Light rail testing is poised to begin on the southern stretch of the Gungahlin to Civic track in coming weeks, with the arrival of one of vehicles onto Northbourne Avenue.
The ACT government expects the consortium building and operating Canberra's light rail will miss "the first few" availability payments because of delays in getting the trams operating.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr has called on both sides of federal politics to commit funding to the Canberra-Sydney rail corridor to speed up the development of a faster service between the two capitals after the NSW Government made regional rail a priority for its $4.
What is the correct term for the new track being built between Gungahlin and Civic in Canberra's north.
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese says it’s time for the Morrison Government to get behind high speed rail, suggesting it's been delayed for political purposes.
Italian company Wegh Group has increased its stake in concrete sleeper manufacturer Travessas Do Norte, which was already 52% owned by Wegh Mocambique.
Alongside the many projects to develop new 1 435 mm gauge railways to augment and gradually replace Nigeria’s 1 067 mm gauge network, the government has unveiled plans for a line running north into the neighbouring Niger Republic.
Alstom has started shipping the 15 Coradia Polyvalent trainsets which are to be used by APIX in Senegal.
Transmashholding completed its previously-announced acquisition of the DCD Rolling Stock plant in Boksburg from DCD Group on October 29.
The first arrest has been made by the new Rail Enforcement Unit during its short trip to Salt River station.
At Baghdad's grand but half-empty railway station, a single train is sputtering to life.
Israel Katz to attend international transportation conference in Muscat as Jerusalem’s ties to the region flourish; fourth Israeli minister in region in a week.
The Ottomans were the first great railway builders in the Middle East.
The Greenbrier Companies and Saudi Railway Co have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture to invest in the Saudi rail freight market and potentially the wider Gulf Co-operation Council region.
Greenbrier and Saudi Railway Company (SAR) announced on October 26 an agreement to form a joint venture to “execute railway projects and supply railcars for profitable growth of the Saudi freight rail market,” with a projected investment of $266.
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.
Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has ambitions to reshape the global economy by connecting more than 60 countries across Asia, Europe and Africa through trade and infrastructure projects.
The idea of transforming the ancient fishing village of Gwadar into a bustling port city has been around since at least 1954, when Pakistan commissioned the U.
Adiruth Thothaveesansuk, Vice Chairman, Special Projects Development Office of Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) has revealed that CP Group and its business alliance have formed a consortium and are prepared to bid for the High-Speed Rail Linked 3 Airports Project in Thailand.
Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) consortium and BSR Joint Venture (JV) have submitted bids for a $6.
It seems the district administration has learnt no lesson from the Amritsar rail tragedy as devotees on Tuesday were seen standing on the railway tracks over the Sirhind Canal during Chhath Puja.
Today, your Enterprise Agreement negotiation committee attending a meeting with Aurizon team to discuss a way forward with the EA.
The corridor will connect Krishnapatnam port on the east coast with Indian Railways' network at Venkatachalam and Obulavaraipalli.
AURIZON has lost its Supreme Court case against the Queensland Competition Authority and will have to pay costs of the high-powered legal battle that alleged bias by former QCA boss Roy Green.
Linfox has reached an agreement with Aurizon Holdings Limited (AZJ) to purchase the company’s Queensland Intermodal business (QIB).
Monitoring everything from doors to drivers.
Madrid Transport operator EMT has placed an order for another 276 Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT urban buses.
First Glasgow unveiled the first of 75 new buses recently with a unique bus-in-a-box event in the city's George Square.
Two of the last surviving London buses to serve during the First World War took part in A Nation’s Thank You - The People’s Procession to mark the centenary of the Armistice.
We will remember them.
Hydrogen-powered buses could one day take to the streets of Leeds, according to a new report.
Public transport agency Société de transport de Montréal (STM) in Canada has ordered 153 metro cars configured into 17 nine-car trainsets.
Illustrative history on B.
Back in May 2000, I was driving across half of Canada with my girlfriend (and future wife).
Through 14 weeks of the 2018-19 crop year, CP shipped more than 7.
The Ontario government has committed almost $1 million that will keep a critical Sault Ste.
TorchMedia has successfully resecured its rights to external advertising on Sydney Trains.
Commuters are being warned to expect train delays after a car has crashed onto train tracks in Sydney’s west.
Trains are struggling in the Sydney heat this afternoon, with services disrupted across the network.
Sydney Trains' ability to handle emergencies on its network needs "significant improvement", according to an internal report commissioned after a series of meltdowns on its network earlier this year.
Sydney Trains' ability to handle emergencies on its network needs "significant improvement", according to an internal report.
A time frame has been set for the completion of Rail Baltica, linking Poland and the Baltic states by rail.
