The extension of light rail to Woden through the Parliamentary Triangle will face the extra scrutiny of a federal inquiry.
Unhappy Cats fans have blasted V/Line and the State Government over the absence of “footy express” services between Geelong and the MCG yesterday.
Pollution concerns are prompting rail chiefs to convert 30-year-old trains to fuel-cell technology that gives off only water
With the Budget due to be handed down on Tuesday, I noticed that there is nothing for transport infrastructure in the Sydney/Canberra rail corridor.
A new suburb planned for Canberra's north could heighten the risk of flooding along a section of Canberra's light rail route that was inundated during a one-in-100-year weather event earlier this year.
A United States-based investor, Ameri Metro Incorporation, on Monday declared its readiness to provide $10bn for the construction of speed rails in Nigeria.
China Civil Engineering Construction Corp is to complete the long-planned 1 435 mm gauge railway linking Lagos and Kano, under a U$6·68bn contract signed in Abuja on May 15.
National operator SNTF has introduced a direct passenger service between Alger and the eastern part of the High Plateau line, with the launch of a daily Alger – M’Sila – Batna round trip.
Nigeria has awarded a $6.
They promised us we would get jobs there,” says Tadele, nodding at the grand, almost baroque edifice at the bottom of the hill.
Etihad Rail has selected Egis to provide project management consultancy services for the ongoing development of the country’s rail network and connections to neighbouring GCC states.
Railway linking Makkah and Madinah in Saudi Arabia has been plagued by delays
Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA) will allow the private sector to operate the Cairo-Alexandria railway line after modernizing the line’s signaling and updating it to an electronic system, according to Chairman of the Railways Authority Sayed Salem.
August 31 has been suggested as the new target date for the start of commercial services on the Haramain high speed line between Makkah and Madinah.
Israel's development plans are booming in the Salfit district.
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.
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 of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.
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.
Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.
The first of 13 Class 61 inter-regional diesel multiple-units for services along Malaysia’s east coast corridor has been largely completed at CRRC Zhuzhou’s plant in China.
An MTR Corp official yesterday admitted that water seepage cannot be 100 percent prevented as he explained why the signaling system on the Express Rail line was affected on Friday.
MTR Corporation admits it is unable to fully prevent failure that caused problem in Mai Po tunnel
Boring on the Qifengshan tunnel was completed on May 16.
The MTR suspended tests on the express rail last Friday after a signalling problem caused by water leakage, the rail company admitted yesterday.
AS ACTIVITY in the mining sector ramps up, Aurizon have increased their intake of graduates across Central Queensland.
Bulk operator Aurizon says the arrival of a new batch of wagons at the Port of Newcastle represents the continuing growth of the Hunter Valley’s coal industry.
AURIZON has threatened 35 Mackay jobs and 350 across Queensland will be lost if the part sale of the company is blocked after the Australian competition watchdog raised concerns about the proposed takeover.
Trouble for rail group Aurizon’s planned sale of its Queensland intermodal business with the competition regulator revealing severe reservations about the plan to sell it to Pacific National.
The bars were down, the bells were ringing and the lights were flashing, but there was no train in sight for over an hour at the Ross Avenue rail crossing Friday morning.
To mark the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers’ 50th anniversary, Go North East has branded a commemorative bus.
The Go-Ahead Group plc has announced its trading update for the period from 31 December 2017 to 23 May 2018.
London's slowest bus revealed: Number 15 from Tower Hill to Trafalgar Square crawls at 4.
Southern Transit, a unique transport business based in West Sussex and famed for its diverse mix of iconic and new-generation vehicles, has taken a giant step into the future with the introduction of two state-of-the-art Enviro400 City buses from Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL).
Stagecoach West has invested £1million in vehicles for the Cheltenham Park & Ride service.
CN is buying new 55-foot, 8-inch jumbo hopper cars with 5,431 cubic feet of capacity.
iChurchill halted talks on a potential deal which would also have included the Port of Churchill and associated assets, citing the government of Canada’s “unwillingness to engage in meaningful dialogue.
Northeastern Ontario Rail Network holding "Rally for Rail" town halls
Churchill accuses the federal government of not taking its bid seriously and of focusing on a competing bid that includes many of the communities in the region
Canadian National Railway is preparing to purchase hundreds of new grain hopper cars to get shipments moving after a bill that encourages railways to make investments to avert service disruptions became law Wednesday.
