Asciano says a sweetened Qube takeover offer has trumped a rival bid from Canada-based Brookfield Infrastructure.
The southbound train was carrying 40 wagons and was fully loaded with grain when it derailed at the intersection of Williams Street and the Calder Highway.
Rail safety officials are investigating the cause of a coal train derailment in the Upper Hunter.
Australia's competition regulator said it rejected undertakings by Canadian infrastructure giant Brookfield Asset Management Inc meant to address antitrust concerns over its A$9 billion ($6.
Asciano chief executive John Mullen yesterday revealed that the ports and logistics group was examining locations in outer Melbourne, northern Victoria and west of Brisbane to establish inland freight terminals as it pursues its goal of having at least half the freight between the two capitals transported on rail.
“We are delighted to begin work on a crucial piece of new transport infrastructure for north Queensland,” Aurizon Managing Director & CEO Lance Hockridge said.
RAIL line used by Aurizon to carry coal from the Newlands and Goonyella mines was washed away last night.
Aurizon has extended its relationship with long-term customer Syntech Resources by signing a new performance-based contract for the rail haulage of coal from the Cameby Downs Mine to the Port of Brisbane.
Aurizon today announced it had expanded its relationship with Wilmar Sugar Australia Limited with the signing of a new rail haulage agreement.
THE rail union has criticised Pacific National for being “insincere’’ following news that 46 Hunter coal train drivers will lose their jobs at the same time the company advertises for casual drivers to work through a labour hire company.
Two Sydney Trains staff say they have suffered electric shocks on the new South West Rail Link, prompting accusations the Baird Government is failing to ensure quality standards in its huge infrastructure construction program.
NSW transport officials are being urged to re-think name for Newcastle rail interchange.
Rail commuters travelling between Newcastle and Sydney are in for some relief, with the New South Wales Government to boost seat capacity on train services between the cities.
THE state government has demanded that Tim Crakanthorp make his position on the retention of heavy rail into Newcastle clear.
Two of 24 concrete spans erected for the "Skytrain" section of the new rail line to Sydney's north-west suburbs may need to be pulled down after cracking.
There were 75 sightings for this week; this is four sighting more than last week, making a total of 449 sightings for this year to date.
There were 71 sightings for this week; this is five sighting more than last week, making a total of 374 sightings for this year to date.
There were 66 sightings for this week; this is 13 sighting less than last week, making a total of 303 sightings for this year to date.
There were 79 sightings for this week; this is three sighting more than last week, making a total of 237 sightings for this year to date.
There were 76 sightings for this week; this is five sighting more than last week, making a total of 158 sightings for this year to date.
The 21 CAF Urbos 3 trams used on the Midland Metro light rail line are to be retrofitted with batteries to enable catenary-free operation, West Midlands transport agency Centro announced on February 12, and four more trams have been ordered which will be supplied with batteries already fitted.
Alstom announced on February 11 that it had completed the acquisition of an additional 25% stake in the EKZ electric locomotive manufacturing business from national railway KTZ, taking its shareholding to 50%.
Meeting on February 10, the European Union’s Railway Interoperability & Safety Committee – bringing together representatives of the member states – voted unanimously in favour of the proposed recast of the Control Command & Signalling TSI.
A further section of the orbital driverless metro line in Barcelona was inaugurated on February 12.
Concessionaire Light Rail Manila Corp has awarded a consortium of Bouygues Travaux Publics and Alstom a €450m contract to extend metro Line 1.
There were a number of unsolicited submissions made to the State Government Parliamentary Inquiry into Rail Maintenance held on the 9th of February 2016.
Felix arrived at Huddersfield Station in 2011 as a nine-week-old kitten, and after almost five years of hard work keeping the West Yorkshire station free of mice, she has been promoted to the position of senior pest controller — and found internet fame.
Figures just released show the Victorian taxpayers were hit with a massive bill for the bombardment of advertising that ran in the last, desperate final months of the former Napthine government.
As the story goes a person was enjoying their fish and chips recently at Frankston Railway Station.
The impact of successive Victorian Government failure (none so damning than a previous government run by Denis Napthine) to build on the Victorian Regional Fast Rail Projects has now caught up with us.
