The competition watchdog says it will not stand in the way of ports and transport operator Asciano being bought out by a global consortium, nor will it block Metcash's possible Home Hardware takeover.
Hidden away in the heart of Alice Springs railyard, the small Pacific National site seems pretty unassuming.
In May 2014 Nyrstar (an integrated metals and mining business) reached an agreement with the South Australia Government and Federal Government to invest AUD 563 million to
Our Western Australia sites are geographically far removed from their eastern counterparts, but the dedication, achievements and commitment of our people at these sites is changing the way Pacific National does business.
Pacific National has awarded UGL contracts with a totalling A$594m for the supply and maintenance of locomotives, including the first order for the 1067 mm gauge version of GE’s PowerHaul family.
The government approved the construction of two lines in Bangkok on July 26, to be built under the management of State Railways of Thailand.
MALAYSIA: The Ministry of Finance’s high speed rail project delivery company MyHSR Corp has appointed CH2M as its technical adviser for the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore line.
CHINA: Maxwell Technologies announced on July 27 that it had installed wayside energy storage ultracapacitors on the Beijing metro.
Land Transport Authority and Mastercard have signed a partnership agreement for the launch of account-based metro and bus ticket payment by the end of this year.
The National Development & Reform Commission has approved metro plans in three cities.
RAIL operator Aurizon is axing more than 300 jobs and writing off the last $73 million of value from a takeover two years ago of Western Australia resources company Aquila.
Aurizon has turned to drones and other companies to help repair its rail tracks and trains as it uses technology and industry partnerships to reduce costs.
Aurizon began operations at the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre in western Sydney on May 9.
Aurizon will start operations at the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre (ILC) in Western Sydney from Monday 9 May 2016.
The North Coast Line Queensland is closed at Curra (north of Gympie).
A YOUNG woman who allegedly witnessed a baby boy being assaulted on a train last night has outed herself on Facebook, saying she didn’t directly intervene in fear for her safety.
Between them brothers Peter and Albert Scott have clocked up close to a century of working for the State’s rail system and this year they both retire.
A MAN charged with hitting a baby boy with a mobile phone and pricking him with a safety pin on a Central Coast train was on parole for six previous assaults, a court has heard.
Sydney Trains has selected a customer-centric planning solution from Quintiq to implement a dynamic timetabling system in its new Rail Operations Centre (ROC).
Shadow Minister for the Central Coast Mr David Harris MP, and Member for Gosford, Ms Kathy Smith MP, criticised the Baird Government for its handling of the repairs to the Hawkesbury River Rail Bridge, in a media statement released on June 6.
SSR have finally put four of their recently acquired c class locos together on the one train.
[color=#000000][size=3][font=Calibri]Gheringhap Sightings w/e 23/7/2016.
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There were 80 sightings for this week; this is six sightings less than last week, making a total of 2032 sightings for this year to date.
There were 86 sightings for this week; this is eight sightings more than last week, making a total of 1952 sightings for this year to date.
FRANCE: Vossloh Locomotives announced the signing of a €140m contract to supply leasing company Akiem with 44 Type DE18 diesel-electric locomotives on July 29.
UK: The first of 66 electric multiple-units for the Crossrail project was unveiled by Transport for London at Bombardier’s Derby factory on July 29.
Mayor of Dnipro Borys Filatov signed a €224m contract on July 28 with Turkish construction company Limak for the construction of a 4 km extension of the city’s metro line.
Direct Rail Services has officially unveiled one of the 10 Class 88 UKDual electro-diesel locomotives which it ordered from Vossloh España (subsequently acquired by Stadler) in September 2013,.
Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund has re-launched the process to privatise Hellenic Company for Rolling Stock Maintenance (EESSTY).
There is much in the infrastructure projects being undertaken by the NSW Government.
Level crossing removal works at Blackburn road are taking further shape with works underway all weekend including closure of the crossing.
Lee Wesley Gibson, believed to have been the oldest living Pullman porter, died as he lived — calm, quiet and in control — sitting in a chair at home Saturday with family members at his side.
A PROPOSED circular train route connecting Pakenham to its largest nearby townships, including Cranbourne and Dandenong, has been put to McMillan candidates ahead of the election as a long-term “solution” to divert traffic off the Monash Freeway.
