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ACT

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WorkSafe ACT blasts gas leak at light rail site on Northbourne Avenue

WorkSafe ACT has served Canberra Metro with a Prohibition Notice and an Improvement Notice following a gas leak at a site of light rail works on Thursday.

Government gives planning tick to works for railway siding at Fyshwick waste site

The ACT government has approved works for a new heavy rail siding on the Fyshwick site slated for a massive new waste operation, in a zone that appears to ban railway use.

Africa

50 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
United Wagon delivers wagons to Guinea

United Wagon Co’s TikhvinSpetsMash plant has shipped the first of 114 hopper wagons ordered by aluminium producer Rusal following an international tender.

Heart-stopping video shows toddler jump onto tracks moments before train arrives

A two-year-old boy has been saved by a teenager after he ran along a train platform and jumped onto the tracks.

ONCF orders 30 Alstom electric locomotives

Alstom is to supply 30 electric locomotives to ONCF for €130m.

South Africa Train Crash Injures Hundreds Outside Johannesburg

A train crash at a station near Johannesburg on Tuesday derailed one rail car and injured at least 226 people, adding to concerns about rail safety and oversight in South Africa after the second serious accident in a week.

Africa can learn from Turkish regional rail project

Africa can learn from the example of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia on how to work together in building a train line connecting countries to boost trade, a Turkish official said Monday.

Asciano

91 stories | Newest story posted 6 months ago
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

556 stories | Newest story posted 10 hours ago
Aspire Mining rail partners seek future freight capacity guarantees

Aspire Mining and its investment partner in the Erdenet to Ovoot Rail Project in Mongolia will extend the option period for an investment agreement in order to confirm future rail capacity guarantees.

Cambodian rail line to Thai border ready for test

The section of the western railway line linking Poipet in Banteay Meanchey province to Battambang is now ready to be tested after the train stations were connected on Tuesday, with trial runs likely to happen before Khmer New Year, according to the Cambodian transport minister.

Northern section of Cambodian western rail line ready for test

The section of the western railway line linking Poipet in Banteay Meanchey province to Battambang is now ready to be tested after the train stations were connected on Tuesday, with trial runs likely to happen before Khmer New Year, according to the Minister of Transport.

China's high-speed rail plans for Asia inch closer

High and medium-speed rail services are expected to connect 10 major cities between Kunming in China and Singapore.

Consortium formed to bid for KL – Singapore HSR project

The formation of a consortium to bid for work on the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail project was announced by Malaysian construction company George Kent, Alstom, Siemens, Italian state railway FS Group and track contractor Porr on February 12.

Aurizon

159 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
Supporting emergency services to deliver safe rail recovery

[center]Aurizon has officially gifted a section of purpose-built railway track and two rail wagons to Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (QFES) for use at their North Rockhampton training facility.

Aurizon goes to war with rail regulator

Andrew Harding certainly has a way of concentrating people's minds.

Aurizon underlying H1 profit falls on one-off charge from Network

Aurizon Holdings Ltd on Monday reported a five percent fall in its first-half profit, as earnings were hurt by a one-off charge related to its Network business.

Coal industry sceptical of Aurizon changes to track maintenance after QCA ruling

Aurizon has antagonised coal miners by announcing plans to be less "flexible" in carrying out maintenance on its central Queensland rail network to compensate for a drop in regulator-approved revenues in its networks business.

Aurizon under pressure to deliver growth as interim results loom

Aurizon chief executive Andrew Harding will be questioned on the likelihood of winning coal haulage contracts off rival Pacific National at the company's interim results next week as investors worry about the rail group's growth options.

Cityrail News

558 stories | Newest story posted 13 hours ago
Sydney commuters sweltered on hot 48C train carriages

Commuters are furious as they were forced to swelter on overcrowded trains with no air conditioning for their ride home.

Staff shortage blamed for Sydney Trains chaos

A staff shortage is being partly to blamed for chaotic scenes on the Sydney Trains network.

More delays ahead for Sydney's 'tangled' train network

Sydney Trains boss Howard Collins says he cannot rule out future peak-hour delays and disruptions, as a major incident review on last month's system meltdown points the finger at a "tangled network".

