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Asciano

83 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
The sad passing of termite a great contributor to our hobby

It with a sad heart that I wish to inform the Railpage community of the passing of one of our members, Tim Gray, @Termite who was well known through the railway community as a top bloke who loved all things railway.

Pacific National cuts 120-plus rail jobs: union

THE Hunter Region is wearing the brunt of big job cuts announced by freight rail company Pacific National.

Recent failures involving coal hoppers on the Ulan line

Recently a pair of wagons, former National Rail wagons, of which 50 were built by China Northern at Qiqihar appear to have been placed in a siding.

QR warns passengers about ignoring train station safety

Queensland Rail is pleading with people not to take risks near railways, releasing a video showing the blatant disregard for safety around trains.

Asciano pays over $8m million to CEO John Mullen

Asciano’s executive remuneration 2016 report revealed that CEO John Mullen will have been paid just over $8.

Asian Rail News

196 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Three Gorges PDL inaugurated

The 247 km Chongqing – Wanzhou Passenger-Dedicated Line serving the Three Gorges area and the Yangtze River Economic Belt was opened for revenue operation on November 28.

Pakistan, China start direct rail and freight service

First cargo train departs from south-western Yunnan province’s capital Kunming for Karachi.

Young designers to the fore

In a bid to encourage better design and attract young talent into the rail sector, Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Qingdao Sifang Corp sponsored an international design competition alongside the second International Workshop on Rail Vehicle Industrial Design which it hosted in the Chinese port city on November 16-18.

Train collision in Iran kills at least 40 passengers, railway workers, state television says

At least 40 people have been killed and 100 injured when two Iranian passenger trains collided at a station about 250 kilometres east of the capital Tehran.

A third rail line to save elephants?

With the 20-km rail stretch between Kanjikode in Palakkad and Madukkarai in Coimbatore turning into a death trap for wild elephants, the demand for a rail line outside the forests parallel to the Coimbatore-Palakkad national highway is gaining momentum.

Aurizon

114 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Aurizon loses major Mt Isa freight contract to PN

ABC Townsville is reporting Aurizon has lost Glencore's Mt Isa freight contract to PN yesterday, resulting in major job losses the length of the Mt Isa line.

Andrew Harding commences as Managing Director and CEO

[center]Aurizon’s new Managing Director & CEO Andrew Harding commenced today.

8.7mtpa coal haulage deal shifts from PN to Aurizon

Rail operator Aurizon has announced an 8.

Aurizon reflects on “challenging” FY16 as volumes drop

Aurizon has reported volume declines across coal, iron ore and freight  in the first quarter of the new financial year, after enduring a tough FY16.

Harding to lead Aurizon

Freight operator Aurizon has appointed Andrew Harding to succeed Lance Hockridge as Managing Director & CEO, with effect from December 1.

Cityrail News

381 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Lightning causes Sydney train delays

Lightning strikes have damaged train equipment in western Sydney and thrown peak hour services off track.

Sydney EMU order to cope with growth

A further build of double-deck EMUs for the Sydney Trains suburban network forms the centrepiece of an A$1·5bn capital investment programme announced by New South Wales Transport Minister Andrew Constance on December 1.

Sydney trains to receive $1.5b boost for services

The New South Wales Government announces $1.

Sydney trains almost all over capacity in morning peak hour, transport data reveals

Sydneysiders may take some small comfort in the fact that it is not just their train route that is overcrowded during the morning peak, almost all of them are, new data has revealed.

Almost all Sydney trains over capacity in peak hour

Sydneysiders may take some small comfort in the fact that it is not just their train route that is overcrowded during the morning peak, almost all of them are, new data reveals.

Gunzelling Reports

614 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 3/12/2016

There were 100 sightings for this week; this is 12 sightings more than last week, making a total of 3675 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 26/11/2016

There were 88 sightings for this week; this is 11 sightings more than last week, making a total of 3575 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 19/11/2016

There were 77 sightings for this week; this is one sighting more than last week, making a total of 3487 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 12/11/2016

There were 76 sightings for this week; this is seven sightings more than last week, making a total of 3410 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 5/11/2016

At last, after a lot of time and effort all my website sightings for 2016 are now up to date after my trip to the UK and Canada.

International Rail News

4036 stories | Newest story posted 13 hours ago
East West Rail heads move to vertical reintegration

On December 6 Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced a series of measures that aim to provide ‘a better service for the passenger’ through closer working between train operators and infrastructure manager Network Rail.

LA's Red Line rail system threat reported to FBI from officials in unidentified foreign country

A "very specific" threat has been called in from a foreign country against Los Angeles' Red Line commuter rail system, US police say.

