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Africa

27 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Green light for new South Africa-Swaziland rail link

A proposed rail freight link between South Africa and Swaziland is nearing construction after proving its viability.

Company steeled to grow into Townsville South Yard

A TOWNSVILLE steel company is expanding its business into the CBD with the move to create 50 new full-time positions while strengthening the region’s manufacturing capacity.

Cape Town wants to take over rail transport in city

Citing fears of a public transport collapse‚ the City of Cape Town has declared its intention to take over management of the commuter rail service in the city.

Morocco tests Africa's first high-speed rail line as French FM visits

Morocco is to stage 320-kilometre-per-hour tests on the African continent's first high-speed railway, due to come into operation duing the summer of 2018, the national railway network ONCF announced on Monday.

Africa’s hope to better regional inter-connectivity

As Africa realizes an integrated transport system remains vital to the continent, Governments are feverishly working to push for further railway development.

Asciano

91 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
Freight train was travelling at 90km per hour when it derailed on the Nullarbor

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.

New PN boss sets up old mining rivalry

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 face disruption as union battles with network operators

EXPORTS of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.

PN industrial action costing Vic grains sector millions

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.

Irwin to leave Pacific National

Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.

Asian Rail News

434 stories | Newest story posted an hour ago
Korail orders Hyundai Rotem EMUs

Korail has awarded Hyundai Rotem a 111·6bn won contract to supply 128 electric multiple-unit cars, the manufacturer announced on October 18.

Special trains to clear rush

South Central Railways, in order to clear extra rush of passengers during Diwali festival, is introducing two special trains between Secunderabad and Narsapur.

Bangkok Airport rail link project moves ahead

A second public hearing in Chon Buri on a planned high-speed railway linking three international airports -- Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-tapao -- proceeded without a glitch Tuesday.

Passengers who fell ill on Tejas Express discharged, rail ministry orders inquiry

The Konkan Railway on Monday said all the passengers who had taken ill after breakfast due to food poisoning on the Mumbai-bound Tejas Express have been discharged from hospital.

24 passengers hospitalised due to food poisoning on-board Tejas Express train

Twenty-four rail passengers were hospitalised on Sunday due to food poisoning after they had breakfast on-board Indian Railways’ premium train Tejas Express between Goa and Mumbai.

Aurizon

144 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Aurizon moving staff to Rockhampton

Aurizon will spend $6.

Aurizon to quit intermodal freight

Aurizon Holdings Ltd has announced its intention to withdraw from the intermodal market, with the closure or sale of its activities in the sector.

Rail freight operator Aurizon posts full-year loss of $188 million

RAIL giant Aurizon will offload its general freight business, including a Brisbane terminal, after announcing a $188 million loss for the past year.

Decision on Aurizon intermodal business announced today

This morning we have released our FY2017 results to the market including an announcement on the future of our Intermodal business.

Aurizon explains renewed foreign work agreement

RAIL giant Aurizon has explained why an agreement to bring in foreign workers is in place with the Federal Government.

Cityrail News

489 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Central Railway Station under ‘armed attack’ in anti-terror exercise

A MAJOR exercise has been conducted at Central Railway Station overnight to test the co-ordination and response arrangements to a terrorist or high-risk incident.

Gang of masked graffiti louts who tampered with train signals smashed

MASKED graffiti louts who endangered the lives of drivers and passengers on Sydney trains by tampering with signals have been painted into a corner after cops smashed their gang.

Train Delays After Vehicle On The Tracks

Commuters are advised to allow extra time this morning after a vehicle on the track at Penshurst.

Sydney driver ends up on railway tracks

A driver has crashed through a fence and onto the train tracks in Sydney's south affecting commuters on the T4 line

Europe

265 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Loco upgrade aims to save the power consumption of a town

A Re460 electric locomotive which has been fitted with IGBT traction converters as part of a mid-life refurbishment programme was presented at Swiss Federal Railways’ Yverdon-les-Bains workshops on October 17.

Polish service approved as LEO Express moves forward

Czech open access operator LEO Express expects to announce the launch date for its planned Praha – Ostrava  – Katowice – Kraków open access service in the near future, after Polish regulator UTK completed the certification process and granted train paths on October 13.

