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The board of Asciano has unanimously recommended that shareholders accept Brookfield Infrastructure’s offer to acquire its entire issued capital, in a deal which gives the rail and port group an implied enterprise value of A$12bn.
International infrastructure investment giant Brookfield is paying just over $8.
It has been reported that Pacific National is storing grain wagons at Murtoa to have them cut up to stop their competitors using them.
Aurizon today reported a 14% increase in Underlying Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) to $970 million for the full year ended 30 June 2015, compared to the prior year (FY14: $851m), on flat revenue of $3.
Queensland-based rail freight company Aurizon has posted a 139 per cent increase in its full-year profit after heavy cost-cutting last year.
Aurizon has forecast flat coal haulage volumes for 2016 and lower iron ore volumes as the rail operator delivered a 15 percent rise in underlying net profits to $604 million and raised its dividend payout ratio.
Australia’s largest rail-based transport business, Aurizon, is helping tackle the superannuation gap caused by unpaid parental leave by announcing its new ‘Super Booster’ initiative.
Employees have voted in favour of Aurizon's Queensland Train Crew and Transport Operations Enterprise Agreement.
The New South Wales Government has revealed Newcastle's new light rail carriages will carry up to 120 people, but there will only be 40 seats.
THE state government won’t say whether the revitalisation of Newcastle hinges on land sales from the former heavy rail corridor.
A survey by a Newcastle teenager on the cutting of the city's rail line has outraged a public figure on social media, who has labelled the school project "appalling".
Transport for New South Wales has awarded the UGL Unipart Rail joint venture an A$131m contract to modernise Sydney Trains’ fleet of 446 Tangara suburban electric multiple-unit cars by July 2018.
THE state government can’t legally run trains on Newcastle’s ‘‘truncated’’ heavy rail line or maintain the tracks even if it wanted to, after it changed its own environmental protection licence for the rail network.
There were 87 sightings for this week; this is three sighting more than last week, making a total of 2950 sightings for this year to date.
There were 84 sightings for this week; this is five sighting more than last week, making a total of 2863 sightings for this year to date.
There were 79 sightings for this week; this is five sighting more than last week, making a total of 2779 sightings for this year to date.
There were 74 sightings for this week; this is one sighting more than last week, making a total of 2700 sightings for this year to date.
There were 73 sightings for this week; this is three sightings less than last week, making a total of 2626 sightings for this year to date.
‘Exceptionally poor’ ground conditions have delayed the project to enlarge Farnworth Tunnel to enable electric trains to run between Bolton and Manchester, Network Rail announced on September 4.
Chicago commuter rail operator Metra has appointed Parsons as prime contractor for the installation of Positive Train Control.
BNSF runs an average of 1,600 trains a day.
Sky News has witnessed desperate scenes in Hungary as hundreds of refugees clashed with riot police who tried to force them off a train and into a migrant camp.
An engineer was, for a short time, engaged in train testing on the New York Subway.
The infrastructure Prime Minister, Tony Abbott can generously offer Adani, Australian taxpayer funds to build their railway line for their Galilee basin coal mine to Abbott point.
Australia's competition watchdog has warned the Andrews government that attempts to maximise the upfront cash price for the Port of Melbourne could come at a long-term cost to the state economy.
Thanks to every supporter so far as we have already passed the 1,500 signature mark.
It was about this time ten years ago when word trickled through that “something was up” with the mothballed Coonabarabran line.
First patented by Englishman Samson Fox in 1893, the Fox style bogie carried virtually all the rolling stock on the Victorian Railways 4 narrow gauge lines from construction to demolition.
One of the many constant challenges for the workshop staff at Belgrave is being able to create and maintain an air tight seal around the smokebox door.
One of the biggest issues facing a tourist railway such as Puffing Bilły, is keeping in reliable operating condition a fleet of steam locomotives designed over 125 years ago; the youngest of which has been in traffic now for over 100.
Aside from the distraction of all the recent exciting deliveries, a multitude of work carries on in the background.
4Tel’s recent work installing Electronic Authority functionality on a NSW rail network is just one example of where digital technology can help the industry, managing director Derel Wust says.
TRANSPORT minister Andrew Constance has denied the government tried to avoid putting the proposed closure of Newcastle’s heavy rail line to Parliament by devising elaborate plans to transfer its ownership from one agency to another for $10.
Barwon MP Kevin Humphries says he's asked the state health minister to look into the potential impact of cuts to economy seating on Broken Hill's only rail link to Adelaide.
The New South Wales Government is describing the $387 million Skytrain it is building in Sydney’s north-west as a "terrific innovation" that has led to a jobs boom.
The Christchurch City Council wants to investigate the possibility of a rail link to ease traffic congestion in the north of the city.
