Bombardier Transportation and Transnet Freight Rail celebrated the handover of the first of 240 Traxx Africa electric locomotives with a ceremony at Transnet Engineering’s assembly plant in Durban on December 7.
Brazilian mining and steel group Vale has signed binding financial contracts which complete the investment structure for the Nacala Logistics Corridor.
The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate rail accidents across the country especially deaths at railway crossing.
Under a tripartite agreement signed on November 27, SNCF and French government development agency AFD have agreed to provide technical and financial assistance worth R6·2m to suburban passenger operator Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.
An investigation into a train derailment on the Nullarbor last year has found the tracks failed to restore to the normal position after an east-bound train departed the line two hours prior.
Former BHP Billiton coal boss Dean Dalla Valle will replace David Irwin as chief executive officer of Pacific National, the bulk and intermodal operator announced on Monday.
EXPORTS of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.
DRAWN out negotiations between Victorian grain train drivers and freight business Pacific National (PN) is costing the grains industry millions of dollars due to train delays and cancellations.
Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.
The Transport Ministry has prepared rail projects worth more than 520 billion baht as it plans seeking cabinet approval for the work early next year.
Hupac and CRRC International have signed a two-year contract for CRRC Shandong to manufacture flat wagons for the intermodal freight operator and obtain Swiss wagon registration and EU certification for the designs.
Revenue services on the 511 km Xi’an – Jiangyou section of the 663 km Xi’an – Chengdu Passenger-Dedicated Line began on December 6, with the first train leaving Xi’an at 08:22.
Project gets green light from environmental body but now Thailand says it’s ‘not feasible’ as a passenger service
Containerized cargo riding the rails between China and Europe has grown at a furious pace in the past year, driven by strong consumer demand, limited air freight space, and the benefits of overland shipping for
When Aurizon confirmed it was considering buying the debt-laden Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal this week, the initial reaction from the investment community was mostly positive.
RAIL giant Aurizon could have the monopoly on coal transport if a rumoured $4billion offer for a debt-laden Gladstone terminal goes ahead.
MACKAY'S beaches will be better than ever thanks to a helping hand from rail company Aurizon.
Aurizon announces that Marcelo Bastos will join the Aurizon Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 15 November 2017.
Aurizon’s coal haulage volumes jumped 7% year-on-year in the September quarter, thanks in part to the commencement of its 8.
A week after one of the biggest public transport timetable overhaul, rail passengers are taking more journeys than they would like on older "S-set" trains without air conditioning.
A Sydney Trains employee has been charged after he allegedly flashed a female passenger while in uniform in the city's west.
Two people were charged and 55 infringement notices issued during a police crackdown on crime and anti-social behaviour across the Illawarra’s public transport network last week.
OBSERVERS have been dispatched to the Macarthur train line to see first-hand the effects of the new public transport timetable following a week of complaints on social media about packed carriages and station overcrowding, particularly at Glenfield.
Delays to Sydney's trains are likely to be "cumulative and irrecoverable" during peak hours following incidents, as the biggest overhaul of the rail timetable in years places greater strain on Sydney's rail network, an internal document reveals.
Freight operator EVR Cargo has begun testing the first of its GE-built C30-7Ai Co-Co diesel-electric locomotives to be extensively rebuilt at its Tapa workshops.
Special trains from München and Nürnberg, celebrations in multiple cities and a spectacular arrival in Berlin Hauptbahnhof marked the inauguration on December 8 of the railway known as German Unity Project VDE8.
The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is providing national passenger operator JSC Srbija Voz with loans totalling €47m to finance the upgrading and expansion of Zemun depot on the outskirts of Beograd.
Several people have been injured after a passenger train hit a freight train near the German city of Dusseldorf, fire department and police spokesmen said.
The cabinet has accepted a Ministry of Transport report setting out how the first phase of the electrification programme envisaged under the national development plan for 2014–20 can be undertaken without requiring funding from the state budget.
There were 99 sightings for this week; this is 5 sightings more than last week, making a total of 4774 sightings for this year to date.
There were 94 sightings for this week; this is 4 sightings less than last week, making a total of 4675 sightings for this year to date.
There were 98 sightings for this week; this is 20 sightings more than last week, making a total of 4581 sightings for this year to date.
There were 78 sightings for this week; this is 2 sightings less than last week, making a total of 4483 sightings for this year to date.
There were 80 sightings for this week; this is 22 sightings less than last week, making a total of 4405 sightings for this year to date.