Kaliningrad – Lithuania border station commissioned

Border facilities for passengers and freight crossing between Kaliningrad oblast and Kybartai in Lithuania were commissioned at Chernyshevskoye in the east of the Russian exclave on October 2.

ÖBB coach tender back on track

Tendering for a fleet of coaches for daytime and overnight inter-city services for national operator ÖBB is to resume following withdrawal of an objection by Siemens.

Gunzelling Reports

657 stories | Newest story posted 3 weeks ago
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 23/9/2017

There were 114 sightings for this week; this is 8 sightings more than last week, making a total of 3724 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 16/9/2017

There were 106 sightings for this week; this is 17 sightings more than last week, making a total of 3610 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 9/9/2017

There were 89 sightings for this week; this is 12 sightings less than last week, making a total of 3504 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 2/9/2017

There were 101 sightings for this week; this is 10 sightings more than last week, making a total of 3415 sightings for this year to date.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 26/8/2017

There were 91 sightings for this week; this is 12 sightings less than last week, making a total of 3314 sightings for this year to date.

Inland Rail Project

62 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Inland Rail Leaders Herald Consultation In The Downs

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Chief Executive Officer John Fullerton and Executive General Manager Interstate Network Peter Winder have spent Tuesday and Wednesday listening to the views of key stakeholders on the Darling Downs.

Unhappy residents launch Inland Rail petition

DO NOT underestimate "the power of people" is the message the Inner Downs Inland Rail Action Group to Federal MPs after they mailed their 1,000 signature petition to the House of Representatives yesterday.

National $50m freight hub proposed for Parkes

One of Australia's biggest rail haulage firms has unveiled plans for a $50 million freight terminal at Parkes in New South Wales.

Landholders sign petition, register Inland Rail concerns

LANDHOLDERS whose properties fall within a 2km wide corridor identified for the Inland Rail project will take their objections to Federal Parliament.

On-property landholder meetings to be held after ARTC names preferred Inland Rail Border-to-Gowrie section

ONE-on-one, on-property meetings with landholders will be part of consultations after the announcement of the preferred Border-to-Gowrie Inland Rail route.

International Rail News

4509 stories | Newest story posted 5 hours ago
Rail connection to Vaca Muerta proposed

State-owned oil company YPF has presented the Ministry of Transport with a US$500m project to build a rail connection to the Vaca Muerta field in the province of Neuquén, requiring new construction and the upgrading of existing infrastructure over a total of 700 km.

LocoTech opens modernised maintenance depot

LocoTech inaugurated a modernised rolling stock maintenance facility in Komsomolsk-na-Amur on the Baikal-Amur Magistral route on October 4.

UN called to make Thomas the Tank Engine GENDER NEUTRAL - fans furious

A row erupted after it emerged the United Nations had been called in to advise how to update the image of Thomas & Friends, the children’s TV favourite.

Omnitrax says temporary fix to Manitoba rail line doable, but company won't pay

The company that owns a broken rail line to Churchill says it could restore limited service to the northern Manitoba community within 30 days but it is not willing to pay the bill.

Ship brings propane to Churchill, will leave with stranded Via Rail train

A ship has arrived in Manitoba's northern port of Churchill, bringing fuel to heat the town through the winter and also carrying away a train that's been stranded there since the rail line to the community washed out in the spring.

Letters to the Editor

181 stories | Newest story posted 23 hours ago
Red Star Train Graveyard - where trains went to die

Holding their ground like true war heroes and completely frozen for the last 40 years, these relics of time tell a story which deserves to be heard.

All rail systems are not equal

FOLLOWING my letter (Daily, September 2) I would like to thank all those who contacted me regarding the railway between Beerwah and Maroochydore.

Rail needs fall on deaf ears

ON JULY 29, the Sunshine Coast Daily published my letter asking for all levels of government to fast track the CAMCOS Railway between Beerwah and Maroochydore.

How to launch a new passenger train operator

Despite more than two decades of European legislation aimed at opening up the rail market to facilitate access for new entrants, the hurdles remain formidable, as Sven Gossel of prospective German open access player Trans Metropolitan Railway explains.

