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Africa

20 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Cross-border rail links - the spark to ignite intra-African trade?

OVER the last 20 years the value of trade between Africa and the rest of the world has quadrupled, but trade between African nations remains extremely limited.

Transnet looks to build two new heavy haul rail lines

Transnet is looking for funding to build a heavy haul railway line to link South Africa and Swaziland.

Bearings meet tough specification and tight deadlines

National operator ONCF has awarded SKF a contract to supply 15 000 passenger and freight rolling stock wheelset bearings over three years.

Tazara and ZRL sign open access freight agreement

Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority and Zambia Railways Ltd have signed an open access agreement intended to facilitate the seamless movement of freight trains across each other’s infrastructure.

Auckland DMUs shipped to Mozambique

Eight diesel multiple-units as well as spare parts are being shipped from New Zealand to Mozambique, where they are to operate passenger services around Maputo.

Asciano

91 stories | Newest story posted last month
Freight train was travelling at 90km per hour when it derailed on the Nullarbor

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.

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.

Asian Rail News

398 stories | Newest story posted 8 hours ago
Indian train plows through flooded station

A speeding train in India has shown little regard for flooded tracks, sending a tidal wave of water over commuters as it plowed through a station at more than 100 km/h.

Shinkansen train halts after passenger’s tablet catches fire, singes seat-back table

A tablet computer owned by a passenger apparently caught fire aboard a shinkansen train Sunday, forcing an emergency halt to the train, police and the railway said.

Indian Bullet Train is White Elephant

I dare say I have mixed feelings for the bullet train.

Why we need bullet trains

So far, the proposed Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project is just a piece of stone that has been laid by Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe, but it has already been written off as a white elephant by most analysts and commentators.

Singapore forms high speed rail infrastructure company

Land Transport Authority has formed SG HSR Pte Ltd as wholly-owned subsidiary to act as Infrastructure Company for its part of the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail project.

Aurizon

143 stories | Newest story posted last month
Aurizon to quit intermodal freight

Aurizon Holdings Ltd has announced its intention to withdraw from the intermodal market, with the closure or sale of its activities in the sector.

Rail freight operator Aurizon posts full-year loss of $188 million

RAIL giant Aurizon will offload its general freight business, including a Brisbane terminal, after announcing a $188 million loss for the past year.

Decision on Aurizon intermodal business announced today

This morning we have released our FY2017 results to the market including an announcement on the future of our Intermodal business.

Aurizon explains renewed foreign work agreement

RAIL giant Aurizon has explained why an agreement to bring in foreign workers is in place with the Federal Government.

Aurizon executives urged to go regional to keep close to rail businesses

The head of Aurizon's bulk business has moved to Perth to sort out the troubled division, as more of the rail group's executives are relocated away from Brisbane.

Cityrail News

478 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Sydney trains issues warnings after bee swarm reported at St Peters Station

COMMUTERS have been told to “bee aware” when stepping out of inner west trains after hundreds of bees were spotted at St Peters Station.

Hawkesbury to Campbelltown rail line better

Not a week goes by that I do not hear from a politician or government official citing John Bradfield’s vision and drive in delivering Sydney’s most city-shaping piece of infrastructure — the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Federal funds could help South Coast rail line

The problems of the South Coast train line feature in a federal government document looking to fund better rail links.

South Coast rail line disruptions due to urgent repairs Thursday morning

Trains are running again between Thirroul and Waterfall on the South Coast Line after urgent signal equipment repairs at Coalcliff.

Burwood stop added to some central coast commuter trains

An extra stop will be added to four Central Coast peak hour train services under new timetabling which starts on November 26.

Europe

224 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
DuPont develops disposable coveralls for SNCF

To meet an SNCF requirement for protective workwear which combines high visibility with chemical protection,

SJ to order Snabbtåg high speed train fleet

National passenger operator SJ is to call tenders for the supply of 30 high speed trains suitable for 250 km/h operation.

ČD orders RegioPanter EMUs

National operator ČD has ordered nine Škoda Vagónka Class 650 RegioPanter 3 kV DC/25 kV AC electric multiple-units for delivery by December 2018.

Industrial Division expands loco fleet

Leasing company Industrial Division has signed two agreements to acquire a total of 36 locomotives, which will take its fleet to 170.

Intermodal operators call for Rastatt rethink

THE two-month closure of the Karlsruhe - Basle Rhine valley line at Rastatt, Germany, and the immense problems it is causing railway transport on this key route has led Kombiverkehr, a leading European intermodal operator, to call for an immediate injection of €250m in aid from the German government.

Gunzelling Reports

657 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 23/9/2017

There were 114 sightings for this week; this is 8 sightings more than last week, making a total of 3724 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 16/9/2017

There were 106 sightings for this week; this is 17 sightings more than last week, making a total of 3610 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 9/9/2017

There were 89 sightings for this week; this is 12 sightings less than last week, making a total of 3504 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 2/9/2017

There were 101 sightings for this week; this is 10 sightings more than last week, making a total of 3415 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 26/8/2017

There were 91 sightings for this week; this is 12 sightings less than last week, making a total of 3314 sightings for this year to date.

Inland Rail Project

56 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Paul Antonio stands to benefit from inland rail path

Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio has championed inland rail for many years and has spoken publicly in support of the base case.

Decision met with criticism, concerns

IT WAS to be the decision the Darling Downs had been waiting for since May when the Federal Government pledged $8.

Final leg of Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail route revealed

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended the Federal Government’s decision to build the final leg of the Melbourne to Brisbane inland railway on Queensland floodplains.

Warwick misses out on Inland Rail route

THE Melbourne to Brisbane inland rail line will not run past Warwick in a decision confirmed in Toowoomba yesterday.

Albury-Wodonga stop confirmed for inland rail project

Freight trains will officially come through Albury-Wodonga as part of the inland rail project after the federal government released preferred its full preferred route.

International Rail News

4492 stories | Newest story posted 15 hours ago
Alstom begins technology transfer for the “largest project in its history”

Alstom is making a huge technology transfer from its worldwide centre of excellence at São Paulo to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) for the manufacture of X’Trapolis suburban trains.

Cuba and RZD agree railway modernisation

An agreement for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the rail network was signed by national railway Unión Ferrocarriles de Cuba and Russian Railways subsidiary RZD International on September 21.

ISR launches ’Akko – Karmi’el passenger services

Regular passenger trains began running to the Galilean city of Karmi'el on September 20, with the start of revenue operation on ISR’s 23 km ’Akko – Karmi’el branch.

Minsk – Vilnius corridor electrified

Completion of 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of the route between Minsk and Vilnius was marked with a ceremony on September 16.

Aluminium alloy components increase wagon capacity

United Wagon Co has obtained certification for its Type 19-9549-02 grain hopper wagon, which uses a high-strength aluminium alloy roof to reduce weight by more than 1 tonne compared to equivalent steel designs while also offering corrosion resistance.

Letters to the Editor

180 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
All rail systems are not equal

FOLLOWING my letter (Daily, September 2) I would like to thank all those who contacted me regarding the railway between Beerwah and Maroochydore.

Rail needs fall on deaf ears

ON JULY 29, the Sunshine Coast Daily published my letter asking for all levels of government to fast track the CAMCOS Railway between Beerwah and Maroochydore.

How to launch a new passenger train operator

Despite more than two decades of European legislation aimed at opening up the rail market to facilitate access for new entrants, the hurdles remain formidable, as Sven Gossel of prospective German open access player Trans Metropolitan Railway explains.

A regional rail fantasy map

Here's master mapmaker Adam Mattinson's vision of what a high quality regional rail network could look like in Victoria.

Amazon is thinking about building mobile drone stations on trains, vans, and boats

Amazon is heavily investing in drones, and one day hopes to use the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to revolutionise deliveries.

