AS ASCIANO'S talks with Chinese conglomerate China Merchants over the potential sale of a stake in its Patrick ports business drag on, it's understood some American groups are eyeing parts of the company's freight rail business.
It has been reported on Railpage it appears that an 81 class operated by Pacific National has dipped forward in The Rock Railway Yard and is off the rails while attaching to a branch line grain consist (4x 48 class) from the Boree Creek Branch.
Rocky Condello, Director, Australian Operations for the US based locomotive manufacturer and supplier, National Railway Equipment Company (NRE), is pleased to announce that he has commenced delivery of seven N-ViroMotive locomotives to Australian rail operator Pacific National, an operating division of Asciano Limited, for operation in the BlueScope Port Kembla Steelworks.
THE first train load of local logs bound for China pulled out of Asciano’s Kelso rail terminal yesterday afternoon.
Australia’s leading forestry and logistics service providers are working together on a three-year deal for the export of approximately 175,000 tonnes of timber per annum from the Bathurst region.
Aurizon have today announced their quarterly volumes together with notes and some guidance as to the up coming period.
AURIZON will begin work on its North Coast Line rail upgrade this month.
Freight rail company Aurizon has raised concerns about the Queensland Government's proposal to use dredge spoil for railway embankments at the Abbot Point expansion project.
Rail and locomotive maintenance workers at Mackay have taken a 24 hour protected strike action over the weekend, in protest against an enterprise bargaining agreement proposal by employer Aurizon.
Indian opposition MPs have raised concerns about using state funds to bankroll the Adani Group's Carmichael mine project in western Queensland, which they say is not viable.
THE state government has confirmed that five temporary pedestrian crossings over the now-vacant Newcastle rail line will be opened much sooner than expected, and long before the March 28 state election.
Sydney commuters who found themselves stuck in Monday morning's bus chaos may have a new hero in British IT worker Tom Burridge.
AN anti-rail truncation tent embassy has been erected at the temporary transport interchange at Hamilton train station.
LIKE a giant Meccano set, two vast frameworks of white steel beams are being bolted together in readiness to build the most eye-catching element of Sydney’s North West Rail Link.
THE NSW government is planning to install five new pedestrian crossings across closed off sections of the Newcastle heavy rail corridor, despite a court order preventing it from removing the line.
There were 96 sightings for this week; this is 12 sightings more than last week, making a total of 275 sightings for this year to date.
There were 84 sightings for this week; this is seven sightings more than last week, making a total of 179 sightings for this year to date.
There were 77 sightings for this week; this is 34 sightings more than last week, making a total of 95 sightings for this year to date.
There were 18 sightings for the first three days of this year 2015.
There were 55 sightings for this week; this is 28 sightings less than last week, making a total of 5068 sightings for this year to date.
FINLAND: Four consortia have prequalifed to bid for a contract to build the planned 23·5 km two-line light rail network in Tampere, the city council announced on January 19.
CROATIA: National rail infrastructure manager HŽ Infrastruktura and Vossloh Rail Services have signed a €4·5m framework agreement covering rail measurement, testing, data analysis and machining services.
JORDAN: Aqaba Railway Corp has signed a 10-month contract for King Abdullah II Design & Development Bureau and Jordan Advanced Machining Co to rebuild 35 accident-damaged wagons at a cost of 665 000 dinars.
BELGIUM: A consortium of Bombardier and Alstom has been selected as the sole shortlisted bidder for a framework contract to supply up to 1 000 double-deck coaches at an estimated cost of €1bn, federal Minister of Mobility & Transport Jacqueline Galant told parliament on January 23.
CHINA: MTR Corp has awarded a consortium led by Thales and including Alstom a €330m contract for signalling upgrades on seven metro lines.
On Wednesday, 7 January I caught a Velocity from Melbourne to Bendigo, 2.
Unbelievable shot of this commuter train “BLASTING“ through standing water in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
Q: WHERE HAS ALL THE RAIL FREIGHT GONE?
This week, I'm writing my column on the fast train from Paris to Lyon.
LABOR leader Luke Foley has said he will dump the second harbour rail tunnel to connect the North West Rail line to the Bankstown line if he wins the March state election.
COMPETITION is heating up between councils to secure the first stage of the rail trail - with one mayor anxious that his area might miss out.
A Sydney construction worker has been hit by a falling boulder while working near the entrance to the North West Rail Link tunnel.
Following a competitive tender, Sydney Trains has selected Voestalpine VAE Railway Systems to buy its Bathurst Rail Fabrication Centre track component and rail welding plant.
The first tunnel-boring machine on Sydney's massive North West Rail link has reached the other side.
Hawke's Bay Regional Council will consider alternatives to leasing the Napier-Gisborne railway line, such as re-opening the line's Wairoa-Napier section in a joint venture between KiwiRail and Napier Port.
Kids jumping off a rail bridge are grinding trains to a halt and risking life and limb.
World-leading passenger transport operator, Keolis Downer, and New Zealand’s premium rail operator, KiwiRail, have announced a partnership for the tender to operate and maintain Wellington’s Regional passenger rail services from 2016.
Greater Wellington Regional Council hasfinalised a short-list for the tendering of its new rail contract.
AT YOUR SERVICE, AGAIN: Staff negotiate the tight galley as Christchurch's restaurant tram gets back on track.
A BOLD vision has been unveiled to build a new railway station and tourism precinct in the heart of Alice Springs.
THE “idiotic” annihilation of a four-wheel drive that became stuck on a railway track in Katherine on Sunday morning provides a graphic safety reminder for motorists, according to the boss of the freight company whose 7100-tonne manganese train caused the damage.
A young man has had his new four-wheel drive dragged more than a kilometre by a freight train after trying to cross a track in the Northern Territory.
The resurgence of uranium mining in Queensland is gaining momentum, and talk is growing about the economic opportunity that could provide for ports in neighbouring states and territories.
Supermarket chains are trucking food 1,500 kilometres from Adelaide to Alice Springs after a train derailment caused a shortage of fresh fruit and vegetables in supermarkets across the Northern Territory.
The trend is clear and it's been that way for a while.
The new Victorian Andrews government has lost no time putting its stamp on the future shape of Melbourne, funding the planning stage of the Melbourne Metro Rail tunnel – while fretting about the $9 billion cost.
Labor should put tolls on the level crossings they remove and use the money to help pay for projects such as the metro rail tunnel, one of the state's leading transport thinkers says
Labor’s state election victory in Victoria has fatally undermined Melbourne’s most controversial tunnel, the now-doomed
The United States’ Drug Enforcement Agency is spying on millions of Americans and keeping constant tabs on them as they travel around the country.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will consider allowing the Victorian Government to use money allocated for the East West Link for other major projects.
Digging has stopped on Melbourne's controversial East West Link, but Treasurer Joe Hockey still holds out hope Victoria will build the tunnel project.
The authority that was responsible for the former Napthine government's dumped East West Link road project is to be disbanded.
The Linking Melbourne Authority, the agency that was to oversee the East West Link, has virtually no work to do after the Andrews government dumped the $6.
On Track Models is pleased to announce our next Victorian model will be the Sprinter Railcar.
From the agricultural food producers are increasing their lobbying and advocacy to extend the broad gauge into NSW and to reopen lines that have ben closed to export their agricultural commodities to Asia via Melbourne Port and Geelong as it is more cost effective and time efficient to send their produce to Melbourne and Geelong than Sydney.
The Napthine Government has granted the Mt Alexander Shire $822,000 towards the Walking and Cycling Strategy Implementation (Castlemaine to Newstead Trial) and the Vic Track spokesperson assured that the rest of the rail line between Castlemaine and Newstead wasn't going to be ripped up in the Castlemaine Express.
Peter Ryan the Minister for Regional Development, lacks any credibility with his response to Jacinta Allan’s criticism of the Napthine Government’s changes to zone 1 and 2 in Melbourne.
NBN Chairman Ziggy Switkowski during a media announcement covering new NBN services today.
A document taken from the LNP Government’s website indicating their preference to privatise Queensland Rail through a tendering process.
MORE than 200 people, some in period costumes turned up, at Maryborough West station to welcome the Queensland Rail's heritage steam train as part of Queensland Rail's 150th birthday celebrations.
THE need for an electric passenger rail line to service the region west of Rosewood is a major issue that Lockyer candidate David Neuendorf is pushing hard.
Cannon fired at steam train as it passes through Caboolture to mark 150 years of rail in Queensland
CONSERVATION groups have welcomed Labor's announcement it will end taxpayer support for the controversial Carmichael coal mine and Abbot Point port project.
For the 10 year celebrations a special train will depart Maldon at 2.
From the end of June and the whole of July, 6029 AD60 Garratt will make the southern states home.
