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Leaked list claims government planning billion-dollar splurge on marginal seats

Scott Morrison said infrastructure commitments would be made but would neither confirm nor deny the claims

'Hey, it works': Light rail comes out of the shadows

It's been sneaking around in the dark for months, but Canberrans were given a rare glimpse of the tram during daylight hours yesterday as transport authorities moved to a new phase of light rail testing.

Driving light rail to give former teacher a new lease on life

Anthony Reid taught high school maths for 21 years, but will swap the classroom for the cab when Canberra's light rail begins running.

If a tree falls on Northbourne and no-one's around, does it make a playground?

Canberra's main drag was a leafy-green festival of foliage before being turned into a barren stretch of cement and construction detritus to make way for the light rail.

Authorities revoke approval for recycling plant's rail siding

ACT planning authorities have made the "unprecedented" decision to revoke a development application approval they gave more than a year ago, after an internal review found it should never have been given the green light in the first place.


101 stories | Newest story posted 15 hours ago
FG to connect North, South trading route in 3 yrs

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured to fully connect the North-South trading route by standard gauge railway before the end of 2021.

New railway service between Oujda and Nador, Morocco

The national Moroccan railway company (ONCF) has opened a new railway terminal in the eastern city of Oujda to connect the city with Nador.

Metrorail activists want rail crisis to be declared a national disaster

Activist group #UniteBehind has called for Minister of Transport Blade Nzimande to declare the rail crisis a national disaster, 

‘Trains a disaster waiting to happen’

The United National Transport Union (Untu) has branded the trains of embattled Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) as “a disaster waiting to happen” and accused the government of ignoring the red flags.

Traffic control officer blamed for rail crash

The Railway Safety Regulator has blamed a traffic control officer for last week’s Selby train accident.

Arabian Rail News

36 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Malaysia and Singapore suspend construction of high-speed rail line

The governments of Malaysia and Singapore have signed a bilateral agreement, meaning construction of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) Project has been officially suspended, potentially until 31 May 2020.

Defence ministry disposes of stake in Wagon Pars

The defence ministry has ended its involvement with rolling stock manufacturer Wagon Pars, Defence Minister Amir Hatami said on August 27.

Kuwait starts work on rail connection to Gulf region

Work has started on a 111-kilometre railway project to connect Kuwait with the rest of the Gulf region.

EBRD to provide €205m loan to revamp Cairo Metro Line 1

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed to provide a €205m loan to support the partial refurbishment of Cairo Metro Line 1, one of the main transport systems in the Egyptian capital.

Hot and dusty, with rain in the forecast for the UAE

Highest temperate recorded in the country on Monday was 51.


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Freight train was travelling at 90km per hour when it derailed on the Nullarbor

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.

New PN boss sets up old mining rivalry

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 face disruption as union battles with network operators

EXPORTS of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.

PN industrial action costing Vic grains sector millions

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.

Irwin to leave Pacific National

Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.

Asian Rail News

912 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Rail line through Maha tiger reserve stirs hornets’ nest

Even as protests against upgrade of the railway line through Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR) are yet to die down, the Central Railway (CR) has approved a proposal for a new 77km line between Katol and Wardha.

High-speed rail set to bring bumper ‘Golden Week’ for Hong Kong tourism

Trains to the city from many destinations across the border have already sold out for the first day of National Day holiday on October 1, but some remain if bought in Hong Kong or from local platforms

Kuantan Port faces uncertain future with rail link deferred

The coastal road leading to Kuantan Port is lined with quarries and factories, with the handful of passing trucks giving scant indication that this Malaysian harbour had lofty ambitions of becoming a major gateway for trade between the East and the West.

Indian state Maharashtra approves two Mumbai metro projects

The Government of Maharashtra in India has approved two Mumbai metro projects to bolster a faster transit network in the city.