A regional rail fantasy map

Here's master mapmaker Adam Mattinson's vision of what a high quality regional rail network could look like in Victoria.

Model Railways

18 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Hobart train enthusiast Steve Williams heading to Launceston Model Railway Show this weekend

CHUFFED that the Launceston Model Railway Show is back again, Hobart train enthusiast Steve Williams is packing up his boxcars and engines for the trip up north.

Now that’s a track record

EVER since she was four years old, Roslyn Reynolds has been fascinated by trains.

A NSW 44 B end double ended model

One of the more interesting locos that operated on the NSW rail ,if only for a very short time came about from the tragic accident  that occurred west of Parkes at Mellelea on the 26th October 1974.

'Secret' model train collection set to be made public

AN 20,000 piece model train collection which took a lifetime to curate is now calling Ipswich home.

Model train prices are rising because of pound's devaluation

The pound's recent devaluation after June's Brexit vote has already led to some price rises, and model railways are one business feeling the effects.

Narrow Gauge

58 stories | Newest story posted 3 weeks ago
Train enthusiasts needed for special project

A PLAN to build a 450-metre miniature train track in Hervey Bay could come to fruition if members of the Hervey Bay Men's Shed can get the backing of local train enthusiasts.

Dangerous behaviour has potential for 'catastrophic outcomes'

As school holidays get into full swing, MSF Sugar has seen an alarming spike in dangerous behaviours such as cane train surfing around its cane rail network and is calling on parents to be more vigilant.

Enjoying a Climax in the Dandenongs

We enjoyed a lovely evening last Saturday, with the Nick Anchen-organised Climax trip from Emerald to Gembrook and return.

A Neat Space Saving Feature

One of the things we have an eternal struggle with at Puffing Billy is a lack of space, whether that be offices, workshops or just undercover storage in general.

216 NQR; The Finishing Touches

Hugh Markwick and the workshop volunteer team have now completed work on the restoration of 216 NQR.

New South Wales Rail News

2644 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
There’s no more space for trains on South Coast Line

The South Coast line missed out on a share of this week’s“huge” public transport upgrade because there’s no room for any more trains.

Woman with baby arrested after allegedly assaulting commuters

A woman travelling on a train from Redfern to Liverpool allegedly assaulted several commuters on Saturday, about 7.

Westmead Station added to Lithgow Express, Bathurst Bullet

The ‘Bathurst Bullet’ and new ‘Lithgow Express’ will stop at Westmead as of late November.

Gladys Berejiklian Does Again

Glays Berejiklian, Premier of NSW and when she was the Transport Minister ordered new intercity trains from Korea and to be constructed in Korea.

"I am doing everything I can" Goward says on more train services

Many took to Facebook to dispute the lack of changes and discrepancies between Goulburn and Highland train services following the most recent timetable announcement by MP Pru Goward last week.

New Zealand Rail News

256 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Wellington rail workers strike over employee benefits

Commuter rail workers are to go on a two-hour strike in Wellington on Wednesday, protesting what they say are attempts to claw back employee benefits.

KiwiRail rosters staff with Quintiq

KiwiRail has implemented supply chain planning and optimisation software from Quintiq to enable workforce planning and rostering of its 3,400 staff around New Zealand.

Airport Rapid Transit isn’t really about the Airport

The idea of providing Airport rail through a short spur from Puhinui is one of those ideas that continues to pop up.

WW1 New Zealand rail death soldiers remembered at Bere Ferrers

Ten soldiers killed in a rail accident during World War One have been remembered 100 years on.

Picton to Christchurch railway line reopens for freight

The Picton to Christchurch rail freight line is reopening, reportedly taking 2000 trucks a month off the alternative State Highway 1.

Northern Territory Rail News

208 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
Council candidate floats tourist sky rail plan

WITH one week to go until nominations close, a big field is now likely to contest the Katherine Town Council elections.

'Jesus loves nachos' graffiti now an icon

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.

Red Centre salt mine progresses on back of major supply agreement

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.

Northern Australia rail project takes important step

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.

