Canberra's newly-christened light rail system could be stuck north of the lake a lot longer than expected, after the Coalition's shock federal election win upset ACT Government plans to get the project's extension to Woden fast-tracked.
A passenger has collapsed onboard a tram during Friday morning's peak on the new Canberra light rail.
The final bill for construction of stage one of Canberra's light rail has come in at $675 million - $32 million under budget.
Labor will attempt again to revive a long-held ambition to build a high-speed rail network linking Canberra to the east coast capitals, by committing $1 billion to secure land for a corridor to make it happen if elected on May 18.
A car has been photographed driving on Canberra's light rail tracks during peak hour on Wednesday night.
Little more than a year after the opening of the Chinese-built 1 435 mm gauge railway between Mombasa and Nairobi, there are signs that East Africa’s love affair with China’s Belt & Road Initiative may be waning.
In March 2019, a video of Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi surfaced online.
Ten suspects were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly removing 166 metres of metro rail lines and 83 slipper beams.
Kenya will spend $210 million on linking and upgrading older tracks with its new standard-gauge railway as it abandons a plan to extend the Chinese-funded project to Uganda’s border that would have created a faster export route to the Indian Ocean for landlocked neighbors.
For helping to build infrastructure over nearly a decade, a Chinese rail engineer has been made a tribal chief in the capital of Nigeria.
Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has opened the first section of Doha Metro’s Red Line between Al Qassar in the north and Al Wakrah in the south.
The line is now served by a total of 56 trips a week, including late night and early morning departures.
His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Etihad Rail; and H.
Infrastructure manager TCDD has begun testing signalling equipment developed by Yapı Merkezı Idis, the industrial controls and communications subsidiary of construction group Yapı Merkezı.
Plans to link the railway networks of Iran, Iraq and Syria have been revealed by a source at the Syrian Ministry of Transport.
The threat of court sanction would be enough to ensure the new owner of a key east coast freight facility did not exploit its powerful position to the detriment of competitors, the judge behind a landmark case has said.
An investigation into a train derailment on the Nullarbor last year has found the tracks failed to restore to the normal position after an east-bound train departed the line two hours prior.
Former BHP Billiton coal boss Dean Dalla Valle will replace David Irwin as chief executive officer of Pacific National, the bulk and intermodal operator announced on Monday.
EXPORTS of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.
DRAWN out negotiations between Victorian grain train drivers and freight business Pacific National (PN) is costing the grains industry millions of dollars due to train delays and cancellations.
Chayathan Promsorn, deputy director of the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP), is likely to be named as chief of the new Rail Department, a source at the Transport Ministry said.
A 25-year-old woman was killed after she allegedly jumped before a moving Metro rail near the Ajronda station here on Saturday.
The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) witnessed over 40% fall in ridership since the launch of its entire corridor between CCS Airport and Munshi Pulia on March 8, 2019.
It is good news for the residents of Greater Noida area that the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) is planning to propose linking of two new Metro links to connect Greater Noida with the Delhi.
After the successful introduction of first engineless semi high-speed train Vande Bharat Express (Train 18) between New Delhi and Varanasi, Indian Railways is continues thinking on gearing up the speed of other semi high-speed trains.
Aurizon is back on track.
Australians will pay more for groceries and other products and the nation's takeovers regime needs to be reconsidered, competition tsar Rod Sims has warned, after a "stunning" Federal Court decision over a vital transport terminal sale.
Aurizon welcomes today’s decision by the Federal Court of Australia that rejects allegations by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
There is a modest financial benefit in the agreement struck between Aurizon and its coal haulage customers.
Operator Aurizon looks to have ended its long-running stoush with key mining customers over revenue on the Central Queensland Coal Network, announcing an agreement towards a revised access deal on May 3.
In a late-stage election bid, the Federal Opposition has promised to invest over $1 billion for planning works on a High Speed Rail Link along Australia’s east coast, as well as $300 million for Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop.
Federal Labor’s election promise to use $1 billion to protect a corridor between Melbourne and Brisbane for a future bullet train has put high-speed rail firmly back on the political agenda.