Cabinet likely to okay plan to electrify 13,000 km of rail tracks today

The Cabinet is likely to approve the plan to electrify the last leg of about 13,000 kilometres of rail tracks on Wednesday.


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Aurizon to ditch Galilee Basin rail if Adani mine and rail project goes ahead

Listed rail company Aurizon is expected to ditch its plans for a 

Closing rail freight service will cripple western Queensland

RECENTLY, Workers at Aurizon’s Longreach facility were visited by an Aurizon executive.

Your voice has been heard: congratulations to all members

Following on from your actions, Aurizon have finally heard you loud and clear and have listened to your concerns.


Congratulations to all members on the Solidarity shown over last weekend’s protected industrial action and the turnout at the peaceful assemblies was fantastic and I am sure has sent a message to Aurizon as to your commitment.

Aurizon: It only took 7 minutes

The RTBU met with Aurizon representatives today, Wednesday 22nd August 2018 as a result of the RTBU contacting the Company following last weekend’s protected industrial action.

Bus Transport News

108 stories | Newest story posted 4 hours ago
Sheffield Bus Survey

The views of bus passengers in Sheffield are being sought as part of an inquiry into the decline in the number of people using public transport across the country.

Edinburgh Enviro400 Hybrids to be Converted to Conventional Power

Energy-saving hybrid buses have been withdrawn from a busy city route because Edinburgh’s hills were proving too much for them.

New route to Luton Airport given clearance for take off

Young Italian-born entrepreneur, Tazio Puri Negri, is setting up a shuttlebus service between north London and Luton Airport.

32 New Enviro's for Southampton Unilink

A MULTI-MILLION pound fleet of new low emission buses will be taking to the streets of Southampton on 19th September in a bid to help clean up pollution.

Bus Stop Shop To Open Early!!

According to the calendar, the Bus Stop Shop is scheduled to open on Bus Day, September 29.


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One rail worker dead, another critical after northern derailment

One of the two male workers who were removed from a train that derailed south of Thompson has died and the second worker has life-threatening injuries, RCMP said.

Embargo on ethanol rail cars at Argo terminal not affecting market

Canadian National Railway's embargo on moving ethanol rail cars to Kinder Morgan's Argo, Illinois, terminal has had little effect on the key North American market so far, sources said Tuesday.

Third CP Rail train derails in southern Alberta this year

There has been a train derailment in the Lethbridge area after a CP Rail train came off the tracks just east of Coaldale on Friday morning.

Canada approves $1.04bn for two transit projects in Vancouver

The Government of Canada has approved funds totalling C$1.

CN orders 60 more locomotives from GE Transportation

GE Transportation has announced that CN will acquire 60 additional locomotives, expanding the class I’s 200-unit order placed in December 2017.

Cityrail News

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Man ‘assaulted’ with gun, robbed at Marayong train station

MASKED men assaulted and robbed a teenager at Marayong train station late on Sunday night.

Transport chaos as freak hail storm floods train stations

Hail, lighting and flash flooding has sparked transport chaos across Sydney after a freak thunderstorm lashed the city.

Train Changes From 30th September due to Sydney Metro

The NSW Government today announced train services changes and improvements from 30 September to help support customers while the railway between Epping and Chatswood is upgraded to for the Sydney Metro.

Sydney trains going nowhere

Beleaguered Sydney train travellers have learnt a new phrase this month – “cascading anomalies”.

Sydney Airport train station fees to stay for local residents

Sydney Trains has poured cold water on proposals to remove expensive access fees at Sydney’s airport stations for local residents.


1099 stories | Newest story posted 22 minutes ago
[EU] A new product branding strategy – Bombardier partners with Peugeot Design Lab

Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, turns to the expertise of Peugeot’s Global Brand Design studio in order to redefine its brand positioning and improve its brand recognition.

EU Commission: ‘The Belt and Road initiative is a Chinese project’

The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) is a Chinese project.

