Posted in New South Wales Rail News on 2013-10-21 08:28:28
Lithgow's Zig Zag Railway has been left with a damage bill as high as $4 million after devastating bushfires ripped through the Blue Mountains on Thursday. Director Alexander Robinson-Mills says trains, carriages and equipment have been completely destroyed. The site was on the verge of restarting passenger services when the fire hit. Properties in the area remain under threat, with residents of Bell, Dargan Berambing and Bilpin told to take shelter and stay put.
Posted in Victorian Rail News on 2013-10-17 20:31:49
A truck driver has been charged over a collision with a train that claimed the life of a rail passenger last year. A 43-year-old man from Cranbourne West died after the collision. Thirty passengers were on the train – 12 of whom were taken to hospital. The incident all but destroyed half of a six-carriage train.
Posted in Victorian Rail News on 2013-04-05 20:00:49
"We spoke to Infrastructure Australia and their advice was that the most pressing road priority in Melbourne was the east-west link," Mr Abbott told reporters in Frankston on Thursday.
"Now the Commonwealth government has a long history of funding roads. We have no history of funding urban rail and I think it's important that we stick to our knitting, and the Commonwealth's knitting when it comes to funding infrastructure is roads."
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