Crew changeover errors caused Sydney trains chaos, report finds

A reduction in train changing times for drivers from 10 minutes to “5 to 7 minutes” caused by the new timetable introduced on the Sydney train network last year led to the events of January 8 and 9 when thousands of passengers were stranded on platforms for hours, a report on the delays says.

Central Coast and Newcastle Line no longer has V-Set services

Since the new timetable, the Central Coast and Newcastle Line no longer has V-Set services on the weekends.

Europe

433 stories | Newest story posted 10 hours ago
Kalmar to support Yilport maintain all its terminal operations in Sweden with Kalmar Care

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a full outsourcing contract for maintenance activities at Yilport Holding’s three cargo terminals in Sweden, under a Kalmar Care service agreement.

Spinetta report urges SNCF to prepare for competition

The national railway must refocus on ‘the areas where it has greatest relevance’: transporting large numbers of passengers within urban areas, and providing high speed connectivity between France’s principal cities.

Warszawa Główna reopening contractor selected

Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has selected Trakcja PRKiI’s 99m złoty bid for a design and build contract to reopen Warszawa Główna station.

EP Cargo orders Traxx locos

Czech open access freight operator EP Cargo has ordered two Bombardier Transportation Traxx AC3 15 kV 16·7 Hz electric locomotives, with the first scheduled to be delivered in late March.

Lyon – Torino base tunnel contracts awarded

Franco-Italian base tunnel promoter Tunnel Euralpin Lyon-Turin has awarded three project management contracts totalling €90m to oversee civil engineering work on the French side of the border, accounting for around 80% of the 57·5 km tunnel.

Gunzelling Reports

679 stories | Newest story posted 12 hours ago
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 17/2/2018

There were 104 sightings for this week; This is 11 sightings more that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 10/2/2018

There were 93 sightings for this week; This is 2 sightings more that last week.

Loco Refueling at Gheringhap

I have just received a letter in the mail box from PN (Pacific National) railway company stating.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 3/2/2018

There were 91 sightings for this week; This is 3 sightings more that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 27/1/2018

There were 88 sightings for this week; This is 9 sightings less that last week.

Inland Rail Project

101 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Australian Rail Track Corporation launches consultation in Narromine

With the Inland Rail progressing in NSW, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has launched the next phase of one-on-one consultation with landowners in the Narromine to Narrabri section of the project this week.

Transport portfolio in the balance as Joyce admits to affair

Federal transport and infrastructure minister Barnaby Joyce could be relegated to the backbench within days as drama swirls in Canberra over his admitted affair with former staffer Vikki Campion.

Australia’s new freight capital?

For a regional town 350km inland from Sydney in New South Wales, Parkes has done a remarkable job of putting itself on the map.

Parkes National Logistics Hub set to be one of Australia’s largest

Emerging as the most strategically significant location in the national transport network following the commencement of construction on the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail, Parkes will be pitched to industry investors as part of the Parkes National Logistics Hub Business Attraction Campaign.

International Rail News

4575 stories | Newest story posted 5 hours ago
Rail line reopens after south Edmonton derailment

A rail line has reopened after a train derailment in south Edmonton Friday afternoon.

Rail Crunch Leaves Oil, Wheat Stranded on Canada's Prairies

A shortage of rail cars in Canada is leaving grain and oil shipments stranded on the Prairies, sending crude prices plummeting and leaving farmers in a cash crunch.

CP share buyback follows Q4 successes

Canadian Pacific has completed its second share repurchase programme, the railway confirmed on February 8.

Loram acquires GREX

Loram Maintenance of Way announced on February 6 that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire the outstanding shares in Georgetown Rail Equipment Co.

Haramain High Speed Rail opening date in jeopardy

The planned launch in March of commercial services on the Haramain high speed line between Makkah and Madinah is in doubt following further delays in completing three of the line’s five stations.

Letters to the Editor

182 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
Statement from Darren Chester

I got into politics to make a difference and to do my bit for the community of Gippsland and Australia.

Red Star Train Graveyard - where trains went to die

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.

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.

Model Railways

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Neil Young's model trains sell for $420,000

Singer-songwriter Neil Young's extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly $US300,000 ($420,000) at auction, along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the 72-year-old folk-rock icon.

Model trains whistling around long track draw hundreds

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.

The passing of David Marr

I wanted to recognise David Marr who passed away earlier this week.

Neil Young to Auction Off His Model Trains, Guitars & Cars

Ever dreamed of playing a guitar owned by 

Hobart train enthusiast Steve Williams heading to Launceston Model Railway Show this weekend

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.

Narrow Gauge

63 stories | Newest story posted last month
Rising From The Mud

The more eagle-eyed reader of Puffing Billy's in-house magazine, 'Narrow Gauge', might have noticed a dramatically photo-shopped representation of Belgrave yard plateau lurking in the centre spread of last September's edition.

It's All backwards, What's With That?

The discovery of a broken side control spring on G42's hind engine unit was soon followed by the dawning realisation that with the engine facing the 'Down' direction - towards Gembrook, as all our engines do - the workshop wasn't long enough to get the pony truck in question over the drop-pit in the workshop.

Carriage Project Part I - Calculations & Concepts

I think it’s safe to say we can skip the why’s and wherefores’!

Garratt Happenings: The NG/G16 129 August Update

Work moves on apace with NG/G16 129, including the following tasks:

Ambulance called after miniature steam train derailments

A NUMBER of people were taken to hospital after two miniature steam train derailments in Kearneys Spring on Sunday.

New South Wales Rail News

2787 stories | Newest story posted 8 hours ago
Fundraising page being set up to help Ladysmith Tourism Railway after devastating theft

A fundraising page is being set up to help pay thousands of dollars to replace nine tonnes of sleepers stolen from the Ladysmith Tourism Railway.

Tweed rail trail conundrum

THE mind boggles at the desperate and frantic thought bubbling that appears to go on at the local council meeting level, with regard to the rail corridor resolution, at least.

Metro West rail needed to create Gladys Berejiklian’s ‘30-minute city’

A NEW Metro West train line is the only way the state government can achieve its dream of turning Sydney into a “30-minute city”, where it takes locals just half an hour to get to their jobs.

Drones used by Australian Rail Track Corporation for track inspections ahead of rail shutdown

They’re used for sporting matches, major events and in real estate, and now drones are even being called upon for inspections on the Hunter’s rail network.

No Rylstone Rambler, but Kandos-Rylstone heritage rail link on track

The 2018 Rylstone-Kandos Show (February 23-24) will miss out on the ‘Rylstone Rambler’, but with work to reinstate the rail link between the two towns right on track – it won’t be long before you’ll be able to take the ride.

New Zealand Rail News

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Why rail is keeping NZ nicely on track

I like to think he meant people are clever, and the human mind is always joining the dots between different pieces of knowledge.

Dunedin rail workshop could be on track to reopen

Rail jobs could return to Dunedin's Hillside as part of a joint venture to run a luxury train service through New Zealand.

Report finds rail injects $1.5 billion a year into New Zealand's economy

The Labour-led government is promising to invest in rail after releasing a report it says National sat on which shows $1.

Fourth section of Hauraki Rail Trail officially opened

The new Pukorokoro-Miranda to Kopu section of the Hauraki Rail Trail was officially opened on November 18.

Battery option in Auckland order for more CAF EMUs

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.

Northern Territory Rail News

209 stories | Newest story posted 3 months ago
Battle to stop Tennant Creek to Mount Isa railway project

It’s Queenslander against Queenslander in the battle to stop a proposed multi-million-dollar Tennant Creek to Mount Isa rail link.

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.

Opinion

94 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
Is the Mildura Standardisation Project doomed?

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.

I was upskirted while sitting on a train with my boyfriend

The story I'm about to share isn't uncommon.

Burnley to Camberwell quadruplication

The PTV Network Development Plan from 2013 includes quadruplification between Burnley and Camberwell on the Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein lines, as part of Stage 4.

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.

Other Transport News

409 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Victoria Lands Second International Airport

Victoria will be home to a second, curfew free international Airport – creating more than 200 jobs, growing our international exports and boosting the visitor economy thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government.

Ferry McFerryface to be renamed after Andrew Constance’s latest misstep

The controversially titled ‘Ferry McFerryface’ is being renamed after Transport Minister Andrew Constance was accused of lying about public support for the joke title.

Building starts on $6.8 billion West Gate Tunnel

Construction has begun on the $6.

Pentagon X-files chief says aliens have visited Earth after leading secret UFO-hunting project

A PENTAGON official who ran a $28 million program which investigated the existence of UFOs and aliens says he believes there is evidence that travellers from outer space have already visited earth.

UK car sales fall for 8th month running

UK car sales slumped by over 11% in November, led by a startling decline in diesel sales.

Pacific National News

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7MW2 Steel Train breaks apart at Goulburn Station

Last night at 1910, 7MW2 northbound steel train, headed by four NR class locomotives with 100 vehicles, with about fifteen loaded container wagons ahead of 85 empty steel coil wagons broke apart as the train was passing through Goulburn Station.

Pacific National coal, grain train drivers on strike across much of NSW

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.

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.

Press Releases

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An Epic, Adventurous Train Ride Across the Australian Outback

There are few places left on earth that are as untouched and wild as the Australian outback, a landscape that has captivated imaginations and attracted thrill-seekers for millennia.

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.

Queensland Rail News

2011 stories | Newest story posted 11 hours ago
New Queensland trains so late they’ve gone mouldy

SPECIALIST cleaners have been called in to remove mould from six new trains shipped from India under the State Government’s heavily delayed $4.

Cairns rail crossings being assessed for possible upgrades in wake of collision between train and car

RAIL crossings across Cairns are being assessed for possible safety upgrades in the wake of another collision between the Kuranda Scenic Railway train and a motorist at Edge Hill.

Come on pollies, keep the rail dream alive

THE dream of a very fast train service delivering people from the Coast to Brisbane in 45 minutes appears destined to end up as another bat with which two levels of government will beat each other.

Queensland Rail caught out over Cairns rail safety denials

QUEENSLAND Rail has failed to keep proper data on the region’s most dangerous level crossings and cautioned its former drug-dealing Far North boss for bullying, misusing resources and encouraging unsafe work practices.

Brisbane Metro to give better returns than Cross River Rail

LORD Mayor Graham Quirk says his Brisbane Metro plan is nearing a crunch point, with figures from the project’s business case suggesting it will deliver greater benefits than Cross River Rail.

Rail Events

125 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Bendigo Easter Festival Heritage Train

A vintage heritage train ride is sure to be a great family fun day out.

Rail Tours Australia celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Booleroo Steam and Traction Rally with a 2 Day Tour

Join Rail Tours Australia in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society's Annual Rally on a 2 day tour covering parts of the Mid North of South Australia and also the Flinders Ranges.

New headquarters of Chinese trainmaker in Australia

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has declared it had set up an Asia-Pacific headquarters and a research & development center in Australia.

Railway that united Australia celebrates 100 years

One hundred years since the first passenger train travelled across Australia, historians, train buffs and outback leaders gather to celebrate.

Celebrating the Trans-Australian Railway, 100 years on

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.

Rail News

3587 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Patrick upping truck fees at major terminals

Stevedore Patrick has angered the trucking industry with fee increases across all four of its major Australian container terminals, and has told the industry to expect more in the future.

Low emission hand dryer designed for train toilets

A hand dryer which has been specifically designed for train toilets and meets the latest standards for electrical performance while reducing energy consumption has been developed by Sanitaryware Supplies Co’s bespoke design service, working with TBM Rail and Stream Hygiene.

World rail market - January 2018

Canada: Wagon repair company Caltrax has begun using RailcarRx’s cloud-based Repair Management System to manage its daily operations in western Canada.

World rolling stock market - January 2018

Australia: Three consortia have been shortlisted for a contract to replace the NSW TrainLink regional rail fleet of XPT, Endeavour and Xplorer trains: Regional Futures, led by Downer; a Bombardier consortium; and Momentum Trains led by CAF.

