Early estimates have placed the cost of the second stage of Canberra's light rail network at between $1.
Live testing of the first Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) between the Mitchell Depot and Gungahlin Town Centre is about to begin with an LRV last week pulled out on to the track in readiness.
Despite all but one of the major targets for Canberra's light rail being missed, the ACT Government is still adamant it will be up and running at some point this year.
People driving down Flemington Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning caught a glimpse of the first light rail vehicle to hit the tracks, ahead of testing with energised wires.
The Australian Government has released the Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities Report and commenced discussions with State Governments on priority actions.
Unipart Rail and Gear Rail signed a partnership agreement at the Africa Rail event in Johannesburg on June 13.
State-owned transport group Transnet officially launched its international subsidiary Transnet International Holdings on May 30.
A United States-based investor, Ameri Metro Incorporation, on Monday declared its readiness to provide $10bn for the construction of speed rails in Nigeria.
China Civil Engineering Construction Corp is to complete the long-planned 1 435 mm gauge railway linking Lagos and Kano, under a U$6·68bn contract signed in Abuja on May 15.
National operator SNTF has introduced a direct passenger service between Alger and the eastern part of the High Plateau line, with the launch of a daily Alger – M’Sila – Batna round trip.
Israel's prime minister has greenlighted work to begin on planned railroad network that will connect the Jewish state to Saudi Arabia, Israeli state-run TV reported on Saturday.
China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC) started on Wednesday the testing of the Mecca Light Rail in Saudi Arabia, in preparation for Hajj pilgrimage in August when millions of pilgrims will head to the holiest city in Islam
A new passenger rail service between Turkey and Iran will begin operations on June 18, Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan said Wednesday.
Participating in InnoTrans 2018 will provide Dubai’s Road & Transport Authority with a great opportunity to meet with railway suppliers and to share know-how regarding rail and other transport systems, believes Mattar Al Tayer, Director General & Chairman of the RTA board.
Etihad Rail has selected Egis to provide project management consultancy services for the ongoing development of the country’s rail network and connections to neighbouring GCC states.
An investigation into a train derailment on the Nullarbor last year has found the tracks failed to restore to the normal position after an east-bound train departed the line two hours prior.
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 of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.
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.
Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.
Thailand will seek bids in the fourth-quarter for a 180 billion baht ($5.
Surveys are underway for four lines that would cost a humongous Rs 2 trn, with the defence ministry footing the bill.
A 54-year-old man leapt to certain death on a Prachuap Khiri Khan railway track early Monday as the Bangkok-Yala train approached.
The Transport Ministry's efforts to integrate a common ticketing system into 2,600 public buses in Bangkok will be delayed for a month, the ministry says.
Rail operator Aurizon’s dispute with the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) over the latter’s draft ruling is threatening up to $2 billion in lost royalties for Queensland over the next four years, according to the Queensland Resources Council (QRC).
Rail operator Aurizon says people who have used its online careers portal since 2009 may have had their personal data accessed by an unknown entity.
The new head of Anglo American’s coal division has attacked the conduct of rail group Aurizon, warning that the monopoly provider’s threat to curb capacity on its crucial Queensland coal rail network would hurt not just the industry but the nation.
THE current schism between monopoly coal freight operator
Aurizon would do well to put an apparent concession on cost recovery by the Queensland competition regulator in an in-tray labelled "careful what you wish for".
On June 25th Blackpool Transport will be launching 18 brand new Palladium buses on routes 3 & 4.
Despite Constance assurances from the State government that only Region 6 Inner West Bus routes are being sold off to Transit Systems and that all other current STA routes will remain in government hands, it now seems that isn’t the case.
Go-Ahead welcomes East Yorkshire Motor Services
TfL is beginning a three-month trial to identify how best to automatically count passengers on buses.
Bus travel is one of the attributes that makes Fiji so unique, with its well-mannered passengers, vibrant colors, festive island music, and windows open wide to let the breeze in.
Four companies have prequalified to submit proposals for the supply of trainsets to replace the fleet which national passenger operator VIA Rail currently uses on the Québec city – Windsor corridor.
Stevedores at the Port of Tacoma recently offloaded an unusual piece of high-and-heavy cargo from the Wallenius Wilhelmsen ro/ro Tiger - a 75-ton, double-decker sightseeing train car for the Rocky Mountaineer rail line.