Model Railways

17 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Now that’s a track record

EVER since she was four years old, Roslyn Reynolds has been fascinated by trains.

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, 

Narrow Gauge

57 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Dangerous behaviour has potential for 'catastrophic outcomes'

As school holidays get into full swing, MSF Sugar has seen an alarming spike in dangerous behaviours such as cane train surfing around its cane rail network and is calling on parents to be more vigilant.

Enjoying a Climax in the Dandenongs

We enjoyed a lovely evening last Saturday, with the Nick Anchen-organised Climax trip from Emerald to Gembrook and return.

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.

New South Wales Rail News

2606 stories | Newest story posted 9 hours ago
Asian public transport creep accused of indecently assaulting women on Sydney trains and buses

Police are searching for a man believed to be linked to several indecent assaults in 

John Holland And Laing O’Rourke Win Contract For Sydney Metro Station

A joint venture partnership between John Holland and Laing O’Rourke has been awarded a contract for upgrade works on Sydney Metro’s Sydenham Station.

Rail capacity challenging coal plant supply in NSW

Fairfax is reporting coal-fired power generators have been struggling recently to secure coal supply for their power plants, in a development which could potentially drive up household and business power prices.

Rail action groups around NSW to work together to fight for better services

They have different local aims but rail action groups around NSW want to work together to fight for better regional train services.

Run down central station gets a licensed restaurant as part of massive makeover

IMAGES have emerged confirming that the transformation of Central into one of the great international railway stations is about to begin.

New Zealand Rail News

252 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Picton to Christchurch railway line reopens for freight

The Picton to Christchurch rail freight line is reopening, reportedly taking 2000 trucks a month off the alternative State Highway 1.

Funding questions over Labour's $5b trams for Auckland

Labour is unclear how it will fund a $5 billion plan for modern trams in Auckland, but says Auckland Council will shoulder a "significant" share of the cost.

Return of rail freight prompts truckie's message for recognition

Freight will be back on the Main North Line from September 15

Bid to restore southern passenger rail link makes funding pitch to government

Timaru Mayor Damon Odey said he was confident the business plan submitted to MBIE would secure the money to examine the feasibility of the proposed passenger route.

Jacinda Ardern talks up rail in Waikato

Labour leader Jacinda Adern believes her party can take National strongholds in the Waikato.

Northern Territory Rail News

208 stories | Newest story posted last month
Council candidate floats tourist sky rail plan

WITH one week to go until nominations close, a big field is now likely to contest the Katherine Town Council elections.

'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.

Opinion

91 stories | Newest story posted last month
Sexual harassment is rife on public transport

Survey results from the Australian Human Rights Commission reveal concerning statistics about the numbers of university students being sexual harassed and sexual assaulted on Australian public transport.

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

396 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Improved heavy vehicle access in SA to boost productivity

Heavy vehicle access has been improved for trucks travelling in the Outback and through the Riverland to improve the efficiency and safety of freight and livestock transportation, according to the South Australian government.

Direct Freight Express opens Gosford depot

Independent parcel delivery company, Direct Freight Express (DFE), has opened its newest depot in Gosford, NSW, bringing its national number of depots to 42.

Direct Freight Express opens $36m depot in Victoria

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Fuel shortage at Auckland Airport forces extra fuel stops and cancels some flights

The Government is offering "all [the] assistance it can" after a leak halted Auckland Airport's main supply of jet fuel.

Qantas extends Emirates deal, switches from Dubai to Singapore as Sydney-London stopover

Qantas plans to extend its partnership with Middle Eastern carrier Emirates for an additional five years.

Pacific National News

4 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
Pacific National response to Federal Government's committment Inland Rail

Leading rail freight operator Pacific National has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to fund the Inland Rail project.

Pacific National appoints new CEO

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

Pacific National Focuses on Queensland Services

In response to the Aurizon ASX announcement today Pacific National is pleased to announce a binding agreement with Aurizon to purchase the Acacia Ridge Intermodal Terminal in Brisbane, Queensland.

