Queensland Rail is pleading with people not to take risks near railways, releasing a video showing the blatant disregard for safety around trains.
Asciano’s executive remuneration 2016 report revealed that CEO John Mullen will have been paid just over $8.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has kicked off its investigation into Pacific National's bid for Glencore's Hunter Valley coal haulage business.
Asciano, the ports-rail group that was the subject of fevered takeover bids, hasn’t done too well in this last financial year.
Train malfunctions at Narangba with a 10kg chunk of shrapnel punching through both sides of a crossing.
The first 55 km section of the east-west Gyeonggang Line opened on September 24, serving the southeastern suburbs of Seoul.
The second phase of the Chennai metro opened on September 21 when Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu flagged off the inaugural train at Chennai International Airport.
Beijing and Bangkok push ahead with high-speed train project but wrangles remain
A highlight of the CRRC stand at InnoTrans 2016 is a concept model for a possible intercontinental high speed train, which the company is promoting for future landbridge rail services between China and Europe.
[center]Aurizon Holdings today announced the impending departure of Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer Lance Hockridge and the appointment of Andrew Harding as his successor.
On August 30 Aurizon announced it had begun operating a freight shuttle from the Port of Botany to the Enfield Intermodal facility in western Sydney, which it leases from NSW Ports under a 10-year deal.
[center]Aurizon has secured a new five year contract with K&S Freighters, one of the nation’s leading freight forwarders, worth approximately $20 - $25 million in revenue per annum.
Rail and logistics company Aurizon, Australia’s largest rail-freight operator, has seen its profit tank following a string of writedowns, as the downturn in the resources sector impacts haulage across the country.
The jobs of scores of train guards on NSW's intercity rail fleet are under threat from the purchase of new trains from South Korea that can be operated solely by drivers.
Sydney Trains station staff are going through another 'Staff Review" with new rosters due to commence in October.
Rail authorities are not saying what happened in the investigation of a youth who was caught on camera kicking out a carriage door on a train between Hurstville and Kogarah.
A teenager has been captured on video violently vandalising and sticking his head out the window of a moving train in Sydney’s south.
The capacity of the western rail line between Sydney's CBD and Parramatta to handle more commuters will be exhausted within 15 years, Transport Minister Andrew Constance says.
There were 77 sightings for this week; this is three sightings less than last week, making a total of 2605 sightings for this year to date.
There were 80 sightings for this week; this is seven sightings less than last week, making a total of 2528 sightings for this year to date.
There were 87 sightings for this week; this is two sightings more than last week, making a total of 2448 sightings for this year to date.
There were 85 sightings for this week; this is five sightings more than last week, making a total of 2361 sightings for this year to date.
There were 80 sightings for this week; this is one sightings less than last week, making a total of 2276 sightings for this year to date.
Infrastructure managers SNCF Réseau and ADIF are to take over the operation of the high speed line between Perpignan in France and Figueres in Spain, after creditors were unable to agree terms for restructuring the €557m debt of its builder and operator TP Ferro.
Bombardier Transportation and China Railway Rolling Stock Corp announced the signing of a 'strategic agreement to expand and deepen their relationship' on September 23.
The governments of Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have agreed to develop a 1 500 km mixed-traffic rail corridor to serve an expanded port at Techobanine, 70 km south of Maputo.
CHINA: MTR Corp announced on September 23 that it was shortly expecting to take delivery by sea of the first of nine high speed trainsets being supplied by CRRC Qingdao Sifang to operate from Kowloon to Shenzhen and Guangzhou on the Express Rail Link.
Alstom announced on September 23 that, in conjunction with infrastructure authority Banedanmark, it had carried out the first successful tests of ETCS Level 2 Baseline 3, validated by the European Union Agency for Railways in July.
Compiled by the Australian government’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport & Regional Economics, Research Report 139 looks at the economics of moving containers by rail over distances of less than 1000 km, and particularly at port-hinterland flows serving major conurbations.
A fresh water lake has been uncovered underneath Sydney’s CBD, inside an old rail tunnel that was built in the early 1900s.
Melbourne is a city of phantom railways.
Battling Arrium will on Thursday produce the first steel from its Whyalla steelworks for a 600km upgrade of railway lines flowing from a contract announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, while prosperous rival BlueScope Steel chases much larger volume work from wind farms.
It has been nearly twenty years since VLine was a freight carrier in Victoria and yet they have been tasked to design and execute the Murray Basin upgrade and standardisation project.
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.
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'.
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.
The restoration of 216 NQR, being run by our Tuesday volunteer team, is progressing well.
What, you may wonder, is the next step in the development of the new Fox bogie?