Four years ago Gurugram based consultancy firm Urban Mass Transit Company (UMTC) had prepared route rationalization study of buses that operate in the Greater Kochi area to bring about the optimal utility of the 1,500-odd private and Kochi State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses that operate in the region.
The all new open top ‘route 66’ bus will be hitting the streets of Hastings on Saturday 25th May - for the first time ever!
Go North East is launching a new standard of express buses on a reinvigorated X20 route from Monday 20 May, giving customers a fast and direct service between Durham and Sunderland under a new ‘X-lines’ brand, which is around 25% faster than the normal bus service.
C10 (Victoria & Canada Water bus station) LBSL contract re-awarded to Abellio London with new electric single-decks, currently with ADL E20D single-decks (Contract start date 21st March 2020)
First Glasgow has reached a milestone after investing over £30m in 150 new Alexander Dennis low emission buses in the last six months, with more investment to come.
The city of Dorval released study findings in the latest push for a tunnel connecting the city's intermodal station to the REM station under construction there.
Picture this: Your vehicle is stuck on the tracks in the middle of a railway crossing.
Constantly running underneath the foundations of a city, metro systems are intriguing yet disorienting worlds that have existed since the mid-19th century.
An executive agreement has been signed by NEWAG SA and FERROVIE DEL SUD EST E SERVIZI AUTOMOBILISTICI srl (FSE) at the headquarters of FSE in Bari, Italy.
So said CN CEO JJ Ruest at the company’s annual general meeting, which was held last week in its Montreal headquarters to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding.
Ongoing Transport for NSW trials of On Demand Public Transport across urban areas are entering a new stage, with four of the pilots extended for further evaluation and two to be discontinued.
A group of women with their feet resting on the seats of a Sydney train has drawn a sharp response on social media.
A man who was shot by police officers after allegedly threatening them with a knife at a Sydney train station is tonight undergoing emergency surgery.
THE Sydney Metro Northwest will be one of the most advanced Metro systems in the world when it opens in less than two weeks on May 26.
Sydney trains have added roughly 8,000 extra passengers to the average morning peak hour for two years in a row, according to recently published data.
National operator MŽ Transport is testing the first of four CRRC Zhuzhou electric locomotives it has ordered to haul freight on the north–south corridor between the Serbian and Greek borders.
Rail Transport Service GmbH (RTS) has acquired Vectron DE 247 902.
It was only yesterday when DB Cargo presented its white European Vectron.
One end car of Deutsche Bahn’s ICE3 no.
There were 68 sightings for this week; This is 3 sightings less than last week.
Today we stopped at the Spellman Rd.
Evergreen containers are starting to become a little more prominent lately, and some brand new 45G1 boxes have been noticed.
I have just been digging through the family archives to find a small bunch of photos that I think I may have skipped over previously
Another couple of interesting loads from April.
The Melbourne to Brisbane Rail Alliance (MBIRA) has congratulated Rail Freight Alliance on the success of the 2019 Inland Rail Symposium, held in Melbourne last month.
The Australian Logistics Council has urged Labor to ensure a planned inquiry into route selection and financing arrangements does not delay construction of the Inland Rail project.
A group of farmers from Millmerran in Queensland's Darling Downs have vowed to fight the Morrison government's
Nationals leader Michael McCormack has met with farmers concerned about the route of the federal government's inland rail project.
Anti-vibration specialist Trelleborg and Bombardier Transportation have developed a hydraulic axle guide element for Bomabardier’s Flexx family of bogies which provides frequency-dependent longitudinal stiffness.
People today expect to take their digital lives with them when they travel.
With new digital technologies, modern railway companies can increase asset reliability and improve on-time performance.
Petr Kellner’s investment business PPF Group announced on May 7 that it had sold a 10% stake in Škoda Transportation to an entity controlled by Michal Korecký.
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If you fancy a nice summer’s day trip to the picturesque town of Cuckfield to see a relic of nuclear war, then some open days have been announced.