Chinese eye Top End rail investment

China's influential National Development and Reform Commission has asked the federal government for a shortlist of priority projects – including rail infrastructure – as part of a big investment push into Northern Australia.

Opinion

91 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
Sexual harassment is rife on public transport

Survey results from the Australian Human Rights Commission reveal concerning statistics about the numbers of university students being sexual harassed and sexual assaulted on Australian public transport.

Thermal coal to trade at four-year high

A key negotiation towards the market price of thermal coal over the next 12 months has turned out nicely for miners, with the price set 38% higher than a year ago.

Rail trail/light rail splits Greens

Local NSW Greens MP Tamara Smith has publicly stated her support of rail trails and highlighted the cycle tourism potential in the electorate, creating a policy division with the Greens-led council over the disused railway line.

Industry likes infrastructure-heavy Budget

[font=Calibri",sans-serif]The Australasian Railway Association and the Australian Logistics Council have both praised Treasurer Scott Morrison’s Budget announcement, saying a $20 billion rail investment would be a major boost for Australia.

National rail program to support Australian cities as they grow: Urban Infrastructure Minister

SABRA LANE: The Federal Government has set aside billions in the budget for infrastructure spending, with money set aside for the Snowy 2.

Other Transport News

399 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Greyhound plans to stop Goulburn-Canberra service

Greyhound Australia has announced the company will cease the Goulburn to Canberra service, the only bus route available to residents in the area, in one week.

OneSKY program to cut flight times and ease delay

The OneSKY Australia program will reduce flight delays and make travel time shorter, according to Airservices Australia chief executive Jason Harfield.

Next, supersonic jets flying Sydney to LA in seven hours

Supersonic jets could be flying commercial passengers in the next 10 years, Virgin Australia boss John Borghetti has declared, pointing to work developing aircraft that can go between Sydney and Los Angeles in seven hours.

Improved heavy vehicle access in SA to boost productivity

Heavy vehicle access has been improved for trucks travelling in the Outback and through the Riverland to improve the efficiency and safety of freight and livestock transportation, according to the South Australian government.

Direct Freight Express opens Gosford depot

Independent parcel delivery company, Direct Freight Express (DFE), has opened its newest depot in Gosford, NSW, bringing its national number of depots to 42.

Pacific National News

4 stories | Newest story posted 4 weeks ago
Pacific National response to Federal Government's committment Inland Rail

Leading rail freight operator Pacific National has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to fund the Inland Rail project.

Pacific National appoints new CEO

Pacific National has announced the appointment of Dean Dalla Valle as Chief Executive Officer.

Pacific National Focuses on Queensland Services

In response to the Aurizon ASX announcement today Pacific National is pleased to announce a binding agreement with Aurizon to purchase the Acacia Ridge Intermodal Terminal in Brisbane, Queensland.

Pacific National appoints new CEO

Pacific National has announced the appointment of Dean Dalla Valle as Chief Executive Officer.

Press Releases

236 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
Heritage Train with Breakfast in Historic Station Dining Room

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on board a special Heritage Train  tour to Tocumwal travelling the “freight only”  railway line.

SSR Acquires GT46-ACe Locomotives

Southern Shorthaul Railroad has recently acquired two new GT46-ACe locomotives from the Downer Group to cater for continuing business growth.

Logistics giants join forces for improved freight outcomes

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.

Contract for Melbourne Suburban Trains

A project of High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) public-private partnership (PPP) in Melbourne, Australia worth AU$2 billion ($1.

Increased services for Bendigo and Ballarat

Premier Andrews announcement of the increase to passenger rail services to Bendigo and Ballarat comes after years of public dissent about the appalling lack of reliability and overcrowding on the regional rail network.

Queensland Rail News

1910 stories | Newest story posted 50 minutes ago
Palaszczuk Government resume Emerald farmland for Adani

THE State Government has resumed 3568ha of agricultural land for Adani’s rail line from the planned Carmichael Mine to Abbot Point.

QR's developmental train derails at Ipswich in latest drama for problem-plagued NGR

One of Queensland Rail's Next Generation Rollingstock (NGR) trains has come off the tracks at Ipswich, west of Brisbane.

