Public transport fares have remained frozen in Canberra, to help reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) held its last event on June 25 and officially closed on July 1 leaving a gap in the Australian rail industry’s research and development landscape.
The Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will close this month, and the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) is calling for new rail research funding to fill the void it will leave in the industry.
The Canberra Liberals have thrown the future of Light Rail Stage 2 into doubt by refusing to commit fully to the project ahead of the October election and questioning the government’s approach.
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has launched its 2020-2022 strategic plan for rail freight to support an increased modal share for the industry as the nation’s freight task grows.
The new equipment will be supplied by a consortium of Chinese companies led by Dongfang Electrical, in partnership with CRRC Dalian and the CRRC Qiqihar Rolling Stock Company (QRRS), in a deal agreed on June 23.
Transnet has re-opened the freight route between Pretoria North and Hercules, which has been closed since August 2014 owing to cable theft and sabotage.
The rail line to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) will resume full capacity this evening following six days of disruption caused by a derailed train.
Kenya's appeals court has ruled that the contract between the Kenyan government and China Road Bridge Corporation(CRBC) failed to comply with its laws.
South Africa’s rail, port and pipeline company, Transnet, confirmed the incident, noting that no injuries or fatalities had been reported.
LATAM Airlines Brazil announced today that it began reorganization as part of Chapter 11 protection in the United States.
The fallout over the fake license scandal at Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is growing.
Emirates is not expecting to fly the Boeing 777X until at least 2022.
Qantas has announced a program of events to farewell its last remaining Boeing 747 and provide Australians the opportunity to say goodbye to the “Queen of the Skies” ahead of its retirement from the national carrier’s fleet.
At the end of May, we reported that provisional liquidators of SA Express were requesting more powers from the South African government to allow them to sell assets for cash.
UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has inaugurated Route 2020 of the Dubai Metro.
The line, built under the name Metro Route 2020, is scheduled to open to the public from September, following operational trials and tests by Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA).
The 628km railway will cross the south-eastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan and will link the provincial capital of Zahedan with Chabahar, Iran’s only oceanic port in the Gulf of Oman.
Transmashholding has started delivering on the order of 1,300 passenger coaches for Egyptian National Railways (ENR).
Nexans has supplied 1 700 km of cables specially developed to an Egyptian National Railways and Alstom specification for use on the project to upgrade signalling systems on the 240 km Beni Suef – Asyut section of ENR’s main line along the River Nile south of Cairo.
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.
The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRC) today issued tender notice and invited online bids for the construction of the first underground section of Kanpur Metro’s priority corridor.
The National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL), which is overseeing the project, claims to have made reasonable progress despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic in recent months.
Govt two ambitious projects the first one is Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) and the second one is Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project that will transform the railway services in India will not be delayed despite the coronavirus crisis, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said on Wednesday.
Confirming its intention to work with private operators to address a shortfall in passenger capacity, the Indian Railway Board issued requests for qualification on July 1 for 35-year concessions to operate private trains on the national network from 2023.
Maersk is to double the frequency of its AE19 rail-sea service between South Korea and Northern Europe, as shippers and forwarders on the trade continue to struggle to secure ocean and air freight capacity.
An out of service water level sensor led an Aurizon freight train to plough through flood waters that had inundated a rail bridge near Tully, Queensland, in 2018.
Competition watchdog boss Rod Sims will not back down in his fight to challenge the sale of a key Queensland rail freight terminal saying the deal, between Pacific National and ASX-listed rail freight operator Aurizon, warrants a second look at the High Court.
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has sought leave to appeal to the High Court Pacific National’s purchase of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal.
Aurizon announced today that George Lippiatt had been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Group Executive Strategy.
Australia’s largest rail infrastructure project, Inland Rail and Australia’s largest rail freight operator, Aurizon, share how they’re meeting sustainability targets.
The federal government is mulling a value capture tax to recoup the costs of its ambitious program to build faster rail connections along the eastern seaboard.