Let’s say you are a transport specialist or an urban planner who wants to implement a transit-oriented development plan, because you know that TOD, as a planning and design strategy, can help transform your city.
Australian governments spent $28 billion more on transport infrastructure over the past 15 years than they told taxpayers they would spend.
Last night (March 8th 2019) I was booked on a 5.
In the 1950s, a set of stone reliefs were added to a building so high up that hardly anyone could see them.
Thousands of pounds worth of model railway exhibits have been destroyed in an act of "total wanton destruction".
Continuing east, we enter Jamestown yard, where the Pembina & Missouri Valley Southern branches off to the north.
Lots of blog updates, finally - it's been quite a while.
Today the gang and I had a tour of Fred Gemmill’s BN+P&MVS Railroad.
Himself has been doing some last minute maintenance on the stock ahead of the exhibition in Troon which starts tomorrow (Saturday)
Held every two years in Australia the recent Easter convention held at Erina on the central Coast north of Sydney was my first one I attended.
Hopes by a group of hobbyists to put a miniature railway into a popular park have been derailed by councillors.
THE Isis Central Sugar Mill will spend $14.
We all love a steam train, and while the big beasts make occasional weekend trips though the city, there are a surprisingly large number of miniature steam trains chugging along little railways around parts of London as well.
It has been some time since we have had time to update you, and there has been a lot of action on our South African Garratt since last time, so without further ado, here’s the latest progress.
Planners are anticipating every “train geek” and public transport-deprived Hills resident will flock to use the Sydney Metro northwest from Sunday, May 26.
Finding a seat on jam-packed trains has been promised to get a little easier from today with the introduction of carriage capacity indicators.
After numerous meetings and teleconferences regarding the SSR Enterprise Agreement, SSR have sent through a finalised draft version of the EA for review.
The Labor Party has promised to invest $20 million towards a purpose-built Rail Technology Campus (RTC) at the Chullora rail precinct to train sector employees.
The North Region Railway Retirement Club is having a send off for a number of retiring members:G.
A major upgrade of the rail line between Auckland and Northland would cost $1.
The National Party says a report into shifting the Ports of Auckland to Whangārei or Tauranga is a thinly disguised attempt to promote rail.
Project promoter CRL Ltd has selected the Link Alliance as preferred bidder for the main works package to construct the City Rail Link loop line under central Auckland.
Cities across the world are struggling to tempt people out of their cars and onto transit.
The Government may have to scale back its $6 billion light rail programme for Auckland by scrapping a line from the city centre to west Auckland, says Transport Minister Phil Twyford.
It’s Queenslander against Queenslander in the battle to stop a proposed multi-million-dollar Tennant Creek to Mount Isa rail link.
WITH one week to go until nominations close, a big field is now likely to contest the Katherine Town Council elections.
ONE of the most well known if imponderable landmarks in the Northern Territory outback town of Katherine is a ancient piece of graffiti on the town’s famous railway bridge.
A salt mining company has signed an agreement with Indonesian business PT Damarco Internasional to supply 70 per cent of salt produced from its Central Australian mine.
A new rail project crossing the Northern Territory and Queensland border has taken another move forward after the governments agreed to progress the Mount Isa to Tennant Creek railway.
The Canon 77D cameraI bought a new camera body a while ago - a Canon 77D.
Right now, the writing’s on the wall for Australia’s major cities when it comes to liveability and transport connectivity.
Poor management and penny pinching may ultimately result in it being found out very early in the piece that the standardised Murray Basin Railway will end up with inferior operational flexibility and capability compared to its existing broad gauge counterpart.
The story I'm about to share isn't uncommon.
The PTV Network Development Plan from 2013 includes quadruplification between Burnley and Camberwell on the Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein lines, as part of Stage 4.
On this special episode of AvTalk, we welcome The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower as we discuss the status of the Boeing 737 MAX and the compendium of reporting that’s come out in the last few weeks.
