There are reports tonight of a Pacific National freight train derailment at Rawlinna in the far east of Western Australia.
Canada's Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP has teamed up with Australia's Qube Holdings Ltd.
Asciano's board has recommended investors accept a $9.
Asciano says a sweetened Qube takeover offer has trumped a rival bid from Canada-based Brookfield Infrastructure.
The southbound train was carrying 40 wagons and was fully loaded with grain when it derailed at the intersection of Williams Street and the Calder Highway.
A metro station serving Shanghai’s new Disney Resort opened on April 26.
INDONESIA: The PT Raillink joint venture of national railway PT Kereta Api and airport operator PT Angkas Pura II has awarded a consortium of local rolling stock manufacturer PT Inka and Bombardier Transportation a €66m contract to supply 10 six-car electric multiple-units for the future Jakarta airport rail link.
MONGOLIA: Parliamentary Speaker Zandakhuu Enkhbold has officially opened a 33·4 km rail connection to the Tumurtei iron ore mine development, which is around 200 km north of Ulaanbaatar.
ASIA: Construction of a railway bridge over the River Astarachay which forms the border between the two similarly-named towns of Astara in Azerbaijan and Iran was formally launched with a groundbreaking ceremony on April 20.
TURKEY: Izmir suburban rail operator Izban started through running between its two lines on April 17.
Aurizon will start operations at the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre (ILC) in Western Sydney from Monday 9 May 2016.
The North Coast Line Queensland is closed at Curra (north of Gympie).
Aurizon will deliver a new phase of cost reductions and efficiencies in its Engineering & Maintenance business through a proposed long-term maintenance and parts supply deal with Progress Rail Services, part of Caterpillar’s global group of companies.
Business leaders in Hughenden in north-west Queensland are concerned potential job losses at the local rail depot will be devastating for the community.
The amount of sulphuric acid that spilled from a derailed train near Julia Creek in north-west Queensland is more than double what was initially thought, Queensland Rail says.
MORE than 70 ticket inspectors have been bashed by fare-dodgers on Sydney’s transport network, and the union says dozens more do not report attacks to avoid lengthy internal investigations.
A Sydney woman who slapped a teenage girl on a train and called her a "chink" before continuing an alcohol-fuelled racist spray hours later has been sentenced to a minimum three months in jail.
WHEN Mike Baird came to Newcastle in June 2013 to announce a $460 million light rail plan for the vacant heavy rail corridor, the then lord mayor, Jeff McCloy, was waiting for him.
A CALL for women-only “pink carriages” has caused uproar as passengers and train operators weigh into the debate.
A TRANSPORT union proposal for women-only “pink carriages” on trains has drawn ridicule from feminists and commuters.
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 30/4/2016
There were 68 sightings for this week; this is nine sightings less than last week, making a total of 1166 sightings for this year to date.
There were 77 sightings for this week; this is 5 sightings less than last week, making a total of 1098 sightings for this year to date.
There were 82 sightings for this week; this is 24 sightings more than last week, making a total of 1021 sightings for this year to date.
[left]There were 58 sightings for this week; this is seven sightings less than last week, making a total of 939 sightings for this year to date.
AUSTRALIA: ‘Open payment’ technology enabling passengers to use credit and debit cards instead of dedicated ticket media is to be trialled in Sydney during 2017, New South Wales Minister for.
A contract for the modernisation and double-tracking of the 38·2 km Dugo Selo – Križevci section of the route from Zagreb to the border with Hungary was signed by HŽ Infrastruktura and a consortium of DIV, Dalekovod and Zagreb Montaža on April 29.
Deutsche Bahn has awarded Icomera a contract to provide internet access on its fleet of around 260 ICE high speed trainsets by the end of the year, plus more than 100 new ICE 4 trainsets which are on order.
Tabled by the
The [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Länder of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein have announced their intention to directly award incumbent AKN a contract to continue to operate three local passenger routes for a further 10 years from May 1 2017.
A victim told the court "Whitehead was part of a paedophile ring and had friends in high places.
When rail was king, downtown Los Angeles was home to several grand train depots.
Many of you will remember that the Lachlan Valley Rail Freight company began operating their no.