[CH] The new Re 6/6 for RailAdventure – its first days of service

It was in March of this year that we could bring you the news about interim transport company RailAdventure 

DMA and Siemens partner to boost rail infrastructure management

Italian company DMA has partnered with Siemens Mobility to develop solutions intended to optimise rail infrastructure management.

Alstom’s hydrogen-powered trains start passenger service in Germany

Two Alstom hydrogen-powered trains have started commercial passenger services in Germany’s Lower Saxony region.

Gunzelling Reports

709 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 15/9/2018

There were 79 sightings for this week; This is 7 sightings more that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 8/9/2018

There were 72 sightings for this week; This is 7 sightings less that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 1/9/2018

There were 79 sightings for this week; This is 2 sightings less that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 25/8/2018

There were 81 sightings for this week; This is 1 sightings less that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 18/8/2018

There were 82 sightings for this week; This is 3 sightings less that last week.

Inland Rail Project

192 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
Inland Rail project Illabo to Albury community consultations ARTC

Following a year of preliminary design discussions, the Inland Rail project has been opened for community consultation.

Australia grants approval for Inland Rail’s Parkes-Narromine route

The Government of Australia and the state of New South Wales (NSW) have granted approvals for the construction of the Parkes to Narromine section of the Inland Rail project.

Moree Plains businesses encouraged to get on board Inland Rail construction

Moree Plains businesses are encouraged to become involved in the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail following an announcement by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) that the Planning Approval has recently been granted to the construction of the Parkes to Narromine Inland Rail section.

Australia grants planning approval for Inland Rail’s Parkes-Narromine route

The Governments of Australia and the state of New South Wales (NSW) have granted approvals for the construction of Parkes to Narromine section of the Inland Rail project.

Environmental approvals pave the way for the Parkes to Narromine Inland rail construction

The Australian and New South Wales Governments have given the green light for construction to commence on the Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail.

International Rail News

4770 stories | Newest story posted 18 hours ago
Rail Service from Mobay to Appleton to be Revived Soon

Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon.

New lightweight platform for superstructures on the market

A new lightweight platform for the carriage of superstructures was presented to the public by manufacturer voestalpine and Rail Cargo Group (RCG), the Austrian-based rail logistics company that will be operating the new rolling stock.

Wabtec-GE merger moving ahead

“The company continues to make progress in its planned merger with GE Transportation, including today the successful execution and settlement of $500 million of three-year Floating Rate Notes and $2 billion of five-year and 10-year Senior Notes to fund a majority of the cash requirements for the transaction.

GE Transportation locomotive arrives in Ukraine

The first of 30 TE33A Evolution Series diesel locomotives which GE Transportation’s Erie plant is building for national railway Ukrzaliznytsya was delivered to the port of Chornomorsk on September 11.

Cuba ready to receive international investment in rail

The Cuban government has officially approved foreign investment in railway infrastructure and services.

Letters to the Editor

215 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Is coal really dead?

A commentary the delays Australia is experiencing with regard to opening and servicing new coal mines for the global community.

Plans to stop websites linking to each other pose dire threat to websites

A proposal before politicians on Wednesday could have a chilling impact on how websites are allowed to link to each other.

When your website gets hacked

For any website manager, one of the most stressful moments in the job comes when the website gets hacked into.

Figures show workers not receiving fair share of Australia’s wealth

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its quarterly update on GDP recently.

Why Rail Trails and their group ideology is wrong

Rail trails, another smoke-and-mirrors grab for government (read taxpayer) cash for the benefit of a few.

Model Railways

109 stories | Newest story posted 13 hours ago
Delightful Dinas

We've returned from a terrific three days showing Bron Hebog at its second home - the goods shed at Dinas Station - during WHR Superpower 2018.

El Plastico

A big part of my layout is trying to get the scenery looking right.

Cardboard models of English Cathedrals

These are rather delightful, an expanding range of models of some of England’s Cathedrals, Abbeys and Minsters, all made in card.