Since we redesigned the flight information panel and added additional data for each flight, we thought it only fair to give the airport information panels a refresh as well.
It is good news for the Indian jobseekers that Government of India is now making a blueprint to create specialised workforce for the electric mobility industry.
Reinvent Albany’s call to reform MTA governance is the topic of this week’s podcast.
The Western Australian State Budget includes a record $4.
THREE coal trains sped at more than 40km/h over the speed limit through a known defective section of Denman rail track only days before a coal train derailment in 2016, a report has found.
Australia’s largest rail freight operator Pacific National today congratulated Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) for moving ahead with construction to connect the north-south Inland Rail and east-west Transcontinental Railway via the company’s Parkes Logistics Terminal.
After a spike in fume events on 92 and 93 class locomotives going through the Ardglen Tunnel, Your Gunnedah, Port Warath and Greta HSR’s asked for RTBU Locomotive Division assistance to represent this matter on your behalf.
Members would have recently been advised by management that elections are under way for your Health and Safety Representatives.
Members have recently reported a marked increase of fume incidents on 92 and 93 class locomotives when traversing tunnels.
The Andrews Labor Government’s $600 million Mernda Rail Extension is six months ahead of schedule, with the first test trains to Mernda to be running by the end of September.
There are few places left on earth that are as untouched and wild as the Australian outback, a landscape that has captivated imaginations and attracted thrill-seekers for millennia.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on board a special Heritage Train tour to Tocumwal travelling the “freight only” railway line.
Southern Shorthaul Railroad has recently acquired two new GT46-ACe locomotives from the Downer Group to cater for continuing business growth.
To celebrate 10 years' operation in Parkes, SCT Logistics is focusing on delivering improved levels of freight services from the Parkes region to Port of Sydney by teaming up with DP World Australia to present a joint capabilities initiative.
TOWNSVILLE councillor Paul Jacob wants the State Government to conduct a feasibility study into starting passenger rail services in the city.
Thirty-two new peak-hour trains are set to start on south-east Queensland's rail network this week, with an extra 14,000 commuter seats made available.
After 956 days of Rail Fail, Queensland Rail (QR) managed to today (Monday 13th May 2019) restore the grand total of 32 out of the 330 weekly train services that were axed due to lack of train drivers.
Concerned Collinsville locals say rail realignment is needed to lessen the impact of millions more tonnes of coal being hauled through their town if the Galilee Basin is opened to mining.
The twelve-week operation to repair the Mount Isa rail line after unprecedented flood damage has drawn to a close, with the first freight trains running again on Monday 29 April.
Live entertainment was a big part of the festivities at last Friday’s big event celebrating the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory
From 1863 to 1869, three private companies built 1,912 miles of continuous rail, creating the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States.
Mr Jones made these comments whilst delivering a keynote speech at the RIA Future Focus Conference, at Railtex 2019.
On May 10, Utah made up for 150 years of historic neglect by honoring the Chinese, Irish and others who actually built the Transcontinental Railroad.
The Summer Meeting, to be held July 15-16 at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis.
Ricardo plc has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire rolling stock life cycle management and technical services consultancy Transport Engineering Pty Ltd.
Elected to the CAGTC Board were Darin Chidsey, Chief Operating Officer, Southern California Association of Governments; and Captain John Murray, Chief Executive Officer & Port Director, Port Canaveral Port Authority.
The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has argued that neither the Federal Government nor Opposition have announced enough policy on Australia’s supply chain in the lead-up to the May 18 election.
Fifty years ago today, a Victorian union leader was sent to prison for standing up against tyranny.
Nick Champion MP, shadow assistant minister for manufacturing and Steve Murphy, AMWU NSW Secretary, with rail workers.
On a lovely afternoon we boarded a train at the charming little station in Shanklin, bound back to the mainland for the rest of our summer holiday.
A rail tour of the south coast of England
Train rides and country walkRegular readers will be familiar with my occasional outings with my local church, starting with Ely, then York, Oakham (for the Grainstore Brewery) and Spalding.
Reflections of a wet city in the shiny valance around New Street Station.