Remtrak upgrades Idzikowice works

The Remtrak rolling stock maintenance business of passenger operator PKP Intercity held a ceremony on November 29 to mark the completion of a 10m złoty upgrade programme at its Idzikowice works, including the construction of a new paint shop and the extension of the existing maintenance building.

Vossloh acquires Rocla Concrete Tie

As part of a strategy to strengthen its core rail infrastructure business, Vossloh has acquired North American concrete sleeper manufacturer Rocla Concrete Tie, at an estimated cost of US$117m.

Vestfold line goes underground in Holmestrand

A new 14∙3 km alignment between Holm and Nykirke on the Vestfold line entered service on November 28.

Letters to the Editor

153 stories | Newest story posted 18 hours ago
How And Why Rail Was Jump-Started For The 21st Century

“Rail was something for old fat people, and with the Silk Road it's becoming sexy and trendy again,” Karl Gheysen succinctly summed up the revolution that the rail freight transport industry is currently going through in Europe and Asia.

Why public transport has such brightly-coloured seats

“By the time you leave the house in the morning, you’ve engaged with 20 different textiles without even thinking about it”.

Hackers are holding San Francisco’s light-rail system for ransom

San Francisco Municipal Railway riders got an unexpected surprise this weekend after the system’s computerized fare systems were apparently hacked.

Modern approach to wheelset maintenance plan optimisation

‘The wheelset is not a component like any other; it is at the centre of the railway system, its safety and its performance’, writes former SNCF Rolling Stock Director Alain Bullot in his foreword to this treatise on wheelset maintenance.

High-speed railroading

America’s system of rail freight is the world’s best.

Model Railways

14 stories | Newest story posted last month
Model train prices are rising because of pound's devaluation

The pound's recent devaluation after June's Brexit vote has already led to some price rises, and model railways are one business feeling the effects.

Trainorama 830 class 847 review

After what seems an eternity, 

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

The continuing production run of the 48 Class and 830 Class is proceeding smoothly with the next delivery expected in the first quarter of 2016.

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.

Narrow Gauge

47 stories | Newest story posted last month
NQR Revised

Whilst attempting to better cater for massive patronage growth, the need for us to call into service every available item of rolling stock is becoming more the norm than the exception.

Rich In History

One of the benefits of working with Puffing Billy locomotives is the chance to discover the rich industrial heritage that come with them, such as the eccentric strap (above and below) which currently resides on 6A, and yet is clearly marked '5'.

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.

New South Wales Rail News

2345 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Grain project to boost Newcastle agri exports

GrainCorp has done a deal with the New South Wales Government to deliver a $4.

Rail for Rossmore, Bringelly and Badgerys Creek with South West Rail Link extension

FOR western Sydney rail commuters, the next stops will be Rossmore, Bringelly, North Bringelly and Badgerys Creek.

Freight limits imposed after defects found in Hawkesbury River rail bridge

Limits are being imposed on freight trains running over the rail bridge connecting Sydney with the Central Coast and Newcastle, after engineering reports found cracking in the bridge's concrete and "consistent defects" in its steel frame.

Grain train a no-brainer for farming innovator

Australian farmers are hiring their own trains to freight grain and other harvested crops direct to port or to contract buyers to avoid what they say are excessive transport, logistics and marketing costs charged by the big grain companies.

New hopes for northern beaches and Military Rd rail in Sydney Metro plans

COULD this be the answer to the lower north shore’s traffic woes?

New Zealand Rail News

217 stories | Newest story posted 3 weeks ago
Real progress made on ferry and rail operations

KiwiRail’s ferries the Kaitaki and Kaiarahi are now back to over 75% capacity on the Cook Strait and hope to be running full operations by the end of the week.

KiwiRail services suspended after magnitude-7.5 quake

KiwiRail suspended services on Monday after New Zealand was hit by a powerful earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks, with the operator warning customers there could be “extensive damage” to parts of the rail network.

Rail consortium on cards

MOVES are afoot to create a local consortium to run a short-haul rail line between Gisborne and Wairoa, as the future of the 90km line looks like being the main issue East Coast candidates will be fighting over in next year’s general election.

New intermodal terminal opens at Lyttelton

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has a new ‘inland port’ called MidlandPort, located in Rolleston, about 30 kilometres west of Lyttelton.

AT's airport rail link decision 'deeply flawed'

The report which spurred Auckland Transport's decision to rule out heavy rail between the city centre and Auckland Airport is "deeply flawed" advocates say.

