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Africa

37 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Traxx Africa handed over in Durban

Bombardier Transportation and Transnet Freight Rail celebrated the handover of the first of 240 Traxx Africa electric locomotives with a ceremony at Transnet Engineering’s assembly plant in Durban on December 7.

Nacala investment package complete

Brazilian mining and steel group Vale has signed binding financial contracts which complete the investment structure for the Nacala Logistics Corridor.

Reps to probe rail accidents nationwide

The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate rail accidents across the country especially deaths at railway crossing.

SNCF to assist PRASA with renewal programme

Under a tripartite agreement signed on November 27, SNCF and French government development agency AFD have agreed to provide technical and financial assistance worth R6·2m to suburban passenger operator Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.

Asciano

91 stories | Newest story posted 4 months ago
Freight train was travelling at 90km per hour when it derailed on the Nullarbor

An investigation into a train derailment on the Nullarbor last year has found the tracks failed to restore to the normal position after an east-bound train departed the line two hours prior.

New PN boss sets up old mining rivalry

Former BHP Billiton coal boss Dean Dalla Valle will replace David Irwin as chief executive officer of Pacific National, the bulk and intermodal operator announced on Monday.

Exports face disruption as union battles with network operators

EXPORTS of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.

PN industrial action costing Vic grains sector millions

DRAWN out negotiations between Victorian grain train drivers and freight business Pacific National (PN) is costing the grains industry millions of dollars due to train delays and cancellations.

Irwin to leave Pacific National

Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.

Asian Rail News

512 stories | Newest story posted 14 hours ago
B520bn rail projects prepped for cabinet

The Transport Ministry has prepared rail projects worth more than 520 billion baht as it plans seeking cabinet approval for the work early next year.

Hupac orders Chinese wagons

Hupac and CRRC International have signed a two-year contract for CRRC Shandong to manufacture flat wagons for the intermodal freight operator and obtain Swiss wagon registration and EU certification for the designs.

Xi’an – Chengdu high speed railway opened throughout

Revenue services on the 511 km Xi’an – Jiangyou section of the 663 km Xi’an – Chengdu Passenger-Dedicated Line began on December 6, with the first train leaving Xi’an at 08:22.

Thailand pushes for high-speed rail link with China to be used for freight

Project gets green light from environmental body but now Thailand says it’s ‘not feasible’ as a passenger service

Rocketing China-Europe rail volume strains infrastructure

Containerized cargo riding the rails between China and Europe has grown at a furious pace in the past year, driven by strong consumer demand, limited air freight space, and the benefits of overland shipping for 

Aurizon

149 stories | Newest story posted 3 weeks ago
Aurizon on a sticky wicket as rail group mulls WICET takeover

When Aurizon confirmed it was considering buying the debt-laden Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal this week, the initial reaction from the investment community was mostly positive.

Success of rail giant's $4bn deal would create monopoly

RAIL giant Aurizon could have the monopoly on coal transport if a rumoured $4billion offer for a debt-laden Gladstone terminal goes ahead.

How a rail company helped clean up Harbour Beach

MACKAY'S beaches will be better than ever thanks to a helping hand from rail company Aurizon.

Aurizon announces appointment of new Non-Executive Director

Aurizon announces that Marcelo Bastos will join the Aurizon Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 15 November 2017.

Aurizon coal volumes bolstered by AGL deal

Aurizon’s coal haulage volumes jumped 7% year-on-year in the September quarter, thanks in part to the commencement of its 8.

Cityrail News

514 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Train passengers swelter in 1970s-era trains

A week after one of the biggest public transport timetable overhaul, rail passengers are taking more journeys than they would like on older "S-set" trains without air conditioning.

Sydney trains employee 'flashed passenger'

A Sydney Trains employee has been charged after he allegedly flashed a female passenger while in uniform in the city's west.

Two charged, 55 fines issued during police rail blitz

Two people were charged and 55 infringement notices issued during a police crackdown on crime and anti-social behaviour across the Illawarra’s public transport network last week.

Longer trains and ‘last summer’ of hot tin rattlers

OBSERVERS have been dispatched to the Macarthur train line to see first-hand the effects of the new public transport timetable following a week of complaints on social media about packed carriages and station overcrowding, particularly at Glenfield.

Sydney Trains warns timetable overhaul to make peak-hour delays 'irrecoverable'

Delays to Sydney's trains are likely to be "cumulative and irrecoverable" during peak hours following incidents, as the biggest overhaul of the rail timetable in years places greater strain on Sydney's rail network, an internal document reveals.

Europe

341 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
US-built Estonian GE locomotive rebuilt

Freight operator EVR Cargo has begun testing the first of its GE-built C30-7Ai Co-Co diesel-electric locomotives to be extensively rebuilt at its Tapa workshops.

Merkel inaugurates München - Berlin Unity Project 8

Special trains from München and Nürnberg, celebrations in multiple cities and a spectacular arrival in Berlin Hauptbahnhof marked the inauguration on December 8 of the railway known as German Unity Project VDE8.

Beograd depot upgrade loan signed

The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is providing national passenger operator JSC Srbija Voz with loans totalling €47m to finance the upgrading and expansion of Zemun depot on the outskirts of Beograd.

Two trains collide near German city of Dusseldorf, passengers injured

Several people have been injured after a passenger train hit a freight train near the German city of Dusseldorf, fire department and police spokesmen said.

Latvia's cabinet backs electrification financing proposal

The cabinet has accepted a Ministry of Transport report setting out how the first phase of the electrification programme envisaged under the national development plan for 2014–20 can be undertaken without requiring funding from the state budget.

Gunzelling Reports

667 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 9/12/2017

There were 99 sightings for this week; this is 5 sightings more than last week, making a total of 4774 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 2/12/2017

There were 94 sightings for this week; this is 4 sightings less than last week, making a total of 4675 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 25/11/2017

There were 98 sightings for this week; this is 20 sightings more than last week, making a total of 4581 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 18/11/2017

There were 78 sightings for this week; this is 2 sightings less than last week, making a total of 4483 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 11/11/2017

There were 80 sightings for this week; this is 22 sightings less than last week, making a total of 4405 sightings for this year to date.

Inland Rail Project

87 stories | Newest story posted 14 hours ago
Here's what you need to know about inland rail

It's going to cost taxpayers at least $10 billion and isn't predicted to turn a profit for about 50 years, but proponents say Australia is in desperate need of an inland railway to ease the number of trucks on our roads and create a more efficient freight system for the next 100 years.

Mayors meet in Mount Isa on inland rail and cross border issues

The mayors of Mount Isa and Tennant Creek are heading up a meeting in Mount Isa today to look at cross-border issues and projects including the inland rail.

Inland railway network crucial to moving freight

[color=#1d1d1d][size=3][font=merriweather, georgia, serif][color=#111111][size=2][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Ross Gittins' article "Politicians should get wings clipped on infrastructure" (December 4) demonstrates he does not understand the freight challenge facing Australia.

Bitter battle brews over train line impact study

RESIDENTS of Algester, Boronia Heights, Forestdale and Hillcrest are bracing for a bitter fight to get environmental impact studies conducted on a freight train line running through their suburbs.

Government confirms preferred study corridor for Narromine to Narrabri section of Inland Rail

A “missing link” of the Inland Rail project is closer to being realised after the government announced the preferred study corridor for the Narromine to Narrabri section.

International Rail News

4531 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
CN implements visual identification system at headquarters

Infynia Security has deployed FST Biometrics' In Motion Identification facial recognition technology and Automatic Systems’ SmartLane turnstiles at CN’s Montréal headquarters, including all perimeter access points and the entrance to the corporate child daycare centre.

Iran orders Hyundai Rotem diesel multiple-units

A €720m contract for Hyundai Rotem and Iran Rail Industries Development Co to supply 150 three-car diesel multiple-units to national railway RAI was signed on December 2.

Cameras in trains can help avoid tragedy

After any airliner crash, the first things investigators look for are the flight recorders.

Chile looks to revive freight rail network

Chile is looking to revive its freight railway network, dominant during the 1950s but in decay since the 80s, as state-owned rail operator 

Letters to the Editor

181 stories | Newest story posted last month
Red Star Train Graveyard - where trains went to die

Holding their ground like true war heroes and completely frozen for the last 40 years, these relics of time tell a story which deserves to be heard.

All rail systems are not equal

FOLLOWING my letter (Daily, September 2) I would like to thank all those who contacted me regarding the railway between Beerwah and Maroochydore.

Rail needs fall on deaf ears

ON JULY 29, the Sunshine Coast Daily published my letter asking for all levels of government to fast track the CAMCOS Railway between Beerwah and Maroochydore.

How to launch a new passenger train operator

Despite more than two decades of European legislation aimed at opening up the rail market to facilitate access for new entrants, the hurdles remain formidable, as Sven Gossel of prospective German open access player Trans Metropolitan Railway explains.

A regional rail fantasy map

Here's master mapmaker Adam Mattinson's vision of what a high quality regional rail network could look like in Victoria.

Model Railways

21 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Model trains whistling around long track draw hundreds

It wasn’t shopping deals that drew more than 300 adults and their fascinated children to a building on Round Rock’s Main Street the day after Thanksgiving.

The passing of David Marr

I wanted to recognise David Marr who passed away earlier this week.

Neil Young to Auction Off His Model Trains, Guitars & Cars

Ever dreamed of playing a guitar owned by 

Hobart train enthusiast Steve Williams heading to Launceston Model Railway Show this weekend

CHUFFED that the Launceston Model Railway Show is back again, Hobart train enthusiast Steve Williams is packing up his boxcars and engines for the trip up north.

Now that’s a track record

EVER since she was four years old, Roslyn Reynolds has been fascinated by trains.

Narrow Gauge

60 stories | Newest story posted 3 weeks ago
Garratt Happenings: The NG/G16 129 August Update

Work moves on apace with NG/G16 129, including the following tasks:

Ambulance called after miniature steam train derailments

A NUMBER of people were taken to hospital after two miniature steam train derailments in Kearneys Spring on Sunday.

Train enthusiasts needed for special project

A PLAN to build a 450-metre miniature train track in Hervey Bay could come to fruition if members of the Hervey Bay Men's Shed can get the backing of local train enthusiasts.

Dangerous behaviour has potential for 'catastrophic outcomes'

As school holidays get into full swing, MSF Sugar has seen an alarming spike in dangerous behaviours such as cane train surfing around its cane rail network and is calling on parents to be more vigilant.

Enjoying a Climax in the Dandenongs

We enjoyed a lovely evening last Saturday, with the Nick Anchen-organised Climax trip from Emerald to Gembrook and return.

New South Wales Rail News

2726 stories | Newest story posted 13 hours ago
Rail line worst in state for trespassers

Too many people are risking their lives by stepping onto train tracks in the Illawarra, according to a government report.

Rail Trail community consultation

The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is seeking community input on the proposed closure of the rail corridor between Armidale and Wallangarra.

Nats must grow a backbone and stop new england rail closures

The Liberal Party wants to turn new England's railways into a bike path, but the National Party is running dead on the issue.

Plan to convert railway line could be reversed - Adam Marshall MP

Northern Tablelands MP, Adam Marshall, has tried to reassure campaigners who want trains back on the Armidale to Glen Innes (and beyond) line that conversion to a “rail trail” wouldn’t block any future resumption of rail services.

DPC to hold community consultation in Guyra and Tenterfield for proposed rail trail

A new push to get a rail trail on track is gaining momentum in the region.

New Zealand Rail News

262 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago
Dunedin rail workshop could be on track to reopen

Rail jobs could return to Dunedin's Hillside as part of a joint venture to run a luxury train service through New Zealand.

Report finds rail injects $1.5 billion a year into New Zealand's economy

The Labour-led government is promising to invest in rail after releasing a report it says National sat on which shows $1.

Fourth section of Hauraki Rail Trail officially opened

The new Pukorokoro-Miranda to Kopu section of the Hauraki Rail Trail was officially opened on November 18.

Battery option in Auckland order for more CAF EMUs

Auckland Transport and CAF signed a NZ$$133m contract on November 7 covering the supply of a further 15 three-car electric multiple-units from 2019 and the provision of eight years of maintenance.

New Zealand commits $NZ 800m to two rail projects

THE newly-elected Labour-New Zealand First coalition government has announced a $NZ 800m ($US 546.

Northern Territory Rail News

209 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Battle to stop Tennant Creek to Mount Isa railway project

It’s Queenslander against Queenslander in the battle to stop a proposed multi-million-dollar Tennant Creek to Mount Isa rail link.

Council candidate floats tourist sky rail plan

WITH one week to go until nominations close, a big field is now likely to contest the Katherine Town Council elections.

'Jesus loves nachos' graffiti now an icon

ONE of the most well known if imponderable landmarks in the Northern Territory outback town of Katherine is a ancient piece of graffiti on the town’s famous railway bridge.

Red Centre salt mine progresses on back of major supply agreement

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.

Northern Australia rail project takes important step

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.

Opinion

94 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Is the Mildura Standardisation Project doomed?

Poor management and penny pinching may ultimately result in it being found out very early in the piece that the standardised Murray Basin Railway will end up with inferior operational flexibility and capability compared to its existing broad gauge counterpart.

I was upskirted while sitting on a train with my boyfriend

The story I'm about to share isn't uncommon.

Burnley to Camberwell quadruplication

The PTV Network Development Plan from 2013 includes quadruplification between Burnley and Camberwell on the Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein lines, as part of Stage 4.

Sexual harassment is rife on public transport

Survey results from the Australian Human Rights Commission reveal concerning statistics about the numbers of university students being sexual harassed and sexual assaulted on Australian public transport.

Thermal coal to trade at four-year high

A key negotiation towards the market price of thermal coal over the next 12 months has turned out nicely for miners, with the price set 38% higher than a year ago.

Other Transport News

405 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
UK car sales fall for 8th month running

UK car sales slumped by over 11% in November, led by a startling decline in diesel sales.

Preferred North East Link slammed by Banyule Mayor

A PREFERRED route, which will increase the cost of the North East Link, has been chosen by an Andrews Government Cabinet subcommittee.

Rise of the Robots

It’s dusk and Robert Hermann is driving an eighteen-wheeler down a narrow road lined with fields and neat hedges.

Transurban under pressure over 'excessive' CityLink fees to enforce tolls

CityLink operator Transurban has been accused of imposing excessive toll invoice fees – which for a car can be up to 16 times the cost of tolled travel – to fund its own enforcement system.

Residents in narrow inner west st fear WestConnex trucks

RESIDENTS living in a narrow street near a major WestConnex construction site fear the safety of children, pedestrians and local drivers will be threatened by heavy traffic caused by road diversions.

Pacific National News

5 stories | Newest story posted last month
Pacific National coal, grain train drivers on strike across much of NSW

COAL rail services to the Port of Newcastle will be disrupted until noon on Monday with a 48-hour strike by hundreds of Pacific National train crew.

Pacific National response to Federal Government's committment Inland Rail

Leading rail freight operator Pacific National has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to fund the Inland Rail project.

Pacific National appoints new CEO

Pacific National has announced the appointment of Dean Dalla Valle as Chief Executive Officer.

Pacific National Focuses on Queensland Services

In response to the Aurizon ASX announcement today Pacific National is pleased to announce a binding agreement with Aurizon to purchase the Acacia Ridge Intermodal Terminal in Brisbane, Queensland.

Pacific National appoints new CEO

Pacific National has announced the appointment of Dean Dalla Valle as Chief Executive Officer.

Press Releases

236 stories | Newest story posted 4 months ago
Heritage Train with Breakfast in Historic Station Dining Room

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on board a special Heritage Train  tour to Tocumwal travelling the “freight only”  railway line.

SSR Acquires GT46-ACe Locomotives

Southern Shorthaul Railroad has recently acquired two new GT46-ACe locomotives from the Downer Group to cater for continuing business growth.

Logistics giants join forces for improved freight outcomes

To celebrate 10 years' operation in Parkes, SCT Logistics is focusing on delivering improved levels of freight services from the Parkes region to Port of Sydney by teaming up with DP World Australia to present a joint capabilities initiative.

Contract for Melbourne Suburban Trains

A project of High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) public-private partnership (PPP) in Melbourne, Australia worth AU$2 billion ($1.

Increased services for Bendigo and Ballarat

Premier Andrews announcement of the increase to passenger rail services to Bendigo and Ballarat comes after years of public dissent about the appalling lack of reliability and overcrowding on the regional rail network.

Queensland Rail News

1976 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Uncertainty remains over 2018 Commonwealth Games trains

Queensland Rail is still unable to confirm how many of its new trains will be ready in time for the Commonwealth Games next year.

Less frequent train services planned for festive month

Trains will run less frequently for 35 days over the summer holiday season so Queensland Rail can manage a "stress point" on the network.

NGR EMUs ready to enter service in Brisbane

The first of 75 New Generation Rollingstock trainsets being built by Bombardier for the Brisbane suburban network are expected to begin carrying passengers on December 11, Queensland Rail Chief Executive Officer Nick Easy confirmed on December 6.

The people have spoken, now it's time to deliver Cross River Rail

Wise politicians know that voters are always right.

NGR trains finally ready for rollout

DISABILITY advocates have attacked a plan to put the state’s troubled new passenger trains into service despite unresolved access problems.

Rail Events

123 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
New headquarters of Chinese trainmaker in Australia

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has declared it had set up an Asia-Pacific headquarters and a research & development center in Australia.

Railway that united Australia celebrates 100 years

One hundred years since the first passenger train travelled across Australia, historians, train buffs and outback leaders gather to celebrate.

Celebrating the Trans-Australian Railway, 100 years on

The rail line that helped seal the Federation will be celebrated on the western edge of the Nullarbor Plain today, 100 years since the track was completed at the tiny settlement of Ooldea.

East-West rail link true nation-building success

It was a project almost equal in size to the Snowy Mountains Scheme that followed it.

Trans Australia Railway - Australian National

Australian National (and/or Australian National Railways/ANRC/AN/ANR) was formed in 1975, a combination of the Commonwealth Railways, South Australian Railways and Tasmanian Railways.

Rail News

3572 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Wynyard Railway Station escalator sculpture

Discover how the Interloop sculpture was created and installed at Wynyard Railway Station.

Australian researchers developing rail safety computer models

Researchers from Australia and Indonesia are developing computer models to predict how railcars will respond to different track conditions, to improve rail safety and efficiency in both countries.

SFS develops silicone sponge for rail industry seals

SFS Manufacturing Group has developed a silicone sponge meeting the latest European rail industry fire, smoke and toxicity specifications.

Police and rail network warn motorists they will lose if they take on trains

THE video at first is bewildering as it seems occupants of a car and it’s caravan are not aware of 1.

World rail infrastructure market - November 2017

Argentina:  Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura has ordered 1∙7 million concrete sleepers from domestic suppliers Astori, Dhasa, Frontera, Prear, Premoldeados de Argentina and Zonis for 2∙4bn pesos.

Railpage Australia News

140 stories | Newest story posted 3 months ago
Submissions open for September 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

July 2017 photo comp

Congratulations to L-1172 who has won the July 2017 photo competition with 9 votes.

Voting open for July 2017 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Submissions open for July 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

June 2017 photo comp

Congratulations to tasrail2100 who has won the June 2017 photo competition with 7 votes.

Railway Preservation

53 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Loco win for Walhalla

[left]A decommissioned Caterpillar engine previously used in the Hazelwood mine and originally destined for the scrap heap has been given a new lease of life carrying tourists along the Walhalla Goldfields Railway.

The first eastbound train departs Kalgoorlie

The first eastbound passenger train departs Kalgoorlie on October 25, 1917, bound for Port Augusta on the newly-opened Trans-Australian Rail Line.

Solar powered train to run Byron Bay Circuit

People passing by Lithgow’s Eskbank Station on Tuesday, October 31, had a chance to see a very rare sight: A train being lifted onto the bed of a waiting truck.

Storage of heritage rolling stock at Broadmeadow

Transport Heritage NSW (THNSW) wishes to clarify media reports surrounding rail heritage rolling stock currently stored at Broadmeadow.

707 Operations Group running farewell trip to Sea Lake

HERITAGE  train enthusiasts are riding the rails to Sea Lake for the last time as they say goodbye to broad gauge in Victoria’s northwest.

Railway Stories

53 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
Recalling the railway pay buses

For nearly 50 years, railway pay buses were used to move cash around the railway network to pay station staff and permanent way workers stationed along the tracks.

Why isn't Canberra's train station in the CBD?

Most capital cities have a train station in the middle of town — that was almost the case for the nation's capital.

Brisbane rail enthusiast Neil MacKenzie receives Queen's Birthday honour for steam train displays

When Neil MacKenzie first began building miniature locomotives in the 1980s, he says he wanted to see if he could win a trophy.

Tasmanian Railway Stories - Episode 1

One night sitting in front of the fire at WJ there was a blood curdling scream from the signal office.

Man proposes on crowded metro train recreating couple's first meeting

A Melbourne man ensured an unforgettable proposal for his girlfriend by recreating the moment they had first met on a crowded commuter train.

South Australian Rail News

594 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Prize-winning rail lands precinct to represent state at awards

THE Mount Gambier Railway Lands won three prestigious awards at the Planning Institute Australia (PIA) South Australia Awards for Excellence 2017 in Adelaide last week.

Outer Harbor rail works may interfere with Tour Down Under launch in Port Adelaide

THE return of the Tour Down Under to Port Adelaide could be derailed by any further delays to the Outer Harbor rail works project, Mayor Gary Johanson says.

Campaign to reinstate South Australia’s regional rail network

FIRST came the unmistakeable vibrations, then the rumble, then the persistent “ker-thump, ker-thump” as the train rattled and rolled its way into town.

ARTC Adelaide-Melbourne railway demands blamed for Outer Harbor, Grange commuter chaos

LAST-minute demands by freight rail line operators are the cause of a six-week delay in reopening of the Outer Harbor and Grange passengers lines.

SA Transport Minister says sorry to for more delays

Adelaide rail passengers will continue to be herded onto substitute buses for an extra six weeks, after the SA Government admitted it had got its dates wrong, forcing an apology from the Transport Minister.

Tasmanian Rail News

333 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
Removal of TasRail tracks near Hobart ‘stuff-up’, not conspiracy, GBE hearing told

THE removal of several hundred metres of TasRail-owned railway lines near the Hobart Regatta Grounds has been “a stuff-up”, a parliamentary hearing has been told.

Respect key to public transport safety, says Rail, Tram and Bus Union

AN Australian-first public awareness campaign to promote safety and respect on Tasmania’s bus network has been launched in Hobart.

Hobart’s Northern Suburbs light rail push wins priority project listing

THE bid for a public transit light rail service for Hobart’s Northern Suburbs has been given a boost after being listed by the State Government as a priority project.

TasRail selects freight planning software

TasRail has awarded Biarri Rail a contract to supply its Boss MP cloud-based operations planning and scheduling software in a three-stage process which will run until early 2019.

One report notes railway viability, the other one doesn't

Two reports assessing the feasibility of a heritage rail operation in the Tasmania’s North East has been disputed, forcing the government to seek another economic analysis for the project.

Train Simulator News

61 stories | Newest story posted last year
DB BR 10 Steam Loco Add-On

The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.

Three Country Corner Scenario Pack 01

Three Country Corner Scenario Pack 01 includes 10 challenging and enjoyable scenarios for the Three Country Corner route on Steam, covering freight and passenger operations in this scenic cross-border region of Western Europe.

NJ Transit® GP40PH-2B Loco Add-On

The Electro-Motive GP40, introduced in 1965, has proven to be one of North America’s most versatile and successful locomotives, with more than 1,200 units constructed by 1972.

Atlantic High Speed Route & TGV Atlantique

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.

Tram and Light Rail News

1101 stories | Newest story posted 13 hours ago
Angry retailers confront Transport Minister over impact of light rail on business

Shopkeepers gatecrashed a press conference and heckled Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Transport Minister Andrew Constance over the lack of compensation for businesses affected by the George Street light rail project.

New look George Street revealed for first time after light rail chaos

Sydneysiders were treated to an early Christmas present with the wraps coming off a large section of the George Street light rail transformation.

Track arrives for Newcastle light rail

More than 12 kilometres of light rail track has arrived in Newcastle ready to be installed along the city’s new route.

Newcastle light rail taking shape in Hunter Street

Newcastle’s light rail route is taking shape along Hunter Street as contractors pour the parallel concrete slabs which will hold the tracks.

Burleigh light rail gets green light as councillors prioritise tram south of Broadbeach

THE next stage of light rail from Broadbeach south to Burleigh is a step closer after a draft business case was ticked off by councillors yesterday.

UK

135 stories | Newest story posted 13 hours ago
UK snow disrupts road, rail and air travel for holiday-takers

Snow caused travel disruptions across central England and northern Wales on Sunday, grounding flights, shutting down roads and triggering traffic accidents.

Virgin Trains kitchen 'covered in rodent droppings'

A Virgin Trains kitchen has been pictured seemingly covered in 'rodent droppings' as a union raised fears of a 'major hygiene issue' on a popular passenger route.

Angel Trains raises £1·1bn to support plans

Rolling stock leasing company Angel Trains Group announced on December 6 that it had secured £835m of new funding to refinance the procurement of 665 Bombardier Transportation Aventra electric multiple-unit cars that will be leased to Abellio for use on the East Anglia franchise from 2019.

Passengers evacuated 'very close to' live rails on London Overground train

Rail passengers were evacuated "very close to" live rails on a London Overground train, the BBC has learned.

Nearly 30 years on, will Glasgow Airport finally get its rail link?

Glasgow Airport serves over 8m passengers and 100,000 planes every year.

USA

86 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Florida Set To Launch First Private High-Speed Train

The country's first private high-speed rail service is opening this month in Florida, promising to transform congested South Florida highways by taking as many as 3 million cars off the road.

Palmetto Railways gets initial go-ahead for Volvo Cars rail line

A plan to let Palmetto Railways buy the land it needs to link the Volvo Cars manufacturing campus with a CSX rail line, even as it waits for permits for the new tracks, received initial approval Tuesday from the state's Joint Bond Review Committee.

Port Canaveral recommends abandoning cargo rail plan

Port Canaveral plans to withdraw a proposal for a cargo rail route from the port to the mainland.

'Underground metro exposes commuters to cancer-causing agents'

[justify]Travelling in underground metro trains may expose commuters to higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents, a study conducted in the US has warned.

Victorian Rail News

4874 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Morwell trains offer youth hope

The Victorian Government has promised a jobs boon for the Latrobe Valley, with a new train factory in Morwell, as well as a pilot program to get young people off the streets and into work.

Craigieburn commuters stuck on line warned not to force doors open

HUNDREDS of commuters were trapped on a train this evening after a track fault shut down the Craigieburn line.

V/Line clearing derailed ballast train in Ararat after it came off the tracks as part of Maryborough line restoration

V/Line contractors have worked to clear a train carriage after it derailed while testing a restored rail line from Ararat to Maryborough.

Melbourne an international pariah on West Gate Tunnel, experts warn

Victorians should be able to vote on Transurban's $5.

Two Major Rail Lines to Shut Down in January

Just in case you needed another reason to vacate the city over summer.

Western Australian Rail News

924 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Balla Balla rail agreement passed

A State Agreement to pave the way for the Balla Balla rail has passed through Parliament with almost unanimous support.

Rio Tinto plans $A 260m rail spend as AutoHaul project moves forward

GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto provided updates on progress with its 

Rail decision will be final

An independent arbitrator could call an end to a two-year deadlock between Arc Infrastructure and CBH by the middle of next year.

Indian Pacific derailment leaves passengers stuck for 12 hours

Passengers were stuck on a long-haul luxury train for more than 12 hours in Perth last night after a minor derailment of one of its carriages just 12 minutes into a four-day journey to Sydney.

Qube opens new mineral sands facility in Bunbury

Bunbury MLA Don Punch officially opened Qube’s new mineral sands facility in Picton on Thursday.

Yarra Trams

186 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
November 2017 performance results

Yarra Trams delivered 97.

St Kilda Junction Cable Pit and Conduit Installation Works

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in partnership with Yarra Trams will be soon installing a new cable pit and conduits in the tram network at the St Kilda Road, St Kilda Junction.

Tram driver amenity facilities installation - St Kilda

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in partnership with Yarra Trams will soon be installing tram driver amenity facilities in the carpark off Belford Street, St Kilda.

Lygon Street between Weston Street and Elgin Street

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks along Lygon Street between Weston Street and Elgin Street.

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Nothing is more important to Yarra Trams than the safety of employees, passengers and the community.

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