Posted in Northern Territory Rail News on 2014-02-26 11:11:20
THE first Territory onshore oil licence has been granted in 32 years.
Central Petroleum has been awarded the 25-year production licence for the Surprise Oil field in Central Australia.
The deal has been estimated to create about 20 jobs, mostly local to the Kintore area, 461km west of Alice Springs.
The 30ha Surprise site will be ready to produce by mid-March and it is expected to produce 400 barrels of oil a day for 300 days a year.
Posted in Victorian Rail News on 2014-02-26 07:54:06
A CFMEU organiser was arrested this morning for allegedly trespassing on the Regional Rail Link project.
The Herald Sun understands that Joe Myles was taken away in a police van at 11am.
It is claimed he had turned up on the site, which has mainly Australian Workers’ Union members, to make a complaint.
Police were called when he allegedly refused to leave.
Posted in International Rail News on 2014-02-17 16:33:29
A BOMB placed by an ethnic separatist group has derailed a train in southwest Pakistan, killing eight people, including three children.
A further 20 people were wounded by the blast on Sunday in Kashmor district. The bombing caused several train cars to run off the track, said police official Mohammad Azeem.
Kashmor is in Sindh province but adjoins insurgency-hit Baluchistan. One of several ethnic Baluch separatist groups operating in the resource-rich province, the Baluch Republican Army, claimed responsibility. Al-Qaeda-linked militants also have a presence there.
Posted in South Australian Rail News on 2014-02-06 16:29:00
WE'VE heard of the great train robbers but what about the railway line thieves sweeping the state's Mid-North.
A number of lengths of railway line were stolen from next to the train tracks at Redhill, about 175km north of Adelaide on Sunday, February 2.
Posted in Victorian Rail News on 2014-02-02 16:07:31
IT'S a dangerous stunt that can kill - but that didn't stop this beer-swilling man from hitching a free ride on the back of a train on Friday night.
The train surfer was snapped perched on the outside of the train with a beer in hand at Jolimont station about 10.55pm.
A horrified witness said a person on the packed platform had tried to coax the man to safety before the train left.
"I just couldn't believe someone was doing this,'' the onlooker said.
Posted in International Rail News on 2014-02-01 23:33:05
EVERYONE knows that flying first class is pretty special. If you've flown either business or first class you've probably had friends and family ask about how comfy the seats were, how the lie-flat beds really felt, what the food was like, the wine, the service … the list goes on.
What about trains? Is it worth paying more for the first class experience on trains with Rail Europe?
Posted in Letters to the Editor on 2014-01-29 08:15:43
WHEN you're a frequent traveller, you're bound to have some ups and downs.
However, this overnight train ride from Bagan to Yangon in Burma turned out to be memorable for all the wrong reasons. Vanessa Chiasson, who has ventured around the world and writes at TurnipseedTravel.com, describes it as the worst travel experience she has ever had ...
"The train seemed to be an efficient and economical way to get across the country without losing a precious day of sightseeing to transit and we (Vanessa was travelling with her husband Ryan Wright) were excited to try something new.
Posted in Northern Territory Rail News on 2014-01-20 14:12:00
Workers repairing a Top End railway line damaged in heavy rains have spotted saltwater crocodiles lurking near the track.
A 300 metre section of the track between Darwin and Katherine in the Northern Territory was damaged by flash flooding in stormy weather earlier this week.
Posted in Cityrail News on 2014-01-14 08:16:26
THE NSW government is accused of trying to privatise Sydney's public transport "via stealth", as it flags redundancies for bus and train cleaning staff.
The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) says that after three years of "restructures", Sydney's train cleaners have had enough, and more than 60 per cent of staff have applied for redundancies. It says 437 of 713 staff have expressed interest in taking a redundancy, as the government plans to outsource about 35 per cent of its cleaning of the network.
Posted in Cityrail News on 2013-11-22 18:20:54
AN elderly man escaped with only minor injuries after falling under a train at Central yesterday.
The man lost his footing and fell between the second and third carriages and onto the tracks as the Cronulla-bound train pulled into the platform about 4.35pm.
The driver stopped the train immediately as bystanders rushed to the man's aid, He was freed by emergency servies personnel and taken to hospital with a minor head wound.
Posted in Tram and Light Rail News on 2013-11-18 16:49:31
NSW'S transport minister admits that building Sydney's light rail network will be difficult and disruptive, but residents and businesses will get a say.
The 12km network linking Circular Quay to Central and the Sydney Cricket Ground, Randwick racecourse, Prince of Wales Hospital and the University of NSW in the city's east is expected to generate 10,000 jobs and add $4 billion to the state's economy.
Posted in Tram and Light Rail News on 2013-10-11 16:46:02
Google, the search engine, technology and media multinational whose products and enterprises have become ubiquitous in the conduct of modern life, finally has a redundant piece of Sydney transport infrastructure to call its own.
At 10.15am on Wednesday, a crane began the process of winching two carriages salvaged from Sydney's one-time transport system through a window in the building Google now shares with Fairfax Media.
Posted in New Zealand Rail News on 2013-09-16 20:09:59
A Greymouth train buff killed when he was struck by steam train may have thought the engine was further up the tracks because his perception had been skewed through his camera, a friend says.
Posted in Victorian Rail News on 2013-09-07 21:21:46
A TRUCK has clipped a train causing five people to be taken to hospital this morning.
The collision happened at Freshwater Creek, south west of Geelong, just after 9.30am.
The five passengers have been taken to Geelong Hospital for observation.
Posted in Other Transport News on 2013-06-29 08:46:05
THE Sydney monorail was a "fad" and a lesson in the risks of creating white elephants, NSW transport minister Gladys Berejiklian says.
The monorail will run its final loop this Sunday after 25 years in operation and workers will begin dismantling it in August.
Posted in International Rail News on 2013-05-28 22:25:40
GERMANY'S railway operator plans to deploy mini drones to catch vandals who deface its trains with graffiti, with the aerial vehicles shooting thermal images of its train depots at night
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