Rail fail pushing people on to roads

ON THE recent reduced "school holiday" rail timetable, the frequency of rail services on the Sunshine Coast line was cut to two hourly.

Bad behaviours driving Brisbane train passengers nuts on peak-hour commutes

Feet on the seat is the number one train etiquette gripe bugging Brisbane city train commuters, according to Queensland Rail (QR).

Adani’s grand start to mine and rail project cancelled

AFTER eight years of court battles and bureaucracy, rain has wrecked Adani’s plans for a grand start to its development on the massive Carmichael mine and rail project.

Rail Events

121 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Celebrating the Trans-Australian Railway, 100 years on

The rail line that helped seal the Federation will be celebrated on the western edge of the Nullarbor Plain today, 100 years since the track was completed at the tiny settlement of Ooldea.

East-West rail link true nation-building success

It was a project almost equal in size to the Snowy Mountains Scheme that followed it.

Trans Australia Railway - Australian National

Australian National (and/or Australian National Railways/ANRC/AN/ANR) was formed in 1975, a combination of the Commonwealth Railways, South Australian Railways and Tasmanian Railways.

Famous Trains - The Indian Pacific & Trans-Australian Express

We continue our series on the Centenary of the Opening of the Trans Australia Railway

Famous Trains “The Tea and Sugar”

The “Tea and Sugar” train began its life in 1915 servicing some of the most remote locations in the world along the Trans-Australian Railway providing goods and services to workers.

Rail News

3553 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
SCT Adds 5th Weekly Service Melbourne to Brisbane

SCT Adds 5th Weekly Service Melbourne to Brisbane - Commencing Friday 20th October

Thomas the Tank Engine gets new female trains in shake-up

Girls are finally getting a bigger role in Thomas the Tank Engine's boy-dominated world.

Trainline increases international options

Trainline announced on October 5 that it had added a further 11 websites to its portfolio, along with Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, European and Brazilian Portuguese, Polish and Mandarin Chinese options to take the number of languages offered to 14.

Why high-speed rail has become a joke

Australia has wasted decades, millions of dollars and countless man-hours pointlessly trying to replace air travel between Sydney and Melbourne with trains, when the only current goal of high-speed rail should be to connect cities with regional hubs.

Trans Australia Railway - Station Names

Amongst the station names on the Trans-Australian Railway there were many.

Railpage Australia News

140 stories | Newest story posted last month
Submissions open for September 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

July 2017 photo comp

Congratulations to L-1172 who has won the July 2017 photo competition with 9 votes.

Voting open for July 2017 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Submissions open for July 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

June 2017 photo comp

Congratulations to tasrail2100 who has won the June 2017 photo competition with 7 votes.

Railway Preservation

50 stories | Newest story posted 3 weeks ago
Storage of heritage rolling stock at Broadmeadow

Transport Heritage NSW (THNSW) wishes to clarify media reports surrounding rail heritage rolling stock currently stored at Broadmeadow.

707 Operations Group running farewell trip to Sea Lake

HERITAGE  train enthusiasts are riding the rails to Sea Lake for the last time as they say goodbye to broad gauge in Victoria’s northwest.

Riverina Regional Tour Postponed

Due to critical changes to our forward heritage fleet maintenance program, we regret to advise the upcoming Riverina regional tour with vintage steam locomotive 3642 has been postponed.

Return of steam trains to feature on reclaimed Picton to Mittagong rail trail

The track is finally clear for the establishment of the first rail trails in NSW, after the change of a law enacted in 1880.

Save CLP10 (Formally CL17) Last EMD Streamliner Built in the World

45 years young this month, please contribute to this 45 day campaign to save the very last of the great EMD Streamliners.

Railway Stories

53 stories | Newest story posted 4 weeks ago
Recalling the railway pay buses

For nearly 50 years, railway pay buses were used to move cash around the railway network to pay station staff and permanent way workers stationed along the tracks.

Why isn't Canberra's train station in the CBD?

Most capital cities have a train station in the middle of town — that was almost the case for the nation's capital.