Ready To Go

Bron Hebog is all packed up and ready to head 'home' to the top left hand corner of Wales this weekend.

Ashes To Ashes

The new BZ wagons will be ready to make their appearance on Bron Hebog this weekend.

Narrow Gauge

71 stories | Newest story posted 21 hours ago
Miniature rail raises $2000 for R U Aware, We Care drought appeal

THE model engineers of Tamworth have pulled their weight to help with the drought.

Largs resident celebrates 103rd birthday with Walka Miniature Railway ride

Walka Miniature Railway might have had its oldest passenger on Sunday.

One Careful Owner

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.

Harold The Second

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.

80-year-old Washington Twp. man still a kid at Carillon’s Rail Fest

Each June, the sounds of trains and family fun emanate from Carillon Park’s Rail Festival.

New South Wales Rail News

3088 stories | Newest story posted 10 hours ago
Carlingford Bowling Club Smoko – 13 Oct

Smoko to be held at Carlingford Bowling Club on Saturday 13 October from 11am.

Pru Goward addresses Goulburn Chamber of Commerce

Goulburn MP Pru Goward has flagged an announcement on greater rail investment by the end of this year.

Sydney’s first Waratah Series 2 double-deck EMU enters service

The first new train from Transport for New South Wales’ (NSW) Sydney Growth Trains project has entered passenger service.

Bates Smart proposes stadium over rail yards at Sydney’s Central Station

Amid the NSW government’s controversial plans to demolish and rebuild the 30-year-old Sydney Football Stadium (also known as Allianz Stadium) at Moore Park, Bates Smart has proposed an alternative – to build a new stadium over the rail yards at Sydney’s Central Station.

Werris Creek $2.5m rail freight hub given the green light

WERRIS Creek has once again proven its rail credentials, with Liverpool Plains Shire Council approving $2.

New Zealand Rail News

295 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Rail Union says ban on West Coast rail services was the "height of stupidity"

The Rail and Maritime Union says it was the "height of stupidity" to ban all West Coast rail services after a workplace accident.

Look Right, Look Left as rail lines get busier

Close encounters with trains are on the rise and as train frequencies increase, KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ are encouraging everyone to take a simple action that could save their lives.

Coastal Pacific service to restart in December

KiwiRail’s tourist-focused [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Coastal Pacific service from Christchurch to Picton is to restart on December 1, two years after being suspended as a result of damage to the line caused by the 7·8 magnitude Kaikoura earthquake of November 14 2016.

Auckland Council plans to expand City Rail Link scope

The Auckland Council has revealed plans to expand the scope of the City Rail Link, a 3.

Auckland City Rail Link to be bigger and more expensive

The City Rail Link is going to be bigger, and cost more, because the original projections for use now look inadequate.

Northern Territory Rail News

209 stories | Newest story posted 10 months ago
Battle to stop Tennant Creek to Mount Isa railway project

It’s Queenslander against Queenslander in the battle to stop a proposed multi-million-dollar Tennant Creek to Mount Isa rail link.

Council candidate floats tourist sky rail plan

WITH one week to go until nominations close, a big field is now likely to contest the Katherine Town Council elections.

'Jesus loves nachos' graffiti now an icon

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.

Red Centre salt mine progresses on back of major supply agreement

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.

Northern Australia rail project takes important step

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.


96 stories | Newest story posted 3 months ago
Canon 77D - First Thoughts

The Canon 77D cameraI bought a new camera body a while ago - a Canon 77D.

Toll roads aren't the solution to our transport woes

Right now, the writing’s on the wall for Australia’s major cities when it comes to liveability and transport connectivity.

Is the Mildura Standardisation Project doomed?

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.

I was upskirted while sitting on a train with my boyfriend

The story I'm about to share isn't uncommon.

Burnley to Camberwell quadruplication

The PTV Network Development Plan from 2013 includes quadruplification between Burnley and Camberwell on the Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein lines, as part of Stage 4.