Pacific National appoints new CEO

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

Press Releases

236 stories | Newest story posted last month
Heritage Train with Breakfast in Historic Station Dining Room

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on board a special Heritage Train  tour to Tocumwal travelling the “freight only”  railway line.

SSR Acquires GT46-ACe Locomotives

Southern Shorthaul Railroad has recently acquired two new GT46-ACe locomotives from the Downer Group to cater for continuing business growth.

Logistics giants join forces for improved freight outcomes

To celebrate 10 years' operation in Parkes, SCT Logistics is focusing on delivering improved levels of freight services from the Parkes region to Port of Sydney by teaming up with DP World Australia to present a joint capabilities initiative.

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.

Queensland Rail News

1882 stories | Newest story posted 11 hours ago
Ipswich & Springfield Lines Suspended

Ipswich and Springfield line trains are suspended in both directions between Corinda and Milton stations due to a bridge strike at Milton.

Eleven charged after coal train protest at Port of Brisbane

ELEVEN protesters have been charged with a string of offences after they allegedly climbed aboard a coal train at the Port of Brisbane.

State looks to acquire land for new Beaudesert train line

THERE will be pain before any gain for residents living near a proposed passenger train line corridor which will run from Salisbury to Beaudesert.

More than a dozen groups keen on partnership to build $5.4b Cross River Rail

MORE than a dozen companies and consortiums are keen on building parts of Brisbane’s $5.

Queensland to finally accept the first of its new trains

The Queensland government will officially "accept" one of its New Generation Rollingstock trains - about two years after they actually arrived in the country.

Rail Events

115 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Trans Australian Railway - Concrete Sleepers and Extending Crossing Loops

The Commonwealth Railways began testing concrete sleepers in 1956.

All aboard to Galston trains

DO you know you can catch a train at Galston?

Railway Historian and Author John Evans to host a 2 Day Trans-Australian Railway Tour

Prominent Railway Historian and Author John Evans, has teamed up with Rail Tours Australia for a celebration of the Centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway with accepting the request to lead a 2 day tour following a portion of the original route of the old East-West Railway.

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.

Rail News

3545 stories | Newest story posted 12 hours ago
Australia seeks ideas for regional rail enhancements

THE Australian government is seeking high-quality proposals for the development of business cases to bring faster rail links between urban and regional areas.

Albanese critical of underspending on vital infrastructure

The Coalition has underspent its infrastructure budget in its first three years by $3.

Alstom confirms talks for Siemens Mobility merger

Alstom formally confirmed on September 22 that it had been holding discussions regarding a possible ‘combination’ with Siemens’ Mobility Division.

Railway supply industry news round-up

Stadler Group has announced that Deputy CEO and manager of the Bussnang plant Thomas Ahlburg will become CEO with effect from January 1 2018.

Infrastructure minister commends rail progress

Speaking at the recent Rail Futures Conference held in Melbourne in mid-September by the Rail Freight Alliance, Darren Chester, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, commended the efforts being made to bolster Australia’s rail capability.

Railpage Australia News

140 stories | Newest story posted 3 weeks ago
Submissions open for September 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

July 2017 photo comp

Congratulations to L-1172 who has won the July 2017 photo competition with 9 votes.

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.

Railway Preservation

50 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Storage of heritage rolling stock at Broadmeadow

Transport Heritage NSW (THNSW) wishes to clarify media reports surrounding rail heritage rolling stock currently stored at Broadmeadow.

707 Operations Group running farewell trip to Sea Lake

HERITAGE  train enthusiasts are riding the rails to Sea Lake for the last time as they say goodbye to broad gauge in Victoria’s northwest.

Riverina Regional Tour Postponed

Due to critical changes to our forward heritage fleet maintenance program, we regret to advise the upcoming Riverina regional tour with vintage steam locomotive 3642 has been postponed.

