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Africa

7 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Leisure travel companies ride on new rail to cut costs

Educational trips and leisure travel providers are fast changing their business models as the fast trains gain popularity on the Nairobi-Mombasa route.

Gabon takes delivery of refurbished DB Regio coaches

Coaches formerly used by DB Regio in Germany are being refurbished by Electroputere VFU Pașcani in Romania for use on Libreville – Franceville overnight services operated by Sociéte d'Exploitation du Transgabonais.

Will Kenya get value for money from its new railway?

The first major new railway line in Kenya for more than a century, running between the capital Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa, faces an immediate challenge of justifying its relatively high cost.

Mombasa – Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway opened

President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the 472 km Standard Gauge Railway between the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa and Nairobi on May 31, travelling on the inaugural [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Madaraka Express passenger service.

Preferred bidder for Nigerian upgrade

A consortium led by GE of the USA has been confirmed by the government as preferred bidder for a concession to rehabilitate, finance and operate the 3 505 km Nigeria Railway Corp network, GE announced on May 25.

Asciano

90 stories | Newest story posted 4 weeks ago
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.

More than 100 passengers affected by train derailment

A train derailed at the Raglan Station Road Railway Crossing at 4pm Tuesday.

Asian Rail News

324 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
CRRC to supply commuter coaches to Montréal

CRRC Tangshan has been awarded a contract to supply 24 double-deck hauled coaches to operate on commuter services serving Montréal.

Perpetuum enters Chinese rail market

Remote conditioning monitoring specialist Perpetuum has signed a memorandum of understanding for China High Speed Railway Technology Co subsidiary Beijing Sheenline Group Co to support its entry into the Chinese market.

Two lines open in China

Trial services on the 40·7 km Ningbo – Yuyao Intercity Railway in Zhejiang province began on June 10.

Suburban rail is a hit with techies

All eyes will be on Namma Metro from Sunday as it connects the four corners of the city.

Indian Railways to order 25 high speed trains

A 10-car variant of JR East’s Series E5 Shinkansen trainset has been selected to operate the country’s first high speed line between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, according to the Ministry of Railways.

Aurizon

136 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Rail workers still paying for the privatisation fight that never was

Aurizon, formerly Queensland Rail, is closing its Rockhampton workshops and slashing 126 train crew positions.

G&W, Macquarie in race for Aurizon’s intermodal business

Fresh from striking a deal last year to buy Glencore’s rail assets for $1.

Aurizon to close Rockhampton works, 180 employees affected

Rail freight operator Aurizon announces job cuts and changes to its operations "to remain competitive", as the union slams the company's decision.

Proposed changes in Queensland operations to meet customer needs

As a result of changing customer demand Aurizon has announced it proposes to move to more flexible train crewing operations in Central and North Queensland and undertake a staged closure of its rollingstock maintenance workshop in Rockhampton.

Aurizon is 'sh#*ing' on CQ, will sack more than 350 workers

TWENTY-NINE Mackay workers will be out of a job by December as Aurizon announced it was closing its local freight train depot.

Cityrail News

446 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Crime falls on Sydney trains but sexual offences on the rise

Crime at train stations is still most prevalent in Sydney’s southwest.

Marrickville Railway Station in lockdown

SERVICES have resumed at Marrickville Railway Station after a police operation placed the inner west Sydney station in lockdown this morning.

'Cow paddock': Sydney rail failure can't be repeated, says minister

When Sydney's new rail line to Sydney's south-west opened two years ago, much of the 11-kilometre rail line was flanked by pastures and small farms.

Green Square is Sydney's 'public transport disaster' even before apartments built

When Shelley Simonian began catching city-bound trains from Green Square six years ago she often waited with only a handful of other passengers on the platform.

Europe

106 stories | Newest story posted an hour ago
Alstom to overhaul Akiem electric locomotives

Leasing company Akiem has awarded Alstom a €20m contract to undertake the mid-life overhaul of 23 BB36000 tri-voltage electric locomotives to ensure they can provide another 15 years of service.