It's going to cost taxpayers at least $10 billion and isn't predicted to turn a profit for about 50 years, but proponents say Australia is in desperate need of an inland railway to ease the number of trucks on our roads and create a more efficient freight system for the next 100 years.
The mayors of Mount Isa and Tennant Creek are heading up a meeting in Mount Isa today to look at cross-border issues and projects including the inland rail.
[color=#1d1d1d][size=3][font=merriweather, georgia, serif][color=#111111][size=2][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Ross Gittins' article "Politicians should get wings clipped on infrastructure" (December 4) demonstrates he does not understand the freight challenge facing Australia.
RESIDENTS of Algester, Boronia Heights, Forestdale and Hillcrest are bracing for a bitter fight to get environmental impact studies conducted on a freight train line running through their suburbs.
A “missing link” of the Inland Rail project is closer to being realised after the government announced the preferred study corridor for the Narromine to Narrabri section.
Infynia Security has deployed FST Biometrics' In Motion Identification facial recognition technology and Automatic Systems’ SmartLane turnstiles at CN’s Montréal headquarters, including all perimeter access points and the entrance to the corporate child daycare centre.
The Brazilian unit of Cargill Inc
A €720m contract for Hyundai Rotem and Iran Rail Industries Development Co to supply 150 three-car diesel multiple-units to national railway RAI was signed on December 2.
After any airliner crash, the first things investigators look for are the flight recorders.
Chile is looking to revive its freight railway network, dominant during the 1950s but in decay since the 80s, as state-owned rail operator
Holding their ground like true war heroes and completely frozen for the last 40 years, these relics of time tell a story which deserves to be heard.
FOLLOWING my letter (Daily, September 2) I would like to thank all those who contacted me regarding the railway between Beerwah and Maroochydore.
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.
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.
Here's master mapmaker Adam Mattinson's vision of what a high quality regional rail network could look like in Victoria.
It wasn’t shopping deals that drew more than 300 adults and their fascinated children to a building on Round Rock’s Main Street the day after Thanksgiving.
I wanted to recognise David Marr who passed away earlier this week.
Ever dreamed of playing a guitar owned by
CHUFFED that the Launceston Model Railway Show is back again, Hobart train enthusiast Steve Williams is packing up his boxcars and engines for the trip up north.
EVER since she was four years old, Roslyn Reynolds has been fascinated by trains.
Work moves on apace with NG/G16 129, including the following tasks:
A NUMBER of people were taken to hospital after two miniature steam train derailments in Kearneys Spring on Sunday.
A PLAN to build a 450-metre miniature train track in Hervey Bay could come to fruition if members of the Hervey Bay Men's Shed can get the backing of local train enthusiasts.
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.
We enjoyed a lovely evening last Saturday, with the Nick Anchen-organised Climax trip from Emerald to Gembrook and return.
Too many people are risking their lives by stepping onto train tracks in the Illawarra, according to a government report.
The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is seeking community input on the proposed closure of the rail corridor between Armidale and Wallangarra.
The Liberal Party wants to turn new England's railways into a bike path, but the National Party is running dead on the issue.
Northern Tablelands MP, Adam Marshall, has tried to reassure campaigners who want trains back on the Armidale to Glen Innes (and beyond) line that conversion to a “rail trail” wouldn’t block any future resumption of rail services.
A new push to get a rail trail on track is gaining momentum in the region.
Rail jobs could return to Dunedin's Hillside as part of a joint venture to run a luxury train service through New Zealand.
The Labour-led government is promising to invest in rail after releasing a report it says National sat on which shows $1.
The new Pukorokoro-Miranda to Kopu section of the Hauraki Rail Trail was officially opened on November 18.
Auckland Transport and CAF signed a NZ$$133m contract on November 7 covering the supply of a further 15 three-car electric multiple-units from 2019 and the provision of eight years of maintenance.
THE newly-elected Labour-New Zealand First coalition government has announced a $NZ 800m ($US 546.
It’s Queenslander against Queenslander in the battle to stop a proposed multi-million-dollar Tennant Creek to Mount Isa rail link.
WITH one week to go until nominations close, a big field is now likely to contest the Katherine Town Council elections.
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.
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.
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.
Poor management and penny pinching may ultimately result in it being found out very early in the piece that the standardised Murray Basin Railway will end up with inferior operational flexibility and capability compared to its existing broad gauge counterpart.
The story I'm about to share isn't uncommon.
The PTV Network Development Plan from 2013 includes quadruplification between Burnley and Camberwell on the Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein lines, as part of Stage 4.