Return of steam trains to feature on reclaimed Picton to Mittagong rail trail

The track is finally clear for the establishment of the first rail trails in NSW, after the change of a law enacted in 1880.

Save CLP10 (Formally CL17) Last EMD Streamliner Built in the World

45 years young this month, please contribute to this 45 day campaign to save the very last of the great EMD Streamliners.

Railway Stories

53 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Recalling the railway pay buses

For nearly 50 years, railway pay buses were used to move cash around the railway network to pay station staff and permanent way workers stationed along the tracks.

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.

South Australian Rail News

579 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Adelaide rail passengers told to prepare for more pain

Major disruptions are set to occur yet again on three of Adelaide's suburban rail lines as work is carried out on a major freight project.

Major disruption to Outer Harbor and Gawler train lines as work starts on Park Tce underpass

THE major works to build a rail underpass at Park Terrace, Bowden, at a cost of $238 million, will begin within weeks causing huge disruption on several rail lines until December.

Salisbury Station upgrades to improve safety and security

The busy Salisbury Station in Adelaide has received new ticket gates to reduce fare evasion along with other upgrades to enhance passenger safety.

Mitcham Council pledges $10,000 for another study into removing freight trains from Adelaide Hills

A FRESH push to have freight trains removed from the hills is gaining speed, with Mitcham Council pledging $10,000 to a new investigation into the longstanding issue.

SA infrastructure owner Flinders ventures north

South Australian bulk and container firm Flinders Logistics has ventured interstate, acquiring North Queensland stevedore Townsville Bulk Storage and Handling.

Tasmanian Rail News

323 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
North-East heritage railway project supporters rally in Launceston

Supporters of a heritage railway on the North-East line were out in force on Thursday to see their rail car being transported from the Don River Railway to Karoola.

TasRail welcomes Launceston development

Toll Group will build a $20 million intermodal hub in Launceston, after the city’s council approved the development late last week.

Central Coast Council to consider a tourist train

A tourist train from Devonport to Wynyard will be up for discussion at the Central Coast Council meeting on Monday.

Penguin specialist supports rail infrastructure project

TasRail has appointed a penguin specialist from BirdLife Tasmania to provide advice on the protection of habitats during coastal erosion and landslip prevention works which are expected to get underway in November.

Tasmania Railway Tales - The Scream

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

Train Simulator News

61 stories | Newest story posted 9 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

1080 stories | Newest story posted 15 hours ago
Light rail construction shirkers still slacking off

JUST days after a slack city construction worker was caught throwing around a tennis ball to alleviate the boredom of being paid to work, one of her colleagues has been spotted curling up with a good book — at the exact same time in the exact same place.

Count down is on for Gold Coast light rail launch

The carriages, which can carry up to 309 passengers, arrived from Europe yesterday and were expected to begin operating to Helensvale in the coming weeks.

Leaked report says light rail benefits wont cover costs

A NSW transport leak reveals the decision to cut the last two kilometres of the Sydney to Newcastle rail line was taken before before costing the light rail replacement and without an assessment of costs and benefits.

Newcastle light rail to cost $220 million per kilometre, according to Cabinet documents

A figure of about $220 million per kilometre is the price of building and operating Newcastle's new light rail, according to cabinet-in-confidence papers seen by the ABC and Fairfax Media.

North Terrace services detoured for tram line extension works

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will begin major construction works for the City Tram Extension project from 1 October 2017.

UK

91 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Virgin Trains launches Seatfrog first class upgrade app

In what the inter-city operator claims is a ‘a world first for rail passengers’, Virgin Trains East Coast has worked with travel technology company Seatfrog to launch an iOS and Android app which enables passengers to upgrade standard class tickets to first class by placing bids in an auction for unsold seats.

Train carriage dedicated to WW1 rail staff

A newly-restored train carriage is to be dedicated to the memory of rail staff who served in World War One.

New container service planned from Port of Liverpool

The operator of the Port of Liverpool has announced plans to launch a new rail container service by the end of the year.