Motorists and pedestrians are being reminded to expect trains at any time and from any direction when they're at level crossings, as part of rail safety week.
The first three of Dunedin Railways' new monthly passenger train trips to Oamaru almost sold out and the service is set to be increased to weekly this summer.
The Government has been given a serve by New Zealand-based international trucking and logistics firm Mainfreight which says it lacks a national transport strategy, and has treated rail badly, Labour's Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says.
Auckland Transport is warning passengers of potential bedding-in glitches after it replaces diesel trains this morning with electrics on all lines from Papakura and Swanson to Britomart.
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).
The crew of a Genessee & Wyoming manganese ore train which collided with a ute at 70km/h feared the train would derail into the Katherine River, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has reported.
A BOLD vision has been unveiled to build a new railway station and tourism precinct in the heart of Alice Springs.
THE “idiotic” annihilation of a four-wheel drive that became stuck on a railway track in Katherine on Sunday morning provides a graphic safety reminder for motorists, according to the boss of the freight company whose 7100-tonne manganese train caused the damage.
A young man has had his new four-wheel drive dragged more than a kilometre by a freight train after trying to cross a track in the Northern Territory.
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A class locomotives have graced the railways of the Mornington Peninsula for over 25 years, even before rail services were privatised in 1999.
Each one of the Government administrations showed a commitment to rail and the former Coalition Government to their credit actually went to Sydney and had a look at Port Botany and Moorebank and were impressed with what they saw.
Railways, with their greater capacity for carrying more people, quickly and with greater energy efficiency, are the best bet to become our mobility backbone.
The pictures of a proud Newcastle Railway Station that has provided the people of Newcastle with a central railway station and with ease of access for train for a considerable time.
It is a new $100 million road linking Melbourne Airport to the Western Ring Road, and it will take up to 15,000 cars a day off Tullamarine Freeway.
Double-decker buses: London has them, Hong Kong has them and next month Melbourne will get them too.
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]A windowless, robotic space shuttle with stubby wings, two tail fins, its belly covered with black thermal tiles, clam-shell doors that swing open to reveal a small payload bay and a solar array that unfurls for powering ultralong-duration missions rode back into orbit Wednesday on the fourth mission of the Air Force’s reusable X-37B spaceplane project.
Victoria would get to keep $1.
No matter what you think of the East West Link, taxpayer funds should never again be so blatantly wasted on such an appalling display of political brinkmanship.
The leading company in the field of wear out and noise reduction on source ELPA d.
Zonegreen is expanding its product range to improve efficiency and working conditions for drivers and shunters operating freight and train vehicles.
We are a group of dedicated members seeing if a Southern Cross to Mildura Heritage tour in 2016 is possible.
The Andrews Labor Government will transform Melbourne’s busiest train line, removing every level crossing between Caulfield and Dandenong and purchasing 37 new high capacity trains to run more services, it stated in a press release today.
The Rail Revival Alliance has called on the new Andrew's Labor government to increase the level of passenger rail services on the Maryborough line.
This drawbridge style cane train crossing over the QR main line near Bundaberg is a site to behold.
The federal and Queensland governments are doing everything they can to ensure Adani's $16.
QUEENSLAND Rail has released shocking footage of a pram rolling into the path of a moving freight train at an inner-Brisbane station.
A cattle producer whose property would be traversed by a coal rail line out of the Galilee Basin, says landholders have not heard from the proponent since early this year, causing uncertainty about what their future holds.
Brisbane's future underground rail project under George Street must mesh with a stand-alone "driverless mini-metro" system in the city's CBD to give the project "more bang for its buck", an experienced tunnelling expert said.
Steamrail Victoria invite you to join us for this exciting event of overnight travel in beautifully restored sleeping carriages, as we travel to the goldfields town of Maldon.
Of all the fascinating holiday destinations the orient has to offer, nothing is as unforgettable as the vast and vibrant Vietnam by rail.
Despite the flurry of camera phones furiously snapping photos as the train pulled into the station, I felt like I'd drifted back in time.
The President of the Rail Revival Alliance, Mr Noel Laidlaw will be meeting with the member for Ripon, Louise Staley at the Carisbrook Railway Station to discuss the next stage of the restoration of the railway station.
QUEENSLAND Pioneer Steam Railway is partnering with the Joint Ipswich Region Commemorative Committee - Centenary of Anzac to offer locals a chance to experience what it was like for Ipswich soldiers when they left for war.
THE only private sector proponent for the proposed inland rail freight line has welcomed news the Federal Government is considering other options for the Melbourne to Brisbane link.
Czech company Škoda Transportation and Malaysian monorail and bus supplier Scomi Engineering have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of mass rapid transit and light rail vehicles.