Northern Territory Rail News

207 stories | Newest story posted last month
'Jesus loves nachos' graffiti now an icon

ONE of the most well known if imponderable landmarks in the Northern Territory outback town of Katherine is a ancient piece of graffiti on the town’s famous railway bridge.

Red Centre salt mine progresses on back of major supply agreement

A salt mining company has signed an agreement with Indonesian business PT Damarco Internasional to supply 70 per cent of salt produced from its Central Australian mine.

Northern Australia rail project takes important step

A new rail project crossing the Northern Territory and Queensland border has taken another move forward after the governments agreed to progress the Mount Isa to Tennant Creek railway.

Chinese eye Top End rail investment

China's influential National Development and Reform Commission has asked the federal government for a shortlist of priority projects – including rail infrastructure – as part of a big investment push into Northern Australia.

NT Govt to look at rail between Katherine and Kununurra

A feasibility study to investigate the construction of a railway between the town of Katherine, in the Northern Territory, and Kununurra, in Western Australia, will be commissioned by the NT government.

Opinion

71 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
Fears crippled Alcoa plant in Portland may never reopen after power failure

The far-west Victorian city of Portland is in shock after a catastrophic power failure plunged the future of its biggest employer, Alcoa, into jeopardy.

Blackout affects thousands in SA, blamed on supply loss in Victoria

About 200,000 South Australian homes and businesses lost power overnight due to an outage affecting the interconnector from Victoria.

A History of Railway development and design across NSW and Victoria

Bear with me but a little bit of history might be worthwhile here some of which a number of Railpagers are already across.

What now for Old King Coal?

A few months ago, coal seemed to be on the nose – it still is – but with the recent jump in global prices and mothballed mines re-opening, the champagne corks appear to be popping once again in boardrooms around the world, Mark Carter writes.

Asia's High-Speed Rail Rivalry drags in Japan

In the strategic rivalry between Japan and China, high-speed rail contracts are one of the best ways to project power.

Other Transport News

365 stories | Newest story posted last month
Greyhound suspends New England Highway route

CATCHING a coach to Sydney or Brisbane from Tamworth has become a thing of the past after a major company pulled the pin on its New England Highway route.

Portland's plague of potholes has made 'death traps' of the state's worst roads

Every few minutes a giant freight truck, a bus or a car swerves – often across double lines – to avoid smashing its wheels into cracked-up sections of highway or large potholes jagged enough to shatter rims.

Biggest trucks banned from ageing West Gate Bridge

A total ban on the heaviest trucks crossing the West Gate Bridge will start on November 1, forcing more hulking B-Doubles to mix with inner city traffic.

What the hell is going on with Apple and McLaren?

IT’S no secret Apple has been trying to get into the electric self-driving car business.

Press Releases

226 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Qld Adviser appointed to lead Inland Rail consultation

Inland rail is a once in a generation project and the Coalition government is committed to engaging communities along the proposed route as the alignment is finalised.

Infrastructure Australia 15 Yr Plan to guide Infra Policy

The Australian Government has committed to five key initiatives in its response to the IA 15 Year Plan, released today.

Protecting And Improving V/Line

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening public ownership of V/Line, to protect it from any future attempts by the Liberal and National Party to privatise it and run it in to the ground.

Tocumwal Santa's Express

Join us on our next Heritage tour to the Tocumwal Foreshore Markets.

SRHC Special Rail & Rail Trip to Queenscliff

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on a special vintage diesel haul heritage railway tour to Geelong on Saturday 8th October, with an option to travel on to Queenscliff by Coach.

Queensland Rail News

1618 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Queensland Government approves rail line and camp as protesters rally in Melbourne

The $22-billion Carmichael coal and rail project has secured approval for a permanent rail line and a temporary construction camp as hundreds protested against the mine in Melbourne.

Adani's $2 billion rail line closer to federal loan

A rail line that will link Adani's $21 billion Carmichael coal mine to the Abbot Point port is one step closer, after passing its first assessment hurdle for a Federal Government loan.

Motorists hit hard by Qld Rail fail

Queensland's rail crisis has hit motorists hard, with morning commutes on major motorways in the southeast slowing significantly in October.

Queensland Rail knocks back offer of help amid staffing crisis

QUEENSLAND Rail has shunned a lifeline cast by Melbourne’s rail operator to ease its driver shortage calamity by helping speed up the training of hundreds of new recruits.

Aurizon (QLD) freight train hits abandoned car

UPDATE: Trains have now resumed on the Sunshine Coast after a freight train crashed into a car parked on the line, cancelling peak hour services.

Rail Events

95 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
ACCC green-lights Qube’s AAT acquisition

Court-enforceable undertakings from transport and logistics group Qube have satisfied the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that the full takeover of Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT) should proceed.