World rail infrastructure market - January 2018

Australia: 4Tel is to supply signalling and communications for the Newcastle light rail project.

Railpage Australia News

141 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Calling for software testing volunteers

Railpage is calling for 6 or so volunteers to become core team members of the RP testing team for the new developer software releases.

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.

Railway Preservation

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Canberra Railway Museum THEFT

Over the Christmas Break our volunteers were distressed to find that the Museum site has been the target of thieves.

Heritage train restoration costs not on track

A Queensland council reveals a $2 million budget blow out for the restoration of one of the state's iconic steam trains.

Loco win for Walhalla

[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 train departs Kalgoorlie

The first eastbound passenger train departs Kalgoorlie on October 25, 1917, bound for Port Augusta on the newly-opened Trans-Australian Rail Line.

Solar powered train to run Byron Bay Circuit

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.

Railway Stories

53 stories | Newest story posted 5 months 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

603 stories | Newest story posted 13 hours ago
SA Labor makes roads and rail pledge

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has outlined a $2 billion plan for road, rail and port construction at Labor's election launch.

SA transport expert Luigi Rossi proposes $1bn superfast train from Adelaide to Mt Barker

A SUPERFAST rail link from Adelaide to Mt Barker would relieve travel woes for motorists, capitalise on tourism and prepare for population growth, according to a South Australian transport expert.

Archways beneath Adelaide Casino

The archways are likely remnants of the old Adelaide railway station, which the new station was built on top of.

Green Light for Adelaide suburban rail projects

THE state government of South Australia has recently announced the signing of construction contracts for three previously-budgeted projects that will expand and enhance the Adelaide Metro suburban rail network.

Adelaide electrification contract awarded

Electrification of the 40 km Adelaide – Gawler suburban route is set to resume in the coming weeks, following the award of a contract for the first phase of the A$615m project.

Tasmanian Rail News

338 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Tourism and Heritage Rail Policy

With the strong increase in visitor numbers to Tasmania, new tourism experiences need to be developed to create new jobs and investment, as well as encourage visitors to continue to return to the State.

North-West Tasmania would have funding for passenger train

Locals and tourists may be able to experience the North-West coastline on a passenger train if the Liberal government is re-elected.

Liberal Party accused of 'trying to sell a pretty picture'

The Liberal Party's ambitious but uncosted vision for the future of transport in Hobart, which includes light rail, ferries and a modern underground bus mall, has been criticised for being "bereft of detail".

Bass Strait subsidy fails to deliver sea highway

A CAMPAIGN for Bass Strait interstate transport equality, supported by business in two states, has failed to deliver despite resulting in massive federal funding.

Tasmanian Greens eyeing passenger rail in North-West, North

Passenger rail in Tasmania’s North-West and North is on the Greens’ election agenda.

Train Simulator News

61 stories | Newest story posted 2 years 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

1117 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
Two NSW bureaucrats spend $200K to meet contractors in Europe building light rail system

TAXPAYERS are forking out thousands for two NSW bureaucrats to enjoy bimonthly European jaunts to meet contractors constructing the light rail system.

Bendigo's historic trams back on track as a commuter service 46 years after the final bell

Bendigo's tourist trams, one of the central Victorian city's best-known attractions, are proposing to open their doors again to local commuters.

Man hit by Gold Coast tram after 'sleeping on tracks', light rail services suspended

A man has been run over by a Gold Coast tram after he was "sleeping" on the tracks, causing the light rail network to be suspended in both directions on Friday morning.

Temporary CBD tram closure for City Tram Extension Project night works

Night works at the intersection of King William Road and North Terrace will be undertaken as part of the City Tram Extension Project, occurring from Thursday 8 February to Thursday 15 February between 8pm and 5am, and Monday 19 February to Wednesday 21 February between 11pm and 5am.

Recruitment starts for Canberra light rail drivers

Ever wanted to get behind the wheel of a tram?

UK

171 stories | Newest story posted 10 hours ago
Network Rail commissions cloud-based digital archive

Network Rail has appointed Preservica to create a cloud-based digital archive to preserve and provide secure access to operational information and digital assets.

