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Africa

2 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
ONCF hosts African safety summit

Senior industry leaders from railways in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia gathered in Rabat on May 15 for an 11-day training summit hosted by Moroccan national railway ONCF.

Nacala Corridor officially inaugurated

President Filipe Nyusi joined celebrations at the deepwater port of Nacala-a-Velha on May 12 to mark the formal completion of the project to develop a 912 km ‘integrated logistics corridor’ serving northern Mozambique, southern Malawi and the Moatize coalfield.

Asciano

90 stories | Newest story posted 2 days 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

302 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Thai-Sino hi-speed rail work could start by August

The cabinet will be asked to approve the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway project, linking Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima, next month, kickstarting its construction as soon as August this year.

Work starts on metropolitan high speed link in Beijing

Construction work started on May 21 on a Passenger-Dedicated Line linking Beijing with Bazhou, 80 km to the south.

Union opposes bill on railway department

A trade union has demanded a delay in a bill to establish a rail track transport department, claiming the proposal lacks public input and supports privatisation of rail transport that could lead to job losses and fare increases.

Indian rail network to employ transgender workers in national first

Kochi Metro Rail is hiring 23 transgender women as part of a new initiative to improve diversity.

Aurizon

130 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Aurizon slams “reckless” rail protest over coal traffic

A pair of environmental protesters who allegedly broke into the rail corridor in Brisbane on Tuesday morning to chain themselves to an Aurizon train have been condemned as “dangerous and reckless” by the rail operator.

Competitiveness is key to inland rail infrastructure investment

Aurizon, Australia’s largest rail freight operator, supports the Federal Government’s decision to provide an additional $8.

More than 100 railway workers 'stood down'

THE union representing rail workers has blasted BMA and Aurizon after it claimed up to 180 workers from Mackay and Sarina would be forced to take leave without pay due to several lines being out of service.

Aurizon counts cost of Debbie destruction

[font=Calibri",sans-serif]Portions of the Central Queensland Coal Network will be out of action for five weeks, after Cyclone Debbie ripped through the region at the end of last week.

Rail closures to hit Aurizon earnings

Rail freight operator Aurizon says the temporary closure of the coal haul lines in Queensland due to flooding from cyclone Debbie will hurt volumes shifted and annual earnings.

Cityrail News

442 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Green Square is Sydney's 'public transport disaster' even before apartments built

When Shelley Simonian began catching city-bound trains from Green Square six years ago she often waited with only a handful of other passengers on the platform.

Racist rant on Sydney train caught on camera

An Asian Australian woman has been racially abused on a Sydney train after asking a passenger to stop littering.

Investigation finds track inspection failures 'systemic' across Sydney Trains network

Inadequate inspections and maintenance of rail tracks have been "systemic" across the Sydney Trains network, transport safety investigators have warned.

More train services for Sydney Airport

The NSW government has announced 200 extra train services each week during non-peak times on the Sydney Airport line as demand continues to grow.

Act of indecency charge in NSW

A man has been charged following investigations into an alleged act of indecency on a train in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs earlier this year, NSW Police say.

Europe

66 stories | Newest story posted 4 hours ago
From RATP to minister

RATP President Elisabeth Borne has been appointed as Transport Minister in the new French government formed by President Emmanuel Macron.

Contract awards mark Corridor IV upgrading progress

Infrastructure manager CFR SA signed contracts for a 78 km route modernisation project with a consortium of Astaldi, FCC, SALCEF and Thales on May 23.

Hohenzollerische Landesbahn orders Coradia DMUs

Alstom announced on May 24 that it had received an order worth €50m from Hohenzollerische Landesbahn for the supply of 10 Coradia Lint 54 diesel multiple-units.

STIF to fund €1∙1bn Paris suburban fleet

Ile-de-France transport authority STIF announced on May 23 that it will be providing 100% of the funding for an order for 83 Bombardier Régio2N double-deck EMUs, worth €1∙1bn.

