Outgoing Asciano boss John Mullen has attacked the federal government’s lack of commitment to investing in rail infrastructure and has called on both major parties to fully commit to building the dedicated freight line linking Melbourne and Brisbane, known as inland rail.
Asciano investors have approved the ports and rail group's $9.
Exactly how a Pacific National train carriage derailed at Maryborough Railway Station earlier this week remains a mystery.
The $9 billion carve up of the Asciano logistics business hits a significant hurdle, with the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission raising a broad range of concerns about the deal.
Australia’s largest provider of transport and logistics services, Toll Group (Toll), has reached agreement for leading rail operator Pacific National Rail (PN Rail)
CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport Co announced on June 23 that it had been awarded two contracts for metro cars and two for trams in China.
A trial train carrying containers from the port city of Lianyungang in northeast China arrived at the Container Terminal Herne in the Ruhr region of Germany on June 21.
TAIWAN: The New Taipei City Government Department of Rapid Transit System has signed a turnkey contract for the Sanying Line in New Taipei City.
INDONESIA: Meeting in Moscow on June 7, Russian Railways President Oleg Belozerov and the President of Indonesian Railways Ed Sukimoro signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen co-operation between the two railways.
INDIA: Nagpur Metro Rail Corp has selected a consortium led by Systra and including Aecom, Egis Rail and Rites to act as general consultant for the first phase of the Nagpur metro.
Aurizon has turned to drones and other companies to help repair its rail tracks and trains as it uses technology and industry partnerships to reduce costs.
Aurizon began operations at the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre in western Sydney on May 9.
Aurizon will start operations at the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre (ILC) in Western Sydney from Monday 9 May 2016.
The North Coast Line Queensland is closed at Curra (north of Gympie).
Aurizon will deliver a new phase of cost reductions and efficiencies in its Engineering & Maintenance business through a proposed long-term maintenance and parts supply deal with Progress Rail Services, part of Caterpillar’s global group of companies.
A rail maintenance worker has been struck by a moving train and killed in western Sydney.
The NSW government does not know the strength or carrying capacity of up to 23 per cent of the state's bridges used by trains, a Fairfax Media investigation can reveal.
Sydney commuters are facing massive delays on their way to work thanks to the damage caused by wild storms that smashed the city on the weekend.
THE state’s transport authority says it will not release individual submissions into the Newcastle light rail project.
9NEWS has obtained security video of gangs of thieves targeting vulnerable Sydney commuters.
There were 78 sightings for this week; this is one sighting more than last week, making a total of 1866 sightings for this year to date.
There were 77 sightings for this week; this is six sightings less than last week, making a total of 1788 sightings for this year to date.
There were 83 sightings for this week; this is four sightings less than last week, making a total of 1711 sightings for this year to date.
[color=#000000][size=3][font=Calibri]There were 87 sightings for this week; this is seven sighting more than last week, making a total of 1628 sightings for this year to date.
There were 80 sightings for this week; this is two sighting more than last week, making a total of 1541 sightings for this year to date.
Bombardier Transportation told Railway Gazette it was ‘too early to speculate on potential outcomes/impacts of the UK now having voted to leave the European Union’, after the referendum result was announced on June 24.
CZ Loko has unveiled its first EffiLiner 3000, produced by rebuilding a former SNCB Class 12 locomotive.
The rail industry responds to the British vote in favour of leaving the European Union in the referendum held on June 23.
The British vote in favour of leaving the European Union ‘will not affect the activity of the Channel Tunnel concession’, Groupe Eurotunnel said after the referendum result was announced on June 24.
SERBIA: Kombinovani Prevoz has become the first independent railway operator to launch freight services since the Serbian railway market was liberalised in January.
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway once took precious tea from the foothills of the mountains to the teapots of the world.
MINNEAPOLIS — Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No.
In my youth, I spent many hours sitting on railway stations recording the passing parade of steam trains.
A victim told the court "Whitehead was part of a paedophile ring and had friends in high places.
When rail was king, downtown Los Angeles was home to several grand train depots.
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
Ixion Model Railways Ltd recently announced the acquisition of the rights, design and tools to the Shrike Models HO scale NSWGR C30T 4-6-0 model locomotive from the new owner of those rights.
Hornby’s chief executive, Richard Ames, has quit less than a week after the model railway maker issued a third profit warning in five months and said it risked breaching a lending agreement with its bank.
The restoration of 216 NQR, being run by our Tuesday volunteer team, is progressing well.
What, you may wonder, is the next step in the development of the new Fox bogie?
The boiler was recently removed from the boiler cradle, in order for work on the piping and brake rigging to continue.
216 NQR, in it's current form, was recently deemed to have reached the end of its working life.
The New South Wales government announced on June 20 that it is to provide A$12bn towards the driverless Sydney metro project over the next four years.
Campaigners pushing for changes to train times in the northern suburbs will have the ear of senior Transport for NSW officials on Wednesday.