Other Transport News

485 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
AirAsia AK1794: Singapore to Kota Kinabalu by Airbus A320-200

AirAsia AK1794 is the new morning flight from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu which launched on 1 August 2018.

Scoot TR975: Hong Kong to Singapore by Airbus A319-100

Scoot TR975 is the last flight of the day from Hong Kong to Singapore, departing at 9.

Ryanair in Essex expansion

New London Southend Base to Open in Summer 2019

Designs Unveiled For Victoria’s Biggest Road Project

The Andrews Labor Government today unveiled detailed designs for the North East Link – giving Victorians their first look at the state’s biggest ever road project.

Electric Ferries

Norway’s tough environmental legislation is spearheading the drive towards electric hybrid and battery-powered ferries, with several innovative newbuild projects highlighting recent developments.

Pacific National News

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633 years among them – retirements around the tracks

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 »

ACCC takes action against Pacific National and Aurizon

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.

PN puts bigger wagons on rail for sugar season haul

[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 rails against road lobby dominance

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.

Pacific National and Aurizon trains collision near Cloncurry

On Tuesday, February 27 a collision between two freight trains at Oonoomurra, near Cloncurry on the Mount Isa line occured.

Press Releases

238 stories | Newest story posted 5 months ago
Mernda Test Trains To Run By The End Of September

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.

An Epic, Adventurous Train Ride Across the Australian Outback

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.

Heritage Train with Breakfast in Historic Station Dining Room

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on board a special Heritage Train  tour to Tocumwal travelling the “freight only”  railway line.

SSR Acquires GT46-ACe Locomotives

Southern Shorthaul Railroad has recently acquired two new GT46-ACe locomotives from the Downer Group to cater for continuing business growth.

Logistics giants join forces for improved freight outcomes

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.

Queensland Rail News

2160 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Trains suspended in Brisbane

Commuters were warned to expect lengthy delays when travelling this morning on the Ipswich / Rosewood trainline after it was closed in both directions following a police incident late Sunday afternoon.

Adani mine rail line gauge a ‘poison pill’ – former deputy PM Tim Fischer says

FORMER deputy prime minister Tim Fischer has attacked the Adani Mine for adopting a “poison pill’’ railway gauge which he says will stifle production.

Adani's rail line cut shows project is on life support but still a threat to climate

The recent announcement by Adani that it will halve the costs of its rail line to the proposed 

Adani scales back Carmichael rail link plans

In a bid to reduce the capital cost of its controversial Carmichael opencast coal mining project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, Adani Mining announced on September 12 that it had dropped plans to develop an independent standard-gauge railway in favour of a 1 067 mm gauge connection to Aurizon’s existing Newlands – Abbot Point line.

Yeppoon heritage rail site steams ahead as Station Quarter

MORE than 20 years since the railway service from Yeppoon to Rockhampton was shut down by the Queensland Government, the derelict 2.

Rail Events

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Australasian and UK rail industries to develop a new partnership

At the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) stall in InnoTrans (Hall 10.

Opening Ceremony: What really matters is infrastructure and capacity

With electric lights and invigorating music, InnoTrans 2018 was officially opened, beginning with a ceremony addressing rail’s potential, its challenges, and its role in the future of mobility.

Bombardier’s new corporate identity to take centre stage at InnoTrans

At InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin from 18-21 September, the company’s stand will leverage the latest digital technologies to illustrate how Bombardier’s high-performance mobility solutions have helped cites across the globe develop.

Records fall as InnoTrans grows again

The 12th InnoTrans trade fair opening in Berlin on September 18 will be ‘more concentrated, more innovative and more informative’ than ever, according to Chief Executive of Messe Berlin Dr Christian Göke.

Continental sensor concept at InnoTrans 2018

A concept for a new type of sensor for applications such as passenger counting or detecting the presence of people in train doors will be presented by Continental at InnoTrans 2018.

