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Rail freight Victoria: Works to cause more delays for grain

VICTORIA’S key rail freight lines from Maryborough to Mildura and Murrayville will be closed for five months from August as workers narrow the track from broad to standard gauge.ICTORIA’S key rail freight lines from Maryborough to Mildura and Murrayville will be closed for five months from August as workers narrow the track from broad to standard gauge.
Victorian Rail News

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Great Western Class 802s take shape

UK
Series production of the Class 802 electro-diesel trainsets for Great Western Railway’s West of England inter-city services between London, Devon and Cornwall is now getting underway at the Hitachi Rail Italy plant at Pistoia.

Runaway Qube freight train under investigation

New South Wales Rail News
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has opened an investigation into an incident late last month involving an out-of-control Qube freight train that was headed for Port Kembla along the Moss Vale-Unanderra line.

Inland rail: Station costs derailed Shepparton line option

Inland Rail Project
AN ALTERNATIVE inland rail route through Shepparton was considered but rejected early on because the costs did not stack up.

Wagon deliveries from China near 3 000

International Rail News
On May 24 Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich joined Ezequiel Lemos, President of state-owned freight operator Trenes Argentinos Cargas, to welcome the latest shipment of 156 wagons to arrive in the Port of Buenos Aires from China.

Seeking future rail megatrends

International Rail News
Late May saw the launch of an interactive forum on the Near 2050 project website aimed at enabling rail users, operators and specifying organisations to comment on their experience of the sector and predict how the rail mode might evolve over the next 35 years.

Rail key to CBH’s record harvest

Western Australian Rail News
CBH Group has announced that it broke Western Australia’s shipping record for the month of April, a feat made possible by record rail movements across the state in March.

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