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Children killed in rail accident in India

Posted yesterday

A passenger train has crashed into a school bus in southern India, killing at least 11 children, with fears the death toll could rise further, officials say.

Rail hub a blueprint for Riverina

Posted yesterday

THE Ettamogah Rail Hub could be just the first in a series of similar regional freight hubs across the Riverina — or even Australia.

Rail car used as 'school on wheels' marks centenary

Posted yesterday

A monumental anniversary is being marked in Clinton this weekend.

Work begins on California high-speed rail – but there’s a long way to go

Posted yesterday

Six years after Californian voters passed Proposition 1A to begin work on an 836km high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles, work has actually begun. Last week the first demolition crews began knocking down and carting away bars and apartments in Fresno, the Central Valley town where the first section of the line is to be constructed.  

New conflicts emerge as rail moves frac sand across Wisconsin landscape

Posted yesterday

Wisconsin’s boom in production of sand used for hydraulic fracturing has fueled a large increase in rail traffic moving the commodity to other states, causing conflicts and raising safety concerns.

Light rail seen as cool rather than dopey idea

Posted yesterday

IN a bid to prevent our inbox melting, Topics mainly steers clear of the light-rail debate. Not so Coolio, the rapper behind the classic Gangsta’s Paradise.

Country towns press their case in lead up to poll for passenger trains

Posted 2 days ago

PUBLIC transport is the key to attracting city people to country areas.

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Asciano 32 stories
Aurizon 33 stories
Cityrail News 108 stories
Gunzelling Reports 495 stories
New Zealand Rail News 166 stories
Opinion 5 stories
Other Transport News 311 stories
Press Releases 194 stories
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Rail Events 41 stories
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Railway Stories 43 stories
Tasmanian Rail News 251 stories
Victorian Rail News 3072 stories

Asciano

32 stories | Newest story posted Thursday, 19 June
  • Asciano to axe 500 jobs

    Rail operator Asciano will axe about 500 jobs in order to cut costs.

  • Coal train fire sparks investigation

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating a fire on a Pacific National coal train at Awaba at Lake Macquarie earlier this month.

  • Asciano open to contract talks: report

    Asciano chief executive John Mullen has expressed a willingness to engage in discussions with coal miners over their rail contracts amid reports some of the the world's biggest resources companies are running their Australian mines at a loss because the fixed costs of rail contracts mean leaving the mine operational is more cost-effective than closing it, The Australian Financial Review reports.

  • 45 Hunter jobs to go in Pacific National cuts

    ABOUT 45 Hunter rail jobs will be lost as rail company Pacific National cuts almost 200 jobs from its national business.

  • Railway tracks along Nagothane and Roha poorly maintained: railway officials

    Poor maintenance of railway tracks along Nagothane and Roha section of the Central Railway resulted in the derailment of Diva-Sawantwadi Road passenger train, which claimed 21 lives and injured 124 passengers on Sunday, said railway sources.

Aurizon

33 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago

Cityrail News

108 stories | Newest story posted Wednesday, 16 July

Gunzelling Reports

495 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago

International Rail News

1625 stories | Newest story posted yesterday

Letters to the Editor

79 stories | Newest story posted Wednesday, 9 July

New South Wales Rail News

1921 stories | Newest story posted yesterday

New Zealand Rail News

166 stories | Newest story posted Sunday, 13 July

Northern Territory Rail News

195 stories | Newest story posted Sunday, 27 April

Opinion

5 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
  • Rail corridor or theme park ride?

    Having attended the Simon Richardson transport meeting on Thursday evening I am a little concerned that some of these private proposals for use of the corridor would turn our shire into another Coffs or Gold Coast with a ‘theme park’ atmosphere.

  • Old silos find new lease on life

    It's often the first thing you see on the horizon as you drive into a small country town - the big white silo that symbolizes the town's farming history.

  • Opinion: Save Our Rail Community group railroaded into action

    SAVE Our Rail has begun discussions which could lead to taking a more political position up to the 2015 state election.

  • Why a very fast train system will never fly

    A business commentator evaluates the latest report on high-speed rail and concludes that it would offer a faster, more-convenient alternative to air travel but it won't happen.

  • The passing of John F Dunn

    The sad news of John's death has spread rapidly, via friendship circles and hobby circles.

Other Transport News

311 stories | Newest story posted 7 days ago

Press Releases

194 stories | Newest story posted Friday, 18 April

Queensland Rail News

1287 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago

Rail Events

41 stories | Newest story posted Monday, 26 May

Rail News

2603 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago

Railpage Australia News

68 stories | Newest story posted Monday, 23 June

Railway Stories

43 stories | Newest story posted Tuesday, 27 May

South Australian Rail News

454 stories | Newest story posted Friday, 11 July

Tasmanian Rail News

251 stories | Newest story posted Monday, 7 July

Tram and Light Rail News

684 stories | Newest story posted yesterday

Victorian Rail News

3072 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago

Western Australian Rail News

636 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
  • MinRes launches $70m rail project

    Mineral Resources has launched a $70 million rail expansion for its Carina iron ore mine in WA's Yilgarn region north east of Southern Cross.

  • Brookfield takes rail honour

    WA's multi-user rail freight network is in the best shape of its life, according to the company which has an exclusive long-term lease over the State-owned asset.

  • Rail cost discrepancy in CBH ERA submission

    CBH has provided feedback to the Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) saying that it doesn't want any content in the ERA determination regarding Tier 3 rail lines to be made confidential - and now it's clear why.

  • Farmers drive Tier 3 protest

    Farmers drove a convoy of trucks through Perth on Tuesday to demonstrate their opposition to the closure of Tier 3 rail lines the previous day.

  • Shire fears impact of grain freight rail line closure

    The Shire of Perenjori has expressed concerns about increased truck movements as a result of the closure of WA's tier three grain freight network.

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