Retired train driver still sees the horrified faces of many close calls at mid-city blackspot

Paul McKenna drove trains for 33 years and knows the dangers of one of the only freight lines in Queensland that still runs through the middle of a city. He's backing a Rail Union call to finally take drivers and pedestrians out of the equation.
Queensland Rail News

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Next stage underway for $125M Melbourne rail project

Victorian Rail News
The next stage of works are underway in the Port of Melbourne, for the Victorian Government’s $125 million Port Rail Transformation Project (PRTP).

Colas Rail enters German market with strategic acquisition

Europe
Colas Rail has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire rail infrastructure contractor Hasselmann Group. Colas said this would give it a foothold in the German market as part of its strategy to target countries with stable economies and high potential for investment in rail infrastructure.

Modal shift for HHLA: rail share increases while road volumes drop

Europe
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) witnessed a positive modal shift this year. While rail volumes increased, cargo over the road decreased, and the overall rail share of the Hamburg-based transport company rose.

Strikes to affect London Northwestern trains between the Midlands and London

UK
Because of planned strikes, passengers intending to travel by London Northwestern Railway are advised to check their journeys before they travel.

Steam locomotive 34007 Wadebridge’s overhaul gets underway

Railway Preservation
Based at The Watercress Line in Hampshire, 34007 Wadebridge has been out of action since 2016, but now, an overhaul has begun.

Botswana – South Africa rail enhancements agreed

Africa
An agreement in principle to provide landlocked Botswana with more efficient rail access to South African ports has been announced by Botswana Railways and Transnet Freight Rail.

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