Rail News

3841 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Andrew Cuomo hates the subway and isn’t going to save it

A magic wand isn’t going to fix the subway without a chief executive willing to push through reforms and support leadership.

How big events can be a catalyst for better public transport

Despite living in a sports mad city in a sports mad country, I’m not the world’s biggest sports fan.

[NL] 4 generations of NS ‘Sprinter’ trains line up

A small event last Sunday, organised by the Dutch railways (NS): a line-up of the four generations of NS ‘Sprinter’ trains.

ARTC picks Jacobs JV for feasibility study of Inland Rail section

Australian Rail Track (ARTC) has selected Jacobs Engineering Group in a joint venture (JV) with GHD to conduct a feasibility study and environmental impact assessment for a 300km new greenfield track of the Inland Rail programme in New South Wales (NSW).

Rail Travel

135 stories | Newest story posted 24 minutes ago
Kota Kinabalu Airport Bus: Padang Merdeka and Centre Point to Kota Kinabalu International Airport by Express Bus

The Kota Kinabalu Airport Bus is the only bus service serving Kota Kinabalu International Airport directly, offering an easy and affordable way to get from KK city to the airport.

Starmart Express: Golden Mile Tower to KL Sentral by Bus

Despite the previous negative experience, I opted for Starmart again for their Singapore to Kuala Lumpur midnight departure due to their high frequency and affordable fares despite being the start of a long weekend, and I’ve not experienced anything negative so far for the northbound journey, so here it goes.

Kota Kinabalu Airport Bus: Kota Kinabalu International Airport to Centre Point and Padang Merdeka by Express Bus

The Kota Kinabalu Airport Bus is the only bus service serving Kota Kinabalu International Airport directly.

What's on CN 2329 East?

Just for something a little different, let's look at some of the cars found on CN 2329 East, spotted on September 13, 2018.

Cityflyer Service A10/A12: Water Street Shek Tong Tsui to Hong Kong International Airport by Express Bus

Cityflyer is the brand of express buses linking Hong Kong International Airport with Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, operated by Citybus.

Railpage Australia News

142 stories | Newest story posted 4 months ago
New version of the All Australian Tracks Google Earth overlay

Railpage has available for download the new 2018 version of the All Australia Tracks Google Earth overlay.

Calling for software testing volunteers

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 open for September 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

July 2017 photo comp

Congratulations to L-1172 who has won the July 2017 photo competition with 9 votes.

Voting open for July 2017 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Railway Preservation

136 stories | Newest story posted 3 hours ago
Rail Preparation

With two full gangs (Thurs and Fri)  predicted for later this week and good weather we’ll be re-railing a section of Tangent  15-16.


Well as promised today was a day of re-railing.

Jumping the Q

Hello and welcome to another VGR Mechanical blog post updating recent activities in and around the workshops.

Tamping and Regulating

After a solid days work with our crew of 5, we’ve tamped all the sleepers and regulated the ballast between Midland Hwy and Maclise St.

Post the event

After the event there is almost always a lull in proceedings.

Railway Publications

9 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Feature articles in the September 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International

Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries.

Book Review: Canadian National Steam Power

Canadian National Steam Power book I recently read the book "Canadian National Steam Power", written by Anthony Clegg and Ray Corley.

Crossrail: The Art of the Build

As Crossrail was being constructed, along with a couple of TV shows, there’s been a number of books published — and the latest is Crossrail: The Art of the Build.

Feature articles in the August 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International

Feature articles in the latest issue of [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries.

Book Review: VIA Rail - A History of Canada's National Passenger Rail Service

I've been meaning to read this book for some time.

Railway Stories

68 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
XPTs on the Harbour Bridge

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.

Thomas the Tank Engine to get more female and multicultural friends as part of revamp

Children’s programme Thomas And Friends is to introduce an “inclusive” gender-balanced, multicultural set of characters as part of a revamp.

Somewhere only we know: Morisset

I got on a train to Newcastle on a whim.