Catania upgrading progresses

The first stage of the Passante Catania project opened on June 18.

Port rail access funding

A series of agreements that will see state-owned port authorities fund rail infrastructure upgrades were signed by ADIF on June 6.

High-capacity grain hoppers delivered

United Wagon Co is supplying Sberbank Leasing with 100 grain hopper wagons of a new high-capacity design.

A Swedish rail line now scans microchip implants in addition to accepting paper tickets

One Swedish rail line isn't just tearing tickets, it's also scanning microchips nestled beneath commuters' skin.

Gunzelling Reports

643 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 17/6/2017

There were 88 sightings for this week; this is 16 sightings less than last week, making a total of 2309 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 10/6/2017

There were 104 sightings for this week; this is 6 sightings more than last week, making a total of 2221 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 3/6/2017

There were 98 sightings for this week; this is 13 sightings less than last week, making a total of 2117 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 27/5/2017

There were 111 sightings for this week; this is 3 sightings more than last week, making a total of 2019 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 20/5/2017.  

There were 108 sightings for this week; this is 14 sightings more than last week, making a total of 1908 sightings for this year to date.

Inland Rail Project

29 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
Key section of $10.9 billion Inland Rail on track

A MAJOR Toowoomba rail business has welcomed news that the third Queensland stage of the $10.

Inland rail held hostage over Cross River Rail commitment

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull accuses the Queensland Premier of holding national rail projects hostage, because the Commonwealth would not fund Brisbane's Cross River Rail project.

Deadline to comment on inland rail project extended

THOSE wanting to have their say on the Helidon to Calvert Inland Rail project have been granted an extra month to have their opinion heard.

David Farley: Inland Rail route on the wrong track

A leading Riverina agribusiness consultant says the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s decision to route the Inland Rail through Albury and Wagga is based on outdated data.

Bid to link airport, inland rail slammed by transport players

A last-minute attempt to change the route of the $10 billion inland rail project to pass next to the new $200 million Brisbane West Wellcamp airport at Toowoomba has been attacked by two of Australia’s key transport industry ­players.

International Rail News

4438 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
EBRD agrees €290m loan for Egyptian locomotive order

A €290m loan agreement to support Egyptian National Railways’ planned acquisition of up to 100 diesel locomotives through a supply and maintenance contract was signed by the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development on June 19.

Fuel cells to be studied as alternative to electrification

Ontario is to study the feasibility of using of hydrogen fuel cells ‘as an alternative to conventional overhead wires’ for the planned electrification of GO Rail and UP Express routes in the Toronto region.

91-tonne landmark locomotive moved from downtown to CP's Ogden headquarters

Ninth Avenue in downtown Calgary temporarily turned into a train track late Saturday night to help move a 91,000-kilogram landmark to its new home.

GE signs 'holistic' agreement to supply 100 locos to Egypt

The Ministry of Transport and Egyptian National Railways have signed a US$575m letter of intent for GE to supply 100 Evolution Series mixed-traffic locomotives.

Dream trips to Churchill dashed by rail shutdown

[color=#333333][size=2][font=Arial, sans-serif]It was supposed to be a dream trip to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, but thanks to the shutdown of rail service to Churchill, that dream has been washed away along with the rail bed for one Winnipeg family.

Letters to the Editor

174 stories | Newest story posted last month
Wimmera April rain boosts soil moisutre

AUTUMN rain has given Wimmera growers one of the best seasonal starts in years.

Revealing real facts on the ‘rail revival’

WHILE the NorthWest Rail Alliance (NWRA) does applaud the ongoing investment in passenger rail and the Murray Basin Rail Project, here are some facts about the so-called “rail revival”.

The Economics of Electrification

The economics of electrification is an issue which has interested me for some time.

More Vlocity - Fix the seats!

It is my understanding that your government will order new VLocity trains from Bombardier in Dandenong.

The Andrews Government cannot manage the current rail system

In the hands of the Andrews Government the $1.