Crowding on Sydney's trains has worsened significantly in just a year, new figures show, frustrating passengers and placing greater pressure on an aged rail network struggling to cope with a booming population.
HITTING Sydney’s bustling train stations at peak hour can be an overwhelming experience at the best of times, but one man is alleged to have taken advantage of the situation using a creepy “upskirting” technique.
Commuters frustrated by overcrowded trains would be able to find out whether they could secure a seat before boarding their train, following the launch of a new app.
The state's passenger rail operators are struggling to retain train drivers, undermining efforts to hire significantly more of them to avoid a repeat of widespread disruptions to services early this year.
Brazen teenagers have filmed themselves breaking into guards’ compartments and dangerously playing chicken with moving trains on the Sydney Train network.
[color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Regional operator BLS is contesting the plans announced in April by the Federal Office for Transport (BAV) for the 10-year concession to run long-distance passenger services from December 2019.
Celebrations on May 24 marked the formal completion of the Beskyd tunnel construction project, enabling the first revenue-earning trains to pass through it the following day.
As in most other regions, trucks reign supreme on freight transport across the Western Balkans, a region that encompasses six countries including: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.
Irreparable damage caused to the Friesen Bridge over the River Ems when it was hit by a freight ship in in December 2015 has disrupted the EU-backed Wunderline project’s ambitions to boost traffic on the regional railway corridor running east from Groningen in the northern Netherlands to Leer, Oldenburg and Bremen in northwest Germany.
Work to build the automated MegaHub intermodal terminal at Lehrte, about 20 km east of Hannover, was formally launched on May 15.
There were 95 sightings for this week; This is 6 sightings less that last week.
There were 101 sightings for this week; This is 3 sightings more that last week.
There were 98 sightings for this week; This is 1 sightings more that last week.
There were 97 sightings for this week; This is 2 sightings more that last week.
There were 95 sightings for this week; This is 3 sightings less that last week.
A seachange on the approach to talks over the inland rail route has seen NSW Farmers agree to a new template over access to farms for the project.
TOOWOOMBA Mayor Paul Antonio is fighting an allegation of misconduct over his dealings with the Inland Rail project.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is undertaking its next phase of industry engagement for the Inland Rail project with city-based industry briefing sessions planned this month.
Goondiwindi, Inglewood and Yelarbon residents will soon be able to have their say about the Inland Rail and the route it takes from NSW into Queensland.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation is undertaking its next phase of industry engagement for the Inland Rail with three city-based industry briefing sessions live streamed to allow locals to be part of the process.
Transmashholding and Hitachi signed an agreement on May 21 to form a joint venture to manufacture traction inverters for the CIS market.
The International Union of Railways has moved to strengthen its nascent network of academic institutions which are intended to work together to promote the development of high speed rail.
In honor of the elegant locomotive "Cockerill 503", named after the British-Belgian industrialist John Cockerill, the Fond-de-Gras puts on an event with a British and Irish touch.
Passenger services on the Volgograd airport rail link began on May 18, following an inauguration ceremony the previous day
Commercial freight trains resumed operation on two sections of the country’s Red Férrea de Atlantico on May 8, following an extensive state-funded rehabilitation programme.
Having encouraged the Commonwealth to focus attention on improving rail links to regional cities around our state capitals rather than on inter-capital links, as has been the focus to date, I can only applaud the allocation of funding for business case development for Sydney – Newcastle (not Canberra as you state), Melbourne to Greater Shepparton and Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast.
Now and again when I'm browsing through the Great Rail Journeys brochure one particular trip stands out, and I've always liked the thought of their Grand Imperial Cities holiday, visiting come of the capitals of Europe.
We live in a world undergoing rapid urbanisation.
We were planning to bring our young granddaughter to stay and were fortunate to see an advertisement for an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum which we could visit while we were there to fetch her.
An intending passenger consults the large information screen to discover from which bay her bus departs.
Our new model of bowsider 19 is ready to join the fleet.
I've been adding the final details to the WHHR ex-VoR brake van, such as the couplings, air brake pipes and grab rails.
Himself and I spent an enjoyable afternoon at one of those typical small, local shows at the weekend - in this case the Kyle MRC event in Troon.