Victims of Cameroon train crash sue French rail

Victims of a rail crash that killed at least 79 people in Cameroon have filed a lawsuit against train operator Camrail and its French owner Bollore Group, accusing them of negligence and involuntary manslaughter, their lawyer said.

Flinders st station ticket evasion arrest

Kid arrested by thuggish ticket inspectors at Flinders st station in Melbourne.

First train leaves Wodonga's new SCT freight hub at the Logic industrial centre

A NEW chapter in Wodonga’s railway history has unfolded with the first freight train departing the city’s Logic industrial estate.

Breadth of InnoTrans attracts record attendance

Organiser Messe Berlin reports that the 11th InnoTrans trade show held in the German capital on September 20-23 had enjoyed ‘the best set of results in its history’, with record attendances by exhibitors and trade visitors, 149 products making their international debuts and 127 vehicles on display.

Rail News

3361 stories | Newest story posted 15 hours ago
Private funding mooted for high-speed rail line on east coast

Privately funded proposals for a new high-speed rail line on Australia’s east coast should be ­assessed by the government to fast-track the long-stalled project, a bipartisan parliamentary committee has found.

Custom grain auger delivers mainline loading from Hunter farm

The Australian Rail Track Corporation says it has executed its first ‘direct from farm’ mainline train loading event at Milguy in northern New South Wales’ grain belt, thanks to an innovative loading solution.

Huber+Suhner launches five port rail antenna

Huber+Suhner has extended its portfolio of roof-top antennas with the five port Sencity Rail Multiple Input Multiple Output, which is designed to enable rolling stock manufacturers to upgrade vehicles to provide 4G/LTE and wi-fi with minimal effort.

Íñigo de la Serna Hernáiz

Íñigo de la Serna Hernáiz has been named Minister of Development in the new government announced by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on November 3.

Sepura TETRA integrated with Siemens ETCS

Sepura Group business Teltronic has announced the successful completion of integration of its TETRA technology with Siemens’ ETCS Level 2.

Railpage Australia News

115 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Submissions open for December 2016 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

November 2016 photo comp

Congratulations to steamfreak711 who has won the November 2016 photo competition with 11 votes.

Voting open for November 2016 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Tell us about your new ideas for Railpage and vote on existing ones

Australia has an idea database online allowing users to request a feature they would like to see developed on Railpage.

Submissions open for November 2016 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Railway Preservation

23 stories | Newest story posted last month
SRHC Heritage Trian to Tocumwal

Seymour Railway Heritage Centres  “Santa’s Express” Tour to the Tocumwal Foreshore Markets this December will be hauled by Blue and Gold B74 and freshly painted T357.

It's back to the future for Flinders Street Station

Mustard must have seemed the perfect colour for Flinders Street Station in 1980.

Streamliners is celebrating 65 years of diesel locomotives in Australia at the Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre

IT has been a train lover's feast at the Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre over the October long weekend.

Zig Zag gets its locomotive on

THE historic Zig Zag Railway is on its way to reliving its former glory with the first train in more than four years travelling the iconic tracks.

6029 Wollongong shuttles CANCELLED

We are very sorry to report that we have had to cancel the Wollongong Shuttles planned for this weekend and the Nowra Shuttles planned for the 8th and 9th October.

Railway Stories

48 stories | Newest story posted 3 months ago
Moving mail by rail made for fond memories

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

Zig Zag Railway battling adversity to finally get itself back on track

It has been the most frequently asked question from tourists in the area this summer when is the Zig Zag Railway reopening?

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.

South Australian Rail News

542 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Genesee & Wyoming completes Glencore acquisition

Genesee & Wyoming Inc announced on December 1 that its subsidiary Genesee & Wyoming Australia had completed the acquisition of Glencore Rail for A$1·14bn.

Bowmans Rail wins Leigh Creek intermodal deal

The South Australian Government has awarded a $200,000 grant for Bowmans Rail to establish an intermodal terminal just outside of Leigh Creek in central eastern South Australia.

G&W and Macquarie to buy Glencore coal haulage business

Genesee & Wyoming Inc announced on October 20 that it had entered into agreements to acquire mining company Glencore’s Hunter Valley coal haulage business for A$1·14bn.

Work on Outer Harbor rail overpass has started

COMMUTERS will face lengthy traffic disruptions when a crucial part of the $896 million Torrens Rd to Torrens River project is installed in January.

Green power works when there's a daddy to pay

South Australia ran to Canberra for subsidies to protect Arium Steel - which has now been shut down in part because of the state's ruinously juvenile obsession with green power.

