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.
MALAYSIA: Mass Rapid Transit Corp has awarded the contract for trackwork and maintenance vehicles on the Klang Valley MRT Line 2 project, also known as the SSP Line.
Chinese rolling stock and components conglomerate CRRC Corp has opened its first joint venture manufacturing plant in India, the group announced on August 20.
A ceremony in Beijing on August 22 unveiled the first Line 16 metro train.
South Central Railway’s 123 km broad-gauge line between Nandyal and Yerraguntla in Andhra Pradesh has opened for revenue operation, following a formal inauguration by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on August 23.
Prime Minister Najib Razak officially launched the Kuala Lumpur LRT3 metro construction project on August 24 at Stadium Malawati in Shah Alam.
[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.
[center]Aurizon has secured its first coal haulage contract in the Southern Coalfields of NSW for the railing of 800,000 tonnes per annum for Wollongong Coal’s Wongawilli Colliery to Port Kembla Coal Terminal.
Logistics firm Qube has acquired full control of the in-development Moorebank Intermodal Hub after it agreed to buy out joint venture partner Aurizon.
I write about trains simply because they are my primary mode of transportation.
Sydney's busiest bus route is the 400 from Burwood in the west to Bondi Junction via Sydney Airport, data from NSW's Opal electronic ticketing system shows.
A woman has been filmed unleashing a barrage of abuse at commuters on a Lidcombe-bound train, before assaulting a man who tried to stand up to her.
A man has been caught on camera puffing away on a cigarette while sitting in a train carriage.
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.
SSR have finally put four of their recently acquired c class locos together on the one train.
UK: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced on August 26 that weekend all-night service on London Underground’s Jubilee Line would begin on October 7.
A fleet of 28 new high speed trains will enter service on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor in 2021-22, the national passenger operator announced on August 25.
A Talgo 250 [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Afrosiyob trainset ran to Bukhara for the first time on August 25, marking the completion of a project to modernise and electrify the 256 km route from Samarkand to permit higher speeds.
Niedersachsen transport agency LNVG has appointed Bombardier Transportation as registered keeper and entity in charge of maintenance of its fleet of 220 Twindexx Vario double-deck coaches
Bombardier Transportation inaugurated a new production site and future South African headquarters at Isando in Johannesburg on August 25, in a ceremony attended by Transnet Group CEO Siyabonga Gama.
The branch to Cunningham Pier was one of the first sections of the Geelong - Melbourne railway to be built.
DANIEL Andrews would lose his majority if the results of last month’s federal poll were matched at a state election.
The summer of 1976 brought the usual bush fire problems and the country between Gundagai and Gilmore was ravaged on 13 February 1976.
Time stands still at the site of the 2015 Rawlinna train derailment as investigations into the cause of the crash continue.
In the past two weeks the house that PTV bought on Tulip Grove (west side) has been demolished and is being prepared as an access area to the construction site, and I believe will become station access.
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.
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?
The boiler was recently removed from the boiler cradle, in order for work on the piping and brake rigging to continue.
Plans for a rail museum at Bathurst in central-west New South Wales are being touted as an important step to cement the city's status as a major cultural and education hub.
The NSW Opposition presents a letter from the Finance Minister to Premier Mike Baird as it accuses the Government of deliberately sitting on a report on how to make compulsory land acquisitions fairer.
FOR 30 years Kerry Hawkins has cleaned up the disused Crookwell Railway land next to her house on Taralga Rd.
A A$2·3bn contract for the supply and maintenance of ‘more than 500’ double-deck electric multiple-unit cars for use on NSW TrainLink Intercity services was signed on August 18 by New South Wales Minister for Transport & Infrastructure Andrew Constance and the RailConnect joint venture of Hyundai Rotem, Mitsubishi Electric Australia and UGL Rail.
The Snowy Monaro Regional Council is considering the viability of rebuilding the defunct railway line from Queanbeyan to Bombala - with the possibility of continuing the line through to the Port of Eden.
“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.
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.
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).
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.
Regarding the calls by NNRAG for t
Travellers have been evacuated from two terminals at John F Kennedy International airport in
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.
Almost 2000 trucks a day use Rosanna Road - and the road's nature strip is littered with their wing mirrors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TWO juveniles walking on a railway bridge were forced to cling to a pylon and dangle over crocodile-infested waters to avoid being hit by a cane train at Macknade.
