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Asciano

75 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Asciano buyout gets ACCC clearance

The competition watchdog says it will not stand in the way of ports and transport operator Asciano being bought out by a global consortium, nor will it block Metcash's possible Home Hardware takeover.

No Place Like Alice

Hidden away in the heart of Alice Springs railyard, the small Pacific National site seems pretty unassuming.

Port Pirie Transformation a success

In May 2014 Nyrstar (an integrated metals and mining business) reached an agreement with the South Australia Government and Federal Government to invest AUD 563 million to 

Spotlight on Kalgoorlie – astonishing innovation in the Nullabor

Our Western Australia sites are geographically far removed from their eastern counterparts, but the dedication, achievements and commitment of our people at these sites is changing the way Pacific National does business.

Pacific National orders PowerHaul locos

Pacific National has awarded UGL contracts with a totalling A$594m for the supply and maintenance of locomotives, including the first order for the 1067 mm gauge version of GE’s PowerHaul family.

Asian Rail News

95 stories | Newest story posted 13 hours ago
Bangkok projects approved

The government approved the construction of two lines in Bangkok on July 26, to be built under the management of State Railways of Thailand.

KL – Singapore high speed line adviser appointed

MALAYSIA: The Ministry of Finance’s high speed rail project delivery company MyHSR Corp has appointed CH2M as its technical adviser for the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore line.

Beijing metro installs ultracapacitor energy storage

CHINA: Maxwell Technologies announced on July 27 that it had installed wayside energy storage ultracapacitors on the Beijing metro.

Singapore to pilot account-based ticketing

Land Transport Authority and Mastercard have signed a partnership agreement for the launch of account-based metro and bus ticket payment by the end of this year.

Three Chinese metro plans approved

The National Development & Reform Commission has approved metro plans in three cities.

Aurizon

101 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Aurizon writes down Aquilaand cuts 300+ jobs

RAIL operator Aurizon is axing more than 300 jobs and writing off the last $73 million of value from a takeover two years ago of Western Australia resources company Aquila.

Drones dive down on Aurizon tracks as rail group takes to technology

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 opens Enfield intermodal terminal

Aurizon began operations at the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre in western Sydney on May 9.

Aurizon eyes intermodal growth with Enfield opening

Aurizon will start operations at the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre (ILC) in Western Sydney from Monday 9 May 2016.

A freight train leaking gas has closed the North Coast Rail Line in Queensland at Curra

The North Coast Line Queensland is closed at Curra (north of Gympie).

Cityrail News

335 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Woman, 21, who saw baby boy attacked on a train at Woy Woy reveals her identity on Facebook

A YOUNG woman who allegedly witnessed a baby boy being assaulted on a train last night has outed herself on Facebook, saying she didn’t directly intervene in fear for her safety.

Scott brothers retire after almost a century of railway service

Between them brothers Peter and Albert Scott have clocked up close to a century of working for the State’s rail system and this year they both retire.

Man arrested after baby, 10 months, assaulted on Central Coast train

A MAN charged with hitting a baby boy with a mobile phone and pricking him with a safety pin on a Central Coast train was on parole for six previous assaults, a court has heard.

Sydney Trains selects Quintiq solution

Sydney Trains has selected a customer-centric planning solution from Quintiq to implement a dynamic timetabling system in its new Rail Operations Centre (ROC).

Report Criticises Handling Of Repairs To Rail Bridge

Shadow Minister for the Central Coast Mr David Harris MP, and Member for Gosford, Ms Kathy Smith MP, criticised the Baird Government for its handling of the repairs to the Hawkesbury River Rail Bridge, in a media statement released on June 6.

Gunzelling Reports

599 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
SSR showcases C Class power through Sydney last evening

SSR have finally put four of their recently acquired c class locos together on the one train.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 23/7/2016

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Gheringhap Sightings w/e 16/7/2016

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Gheringhap Sightings w/e 9/7/2016

There were 80 sightings for this week; this is six sightings less than last week, making a total of 2032 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 2/7/2016

There were 86 sightings for this week; this is eight sightings more than last week, making a total of 1952 sightings for this year to date.

