Victorian manufacturer awarded contract for Inland Rail turnouts

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has selected a Castlemaine-based manufacturer to supply turnouts for the Inland Rail project.
Inland Rail Project

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Dhaka circular line feasibility study completed

Asian Rail News
The study was carried out by BR alongside a joint venture of China Railway Siyuan Survey and Design Group and two Bangladeshi firms, BETS Consulting Services, and Engineers and Advisors, under a Taka 245.6m ($US 2.9m) contract awarded in April 2019.

ATSB report into platform damage caused by freight train released

Queensland Rail News
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released the report into an incident where a train travelling from Brisbane to Port Kembla damaged a number of stations along its route.

Chongqing Metro extends two lines

Asian Rail News
Line 5’s 17.9km Shiqiaopu – Tiaodeng southern section runs via Shixin Road, Bashan, Fengxi Road, Chongqing West, Huayan Temple, Huacheng Road, Banshan, Zhongliangshan, Jinjian Road, and the Huayan Centre, serving 12 stations.

PKP Intercity promises improved offering under new 10-year contract

Europe
The operator says it is looking to promote rail as the main form of long-distance transport in the country in order to reduce emissions in line with the goals of the European Green Deal, and is also planning to increase accessibility to rail by adding new services.

California – Las Vegas HS line construction could start in Q2 2021

USA
The new start date was confirmed by Ms Sarah Watterson, president of Brightline West, in a letter to the Nevada High-Speed Rail Authority, according to a report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Three dead in 1884 Little River train smash: How teenage girl caused mayhem

Victorian Rail News
The reasons behind a fatal train collision on the Geelong line on a rainy night in 1884 came down to two factors – an inexplicable mistake by a teenage girl forced by her father’s dereliction of duty.

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