The former Top Gear presenter James May has led the calls to rescue
A man who had to set aside his childhood hobby because of the demands of job and family has embraced it again now his children are older.
Today in ruins, the «Apeadeiro de Guadiana» station near the Serpa Bridge is of typical CP (Portuguese Railways) style.
[left]I'm sure you've got plenty of Hornby tender locomotives that have the miniature plug and socket to supply power from the tender pick-ups and to the DCC decoder in the tender.
One aspect of this diorama which seemed quite important was making the olive trees, which, as said in the previous episode have a rather peculiar shape typical of century old trees.
With "coincidentally" overlapping trips to the UK planned for June 2015, myself and David Clowes, Puffing Billy's Maintenance Engineer, decided to make the most of the opportunity and planned a week visiting some of the better heritage railways within Wales and the West Midlands.
An iconic Bundaberg steam train attraction will finally be fixed, three years after it was damaged in floodwaters.
All the suspension components are now complete, and most have now been trial assembled on the engine units (above and below).
The workshops at Puffing Billy have carried out all kinds of jobs over the years, on a variety of scales, but 'Tywyn' probably rates as one of the smallest locomotives.
Another milestone for the restoration of Puffing Billy's NG/G16 Garratt was reached early in November when the new boiler was lowered into the boiler cradle for the first time.
Every year, more than two million containers cross the docks at Sydney’s Port Botany
A PLAN for a high-speed metro rail line that would take just 34 minutes to reach Badgerys Creek Airport from the CBD will be considered by the NSW and federal governments as part of long-term rail options for the west.
Environmental investigations are underway into plans for a large rail terminal and business park being planned for the NSW Hunter Valley.
The push is on for centralised freight terminals in regional New South Wales, following the first public meeting of the New South Wales Government's Regional Intermodal Taskforce.
A NEW rail line connecting southwest and northwest Sydney will form a key plank of a national campaign to force the federal government to dramatically increase investment in the neglected outer suburbs.
Preliminary work for the City Rail Link in Auckland started on December 21 with a ceremony on the corner of Victoria Street and Albert Street.
Greater Wellington Regional Council announced the selection of a joint venture between Transdev and Hyundai Rotem as preferred bidder for a contract to operate the capital’s suburban rail services on December 17.
It was just another windy Wellington day in 2040.
Napier MP Stuart Nash is keeping the possibility of the Napier-Gisborne rail reopening on track, having recently had talks with KiwiRail.
The Christchurch City Council wants to investigate the possibility of a rail link to ease traffic congestion in the north of the city.
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.
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.
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.
The Northern Territory Government has committed $1 million to investigate the feasibility of building a rail line from Tennant Creek (NT) to Mt Isa (Qld).
The crew of a Genessee & Wyoming manganese ore train which collided with a ute at 70km/h feared the train would derail into the Katherine River, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has reported.
Michael Portillo’s travels by train break new ground tonight with the screening of the first in his latest television series: Great American Railroad Journeys.
The year 2013 was the 100th anniversary of the competition that gave Canberra its clothes.
One in five prisoners of war and forced labourers died on the
The proposal to lease out the current Port of Melbourne for 50 years to fund rail and road infrastructure in the east and south-east of Melbourne is the greatest fraud ever conducted on the people of the west of Melbourne.
A friend returning to see his parents who live 500KM from Beijing and travelled by high speed train - the journey took 1.
The Andrews government has refused to release independent assessments of a controversial new toll road scheme likely to deliver road giant and CityLink operator Transurban tens of billions of dollars in toll windfalls.
Backers of a bay ferry plan say they hope to have a trial service up within the next 12 months, with a proposal to carry up to 400 passengers per journey from Wyndham to the city.
A cruise ship and a passenger ferry docked at Station Pier have been evacuated and the bomb response squad called in after a police sniffer dog detected something suspicious.
Getting to the airport by public transport will soon become a touch easier for travellers, with moves under way to connect the 25-minute SkyBus service to myki.
Parking prices at Melbourne Airport have been lifted again in another hit to the hip pocket of travellers, and their family and friends.
The Rail Revival Alliance has called for the State government to abandon, for the present, the proposed major redevelopments of suburban railway stations until other much needed capital works on the whole network is addressed.