Brisbane rail enthusiast Neil MacKenzie receives Queen's Birthday honour for steam train displays

When Neil MacKenzie first began building miniature locomotives in the 1980s, he says he wanted to see if he could win a trophy.

Tasmanian Railway Stories - Episode 1

One night sitting in front of the fire at WJ there was a blood curdling scream from the signal office.

Man proposes on crowded metro train recreating couple's first meeting

A Melbourne man ensured an unforgettable proposal for his girlfriend by recreating the moment they had first met on a crowded commuter train.

South Australian Rail News

584 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
New rail spur line bring trains back to Port Adelaide

ROLLING by train to the heart of Port Adelaide on a new 1km rail spur line is one step closer with builders releasing the first animation of the experience.

Harvest begins on Eyre Peninsula

South Australian agribusiness Viterra received its first Eyre Peninsula load for the 2017/18 harvest into its Poochera receival site on October 10.

Man hit by train at Mile End following a mental health episode

A MAN has been hit by a train at Mile End station following a mental health episode — causing delays for western suburb services.

Car and train collide at Currency Creek

A couple have escaped serious injuries after a train and car collided at Currency Creek this afternoon.

Zero-tolerance alcohol and drug policy resisted

A new zero-tolerance policy towards drugs and alcohol is opposed by staff in a South Australian Government department amid concerns about plans for workplace testing and whether there is any legal authority behind the move.

Tasmanian Rail News

326 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Steam dream still on track, say Derwent Valley rail buffs

THE Derwent Valley Railway is steaming ahead with its plans to establish a tourist link from New Norfolk to National Park as it works on broader plans to carry cruise ship passengers directly to Mt Field.

ReachTEL poll finds railway support, but bias concern raised

A ReachTEL poll of Dorset residents found the majority support reopening the North-East line for tourist rail services – but questions have been raised about possible poll bias.

North-East heritage railway project supporters rally in Launceston

Supporters of a heritage railway on the North-East line were out in force on Thursday to see their rail car being transported from the Don River Railway to Karoola.

TasRail welcomes Launceston development

Toll Group will build a $20 million intermodal hub in Launceston, after the city’s council approved the development late last week.

Train Simulator News

61 stories | Newest story posted 10 months ago
DB BR 10 Steam Loco Add-On

The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.

Three Country Corner Scenario Pack 01

Three Country Corner Scenario Pack 01 includes 10 challenging and enjoyable scenarios for the Three Country Corner route on Steam, covering freight and passenger operations in this scenic cross-border region of Western Europe.

NJ Transit® GP40PH-2B Loco Add-On

The Electro-Motive GP40, introduced in 1965, has proven to be one of North America’s most versatile and successful locomotives, with more than 1,200 units constructed by 1972.

Atlantic High Speed Route & TGV Atlantique

Experience the high speed TGV Atlantique on the 220km Atlantic High Speed route running south-west from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps station in Tours, passing through the two high speed stations at Massy-TGV and Vendome-TGV.

Tram and Light Rail News

1083 stories | Newest story posted 23 hours ago
Bulgaria makes first order for Skoda trams

Skoda Transportation has won a contract to supply 13 ForCity Classic trams for Sofia, Bulgaria.

New Zealand councillors cross the ditch to learn about Canberra's light rail system

Political and all about trees, those were the first things Roger Blakeley heard about Canberra's light rail system when he visited on a fact-finding mission.

Seven proposed stops for Gold Coast light rail now revealed

THE business case for the third stage of the Gold Coast light rail project is expected to be completed early next year.

Light rail construction shirkers still slacking off

JUST days after a slack city construction worker was caught throwing around a tennis ball to alleviate the boredom of being paid to work, one of her colleagues has been spotted curling up with a good book — at the exact same time in the exact same place.

Count down is on for Gold Coast light rail launch

The carriages, which can carry up to 309 passengers, arrived from Europe yesterday and were expected to begin operating to Helensvale in the coming weeks.

UK

106 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
UK training hubs open

Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening officially opened the Doncaster campus of the National College for High Speed Rail on October 9, with its partner facility in Birmingham opening on October 16.

Talgo developing plans for UK rolling stock factory

Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has confirmed that it is developing plans to open a factory in the UK with a ‘fully localised supply chain’, to support its strategy of gaining a foothold in the British and Irish rolling stock manufacturing and overhaul markets.

Bombardier and CAF win West Midlands train contracts

Bombardier Transportation and CAF have been selected to supply rolling stock for the next West Midlands franchise, the West Midlands Trains Ltd consortium of Abellio, East Japan Railway and Mitsui & Co announced on October 17.

Teething troubles as IEP trainsets enter revenue service

All did not go to plan when the first of the Hitachi Class 800 trainsets ordered under the Department for Transport’s £5·7bn Intercity Express Programme entered passenger service with Great Western Railway on October 16.

Advert showing model’s naked back banned from London trains

A UK tights company has had their advert on London’s tube system censored after it was deemed inappropriate to show the female dancer’s bare back.

USA

56 stories | Newest story posted 4 hours ago
Train hits Main St. overpass in Buffalo

Buffalo Police say an overpass bridge that was struck by a Canadian Pacific train on Wednesday is structurally sound.

Train collision causes 47 cars to derail on BNSF tracks east of Williston

The Williston Fire Department says at around 5 p.

Amtrak offers preview of new Acela trains

Amtrak’s new Acela trains will feature more comfortable seats, better wifi, and carriages painted in bold red, white, and blue when they debut in 2021.

Portal Bridge renewal launched

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Amtrak Board Chairman Tony Coscia marked the start of work on the long-planned replacement of the Portal Bridge with a groundbreaking ceremony on October 13.

Stadler breaks ground on Utah factory

A groundbreaking ceremony took place on October 13 for Stadler’s rolling stock factory in Salt Lake City.

Victorian Rail News

4776 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
‘Redesign is underway’ on faster VLocity trains for the North East

The Victorian government is remaining tight-lipped on the future of faster, modern-styled VLocity trains in the North East.

VicTrack Taps Dali Wireless to Deploy Australias First Digital Public Safety DAS

VicTrack and Dali Wireless today announced the successful deployment of the new digital public safety communications system for the Protective Services Officers (PSO) working at selected Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) railway stations.

PTUA urges Andrews Government to fund plan for trains every 10 minutes

THE Andrews Government has been urged to run trains every 10 minutes by an influential public transport lobby group.

Victoria records unenviable rail statistic

Victoria accounted for more than half of all suspected rail suicides in Australia last financial year, a national report into railway safety says.

Sky rail works at Noble Park progressing rapidly

SKY RAIL workers will soon start laying the elevated tracks at Noble Park after a rapid work in recent months.

Western Australian Rail News

906 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
11 rail workers hospitalised after lightning strike

Eleven rail workers were taken to hospital for assessment and observation after their Arc Infrastructure (formerly Brookfield Rail) crew was impacted by a lightning strike while working near Kookynie, south of Leonora, on Saturday.

BHP's reverse track on Rio Train robot trains

BHP Billiton is moving to mimic

CBH breaks rail, shipping grain records

The CBH Group has smashed WA shipping and rail records for the biggest amount of grain moved over a 12-month period.

A bemusing week from the man in the job nobody else wanted

Opposition Leader Mike Nahan left people on both sides of politics scratching their heads this week as the Liberals forced the WA Government to stick to one election promise, before urging it to break another one.

Ellenbrook rail line to get boost on Shorten's trip west

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is set to confirm a Labor government would help fund the proposed train line to Ellenbrook during a visit to Perth tomorrow.

Yarra Trams

176 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Permanent median closure - Dandenong Road

Further to VicRoads' advice in July 2017, works to permanently close the median opening on Dandenong Road, near Hornby Street are now progressing.

Try Before You Ride

Join us at Box Hill to learn more about our public transport system.

September 2017 performance results

Yarra Trams delivered 98.

myki Auto Top Up

Simply choose your minimum balance, and when your myki drops below that balance, it will automatically top itself up to the amount you have set.

Royal Park between Elliott Avenue and Poplar Road

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are rehabilitating tram tracks at the tram reserve near the Melbourne Zoo between Elliott Avenue and Poplar Road in Parkville.

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