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Asciano

61 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago
Bidding war for Asciano escalates

Asciano says a sweetened Qube takeover offer has trumped a rival bid from Canada-based Brookfield Infrastructure.

Derailment investigations continue track to remain closed

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.

Investigators examine Hunter train derailment

Rail safety officials are investigating the cause of a coal train derailment in the Upper Hunter.

Australian regulator dismisses Brookfield's promises in $6.5 bln rail and port bid

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 eyes rail terminal projects

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.

Aurizon

90 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Work starts on $40 million Stuart Intermodal Facility

“We are delighted to begin work on a crucial piece of new transport infrastructure for north Queensland,” Aurizon Managing Director & CEO Lance Hockridge said.

Floods break Aurizon rail line near Newlands

RAIL line used by Aurizon to carry coal from the Newlands and Goonyella mines was washed away last night.

Aurizon announces coal haulage agreement with Syntech Resources

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 signs sugar and molasses haulage contract with Wilmar

Aurizon today announced it had expanded its relationship with Wilmar Sugar Australia Limited with the signing of a new rail haulage agreement.

Pacific National blames weak market for loss of 46 Hunter coal train drivers jobs

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.

Cityrail News

286 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Train platforms closed after staff suffer electric shocks

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.

Officials urged to take care naming Newcastle interchange

NSW transport officials are being urged to re-think name for Newcastle rail interchange.

Thousands of seats added to Newcastle-Sydney services

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.

Tim Crakanthorp called to declare position on heavy rail

THE state government has demanded that Tim Crakanthorp make his position on the retention of heavy rail into Newcastle clear.

Cracks emerge in Skytrain section of Sydney rail line

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.

Gunzelling Reports

574 stories | Newest story posted 12 hours ago
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 13/2/2016

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.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 6/2/2016

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.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 30/1/2016

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.

Gheringhap Sightings W/E 23/1/2016

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.

Gheringhap Sightings W/E 16/1/2016

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.

International Rail News

3090 stories | Newest story posted 10 hours ago
Midland trams to be converted for catenary-free operation

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.

Kazakh locomotive factory to be hub for exports

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%.

Signalling TSI revised

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.

Driverless metro reaches Barcelona airport

A further section of the orbital driverless metro line in Barcelona was inaugurated on February 12.

Manila Line 1 extension contract awarded

Concessionaire Light Rail Manila Corp has awarded a consortium of Bouygues Travaux Publics and Alstom a €450m contract to extend metro Line 1.

Letters to the Editor

111 stories | Newest story posted 9 hours ago
Parliamentary Inquiry – The Lost Submissions – Part 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 the Huddersfield Station cat promoted

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.

Victoria binged almost $100 million on advertising

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.

Seagull mania and Frankston Railway Station

As the story goes a person was enjoying their fish and chips recently at Frankston Railway Station.

Governments have failed Victorians on Transport Investment

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.

Model Railways

8 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
James May urges nation to 'save Hornby' as shares plunge 62%

The former Top Gear presenter James May has led the calls to rescue 

Reconnecting with a childhood hobby

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.

Serpa Station – Making the Station Building

Today in ruins, the «Apeadeiro de Guadiana» station near the Serpa Bridge is of typical CP (Portuguese Railways) style.

Connecting loco and tender - Hornby Top Tips

[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.

Under the Portuguese Sun - Tree planting

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.

Narrow Gauge

35 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Whistle Stop Wales

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.

Bundaberg Sugar Cane Railway steam train back on track

An iconic Bundaberg steam train attraction will finally be fixed, three years after it was damaged in floodwaters.

Garratt 129 Progress

All the suspension components are now complete, and most have now been trial assembled on the engine units (above and below).

Norm's Engine

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.

Trial Fitting A Garratt Boiler

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.

New South Wales Rail News

2249 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Port Botany doesn’t need another rail project

Every year, more than two million containers cross the docks at Sydney’s Port Botany

Badgerys Creek Airport on the fast track: High-speed rail line being considered

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.

New rail terminal proposed in Hunter coal industry

Environmental investigations are underway into plans for a large rail terminal and business park being planned for the NSW Hunter Valley.

