunnel.

Meet the Managers on Thursday 13 July

Tram passengers again have the chance to speak directly to

June 2017 performance results

Yarra Trams delivered 98.

Tram track renewal - St Georges Rd and Miller St Preston

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks at the junction of St Georges Road and Miller Street.

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