I basically support C Williams' call for a national high-speed rail network (Letters, June 1), despite a report from the Grattan Institute which concludes that such a network would not be cost effective.
In response to the Grattan Institute’s calls for Australia to ‘move on’ from High Speed Rail, the Public Transport Users Association notes the limitations of their analysis, and calls for urban megaroads projects to receive the same level of scrutiny.
A bullet train won’t work in Australia, nor will it be the climate saver many policy makers believe it will be, according to the authors of a report by a public policy think tank.
Australia should abandon the idea of a bullet train and governments should stop wasting public money to study proposals, according to a new report by the Grattan Institute.
Other Australian cities are doing big things with buses.
Buses in Melbourne are usually thought of as public transport's small fry.
The last time anything significant happened to Route 740 was when Henry Bolte was premier.
Normally on Tuesdays we discuss the quirks of one particular bus, train or tram route's timetable.
Last Friday I wrote about the collapse of bus network reform in Adelaide.
Chemical producer Dow has signed a definitive agreement to sell the rail infrastructure assets and related equipment at six of its US and Canadian sites to shortline group Watco.
Canadian National announced [Tuesday] that it has achieved another monthly record in June moving 2.
The operator says that while there have been recent positive developments in resuming services cut in March, many routes are still interrupted.
For three years, a coalition of public and private groups has explored the
Canadian National announced July 6 it plans to invest approximately $20 million (CAD) across New Brunswick in 2020.
A vision-impaired man and his guide dog were allegedly assaulted by a 24-year-old man while sitting in the disabled seat on a train.
A quick-thinking platform attendant is credited with saving the life of a woman whose arm got stuck in train doors as it pulled out of a station.
Ups real-time data flows to monitor passenger numbers, avoid crowding.
A man has been charged with a string of sexual offences after allegedly harassing several women on trains in western Sydney.
The post-COVID-19 world is the proverbial Schrodinger’s cat at the moment.
The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association will hold a webinar on July 21, 2000 entitled “Navigating All Things Talent Acquisition In A Post-COVID World.
New Zealanders have been left stranded in Australia after the New Zealand government asked airlines to manage bookings for flights entering the country in the next three weeks to ensure quarantine facilities were not overwhelmed.
Keeping trains running, while protecting the health of passengers and staff, will require sweeping adjustments by operators on the front line.
Passengers on a flight from Melbourne to Sydney last night disembarked without being screened by NSW Health officials, in a major breach of the state's coronavirus protocols.
The Lithuanian state railway group’s freight business LTG Cargo has established a Polish subsidiary to support its international expansion plans and is negotiating a joint venture with PKP Cargo to operate cross-border intermodal services.
Earlier in May, Railcolor News informed you about the upcoming “R3” modernization of BLS’s Re 465 fleet.
Soon there will be a total of six Siemens Smartron locomotives driving trains in Romania for E-P Rail and Unicom Tranzit.
Alstom has announced plans to carry out divestments of products and factories ahead of its acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.
Eurostar is looking to reduce its payroll costs through the introduction of reduced hours and more part-time working ‘wherever possible throughout 2021’, in a move which the cross-Channel high speed operator said was intended to protect jobs at a time when ‘the impact of Covid-19 has led to an .
LDP003 led TM81/82 yesterday with sister unit LDP002 on the rear.
We have a triple feature this week.
There were 100 sightings for this week; This is 12 sightings more than last week.
Great to see another repaint of an RLSY since there hasn't been any in a long time!
High levels of taxation and track access charges are making rail freight uncompetitive with other modes, even on long hauls where speed and volume should give rail a natural advantage.
An independent panel of five experts has been appointed to assess flood modelling developed for Inland Rail in Queensland.
The last passenger train to the Wimmera will run until at least 2023, following an announcement by the state government on Tuesday.
The Australian Railway Association (ARA)’s 2020-2022 strategic plan lays out reforms required to support increased modal share for the nation’s growing freight task.
A new Freight Industry Reference Panel has been formed to oversee the implementation of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy.