Tasmanian Rail News

311 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Tasrail's bottom line 'hit by floods, mining closures'

TasRail's CEO vows an unexpected $5.

Rail enthusiasts urged to jump on board new Footplate Experience on West Coast Wilderness Railway

A NEW West Coast Wilderness Railway trip called Footplate Experience is set to excite enthusiasts far and wide.

Partitioning TasRail an option

A parliamentary committee has recommended the Tasmanian government consider splitting TasRail into two.

North-West rail corridor funding miss

THE rail corridor at the centre of the stoush between Police and Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding and independent MLC Ruth Forrest has failed to get funding.

Steam trains on the right track

THE toot-toot of the West Coast Wilderness Railway’s steam trains is a familiar sound on Tasmania’s West Coast, with trains departing Queenstown and Strahan on half and full-day trips through rugged mountain terrain and dense rainforest year round.

Train Simulator News

58 stories | Newest story posted 5 months ago
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

1014 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago
CBD and South East Light Rail project report shows lengthy travel times and extra costs

TREASURER Gladys Berejiklian has been accused of misleading taxpayers by claiming a $500 million light rail cost blowout was the result of “huge wins” rather than a botched business case when she was transport minister.

2018 Commonwealth Games draft transport plan released

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games organisers urge people to use public transport to ease traffic during the event.

Has the time come for light rail in Hobart

PEOPLE power may be the only way to take a light rail passenger project for Hobart from a popular concept to a concrete, funded proposal, say those supporting the push.

Track renewal work - Swanston and Collins Street - CBD

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks on Swanston Street between Bourke Street and Collins Street.

Croydon tram crash kills at least seven and injures more than 50

At least seven people have been killed and more than 50 taken to hospital after a tram, believed to have been going too fast, crashed in south 

Victorian Rail News

4201 stories | Newest story posted 13 hours ago
Graffiti vandals shoot porno at North Shore Railway Station, Norlane, V/Line ‘appalled’

PERVERTED young graffiti vandals have shot an amateur pornographic film on a public bench at a Geelong train station.

No rush to build airport rail: Vic premier

A long-awaited rail link to Australia's second busiest airport isn't "an unworthy project" but Victoria's premier is in no rush to build it.

V/Line train runs out of fuel, leaving passengers bemused

Commuters were left bemused after their V/Line train service to Bendigo was cancelled due to a fuel issue on Monday night.

Melbourne Aiport begs for rail link, warns Tullamarine Freeway faces gridlock

Motorists will face "untenable" delays on the Tullamarine Freeway in the next 10 years and there must be an urgent plan for an airport rail link to prevent gridlock, the Andrews government has been warned.

Public transport users slugged extra from January 1

PUBLIC transport users will be slugged an extra $80 for an annual adult myki pass from January 1, while daily tickets will cost more than $8 for the first time.

Western Australian Rail News

822 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago
WA think tank says more money needed for public transport

A West Australian think tank says traffic congestion in Perth will worsen unless both major political parties commit to more public transport in key parts of the city.

Dean Nalder wrong to withhold MAX documents

WA's former transport minister ignored the advice of his own department about releasing MAX light rail documents, says the auditor-general.

Perth bus, train commuter numbers falling sharply

PERTH commuters are abandoning buses and trains at an unprecedented rate, which is bad news for motorists already frustrated with congestion on the roads.

Rio’s driverless trains plan back on track

Rio Tinto has signalled that development of its driverless train system is back on track, moving responsibility for completing the AutoHaul project out of its technology division to iron ore boss Chris Salisbury.

Bus and rail user numbers plunge

After patronage dropped to a four-year low in 2015-16, new figures reveal an even more dramatic fall in the first three months of 2016-17.

Yarra Trams

123 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago
Accessibility Week 2016

To coincide with the International Day of People with Disability on Saturday, 3 December, this week is Yarra Trams'

Tram track maintenance - Melville Rd and Dawson Sts

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks on Melville Road, Brunswick West.

Power failure brings trams to a standstill on Swanston Street and St Kilda Road

Melbourne's busiest tram corridor has come to a complete standstill, after a powerline failure at a major CBD intersection forced the suspension of all services along Swanston Street and St Kilda Road.

Acland Street Plaza Revitalised

The first revitalisation of the Acland Street Precinct in over two decades is now finished, delivered in partnership with Public Transport Victoria, Yarra Trams, and the City of Port Phillip.

Track maintenance - Lygon Street, Brunswick East

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are repairing tram tracks on Lygon Street, Brunswick East, between Brunswick Road and Weston Street.

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