The company that owns a broken rail line into
The company that owns a broken rail line into Churchill, Man.
Canadian National Railway Company (CN) is set to invest C$210m ($160m) this year to expand and bolster rail infrastructure in the Quebec province.
Commuters on the way home this evening should expect chaos after a incident at Weastmead station this afternoon.
The infrastructure has barely been updated since 1904, delays have soared by 200 per cent since 2012, the rats are reaching bubonic levels, only one in five stations is wheelchair accessible and, after a spate of derailments, tunnel fires and breakdowns, New York's governor Andrew Cuomo has declared the system to be in a "state of emergency".
Crowding on Sydney's trains has worsened significantly in just a year, new figures show, frustrating passengers and placing greater pressure on an aged rail network struggling to cope with a booming population.
HITTING Sydney’s bustling train stations at peak hour can be an overwhelming experience at the best of times, but one man is alleged to have taken advantage of the situation using a creepy “upskirting” technique.
Commuters frustrated by overcrowded trains would be able to find out whether they could secure a seat before boarding their train, following the launch of a new app.
Newag unveiled the first of its next-generation of Impuls electric multiple-units at its factory in Nowy Sącz on June 18.
Private open access passenger operator SagaRail announced on June 20 that it had suspended the Stockholm – Linköping service which it had launched in February.
Iarnród Éireann has awarded Rolls-Royce a contract to rebuild the three MTU PowerPacks fitted to a Class 22000 diesel multiple-unit with ZF’s EcoWorld transmissions, which are designed to be more efficient and quieter in operation.
A contract for the modernisation and electrification of the 23·8 km Zaprešić – Zabok line which is to be incorporated into the Zagreb suburban network was signed by HŽ Infra and Swietelsky on June 12.
Trenitalia signed a 15-year passenger operating contract with the region of Puglia on June 12.
There were 83 sightings for this week; This is 9 sightings less that last week.
There were 92 sightings for this week; This is 2 sightings more that last week.
There were 90 sightings for this week; This is 2 sightings less that last week.
There were 92 sightings for this week; This is 10 sightings less that last week.
There were 102 sightings for this week; This is 7 sightings more that last week.
THE GROUNDSWELL of community concern over the Inland Rail alignment is growing — and here’s the proof.
REGIONAL towns will be better prepared to reap the benefits of inland rail, with a new online tool to help communities take advantage once the line is running.
Cuts to farmers’ supply chain costs as a result of the NSW Government’s investment in 11 major freight rail improvements will only be boosted by Inland Rail, ARTC CEO John Fullerton said today.
Members of the Narromine Rail Action Group held a protest rally to capture the ears of politicians visiting the region last week.
The first of 200,000 sleepers have been delivered to Peak Hill in preparation for the first stage of the Inland Rail project in NSW.
National railway LG is to be restructured with effect from September 1, following government approval last month of proposals drawn up by the Ministry of Transport & Communications.
The new capabilities include cloud support to complement its on-premise offering, software development kits (SDK) to drive device integration for non-native IIoT devices and Android-based devices, and device collaboration and support for Kontron America and MEN Micro USA devices.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced the signing of an agreement with Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure to begin the process towards a planned commercial Hyperloop system.
Israel to inaugurate its first express electric train line this coming March, running from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; 'A major upgrade to public transportation,' boasted Transportation Minister Katz during test drive; despite festivities, many challenges remain to meet deadline.
Trains will cease all operations between Modi’in and Ben Gurion Airport from midnight until Thursday to enable infrastructural work.
Two very different exhibitions, both celebrating the splendours of the Indian subcontinent — from Mughal paintings, to jewellery and elaborate weaponry — both at The Queen’s Gallery.
Lots of people usually alight at my station, even late at night.
One of the joys of London are the alleys with wonderful names, and this is perfect example of one that can be found near Clerkenwell.
One of only four surviving banners that formed part of the Royal Regalia used at the funeral of Oliver Cromwell in November 1658, is to be put up for sale next week.
You might have noticed, if you are in the area, that a large number of banners looking rather odd have gone up in the West End.
Never let it be said that we are unafraid to jump on a bandwagon at Bron Hebog.