Production began in 2014, with more than 180 specialists from Electroputere VFU involved in the project.
Causes of collisions and near misses.
Azerbaijan: Baku Metro has received four new 81-765.
The presence of level crossings has a major impact on the safety, availability and flow of rail and road traffic alike.
Alstom is using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to manage passenger flow and maintain social distancing.
The hospitality industry has been hit hard by the lockdown, and likely to struggle for months to come, so there’s a campaign raising money for people laid off by the industry.
Scientists have created a virtual reality video game to better understand how flying insects navigate the world.
We call on the acting Government of Australia, currently the Liberal-National Coalition led by Scott Morrison, to implement a Federal Independent Commission Against Corruption.
With a record-breaking 226 consecutive wins in the ratings and a string of scandals in his wake, Alan Jones will leave 2GB as the most successful, influential and controversial radio host Australia has ever known.
An exhibition that charts and celebrates the history of printing from the hand laid out letter presses to the modern computer aided design.
Google has not been my friend this evening, and the worst of the results was that "timetable collection" took me to collection times for trash.
In today’s video we are going to run some trains and I am going to do an informal review of the new Digitrax Throttle, the DT602D.
Installing Kadee Code 100 magnets in Code 83 Track on the the Grande Pacific Railroad.
During 37 years as a frontline #Paramedic, model building and model railroading was my destresser from the difficult calls of the profession.
Whilst the restrictions around COVID-19 mean we aren’t currently able to open to the public, behind the scenes Puffing Billy’s workshops are a hive of activity, so an update seems timely.
We all love a steam train and dotted around London are a number of miniature steam railways to ride on.
The Ruislip Lido Railway has confirmed their planned reopening date for passenger services following the Coronavirus closure.
Locals in the Bundaberg Region are advised to keep an eye out for cane trains from Monday, 22 June in the lead up to the cane harvesting season.
The 2020 crush is now underway for Mackay Sugar Limited - Australia's second largest sugar milling company behind Wilmar.
Transport for Wales (TfW) in the UK has announced that it will commence the railway line transformational works on the South Wales Metro from 3 August.
Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians in Sydney have been caught on video flirting with death around trams.
The South Wales Metro will also open up a range of job, business, education and other opportunities for the people and businesses of South Wales.
The first shipment of new passenger trains for the Sydney network arrived at Port of Newcastle this week, immediately taking advantage of the port’s direct connections to the New South Wales heavy freight and passenger rail networks.
Australia’s Transport for NSW has announced that the first two of the 17 Waratah Series 2 trains for Sydney have arrived at Port of Newcastle.
The New Zealand Government has provided an investment of NZD13m ($8.
A $13 million investment from Government will create jobs and improve the resilience of the rail connection between Christchurch and the West Coast, Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones and Regional Economic Development Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau say.
A tourism company facing a downturn in cruise ship passengers has shifted its focus to heritage rail journeys for New Zealanders.
KiwiRail have announced the preferred location for the Regional Freight Hub near Palmerston North.
A joint venture has been selected to complete the NZ$46.
The Northern Territory government has released a request for quotation for the development of a concept design for a rail passenger terminal as part of the Katherine Logistics and Agribusiness Hub.
The Defence Department has ruled out building a rail line into the Tindal RAAF Base as part of its $1.
Train services across the NT were disrupted for four hours yesterday after two boys jumped from a moving train.
Federal cabinet documents kept secret for 20 years reveal a radical legislative proposal to acquire Aboriginal land to ensure the construction of the 1,400 kilometre rail line from the Red Centre to Darwin.
The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), a $5 billion lending organisation, has appointed senior investment official Chris Wade as its new chief executive officer.
In a time when it seems none of us are going anywhere, it might be interesting to look back on a time when travel horizons were just opening, but the ‘going’ remained decidedly ‘soft’.
Great to have you here; Urban Transport News is now welcoming submissions from Guest Writers!
What You Need to Do About Define Electrolyte in Chemistry Before You Miss Your Chance
Whispered Night Physics Secrets.