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway once took precious tea from the foothills of the mountains to the teapots of the world.
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.
COMMUTERS will be able to pick up parcels after hopping off the train in trendy Western Sydney — which has been revealed as one of NSW’s fashion shopping capitals.
Geoffrey Paul Riley admitted in Tamworth Local Court to three counts of breaking into a building and stealing rail staff boxes after he was charged by police from the Tamworth Target Action Group (TAG).
HAVING spent the past two years chairing Centroc the region’s transport constraints are top of mind as I review the top-shelf work undertaken by our engineers in ensuring our roads are certified to allow heavy loads across the council-owned local road network.
EVEN straightforward rezonings take up to a year to conclude, Newcastle City Council has said in response to the state government’s application to rezone the rail corridor east of Worth Place.
TIMBER operations have officially started at Chicago Freight Car Leasing (CFCL) in Braidwood Rd, with shipping containers loaded with radiata and eucalypt logs.
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.
The Transdev Wellington joint venture of Transdev and Hyundai Rotem has taken over the operation of the capital’s suburban rail network from KiwiRail with effect from July 3.
A commuter rail link to Auckland Airport - which could slash travel times to the international gateway - has been dumped in favour of trams or buses.
A three day rail adventure to Taranaki from Paekakariki (Wellington) with WWI Memorial steam loco Ab608 "Passchendaele".
NEW ZEALAND: Work officially started on the Auckland City Rail Link on June 2 with a groundbreaking ceremony for the city centre rail tunnel.
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).
Victorian agriculture minister Jaala Pulford says port competitiveness was a key factor in deciding to invest in the upgrade of the rail network in north-western Victoria.
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Europe's "Pokemon Go" fanatics have been warned against hunting for the creatures in locations including rail tracks and hospital emergency rooms and — just in case their hunts cause an accident — offered insurance.
IT’S arguably the closest thing to teleportation that exists on land today.
The implementation of an upcoming multimodal transport route has the potential to shift the power dynamics in global freight.
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.
SkyBus fares between Melbourne Airport and the CBD will rise on Wednesday, extending the margin by which Melbourne has Australia's priciest city-to-airport public transport, even as major roadworks make the journey more time consuming.
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.
Regional Victorians will get more trains, better bus services, new connections and upgraded stations to get where they need to go quickly, reliably and safely.
A recovery mission is under way to clear a rail line after a train derailed east of Toowoomba.
An outback tourism body calls for an overhaul of two rural passenger rail services, with figures revealing taxpayers are forking out $30 million a year to keep them running.
More than 280 koalas died during the construction of Brisbane's troubled Moreton Bay Rail Link.
THE State Government is “all talk and no action” over a plan to develop a new rail access into Townsville’s port, according to LNP infrastructure spokeswoman Deb Frecklington.
Rail Back On Track administer Rober Dow has called for M1 funding to be scrapped and instead directed toward railway infrasturture.
One of the key milestones of the 1980s Bjelke-Petersen Government's south-east Queensland's public transport infrastructure program marks 30 years today.
The Seymour Railway Heritage Railway invites you to celebrate 50 years of service of the Blue and Gold X31 diesel locomotive with a day tour to the beautiful town of Traralgon via Southern Cross.
A CSX official says a freight train has derailed in a tunnel in Baltimore, but no injuries or leaks have been reported.
A range of services are available to help InnoTrans 2016 exhibitors and trade visitors with travel arrangements and accommodation, including special rates offered by Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa.
Prioritising planned developments in the 1 520 mm gauge area and co-ordinating efforts to create a better environment for Eurasian rail customers are the main themes of the XI International Rail Business Forum 1520 Strategic Partnership, which is being held in Sochi on June 1–3.
China: China Railway Construction Corp has been awarded a 23·2bn yuan contract to build a railway between Shizuishan and Guyuan.
With several hundred exhibitors spread over seven halls, the Railway Infrastructure segment at this year's InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin is set to be larger than ever.
Sydney commuters have been warned to remain vigilant when using their mobile phones around public transport as the number of 'slips, trips and falls' skyrocket.
Continental subsidiary ContiTech announced its acquisition of Sydney-based rubber and steel moulded composite air spring maker Vulcanite on July 27.