I've hit a snag in my effort to complete the transfers on the WHHR / VofR brake van - I don't know what the other side looks like!
Himself is going through one of his odd job phases, and this is one of those tasks that he's been meaning to get around to for years.
One of the things we understood would be crucial when we began building Bron Hebog was that on such a large layout, with a sinuous trackplan with many board joints - both end to end and side to side - was to make sure they were always perfectly aligned.
I've been wondering what to build next now that the big effort for getting ready for Bressingham is out of the way.
Each June, the sounds of trains and family fun emanate from Carillon Park’s Rail Festival.
With a projected completion date of mid-2019, the race is on to get our re-gauged South African NG/G16 class Garratt assembled and tested.
Katanning Miniature Railway Club’s steam locomotive Heidi is in need of a new boiler, and the club is calling on the community to help put Heidi back together again.
Over the past few months, we have been progressing a lot of different tasks, in order to keep the project moving along at a good pace:
The more eagle-eyed reader of Puffing Billy's in-house magazine, 'Narrow Gauge', might have noticed a dramatically photo-shopped representation of Belgrave yard plateau lurking in the centre spread of last September's edition.
The New South Wales government has allocated A$14·4bn towards public transport in its state budget for 2018.
This time in Sydney’s Transport History we are taking a deeper look into the electrification of Sydney’s Railways.
A large mining operator is following the lead of some district quarries by opting for rail over road.
The NSW government's whopping infrastructure spend is set to reach $87 billion over the next four years, according to the state budget.
The New South Wales (NSW) government has announced an investment of around A$880 million in start-of-the-art signalling and control systems for two of Sydney’s commuter rail lines.
Main safety announcements on Auckland train services will, from Monday, be read in both English and Te Reo.
The single rail track through the Whangamarino section of the Hamilton to Auckland rail network can be seen on the left, with Meremere and the Waikato River on the right.
Brass fanfare and a tikanga Māori welcome saw Shane Jones descend on Napier on Wednesday via train.
KiwiRail has signed a $49 million contract with JV Rail (a partnership between Fulton Hogan and John Holland Australia) to replace the overhead line system that supplies power to Metlink trains on Wellington’s Hutt Line, which sees five million commuter journeys every year.
The Government has been talking about getting freight off the country’s roads and onto alternative sea freight and particularly rail freight.
It’s Queenslander against Queenslander in the battle to stop a proposed multi-million-dollar Tennant Creek to Mount Isa rail link.
WITH one week to go until nominations close, a big field is now likely to contest the Katherine Town Council elections.
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.
The Canon 77D cameraI bought a new camera body a while ago - a Canon 77D.
Right now, the writing’s on the wall for Australia’s major cities when it comes to liveability and transport connectivity.
Poor management and penny pinching may ultimately result in it being found out very early in the piece that the standardised Murray Basin Railway will end up with inferior operational flexibility and capability compared to its existing broad gauge counterpart.
The story I'm about to share isn't uncommon.
The PTV Network Development Plan from 2013 includes quadruplification between Burnley and Camberwell on the Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein lines, as part of Stage 4.
Emirates has introduced virtual windows for first class passengers on board its latest aircraft.
Next month will offer a chance to take a trip down the Thames in a steam powered tug.
Time and distance graph for a possible new timetable for Watsons Bay ferryI gave a presentation at the Australian Ferry Society this month on ways to make the Sydney ferry network better connected, load passengers faster and reduce berthing congestion.
Approaching a lock.
Following the completion of the ‘missing link’ on the Yorke and Copper Coast Highways, it is hoped to see a boost in freight productivity.
Pacific National boss Dean Dalla Valle is on a mission to boost rail’s public and policy presence, saying an industry voice has been sorely lacking in a nation facing a surge in population and associated infrastructure challenges.
On Tuesday, February 27 a collision between two freight trains at Oonoomurra, near Cloncurry on the Mount Isa line occured.
Last night at 1910, 7MW2 northbound steel train, headed by four NR class locomotives with 100 vehicles, with about fifteen loaded container wagons ahead of 85 empty steel coil wagons broke apart as the train was passing through Goulburn Station.
COAL rail services to the Port of Newcastle will be disrupted until noon on Monday with a 48-hour strike by hundreds of Pacific National train crew.
Leading rail freight operator Pacific National has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to fund the Inland Rail project.