Plans to revamp Olympia exhibition hall shown off

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’s Transport History – Double Decker Trains

Sydney has a long history with double deckers trains.

South Australian Rail News

640 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Region’s railway line could be at risk

THE future of Eyre Peninsula’s railway line is something [color=#1d1d1d]Port Lincoln Timeshas been keen to cover but it has been a real struggle to get past the PR to get accurate and genuine information on the issue.

Suspects filmed pushing car onto tracks at Adelaide train station before collision

Adelaide Metro says rail services have been suspended on the Seaford line after a train hit an empty sedan.

Graffiti gangs' dangerous vandalism captured on camera

Adelaide graffiti gangs are breaking into rail yards and recklessly spray painting moving trains in acts of vandalism that are costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars every year.

Car pushed in front of train at Adelaide's Lonsdale Railway Station

Police say two people were seen pushing a car onto train tracks on Adelaide's Seaford rail line before a train crashed into the sedan at Lonsdale.

Overland rail service in doubt from next year, amid taxpayer funding review

GREAT Southern Rail says it is in “productive discussions” with the SA and Victorian governments to secure a deal that ensures the Overland service continues running next year.

Tasmanian Rail News

362 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Curious Hobart: Why doesn't Hobart use the old rail corridors?

Why isn't Hobart's northern rail line being used to run a passenger train service?

762 AT CRICH ON 18 AUGUST 2018 - Keith Chadbourrne

It has been decided to advertise that 762 will run on a number of Fridays to encourage people who are attracted to Sponge Bob Squarepants cartoon character to visit Crich on a quieter day to ride on 762.

Family's near miss at rail crossing prompts renewed call for caution

A woman and her two children are lucky to be alive after their car is nearly crushed by a freight train in Tasmania, prompting a call for caution from TasRail as a former train driver says collisions play on the mind of train drivers.

Renewed plea for motorists to take extra care at train crossings as part of Rail Safety Week

A TRAIN driver has spoken of the trauma associated with collisions with cars as two recent crashes prompt TasRail to issue yet another stern warning to motorists.

Expert urges light rail fix to solve traffic and housing woes

A LIGHT rail system is the key to solving not just Hobart’s traffic congestion issues but its housing woes too, says a leading voice on developing sustainable cities.

Train Simulator News

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Train Simulator goes 64bit in 2019 update

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.

TS19: The Dawn of a New Era

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.

DB BR 10 Steam Loco Add-On

The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.

Three Country Corner Scenario Pack 01

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.

NJ Transit® GP40PH-2B Loco Add-On

The Electro-Motive GP40, introduced in 1965, has proven to be one of North America’s most versatile and successful locomotives, with more than 1,200 units constructed by 1972.

Tram and Light Rail News

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NSW Government was warned light rail would be poor value and overcrowded

Australia's peak infrastructure body rejected a $500 million funding request for the Sydney light rail, saying the project would increase congestion and did not stack up economically, according to documents seen by the ABC and Fairfax Media.


Back to Santo Amaro after two circuits

Newcastle's first light rail vehicle rolled onto Hunter Street

IT HAD been more than been 68 years since Hunter Street had seen a tram, but history was made on Tuesday night when the first of Newcastle’s new light rail vehicles rolled through the city’s main drag.

Newcastle light rail work complete by the end of the month

Construction of Newcastle’s light rail infrastructure will be complete by the end of this month, with the remaining closed sections of road in the city set to open within a fortnight.

Sydney’s Transport History – The Development of the Tramways

Sydney was once home to one of the largest tramway network in the world.


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Delays explained

How can delays affect your journey and what do we do to minimise disruption?

Railway services UK Midlands resumed after train accident

Railway services between Birmingham New Street and Nuneaton in the UK have resumed.

Autumn on the railway

Autumn's here - the nights are drawing in, the temperature's dropping and we're preparing to combat leaves on the line.

