A train derailed at the Raglan Station Road Railway Crossing at 4pm Tuesday.
121 full-time train crew jobs made redundant across a handful of depots, mostly Pt Waratah and Port Kembla, but some at Greta and other places too.
A TRAIN believed to belong to Pacific National derailed five kilometres east of Julia Creek on Wednesday morning.
It with a sad heart that I wish to inform the Railpage community of the passing of one of our members, Tim Gray, @Termite who was well known through the railway community as a top bloke who loved all things railway.
THE Hunter Region is wearing the brunt of big job cuts announced by freight rail company Pacific National.
JAPAN: East Japan Railway and the Urban Renaissance Agency marked the start of construction of a new station on the Yamanote Line with a Shinto-style ceremony in Tokyo on February 10.
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has been asked to consider an electric train project linking Hat Yai to Padang Besar in Songkhla, said the Transport Ministry.
Faster trains with efficient services can expand and improve the Chinese tourism industry, which saw a year-on-year growth of 15.
Kolkata, Feb 18 (PTI) Metro train services was disrupted for a brief period tonight as a woman allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train at Netaji Bhawan station here, police said.
Project promoters MyHSR Corp of Malaysia and Land Transport Authority of Singapore have awarded the joint development partner contract for the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail project to a consortium of WSP Engineering Malaysia, Mott MacDonald Malaysia and Ernst & Young Advisory Services.
Aurizon has swung to a first-half net profit of $54 million from a $108 million loss a year ago, backed by cost cuts from its ongoing restructuring program.
Australia's largest rail freight operator Aurizon says it will take a $321 million hit to its accounts when it reports its half-yearly earnings, while Iluka takes a non-cash impairment of $141 million.
A new, 20,000 TEU per annum deal has helped east coast rail operator Aurizon announce a 10% rise in intermodal volumes in the first half of FY17, balancing out slight declines in bulk and freight.
Aurizon Vice-President Network Finance Pam Bains has been promoted to Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, replacing Keith Neate.
Expressions of interest for proposals to lease and upgrade the cattle selling and spelling facility at Longreach have been called by the Longreach Regional Council.
A man has been charged after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at Sydney’s Central Railway Station.
AN ANGRY commuter ripped apart the chairs in a Sydney train and stacked them and blocked off the stairwell.
Commuters from southern parts of Sydney will face greater crowding on trains and slower journey times to work during peak hours because some services will need to stop at inner-city stations left off the map for a new $20 billion metro line.
MORE than a month’s worth of rain drenched parts of Sydney this morning, damaging homes, threatening an apartment building with collapse and causing transport chaos.
Sydney train passengers who litter, get drunk, swear and jump ticket barriers will be targeted in a month-long blitz.
There were only 75 sightings for this week; this is 32 sightings less than last week, making a total of 661 sightings for this year to date.
There were 107 sightings for this week; this is four sightings less than last week, making a total of 586 sightings for this year to date.
There were 111 sightings for this week; this is 15 sightings more than last week, making a total of 479 sightings for this year to date.
There were 96 sightings for this week; this is one sightings less than last week, making a total of 368 sightings for this year to date.
There were 97 sightings for this week; this is six sightings more than last week, making a total of 272 sightings for this year to date.
Kenya's government wants to run a rail line across Nairobi National Park.
ITALY: ‘Radical changes’ to the rail freight and logistics market were unveiled on February 20, when FS Italiane launched its restructured Mercitalia freight business in Milano.
UK: Siemens Rail Automation announced a restructuring of its signalling and train control activities on February 20, with the formation of a Mobility Digitalisation unit.
GERMANY: The Warsteiner brewery in Nordrhein-Westfalen has taken delivery of a TeleTrac RW60AEM battery-powered shunting vehicle supplied by Windhoff Bahn- und Anlagentechnik.
Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has unveiled the design concept for an extensive modernisation of Warszawa Zachodnia station planned for 2019-21.
IT’S a good thing George Cunningham was a butcher in a former life because “you need a cut lunch” to get from one end of his house to the other.
Railway Gazette attended a demonstration of Bluetooth Low Energy fare validation technology at Thales UK’s Crawley offices on February 9.
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The time has come for all our politicians to stop flying expensively around the country and go back to catching trains.
You really can’t complain about the ticket prices.
AN 20,000 piece model train collection which took a lifetime to curate is now calling Ipswich home.
The pound's recent devaluation after June's Brexit vote has already led to some price rises, and model railways are one business feeling the effects.
After what seems an eternity,
The continuing production run of the 48 Class and 830 Class is proceeding smoothly with the next delivery expected in the first quarter of 2016.
Austrains' principal John Eassie has announced on the Austrains website that he intends to produce HO scale models of the NSWGR 30 Class 4-6-4 tank loco
As Christmas 2016 approached, and Puffing Billy's 6 train running began in order to accommodate the annual summer rush, G42 was taken out of traffic and rolled into the workshops for a 'B' exam.