GE will produce the locomotives in the U.
We already presented you with an
A joint venture (JV) of Indra and Siemens has received a contract from Spanish railway infrastructure manager Adif to develop a traffic control and management system (Sitra+) for the entire rail network.
Chairman & CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge said Alstom ‘achieved excellent results in this first half with breakthrough commercial successes’, when he presented on November 14 the company’s results for the financial period from April 1 to September 30.
Scored this brand new SCF 40ft curtain sider the other day.
Inline fuel tank CXTU 116205 has recently been given a bath.
There were 60 sightings for this week; This is 8 sighting less than last week.
A couple of shots of PS7 at Goulburn earlier this month.
As my blog passed the year mark, I decided that it would be a good idea to create an index of my posts by topic for easy reference.
August 2018 marked the inauguration of the first Inland Rail Conference, held in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia.
Wagners made strong pitch for railway’s diversion, and affected landowners say the consultation was ‘farcical’
THE North East rail upgrade was the dominant topic of conversation for locals at the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) information sessions held at the Wangaratta Railway Station last week.
Inland rail concerns were raised in the Senate committees this week.
NSW Farmers, after months of protracted negotiations with the Australian Rail Track Corporation, has laid the $10 billion Inland Rail project’s shortcomings squarely at the feet of the Coalition Government.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide a loan of 133 million Euros to Ukrainian Railway for purchasing 6,500 open wagons.
The maps of the TEN-T network in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine have been presented.
National operator EFE has awarded Chinese company CRRC Sifang a US$77m contract to supply 13 multiple-units for use on the Biotren, Corto Laja and Victoria – Temuco services operated by its Fesur subsidiary.
The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to provide Ukrainian Railways with a US$150m senior loan to finance the acquisition of up to 6 500 open wagons through an international tender.
Ukraine Railways’ (UZ) investment programme will receive a senior loan of $150 million from the EBRD to acquire up to 6,500 general purpose open freight gondola-type wagons.
In the middle of a wide avenue by Shoreditch station stands three ropes threaded and frozen in space.
This insignificant little alley nonetheless has on its corner a relic of Spitalfields Jewish past.
A majestic lion lays bestride a war memorial in a post-war housing estate, a memory of those who worked nearby and died far away.
A glass elevator has been announced that will take people to the top of one of Battersea Power Station’s chimneys for views across central London.
As motorists journey through the Rotherhithe tunnel, little do they know that there’s a memorial to another greater journey above their heads.
We are getting packing up for the Barre, VT train show this week.
It can be a bit of a bore casting lots of repeat parts like tables and chairs, but it doesn't half make it quicker when you come to fit them.
My last blog about the scenery on my layout grew to over 20 pages, so I figured it was time to start another post.
Yesterday I asked students to first estimate, then calculate, the speed in miles per hour that this train was traveling with respect to the HO scale figure walking along the tracks (this "scene" runs along the whiteboard on the north wall of the classroom)
The miniature railway in Matthews Park will be reliving the grand old days of the railways on Saturday.
THE model engineers of Tamworth have pulled their weight to help with the drought.
Walka Miniature Railway might have had its oldest passenger on Sunday.
I've had a go at distressing the model of the Ford Puma to try to make it look like it's had an argument with a Garratt.
We have a number of duplicates in our fleet, mostly this is because we've made an improved version as our techniques have improved, or because a better kit has come onto the market.
Goulburn MP Pru Goward has flagged an announcement on greater rail investment by the end of this year.
Sydney commuters on the T8 Airport & South line are being urged to allow more travel time after a train partially left its tracks this morning.
Transport for NSW data show removal of Liverpool via Regents Park trains caused most significant increase in travel times across Sydney.
Boral is blaming a lack of rail infrastructure for a push to dump road transport limits from its Dunmore quarry, for an extra 220 truck movements per day.
A HIGH-speed bullet train connecting Sydney to regional NSW could be a reality within 50 years, as the government extends its massive infrastructure plan that Premier Gladys Berejiklian described as “Bradfield on steroids”.
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KiwiRail is sticking by its decision to purchase 15 new diesel locomotives
The New Zealand Government has committed to funding the refurbishment of KiwiRail’s ageing electric locomotives on the North Island Main Trunk line, providing additional capacity for rail freight growth.
Hamiltonians could be commuting by train to Auckland by March 2020 as the most detailed view of the potential service yet is revealed ahead of a crucial vote on its future.
KiwiRail is set to receive NZD$35m ($23m) of funding from the Government of New Zealand to modernise 15 of its electric trains that operate between Hamilton and Palmerston North.