TransPennine 'taking express' out of rail service

Business leaders have accused rail firm TransPennine Express of downgrading services between Hull and Manchester.

Network Rail unveils CP6 business plan

A strong focus on safety, reliability and performance underpins Network Rail’s objectives for the five-year Control Period 6, which starts on April 1 2019.

Hydrogen train to be tested in the UK by 2020

The Rail Safety & Standards Board is working with Alstom with the aim of piloting a hydrogen powered train in late 2019 or early 2020, RSSB Chief Executive Mark Phillips said on February 12.

Carillion collapse reroutes Welsh rail

The collapse of Carillion has thrown the much-delayed reorganisation of train services in Wales into further confusion.

USA

131 stories | Newest story posted 9 hours ago
Funding sought for more upgrades to Ringgold Rail Trail

Pittsylvania County Parks and Recreation is hoping to make the well-beaten path of the Ringgold Rail Trail a little smoother.

Fort Worth workers to be recalled as GE cuts 575 jobs at Pennsylvania plant

GE Transportation plans to end most locomotive production at its century-old plant in northwestern Pennsylvania, eliminating about 575 jobs.

Software aims to improve KCS fleet utilisation

Kansas City Southern has awarded planning and scheduling tool specialist Biarri Rail a contract to supply its Boss MP Loco cloud-based software to improve locomotive utilisation.

Trump budget proposes to cancel Iowa passenger rail funds

The Trump administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposes cancelling $53.

Trump budget plans to halve federal subsidy to Amtrak

The formal 2019 financial year budget issued by President Donald Trump on February 12 includes plans to cut federal subsidy to Amtrak by almost half.

Victorian Rail News

4962 stories | Newest story posted 4 hours ago
Rail bosses on the attack in Victoria

Across the Victorian passenger rail network, workers are facing a series of attacks on jobs and conditions.

Here’s a blast from rail past

A VINTAGE heritage train ride will travel through Echuca next month.

Transport is supply-led

One of the fundamental problems with transport planning in Australia is that politicians see it as demand-led, when basically transport systems are supply-led.

SkyRail officially opens but not everyone's happy

SkyRail was officially opened to the public this morning but not everyone is happy about the multi-million dollar project.

Rail repair project under scrutiny

WHILE news the $100 million repair work to the North East rail line by Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) will be independently assessed before proceeding was welcomed there are still concerns about the process.

Western Australian Rail News

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Important upgrade works underway on Collie River Rail bridge

Arc Infrastructure has begun its revitalisation project for the Collie River Rail Bridge, located on an important route for Western Australia’s coal and alumina supply chain.

Mineral Resources could save Esperance port workers facing 'catastrophe'

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union has called on the state government to reconsider Mineral Resources Limited's mining application, following the announcement that Cleveland-Cliffs could close their Australian mining operations this year.

Joondalup: man fined for drunken tirade aboard train

A YOUNG man was so drunk he couldn’t remember abusing transit officers at Joondalup train station until he was shown CCTV footage of the incident.

Goldfields iron ore mine closure a blow for workers at Esperance Port

Cleveland Cliffs has flagged that it plans to close its iron ore operations near Southern Cross by the end of the year, raising questions over hundreds of jobs on the mines and at the Port of Esperance.

Safety concerns trigger Rio rail contract shake-up

Mining giant Rio Tinto has stripped US-based contracting giant Fluor of a big slice of its long-running, multimillion-dollar rail maintenance contract in the Pilbara, leaving hundreds of jobs under a cloud.

Yarra Trams

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January 2018 performance results

Yarra Trams delivered 98.

Explore the Night with all-night public transport

Night Network lets you explore Melbourne's vibrant nightlife safely and conveniently with public transport running all night on weekends.

Australian Open 2018 - Transporting thousands of fans

Hundreds of thousands of tennis fans took trams to see their favourite players battle it out at the 2018 Australian Open

December 2017 Performance Results

Yarra Trams delivered 97.

Yarra Trams to give away $1 million of free advertising

Community organisations are being offered the chance to share in $1 million of free advertising on Melbourne's iconic tram network.

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