Taskforce hears case for new rail terminals

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.

Rail link push for ‘disadvantaged’ growth suburbs

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.

New Zealand Rail News

199 stories | Newest story posted last month
Work begins on Auckland’s City Rail Link

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.

Wellington chooses suburban rail operator

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.

Time to put light rail thinking back on track

It was just another windy Wellington day in 2040.

Nash talks up reopening of rail link

Napier MP Stuart Nash is keeping the possibility of the Napier-Gisborne rail reopening on track, having recently had talks with KiwiRail.

Council keen to investigate commuter rail for northern Christchurch

The Christchurch City Council wants to investigate the possibility of a rail link to ease traffic congestion in the north of the city.

Northern Territory Rail News

205 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
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.

Northern Territory Government to spend $1m exploring feasibility of Tennant Creek to Mt Isa rail project

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).

Ute wasn’t using crossing in Katherine collision

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.

Opinion

43 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Ten great North American rail trips

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.

Will driverless cars kill light rail?

The year 2013 was the 100th anniversary of the competition that gave Canberra its clothes.

Plans to build Thailand-Myanmar rail link stir wartime memories

One in five prisoners of war and forced labourers died on the 

Port plan is a fraud on the people of Melbourne's west

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.

TRAIN ENVY and Australian Political Intransigence and Ineptitude

A friend returning to see his parents who live 500KM from Beijing and travelled by high speed train - the journey took 1.

Other Transport News

349 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago
New toll road financial data kept secret by Andrews government

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.

Proposed Melbourne commuter ferry put to the test

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.

Ships moored at Melbourne's Station Pier evacuated

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.

Myki set to be the ticket to ride on airport SkyBus

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.

Short-term solution lifts Melbourne Airport parking by 67%

Parking prices at Melbourne Airport have been lifted again in another hit to the hip pocket of travellers, and their family and friends.

Press Releases

209 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
A Railway Station too far

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.

Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Milwaukee Road S3 class 4-8-4 steam locomotive

The Model Railroader staff takes a first look at a pre-production sample of Broaway Limited Imports latest Paragon3 HO scale steam locomotive

South Gippsland Railway Line - The Momentum is Building

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.

Rawlinna-Naretha derailment – Update 3

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.

Rawlinna-Naretha Derailment Update 2

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.

Queensland Rail News

1486 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Queensland NGR maintenance depot completed

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.

No fare review answers as $40 million rail centre opens

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 high priority in Opposition's Coast plan

RAIL duplication was "basically the number one priority" for the Sunshine Coast prior to the LNP's shock loss at the 2015 State Election.

Rail line which could link the Coast and Brisbane airports could be decades away

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.

Queensland NGR EMU cars shipped from Mumbai

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.

Rail Events

65 stories | Newest story posted last month
Streamliners 2016

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 derails at Naretha

PM9 derailed at/near Naretha today.

South West Railway Centre Western Australia - November 2015

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.

South & West Gippsland transport group meeting 24-11-15

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.

CFMEU fined for disrupting work on Mitcham rail crossing

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.

Rail News

3012 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Rail passengers just want V/Line services 'back to normal'

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.

Bozankaya and Bombardier sign high speed train agreement

Bombardier Transportation and local supplier Bozankaya signed a memorandum of understanding in Ankara on February 9 to co-operate in high speed train production.

Rambus buys Smart Card Software Ltd

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.

High-calibre opening for InnoTrans 2016

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.

Record budget for Israel Railways

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.

Railpage Australia News

82 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
January 2016 photo comp

Congratulations to michaelgreenhill who has won the January 2016 photo competition with 12 votes.

Submissions open for February 2016 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Voting open for January 2016 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Submissions open for January 2016 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

December 2015 photo comp

Congratulations to tasrail2100 who has won the December 2015 photo competition with 10 votes.

Railway Preservation

11 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Finally some light at the end of the Zig Zag Tunnel

IT is still the question that is on everyone’s lips.

Heritage Maldon train vandalised

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.

Korumburra tourist railway folds as volunteers dwindle

The Korumburra tourist railway line closes after decades of operation and thousands of passengers.