Australia's largest rail project, the Sydney Metro, will recieve $12 billion in infrastructure funding in Tuesday's NSW budget.
A MASSIVE $20 billion has been pledged to kill off NSW’s crippling traffic congestion in the state Budget, announced today.
Bill Shorten has promised a Labor government would kick in $400 million to build a rail link from north west to south west Sydney, taking in the proposed new airport at Badgerys Creek.
A three day rail adventure to Taranaki from Paekakariki (Wellington) with WWI Memorial steam loco Ab608 "Passchendaele".
NEW ZEALAND: Work officially started on the Auckland City Rail Link on June 2 with a groundbreaking ceremony for the city centre rail tunnel.
Train services in Auckland are slowly returning to normal after a pedestrian was killed when they were struck by a train in Glen Innes this morning.
Infrastructure lobbyists are sceptical a Green Party plan to shift half of New Zealand's freight off trucks and onto rail and boats is achievable.
CentrePort is looking to switch from road to rail, having been accused of losing log freight to Napier Port.
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 Northern Territory Government has committed $1 million to investigate the feasibility of building a rail line from Tennant Creek (NT) to Mt Isa (Qld).
IT’S arguably the closest thing to teleportation that exists on land today.
The implementation of an upcoming multimodal transport route has the potential to shift the power dynamics in global freight.
Sydney Trains has removed paid election advertising for the Greens from rail carriages, drawing accusations of political censorship.
The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum regrets to inform our loyal passengers that we have been forced to cancel all trips to LaCrosse for the foreseeable future.
Coal India – which produces about 80 per cent of coal mined in India – has confirmed growing mountains of coal stockpiled at mines and power stations has led to several mines temporarily halting production.
Almost 2000 trucks a day use Rosanna Road - and the road's nature strip is littered with their wing mirrors.
A distress signal was issued "in the vicinity" of where the missing EgyptAir flight MS 804 disappeared while travelling from Paris to Cairo above the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday.
A decade-long roads building binge has squandered much of the money on pork-barrelling in Australia's marginal regional electorates while cities have been a secondary priority.
SkyBus fares between Melbourne Airport and the CBD will rise on Wednesday, extending the margin by which Melbourne has Australia's priciest city-to-airport public transport, even as major roadworks make the journey more time consuming.
The health of more than 1600 students at Strathmore Secondary College may be at risk from the CityLink-Tulla Widening project in what experts call a "failure of duty of care".
'Candidates urged to back rail's return', The Great Southern Star, Wednesday the 15th of June 2016, Page 14
Infrastructure Australia's Inland Rail Link from Melbourne through NSW to Brisbane is going to be declared an economic zone from border to border to benefit Regional Centres and Country towns along the rail corridor.
The State Transport Minister has failed to listen to regional communities in the formulation of the Regional Network Development Plan according to the Rail Revival Alliance.
Regional Victorians will get more trains, better bus services, new connections and upgraded stations to get where they need to go quickly, reliably and safely.
[justify]The Seymour Railway Heritage Railway invites you on a Heritage Train tour to the Echuca Steam Rally travelling in historic comfort on 11th June!
CASHED-up superannuation funds and overseas investors will be targeted to ensure the state’s “top infrastructure” priority Cross River Rail is built.
THOUSANDS of people travel behind them every day, but what exactly does a train driver do?
A southern Queensland meat processor says it is on track to make the switch from road to rail freight.
It will cost about $5.
The Queensland State Budget was handed down this week containing mostly ongoing projects from last year, although the North Coast Line crossing loop extension program is in there, and the Toowoomba Range capacity and tunnel improvements are there again.
A CSX official says a freight train has derailed in a tunnel in Baltimore, but no injuries or leaks have been reported.
A range of services are available to help InnoTrans 2016 exhibitors and trade visitors with travel arrangements and accommodation, including special rates offered by Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa.
Prioritising planned developments in the 1 520 mm gauge area and co-ordinating efforts to create a better environment for Eurasian rail customers are the main themes of the XI International Rail Business Forum 1520 Strategic Partnership, which is being held in Sochi on June 1–3.
A Metro Trains worker who derailed a train that had been parked at the Hurstbridge railway station - in an incident that caused more than $2.
The world's longest tunnel officially opens in Switzerland with the trailblazing rail passage under the Swiss Alps aiming to ease transit through the heart of Europe.
Australia: ARTC has awarded the technical and engineering advisory services contract for the Inland Rail project to a joint venture of SMEC and Arup.
The signing of a framework agreement for 52 Traxx locomotives was announced by leasing company Akiem and Bombardier Transportation on June 22.
Visitors to InnoTrans 2016 will be able to discover the latest products, innovations and world premieres on daily guided tours of the Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction sectors of the exhibition.
Siemens has developed a frequency-selective coating for train windows which is to improve onboard mobile reception by enabling better transmission of radio waves of certain frequencies
Panasonic Europe has acquired transport telecoms integrator Alan Dick Communications, including the IPS, AIB, and Rail Order brands.
Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.
We have an opportunity to negotiate access and subsequent commissioning of two or three railcams at Port Augusta.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Railpage is delighted to announce the completion of our latest railcam installation at Mount Lofty Railway Station located in the Adelaide Hills.
After many years in storage, authentic 1890s passenger carriages are now back on the rails on the Victorian Goldfields Railway
Thousands of Canberrans are expected to converge on the ACT's heritage railway museum from this Friday for one of the most ambitious
ONE of Australia’s largest volunteer projects is bringing rail back to the Yarra Ranges.
A rail project to revive the old days of steam engines and diesel locomotives is underway in Western Australia's Wheatbelt.
KANIVA welcomed 150 rail enthusiasts to the town on Saturday.
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.
After proposing a fast passenger rail linking Adelaide with Victor Harbor, Richard Blandy and Edwin Michell say there is also a strong case for a service linking the state’s capital with the struggling Iron Triangle towns of Whyalla, Port Augusta and Port Pirie.
PEOPLE continue to climb between the carriages of idling freight trains at a Mile End pedestrian crossing, despite warnings it will be permanently closed if the dangerous behaviour continues.
Rail enthusiasts have urged the South Australian Government to rethink scrapping dozens of decades-old railcars, warning there was not enough capacity in Adelaide's rail network should the electrified Seaford line fail.
Forget the pipe dream of a superfast train connecting the eastern capitals - fast regional rail makes a lot of economic sense in a state like South Australia.
MINERAL exploration company Archer has taken a big step towards expanding infrastructure at the Leigh Creek mine site to extract magnesite from the area.
Heavy truck traffic has increased on northern Tasmanian roads, as TasRail continues to repair rail lines more than 10 days after they were damaged by flooding, the state's freight council says.
Rene Hidding, state infrastructure minister, has visited the severely damaged Kimberley rail bridge with TasRail CEO Damian White.
TasRail said the children saw the inspector approaching and quickly pulled the person on the ladder up and then fled.
THE decision by Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding to rule out light rail for the northern suburbs corridor as unviable economically is based on previous feasibility studies reviewed by Infrastructure chief executive Alan Garcia.
Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has pressed the need to restore passenger rail in the greater Hobart area.
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.
This collection includes highly detailed BR 7MT locomotives in six variants, with black and green liveries in clean, intermediate and heavily weathered conditions.
Dekosoft Trains announces its latest release: BNSF Mainline Power.
Born of the 1960s, Union Pacific’s “35 Trio” – the Electro-Motive GP35, DD35, and DD35A – are now ready for Train Simulator service
In a vote on June 22, East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved funding for the TramLinkBR project.
As leader of the consortium undertaking civil works, Sacyr Construcción has announced the start of tunnelling on the underground portion of the first section of Line 3 of the light rail network in Guadalajara.
Treasurer Mike Nahan defends the Government's decision to axe the MAX Light Rail project, blaming escalating costs for making it unviable.
Powers to extend the Midland Metro light rail line in Wolverhampton were granted on June 21 by Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin.
Plans to build a light rail link to Perth's northern suburbs have been abandoned, the West Australian Government confirms.
A police incident has ended at Southern Cross Station, but commuters face major residual delays for the afternoon peak.
KYLIE Minogue’s stage props and a piano that the Beatles played on are among special items that could be exhibited at a Melbourne-based Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
HORSHAM Rural City councillors have criticised a regional transport report, accusing it of leaving out the Wimmera.
A BID to derail the contentious sky rail proposal has failed in the Victorian Parliament’s Upper House.
Tuesday, June 21 of 2016 marked the one-year anniversary of the much-maligned Regional Rail Link.
Western Australia's Public Transport Authority has awarded the EDI Rail Bombardier Transportation joint venture a contract to supply an additional 10 B-Series three-car electric multiple-units for use on Perth commuter services.
The Barnett Government is giving no indication if it will commit to major new transport projects at the next state election.
Creating the world's largest moving robots to transport iron ore across the vast Australian Outback is proving more complex and time-consuming than expected for Rio Tinto Group, fueling doubts the technology can deliver promised returns as major rivals defer similar investments.
A PROPOSED rail link to Kununurra could be the catalyst for Katherine to triple its population, according to Minister for Infrastructure Peter Chandler.
Almost eight years after promising to create an integrated transport plan for Perth, Western Australia's Transport Minister Dean Nalder says he hopes to release the plan for public comment as soon as possible.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks at the intersection of Flemington Road and Abbotsford Street in North Melbourne.
Yarra Trams has today celebrated the first anniversary of Tram Hub, our 'depot for people'.
Yarra Trams is trialling the use of beacon technology as a potential tool to help plan future tram services.
Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria (PTV) will be carrying out finishing works on Collins Street and Gurners Lane as part of the completion of the level access tram stop on the corner of William Street.
Yarra Trams' service delivery in May was fairly consistent with the same time last year, with 98.