Quite a range of jobs have been carried out or are now under way, and there is plenty of work to do, as the photographs demonstrate.
The air box has been modified somewhat from the original concept, in order to increase clearances around the rear pony truck.
Whilst attempting to better cater for massive patronage growth, the need for us to call into service every available item of rolling stock is becoming more the norm than the exception.
One of the benefits of working with Puffing Billy locomotives is the chance to discover the rich industrial heritage that come with them, such as the eccentric strap (above and below) which currently resides on 6A, and yet is clearly marked '5'.
Customers will get more trains, faster travel times and easier access to stations when the Bankstown Line is upgraded to Sydney Metro standards.
Rob Mason, Chief Executive of NSW Trains, will step down from the organisation after a long career in the rail sector, including the last three-and-a-half years as the first CEO of NSW Trains.
Investing in high speed rail would “turbocharge” regional Australia, according to Federal Labor MP Anthony Albanese.
It's equity owners, lenders, the NSW government and bankers at 10 paces as a $2 billion refinance for the once-troubled Reliance Rail heats up.
Randwick Council will become just the fourth local government in Sydney able to levy developers for affordable housing contributions across the council area.
KiwiRail has announced the Christchurch-Greymouth line between Cass and Springfield will be closed for as long as six weeks after it was damaged in a major bushfire.
Tender documents have been distributed for candidates looking to design, procure, install and commission all tunnel track work and rail systems for the City Rail Link project in Auckland.
For the first time since New Zealand was hit by a magnitude 7.
Following two years of studies, national railway KiwiRail announced on December 21 that it had decided to cease electric haulage of freight trains on the North Island Main Trunk line in favour of using diesel locomotives.
KiwiRail has announced it will replace its electric train fleet on the North Island main trunk line with diesel locomotives, a decision criticised as a big backwards step by the Green Party and Labour.
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.
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 Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia has encouraged state and federal governments to borrow to finance infrastructure.
The appointment of Gladys Berejiklian to the office of the Premier of New South Wales must be treated with shear contempt.
Shots have reportedly been fired and pedestrians have been run down during a police chase in Bourke Street in the middle of Melbourne's CBD.
Back in July 2016, Consolidated Land and Rail Australia (CLARA) Pty Ltd – an Australian private group –
A plane with five people on board has crashed into the side of a shopping centre near Essendon Airport, in Melbourne's north, sparking a blaze at a nearby retail outlet centre.
Cost-recovery for public transport has reached unsustainable levels and must be overhauled to support sustainable transport services in Australia’s capital cities according to a new report released by the Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF).
A bus has caught fire on George Street in the Sydney CBD, impacting traffic as firefighters work to extinguish it.
QANTAS has had so much success with its summer-holiday flights to Bali, it’s decided to keep the spirit of the summer holidays happening all year round.
Qantas will operate non-stop flights on its new 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft between Perth and London from March 2018.
On Win News on Thursday, 19 January, the Transport Minister's response to the issue of heat stress in the rails causing reduced speed for rail freight and passenger services was disingenuous, contrived, lame and lacking in any capacity to take action on the issue.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation board has two new members after the Government appointed David Saxelby and Jennifer Seabrook to the body.
Inland rail is a once in a generation project and the Coalition government is committed to engaging communities along the proposed route as the alignment is finalised.
The Australian Government has committed to five key initiatives in its response to the IA 15 Year Plan, released today.
The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening public ownership of V/Line, to protect it from any future attempts by the Liberal and National Party to privatise it and run it in to the ground.
THE railworks is the heart of Maryborough, AMWU delegate Peter Killeen says.
That is what Ipswich civic leaders and public transport advocate Robert Dow said the State Government must be when it comes to providing infrastructure to cater for the population explosion set to occur in Ripley Valley.
THE call has gone out from public transport advocate Robert Dow for Queensland Rail to bring back the 3.
Salisbury mother Clare Alexander used to commute from her local train station every day.
Queensland may have poached a Pom who does not own a car and who has re-shaped Toronto's rail network over the past five years, to reinvigorate Queensland Rail as its new chief executive officer.
Rio Tinto has announced a deal to sell its Australian coal assets to Chinese state-owned mining firm Yancoal for more than $3 billion.
Catching a train from platform one of Melbourne's Southern Cross Station is like boarding a flight from gate one of an international airport – rarely done, and all the more special for that.
The locomotive that hauled 83 passengers to their death in the Granville Rail Disaster had a defective wheel that the NSW government knew about and later covered up, according to the author of a book on Australia's deadliest train crash.
When Victorian railway sex predator Robert Whitehead died in jail last year, he took a big secret with him.
