Interstate XPT services to return as NSW and Victoria border re-opens

The first XPT to run from Sydney Central to Melbourne Southern Cross will depart on Wednesday, November 25.
New South Wales Rail News

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NSW wheat crop is close in size to all of Australia's production last year

New South Wales Rail News
IN ONE from the 'Only In Australia' files, NSW, the state that contributed just 15 per cent of a drought hit national wheat crop of 15.1 million tonnes last year could produce over 80pc of the entire national 2019-20 crop this year.

Franchise termination negotiations in turmoil

Passenger franchise owning groups are reportedly considering legal options including judicial review over the process being followed by the Department for Transport for termination of their existing franchise agreements and the transition to directly awarded contracts.

Amtrak welcomes FRA rule on passenger train performance

After a hotly contested process lasting more than a decade, the Federal Railroad Administration published a Final Rule on November 16 establishing metrics and minimum standards to measure the performance and service quality of inter-city passenger trains.

Private Wagon Federation becomes the Rail Wagon Association

The Private Wagon Federation has rebranded and incorporated as Rail Wagon Association Ltd, in a move which the industry association said was intended to enable it to provide a stronger focus on facilitating the development and maintenance of wagons.

Pandrol’s AutoSeal eliminates the need for manual sealing when welding rails

International Rail News
Pandrol says up to 5 min per rail weld can be saved through the use of its newly-launched AutoSeal mould, which has a built-in insulation joint that expands during pre-heating to create a tight seal and eliminate the need for manual completion.

€10.5bn for rail in Portuguese 10-year investment plan

This includes a new Lisbon – Porto high-speed line, with a travel time of 1h 15min; a new cross-border Porto – Vigo line with a one hour travel time; the modernisation and complete electrification of the network by 2030; an increase in capacity in urban areas; and the replacement and purchase of new rolling stock.

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