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 11 November, an Air Astana Embraer E190 (registration P4-KCJ), departed Alverca Airport following a heavy maintenance C-check at Oficinas Gerais de Material Aeronáutico.
On this episode of AvTalk, Jason heads to South Africa, we discuss the crash of Lion Air flight 610, Brandon Buz, senior social media analyst with the Greater Orlando Airport Authority joins us to discuss social media use by airports and the fun conversation that is “Airport Twitter”.
Firefighters have responded to reports of a car fire at Bourke Street in Melbourne's CBD, where a significant amount of smoke can be seen.
Each month we send out complete ADS-B receiver kits that include an ADS-B receiver, antennas, and all necessary cabling to qualified hosts.
MH602 is Malaysia Airlines‘ first daily morning flight from Singapore.
On Wednesday November 7, Loco Division PN Coal Delegates from across the state gathered to prepare to meet management and work through current workplace issues.
During the recent Loco Around the Tracks tour, a number of retiring members were presented with their plaques and certificates as a show of thanks for their years of dedication to the industry and the […] Read More »
The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Pacific National and Aurizon (ASX: AZJ), and their related entities, for allegedly reaching an understanding in relation to Aurizon’s intermodal business that had the purpose and/or would be likely to have the effect of substantially lessening competition in the supply of intermodal and steel rail linehaul services.
[font=Calibri",sans-serif]Pacific National is utilising new high-capacity wagons to more efficiently transport sugar and molasses, with the major rail freight operator hoping to reap the benefits of this year’s harvest in North Queensland.
Pacific National boss Dean Dalla Valle is on a mission to boost rail’s public and policy presence, saying an industry voice has been sorely lacking in a nation facing a surge in population and associated infrastructure challenges.
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.
This flimsy structure and the 18-year-old suspended within it somehow stopped rail deliveries to Queensland’s Abbot Point coal port for several hours this morning.
THE South Burnett Rail trail has become a hit with locals and tourists alike, with the possibility of extending Queensland's longest sealed rail trail looking likely.
FIRE crews have closed a Rockhampton road after a two-car crash over rail lines.
EIGHT out of 12 passenger train lines failed to meet Queensland Rail’s strict peak-hour punctuality targets last month, triggering criticism of claims the network had “stabilised”.
The new generation of high speed trains Alstom is now developing for, initially, the French railways, is named ‘
“Railway Interchange 2019 showcases the latest technology, services, and research by members and supporters of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI)
[left]Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on a special diesel haul heritage train tour to Bacchus Marsh for their annual Strawberry & Cherry Festival.
PT Len Industri and Teltronic signed a memorandum of understanding to explore interfacing the Indonesian state-owned electronics company’s ETCS and CBTC signalling systems and the Spanish telecoms technology company’s TETRA and LTE during InnoTrans 2018.
The four-day event closed on 21 September 2018 leaving behind very satisfied exhibitors and trade visitors.
In this special issue, we focus on some of Australia’s biggest rail projects currently in the pipeline, as well as looking towards the sector’s future in the years to come.
Australia is home to some of the world’s fastest-growing urban environments.
On 10 January 1919, the First World War claimed another victim: 22-year-old Sapper Raymond Towers.
On Tuesday the 6th of November Your RTBU Locomotive Division Negotiating Team exchanged log of claims with GWA.
It is with great sadness that the RTBU Locomotive Division reports the passing of retired enfield driver, Bob Thiel, aged 93.
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.
Yesterday I finally was able to railfan the Great Dome Car.
A wooden boat that once raced across the waves stands frozen in time carrying passengers who never arrive.
A new film by the guy behind the award winning documentary about the last days of the Robin Hood Gardens estate in east London, has turned his gaze upon the Barbican itself and how sunset transforms the buildings.
Rail Plus has launched its Grand Train Tour of Italy campaign with free trips to Italy, an indulgent foodie itinerary, free pizzas and an informative webinar on Trenitalia.
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.
Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.
With another big re-railing effort planned for later this week, today saw lots of material distributed and rails bolted together in preparation.
About a month and a half ago I took a big step towards finishing the exterior of the IC 3345 coach.
Yes, the 975 is receiving more paint from its painting friend, Gregg Wolfersheim.
Here is the latest news regarding the Pennsy bobber cabin restoration.
A couple of early morning runs to Melbourne for the Cruise Express people.
Continuing my trend of reading old railway books, I recently read “Canadian Pacific Railway” by Patrick C.
It was around five years ago that I first discovered the collection of interviews with railway workers carried out by the Friends of the National Railway Museum some ten years earlier.
British Columbia Railway, by J.
Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries.
Canadian National Steam Power book I recently read the book "Canadian National Steam Power", written by Anthony Clegg and Ray Corley.
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.
