McCormack orders review of proposed inland rail route

AM can reveal the Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has bowed to pressure and ordered a review of the proposed inland rail route across south-eastern Queensland.
Inland Rail Project

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Norway awards contract to develop AI-based track inspection system

Europe
The Research Council of Norway awarded a contract worth US$ 399.5 million (NKr 4bn) to the consortium of Bane Nor and Norwegian Computing Centre to conduct a trial using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to undertake track inspection system.

New report labels East Coast fast rail an “expensive folly”

Australian High Speed Rail
The dream of a fast rail corridor between Canberra and Sydney has been dealt a major blow by a new report that claims bullet trains are unsuitable for Australia and rail renovations are “unlikely to fulfil the overblown claims made for them”.

From Anderson to Flynn to … ?????

USA
In one respect, today’s Amtrak schedule is the sparsest that “America’s Railroad” has ever operated.

High-speed rail on Australia’s east coast would increase emissions for up to 36 years

Australian High Speed Rail
Bullet trains are back on the political agenda. As the major parties look for ways to stimulate the economy after the COVID-19 crisis, Labor is again spruiking its vision of linking Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane with high-speed trains similar to the Eurostar, France’s TGV or Japan’s Shinkansen.

Queensland Rail conducts $20m rail re-sleeping project at Richmond

Queensland Rail News
Since the end of the wet season there's been noticeably more activity along the Flinders Hwy corridor with work crews carrying out road and rail upgrades particularly in the mid-west.

Transport Minister considers additional services as picture of packed QLD bus emerges

Bus Transport News
Queensland’s Transport Minister is looking at implementing additional bus services during peak times, after pictures of a packed bus emerged online.

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