Rail group calls on government to swap stadium funding for regional trains

Swap the seats in Sydney’s planned re-built sports stadiums for seats on an upgraded train service for Orange.
New South Wales Rail News

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Gheringhap Sightings w/e 16/12/2017

Gunzelling Reports
There were 92 sightings for this week; this is 7 sightings less than last week, making a total of 4866 sightings for this year to date. On day 350 last year we had seen 3849 sightings, this is 1017 sightings more than at the same time last year.

World's steepest funicular rail line to open in Switzerland

Europe
Schwyz-Stoos funicular, hailed as triumph of engineering, goes into service on Sunday

$440 million of Commonwealth Games rail connection opens

Queensland Rail News
Four months before the 2018 Commonwealth Games begin on the Gold Coast, the Gold Coast light rail network has been connected to the main rail line running to Brisbane.

Makkah high speed line demonstration service planned

International Rail News
A demonstration service on the 450 km Haramain High Speed Rail line between Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah is planned by the end of the year. There would be two trips in each direction for invited guests on Fridays and Saturdays.

Voith and Liebherr announce diesel engine partnership

Rail News
A ‘co-operative partnership’ for the development, distribution and servicing of diesel engines for rail applications was announced by Voith and Liebherr on December 13.

All aboard the world's first solar-powered train

New South Wales Rail News
A refurbished 70-year-old 'red rattler' running on a three-kilometre stretch of disused rail line at the popular tourist destination of Byron Bay is being billed as a world-first.

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