Bridge works reflect progress on RFI’s Adriatic Corridor

The weekend of May 20-21 saw two bridges replaced on the Bologna – Rimini line at Prati and Sabbioso as part of infrastructure manager RFI’s ongoing route modernisation programme on the Adriatic Corridor.

Gunzelling Reports

639 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 20/5/2017.  

There were 108 sightings for this week; this is 14 sightings more than last week, making a total of 1908 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 13/5/2017

There were 94 sightings for this week; this is 17 sightings more than last week, making a total of 1800 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 6/5/2017

This week saw industrial problems at Pacific National which resulted in most of the PN grain train not running.

Freight Train Derails After Smashing Into SemiTrailer

An unfortunate accident for everyone involved, as a freight train pummeled into a tractor trailer that was stuck at a crossing in Mer Rouge, Lousiana!

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 29/4/2017

There were 99 sightings for this week; this is 1 sightings more than last week, making a total of 1629 sightings for this year to date.

Inland Rail Project

22 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Inland Rail to bring range of opportunities for Parkes

The announcement the Australian Government will allocate $8.

Inland rail: Station costs derailed Shepparton line option

AN ALTERNATIVE inland rail route through Shepparton was considered but rejected early on because the costs did not stack up.

Government's $10 billion rail fund may hurt 'good debt' push

The nation's top infrastructure chief has admitted the Commonwealth's $10 billion rail-building plan - which is money that will need to be borrowed - will mainly be handed to states as cash grants, undermining the Turnbull government's strategy of avoiding "bad debt" that threatens the AAA rating.

Price tag for $10b Melbourne to Brisbane rail project could be higher

The final cost for the Melbourne to Brisbane inland rail project could rise above the original $10 billion price tag, a Senate Estimates hearing was told on Monday.

Inland Rail business opportunities for Narrabri, Moree, regional NSW says Barnaby Joyce

Australians just have to look at the booming Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex in America to see what a major railway connection can do for regional towns, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says.

International Rail News

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Wagon deliveries from China near 3 000

On May 24 Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich joined Ezequiel Lemos, President of state-owned freight operator Trenes Argentinos Cargas, to welcome the latest shipment of 156 wagons to arrive in the Port of Buenos Aires from China.

Seeking future rail megatrends

Late May saw the launch of an interactive forum on the Near 2050 project website aimed at enabling rail users, operators and specifying organisations to comment on their experience of the sector and predict how the rail mode might evolve over the next 35 years.

Russia refusing to send some rail freight to Latvia

Russia's state-owned railway monopoly is refusing most requests to take cargo from Russia to ports in Latvia, industry executives said, a serious blow to the Baltic state which depends on the transit trade.

Caltrain electrification funding confirmed

The Federal Transit Administration confirmed on May 22 that it would execute a Full Funding Grant Agreement worth $647m for electrification of the Caltrain commuter rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose.

Trump urged to intervene at New York Penn Station

Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State, wrote to President Donald Trump on May 21 requesting that the federal government treat the ongoing infrastructure and operational difficulties at New York Penn Station ‘as an emergency situation’ and provide funding for short- and long-term enhancements of the station.

Letters to the Editor

174 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
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.

The Andrews Government cannot manage the current rail system

In the hands of the Andrews Government the $1.

Model Railways

16 stories | Newest story posted last month
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

50 stories | Newest story posted 3 months ago
The Case of The Missing Rivet

As Christmas 2016 approached, and Puffing Billy's 6 train running began in order to accommodate the annual summer rush, G42 was taken out of traffic and rolled into the workshops for a 'B' exam.

NG/G Update; Rounding out 2016

Quite a range of jobs have been carried out or are now under way, and there is plenty of work to do, as the photographs demonstrate.

Ashpan Part II

The air box has been modified somewhat from the original concept, in order to increase clearances around the rear pony truck.

NQR Revised

Whilst attempting to better cater for massive patronage growth, the need for us to call into service every available item of rolling stock is becoming more the norm than the exception.

Rich In History

One of the benefits of working with Puffing Billy locomotives is the chance to discover the rich industrial heritage that come with them, such as the eccentric strap (above and below) which currently resides on 6A, and yet is clearly marked '5'.