Model Railways

16 stories | Newest story posted last month
A NSW 44 B end double ended model

One of the more interesting locos that operated on the NSW rail ,if only for a very short time came about from the tragic accident  that occurred west of Parkes at Mellelea on the 26th October 1974.

'Secret' model train collection set to be made public

AN 20,000 piece model train collection which took a lifetime to curate is now calling Ipswich home.

Model train prices are rising because of pound's devaluation

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.

Trainorama 830 class 847 review

After what seems an eternity, 

Just arrived, 830 class, 849 at a special price of $285

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.

Narrow Gauge

50 stories | Newest story posted 4 months ago
The Case of The Missing Rivet

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.

NG/G Update; Rounding out 2016

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.

Ashpan Part II

The air box has been modified somewhat from the original concept, in order to increase clearances around the rear pony truck.

NQR Revised

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.

Rich In History

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'.

New South Wales Rail News

2469 stories | Newest story posted 3 hours ago
Council kills off rail corridor bypass

THERE was blood on the tracks at this mornings meeting of Byron Shire Council with councillors voting down a motion to explore the costs of putting a CBD bypass through the existing disused rail corridor.

Barges to shift thousands of tonnes of rock from Sydney's new rail tunnels

Thousands of tonnes of crushed rock from twin tunnels dug for a new metro line under Sydney Harbour and the central city will be moved by barge instead of truck in an attempt to allay residents' concerns about construction.

Sydney Metro: Work to start on second harbour rail crossing

SYDNEY is set to get a second harbour rail crossing, with the state government announcing today that it has signed a $2.

Wheels rolling on Rosewood to Tumbarumba Rail Trail

The dormant train line between Tumbarumba and Rosewood is on track to become the historic first cycling rail trail in NSW.

Bathurst Rail Museum designers are needed

PLANS for the Bathurst Rail Museum have rolled down the tracks a little further with council calling on designers for the new tourist site.

New Zealand Rail News

239 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Progress on Main North Line earthquake repairs

For the first time since last year’s earthquake, trains have started running again north of Claverley towards Kaikoura on the Main North Line.

Report on loco fire recommends network-wide safety standards

An investigation into an electric locomotive fire at Palmerston North has delivered its findings and detailed several recommendations for future conduct and safety procedures, including the adoption of a New Zealand Fire Standard by the National Rail System Executive.

KiwiRail and CRL funded in NZ$1bn budget allocation

The government has allocated almost NZ$1bn for rail investment as part of its annual budget unveiled by Finance Minister Steven Joyce on May 25, including support for national operator KiwiRail and a first tranche of capital investment for construction of Auckland's City Rail Link.

$548m for rail around New Zealand

Budget 2017 will invest $548 million of new capital funding to maintain and upgrade New Zealand’s rail network, supporting freight movement, exporters, tourism and public transport, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.

Northern Territory Rail News

207 stories | Newest story posted 7 months ago
'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.

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.

Opinion

90 stories | Newest story posted 3 weeks ago
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.

Rail trail/light rail splits Greens

Local NSW Greens MP Tamara Smith has publicly stated her support of rail trails and highlighted the cycle tourism potential in the electorate, creating a policy division with the Greens-led council over the disused railway line.

Industry likes infrastructure-heavy Budget

[font=Calibri",sans-serif]The Australasian Railway Association and the Australian Logistics Council have both praised Treasurer Scott Morrison’s Budget announcement, saying a $20 billion rail investment would be a major boost for Australia.

National rail program to support Australian cities as they grow: Urban Infrastructure Minister

SABRA LANE: The Federal Government has set aside billions in the budget for infrastructure spending, with money set aside for the Snowy 2.

Other Transport News

386 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Man arrested after Virgin flight evacuated on landing at Albury airport in NSW

PASSENGERS on a Virgin Australia flight from Sydney to Albury jumped 1.

Uber posts $US708m loss

Uber Technologies said its head of finance is leaving as the ride-hailing company reported continued big losses despite growing revenue, adding to an exodus of top officials and setting the stage for a second major executive search.