A successful business model in modern conditions is definitely characterized by mobility, openness, automation of numerous processes.
This is a great message from UK Health workers who LOVE bikes!
Statistics have shown that more and more people are ditching their cars for electric bikes.
VolkerFitzpatrick has partnered with Green Biofuels to reduce the carbon emissions of its UK rail enterprise with GreenD+.
The Bellarine Peninsula’s biggest road infrastructure project, the Drysdale Bypass opens to traffic today.
Germany’s first major national climate law has allocated a staggering €2.
The competition watchdog has asked for special leave to appear in the High Court to challenge Pacific National's $205 million acquisition of the Acacia Ridge intermodal terminal from rival Aurizon.
Up to 80,000 truck trips will be taken off Sydney’s congested motorways each year, while 230 jobs will be created in Western Sydney, as part of a combined investment value of up to $100 million to shift freight off the city’s road network and onto rail.
Rail freight cannot afford to be left “in the age of steam” chair of the Freight on Rail Group (FORG) Dean Dalla Valle has said in the inaugural industry-led Advanced Train Management System (ATMS) oversight group.
Smart thinking between Pacific National and Wagner Corporation highlights the many possibilities of rail freight.
Pacific National has today announced it will be increasing the size and scope of its mental health support for employees.
Today we reach our 2.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on a Special Heritage Train Tour from Southern Cross to Seymour, then travel to Mt Buller for a day in the snow or enjoy a Kelly Gang History Tour.
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.
Despite the continued uncertainty and impact of Covid-19, Qube is in a strong financial position.
Company optimistic amid guidance withdrawal and executive pay cuts
Market clouds gather after first half but acquisition pays out early on land sale
Qube Holdings chief executive Maurice James has scaled back growth forecasts amid uncertainty over how badly the coronavirus will disrupt imports to Australia as the logistics group reported a 16 per cent drop in interim profits to $51.
Qube has awarded the contract to build four locomotives to UGL, part of the CIMIC Group.
A rail lobby group fears not enough trains will run through South Bank and South Brisbane stations as many services are sent underground for the Cross River Rail project.
Just before 2:00am on a near-freezing Saturday morning, while most people were still tucked in bed, Bundaberg mountain biker Mandy Cook was preparing for a record-setting ride.
There will be free off-peak train travel for senior citizens and students across southeast Queensland if the LNP wins government in October.
The grand scale of the freight hub at Morven has been revealed after two months of yard-building onsite on the eastern side of the town.
Fixing the railway line and getting access to cheap power were the major lessons learned from the Townsville Enterprise road trip from Townsville to Mount Isa.
Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2020 conference will be held digitally in October.
Recent investigations by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) have highlighted the importance of ensuring effective track monitoring and infrastructure maintenance.
As it has for generations, the Railway Educational Bureau (REB) stands ready with the training and employee development tools railroads need to maintain essential training for their essential employees.
Bombardier is helping rail operators achieve zero emissions on unelectrified track with its battery electric units while slashing lifecycle costs.
The Australian rail industry has experienced a shortage in key engineering skills for many years now, in part due to the ageing workforce.
Yes, the bridge of steel has a kryptonite.
At a visit to a tube train factory, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has called for future tube trains to be driverless to beat the unions.
From 28 May to 5 June 2020, Prime Creative Media conducted a survey of more than 2200 business leaders across 15 industries, to capture sentiment as the country began to lift COVID-19 restrictions.
The Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) is closing after six years of industry-leading research and the delivery of 65 projects.
A NEW study into restoring a defunct section of the Bury to Rochdale train line will have 'no impact' on the East Lancashire Railway's (ELR) services, the heritage attraction has said.
Last year’s travel adventures took me to 26 countries- including two new ones: Estonia and Russia.
Maybe unfairly, the train has a grim reputation of being slow, uncomfortable and dull.
Over the last few years, increasing numbers of global sporting organisations have sought to enhance accessibility regarding supporter travel.