I had a odd situation this week where I had an evening with an opportunity to spend a couple of hours doing modelling, but no obvious project to be getting on with.
Himself is slowly working through the list of things to make Bron Hebog look more like it's 'finished' for taking it to Bressingham.
Katanning Miniature Railway Club’s steam locomotive Heidi is in need of a new boiler, and the club is calling on the community to help put Heidi back together again.
Over the past few months, we have been progressing a lot of different tasks, in order to keep the project moving along at a good pace:
The more eagle-eyed reader of Puffing Billy's in-house magazine, 'Narrow Gauge', might have noticed a dramatically photo-shopped representation of Belgrave yard plateau lurking in the centre spread of last September's edition.
The discovery of a broken side control spring on G42's hind engine unit was soon followed by the dawning realisation that with the engine facing the 'Down' direction - towards Gembrook, as all our engines do - the workshop wasn't long enough to get the pony truck in question over the drop-pit in the workshop.
I think it’s safe to say we can skip the why’s and wherefores’!
The Australian Research Council’s Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Advanced Technologies in Rail Track Infrastructure at the University of Wollongong was officially opened by federal Minister for Education & Training Simon Birmingham on May 23.
THE sun continues to shine down on Byron Bay's world first solar train with the project recognised at the 60th annual Good Design Awards in Sydney.
The big event this weekend is the 150th anniversary of the opening of the railway to Mt Victoria.
This weekend will mark 150 years since railroads reached the then colonial township of Mount Victoria, in what was one of the most significant engineering and infrastructural feats seen in NSW.
REINSTATING the Great Northern Railway between Armidale and Tenterfield would have a ‘highly negative return’, an independent report shows.
KiwiRail has signed a $49 million contract with JV Rail (a partnership between Fulton Hogan and John Holland Australia) to replace the overhead line system that supplies power to Metlink trains on Wellington’s Hutt Line, which sees five million commuter journeys every year.
The Government has been talking about getting freight off the country’s roads and onto alternative sea freight and particularly rail freight.
A $5 million upgrade of the rail bridge across the Opihi River near Temuka is on track for completion by October.
New Zealand Super — an Auckland-based sovereign wealth fund and advocate for long-term approaches to investing — is moving to put its money, and more, where its mouth is.
The Rail Opportunity Network chairman Rob Weir and spokeswoman Sue Moroney made a presentation to Waikato Regional Council this week.
It’s Queenslander against Queenslander in the battle to stop a proposed multi-million-dollar Tennant Creek to Mount Isa rail link.
WITH one week to go until nominations close, a big field is now likely to contest the Katherine Town Council elections.
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.
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.
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.
Right now, the writing’s on the wall for Australia’s major cities when it comes to liveability and transport connectivity.
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.
The story I'm about to share isn't uncommon.
The PTV Network Development Plan from 2013 includes quadruplification between Burnley and Camberwell on the Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein lines, as part of Stage 4.
Survey results from the Australian Human Rights Commission reveal concerning statistics about the numbers of university students being sexual harassed and sexual assaulted on Australian public transport.
As construction powers ahead on the Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel, the Liberals are today faced with a test of leadership following the Greens again trying to revoke planning permission for this vital project.
Drivers in Melbourne’s south-east are a step closer to the congestion busting Mordialloc Freeway, with two contractors now shortlisted to start works on the new freeway.
American Airlines has cancelled a major deal with Airbus for 22 A350s, announcing it has instead purchased 47 787 Dreamliners from rivals Boeing in a deal valued at $12 billion.
Ferry operator DFDS has axed its ferry service between Rosyth and Zeebrugge in Belgium following a fire on one of its ships.
The latest ferry terminal constructed under the NSW Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) Wharf Upgrade Program is at Birchgrove on the Cockatoo Island line.
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.
On Tuesday, February 27 a collision between two freight trains at Oonoomurra, near Cloncurry on the Mount Isa line occured.
Last night at 1910, 7MW2 northbound steel train, headed by four NR class locomotives with 100 vehicles, with about fifteen loaded container wagons ahead of 85 empty steel coil wagons broke apart as the train was passing through Goulburn Station.
COAL rail services to the Port of Newcastle will be disrupted until noon on Monday with a 48-hour strike by hundreds of Pacific National train crew.