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.
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.
UK car sales slumped by over 11% in November, led by a startling decline in diesel sales.
A PREFERRED route, which will increase the cost of the North East Link, has been chosen by an Andrews Government Cabinet subcommittee.
It’s dusk and Robert Hermann is driving an eighteen-wheeler down a narrow road lined with fields and neat hedges.
CityLink operator Transurban has been accused of imposing excessive toll invoice fees – which for a car can be up to 16 times the cost of tolled travel – to fund its own enforcement system.
RESIDENTS living in a narrow street near a major WestConnex construction site fear the safety of children, pedestrians and local drivers will be threatened by heavy traffic caused by road diversions.
COAL rail services to the Port of Newcastle will be disrupted until noon on Monday with a 48-hour strike by hundreds of Pacific National train crew.
Leading rail freight operator Pacific National has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to fund the Inland Rail project.
Pacific National has announced the appointment of Dean Dalla Valle as Chief Executive Officer.
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 has announced the appointment of Dean Dalla Valle as Chief Executive Officer.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on board a special Heritage Train tour to Tocumwal travelling the “freight only” railway line.
Southern Shorthaul Railroad has recently acquired two new GT46-ACe locomotives from the Downer Group to cater for continuing business growth.
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.
A project of High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) public-private partnership (PPP) in Melbourne, Australia worth AU$2 billion ($1.
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 is still unable to confirm how many of its new trains will be ready in time for the Commonwealth Games next year.
Trains will run less frequently for 35 days over the summer holiday season so Queensland Rail can manage a "stress point" on the network.
The first of 75 New Generation Rollingstock trainsets being built by Bombardier for the Brisbane suburban network are expected to begin carrying passengers on December 11, Queensland Rail Chief Executive Officer Nick Easy confirmed on December 6.
Wise politicians know that voters are always right.
DISABILITY advocates have attacked a plan to put the state’s troubled new passenger trains into service despite unresolved access problems.
China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has declared it had set up an Asia-Pacific headquarters and a research & development center in Australia.
One hundred years since the first passenger train travelled across Australia, historians, train buffs and outback leaders gather to celebrate.
The rail line that helped seal the Federation will be celebrated on the western edge of the Nullarbor Plain today, 100 years since the track was completed at the tiny settlement of Ooldea.
It was a project almost equal in size to the Snowy Mountains Scheme that followed it.
Australian National (and/or Australian National Railways/ANRC/AN/ANR) was formed in 1975, a combination of the Commonwealth Railways, South Australian Railways and Tasmanian Railways.
Discover how the Interloop sculpture was created and installed at Wynyard Railway Station.
Researchers from Australia and Indonesia are developing computer models to predict how railcars will respond to different track conditions, to improve rail safety and efficiency in both countries.
SFS Manufacturing Group has developed a silicone sponge meeting the latest European rail industry fire, smoke and toxicity specifications.
THE video at first is bewildering as it seems occupants of a car and it’s caravan are not aware of 1.
Argentina: Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura has ordered 1∙7 million concrete sleepers from domestic suppliers Astori, Dhasa, Frontera, Prear, Premoldeados de Argentina and Zonis for 2∙4bn pesos.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
[left]A decommissioned Caterpillar engine previously used in the Hazelwood mine and originally destined for the scrap heap has been given a new lease of life carrying tourists along the Walhalla Goldfields Railway.
The first eastbound passenger train departs Kalgoorlie on October 25, 1917, bound for Port Augusta on the newly-opened Trans-Australian Rail Line.
People passing by Lithgow’s Eskbank Station on Tuesday, October 31, had a chance to see a very rare sight: A train being lifted onto the bed of a waiting truck.
Transport Heritage NSW (THNSW) wishes to clarify media reports surrounding rail heritage rolling stock currently stored at Broadmeadow.
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.
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.
Most capital cities have a train station in the middle of town — that was almost the case for the nation's capital.
When Neil MacKenzie first began building miniature locomotives in the 1980s, he says he wanted to see if he could win a trophy.
One night sitting in front of the fire at WJ there was a blood curdling scream from the signal office.
A Melbourne man ensured an unforgettable proposal for his girlfriend by recreating the moment they had first met on a crowded commuter train.
THE Mount Gambier Railway Lands won three prestigious awards at the Planning Institute Australia (PIA) South Australia Awards for Excellence 2017 in Adelaide last week.
THE return of the Tour Down Under to Port Adelaide could be derailed by any further delays to the Outer Harbor rail works project, Mayor Gary Johanson says.