NEWCASTLE councillors have been asked to vote on changes to the city’s planning laws that would allow mixed use development, public recreation, educational and tourist uses on the rail corridor between Worth Place and Newcastle station.
People are risking being hit by a train just to get a better view of the Sea Cliff Bridge.
Converting Sydney's existing airport train line between Central and Revesby to take single-deck metro trains is an option under consideration as the state government grapples with the rail needs of western Sydney.
A half-hour train trip from Sydney's CBD to the new Badgerys Creek Airport is one of six options proposed in a newly released discussion paper.
Northern Rivers Rail Trail (NRRT) have reneged on plans to co-operate with re-elected mayor Simon Richardson and rail advocate group Trains On Our Tracks (TOOT) for a shared multi-modal use of the disused Byron Shire section of the railway.
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.
“Renewed talk about the need for investment in light rail for Wellington comes as a surprise and would cost a huge amount of money and be a white elephant within a very few years,” Mayoral Candidate Jo Coughlan said today.
THE Gisborne Rail Action Group will hold a public forum on August 19 where election candidates will be invited to state their position on the Gisborne-Napier rail line.
An online petition for a rail system linking Auckland's CBD to its southeastern suburbs has garnered almost 3000 signatures.
An agreement for CRRC Dalian to supply a further 15 DL Class diesel locomotives was signed by KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy in Dalian on August 2.
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).
There's no doubt the French do trains well.
As construction of Ottawa's $2.
Record numbers of people are travelling by rail to Sydney's domestic and international airports to escape road congestion, with one in five travellers now taking the train, says Sydney Airport chief executive Kerrie Mather.
IT’S a bit like our own infrastructure version of the “Yowie’’ – plenty have seen visions of it, but no-one has been able to capture this magnificent, mythical 1700km rail corridor holding the key to untold economic riches.
Victorians have known for years that the building of the $11 billion Melbourne Metro Rail Project would be incredibly disruptive to city life.
IT’S no secret Apple has been trying to get into the electric self-driving car business.
The Port of Melbourne will be sold to a consortium led by QIC Ltd for $9.
Australia's first driverless and electric shuttle bus has began operating on a road containing other traffic in a trial in Perth.
The last two weeks provide a perfect summary of the last decade of the career of logistics entrepreneur Mark Rowsthorn – and none of it makes for pleasant reading.
Travellers have been evacuated from two terminals at John F Kennedy International airport in
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.
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', The Great Southern Star, Wednesday the 15th of June 2016, Page 14
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.
OVERSEAS investors have expressed strong interest in helping fund the $5.
Northside rail commuters will face delays until at least Friday as preparations swing into full gear for the long-awaited opening of the Redcliffe Peninsula line.
Coal transport on the Newlands Coal Rail System, which links several met coal mines in Queensland to the Abbot Point Coal Terminal, has been disrupted due to a derailment on September 11, market sources and rail operator Aurizon said Tuesday.
South-east Queensland commuters feel less safe on the greater Brisbane train network than they did a year ago by quite some margin, a new survey has discovered.
A State Government deal to give police extensive access to Queensland Rail security cameras earns the ire of the Council for Civil Liberties.
A message to all supporters, the South and West Gippsland Transport Group will be holding a meeting on Thursday the 15th of September, 2016 at the Austral Hotel, 34 Bridge St, Korumburra VIC 3950 upstairs between 7:00pm and 9:00pm.
[color=#1d2129][size=2][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]On June 9 1984, the weekend on which electric services between Sydney and Newcastle commenced, NSW State Rail Authority two-car diesel train 630/730 runs a local suburban service on the Toronto line.
Take a ride aboard Sydney's vintage electric train for a non-stop journey from North Sydney, across the Sydney Harbour Bridge through the City Underground and onto the Sutherland Shire.
The DU student, Anuradha, who had sustained a head injury in an attempt to suicide at Indraprastha Metro station last week, succumbed at L.
With the successful restoration of locomotive No.
Argentina: Marubeni has signed a US$63m contract to supply Automatic Train Stop technology for the US$250m Buenos Aires ATS project which covers 280 trainsets and 1500 track-km.
Canada: Metrolinx has exercised options worth C$428m for Bombardier to supply GO Transit with 125 more BiLevel double-deck coaches in 2018-20.
Finnish technology company Teleste is showing a range of wireless technologies for the rail and transport industries at InnoTrans 2016.
Liebherr-Transportation Systems are showing its next generation air cycle technology air-conditioning at InnoTrans 2016.
ABB presented two product developments at InnoTrans 2016, with improved energy efficiency, weight and size.
Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.
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.
Today Rail Heritage WA's historic Commonwealth Railways locomotive GM 1 departed Islington Workshops in Adelaide on the first step of it's journey to the "Streamliners 2016" event in Goulburn, and then ultimately Perth.
Hundreds of people took a train ride down memory lane when one of Sydney’s old “red rattlers” rolled into Cronulla Station last weekend.
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 clerk sorted mail on a Railway Post Office car in Kansas City in 1932.
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.
The South Australian Government is "skirting around the spirit of the law", according to the Opposition, after paying train drivers to stop working on Wednesday as an industrial dispute continues.
MANY train stations in the western suburbs have been left behind those on other commuter lines and are in urgent need of an upgrade, a consumer survey has found.
Adelaide rail commuters will be offered free travel on Thursday next week, the day after a stoppage will affect some day-time services.
CROWS fans have criticised authorities for running trains from Port Adelaide into the city for the club’s match on Friday night, instead of areas where they say more Adelaide supporters live.
Train workers in South Australia will keep striking over the coming weeks to get a better deal, a lawyer representing most of the workers says.
After an absence of several years, regular coal deliveries, by rail, to the Norske Skog Boyer Paper Mill in the Derwent Valley in Southern Tasmania is due to resume on the 4th of October.
The state government’s plan to rebirth old railway lines as cycleways and walking tracks has been delayed after the Legislative Council adjourned a crucial debate on its supporting legislation.
A FREIGHT train was forced to stop on the Bell Bay line this morning to avoid a burnt-out vehicle which was still smouldering on the track.
HOBART City Council has asked the State Government to detail what impact 180,000 additional tonnes of logs being trucked through the city will have on CBD traffic.
THE Strategic Infrastructure Corridors (Strategic and Recreation Use) Bill 2016 will be introduced into the Legislative Council on Thursday.
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.
This collection includes highly detailed BR 7MT locomotives in six variants, with black and green liveries in clean, intermediate and heavily weathered conditions.
Dekosoft Trains announces its latest release: BNSF Mainline Power.
Born of the 1960s, Union Pacific’s “35 Trio” – the Electro-Motive GP35, DD35, and DD35A – are now ready for Train Simulator service
UKVZ has submitted the best bid for a contract to supply 19 trams to St Petersburg.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, the State Government is investing more than $1.
Polish bus and tram manufacturer Solaris and Swiss rolling stock supplier Stadler Rail announced on September 20 that they will be forming consortia to bid in tram and light rail vehicle tenders in Central and Eastern Europe.
PLANNING for the third stage of the city’s light rail network is about to become serious, with the council preparing to call design and engineering tenders.
The increasing global popularity of European-style light systems is providing a boost for Mercedes-Benz's Unimog range of trucks, which the manufacturer's industrial partners such as Zagro and Zweiweg can adapt for a multitude of road-rail applications.
The railway station at the Melbourne Showgrounds is so badly dilapidated that rail staff say they won't work there again after this year's show finishes next week.
Public Transport Victoria figures show overcrowding on trains during the morning peak is getting worse.
Rail Revival Alliance president Noel Laidlaw says he is concerned that a potential lack of future infrastructure as part of the Murray Basin rail project will cause trouble for holding yards at towns such as Maryborough.
If you’re looking for a house in a particular suburb, and think you can centre your search around the train station with the same name, then be warned: the name of the station might be misleading.
Southern Grampians Shire Council is taking part in a government study into extending public transport passenger services in the south-west and Wimmera.
ONLY 2 per cent of the total manufacturing work to be done on 10 new railcars bound for Perth will be carried out by WA businesses.
A WA mining company's plan to build a sky-rail to transport iron ore across the Pilbara has been given the green light by the Environmental Protection Authority.
Despite not having a transport minister since the weekend resignation of Dean Nalder, it is understood the State Government will today announce plans for the bridge at the Nicholson Road crossing in Canning Vale.
Transperth train users are a happy lot who love their trains, are carefree about terrorism and endure few delays – but their pet hate is others' loud phone conversations, a new survey shows.
Consideration is being given to closing poorly patronised train stations on the Midland, Fremantle and Armadale lines.
The Acland Street Terminus is currently being upgraded to a level access stop.
Hundreds of books are travelling independently on Melbourne's trams, trains and buses in search of a reader.
Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Yarra Trams would like to thank you for your patience with the delay to the commencement of works to construct the substation on Regent Street in J.
Footy fans travelling by tram to the MCG will hear some of the game's most recognisable voices making on-board passenger announcements for the rest of the 2016 season.
Yarra Trams delivered 99.