In Part 1, we looked at the trip from Amsterdam to London, and I'd just departed from London Euston station.
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.
Photos of the plattsburgh station from 1992.
A recent storm in Utah has uncovered some railroad history.
This Week we take a look at the backside of the old Chazy depot.
Over the Easter and Anzac Day long weekend at the end of April 2000, the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum operated their special Millennium Aurora passenger train to Dimboola.
It was a rail link that served thousands of people each week in two coastal towns for more than 60 years.
On Thursday 9th July, Big George, also known as C501 finally came out of the turntable shed and relocated up to the depot.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway has announced that they can begin running trains again on Wednesday 19th August 2020.
Vandals have attacked a heritage railway which was already suffering financially because of the enforced Covid closure.
IT should have been a big celebration to mark its 60th anniversary, with 70 paying passengers on board.
Tomorrow (Saturday 27th June) there will be a chance to see a steam locomotive fired up for the first time in 80 years following restoration works.
Georgia lawmakers pass bill prohibiting crosstie burning in two counties.
An Encylopedia of British Bridges is a book from publishers Pen and Sword and is full of details covering the many bridges around the UK.
Came across the video below on LinkedIn last week.
That’s why designers and engineers turn to OpenRail Designer.
Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C.
I had spent my life – 44 years – in Tegucigalpa, the capital of
New Elkhart Location Featured in the News!
Thinking through my year’s travel plans.
Arrived as Southern Cross station at 0700, the ticket and website said to be there at least one hour before departure.
Preparing for winter is a crucial task at Network Rail.
Russian Railways (RZD) is among the companies listed as a “backbone enterprise” by the government, alongside Transcontainer and Federal Passenger Company (FPK).
Vagonmash is a joint venture of Kirovsky Zavod and Skoda Transportation that was formed in 2013.
Trans-Servis has awarded United Wagon Co’s TikhvinSpetsMash plant a contract to supply a batch of 15-6900-04 tank wagons designed for transporting food products such as molasses and vegetable oils.
United Wagon Company (UWC) has shipped 36 tanks cars to industrial chemicals specialist Khimprom, who will use them to transport sodium hydroxide and other chemical freight.
Knorr-Bremse, Russian Railways (RZD) and the Russian Engineering Center for Railway Transport (ECRT) have signed a strategic partnership agreement for the construction of the next-generation high-seed trains.
Good to see this article on the heritage listing of the Port Lincoln locomotive depot, including the roundhouse and workshops, and thank you for the lovely colour photo of Fageol rail bus 109.
Adelaide trains and trams are scheduled to be run by a private company from next year.
Volunteers of Broken Hill's beloved Penrose Park Picnic Train hope the community will get behind plans that will see the train relocated to the park.
The service has been running between Melbourne and Adelaide for more than 130 years, but its future was in doubt after the South Australian government stopped its funding in 2018.
For more than 100 years, timber sleepers have carried locomotives along the West Coast but that will soon change thanks to modern approach to railway renewal.
Do you have a large wine collection?
The latest development proposal at a key waterfront site has been labelled “desperate and shortsighted”, with a mayor set to take an unusual step to try to prevent its approval.
James Shugg was a 12-year-old Hobart schoolboy when he first visited the Ida Bay Railway in Tasmania's far south in 1976.
Trains stopped running on the historic Ida Bay Railway in 2018 after a derailment, but former driver Dave Collins says "it sucks you in" and he and other enthusiasts want to pay to get the attraction back on the rails.
Please provide a brief overview of Aero-X® and why is the rail sector of importance for you?
With the help of latest materials the cable manufacturer succeeded to combine technical characteristics in order to create completely new application fields for products acc.
How can Viper Innovations’ experience and knowledge of other industries be applied to the rail sector?
Omada Rail Systems is bringing exciting and innovative technology to the Australian rail industry.
Handheld Announces Major Upgrades to Its Popular Nautiz X2 All-In-One Android Rugged Computer Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, today announced major upgrades to its Nautiz X2 enterprise rugged handheld.