International Rail News

3637 stories | Newest story posted 4 hours ago
Akiem orders 44 locomotives

FRANCE: Vossloh Locomotives announced the signing of a €140m contract to supply leasing company Akiem with 44 Type DE18 diesel-electric locomotives on July 29.

Crossrail Elizabeth Line trainset unveiled

UK: The first of 66 electric multiple-units for the Crossrail project was unveiled by Transport for London at Bombardier’s Derby factory on July 29.

Dnipro metro extension contract signed

Mayor of Dnipro Borys Filatov signed a €224m contract on July 28 with Turkish construction company Limak for the construction of a 4 km extension of the city’s metro line.

Class 88 UKDual electro-diesel locomotive unveiled

Direct Rail Services has officially unveiled one of the 10 Class 88 UKDual electro-diesel locomotives which it ordered from Vossloh España (subsequently acquired by Stadler) in September 2013,.

Greece makes another attempt to privatise business

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund has re-launched the process to privatise Hellenic Company for Rolling Stock Maintenance (EESSTY).

Letters to the Editor

130 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly NSW Transport

There is much in the infrastructure projects being undertaken by the NSW Government.

Blackburn Road Level Crossing Removal taking shape

Level crossing removal works at Blackburn road are taking further shape with works underway all weekend including closure of the crossing.

Lee Wesley Gibson, believed to be oldest surviving Pullman porter, dies at 106

Lee Wesley Gibson, believed to have been the oldest living Pullman porter, died as he lived — calm, quiet and in control — sitting in a chair at home Saturday with family members at his side.

'Rail loop proposal', Pakenham Gazette, Tuesday the 28th of June, 2016

A PROPOSED circular train route connecting Pakenham to its largest nearby townships, including Cranbourne and Dandenong, has been put to McMillan candidates ahead of the election as a long-term “solution” to divert traffic off the Monash Freeway.

The Himalayan tea train that's running out of steam

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway once took precious tea from the foothills of the mountains to the teapots of the world.

Model Railways

13 stories | Newest story posted 4 months ago
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.

Response to Austrains' announcement of a C30 tank and C30T

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

Statement from Ixion Model Railways Ltd

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 boss quits after third profit warning in five months

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.

Narrow Gauge

45 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
D21 - The Return Journey

When D21, the trusty Belgrave yard shunter, came in for its last exam,  it was deemed time to re-tyre the wheelsets based on the level of wear  and how close they were to the condemning limit.

Ashpans & Exams

Sparks!

216 NQR - Part 2

The restoration of 216 NQR, being run by our Tuesday volunteer team, is progressing well.

Bogie in Brief

What, you may wonder, is the next step in the development of the new Fox bogie?

Garratt Goings-on

The boiler was recently removed from the boiler cradle, in order for work on the piping and brake rigging to continue.

New South Wales Rail News

2303 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Parramatta parcel lockers take pain out of delivery

COMMUTERS will be able to pick up parcels after hopping off the train in trendy Western Sydney — which has been revealed as one of NSW’s fashion shopping capitals.

Rail staff box ‘collector’ escapes a conviction

Geoffrey Paul Riley admitted in Tamworth Local Court to three counts of breaking into a building and stealing rail staff boxes after he was charged by police from the Tamworth Target Action Group (TAG).

Rail transport key to growing economy in Central West

HAVING spent the past two years chairing Centroc the region’s transport constraints are top of mind as I review the top-shelf work undertaken by our engineers in ensuring our roads are certified to allow heavy loads across the council-owned local road network.

Newcastle: Council says rezoning a long process

EVEN straightforward rezonings take up to a year to conclude, Newcastle City Council has said in response to the state government’s application to rezone the rail corridor east of Worth Place.

Trains start rolling: Freight hub underway

TIMBER operations have officially started at Chicago Freight Car Leasing (CFCL) in Braidwood Rd, with shipping containers loaded with radiata and eucalypt logs.

New Zealand Rail News

208 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
KiwiRail to order more Chinese locomotives

THE board of KiwiRail has approved the acquisition of 15 additional DL class locomotives from CRRC Corporation subsidiary Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock for delivery in 2018, despite ongoing issues with asbestos contamination with the fleet of 48 units already delivered to New Zealand.