When I was growing up it was hard to imagine that I would ever be able to visit eastern Europe, or if I did I would be constantly under suspicion and in danger.
From Railpage to all our loyal users, moderators and administrators, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and safe New Year.
Railpage has available for download the new 2018 version of the All Australia Tracks Google Earth overlay.
Railpage is calling for 6 or so volunteers to become core team members of the RP testing team for the new developer software releases.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Great Western Railway Small Mogul No.
[justify]SETS and Pacific National have agreed to reactivate a second 86 class electric locomotive - 8649 - with the project to commence at the end of May 2019.
The UP leg of tangent 20-21 was our victim today, with 19 lengths of 80lb rail installed.
The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust has released an update on 6233 Duchess of Sutherland, which has been having some work done at WCRC Carnforth.
West Somerset Railway has announced that their supporters have donated over £1,000 to repair the damage in less than 24 hours.
This post follows the route of the Penydarren Tramroad from Abercynon to Merthyr Tydfil as shown on the adjacent sketch map which is taken from The Railway Magazine’ March 1951 edition.
Reading through old copies of The Railway Magazine, I came across this article in the June 1950 copy.
Railways for the transport of timber from Japanese State and Crown forest locations were first used at around the beginning of the 20th Century.
Part 3 of our study of the Ballachulish line will include material from ‘The Railway Magazine’, some present day pictures from along the National Cycleway which follows the line together with parts of a description of that journey from another website, the completion of the journey along the line from Kentallen to Ballachulish Station, and a study of the slate mining at Ballachuish which probably was the main justification for the construction of the branch-line.
Eurosib SPb - Transport Systems has awarded United Wagon Co’s Tikhvin plant a contract to supply 400 Type 13-6903 container wagons by February 2020.
The last two posts have been rather sombre affairs so I thought I would take it up a notch before the month is out.
Reflections of a wet city in the shiny valance around
Last week I came across an old camera bag stashed in a cupboard in my garage, and in one of the pockets I found a tape that I had completely forgotten about.
Children’s programme Thomas And Friends is to introduce an “inclusive” gender-balanced, multicultural set of characters as part of a revamp.
Russian Railways (RZD) has announced plans to increase its capacity of electrified rolling stock, as part of its wider programme of electrification and reduction of emissions in Russia.
Plans to increase the use of electric traction were announced by Russian Railways on May 14, with the national operator saying this would offer environmental benefits compared to the use of diesel or road and air transport.
Exceeding 85,000km, the Russian railway network is one of the largest transportation systems in the world, covering almost all of Russia, a country located in different time zones and with varying climates.
The BaltTransService oil transport subsidiary of the Globaltrans group has taken delivery of the first of 10 2TE25KM twin-section diesel locomotives ordered from Tramsmashholding’s Bryansk factory.
United Wagon Co is expanding its range with the development of two side tipping wagons for the transport and automated discharge of aggregates and ore.
Privatising Adelaide’s public bus services worked well – for a time – but what about the trains and trams?
Privatising the state’s rail fleet could usher in higher fares, service cuts and government subsidies, the sector’s union claims, as Premier Steven Marshall today confirmed “all options” were on the table.
Stephan Knoll says he does not want to play the "rule in, rule out" game as he aims to make the state's public transport system more customer-focused to improve patronage.
South Australia’s Transport Minister has confirmed his department has cut back the number of carriages being used on some suburban train lines.
An extension of the Tonsley rail line to Flinders University and Medical Centre is set for completion in the middle of next year, but at a much higher cost than first predicted.
A heritage train and cycleway combination would be an effective pairing, the Legislative Council Inquiry into the North-East Rail Corridor has heard.
The findings of the Legislative Council Inquiry into the North-East Rail Corridor should come in May or early June, the inquiry chairwoman says.
The astonishing story of the Yarra Valley Railway was the focus of the first day of the resumed North-East Railway Corridor Legislative Council Inquiry.
The Forth River Rail Bridge will soon be owned by the ratepayers of the Central Coast Council.