The first western mail train was No.
It is interesting how in opposition politicians and their political parties change their spots.
After what seems an eternity,
The continuing production run of the 48 Class and 830 Class is proceeding smoothly with the next delivery expected in the first quarter of 2016.
Austrains' principal John Eassie has announced on the Austrains website that he intends to produce HO scale models of the NSWGR 30 Class 4-6-4 tank loco
Ixion Model Railways Ltd recently announced the acquisition of the rights, design and tools to the Shrike Models HO scale NSWGR C30T 4-6-0 model locomotive from the new owner of those rights.
Hornby’s chief executive, Richard Ames, has quit less than a week after the model railway maker issued a third profit warning in five months and said it risked breaching a lending agreement with its bank.
It might look to the untrained eye as if work on the Garratt had pretty much come to a halt once the boiler was in place.
If there are any recurring themes running through this Blog, one of the foremost will most certainly be the number of repetitive, labour intensive tasks required to keep our century old locomotives and rolling stock in traffic.
When 14A came into the workshops for its last exam late in 2015, it was noted that one of the lens rings joining the main steam pipe from the header to the cylinder block was leaking.
There's been some good progress since this project was first introduced.
With "coincidentally" overlapping trips to the UK planned for June 2015, myself and David Clowes, Puffing Billy's Maintenance Engineer, decided to make the most of the opportunity and planned a week visiting some of the better heritage railways within Wales and the West Midlands.
The Country Women's Association believes it would be a "criminal act" to reduce service levels at regional New South Wales train stations.
Roads and Maritime Services is planning to upgrade roads east of the airport and remove the General Holmes Drive rail level crossing by constructing a road underpass.
[color=#333333][size=3][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]THE Newcastle Greens have called for a review of the proposed route for the city’s light rail network.
Winding along the NSW south coast, on to Sydney's central business district and the eastern suburbs, the Illawarra Line has carried all manner of goods and passengers since its first stretch of track was laid in the 1880s.
TWO young sisters are fighting for their lives after a freight train ploughed into a car at a level crossing on the NSW mid-north coast.
CentrePort is looking to switch from road to rail, having been accused of losing log freight to Napier Port.
Greater Wellington Regional Council signed a contract on March 15 for Transdev Wellington Ltd to operate suburban rail services in the capital.
Preliminary work for the City Rail Link in Auckland started on December 21 with a ceremony on the corner of Victoria Street and Albert Street.
Greater Wellington Regional Council announced the selection of a joint venture between Transdev and Hyundai Rotem as preferred bidder for a contract to operate the capital’s suburban rail services on December 17.
It was just another windy Wellington day in 2040.
A salt mining company has signed an agreement with Indonesian business PT Damarco Internasional to supply 70 per cent of salt produced from its Central Australian mine.
A new rail project crossing the Northern Territory and Queensland border has taken another move forward after the governments agreed to progress the Mount Isa to Tennant Creek railway.
China's influential National Development and Reform Commission has asked the federal government for a shortlist of priority projects – including rail infrastructure – as part of a big investment push into Northern Australia.
A feasibility study to investigate the construction of a railway between the town of Katherine, in the Northern Territory, and Kununurra, in Western Australia, will be commissioned by the NT government.
The Northern Territory Government has committed $1 million to investigate the feasibility of building a rail line from Tennant Creek (NT) to Mt Isa (Qld).
Coal India – which produces about 80 per cent of coal mined in India – has confirmed growing mountains of coal stockpiled at mines and power stations has led to several mines temporarily halting production.
Tensions are rising in Melbourne over plans to use
Might be a hoax but reported as a track stolen from under a parked train in South Africa.
A sell-off of public assets, Paris-style transport networks for Australia's biggest cities and a user-pays road system could be on the cards if the recommendations of a 15-year infrastructure blueprint are adopted.
Michael Portillo’s travels by train break new ground tonight with the screening of the first in his latest television series: Great American Railroad Journeys.
A decade-long roads building binge has squandered much of the money on pork-barrelling in Australia's marginal regional electorates while cities have been a secondary priority.