Court-enforceable undertakings from transport and logistics group Qube have satisfied the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that the full takeover of Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT) should proceed.
Bulgaria: NKZI has awarded contracts for construction of bridges over the Septemvri - Plovdiv line to Strabag (7·8m leva) Gigastroy (3·2m leva) and Porr (4·1m leva).
IF YOU have thoughts, ideas or complaints about the upcoming Inland Rail project, make your voice heard.
Announcing Bombardier Inc’s annual results for the year to December 31 2016, President & CEO Alain Bellemare said on February 16 that the company’s turnaround plan was ‘in full motion’.
A new report from the Department of Agriculture suggests mainland states could be set to achieve record highs in this season’s winter crop harvest.
BREAKING ground on inland rail is vital to agriculture’s competitiveness and must take precedence over its route through Victoria, the National Farmers’ Federation says.
Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Police believe at least six shots were fired at a bike rider at Everton on Saturday, with at least one bullet hitting him in the head and multiple rounds hitting his chest.
The historic Cockatoo Run train journey is out of action after the volunteer group that runs it was locked out of their base in the railway sheds at Redfern.
LACHLAN Valley Railway Society has had a presence at Cowra Locomotive Depot since 1978 and took over control there when the depot closed in 1985.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centres “Santa’s Express” Tour to the Tocumwal Foreshore Markets this December will be hauled by Blue and Gold B74 and freshly painted T357.
Mustard must have seemed the perfect colour for Flinders Street Station in 1980.
A clerk sorted mail on a Railway Post Office car in Kansas City in 1932.
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.
Railpage believe's the Trans Australia Railway (TAR) has been cut in Western Australia for several days now by flooding due to the recent heavy rains.
A rail union delegate fired after allegedly bullying her co-workers by revving up her motorbike outside their house and posting Facebook posts belittling one as a "wanker" has lost her unfair dismissal case.
THE Women’s Australian Open golf tournament will force the closure of the Grange rail line after Seaton Park station this month because of fears spectators might be hit by passing trains.
A WOMAN has been seriously injured by a train at Islington Station at Dudley Park.
SA's Opposition wants to overhaul Adelaide's freight network by creating a new road and rail bypass of the city and building a 24-hour airport at Monarto.
A transport safety authority's report into a freight train derailment in Tasmania is questioned by the rail operator's CEO, who admits he has not read the report "completely".
TasRail's CEO vows an unexpected $5.
A NEW West Coast Wilderness Railway trip called Footplate Experience is set to excite enthusiasts far and wide.
A parliamentary committee has recommended the Tasmanian government consider splitting TasRail into two.
THE rail corridor at the centre of the stoush between Police and Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding and independent MLC Ruth Forrest has failed to get funding.
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.
HAVING moved to the Hunter from Sydney’s northern beaches, businesswoman Jan Lay says Newcastle is a wonderful city that will be even better once the light rail is up and running.
A $200 million blueprint to transform urban development along Hobart’s northern suburbs rail corridor includes new public spaces, modern housing and shopping and restaurant strips linked by a light rail system.
By one calculation, the $450-million contract that Keolis Downer has with the state government to run Newcastle’s buses, ferries and light rail could be worth as much as $800 million over 10 years.
The Australian Federal Police will be able to track the movement of suspects on Canberra's light rail system without a warrant in the same way investigators currently do with ACT buses.
After almost 30 years in operation the Gold Coast's iconic Broadbeach monorail runs its last circuit.
MELBOURNE most struck railbridge underpass will be closed to truck traffic overnight to allow long-awaited protection beams to be replaced.
Intermodal freight operator CEVA Logistics has formally opened its new hub at Truganina, west of Melbourne.
People trespassing on and around railways not only risk prosecution, but also endanger their lives and the lives of commuters, Victoria’s regional train operator has said.
The owners of 32 homes and businesses in Melbourne's south-east have been told their properties will be demolished as part of the State Government's level crossing removal program.
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The Western Australian section of the main east-west rail corridor has reopened after floods.
Rail-reliant freight firms are on tenterhooks awaiting the reopening of the flood hit east-west rail line but the exact timing remains unclear.
Following heavy rainfall over the last week, Brookfield Rail has experienced significant flooding and damage to a number of sections of the freight rail network throughout the Wheatbelt, Great Southern and Goldfields regions.
It has been touted as costing anything from $2.
A new line to Ellenbrook could reduce city commuting times for residents in Perth's north-eastern corridor by up to 30 minutes, WA Labor says while spruiking its Metronet rail system.
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Melbourne's tram network will be powered by a new large scale solar plant to be built in regional Victoria.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks at the Elizabeth Street Tram Terminus.
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As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are repairing tram tracks on Swanston Street in the CBD between A'Beckett Street and Victoria Street.