FIRST came the unmistakeable vibrations, then the rumble, then the persistent “ker-thump, ker-thump” as the train rattled and rolled its way into town.
LAST-minute demands by freight rail line operators are the cause of a six-week delay in reopening of the Outer Harbor and Grange passengers lines.
Adelaide rail passengers will continue to be herded onto substitute buses for an extra six weeks, after the SA Government admitted it had got its dates wrong, forcing an apology from the Transport Minister.
THE removal of several hundred metres of TasRail-owned railway lines near the Hobart Regatta Grounds has been “a stuff-up”, a parliamentary hearing has been told.
AN Australian-first public awareness campaign to promote safety and respect on Tasmania’s bus network has been launched in Hobart.
THE bid for a public transit light rail service for Hobart’s Northern Suburbs has been given a boost after being listed by the State Government as a priority project.
TasRail has awarded Biarri Rail a contract to supply its Boss MP cloud-based operations planning and scheduling software in a three-stage process which will run until early 2019.
Two reports assessing the feasibility of a heritage rail operation in the Tasmania’s North East has been disputed, forcing the government to seek another economic analysis for the project.
The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.
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.
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.
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.
Shopkeepers gatecrashed a press conference and heckled Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Transport Minister Andrew Constance over the lack of compensation for businesses affected by the George Street light rail project.
Sydneysiders were treated to an early Christmas present with the wraps coming off a large section of the George Street light rail transformation.
More than 12 kilometres of light rail track has arrived in Newcastle ready to be installed along the city’s new route.
Newcastle’s light rail route is taking shape along Hunter Street as contractors pour the parallel concrete slabs which will hold the tracks.
THE next stage of light rail from Broadbeach south to Burleigh is a step closer after a draft business case was ticked off by councillors yesterday.
Snow caused travel disruptions across central England and northern Wales on Sunday, grounding flights, shutting down roads and triggering traffic accidents.
A Virgin Trains kitchen has been pictured seemingly covered in 'rodent droppings' as a union raised fears of a 'major hygiene issue' on a popular passenger route.
Rolling stock leasing company Angel Trains Group announced on December 6 that it had secured £835m of new funding to refinance the procurement of 665 Bombardier Transportation Aventra electric multiple-unit cars that will be leased to Abellio for use on the East Anglia franchise from 2019.
Rail passengers were evacuated "very close to" live rails on a London Overground train, the BBC has learned.
Glasgow Airport serves over 8m passengers and 100,000 planes every year.
The country's first private high-speed rail service is opening this month in Florida, promising to transform congested South Florida highways by taking as many as 3 million cars off the road.
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A plan to let Palmetto Railways buy the land it needs to link the Volvo Cars manufacturing campus with a CSX rail line, even as it waits for permits for the new tracks, received initial approval Tuesday from the state's Joint Bond Review Committee.
Port Canaveral plans to withdraw a proposal for a cargo rail route from the port to the mainland.
[justify]Travelling in underground metro trains may expose commuters to higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents, a study conducted in the US has warned.
The Victorian Government has promised a jobs boon for the Latrobe Valley, with a new train factory in Morwell, as well as a pilot program to get young people off the streets and into work.
HUNDREDS of commuters were trapped on a train this evening after a track fault shut down the Craigieburn line.
V/Line contractors have worked to clear a train carriage after it derailed while testing a restored rail line from Ararat to Maryborough.
Victorians should be able to vote on Transurban's $5.
Just in case you needed another reason to vacate the city over summer.
A State Agreement to pave the way for the Balla Balla rail has passed through Parliament with almost unanimous support.
GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto provided updates on progress with its
An independent arbitrator could call an end to a two-year deadlock between Arc Infrastructure and CBH by the middle of next year.
Passengers were stuck on a long-haul luxury train for more than 12 hours in Perth last night after a minor derailment of one of its carriages just 12 minutes into a four-day journey to Sydney.
Bunbury MLA Don Punch officially opened Qube’s new mineral sands facility in Picton on Thursday.
Yarra Trams delivered 97.
Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in partnership with Yarra Trams will be soon installing a new cable pit and conduits in the tram network at the St Kilda Road, St Kilda Junction.
Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in partnership with Yarra Trams will soon be installing tram driver amenity facilities in the carpark off Belford Street, St Kilda.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks along Lygon Street between Weston Street and Elgin Street.
Nothing is more important to Yarra Trams than the safety of employees, passengers and the community.