SkyBus fares between Melbourne Airport and the CBD will rise on Wednesday, extending the margin by which Melbourne has Australia's priciest city-to-airport public transport, even as major roadworks make the journey more time consuming.
The health of more than 1600 students at Strathmore Secondary College may be at risk from the CityLink-Tulla Widening project in what experts call a "failure of duty of care".
Hundreds of staff will be axed from Holden's Elizabeth factory in Adelaide's north from October when production of its Cruze car comes to an end.
The Andrews government has refused to release independent assessments of a controversial new toll road scheme likely to deliver road giant and CityLink operator Transurban tens of billions of dollars in toll windfalls.
There was a meeting at the Austral Hotel Korumburra last night and a couple of draft documents have been compiled so far.
For guests booked to travel on the Indian Pacific departing from Perth on Sunday, 24 April 2016 please note service changes due to a freight train derailment in Western Australia.
The Government has appointed Mr Vincent Graham as a Director of the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Board for a three‑year term.
'South Gippsland Shire Council unanimously buries years of alleged anti-rail rumours by supporting the motion to return rail services to Leongatha'
The Rail Revival Alliance has called for the State government to abandon, for the present, the proposed major redevelopments of suburban railway stations until other much needed capital works on the whole network is addressed.
DESPITE $50 million being spent to maintain the Mount Isa line, another train derailed on Sunday April 24 totaling to three derailments in the last six months.
A NEW pipeline of projects is needed to improve the passenger train network in Brisbane, while the $5 billion Cross River Rail project remains unfunded.
WEEKEND train travel can be a health hazard for more reasons than one would expect.
The Queensland government announced a new alignment for the Cross River Rail project in Brisbane on April 7, and said it was establishing the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority to implement the proposed 10·2 km rail link.
The private sector could be forced to make a significant contribution to the $5.
Canadian exhibitors are to be strongly represented at InnoTrans 2016, with their numbers having trebled over the past eight years.
Józef Michalik has succeeded Maciej Duczyński as Vice-President of the Supervisory Board at Polish rolling stock manufacturer Newag.
Train narrowly avoids fallen man in Melbourne.
Australian Rail Track Corp has awarded a joint venture of SMEC and Arup the technical and engineering advisory services contract for the Inland Rail project.
With Network Rail expected to spend more than £38bn on operations, maintenance, renewals and enhancements to its network over the five years to March 2019
Federal government matches state funding on Basin rail project
Sam Daniels says he estimates producers to be out of pocket by as much as $90 a head because of the derailment.
Austria: Nacco has supplied Rail Cargo with 26 Tadns wagons with stainless steel bodies and light bogies.
A livestock agent in north-west Queensland says a train derailment has significantly impacted the local beef industry.
France: RATP has awarded Faiveley a €75m contract to supply platform edge doors for Paris metro Line 4.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
After many years in storage, authentic 1890s passenger carriages are now back on the rails on the Victorian Goldfields Railway
Thousands of Canberrans are expected to converge on the ACT's heritage railway museum from this Friday for one of the most ambitious
ONE of Australia’s largest volunteer projects is bringing rail back to the Yarra Ranges.
A rail project to revive the old days of steam engines and diesel locomotives is underway in Western Australia's Wheatbelt.
KANIVA welcomed 150 rail enthusiasts to the town on Saturday.
It has been the most frequently asked question from tourists in the area this summer when is the Zig Zag Railway reopening?
I’m writing to you from Nay Pay Daw, the new capital built from scratch just 10 years ago in a fertile area of rice fields, lakes and rolling hills.
Puffing Billy keeps Australian steam train history alive
“Some travel posters show you what you’ll see,” said Nicholas D.
Model trains have come a long way since your Dad bought you that Hornby ’00’ gauge set for Christmas way back in 1972.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of an electrical fault that shut down the Seaford and Tonsley passenger railway lines in Adelaide this week.
THOUSANDS of northern regions residents have turned out to witness the sad end to the 60-year era of coal-fired power generation at Port Augusta, with the final delivery of coal to the Northern Power Station, which closes next month.
Commuters in Adelaide's south will need to find alternative ways into the city for a second day with the Seaford and Tonsley rail lines still shut down.