The Model Railroader staff takes a first look at a pre-production sample of Broaway Limited Imports latest Paragon3 HO scale steam locomotive
The past year has seen great progress achieved by the South & West Gippsland Transport Group and a lot of it has come from the support that has been received by our affiliates and followers.
Works have gone well over the last two days and ARTC can confirm that the track between Rawlinna and Naretha (WA) will reopen around midday today (WST) allowing a return of East-West rail freight services.
Repair works to return East-West rail services through the Nullarbor have progressed well and a return to operations on Thursday (WST) remains on target, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) said this afternoon.
On February 13 Bombardier and Queensland government ministers will officially open the depot to maintain the electric multiple-units that it is supplying under the Queensland New Generation Rollingstock programme.
Standing in front of the world's largest LG control screen that mapped out Brisbane's rail network, Queensland Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe was thrilled to talk all things innovation and trains – except fares.
RAIL duplication was "basically the number one priority" for the Sunshine Coast prior to the LNP's shock loss at the 2015 State Election.
ANYONE hoping the introduction of an Instrument Landing System at the Gold Coast Airport could lead to a fast-tracking of the extension of the heavy rail line could find hopes set for a crash landing.
The first six of 450 electric multiple-unit cars which Bombardier Transportation is building at its Savli plant in India under Queensland’s A$4·4bn New Generation Rollingstock contract were shipped from the Port of Mumbai at the end of January.
In conjunction with the "Streamliners 2016" event to be held at Goulburn in October I've put together a video to help publicise the event and raise money for the event's designated charity.
PM9 derailed at/near Naretha today.
A hot and humid day greeted 20 "old" cars and 1 motor cycle with sidecar for our Variety of Vintage Vehicles Open Day, along with our own railway vehicles, including gangers' trolleys, agricultural vehicles, push bikes and even a chain driven wheel chair.
A message to all supporters, the South & West Gippsland Transport Group will be holding a meeting on Tuesday the 24th of November, 2015 at the Austral Hotel, 34 Bridge St, Korumburra VIC 3950 upstairs between 7pm and 9pm.
THE militant CFMEU and one of its key players have been fined more than $50,000 for disrupting work on the $140 million Mitcham rail crossing upgrade.
The group representing Victorian train and bus users says it believes commuters have little interest in the political fight over who is to blame for country rail's woes.
Bombardier Transportation and local supplier Bozankaya signed a memorandum of understanding in Ankara on February 9 to co-operate in high speed train production.
California-based semiconductor and IP products company Rambus Inc has paid £64·7m in cash to acquire the outstanding shares in UK-based Smart Card Software Ltd.
More than 1 000 senior representatives of the railway, scientific and political communities are expected to attend the InnoTrans 2016 opening ceremony in the Berlin exhibition centre’s Palais am Funkturm at 10.
A record budget of 28·3bn shekels for development of the rail network by 2020 was approved by Transport Minister Israel Katz on February 3.
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.
IT is still the question that is on everyone’s lips.
Volunteers for a historic steam train which connects Maldon to Castlemaine were left reeling this week when they discovered a first-class buffet carriage covered in graffiti.
The Korumburra tourist railway line closes after decades of operation and thousands of passengers.
[justify]THE decision taken last Saturday to shut down tourist rail services along the South Gippsland Railway Line, between Nyora and Leongatha, is bad news for tourism in South Gippsland.
Following a Special General Meeting at the railway's headquarters in Korumburra, the membership have voted to close the tourist railway after 21 years of operation.
It has been the most frequently asked question from tourists in the area this summer when is the Zig Zag Railway reopening?
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
“Some travel posters show you what you’ll see,” said Nicholas D.
Model trains have come a long way since your Dad bought you that Hornby ’00’ gauge set for Christmas way back in 1972.
The Commonwealth must help fund the $750 million replacement of South Australia's most dangerous railway crossings, an industry group says.
InDaily understands Alinta told workers at Northern and Playford today the proposed closure date March 31 will now be pushed out to May 8 2016.
MASTER keys to railway corridors across the network and Adelaide station could have fallen into the wrong hands after being copied.
Flinders University has welcomed a proposed extension of the Tonsley rail line to the campus, but wants further detail about funding commitments.