UK’s rail freight terminal officially opens in Doncaster

The iPort Rail strategic freight terminal has been officially opened within Verdion’s logistics hub in Doncaster, UK.

Shared blame for Virgin Trains East Coast franchise failure

Operators Stagecoach and Virgin and the Department for Transport share responsibility for the failure of the InterCity East Coast franchise earlier this year, the House of Commons Transport Committee says in a report published on September 12.


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Silver Comet set to grow after state acquires unused rail line

The Silver Comet Trail could soon be getting a little longer, inching toward a connection with Atlanta and the Beltline there.

Rail journeys of bygones

Waiting at the platform for the train, one inevitably reflects on how rail travel has changed over the years.

Texas High-Speed Rail Project Secures $300 Million Loan

Texas Central Partners has secured a $300 million loan to continue its pursuit of a new 240-mile high-speed rail route from downtown Dallas to Houston.

Las Vegas High-Speed Rail Venture Gets New Owner

A Florida company has agreed to acquire the operator of a planned high-speed rail system connecting Las Vegas and Southern California, in a deal that may breathe new life into the long-delayed project.

Union Pacific to borrow from competition in its rail reforms

Union Pacific plans to borrow some ideas from other major freight railroads as it works to improve its operations.

Victorian Rail News

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As most of you would know, for many years now there has been discussion around the possibility of PSOs travelling on trains.

RFI supports the Melbourne AirRail Proposal

RFI Press release supporting the Melbourne AirRail Consortium's bid to build the Airport rail link announced 16th September

'Please Read' - second rail trail harassment in one week

A young woman has taken to social media to warn others about walking along the Bellarine Rail Trial - with a second case of harassment allegedly occuring there in the space of a week.

Donald rail doubts

I REMEMBER with great interest the article “Mildura passenger rail return a step closer, says Nationals” in Sunraysia Daily on April 24.

Regional Passengers Winners Thanks To Rail Loop

Works on the Andrews Labor Government’s major $551 million upgrade of the Ballarat line is continuing at full steam with works on a new passing loop at Millbrook set to ramp up in coming weeks.

Western Australian Rail News

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Railtrain Newsflash: the workers united will never be defeated

For over 18 months, Railtrain workers have stood strong and united in the face of management’s desperate attempts to keep undercutting your pay and conditions.

Greenbushes-Bunbury line could be reopened

The deactivated Bunbury-Greenbushes rail line could be reopened to convey lithium from the Greenbushes mine.

Diesels expand CBH's loco fleet

CBH Group has seized an opportunity to add to its grain train fleet with the voluntary winding up of Aurizon Holding’s WA intermodal business.

Tiny WA town of Greenbushes is ground zero for global lithium energy revolution

Just out of sight of the South Western Highway, in State forest between the tourism hotspots of Bridgetown and Balingup, one of WA’s oldest mining centres and its sleepy host town are at the heart of a global energy revolution.

Warning over near misses on rail lines

Near misses and vandalism on Great Southern train lines has prompted a warning from rail operator Arc Infrastructure.

Yarra Trams

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Additional E2 class ordered

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in more rolling stock to get Victorians where they need to go, with 10 more Victorian built E-Class trams to be built, freeing up space on our tram network and supporting local jobs.

Historic Black Rock tram depot to be incorporated into luxury development

SANDRINGHAM’S town centre will be transformed if plans go ahead for the historic Black Rock tram depot to be incorporated into a new luxury residential development.

Charges following assault on 86 tram

Transit Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man following an incident in Fitzroy earlier this month (15 August).

'I can’t unsee it or un-feel those emotions': women tell of tram attack

Two women who were assaulted by a man on a tram on their way to work on Wednesday have told of how the attack left them “unsafe, violated, confused and angry”.

Stop before you cross tram tracks - Rail Safety Week

Yarra Trams is calling on pedestrians to cross tram tracks safely during Rail Safety Week.

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