POLITICAL point scoring is all that is preventing work beginning on Townsville’s eastern access rail corridor project.
It has taken years of lobbying to achieve but a new rail upgrade that will give western Queensland cattle producers direct rail access to the Oakey Beef Exports plant at Oakey is now just months from being a reality.
TRANSPORT Minister Stirling Hinchliffe was still insisting the troubled Moreton Bay Rail Link project was “progressing well” in March, despite initial pre-commissioning works having already been postponed multiple times.
THE Brisbane-Gold Coast rail link was to be extended to Coolangatta at a predicted cost of about $190 million.
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.
Maryborough's flagship event is the Redwood All Trotting Carnival, the most unique, popular and successful harness racing event on Victoria's provincial calendar.
One of the key milestones of the 1980s Bjelke-Petersen Government's south-east Queensland's public transport infrastructure program marks 30 years today.
Africa: Vale has awarded Mota-Engil two five-year contracts totalling US$1282m to maintain the 920 km Nacala Corridor in Malawi and Mozambique, assisted by EMEF.
InnoTrans 2016 will see the unveiling of Prose’s BrakePASS system for the automation of brake tests and the storage of associated documentation.
The highlight of Schaltbau’s stand at InnoTrans 2016 will be the IntelliDesk, a new design concept for driver consoles which is intended to minimise the wiring requirements.
HÜBNER: To ensure its train gangways meet customers’ requirements, Hübner has developed a track geometry recording system which provides real-world data which can be used by its design engineers.
OLEO: The Sentry range of rail couplers is to be launched by Oleo International at InnoTrans 2016.
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.
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.
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.
Passengers travelling on Adelaide's Seaford and Tonsley train lines have been told to expect delays as services resume after an electrical problem.
It would be easy to drive past the famous vineyards of Coonawarra without noticing one of the region's most historic monuments.
ELDER MP Annabel Digance says a rail spur line to Westfield Marion should be considered as part of plans to upgrade Oaklands crossing.
The public is being urged to take care around railway lines and level crossings for National Rail Safety Week.
THE number of Tasmanian drivers and pedestrians courting danger on the state’s rail network has risen sharply.
RECREATION groups have welcomed a Rail Bill that allows new tourism opportunities to open up across regional Tasmania.
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 has completed its flood track maintenance and repair backlog, with trains returning to the Western Line and the bridge at Kimberley returning to service.
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
CDPQ Infra announced on August 24 that it had reached agreement with CN over the acquisition of land and structures for the proposed Réseau Électrique Métropolitain automated metro project.
The first of 38 trams that Eurotem is supplying for the two lines under construction in Izmir has arrived in the city.
The St Petersburg city authorities have awarded preliminary design contracts for two planned light rail lines in the city’s suburbs.
Bergen Mayor Marte Mjøs Persen and Hordaland County Mayor Anne Gine Hestetun inaugurated an extension of Bergen’s Bybanen tram route on August 15.
Rail Safety Week is an annual initiative from TrackSAFE to engage the community in rail safety practices and the importance of rail safety.
THREE dozen households have been moved to escape the noise from major construction works on the controversial sky rail project.
Ararat Rural City Council has welcomed news the proposed freight train hub is one step closer to being established.
TRAFFIC was brought to a standstill across multiple sites in Coburg as boomgates shut down after a Metro signal power fault.
A Victorian MP is denying claims that a feasibility study into a potential train line on the Bellarine Peninsula was held in secret.
A man who was left fighting for his life after his car crashed into a train has died.
Research to assess the route and cost of a proposed heavy rail link to Morley will take "years" to complete, Dean Nalder tells State Parliament.
A RECORD number of shipping containers on trains is touted as signalling more Fremantle Port trade can go by rail even if the $1.
Rio Tinto’s much-vaunted iron ore expansion could be delayed by another two years due to ongoing issues with its driverless train network and could ultimately force the miner to develop more rail infrastructure, chief financial officer Chris Lynch has warned investors and analysts.
Western Australia freight network concessionaire Brookfield Rail brought its track and civil maintenance activities in-house with effect from August 15.
Brookfield Rail has announced it will undertake all regular track maintenance activities for Western Australia’s regional 5,500km multi-user freight rail network.
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.
Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria (PTV) are upgrading the tram power supply located near Carlisle Street and Chapel Street, Balaclava.
Stop upgrades planned for the network.