Rivet Games has released their Engadin Line add on for Train Simulator, and have very kindly sent RailAdvent a copy to review.
A train driver simulator is about to be upgraded and will include the Bakerloo line so you can pretend to be a tube train driver at home.
Dovetail Games has just announced Train Sim World 2, the next game in the Train Sim World franchise.
A REVIEW that NSW Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said found safety risks to cyclists near Newcastle's light rail amounts to an "extraordinary admission", Labor contends.
Avoca’s sporting clubs have access to a brand-new minibus to ensure players and supporters can travel safely to and from matches and events thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Flexible Local Transport Solutions program.
The Metro Council has chosen its tax.
Cars driving into light rail tunnels, cyclists speeding through intersections and pedestrians stepping in front of moving trams are among hundreds of near-miss accidents along the new light rail in recent months.
The contract, which comes into effect on September 1, will run until 2035 and has already been approved by BVG’s supervisory board.
The line runs from the previous terminus at Migowo to Lawendowe Wzgórze with six stops.
National passenger operator MÁV-Start has exercised an option for Stadler’s Valencia plant to supply a further four Citylink electro-diesel tram-trains for the route being developed to link Hódmezővásárhely with Szeged.
Transport for the North (TfN) has appointed Jeremy Acklam as the new Director for its Integrated and Smart Travel (IST) programme.
Transport for Wales will start work on the 3rd August 2020 to move forward plans to open the South Wales Metro.
Although already one of the most sustainable modes of transportation, the rail sector is being called on to further improve its environmental impact and reach net zero targets.
UK infrastructure manager Network Rail has announced that it will support 11 projects out of the 25 winners of the First of a Kind (FOAK) Programme.
The Telford Steam Railway has announced that this week, a milestone was reached in the history of the railway with the arrival of a Pacer.
The MBTA announced [yesterday] it will begin a series of major crane lifts this weekend at the new Lechmere Viaduct now under construction between the Gilmore Bridge and Lechmere Station along Monsignor O’Brien Highway.
With the pandemic and social distancing on the minds of everyone today, transit riders have been particularly wary of returning to rail transit and commuter rail.
Four-thousand workers have now been dispatched for the California high-speed rail project, covering 32 active sites along 119 miles.
One of the "longest standing early railway mysteries" has been solved with the pedigree of a locomotive proven to be false, researchers have claimed.
Regional Victoria remains largely untouched by coronavirus and locals want to keep it that way, but fear crowded coaches could spread COVID-19 beyond Melbourne.
Two dangerous and congested level crossings at Fitzgerald Road, Ardeer and Robinsons Road, Deer Park, have been fast tracked for removal by 2023.
Melbourne's northern suburbs have examples of many things wrong with buses in Melbourne.
Buses will replace trains between Wodonga and Melbourne.
The Victorian Government is adding hundreds of new train and tram services to the state’s busiest lines every week to give passengers more choice on when they travel and help maintain physical distancing across the network.
A package of infrastructure enhancements has been put forward by the Western Australia state government in a bid to attract more agricultural traffic onto rail.
Australia-based infrastructure and rail company, John Holland, has secured a A$130 million ($90 million) contract with Fortescue Metals Group to construct 143 km of railway tracks and signalling at its Eliwana iron ore project in the Pilbara of Western Australia.
Last Friday I wrote about the collapse of bus network reform in Adelaide.
Grain growers cooperative CBH Group has welcomed the Western Australian government’s Revitalising Agricultural Region Freight (RARF) Strategy and committed to work on business cases to fund improvements to rail lines.
John Holland will also design, manufacture and install the line’s signalling equipment and train control systems, which will be manufactured at its Canning Vale fabrication site.
Route 19/57/59 trams have resumed along their normal lines following an earlier disruption.
4am Sunday 5 July to 4am Sunday 12 July
Hanging out on Route 3 was all the rage last week.
Route 75 trams have resumed along their normal lines following an earlier disruption.
Saturday 20 June, from 2pm to 4pm