Leading rail freight operator Pacific National has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to fund the Inland Rail project.
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.
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.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on board a special Heritage Train tour to Tocumwal travelling the “freight only” railway line.
Southern Shorthaul Railroad has recently acquired two new GT46-ACe locomotives from the Downer Group to cater for continuing business growth.
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 has spent almost $25 million over two years to ferry rail passengers around on buses when there are problems on the tracks, new figures released to the ABC under Right to Information reveal.
The upcoming state budget in Queensland will include $45 billion in infrastructure spending over the next four years, premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and treasurer Jackie Trad have said.
A SPATE of truck and heavy vehicle crashes in North-West Queensland has prompted calls for improved rail access in the region.
Reducing south-east congestion, upgrading hospitals and expanding north Queensland infrastructure are the top priorities of the state budget due to be officially unveiled next month.
THE BOYNE BURNETT inland rail trail group continue their uphill push to preserve the disused rail corridor between Monto and Taragoola.
[justify]Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on a Heritage Train tour to Echuca for the annual “Echuca Steam Rally” with FREE breakfast in Seymour Station’s Historic Dining Room prior to departure.
The term ‘SPAD’ (signal passed at danger) is often considered the ‘Voldemort’ of the rail industry.
Anna Squire, principal at engineering consultancy Arup, has gained a seat on the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) board.
Travel with Steamrail Victoria and the Victorian Goldfields Railway in utmost style in two superb first class lounge cars, Tambo & Macedon on the Echuca Overlander.
“Diesel Diary HD” volume 5 contains 90 minutes of high definition footage recorded from 2005 through to 2015 illustrating a huge variety of diesel locomotives operating throughout NSW.
Sqills is providing its S3 Passenger sales, distribution and reservation suite for Eurostar.
The funds are provided through FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning.
Adamiak has more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing, investor relations, banking, treasury, structured financing, leasing and market analysis, including 22 years in transportation.
At a Railway Systems Suppliers Inc.
Blockchain technologies “create a permanent, digital ledger of transactions that can be securely shared among a distributed network of computers,” BiTA said.
On my trip from London to Singapore, I made my Vietnamese portion of the journey from the border of Dong Dang to Hanoi, and planned to continue down from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, only for the journey to be truncated at Bien Hoa just about an hour short of Ho Chi Minh City due to the collapse of the Ghenh Bridge over the Dong Nai River.
Railpage has available for download the new 2018 version of the All Australia Tracks Google Earth overlay.
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 are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Last blog there was some details of fitting couplers into two of our BS cars at Newport.
Last time we finished off by suggesting there would be a number of interesting things happening in the new few days.
Well it is one day past the end of the month so perhaps we should title this contribution differently.
What has become an annual event recently occurred over the weekend of 14 - 15 April when the Maitland Steam Festival was on.
Maybe it is the pleasant autumn days, or was it the pep talk from management (ha ha), or is the stars aligning.
I went out early on Sunday, March 18th (2018) to see some trains and grain elevators.
When I was going to sleep Sunday night, I checked VIA's web site for the current position of VIA 1 and 2, the west and eastbound "Canadian" trains.
#GoJetsGoIn a span of about a week in April, I made a point of getting out and photographing trains.
TRAIN enthusiasts won't want to miss the Tweed Valley Miniature Steam Railway Club open day on Sunday, May 20 at Tropical Fruit World.
A railway fanatic who is so enthused by trains has gone to the extreme length of building a station in his back garden, complete with three carriages which has now been transformed into a vintage restaurant.
Major re-railing works are now underway in South Australia as part of the $252 million Adelaide to Tarcoola Rail Upgrade Acceleration project with the first Whyalla-made steel rail tracks installed on the route.
Road upgrades and rail projects in South Australia have received $1.
Bob and Katie Eddington’s romance is still on track – 46 years after they first met on the train platform at Port Pirie.
Less than one tenth of the $1.
South Australian road and rail projects will receive a $1.
A BRIDGEWATER man who allegedly spray painted graffiti in a rail tunnel north of Hobart at the weekend has been charged.
The federal government has allocated A$59·8m for the Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation ProgrammeAs part of its latest budget, matching a similar commitment from the state.