New South Wales Rail News

2435 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Runaway Qube freight train under investigation

[font=Calibri",sans-serif]The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has opened an investigation into an incident late last month involving an out-of-control Qube freight train that was headed for Port Kembla along the Moss Vale-Unanderra line.

NSW pushes back on federal government's rail pitch

Planning for a rail line through Badgerys Creek airport is emerging as the focus of tension between federal and state governments over land use and transport policy in Sydney.

Qube kicks off Moorebank development

Development has formally begun at Moorebank Logistics Park, the largest intermodal logistics precinct in Australia.

South Coast’s slow trains get fed govt attention

The slow speed of the train trip between Wollongong and Sydney is mentioned in a federal government report of plans to invest billions in the rail network.

Man charged after theft from railway storage facilities, NSW

A man has been charged after a number of thefts from bicycle storage facilities at train stations throughout Sydney, NSW Police say.

New Zealand Rail News

236 stories | Newest story posted 12 hours ago
KiwiRail and CRL funded in NZ$1bn budget allocation

The government has allocated almost NZ$1bn for rail investment as part of its annual budget unveiled by Finance Minister Steven Joyce on May 25, including support for national operator KiwiRail and a first tranche of capital investment for construction of Auckland's City Rail Link.

$548m for rail around New Zealand

Budget 2017 will invest $548 million of new capital funding to maintain and upgrade New Zealand’s rail network, supporting freight movement, exporters, tourism and public transport, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.

Leaked documents reveal serious concerns about KiwiRail's decision to switch from electric trains to diesel

Leaked documents throw into question a controversial decision to dump electric trains for diesel locomotives between Hamilton and Palmerston North.

Auckland rail delays due to flooding

Transport networks across Auckland have been affected by severe weather, but the brunt of Cyclone Cook has yet to arrive.

Ghost town if no rail

Comments on the opinion page about Gisborne rail not being viable.

Northern Territory Rail News

207 stories | Newest story posted 6 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

89 stories | Newest story posted one week 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.

After a tough year for rail in 2016, things are looking up already in the new year

Last year was not one of the best for the rail industry, with freight volumes down across the board, especially in the minerals sector, combined with a general lack of direction.

Other Transport News

384 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
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.

Severe turbulence leaves 27 Aeroflot passengers injured, some needing surgery

Twenty-seven passengers have been injured, some breaking bones, after an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok experienced violent and unexpected turbulence.

A moon of Saturn is habitable

Today Earthlings came one very giant step closer to finding life elsewhere in our solar system.

Ballarat Bus Interchange: A Big Win For Commuters

In a win for commuters and residents alike, the Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promise to build a new bus interchange at the revamped Ballarat Station Precinct.

Pacific National News

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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 one week 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

1749 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Government report says Queensland Rail should be privatised to pay for Cross River Rail

QUEENSLAND Rail should be privatised to pay for building the long-delayed Cross River Rail project, an government report has proposed.

Alc calls for preservation of rail corridor to Brisbane Port

Protecting key freight corridors is important to ensure Australia is able to meet future infrastructure demands, the Australian Logistics Council states.

Labor mediocrity on show with Adani and Cross River Rail fails

QUEENSLAND has long prided itself as a frontier state.

Adani indefinitely postpones final investment decision on Carmichael coal mine

Senior Queensland Government members were in meetings on Monday night, discussing how to urgently convince Indian company Adani to proceed with a board meeting to fund the proposed Carmichael coal mine.

Experts not asked to assess Adani rail

Infrastructure Australia has not been consulted on the rail line proposed to connect central Queensland's Adani coalmine to the Abbot Point port.

Rail Events

107 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Trans Australia Railway Facts - The Cost

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

Trans Australia Railway - Early Locomotives

[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri]Six retired NSWGR locomotives were used to haul construction and supply trains.

$20 billion investment in rail

The Turnbull-Joyce Government is delivering a $20 billion investment in rail that will cut congestion in cities, grow the regions and create thousands of new jobs.