The Andrews Labor Government’s $600 million Mernda Rail Extension is six months ahead of schedule, with the first test trains to Mernda to be running by the end of September.
There are few places left on earth that are as untouched and wild as the Australian outback, a landscape that has captivated imaginations and attracted thrill-seekers for millennia.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on board a special Heritage Train tour to Tocumwal travelling the “freight only” railway line.
Southern Shorthaul Railroad has recently acquired two new GT46-ACe locomotives from the Downer Group to cater for continuing business growth.
To celebrate 10 years' operation in Parkes, SCT Logistics is focusing on delivering improved levels of freight services from the Parkes region to Port of Sydney by teaming up with DP World Australia to present a joint capabilities initiative.
A quirk in Queensland's title deeds system means a former Brisbane alderman, property developer and auctioneer who died 116 years ago remains the owner of a block of land in Mary Street being resumed for a new underground train station in Brisbane.
CROSS River Rail cannot deliver the promised improvements to Brisbane’s public transport system unless the State Government immediately orders another 50 new trains.
The Tweed team takes a short break to listen to some design and construction advice from Council’s Senior Design Engineer Warren Boyd.
Lachlan Davis set out to become the first person to ride end to end and back again on the South Burnett Rail Trail.
A FEW things have surprised me since I arrived in the Beef Capital late last month.
Trains and Grains, at the La Salle, Manitoba grain elevator.
Deutsche Bahn will be presenting its Ideenzug train interior design concepts at InnoTrans 2018.
June is National Pride Month, recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world
Presented by the Metropolitan Transport Forum and Leader Newspapers.
[color=#000000][size=3][font=Calibri]Despite the wet and greasy conditions at Beecroft, with six big engines on the job SSR’s 5208 tonne grain train no.
US wagon leasing company RGCX announced on June 21 that it had been acquired by Corrum Capital.
The longest grain train in the history of the Australian Rail Track Corporation network was loaded at Crystal Brook this week, the wheat bound for the drought-stricken north-east.
From Girlguiding groups to graduates, Network Rail is working with future engineers to encourage more women in the industry.
Europe: Rail Baltica promoter RB Rail has awarded Atkins a €389 496 contract to identify the ‘optimum’ infrastructure management model.
What happens when an abandoned WW2 under Clapham is used to grow salads, and then gives over some of the space to modern art?
This, as so many of the City of London gardens is the site of former religious worship, but unlike most other gardens, this isn’t the graveyard, but the remains of the church itself.
Following the recent departure of the US Embassy, plans are afoot to revamp the neighbouring Grosvenor Square now that the security paranoia has moved away.
At about 3:30am most weekday mornings, Lovelie is by the roadside near her home in Kenscoff, Haiti, waiting for a vehicle with her produce of carrots and broccoli.
A journey through history on a thousand-mile journey from Vietnam's north to south
Railpage has available for download the new 2018 version of the All Australia Tracks Google Earth overlay.
Railpage is calling for 6 or so volunteers to become core team members of the RP testing team for the new developer software releases.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.
The small band of volunteers are working on three ongoing projects in the Coach Department.
It’s believed board and staff members of the organisation that governs Puffing Billy have been encouraged to hand in their notice or face termination ahead of the release of an Ombudsman’s report.
As promised, this is a follow-up post on the North Shore 1003 caboose display.
It once proudly hauled the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth but for the past five years has sat in disrepair at Goulburn.
It is with great sadness to report that CLP10 will be leaving Australian rails for Mozambique to be stripped for parts and scrapped unless we act now to save this railway icon.
I like to think about the craft of photography more than the mechanics of it.
#GOJETSGOYou know the old saying, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade?
Meet me at LoretteIn a span of about a week in April, I made a point of getting out and photographing trains.
Prairie sunsetIn a span of about a week in April, I made a point of getting out and photographing trains.
CN 2315 meeting CN 2666In a span of about a week in April, I made a point of getting out and photographing trains.
Throughout his travels in regional South Australia, Michael X Savvas finds plenty of good country.
TRAVELLING on peak-hour trains to Adelaide’s north is too dangerous for children and people with disabilities because of severe overcrowding, commuters and a public transport advocacy group warn.
Potatoes, onions, wheat, meat – all the Murraylands' agricultural produce – will be easier to ship interstate and overseas if plans for a freight transfer facility at Monarto come to fruition.
Major re-railing works are now underway in South Australia as part of the $252 million Adelaide to Tarcoola Rail Upgrade Acceleration project with the first Whyalla-made steel rail tracks installed on the route.
Road upgrades and rail projects in South Australia have received $1.
TasRail are urging Tasmanians to be safe around trains after Tasmania Police attended two incidents.
A BRIDGEWATER man who allegedly spray painted graffiti in a rail tunnel north of Hobart at the weekend has been charged.
The federal government has allocated A$59·8m for the Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation ProgrammeAs part of its latest budget, matching a similar commitment from the state.
TASRAIL says it is becoming increasingly concerned by the idiotic acts of trespassers which have the potential to cause derailments and seriously injure or kill freight train drivers.
THE Turnbull Government will pledge $461 million to build a new Bridgewater Bridge as part of a massive package for Tasmanian roads and rail in tomorrow’s Budget.
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.
Škoda Transportation has agreed to deliver 80 modern trams to German transport company Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr (rnv) for more than €250m.
Alstom has secured a contract worth about €100m with transport operator Stadtwerke Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main (VGF), to supply 38 of its Citadis trains to the city of Frankfurt, Germany.
The million-pound development at the East Anglia Transport Museum, based in Carlton Colville, will see the attraction’s current premises almost double in size.
GOLD Coast light rail users are facing their second interruption to services in less than 24 hours, with yet another car straying on to the tracks.
Tried another visit to Rotherham but very little to see other than the shelters beginning to take shape.
Proposals for the development of a ‘world-leading’ railway testing facility in Wales are to be set out by Welsh government Transport Secretary Ken Skates on June 25.
Passengers and staff on Britain’s flagship rail line are waking up to trains run by yet another operator.
Network Rail has opened a competition to design a new footbridge that can be used to improve accessibility at stations and level crossings.
Network Rail is always in the news.
ScotRail has confirmed that its temporary class 365 trains will begin to enter service from late evening on Saturday, 23 June.
Union Pacific is building a new $550 million rail yard in Texas to help sort the growing number of freight cars it is hauling into trains.
An event marking the groundbreaking of the new center in El Campo, Texas, was held June 19, despite heavy rains forcing the event inside.
The South Carolina Ports Authority Board of Directors adopted a 2019 fiscal year financial plan that includes 5% pier container growth, $280.
Union Tank Car Company this summer will begin to expand its railcar repair facility in El Dorado, Kansas.
How can the timing of this sale be explained, since it comes when the prime summer travel season is already in full swing?
Melbourne's proposed airport rail line would be a "game-changer" for the city's west, sparking the creation of a jobs and tourism-led transformation of the suburb of Sunshine, according to the municipality's mayor.
A new high-tech visitor centre in the heart of the CBD will help Victorians learn about the progress and benefits from the Andrews Labor Government’s $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project.
The victims of a convicted child sex offender came second to protecting the reputation of a heritage steam train tourist attraction, the Victorian Ombudsman says.
Ballarat could become the home of single gauge rail maintenance in Western Victoria if passenger services were returned to Horsham and Hamilton, according to a leading train lobby group.
THE Victorian Government says it is committed to deliver the Murray Basin rail project despite claims the venture is in an “absolute mess”.
West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has defended his government’s dealings with controversial Chinese telco Huawei, which was barred from the National Broadband Network and is facing resistance in its push to supply equipment to Australia’s 5G wireless network.
South West MLC Diane Evers is urging the State Government to consider re-opening the Bunbury-Greenbushes rail line as the State prepares for an anticipated lithium boom.
The board of mining giant BHP has approved the $4.
Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN, MRL, the Company) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
A 20-kilometre stretch of the Kalgoorlie railway line may be uprooted in order to make room for an expansion of the Super Pit mine.
Preliminary site works will begin 2 weeks prior to the major works.
Yarra Trams delivered 98.
A tram has been derailed in a collision with a truck at Coburg this morning.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are repairing tram tracks at Moreland Road between Nicholson Street / Holmes Street and Cameron Street.
An accessible tram stop is now open at Balaclava station in Carlisle Street, with the project improving safety and accessibility and creating a more pedestrian-friendly environment.