London terrorists may have intended bomb to detonate at a major railway station

THE London terrorists’ real target could have been some the UK capital’s major stations including Paddington and Westminster, according to terror experts.

London Euston railway station reopens after Harrow fire closed lines

Services between Milton Keynes and Euston disrupted by trackside blaze in north-west London warehouse

USA

43 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Medina Line construction begins

Southwest Gulf Railroad Co has begun construction of the Medina Line, a 15 km common carrier railway running north from a junction with a line used by Union Pacific and BNSF at Dunlay, 45 km west of San Antonio in Texas.

A rail showdown on Goose Island

Real estate developers may have won the war over the future of the North Branch of the Chicago River, but they're bracing for a new kind of a battle with a lone industrial holdout.

Lost Huntington: West Virginia Rail Co

The beginning of the West Virginia Rail Co.

America’s short lines play the long game

Deregulation of the US rail freight industry in the 1980s heralded a remarkable turnaround for the country’s secondary railways after years of seemingly-terminal decline.

New York rail operator bolsters security after London bombing

The bombing of a packed London commuter train on Friday prompted officials to beef up security on New York City's subway system, major commuter rail networks, at airports and other locations.

Victorian Rail News

4730 stories | Newest story posted 6 hours ago
Metro Rail Tunnel - Building the tunnels and stations

A RANGE OF CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES WILL BE USED TO BUILD THE METRO TUNNEL, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON REDUCING IMPACTS TO LOCAL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS.

Free tram zone extends to 'G for grand final day

Supporters taking public transport to the MCG for Saturday's grand final will pay reduced fares or travel for free, the government has announced.

V/Line train driver laments risky behaviour across all regional rail lines

[color=#333333][size=3][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Trespassers, near misses and a derailment.

Small Metro Trains army keeps Melbourne’s City Loop going strong

KEEPING Melbourne’s City Loop moving is a 24-hour-a-day job for Metro Trains.

'Fraud on a grand scale': At least six years' jail for ringleader of $17m scam

The ringleader of a seven-year, multimillion-dollar conspiracy to defraud taxpayers and rig the awarding of public transport contracts to himself and his corrupt colleague has been sentenced to almost nine years in jail.

Western Australian Rail News

893 stories | Newest story posted 10 hours ago
A fast train from Perth to Bunbury is on the Federal Government’s agenda

A fast train finally linking Perth to Bunbury has been put on the agenda by the Turnbull Government, arguing it and several other rail projects could help make the State more liveable for commuters.

Perth man charged over Train Surfing Stunt

A 23-YEAR-OLD man has been charged after he was allegedly caught train surfing on the Joondalup line on Saturday.

PTA did not stop Transperth train after man found clinging

The Public Transport Authority (PTA) knew a man was clinging to the outside of a moving Perth train on Saturday afternoon but did not ask the driver to stop, it has emerged.

Ellenbrook rail line shapes up as one of the biggest political footballs in WA history

The Ellenbrook rail line will go down in history as one of WA's biggest political footballs, with residents of the north-eastern suburb surely among the least trusting of politicians in the state.

ATC signalling systems planned for Perth network

Funds for planning new signalling systems on Perth’s train network are another piece of transport spending in the McGowan government’s state budget.

Yarra Trams

171 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Nicholson Street - Holmes Street and Moreland Road Junc

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks at the Nicholson Street / Holmes Street and Moreland Road junction in Coburg.

Victorian Seniors Festival

The 2017 Victorian Seniors Festival is being held from Sunday 8 October - Sunday 15 October.

Keolis Downer renews contract to for Yarra Trams til 2024

Keolis Downer is proud to announce that it has been awarded the contract to continue to operate Yarra Trams on behalf

August 2017 performance results

Yarra Trams delivered 98.

Tram catches fire in Melbourne, forcing evacuation and long delays

A tram carrying around 30 passengers has been evacuated in Melbourne, after an overhead power line fell on top of it.

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