Loss of control of Qube grain service 8960 on 22 April 2017

On 22 April 2017 the crew of 8960 alerted ARTC train control to their train running away on the approach to Dombarton.

The Great Southern Rail nominated for an Australian Interior Design Award

It’s a no-brainer that among the shortlist in the hospitality section of the 

Rail News

3483 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
David Tonkin

Former Atkins CEO David Tonkin has succeeded Siemens Mobility UK Managing Director Gordon Wakeford as Chairman of the UK’s Railway Industry Association.

Gippsland rail funding likely in Victorian budget

The Victorian Government is expected to announce funding in its next state budget to improve passenger train services and rail infrastructure in Gippsland.

David Knowles

David Knowles becomes Managing Director of Swedish freight operator Hector Rail.

Special badges for Manspreaders and other commuters

Men who test positive for an inclination to splay their legs widely on trains would be required to wear a 'Manspreader' button at all times, or risk hefty fines, Ben Pobjie writes.

GrainCorp optimistic on rail

IN SPITE of the high profile problems in moving grain by train this year, GrainCorp managing director Mark Palmquist believes the rail freight situation is better than it was a year ago.

Railpage Australia News

132 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Voting open for May 2017 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Submissions open for May 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

April 2017 photo comp

Congratulations to P2017 who has won the April 2017 photo competition with 13 votes.

Voting open for April 2017 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Submissions open for April 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Railway Preservation

35 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
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.

Heritage Train with Dining Experience

[left]The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on a Heritage Train tour to the beautiful country town of Echuca.

Echuca Overlander, now destined for Swan Hill

Due to V/Line track works on the Echuca Line, Steamrail's planned tour to Echuca on the 6th May is no longer able to reach Echuca, since this tour begins at Castlemaine using carriages from the Victorian Goldfields Railway, after consulting with booked passengers Steamrail have decided to run the train to Swan Hill instead on the same day.

Plans for Steamfest 2017 in full swing with huge two-day event in April

Preparations for Maitland's annual celebration of steam are on the boil.

Railway Stories

49 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
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.

Zig Zag Railway battling adversity to finally get itself back on track

It has been the most frequently asked question from tourists in the area this summer when is the Zig Zag Railway reopening?

Hello everyone from the wilds of Central Burma!

I’m writing to you from Nay Pay Daw, the new capital built from scratch just 10 years ago in a fertile area of rice fields, lakes and rolling hills.

Puffing Billy keeps Australian steam train history alive

Puffing Billy keeps Australian steam train history alive

South Australian Rail News

565 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Seaford line pedestrian to be upgraded and others to close under Railway Crossing Safety Strategy

PEDESTRIANS will get safer passage across key railway crossings as part of a project to prevent accidents and near-misses on the Seaford line.

Over a thousand Adelaide drivers caught running red lights at rail crossings over nine-month period

MORE than 1000 drivers have been caught dicing with death by running red lights at rail crossings over a nine-month period, alarming new figures show.

Railway electrification knocked back again

Crowned as the state’s best commuter serviced line, Gawler railway will not receive any federal funding to progress it to stage two of its multi-million dollar electrification upgrade.

Budget ‘ignores’ South Australia: Treasurer

[font=Calibri",sans-serif]South Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has slammed the Federal Budget’s $70 billion infrastructure plan, saying no new funding has been set aside for his state.

SA should apply for rail money: Cormann

The South Australian government should focus on trying to get part of a new $10 billion national rail fund instead of "just whingeing" about infrastructure spending in the federal budget, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says.

Tasmanian Rail News

316 stories | Newest story posted 3 days 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 5 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

1049 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
The World's First Floating Light Rail

Seattle already has the world’s longest floating bridge, and next month, it’s going one step further: building the world’s first floating light rail line.

Tram Works on Collins and Queen Streets

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in partnership with Yarra Trams, will be installing two new poles to feed the enhanced power supply into the tram network at the intersection of Collins and Queen Street.