As the debate over the North-East Railway Corridor enters its third year, community opinions on its best use remain on both sides of the track.
With 'Metro Exodus', there is now a computer game playing in a dystopian near-future railroad world.
Hey everybody, I'd like to announce the start of bi-weekly Trainz Livestreams.
Two new High Iron Simulations scenario mini-packs put the Electro-Motive GP40-2 to work coast-to-coast!
Great news for fans of Dovetail Games' long running Train Simulator, the long-requested 64bit support for the game will be coming later this year in their annual update, Train Simulator 2019.
As perhaps the single biggest feature request for Train Simulator since it came to market all those years ago, we’re excited to announce that Train Simulator 2019 will include Train Simulator 64-bit.
Oporto 273 at Town End in service
Some of tghe 15 cars in this year's parade
Route 15 at Praca Figueira - Electricork Tour Tram
Never ending queue at InfanteTrams passing the signboards showing the history of the street which have some very nice tram pictures
As a preliminary to the Brusels 150 event, a flying visit to Ostende, Gent and Antwerp was a taster.
The first rail services directly linking north Wales, Cheshire and Liverpool have started running for the first time in more than 40 years.
Eurostar is working with Deutsche Bahn to resolve a ticketing system compatibility issue which will prevent the German national operator from selling through tickets between Germany and the UK.
45231 The Sherwood Forester is on the mainline this Friday, as it heads to Carlisle.
A planned additional entrance to Stratford tube station next to the Jubilee line has secured additional funding from Newham council.
Steam locomotive 7029 Clun Castle will be back in steam on the mainline on Saturday 18th May 2019.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) plans to hold a board meeting May 21 at 1 p.
Then New York Gov.
There has been a considerable change in circumstances recently, especially during the month of April 2019, and attitudes about the solution to problems caused by flooding from Sandy may be changing rapidly and dramatically.
The President Trump administration has decided to withdraw nearly $1 billion from the development of the Californian high-speed rail.
After witnessing the large public turnout at the NextGen Bus Study workshops earlier this year, the Council had discussions to consider whether a later start time would allow people to more easily attend their meetings.
Commuters on the Sandringham train line will face 60 minute delays during the next 19 days as the Andrews government shuts the rail to build the $11 billion Metro Tunnel.
The next phase of V/Line’s ‘We wear your words’ campaign has been launched today, reminding regional train passengers to treat its staff with respect when travelling across Victoria.
PROMISES for the Bendigo Airport expansion and the showgrounds have come to naught in the aftermath of Labor's election defeat.
Commuters in Melbourne's inner north could face a tougher time finding parking near a train station as another council launches a crackdown on cars.
I wish to highlight the ‘great Mallee rail election myth’ being knowingly espoused by some of the federal election candidates including Liberal candidate, Serge Petrovich.
The collapse of more than 500 metres of heavy piping in the airport tunnel early today had been predicted.
A civil works contract for Rio Tinto’s new iron ore mine in Western Australia, Koodaideri, has been awarded to two local companies.
A Withers man who is planning to defend allegations that he drove around boom gates to evade police before colliding with the Australind Train says he wants to apologise to the community.
Celebrate their Dining Car’s 100th Birthday through a ‘Food on Rail’ guided tour at the Railway Museum.
A Bunbury city councillor says it is “critical” for public safety that a railway between Kemerton and Greenbushes becomes a reality.
Three tram stops on Nicholson Street will be upgraded over the next week, making it safer and easier for passengers to get on and off trams on one of Melbourne’s busiest routes.
Residents living near a noisy Yarra Trams substation have been “driven up the wall” by loud humming, with the operator fined thousands over the disruption.
A family set to have an electronic substation built 20cm from their bedrooms is begging Moreland Council to step in.
Yarra Council has approved plans for accessible tram stops to be installed along Nicholson Street, between Kerr and Holden streets.
A major street in Melbourne’s CBD has partially reopened after a gas leak during this morning’s peak hour shut down the road for trams and motorists.