Transdev takes over in Wellington

The Transdev Wellington joint venture of Transdev and Hyundai Rotem has taken over the operation of the capital’s suburban rail network from KiwiRail with effect from July 3.

Auckland Airport rail dumped

A commuter rail link to Auckland Airport - which could slash travel times to the international gateway - has been dumped in favour of trams or buses.

All aboard the Taranaki Extravaganza

A three day rail adventure to Taranaki from Paekakariki (Wellington) with WWI Memorial steam loco Ab608 "Passchendaele".

Auckland City Rail Link breaks ground

NEW ZEALAND: Work officially started on the Auckland City Rail Link on June 2 with a groundbreaking ceremony for the city centre rail tunnel.

Northern Territory Rail News

206 stories | Newest story posted 5 months ago
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.

Northern Territory Government to spend $1m exploring feasibility of Tennant Creek to Mt Isa rail project

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).

Opinion

54 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Murray Basin Project contribution to Port of Melbourne competitiveness

Victorian agriculture minister Jaala Pulford says port competitiveness was a key factor in deciding to invest in the upgrade of the rail network in north-western Victoria.

‘Pokemon Go’ fans told to stay off rail tracks

Europe's "Pokemon Go" fanatics have been warned against hunting for the creatures in locations including rail tracks and hospital emergency rooms and — just in case their hunts cause an accident — offered insurance.

Why high speed trains are the best way to travel

IT’S arguably the closest thing to teleportation that exists on land today.

Can the Trans-Caspian Route deliver the next freight revolution?

The implementation of an upcoming multimodal transport route has the potential to shift the power dynamics in global freight.

Other Transport News

356 stories | Newest story posted 3 weeks ago
Speeding trucks to be grounded on the spot in push for tough new road safety law

Any large heavy vehicle caught driving 15km/h or more above the speed limit would be forced off the road on the spot under tough new laws proposed to take on rogue trucking operators who purposely speed to stay in business.

Is Rosanna Road Melbourne's most dangerous?

Almost 2000 trucks a day use Rosanna Road - and the road's nature strip is littered with their wing mirrors.

EgyptAir flight MS804 disappears from radar on flight from Paris to Cairo

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.

Roads to nowhere: record infrastructure spending wasted on pork barrelling

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 hit new high as company jacks up price of ticket to Melbourne Airport

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.

Press Releases

220 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
South & West Gippsland Transport Meeting with the Rail, Tram & Bus Union

The South & West Gippsland Transport Group will be meeting with the Rail, Tram & Bus Union on Monday the 15th of August.

Candidates urged to back rail's return to South Gippsland

'Candidates urged to back rail's return', The Great Southern Star, Wednesday the 15th of June 2016, Page 14

Intelligence and Competence Eludes Infrastructure Victoria

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.

Response to the Victoria's Regional Network Plan

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.

Victorian Regional Network Development Plan announced

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.

Queensland Rail News

1544 stories | Newest story posted 4 hours ago
Coal train derails, blocks rail line east of Toowoomba

A recovery mission is under way to clear a rail line after a train derailed east of Toowoomba.

Rail subsidised by $4,000 a trip, prompting overhaul call

An outback tourism body calls for an overhaul of two rural passenger rail services, with figures revealing taxpayers are forking out $30 million a year to keep them running.

Nearly 300 koalas died near Qld rail works

More than 280 koalas died during the construction of Brisbane's troubled Moreton Bay Rail Link.

State accused of being all talk on Townsville

THE State Government is “all talk and no action” over a plan to develop a new rail access into Townsville’s port, according to LNP infrastructure spokeswoman Deb Frecklington.

Calls to scrap the M1 Motorway Project in Queensland

Rail Back On Track administer Rober Dow has called for M1 funding to be scrapped and instead directed toward railway infrasturture.

Rail Events

84 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Looking back on a key south-east Queensland rail project

One of the key milestones of the 1980s Bjelke-Petersen Government's south-east Queensland's public transport infrastructure program marks 30 years today.

X31 50th Birthday Tour (Seymour - Traralgon)

The Seymour Railway Heritage Railway invites you to celebrate 50 years of service of the Blue and Gold X31 diesel locomotive with a day tour to the beautiful town of Traralgon via Southern Cross.