With Vossloh’s portfolio more weighted towards infrastructure following the sale of its Valencia-based rolling stock business to Stadler Rail, the company will be showcasing a range of technologies at InnoTrans aimed at addressing multiple macro-level challenges including urbanisation, capacity constraints and environmental impact.
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.
We have an opportunity to negotiate access and subsequent commissioning of two or three railcams at Port Augusta.
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.
AFTER several years of delays, the state government of South Australia has invited expressions of interest for a $A 238m ($US 182m) jointly-funded state and federal project to separate freight and commuter rail lines at Torrens Junction in the Adelaide Parklands.
A Sydney Morning Herald report that the Roper River mine in the Northern Territory could be reopened is good news for Genesee & Wyoming.
The Coalition's promise to help ease congestion at the Oaklands rail crossing in Adelaide's south-west falls well short of the funding required, the State Government has said.
After proposing a fast passenger rail linking Adelaide with Victor Harbor, Richard Blandy and Edwin Michell say there is also a strong case for a service linking the state’s capital with the struggling Iron Triangle towns of Whyalla, Port Augusta and Port Pirie.
PEOPLE continue to climb between the carriages of idling freight trains at a Mile End pedestrian crossing, despite warnings it will be permanently closed if the dangerous behaviour continues.
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.
Tasmania's busiest freight rail corridor is back up and running as TasRail completes long-awaited repairs to the flood-damaged Kimberley Bridge.
Tasmania's busiest freight rail corridor will be back up and running today, as TasRail completes the long-awaited repairs to the flood-damaged Kimberley Bridge.
Tasmanian rail operator TasRail says it could be another month before the flood-damaged Western freight line can be re-opened.
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
MTR Corp has awarded a HK$745m contract to CRRC Nanjing Puzhen for the supply of 40 light rail vehicles.
POLAND: City transport authority MPK Kraków marked the completion of the conversion of ex-Wien Line U6 light rail vehicles into street-running trams on July 15.
St Petersburg fast tram concessionaire Transportnaya Koncessionnaya Kompanya has selected Stadler as preferred bidder to supply 23 three-section bidirectional Metelica trams.
ROMANIA: An amendment to the București city budget for 2016 has allocated €7·3m to transport authority RATB.
CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has delivered the first two Elektra trams to Brno, with the remaining 18 to come by the end of the year.
Leafy Alphington is the latest Melbourne suburb that could see a new rail bridge soar across a main road and above homes as part of the state government's $5-$6 billion level crossing removal program.
Public transport authorities have thanked Melbourne's train commuters for "holding on" while the main toilets at the city's iconic Flinders Street Station underwent an extensive revamp.
ENOUGH earth to fill the bottom two tiers of the MCG will be dug out from under the McKinnon, Bentleigh and Ormond level crossings as intensive excavating work begins later this month.
The state government plans to build a residential tower up to 13 storeys high above the Frankston railway line in Melbourne's south-east to help pay for its level crossing removals, in a strategy it wants to replicate across Melbourne.
Fourteen more unprotected rail crossings in country Victoria will get a safety boost by April, in efforts to avoid another serious crash involving a train and road vehicle.
The West Australian Government releases its highly anticipated long-term transport blueprint, unveiling plans for a series of roads and train lines it wants built over more than four decades.
The bureaucrat heading up the West Australian State Government's asset sales program and major projects, Richard Mann, is widely tipped to become WA's new transport chief.
Western Australia's Public Transport Authority has awarded the EDI Rail Bombardier Transportation joint venture a contract to supply an additional 10 B-Series three-car electric multiple-units for use on Perth commuter services.
The Barnett Government is giving no indication if it will commit to major new transport projects at the next state election.
Creating the world's largest moving robots to transport iron ore across the vast Australian Outback is proving more complex and time-consuming than expected for Rio Tinto Group, fueling doubts the technology can deliver promised returns as major rivals defer similar investments.
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.
For further information or to access the latest Works Update visit the Acland Street Upgrade Project page on the City of Port Phillip website.
Yarra Trams' service delivery in June was slightly lower than the same time last year, with 98.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks at the intersection of Flemington Road and Abbotsford Street in North Melbourne.