Historic trains will be running on parts of the Hunter rail network over the weekend, giving travellers the opportunity to enjoy a nostalgic transport experience.
Be a part of History on board Australia’s first ever LGBTI Train departing Melbourne on the morning of Saturday 15th November.
The Shine the Light on Country Rail was an enormous success with groups being represented from Rail Revival Alliance, Leongatha, North
DB Netz has installed novel noise barriers on the Möhrenbrücke bridge near Treuchtlingen.
The French government has selected industrialist Frédéric Saint-Geours, formerly head of brands at PSA Peugeot Citroën, to lead SNCF’s new supervisory board.
François Lacôte retired last year after an exceptional career in France’s rail industry.
No fewer than 11 senior management appointments were announced by Indian Railways on December 31, including eight to the position of General Manager.
The federal Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan, says she has no doubt a high-speed rail network linking rural towns to major cities will become a reality.
Polar bears and passenger trains on the same web cam.
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What was expected to be a fond farewell of the Hitachi Electric Train was today marred by an attack on the train by vandals near Rushall Railway Station in Melbourne’s inner Northern Suburbs.
Essendon Model Railway Group has launched a model railway webcam which is now online at Railpage.
It has been the most frequently asked question from tourists in the area this summer when is the Zig Zag Railway reopening?
I’m writing to you from Nay Pay Daw, the new capital built from scratch just 10 years ago in a fertile area of rice fields, lakes and rolling hills.
Puffing Billy keeps Australian steam train history alive
“Some travel posters show you what you’ll see,” said Nicholas D.
Model trains have come a long way since your Dad bought you that Hornby ’00’ gauge set for Christmas way back in 1972.
COMMUNITY pride will hopefully prevent vandals from attacking the Bordertown Railway Station after extensive restoration work is complete.
WHYALLA-based miner Arrium’s decision to halve its mining operations in South Australia will lead to the loss of more than 500 jobs, including contractor positions.
The cardboard tickets used for Adelaide public transport will become invalid from the end of this month
A Goolwa resident questioned the presence of two trains spotted on Victor Harbor-Adelaide Road in October.
PASSENGERS on Australias trains, buses and trams are sick to death of terrible public transport.
AN overnight train derailment in the state's North-West sent 10 wagons crashing from the tracks.
A new digital control system to track Tasmania's freight trains to improve safety has been rolled out across the state.
Transport accident investigators have found a train that derailed in the state's south in November was travelling at almost double the advised speed.
Tasmania's West Coast Wilderness Railway will resume its full run from Strahan to Queenstown today for the first time in nearly two years.
TWO southern mayors have banded together to reignite the Northern Suburbs Light Rail proposal.
A truck carrying beer kegs has collided with a tram at Parkville, in Melbourne's inner north, pushing it off the tracks.
Free tram travel in Melbourne's city centre could encourage so many people to jump on board it will lead to serious overcrowding issues, a transport users group and the Greens have warned.
MORE than 10,000 people signed a petition to connect the Gold Coast's $1.
Melbourne's new free tram zone delighted passengers on Friday with tourists saying they could see more of the city in one day and locals using the trams to get around quickly in the summer heat.
Road closures and tram disruptions are continuing to cause headaches for commuters, workers and tourists in Melbourne's CBD.
A former Victorian railways official and prominent historian has been charged with 12 further child sex offences.
A wayward shopping trolley caused delays in both directions on the Sandringham line on Thursday afternoon.
A woman who helped talk down a distressed teenager threatening to jump in front of a train at Caulfield railway station is appalled that dozens of commuters failed to intervene.
COMMUTERS on the Werribee and Williamstown train lines try to get a free ride more than travellers on any other metropolitan train line in Melbourne.
Gisborne train travellers are calling for a review of public transport costs after the latest price hike hit the line.
TIER 3 rail lines can be reopened, but only if Brookfield Rail, CBH and the State Government agree to invest in the infrastructure, says Brookfield Rail's chief executive officer Paul Larsen.
A man had to be cut from wreckage after his car was struck by a train in the Western Australian town of Waroona, about 110km south of Perth, in the early hours of this morning.
After a three-month halt on negotiations, rail freight operator Brookfield Rail and Cooperative Bulk Handling, will return to the task of trying to lock in a 10-year rail access agreement.
The state government has delayed its response to an inquiry into the WA rail freight network until parliament resumes next month.
Transport expert and Curtin University professor Peter Newman has rejected the claim that all future Perth rail lines will need to be built underground because there is not enough land.