I got on a train to Newcastle on a whim.
Plans to revamp the Olympia Exhibition Centre could see the main road outside pedestrianised and the facade restored, but also several extra stories added to the office block next door to pay for it.
Sydney has a long history with double deckers trains.
A former farmer and truck driver has raised concerns about the number of trucks which will travel through town and city centres on the Eyre Peninsula if rail network contractual negotiations fail.
Wild weather eases across South Australia but thousands of homes remain without power after wind gusts bring down trees and power lines.
Works to upgrade two level crossings on the Mount Barker to Victor Harbor railway line at Currency Creek, operated by SteamRanger, will commence this week.
The Gawler railway electrification project could be dug up within a few years of it being built, if a Concordia development goes ahead, Light MP Tony Piccolo says.
A presentation was given to the District Council of Mount Remarkable on Tuesday advising them of the research and findings of their Rail Trail development research study.
RAIL lines will remain intact at Macquarie Point despite northern suburbs light rail supporters fearing work on a bike track at the site could damage the infrastructure.
A Legislative Council committee examining potential tourism opportunities for the North-East rail corridor has called for public input into the inquiry.
A change in route to the North-East’s heritage railway and bike rail trail is on the cards.
A state government plan for the North-East’s rail trail and heritage railway already has the ‘right balance’, says Treasurer Peter Gutwein.
An alternative route for the North-East rail trail will be discussed at the City of Launceston council’s Monday meeting.
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.
The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.
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.
An extension of Metro’s
The owners of an historic Surry Hills pub have piled on Sydney's troubled light rail project, describing plans to modify their heritage-listed watering hole as a "final insult".
At San Bernardo terminus,recharging the batteries
Pantograph going up at Albolote terminus
Frank is on his annual HK tram riding holiday!
Agricultural vehicles are involved in an average of one reported incident at a level crossing each week in Britain.
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published proposals that significantly revise guidance for train and station operators to make the railway more accessible for all.
Working with a multi-faceted approach, and in partnership with a range of organisations, MTR Crossrail has succeeded in sourcing new staff from many previously under-utilised talent pools and, as a result, achieved recognition within the HR industry and rail sector, receiving Winner of the Best Approach to Recruitment Award at the HR Excellence Awards 2018.
A train that hasn’t been seen on the London Underground since 1971 could make a return if plans to restore a collection of Q-Stock carriages can be completed.
The flash in the pan alternative to steam.
New York state public transport agency Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is set to acquire certain rail assets, including Grand Central Terminal, for $35m.
Burning propane is not harmful (explosive but not air-quality-hazardous).
The MTA’s purchase will terminate a 280-year lease that gives the agency a one-time window of opportunity to buy the assets; the window closes in 11 months.
For an hour, the governor waited patiently in a conference room.
HUNDREDS of millions of dollars have been committed for rail upgrades by the major parties less than two weeks before the Vitctorian election.
Major train delays for lines travelling to the city's north and south-east have left commuters stranded on Monday night.
Congestion on the Ballarat train line could be eased after a government promise to build an extra 54 V/Line carriages if it wins the election.
The Greens' hopes of forming government with Labor have hit an all-time low in Victoria, with Premier Daniel Andrews slamming the minor party's culture.
Victorian Labor has promised to to alleviate a major irritation of modern life - the depleted mobile phone battery.
BHP says it has resumed rail operations between its Pilbara iron ore mines and Port Hedland after the company had to derail a runaway train that severed the critical transport link last week.
MinRes and Arc Infrastructure said the train derailed at around 7:30am AWST yesterday morning, south of Norseman as it was returning to the mine from Esperance.
LESS than a week after BHP was forced to derail a runaway iron ore train with no driver in the Pilbara, fellow iron ore miner Mineral Resources has revealed details of wagons going off the rails in the Goldfields.
A second iron ore train has derailed in WA's outback within a week.
The first Mineral resources train rolls into Esperance port
MOTORISTS who speed past stationary trams will be caught on camera — and could eventually receive fines and demerit points for it.
The final six unrestored W-Class trams are being removed from Melbourne’s City Circle so they can be stripped back and rebuilt for re-entry into service by 2020.
YARRA Trams is altering its Christmas celebrations for staff this year — after a 2017 event featured an indecently clad “fat-o-gram”.
Artist Hayley Millar-Baker with her artwork on a Melbourne Art TramThe first 2018 Melbourne Art Tram has entered service, one of eight trams that will be seen on Melbourne’s tram network over the next six months.
Some of 2018 partner City in the Community's young leaders with their wrapped tramNot-for-profit organisations have the chance to share their message with hundreds of thousands of people across Melbourne through the 2019 Yarra Trams Community Partnerships Program.