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Two people were killed and two others injured when the Bangkok-Trang express train No83 hit a car at a railway crossing in Thung Song district of Nakhon Si Thammarat province on Wednesday morning, Thairath Online reported.
Posted in Queensland Rail News on 2014-11-05 21:03:33
MINERS insist coal trains from southern Queensland mines are safe and do not spread harmful coal dust.
Industry-funded body the Queensland Resources Council responded to a submission made by an anti-coal dust group to Brisbane City Council yesterday, calling for the city to be a "coal dust free zone".
QRC chief executive Michael Roche said coal trains were already sprayed with a polymer veneer to keep dust down and the train lines were also monitored.
"In early 2013, the QRC commissioned air quality scientists at the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts to undertake an independent monitoring program along the South-West-Metropolitan rail corridor to assess the levels of coal dust along the corridor," he said.
Posted in New South Wales Rail News on 2014-10-09 07:39:02
The establishment of a rail trail from Culcairn to Corowa is a step closer to reality following a visit to the region by a delegation from Rail Trails for NSW.
Led by co-ordinator John Moore, the group descended on the region over the October long weekend to scope out the potential route.
Following a successful meeting in Culcairn with supporters and the town's business community, Mr Moore is hopeful progress will begin to show on the trail by the end of next month after submitting an application for funding to the state government.
Posted in New South Wales Rail News on 2014-10-09 05:27:06
‘‘WHAT’S the rush’’ was the headline on the front page of the Herald on Friday expressing Reverend Fred Nile’s concern about the imminent removal of the most talked about rail line in Australia.
The decision to remove the rail was not rushed. It has been debated in Newcastle for more than a decade and it was one of the many recommendations in the 2009 Newcastle City Centre Renewal Report. This was produced by the Hunter Development Corporation in conjunction with the then minister for the Hunter Jodi McKay.
For most of the 20th century the rail line was the border of Newcastle’s CBD. Now that Honeysuckle has been developed the rail line is a unwanted physical barrier in the CBD.
Posted in Queensland Rail News on 2014-10-08 22:30:04
Graffiti vandals are threatening train guards and tagging trains during daylight hours in increasingly brazen attacks across the Queensland Rail network, according to union officials.
A 34-year-old man died two weeks ago after falling from the back of a train near Runcorn train station while putting graffiti on a passenger train at 1.30pm.
Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Employees state secretary Greg Smith said vandals’ attacks on trains no longer took place under the cover of darkness.
“They are getting more brazen. They know the places where the train stops. It is happening a lot more. They have their spots where they know they can get in,” he said.
“We’ve also had cases where the train has stopped and the guard has seen them and they have been abused and threatened.”
Posted in Rail News on 2014-10-08 20:10:40
Japan and Chinese interests are lobbying for a high-speed service on Australia's east coast, even though the project has receded from the political agenda, according to Canberra Airport.
The airport's planning director, Noel McCann, said that during Japan's trade delegation to Australia earlier this year a third of the passengers aboard a chartered plane were visiting in relation to the project, which proposes linking Brisbane to Melbourne with a high speed train, and the first leg between Canberra and Sydney.
Mr McCann said Chinese business interests were also continuing and Transport NSW was looking at the Sydney-Canberra corridor.
Meanwhile, the Australasian Railway Association has convened an international panel of speakers from Japan, France, China and Spain to speak, on October 27 at Parliament House, on the economic, social and environmental benefits of high-speed rail.
Posted in Victorian Rail News on 2014-10-08 20:09:36
Investigators have criticised a northern Victorian council and the state's regional rail operator, for not following up concerns about a level crossing before a crash at the site.
In February last year, a semi-trailer lost its load when it collided with a passenger train near Kerang.
Posted in International Rail News on 2014-07-30 22:27:15
Two women narrowly escaped being killed when a train surprised them as they were walking along railway tracks on a bridge in Indiana
Posted in South Australian Rail News on 2014-07-30 21:17:26
The state MP covering Eyre Peninsula, Peter Treloar, says it is vital rail services north of Cummins remain open.
There has been community concern that the line, operated by Genesee and Wyoming, would close, forcing farmers to road freight their crops.
Mr Treloar says the situation is commercial-in-confidence and he cannot give a definitive assurance.
However, he is confident of a good result, with talks now underway between the rail operator and grain marketer Viterra.
Posted in New South Wales Rail News on 2014-07-30 21:17:16
On 7 July 2014, Glenreagh Mountain Railway (GMR) was granted a variation to its accreditation by the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator to allow it to carry out rolling stock operations. This major milestone was achieved after many years of hard work by GMR volunteers to satisfy the regulator thatGMR had the necessary risk management and risk management validation processes and skills to safely operate rolling stock.
Posted in Victorian Rail News on 2014-07-23 22:00:56
Bus passengers in Moorabbin will soon benefit from a $624,000 joint Victorian Coalition Government and City of Kingston upgrade of the bus interchange.
At the station today, Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder was joined by City of Kingston Mayor Cr Paul Peulich to announce the start of works.
“About 570 people hop off a bus at the interchange and switch to a train every weekday so this upgrade will benefit hundreds of regular public transport users travelling to and from Moorabbin Station each week,” Mr Mulder said.
“By installing new shelters to protect bus passengers from Melbourne’s weather, as well as installing new seating, signage and lighting, this bus interchange upgrade will make catching public transport easier, safer and more comfortable.”
Posted in Victorian Rail News on 2014-05-15 00:46:59
A teenager attempted to spray paint a moving train in Brunswick on Wednesday.
Two teenagers alighted the Upfield service at Anstey station after having words with a passenger just before 5pm.
Posted in Victorian Rail News on 2014-05-14 23:09:40
A Latrobe Valley resident believes they have been exposed to hazardous chemicals, after using ex-railway sleepers as firewood, which are highly toxic when burnt.
Flynn resident Andrew Symons said V/Line workers upgrading the railway between Traralgon and Bairnsdale told residents the sleepers could be taken once works had ceased.
Mr Symons said many community members had taken the discarded wooden sleepers to use as firewood.
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