Sydney bus drivers to strike for 24 hours over privatisation 'betrayal'

A planned strike that would see 1200 bus drivers walk off the job all day on Thursday may not go ahead, after the NSW government applied for an emergency hearing in the Industrial Relations Commission on Wednesday night.

Darebin Council spends big on bike paths, sustainability in draft budget

A $10 MILLION nature trust and a cash splurge on bike paths are included in Darebin Council’s environment-focused draft Budget and four-year plan.

Severe turbulence leaves 27 Aeroflot passengers injured, some needing surgery

Twenty-seven passengers have been injured, some breaking bones, after an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok experienced violent and unexpected turbulence.

Pacific National News

1 stories | Newest story posted last month
Pacific National appoints new CEO

Pacific National has announced the appointment of Dean Dalla Valle as Chief Executive Officer.

Press Releases

233 stories | Newest story posted last month
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.

Increased services for Bendigo and Ballarat

Premier Andrews announcement of the increase to passenger rail services to Bendigo and Ballarat comes after years of public dissent about the appalling lack of reliability and overcrowding on the regional rail network.

VIC Govt's Regional Rail Revival

The Victorian Government is investing $435 million to upgrade the Gippsland line which will deliver critical enabling works for more frequent and reliable services.

Qube snaps up major rail freight forwarder

Qube has bought national rail freight forwarder Austrans Container Service for an undisclosed sum.

Queensland Rail News

1784 stories | Newest story posted 6 hours ago
Have a say on rail plan

THE Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor’s design will be open to community consultation next week, five years since the preliminary feasibility study was conducted.

Queensland Rail workers sacked for drink, drugs

AN UNPRECEDENTED seven Queensland Rail workers have been sacked in just one month after coming to work drunk or high on drugs, including three members of the same work crew.

Exclusion zone set-up after chemical leak at rail yard in Brisbane's south

An exclusion zone remains in place after a chemical leak was discovered at a rail yard in Brisbane's south on Saturday morning.

Interim Cross River Rail boss appointed

The man who headed the recovery effort after the 2011 Queensland floods has been appointed the interim head of the Cross River Rail project.

No rail lines closed during Games

The Queensland government insists there will be no rail line closures in the state's southeast due to the extra demand on the transport system during next year's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Rail Events

111 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
On World Wi-Fi Day, Google and Railways connect millions of rail users

The Station Wi-fi For All project run by Google for the Railways currently connects millions of passengers with internet for free.

The First Passenger Trains and locomotive power

[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri]Although G21 had the honour of hauling the first passenger train to leave Port Augusta for Kalgoorlie it only lasted until Pimba where a hot axle box forced its retirement.

Railway Adventures groups take over Queensland in June

Mike Condon and his band of travellers are currently on a roll through the Queensland Outback on our wonderful Steam Safari tour.

The Trans-Australia Railway - The Cost

The final cost of the 1,682 km long railway was £6,667,360 compared with Dean’s figure of approximately £4million.

Trans Australia Railway Facts - The Cost

The final cost of the 1,682 km long railway was £6,667,360 compared with Dean’s figure of approximately £4 million.

Rail News

3496 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
World rail freight news round-up

[b][color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Green Cargo[/font][/color][/b][color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] [/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]has developed 25 m long wagons to accommodate the increase in the length of standard turnouts from 16 to 24 m.

Oscar Vazquez

Oscar Vazquez has been named Country Managing Director for Bombardier Transportation in Spain.

Dr Joaquin Arambula

Dr Joaquin Arambula has been appointed to the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors as an ex-officio member, while CEO Jeff Morales stepped down on June 2.

Toll facing three-year turnaround: John Mullen

The chairman of the Japan Post-owned Toll Holdings says it will take three years to complete a turnaround of the embattled Australian logistics group, which he said had suffered from cultural and structural difficulties and a “lamentable’’ communication regime with its major shareholder.

Patrick Jeantet

SNCF Réseau President Patrick Jeantet has been elected as President of French railway industry association Fer de France, succeeding Egis Group President Nicolas Jachiet.

Railpage Australia News

135 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago
Voting open for June 2017 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Submissions open for June 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

May 2017 photo comp

Congratulations to speedemon08 who has won the May 2017 photo competition with 9 votes.

Voting open for May 2017 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Submissions open for May 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Railway Preservation

36 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Rail enthusiasts say mountain railway still on track

LOSING some land it leases from the Australian Rail Track Corporation should not derail a group of local train enthusiasts getting their railway back on track.

A² 986 Launch - Saturday 13th May 2017

[left]Steamrail Victoria invites you to celebrate the completion of the 30 year restoration and the return to service of the former Victorian Railways steam engine A² 986.

Vic funds upgrades for historic Walhalla Goldfields Railway

[font=Calibri",sans-serif]The Victorian Labor government has just announced improvements to the Walhalla Goldfields Railway.

Heritage Train with Dining Experience

[left]The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on a Heritage Train tour to the beautiful country town of Echuca.

Echuca Overlander, now destined for Swan Hill

Due to V/Line track works on the Echuca Line, Steamrail's planned tour to Echuca on the 6th May is no longer able to reach Echuca, since this tour begins at Castlemaine using carriages from the Victorian Goldfields Railway, after consulting with booked passengers Steamrail have decided to run the train to Swan Hill instead on the same day.

Railway Stories

51 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
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.

Moving mail by rail made for fond memories

A clerk sorted mail on a Railway Post Office car in Kansas City in 1932.

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?

South Australian Rail News

567 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Oaklands crossing removal gets funding

The Turnbull Government will provide $95 million to upgrade the Oaklands level crossing in Adelaide’s south, following extensive negotiations between the federal and state governments.

Viterra’s SA exports tip 5mt

[font=Calibri",sans-serif]Grain handler Viterra has exported 5 million tonnes from South Australia so far this season, with exports from the Eyre Peninsula alone eclipsing 2 million tonnes last week.

Seaford line pedestrian to be upgraded and others to close under Railway Crossing Safety Strategy

PEDESTRIANS will get safer passage across key railway crossings as part of a project to prevent accidents and near-misses on the Seaford line.

Over a thousand Adelaide drivers caught running red lights at rail crossings over nine-month period

MORE than 1000 drivers have been caught dicing with death by running red lights at rail crossings over a nine-month period, alarming new figures show.

Railway electrification knocked back again

Crowned as the state’s best commuter serviced line, Gawler railway will not receive any federal funding to progress it to stage two of its multi-million dollar electrification upgrade.

Tasmanian Rail News

316 stories | Newest story posted 4 weeks ago
Independence vital to heritage rail study in North East Tasmania

Community consensus is what Dorset mayor Greg Howard hopes will be the result of an independent third party assessment of a heritage rail service on the North-East rail trail corridor.

Launceston and North-East Railway forge ahead in tourist train quest

Victorian railway engineer Bob Vanselow has labelled the North-East railway line all but fit for purpose, saying it would be a ‘crime’ to remove the track.

Derwent Valley tourist rail plan needs a firm timetable

BICYCLE Network Tasmania says it supports the Derwent Valley Railway’s plans for the region’s railway line but would like to see a project deadline put in place to make sure the asset does not get left unused.

Derwent Valley Council backs rail revival plan for the region

THE Derwent Valley Council will consider leasing disused railway tracks in an effort to resurrect a tourist train in the region.

Tasmanian rail operator at odds over derailment

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".

Train Simulator News

61 stories | Newest story posted 6 months 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

1054 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Newcastle light rail should be extended

NUATALI Nelmes has urged the NSW government to start seriously planning for the extension of light rail in Newcastle, saying it risked missing out on a “one-time opportunity” to extend the line beyond Hunter Street.

Contractors demand more money to compete Sydney’s light rail project

THE contractors building Sydney’s controversial CBD light rail project are after hundreds of millions more in payments to complete the project, threatening delays or a cost blowout.

Tram track work Fitzroy St at St Kilda Station Light Rail

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks on Fitzroy Street, at St Kilda Station Light Rail, St Kilda.

