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Metro Trains urged to crack down on graffiti on Melbourne’s trains

Posted yesterday

VICTORIANS are increasingly forced to travel in graffiti-laden trains, as brazen vandals treat Melbourne’s public transport system as a canvas.

Warrnambool line misses out on fast new VLocity carriages

Posted yesterday

BOTH the government and Labor have promised to spend millions on new train carriages for country Victoria — but south-west travellers won’t see any difference

Iran welcomes Western tourists on first private rail tour

Posted yesterday

For the first time in history, a private train carrying European, Australian and American passengers entered Iranian territory through the Razi border station between Turkey and Iran’s West-Azerbaijan province on October 23.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes, killing co-pilot

Posted yesterday

A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and spaceport in California, killing one crew member and seriously injuring the other, officials said.

Shippers turn to reefer rail more for capacity than savings

Posted yesterday

U.S. shippers’ increasing difficulties in finding long-haul trucks to move their loads is making intermodal rail, including the transport of refrigerated goods, more a “capacity play” than about saving money.

Train maker Alstom takes heart in ALP's $800m rail pledge

Posted 2 days ago

A train manufacturing company based in Ballarat says a Victorian Opposition election pledge will provide certainty for the industry.

Aurizon uses drones to inspect rail assets

Posted 2 days ago

Australia’s largest rail freight operator Aurizon has begun testing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for inspections of assets along its central Queensland coal network.

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New Zealand Rail News 170 stories
Opinion 10 stories
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Rail Events 45 stories
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Tasmanian Rail News 251 stories
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Asciano

37 stories | Newest story posted Tuesday, 12 August

Aurizon

41 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago

Cityrail News

122 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago

Gunzelling Reports

507 stories | Newest story posted 7 days ago

International Rail News

1676 stories | Newest story posted yesterday

Letters to the Editor

80 stories | Newest story posted Wednesday, 1 October

New South Wales Rail News

2011 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago

New Zealand Rail News

170 stories | Newest story posted Friday, 10 October
  • Freight on rail wagons across strait 'obsolete'

    Moving freight by rail wagons on Cook Strait ferries was costly and obsolete, says an industry consultant, who believes KiwiRail should dump the idea.

  • Chinese rail workers 'paid $NZ3/hr in NZ'

    NEW Zealand's Labour party and the rail workers' union are demanding answers to claims Chinese workers brought to the country to fix asbestos-contaminated locomotives were paid as little as $NZ3 ($A2.

  • End of the line for rail option

    Ravensdown is no longer using trains for its Napier plant, meaning more trucks will use Marine Parade in spring and autumn ferrying fertiliser from Napier Port.

  • Christchurch rail services long overdue

    There were serious flaws in the assessment which led to the rejection of a northern rail transport option for Christchurch, writes CHRISTOPHER KISSLING.

  • NZ First proposes $300m swap from roads to rail

    A $300 million cash swap from roads to railways is at the heart of New Zealand First's transport policy for the election, including restoring the Gisborne-Napier line, and looking at extending the Wellington line to Levin and into Wairarapa.

Northern Territory Rail News

199 stories | Newest story posted Monday, 13 October

Opinion

10 stories | Newest story posted Monday, 20 October

Other Transport News

318 stories | Newest story posted yesterday

Press Releases

194 stories | Newest story posted Friday, 18 April, 2014

Queensland Rail News

1324 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago

Rail Events

45 stories | Newest story posted Monday, 20 October

Rail News

2623 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago

Railpage Australia News

69 stories | Newest story posted Monday, 25 August

Railway Stories

45 stories | Newest story posted 7 days ago

South Australian Rail News

463 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago

Tasmanian Rail News

251 stories | Newest story posted Monday, 7 July

Tram and Light Rail News

703 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago

Victorian Rail News

3226 stories | Newest story posted yesterday

Western Australian Rail News

666 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago