Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.
A train derailed at the Raglan Station Road Railway Crossing at 4pm Tuesday.
121 full-time train crew jobs made redundant across a handful of depots, mostly Pt Waratah and Port Kembla, but some at Greta and other places too.
A TRAIN believed to belong to Pacific National derailed five kilometres east of Julia Creek on Wednesday morning.
It with a sad heart that I wish to inform the Railpage community of the passing of one of our members, Tim Gray, @Termite who was well known through the railway community as a top bloke who loved all things railway.
The national railways of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have agreed to launch a passenger service between Almaty and Toshkent using wide-bodied coaches developed by Talgo.
A 50-year-old man committed suicide by jumping in front of a metro train at Yellow Line’s Azadpur station on Monday.
Officials and policy makers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey attended a conference on March 15-16 to discuss proposals to improve international rail connectivity in South & Southwest Asia.
China to Europe rail freight services are ‘no longer carrying volumes that can be ignored’, and the air cargo sector must start taking the threat to its traffic seriously, Marco Bloemen, Senior Vice-President at air freight consultancy Seabury, told the International Air Transport Association World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi on March 14.
Bidding on construction of the Bangkok-Rayong high-speed train is expected to take place this year as part of efforts to jump-start the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), the government's flagship project for Thailand 4.
AURIZON is seeking the green light for a rail link to the Galilee Basin’s huge coal reserves that will be up to $1 billion cheaper than the one planned by Indian mining giant Adani.
Strong export demand combined with favourable seasonal conditions to drive a 32% increase in the amount of grain hauled by Aurizon in 2016.
A PROSERPINE man has vowed to blockade the road leading to the Wilmar mill in Proserpine if the plans go ahead to cancel a rail contract between Aurizon and the town's sugar mill.
RAIL giant Aurizon is considering selling locomotives, wagons and infrastructure used to transport sugar after it decided it will no longer deliver sugar from Wilmar's mill at Proserpine to Mackay and from its Burdekin mills to Townsville.
GLENCORE’S chief operating officer of Australia’s copper assets refused to accept the blame for the company transporting product from Mount Isa to Townsville by road instead of rail.
WORK is steadily progressing on the Sydney Metro Trains Facility (SMTF) at Rouse Hill as the $8.
A section of roof has "blasted" off a Sydney train with 400 people on board, injuring one man.
Police are alleging the discovery of thousands of dollars of illicit substances on a teenager who was questioned after being caught by transit officers for travelling on a Sydney train without a valid ticket.
Forty minutes – that’s how much travel time South Coast rail commuters could save with new technology.
Are you railing for a change of scenery, love watching the clock and are keen to get your career on track?
There were 95 sightings for this week; this is 15 sightings less than last week, making a total of 1081 sightings for this year to date.
There were 110 sightings for this week; this is 5 sightings more than last week, making a total of 986 sightings for this year to date.
There were 105 sightings for this week; this is 5 sightings less than last week, making a total of 876 sightings for this year to date.
There were 110 sightings for this week; this is 35 sightings more than last week, making a total of 771 sightings for this year to date.
There were only 75 sightings for this week; this is 32 sightings less than last week, making a total of 661 sightings for this year to date.
Lithuania’s Minister of Transport & Communications Rokas Masiulis met European Co-ordinator for the TEN-T North Sea-Baltic Corridor Catherine Trautmann on March 22 to discuss the progress of the Rail Baltica project to build a 1 435 mm gauge line from Poland to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Passengers travelling between Plymouth and London have been warned of possible delays to their morning commutes until late on Friday because of a derailed freight train.
GERMANY: Following a European tender, Rhein-Ruhr transport authority VRR has awarded Transdev a contract to manage its ticket distribution systems for 11 years from December 1 2019, when the current contract held by Deutsche Bahn ends.
NORWAY: Swedish national passenger operator SJ has established local subsidiary SJ Norge to bid for the operating contracts which are being tendered under Norway’s railway reform programme.
EUROPE: Denmark to Germany tunnel project promoter Femern A/S signed two technical consultancy contracts on March 21.
A new report from HSBC has predicted the price of iron ore may return to below US$40 a tonne this calendar year, with a global oversupply set to impact the major commodity sooner, rather than later.
It’s that time of the day again.
IT’S a good thing George Cunningham was a butcher in a former life because “you need a cut lunch” to get from one end of his house to the other.
Railway Gazette attended a demonstration of Bluetooth Low Energy fare validation technology at Thales UK’s Crawley offices on February 9.
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AN 20,000 piece model train collection which took a lifetime to curate is now calling Ipswich home.
The pound's recent devaluation after June's Brexit vote has already led to some price rises, and model railways are one business feeling the effects.
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
As Christmas 2016 approached, and Puffing Billy's 6 train running began in order to accommodate the annual summer rush, G42 was taken out of traffic and rolled into the workshops for a 'B' exam.
Quite a range of jobs have been carried out or are now under way, and there is plenty of work to do, as the photographs demonstrate.
The air box has been modified somewhat from the original concept, in order to increase clearances around the rear pony truck.
Whilst attempting to better cater for massive patronage growth, the need for us to call into service every available item of rolling stock is becoming more the norm than the exception.
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'.
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian announces a new underground concourse for Sydney's Central station as part of the Government's plan to upgrade the precinct.
TAKING in the mountainous back drop of Queenstown on her bike, Ballina MP Tamara Smith has begun her cycle trip to explore the rail trails of New Zealand in a bid to inspire progress on rail trail construction on the North Coast.
THE Rail, Tram and Bus Union has accused the Berejiklian government of “showing disregard for 71 people and their livelihoods” after the state’s transport authority announced it was considering closing a Newcastle call centre.
If the people who want to rip up the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line are so convinced there’s no community support for a regular commuter train service from Casino to Coolangatta Airport, to service eight out of ten of the north coast population centres and two million tourists, they wouldn’t need to spend so much time writing desperate letters full of misinformation.
The NSW government is pushing forward with its plans to build the long-awaited Albion Park Rail bypass.
A passenger rail service between Christchurch and Dunedin would become a reality if a group of South Island mayors have their way.
Freight services will resume on the rail line between Christchurch and Greymouth on Monday, with the TranzAlpine scenic service to restart on Wednesday.
A new station serving the eastern side of Auckland’s city centre was officially opened on March 13.
A newly-opened $12 million railway station at Parnell in Auckland’s east will be a vital link for students and local residents, Auckland Transport chairman Dr Lester Levy has said.
A Wakatipu tourism icon that's been off the rails for four years is finally back on track.
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.
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.
Last year was not one of the best for the rail industry, with freight volumes down across the board, especially in the minerals sector, combined with a general lack of direction.
For most Americans, public transit basically has three virtues.
The trucking industry has always had a problematic relationship with the railway industry, or more specifically, the rail freight industry as road versus rail tensions continue.
University of Wollongong research could improve the reliability of the South Coast rail line – especially in rainy weather.
The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia has encouraged state and federal governments to borrow to finance infrastructure.
One in 37 Victorian truck drivers tested positive to drug driving, almost double the national figure, in a major police blitz this week.
Melbourne Airport's profit margins from car parking shrank 11 per cent in 2015-16, but at 59 per cent remain high enough to have helped the airport rake in more parking revenue than any other in Australia.
Later this year Dutch company Hedgehog Applications is to undertake a pilot project in Apeldoorn which will use a large battery to store energy regenerated by braking electric trains and use it to recharge electric buses and cars.
A plane with five people on board has crashed into the side of a shopping centre near Essendon Airport, in Melbourne's north, sparking a blaze at a nearby retail outlet centre.
Cost-recovery for public transport has reached unsustainable levels and must be overhauled to support sustainable transport services in Australia’s capital cities according to a new report released by the Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF).
On Win News on Thursday, 19 January, the Transport Minister's response to the issue of heat stress in the rails causing reduced speed for rail freight and passenger services was disingenuous, contrived, lame and lacking in any capacity to take action on the issue.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation board has two new members after the Government appointed David Saxelby and Jennifer Seabrook to the body.
Inland rail is a once in a generation project and the Coalition government is committed to engaging communities along the proposed route as the alignment is finalised.
The Australian Government has committed to five key initiatives in its response to the IA 15 Year Plan, released today.
The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening public ownership of V/Line, to protect it from any future attempts by the Liberal and National Party to privatise it and run it in to the ground.
TRANSPORT Minister Jackie Trad has been forced to intervene in a new closed-shop job scandal at Queensland Rail, after it rejected dozens of applications from experienced train drivers.
MILLIONS of dollars of taxpayer money will be spent on overtime pay for extra train drivers and guards during Commonwealth Games, according to the State Opposition.
SECTIONS of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Program between Toowoomba to Grandchester have been declared coordinated projects by Queensland’s coordinator-general.
NEW video is showing a planned $235 million rail transfer hub in detail not seen before.
Queensland Rail could have saved millions over five months if it did not have to systematically rely on overtime.
The debate in the Friday Five about the dilapidated state of the memorials marking the joining of the Trans Australian Railway Line has been going on for a few years now with many and varied solutions put forward.
Transcal has launched its Aerolite train seat, which is intended to be ‘lighter, slimmer and more comfortable’ than other options.
SCT Logistics has documented its first train between Melbourne and Brisbane via Wodonga in a short documentary, which it hopes will help boost the reputation of rail on Australia’s East Coast.
Rio Tinto has announced a deal to sell its Australian coal assets to Chinese state-owned mining firm Yancoal for more than $3 billion.
Catching a train from platform one of Melbourne's Southern Cross Station is like boarding a flight from gate one of an international airport – rarely done, and all the more special for that.
Industrial cabling supplier Nexans has launched the Flamex SI-FR range of fire-resistant cables for onboard power and control systems.
A QUEENSLAND multimillionaire who plans to create 15,000 jobs by building an inland rail line from Melbourne to Brisbane has been shut out by the Federal Government.
The prime minister has reaffirmed his commitment to building a new freight railway through Wagga.
Russia's government has launched a programme offering financial support for the replacement of life-expired shunting and other locomotives used on industrial railways which do not form part of the national network.
The federal government has nominated two sections of the potential route of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project.
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.
In a capacious brick warehouse in the historic Eveleigh railway precinct, hundreds of tonnes of heritage railway carriages and equipment is sitting idle after the NSW government terminated a tour company's access to the site and changed the locks.
As light rail works its way down Northbourne Avenue, the ACT Heritage Council is reminding Canberrans that rail was always part of the vision for the city.
As Canberra gears up for a light rail connection through the city, the ACT Heritage Council has moved to protect the telltale signs of Canberra's first rail plan.
Minutes of South and West Gippsland Transport Group meeting be held at 7.
Police believe at least six shots were fired at a bike rider at Everton on Saturday, with at least one bullet hitting him in the head and multiple rounds hitting his chest.
A Melbourne man ensured an unforgettable proposal for his girlfriend by recreating the moment they had first met on a crowded commuter train.
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
EYRE Peninsula’s rail system is in urgent need of investment to stop grain transport moving from rail to road, according to Member for Flinders Peter Treloar.
AN UPGRADE to a rail line that links the interior of South Australia with Adelaide is to make the movement of freight faster and more efficient.
IF the Weatherill Labor government and South Australian Freight Council want to fight the Marshall Liberal team on our GlobeLink plan at the next state election, I say bring it on.
Railpage believe's the Trans Australia Railway (TAR) has been cut in Western Australia for several days now by flooding due to the recent heavy rains.
A rail union delegate fired after allegedly bullying her co-workers by revving up her motorbike outside their house and posting Facebook posts belittling one as a "wanker" has lost her unfair dismissal case.
A transport safety authority's report into a freight train derailment in Tasmania is questioned by the rail operator's CEO, who admits he has not read the report "completely".
TasRail's CEO vows an unexpected $5.
A NEW West Coast Wilderness Railway trip called Footplate Experience is set to excite enthusiasts far and wide.
A parliamentary committee has recommended the Tasmanian government consider splitting TasRail into two.
THE rail corridor at the centre of the stoush between Police and Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding and independent MLC Ruth Forrest has failed to get funding.
The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.
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.
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.
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.
Alstom has completed the first dynamic tests of its Coradia iLint fuel cell multiple-unit.
THE Berejiklian government is under renewed pressure to release key documents relating to the Newcastle Light Rail project, with Greens MP Mehreen Faruqi labelling it a “prime candidate for cost blowouts”.
The final phase of Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing opened on February 26.
Construction of Sydney's new light rail has impacted the Swans' pre-season for a second straight year, forcing the 2016 grand finalists to narrow their Moore Park training base.
MORE than three kilometres of rail track are being installed at Wickham as contractors join the new interchange to the main rail system.
BUSES will replace every V/Line train on the Geelong line for 10 days next month with commuters warned to expect delays of up to 45 minutes.
TOOBORAC residents can finally have their say about the possible Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail.
The federal government needs to take on new responsibilities and work with the state government to remedy poor passenger rail services in rural areas including the Warrnambool-Melbourne rail service, a federal MP says.
A plant-covered apartment tower is set to be constructed over a busy suburban train line, in what could become a first for Melbourne.
A man looking at pictures of dead bodies on his phone on an early morning train sparked a security scare that shut down two platforms and caused heavy delays at Flinders Street Station.
China State Construction Engineering Corp Ltd has tentatively agreed to build a new port and rail line for a yet-to-be-approved iron ore mine in Western Australia, according to a memorandum of understanding with privately-owned New Zealand firm BBI Group.
We’ve just completed our third election campaign in a row in which big public transport promises took centre stage.
Malcolm Turnbull and Anthony Albanese have gone toe-to-toe in Canberra over WA Government plans to spend $1.
New WA Premier Mark McGowan has named member for West Swan Rita Saffioti as the state’s new transport minister.
THE City of Wanneroo has labelled its State Election campaign, Connect Wanneroo, a success for community support and a promise of rail to Yanchep by 2021.
Yarra Trams delivered 98.
Yarra Trams delivered 98.
Melbourne's tram network will be powered by a new large scale solar plant to be built in regional Victoria.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks at the Elizabeth Street Tram Terminus.
Yarra Trams delivered 98.