Freight train derails in Baltimore tunnel

A CSX official says a freight train has derailed in a tunnel in Baltimore, but no injuries or leaks have been reported.

Getting to InnoTrans 2016

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.

Eurasian rail priorities discussed at 1520 Forum

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.

Rail News

3217 stories | Newest story posted 4 hours ago
World rail infrastructure market July 2016

China: China Railway Construction Corp has been awarded a 23·2bn yuan contract to build a railway between Shizuishan and Guyuan.

Infrastructure and track maintenance at InnoTrans 2016

With several hundred exhibitors spread over seven halls, the Railway Infrastructure segment at this year's InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin is set to be larger than ever.

Number of people injured because they are distracted by their phones skyrockets

Sydney commuters have been warned to remain vigilant when using their mobile phones around public transport as the number of 'slips, trips and falls' skyrocket.

ContiTech buys Australian spring manufacturer

Continental subsidiary ContiTech announced its acquisition of Sydney-based rubber and steel moulded composite air spring maker Vulcanite on July 27.

Vossloh focuses on whole-life infrastructure savings

With Vossloh’s portfolio more weighted towards infrastructure following the sale of its Valencia-based rolling stock business to Stadler Rail, the company will be showcasing a range of technologies at InnoTrans aimed at addressing multiple macro-level challenges including urbanisation, capacity constraints and environmental impact.

Railpage Australia News

100 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Voting open for July 2016 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Submissions open for July 2016 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

June 2016 photo comp

Congratulations to michaelgreenhill who has won the June 2016 photo competition with 12 votes.

Voting open for June 2016 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Railcams Installation at Port Augusta in South Australia

We have an opportunity to negotiate access and subsequent commissioning of two or three railcams at Port Augusta.

Railway Preservation

16 stories | Newest story posted 3 months ago
Victorian Colonial Express

After many years in storage, authentic 1890s passenger carriages are now back on the rails on the Victorian Goldfields Railway

Heritage rail society is back on track

Thousands of Canberrans are expected to converge on the ACT's heritage railway museum from this Friday for one of the most ambitious 

Volunteers returning rail to the Yarra Valley

ONE of Australia’s largest volunteer projects is bringing rail back to the Yarra Ranges.

Heritage railway steams ahead in WA's Wheatbelt after years of delay

A rail project to revive the old days of steam engines and diesel locomotives is underway in Western Australia's Wheatbelt.

Kaniva welcomes vintage rail enthusiasts

KANIVA welcomed 150 rail enthusiasts to the town on Saturday.

Railway Stories

47 stories | Newest story posted last year
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?

Hello everyone from the wilds of Central Burma!

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

Puffing Billy keeps Australian steam train history alive

Art That Makes You Wish You Were There

“Some travel posters show you what you’ll see,” said Nicholas D.

Is This The Most Amazing Model Railway Ever Made? All 9 MILES of it!

Model trains have come a long way since your Dad bought you that Hornby ’00’ gauge set for Christmas way back in 1972.

South Australian Rail News

526 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Go-ahead for Adelaide grade separation project

AFTER several years of delays, the state government of South Australia has invited expressions of interest for a $A 238m ($US 182m) jointly-funded state and federal project to separate freight and commuter rail lines at Torrens Junction in the Adelaide Parklands.

Mine reopening a win for G&W

Sydney Morning Herald report that the Roper River mine in the Northern Territory could be reopened is good news for Genesee & Wyoming.

Coalition's promise to fix Oaklands rail crossing 'not enough'

The Coalition's promise to help ease congestion at the Oaklands rail crossing in Adelaide's south-west falls well short of the funding required, the State Government has said.

Fast-track solution to put Iron Triangle back on the rails

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.

Pedestrians play chicken at Mile End crossing

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.

Tasmanian Rail News

298 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Driver blamed for freight train derailment

Speed and mishandling are blamed for a freight train derailment north of Hobart in 2014 in a new report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

TasRail repairs complete: all lines reopened

TasRail has completed its flood track maintenance and repair backlog, with trains returning to the Western Line and the bridge at Kimberley returning to service.

Busy rail freight line reopens after Tasmanian floods

Tasmania's busiest freight rail corridor is back up and running as TasRail completes long-awaited repairs to the flood-damaged Kimberley Bridge.