Canberra light rail crews prepare to lay tracks in Gungahlin

Canberra's fledgling light rail is starting to take shape in the northern suburbs, with crews preparing to start laying tracks in the area.

Why Gold Coast light rail was worth it and it's about more than patronage

Gold Coast’s light rail scheme has attracted great interest since the streets of Surfers Paradise were torn up and stations and track were built.

UK

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Three shortlisted for West Coast Partnership franchise

The shortlisted bidders for the West Coast Partnership franchise were announced by the Department for Transport on June 22.

South Eastern franchise bidders announced

The Department for Transport announced the shortlisted bidders for the next South Eastern passenger franchise on June 22.

Bombardier to supply 750 EMU cars for Sth West franchise

FirstGroup and MTR Corp have awarded Bombardier Transportation a £895m contract supply 90 five-car and 10-car Aventra electric multiple-units for the next South Western franchise.

Alliance drops Pendolino plan as paths identified

Open access passenger service promoter Alliance Rail Holdings has dropped plans to procure Alstom Pendolino trainsets for its proposed London Euston – Blackpool North service.

Queen reveals love of trains as she recreates first Royal rail journey, 175 years on

On June 13, 1842, Queen Victoria became the first British monarch to travel by rail, proclaiming the journey "delightful and so quick" despite her nerves.

Victorian Rail News

4546 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Yarraville's gain may be Brooklyn's pain as bans push 7000 trucks further west

For years Yarraville residents campaigned to get trucks off their streets and – with construction of the proposed West Gate Tunnel – they might finally have some success.

Vandalism near Newport causes major train delays on Werribee line

MAJOR delays are expected to continue on the Werribee train line throughout the morning after vandals damaged signals near Newport.

Popular Melbourne pub to close after Metro Rail construction harms beer sales

A POPULAR Swanston St pub will shut its doors next week after losing thousands of dollars in sales from the construction of Melbourne’s Metro rail tunnel.

Escalating industrial action a threat to rail freight services

VICTORIAN rail freight faces more disruption as industrial action threatens to delay interstate services.

Can Elon Musk's 'hyperloop' trains do Sydney to Melbourne in an hour?

If you suffer from a fear of flying or being stuck in endless traffic, then rest easy, Elon Musk may just have a solution.

Western Australian Rail News

871 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Belmont rail hub sets pace in Perth’s eastern suburbs

THIS is the first look at a new train station which it is hoped will kick-start a major regeneration in Perth’s eastern suburbs.

Bridge removal a milestone in waterfront project

​A pedestrian walkway and disused rail line spanning The Plug have been removed to make way for an iconic new bridge that will create a unique connection between the revitalised Koombana Bay foreshore, Koombana North and the CBD.

AvonLink trial services to be cut down

Poor patronage will end the expanded timetable trial of AvonLink regional services in Western Australia, but the McGowan Government will provide funds to keep once-daily return services from Northam and three return services per week to Merredin.

Construction to begin on Perth’s airport rail line

Construction will soon begin on the Perth Airport train station, with commuters able to enjoy the 18-minute trip to the CBD from late 2020.

Rail key to CBH’s record harvest

CBH Group has announced that it broke Western Australia’s shipping record for the month of April, a feat made possible by record rail movements across the state in March.

Yarra Trams

153 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Yarra Trams decision to put substation in heart of St Kilda Junction slammed

A CONTROVERSIAL decision by Yarra Trams to whack a substation in the heart of St Kilda Junction has been slammed as a “threat to pedestrian and cyclist safety”.

Flinders St Temporary Substation Crane Lift

Public Transport Victoria and Yarra Trams will soon install a temporary substation on Flinders Street, opposite Bond Street.

May 2017 performance results

Yarra Trams delivered 98.

Route 58 disruption

Service changes are affecting Route 58 trams due to a collision in Royal Park.

Victoria Parade between Gisborne and Brunswick Sts work

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks on Victoria Parade, between Gisborne Street and Brunswick Street, East Melbourne.

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