Richard Hunter has been named Managing Director & Head of Projects for Bombardier UK, replacing interim MD Noel Travers.
A CALL to upgrade the Murray Basin rail line to 23 tonnes has been backed by Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) grains president Brett Hosking.
Fujitsu announced its ‘multi-million pound’ acquisition of Applied Card Technologies on August 27.
Polar bears and passenger trains on the same web cam.
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What was expected to be a fond farewell of the Hitachi Electric Train was today marred by an attack on the train by vandals near Rushall Railway Station in Melbourne’s inner Northern Suburbs.
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.
Arrium Mining has reached yet another milestone in its Iron Knob project, with the first ore railed out of the area since the operations were closed in the late 1990s.
THE South Australian government will provide more than $1 million over the next three years to keep the Overland train service between Adelaide and Melbourne running.
Cuts to services by Great Southern Rail are not expected to affect The Ghan's new stop at Coober Pedy in northern South Australia.
Speed restrictions are being imposed on at least 10 parts of the Seaford rail line due to poor track, the South Australian Opposition says.
Grain company Viterra has signed a multi-year, multi-million-dollar deal with Genesee and Wyoming Australia, which will see rail services secured for at least five years.
A NEW study into the economic benefits of rail transport has been welcomed by Tasmania's peak agricultural body.
Niels Brun states that everything about trains is either very heavy or very dirty.
Moving freight from road to rail in Tasmania could save as much as $160 million over four years, a study has found.
A unique and rare piece of Tasmania's railway history has been put on the market in Cambridge.
About 50 animal carcasses have been found on a disused rail corridor in northern Tasmania.
Way back in 2005 Chris Nelson laid down the foundations for this very large MSTS route.
The General Electric P30CH, affectionately nicknamed the “Pooch,” was among the first all-new diesel-electric locomotives built for Amtrak, and is now available for Train Simulator.
One of the most powerful single-engine diesel locomotives in the World comes to Train Simulator, the General Electric AC6000CW.
The five-car sets were built by Alstom at their Washwood Heath plant between 2000 and 2001 for First Great Western, who wanted to increase the frequency of their express services between London Paddington and South Wales, and became part of the Coradia 1000 family, alongside the popular Class 175.
Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning developer and publisher of a range of simulation games today announced that its upcoming fishing simulation, Dovetail Games Fishing would feature in Microsoft’s ID@Xbox lineup at the upcoming EGX Rezzed video games event, taking place in London from 12th – 14th March 2015.
A CONVERTED tram cafe at Casey Fields could be serving up the ultimate irony, the Public Transport Users Association says.
Alternative travel options for northern suburbs
Due to planned industrial action on Thursday 27 August, between 10am and 2pm, trams will not operate.
Alternative travel options for south-eastern suburbs
The Queensland government is inviting expressions of interest from August 10 until August 28 for construction of the second phase of the Gold Coast light rail line.
The transport chaos that will grip Melbourne on Friday threatens to be repeated in days and weeks ahead, with both protagonists in the industrial dispute giving no hint that they will compromise on their positions.
THE plan to revitalise the Frankston train station precinct will include a demolition and rebuild of the station itself and the long-awaited electrification of the Baxter train line.
During the industrial dispute affecting the Metro network tomorrow, V/Line trains will run.
Large amounts of concrete will have to be injected into the ground beneath the Yarra River to make it stable enough to build the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel,
Almost 90 per cent of Perth residents think an efficient public transport network is critical to the future, but just 17 per cent think the city is equipped with one.
AS CBH prepares to take rail access proceedings to arbitration, a WA Liberal MP is moving to ensure future rail access negotiations have set timelines to avoid being drawn out again.
A rail extension to the southern Perth suburb of Byford would be a priority project under Labor's proposed Metronet rail network, but Opposition Leader Mark McGowan cannot say when it would be built or how it would be funded.
Opposition leader Mark McGowan has again pledged to start building
Continuing uncertainty over the timing of the Perth Freight Link to Fremantle will not be resolved until construction contracts are signed, WA Premier Colin Barnett has told Parliament.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria will be performing maintenance and repair work on tram tracks on St Kilda Road/Nepean Highway in St Kilda.
Commuters are being encouraged to car-pool on Thursday, with a planned four-hour tram strike set to badly affect Melbourne's roadways.
All trams will run on Friday, after the Rail, Tram and Bus Union called off its planned four-hour stoppage at the end of a closed-door negotiation session inside the Fair Work Commission.
Yarra Trams is actively planning to ensure that we continue to offers our passengers the best service we can in light of the proposed industrial action.
Yarra Trams remains committed to reaching a fair and balanced agreement and keeping trams moving so that people in the community can continue their lives as normal - we don't believe industrial action is necessary.
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