Busy rail freight line to reopen after Tasmanian floods

Tasmania's busiest freight rail corridor will be back up and running today, as TasRail completes the long-awaited repairs to the flood-damaged Kimberley Bridge.

Flood-damaged key rail line weeks away from repair

Tasmanian rail operator TasRail says it could be another month before the flood-damaged Western freight line can be re-opened.

Train Simulator News

58 stories | Newest story posted last month
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.

BR 7MT Advanced Released for TS2016

This collection includes highly detailed BR 7MT locomotives in six variants, with black and green liveries in clean, intermediate and heavily weathered conditions.

BNSF Mainline Power Now Available

Dekosoft Trains announces its latest release: BNSF Mainline Power.

1960s Diesel Super Power!

Born of the 1960s, Union Pacific’s “35 Trio” – the Electro-Motive GP35, DD35, and DD35A – are now ready for Train Simulator service

Tram and Light Rail News

947 stories | Newest story posted 4 hours ago
CRRC wins Hong Kong light rail vehicle order

MTR Corp has awarded a HK$745m contract to CRRC Nanjing Puzhen for the supply of 40 light rail vehicles.

Kraków completes ex-Wien light rail vehicle rebuild

POLAND: City transport authority MPK Kraków marked the completion of the conversion of ex-Wien Line U6 light rail vehicles into street-running trams on July 15.

Stadler selected for St Petersburg fast tram order

St Petersburg fast tram concessionaire Transportnaya Koncessionnaya Kompanya has selected Stadler as preferred bidder to supply 23 three-section bidirectional Metelica trams.

București tram funds allocated

ROMANIA: An amendment to the București city budget for 2016 has allocated €7·3m to transport authority RATB.

Brno takes delivery of new trams

CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has delivered the first two Elektra trams to Brno, with the remaining 18 to come by the end of the year.

Victorian Rail News

4044 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Trench or sky rail for Alphington?

Leafy Alphington is the latest Melbourne suburb that could see a new rail bridge soar across a main road and above homes as part of the state government's $5-$6 billion level crossing removal program.

Most complained-about toilets on Melbourne train network get welcome revamp

Public transport authorities have thanked Melbourne's train commuters for "holding on" while the main toilets at the city's iconic Flinders Street Station underwent an extensive revamp.

Light at end of the tunnel as level crossing works ramp up at Bentleigh, Ormond and McKinnon

ENOUGH earth to fill the bottom two tiers of the MCG will be dug out from under the McKinnon, Bentleigh and Ormond level crossings as intensive excavating work begins later this month.

High-rises plans for suburban stations to help fund level crossing removals

The state government plans to build a residential tower up to 13 storeys high above the Frankston railway line in Melbourne's south-east to help pay for its level crossing removals, in a strategy it wants to replicate across Melbourne.

More country rail crossings to get safety boost after V/Line smash

Fourteen more unprotected rail crossings in country Victoria will get a safety boost by April, in efforts to avoid another serious crash involving a train and road vehicle.

Western Australian Rail News

801 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Long-awaited Perth transport plan unveiled

The West Australian Government releases its highly anticipated long-term transport blueprint, unveiling plans for a series of roads and train lines it wants built over more than four decades.

Richard Mann tipped to become WA's new transport chief

The bureaucrat heading up the West Australian State Government's asset sales program and major projects, Richard Mann, is widely tipped to become WA's new transport chief.

More EMUs for Perth

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.

WA Premier refuses to elaborate on transport plans

The Barnett Government is giving no indication if it will commit to major new transport projects at the next state election.

Delay of world's biggest robot dims zeal to automate mine trains

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.

Yarra Trams

106 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Carlisle and Chapel Street, Balaclava civil works

Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria (PTV) are upgrading the tram power supply located near Carlisle Street and Chapel Street, Balaclava.

Accessibility update - Q2 2016

Stop upgrades planned for the network.

Acland Street Upgrade

For further information or to access the latest Works Update visit the Acland Street Upgrade Project page on the City of Port Phillip website.

June 2016 performance results

Yarra Trams' service delivery in June was slightly lower than the same time last year, with 98.

Flemington Road track renewal

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.

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