Adelaide rail passengers will face even more delays this afternoon, as efforts to fix a fault affecting three train lines continue into the night.
Friends of the Railway's Trevor Borman at the Adelaide River railway museum commemorating the WW2 effort in the region.
THE decision by Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding to rule out light rail for the northern suburbs corridor as unviable economically is based on previous feasibility studies reviewed by Infrastructure chief executive Alan Garcia.
Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has pressed the need to restore passenger rail in the greater Hobart area.
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull sees merit in a Hobart northern suburbs light rail project — but says the State Government needs to provide a firm proposal.
DEVELOPMENT of the disused rail corridor will be key to the future growth of Hobart and Glenorchy, says the group given the task of moving the project forward.
Tasmanian freight operator TasRail says 40 new custom-built log rail transporters should cut the number of trucks on state roads.
Born of the 1960s, Union Pacific’s “35 Trio” – the Electro-Motive GP35, DD35, and DD35A – are now ready for Train Simulator service
Grace, Speed, Comfort – the definition of the perfect railway journey of tomorrow.
Built throughout the 19th Century as a means to connect the Bustling City of London to the thriving Medway Towns and the beautiful Kent Coast, the Chatham Main Line holds a unique history and has played host to some of the country’s most cutting edge and iconic third rail traction.
Steam-era railroading in the Colorado Rockies is coming soon to Train Simulator – with the extraordinary Clear Creek Narrow Gauge route!
As part of celebrating the release of the Gatwick Express Class 73, we are delving into the history of the classic Brighton Main Line as well as some of the most popular multiple units that run between London Victoria and Brighton.
LATVIA: Rīgas Satiksme has signed a €62·6m contract with Škoda Transportation for the supply of 20 low-floor trams, the operator announced on April 27.
The New South Wales government announced the shortlist for the fixed infrastructure contract for the Newcastle light rail project on April 27.
CZECH REPUBLIC: DP Praha presented a prototype of a modernised Škoda 14T tram on April 18.
The Newcastle transport coordinator general says some of the methods used to help Sydney businesses cope with light rail construction could be implemented locally.
TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu rode on the ceremonial first new tram to run on the Expo 2016 and airport extension of the Antray light rail line in Antalya on April 22.
WITH the dust settling on the Federal Government’s decision to contribute $220 million to the Murray Basin Rail Project in Victoria there is a surprise winner.
The successful bidder to build the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel will be given development rights at two prime CBD sites above underground stations, on the condition the new buildings have architectural merit.
Two extra off-peak train services with be introduced on the Gippsland line as part of a funding boost for the regional train operator V/Line in the Victorian budget.
Country rail has been one of the major winners in this year's Victorian budget, with a billion dollar commitment.
The Ballarat line will be duplicated from Deer Park to Melton – and additional passing loops will be built along the corridor – to make the system more reliable and increase the number of services to and from Ballarat.
Public Transport Authority of Western Australia announced on April 28 the finalisation of the A$1·176bn contract to build the Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth.
Restoration work has progressed well and the forecast has been revised forward to 6pm WST, 25 April for a return to services.
A SYDNEY-based Queen's Counsel lawyer and retired Federal Court judge is to arbitrate in the CBH Group freight rail access dispute with Brookfield Rail.
WA grain handler the CBH Group says the majority of its grower shareholders overwhelmingly support its decision to reject the Australian Grains Champion proposal to corporatise the co-operative.
Downer EDI is under pressure to win new work building and maintaining trains after it lost its biggest mining services contract, sending its shares tumbling almost 10 per cent.
Route 86, one of the busiest routes on Melbourne's tram network, will run E-Class trams from November 2016.
In more super stop madness Railpage has heard Yarra Trams and the PTV are now planning to tear out tram tracks in Park Street South Yarra between Toorak Road West and Domain Road.
Melbourne's E-Class trams - the biggest, safest and most accessible on the network - now have a new home.
Yarra Trams' service delivery in March was fairly consistent with the same time last year, with 98.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria (PTV) are renewing tram tracks on St Kilda Road between Louise Street and Beatrice Street and on Commercial Road between St Kilda Road and Alfred Lane.