Canberra light rail: Options for stage two route to Woden revealed

The second stage of light rail could detour into the Parliamentary Zone on its way to Woden, according to a map of the proposed route published for consultation on Monday.

ACT government signs suite of light rail stage 2 contracts

The ACT government has signed a series of contracts with consultants to design its second stage of light rail from the city to Woden, using many of the consultants it used on the first leg.

Council in box seat to keep light rail in corridor

With the rezoning proposal for the rail corridor going on public exhibition soon and council retaining control over zoning, there is an opportunity for  the community, government and council to avoid the very serious adverse impacts of trams in Hunter Street, by having the rezoning proposal amended so as to require light rail to run in the rail corridor to Newcastle Station underneath buildings.

UK

27 stories | Newest story posted 11 hours ago
Digital route learning at DB Cargo UK

Freight operator DB Cargo UK has introduced an internet-based route learning programme developed with Track Access Services Ltd to familiarise drivers with the physical characteristics of the routes over which they operate.

Great Western Class 802s take shape

Series production of the Class 802 electro-diesel trainsets for Great Western Railway’s West of England inter-city services between London, Devon and Cornwall is now getting underway at the Hitachi Rail Italy plant at Pistoia.

London councillor demands rail line ‘action’

The future of the rail line that cuts across London and carves up city hall plans — bus rapid transit being the latest — needs to be clarified.

Swanage to Wareham rail line to reconnect to mainline after four decades

Regular passenger trains will reconnect a Dorset seaside resort with the mainline for the first time in four decades in June, a heritage railway has announced.

Iarnród Éireann deploys ticket sales software

Iarnród Éireann has deployed a Sqills S3 Passenger sales, distribution and revenue management software platform to replace legacy systems and introduce dynamic pricing capabilities.

Victorian Rail News

4500 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Rushworth Rail Reserve gets welcome makeover

RUSHWORTH Rail Reserve will soon get a natural makeover courtesy of some new landscaping with the installation of 500 indigenous plant species.

Rail freight Victoria: Works to cause more delays for grain

VICTORIA’S key rail freight lines from Maryborough to Mildura and Murrayville will be closed for five months from August as workers narrow the track from broad to standard gauge.

Metro Rail Authority pledges St Paul’s Cathedral won’t sink due to rail tunnel works

GUARDIANS of St Pauls’ Cathedral have been assured the landmark building won’t become the Leaning Tower of Pisa due to the Metro Rail tunnel.

Relief for peak rail commuters

Peak-hour commuters on three of Melbourne’s most overcrowded railway lines will get a handful of extra services when a new Metro timetable starts in August.

Victoria defends poor crossing removal BCR

The Victorian Government has defended the 0.

Western Australian Rail News

867 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Rail key to CBH’s record harvest

CBH Group has announced that it broke Western Australia’s shipping record for the month of April, a feat made possible by record rail movements across the state in March.

Perth eyed for new jobs, rail deal

Malcolm Turnbull has written to the West Australian government seeking its interest in a "city deal" for Perth.

Forrestfield-Airport TBM arrives

WATCH: The first of two $20 million tunnel boring machines has arrived in Perth, to help build the $1.

McGowan kills freight road, brokers deal with rail

The West Australian Labor govern­ment has announced it will walk away from the state’s biggest road project for no more than $50 million in kill fees and other costs, instead brokering a deal with the Turnbull government for $1.

Yarra Trams

150 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Route 58 disruption

Service changes are affecting Route 58 trams due to a collision in Royal Park.

Victoria Parade between Gisborne and Brunswick Sts work

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks on Victoria Parade, between Gisborne Street and Brunswick Street, East Melbourne.

Tram Network Upgrade - Wattletree Road, Armadale

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in partnership with Yarra Trams will be installing underground cables to feed the enhanced power supply into the tram network on Wattletree Road in Armadale.

Nearly one in five trams is late on Melbourne’s tardiest routes

MELBOURNE’S hectic major events calendar has been blamed for slowing down tram services.

April 2017 performance results

Yarra Trams delivered 98.

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