MORE than 150 train drivers and ticket inspectors have condemned their union, signing a petition that expresses a “lack of trust and belief’’ in the way it has handled their wage negotiations with the State Government.
HOBART and Glenorchy city councils have moved a step forward in their shared vision for the disused rail corridor, despite the State Government recently claiming light rail was off the table.
A MISUNDERSTANDING between the Hobart City Council and TasRail, which lead to bitumen being laid over rail lines, will be remedied in the next few weeks.
Supporters of tourist rail in Tasmania's north-east are fighting plans to turn a section of disused railway track into a cycling trail.
Australian Bauxite has mothballed its mine in northeastern Tasmania, the state government says.
THE head of one of Tasmania's biggest state-owned companies has publicly acknowledged a breakdown in relations between management and staff, with the situation labelled "toxic" by the workers' union.
Among the pioneers of American railroad journalism, few writers stood more accomplished that Lucius Morris Beebe (1902-1966).
With Feather River Canyon just around the corner, and confirmed to launch on Monday, February 15th, make sure you’re up to scratch with the route’s fascinating history, iconic locations and remarkable locomotives by reading our collection of articles written by the highly respected railroad author, Gary Dolzall.
This Berlin-Leipzig route is a continuation of Aerosoft's well known Berlin-Wittenberg route, allowing you to drive continuously on the important Berlin to Leipzig route.
Introduced in 2004 and capable of 125 mph, the distinctive shape, effortless performance and striking liveries of the British Rail Class 222 passenger trains can be seen running up and down the Midland region of England.
MSTS devotees know Richard Garber's name thanks to Canton, Cumberland, Ohio Rail, and East Metro: routes that provided entertainment as well as many hours of great railroad simulation.
Uralvagonzavod subsidiary Uraltransmash has agreed a leasing deal with the Vladikavkaz city authorities for the supply of 10 Type 71-407 trams.
THE Gold Coast should go back to the buses and all plans for the expansion of the light rail should be scrapped, says a leading Gold Coast businessman.
Western Australia's Transport Minister insists tens of millions of dollars spent preparing for a now shelved light-rail project was not wasted, amid the emergence of an alternative plan as a more likely option.
The board of Metrotenerife has approved the start of tendering for a 2·5 km extension of tram Route 2 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister for Capital Metro Simon Corbell announced on February 1 that the Canberra Metro consortium has been selected to build and operate the first stage of the planned light rail network.
A man has been charged following an alleged sabotage incident at a railway siding in Hurstbridge back in November last year.
Additional peak hour Metro services at Pakenham Station will help V/Line passengers on the Gippsland line travel to and from metropolitan Melbourne while track detection devices are installed at level crossings on the Pakenham line.
Hundreds of metres of railway track laid just two years ago as part of the most expensive public transport project in Victoria's history will be ripped up and replaced over the weekend because it is damaged and has damaged the wheels of V/Line trains.
A man has been charged following an alleged sabotage incident at a railway siding in Hurstbridge back in November last year.
Trains have been suspended on the Geelong line after a person was hit and killed by a train at North Shore.
TIMING could be right for national freight rail access reform, CBH Group has suggested.
CBH Group and iron ore miners objecting to WA freight rail costs, are set to gain a workable alternative to just accepting Brookfield Rail's terms.
The State Government is planning to rezone the Lewington Street Public Open Space Buffer (LSPOSB) to build an extension to the Midland to Kwinana heavy freight railway.
Here the remains of a steam locomotive from the Yarloop Workshops sits on the scorched tracks.
Perth’s public transport timetables will change, with fewer express trains, more frequent ferries and a high-frequency bus service between the city and Thornlie.
Yarra Trams' performance for January improved compared to the same time last year, with 98.
Transport Victoria are renewing the tram tracks located at the intersection of Toorak Road and Punt Road.
As part of Yarra Trams' commitment to maintain a safe and reliable tram network, it is necessary to carry out some essential maintenance work on the tram tracks on Acland Street, St Kilda.
Public transport users in Melbourne's north-west are benefitting from improved safety, comfort, accessibility and mode connectivity with the opening of the Moonee Ponds Junction tram and bus interchange.
More high capacity, low-floor trams will be transporting passengers to this year's Australian Open, which kicks off on Monday, 18 January 2016.