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Rail network lease unveiled by committee

Posted 7 hours ago

BROOKFIELD Rail is unlikely to pursue legal action against the WA government for publishing the lease and other critical contract documents underpinning management of the State's grain rail network. 

10th next generation E-Class tram hits the tracks

Posted yesterday

The 10th next generation E-Class tram has hit the tracks today, providing capacity for 2100 passengers at any one time on Route 96.

No new plans for South Coast rail tunnel to speed up Sydney commute

Posted yesterday

Both Labor and the Liberal Party have put any plans to build a new rail tunnel on the South Coast line on hold in the lead-up to the March 2015 state election.

ATSB report: freak storm caused ship to hit Fremantle Rail Bridge

Posted yesterday

A freak storm caused a cargo ship to break lines and smash into Fremantle Rail Bridge in the space of eight minutes, a preliminary report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau shows.

Government gives go-ahead to 4 strategic rail lines along China border

Posted yesterday

The government has kick-started the process of building four top-priority strategic railway lines along the China border — a project that had been stuck in deliberations for years for want of a political decision at the highest level.

Too much myki is barely enough

Posted yesterday

There at 10 myki cards in circulation for every weekday public transport user, with the massive over subscription blamed on a lack of short-term tickets. 

Brookfield points to rail freight growth in light of report findings

Posted yesterday

BROOKFIELD Rail chief executive Paul Larsen says the WA government's inquiry into local grain rail operations delivers an "emphatic no" on the key question of whether lease arrangements hamper State development. 

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Asciano

37 stories | Newest story posted Tuesday, 12 August

Aurizon

39 stories | Newest story posted Monday, 13 October

Cityrail News

119 stories | Newest story posted yesterday

Gunzelling Reports

506 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago

International Rail News

1670 stories | Newest story posted yesterday

Letters to the Editor

80 stories | Newest story posted Wednesday, 1 October

New South Wales Rail News

2002 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
  • Elevating the Newcastle rail line could be a solution

    REGARDING the rail issues, one alternative that may have not been considered would be to not cut the rail, but instead elevate it so that the railway will be above all traffic.

  • Premier Mike Baird grilled on future of Newcastle rail line

    PREMIER Mike Baird, when asked in state parliament, has twice refused to rule out selling or leasing land in the Wickham-to-Newcastle rail corridor for property development after the rail line is truncated.

  • Bus service to run from Hamilton station after train line cut

    BUSES will be waiting at Hamilton station for each train service and passengers won’t have to pay twice for their trip, after Newcastle’s heavy rail is closed on Boxing Day, Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian has assured passengers.

  • Grave doubts about proposed rail link

    Infrastructure Australia has queried whether a proposal to build a rail line from Yamba through the north to link with the proposed Melbourne to Brisbane line is feasible.

  • Socialist candidate slams Newcastle rail cuts

    Steve O'Brien, Socialist Alliance candidate for the byelection in the NSW state seat of Newcastle, slammed the NSW government’s decision to close the heavy rail line to Newcastle at Broadmeadow, cutting the city centre from rail traffic from December 26.

New Zealand Rail News

170 stories | Newest story posted Friday, 10 October
  • Freight on rail wagons across strait 'obsolete'

    Moving freight by rail wagons on Cook Strait ferries was costly and obsolete, says an industry consultant, who believes KiwiRail should dump the idea.

  • Chinese rail workers 'paid $NZ3/hr in NZ'

    NEW Zealand's Labour party and the rail workers' union are demanding answers to claims Chinese workers brought to the country to fix asbestos-contaminated locomotives were paid as little as $NZ3 ($A2.

  • End of the line for rail option

    Ravensdown is no longer using trains for its Napier plant, meaning more trucks will use Marine Parade in spring and autumn ferrying fertiliser from Napier Port.

  • Christchurch rail services long overdue

    There were serious flaws in the assessment which led to the rejection of a northern rail transport option for Christchurch, writes CHRISTOPHER KISSLING.

  • NZ First proposes $300m swap from roads to rail

    A $300 million cash swap from roads to railways is at the heart of New Zealand First's transport policy for the election, including restoring the Gisborne-Napier line, and looking at extending the Wellington line to Levin and into Wairarapa.

Northern Territory Rail News

199 stories | Newest story posted Monday, 13 October

Opinion

10 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago

Other Transport News

316 stories | Newest story posted Tuesday, 14 October

Press Releases

194 stories | Newest story posted Friday, 18 April, 2014

Queensland Rail News

1323 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago

Rail Events

45 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago

Rail News

2620 stories | Newest story posted Thursday, 9 October

Railpage Australia News

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Railway Stories

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Victorian Rail News

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Western Australian Rail News

663 stories | Newest story posted 7 hours ago