Off the rails – South Gippsland Tourist Rail disbands

[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.

South Gippsland Railway to close

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.

Railway Stories

47 stories | Newest story posted last year
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

Art That Makes You Wish You Were There

“Some travel posters show you what you’ll see,” said Nicholas D.

Is This The Most Amazing Model Railway Ever Made? All 9 MILES of it!

Model trains have come a long way since your Dad bought you that Hornby ’00’ gauge set for Christmas way back in 1972.

South Australian Rail News

502 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago
Calls for federal funding for SA rail

The Commonwealth must help fund the $750 million replacement of South Australia's most dangerous railway crossings, an industry group says.

Port Augusta power station closure deadline extended

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 and Adelaide station could have fallen into the wrong hands

MASTER keys to railway corridors across the network and Adelaide station could have fallen into the wrong hands after being copied.

Questions raised over cost of proposed rail extension in Adelaide's south

Flinders University has welcomed a proposed extension of the Tonsley rail line to the campus, but wants further detail about funding commitments.

Workers turn backs on Rail, Tram and Bus Union

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.

Tasmanian Rail News

285 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Councils unite to fund study into possible use of rail corridor

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.

Hobart City Council asked to backtrack on rail roadworks

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.

Tasmania's tourist rail backers fight plan to create cycle track on disused line at Scottsdale

Supporters of tourist rail in Tasmania's north-east are fighting plans to turn a section of disused railway track into a cycling trail.

Aust Bauxite halts production at Tas mine

Australian Bauxite has mothballed its mine in northeastern Tasmania, the state government says.

Staff harmony off the rails at TasRail

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.

Train Simulator News

49 stories | Newest story posted 7 hours ago
The American Short Line Mystique

Among the pioneers of American railroad journalism, few writers stood more accomplished that Lucius Morris Beebe (1902-1966).

The Feather River Canyon is Rapidly Approaching

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.

Berlin-Leipzig route for Train Simulator 2016

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.

Class 222 Advanced Released By JustTrains

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.

The Colton and Northern - It's Not Just a Route!

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.

Tram and Light Rail News

838 stories | Newest story posted 10 hours ago
Vladikavkaz orders trams

Uralvagonzavod subsidiary Uraltransmash has agreed a leasing deal with the Vladikavkaz city authorities for the supply of 10 Type 71-407 trams.

Businessman has called for light rail extensions to stop

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.

Millions spent on shelved MAX light rail 'not wasted'

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.

Tenerife tram extension approved

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.

Canberra light rail contractor chosen

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.

Victorian Rail News

3836 stories | Newest story posted 7 hours ago
Man charged with sabotage at Hurstbridge Station

A man has been charged following an alleged sabotage incident at a railway siding in Hurstbridge back in November last year.

Extra peak hour services at Pakenham for Gippsland line

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.

Tracks on Regional Rail Link to be torn up this weekend

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.

Man finally charged over Hurstbridge Derailment in November 2015

A man has been charged following an alleged sabotage incident at a railway siding in Hurstbridge back in November last year.

Geelong rail line suspended after person killed by train

Trains have been suspended on the Geelong line after a person was hit and killed by a train at North Shore.

Western Australian Rail News

782 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Timing right for rail access reform

TIMING could be right for national freight rail access reform, CBH Group has suggested.

New 'track' for rail access disputes

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.

Rail rezoning riles

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.

Steam locomotive from the Yarloop Workshop after the fires

Here the remains of a steam locomotive from the Yarloop Workshops sits on the scorched tracks.

Bus, rail and ferry services to change in Perth

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

82 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
January 2016 performance results

Yarra Trams' performance for January improved compared to the same time last year, with 98.

Toorak Road and Punt Road - Track upgrades

Transport Victoria are renewing the tram tracks located at the intersection of Toorak Road and Punt Road.

Acland Street track maintenance

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.

Passengers begin using Moonee Ponds Junction

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.

Australian Open 2016: more high capacity trams

More high capacity, low-floor trams will be transporting passengers to this year's Australian Open, which kicks off on Monday, 18 January 2016.

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