TASRAIL says it is becoming increasingly concerned by the idiotic acts of trespassers which have the potential to cause derailments and seriously injure or kill freight train drivers.
THE Turnbull Government will pledge $461 million to build a new Bridgewater Bridge as part of a massive package for Tasmanian roads and rail in tomorrow’s Budget.
TasRail accuses a school bus driver of being "stupid and reckless" after crossing just seconds ahead of a train at Brighton, in a near-miss that "could have been a huge tragedy".
The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.
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.
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.
Experience the high speed TGV Atlantique on the 220km Atlantic High Speed route running south-west from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps station in Tours, passing through the two high speed stations at Massy-TGV and Vendome-TGV.
Gladys Berejiklian’s then department was informed in mid-2014 that the cost of ripping up and moving powerlines in George Street for the Sydney light rail project was as high as $700 million — but factored in just $100m when the now NSW Premier announced months later that the project would cost $2.
A second company is suing the NSW government over its delayed Sydney light rail project, adding to the $1.
The Geographical Names Board has officially approved the final 17 Sydney light rail stop names, with each named after key or major landmarks or geographical locations.
MAYOR Tom Tate has rejected a push to send the light rail west after it reaches Burleigh, saying it won’t happen as the case simply does not “stack up”.
The NSW government has filed an application in the Supreme Court to strike out Spanish company Acciona’s $1.
The sixth of the 52 four-car 750 V DC third rail electric multiple-units which Stadler is to supply for Merseyrail services around Liverpool is to be fitted with a 5 tonne battery to test the business case for energy storage.
Ballast cleaning has been a cornerstone of railway maintenance for 50 years, but the Kershaw machine’s 1993 outing marked a milestone in the story of railway renewals
Last weekend, the London commuter rail network coughed, spluttered and attempted to morph into a new shape, as Thameslink marched triumphantly into territory.
Wales' trains to be run by European firms KeolisAmey
We’re carrying out resignalling work during the late May bank holiday – passengers are reminded to check journey plans before travelling.
Decades of smothering economic regulation stuffed railroads into such a trick bag until congressionally ordered partial economic deregulation in 1980 permitted them to chew their way out in pursuit of revenue adequacy.
There is a nexus of old and new processes where digital transformation, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the business of railroading all intersect.
Fast Forward focuses on four major priorities Byford identified on his first day in office earlier this year: “transforming the subway, reimagining the city’s public bus network, improving accessibility for all modes, and engaging and empowering NYC Transit’s workforce to deliver the best service possible.
These two unions had previously agreed to the other terms of the pattern agreement, which now covers 137,000 of the 145,000 employees in the current bargaining round.
Surrounded by scenic Letchworth State Park, the $75 million, 963-foot-long steel arch railroad bridge “expands freight rail capacity and economic opportunities for businesses and communities” across New York State’s Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, NS noted.
With major works underway to remove the last four level crossings on Victoria’s Caulfield-Dandenong corridor and complete other major rail upgrades, coaches will replace trains for all or part of the journey on the Gippsland line from 30 May to 17 June.
Almost 2,000 jobs for Victorians have already been created by the Metro Tunnel, and there are more to come with new people starting every week as work to take the project underground ramps up.
Gippsland V/Line passengers will have express and semi-express coaches to get them to their destination during planned disruptions this winter.
The largest archaeological digs in Victorian history are underway in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD as work continues to deliver the $11 billion Metro Tunnel.
V/LINE has attributed ‘staff sickness’ to the cancellation of about 20 rail services since the start of the year.
The machines boring the new Perth Airport link tunnel have made a significant breakthrough in the project, after progress stalled earlier this year.
Trains on the Mandurah Line will be cancelled nightly from Monday between Cockburn and Mandurah stations.
TWO tunnel boring machines for the Forrestfield-Perth Airport rail link have reached the airport – about a quarter of the way into their 8km journey to Bayswater.
Rio Tinto has been granted accreditation by Australia’s Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator, approving the autonomous operation of iron ore trains in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, the group announced on May 18.
The rise of machines that have been described as “the world’s largest and longest robots” - trains used to carry iron ore in the Pilbara - has stepped up a gear, with Rio Tinto getting approval for its autonomous trains from the rail safety regulator.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are repairing tram tracks at Moreland Road between Nicholson Street / Holmes Street and Cameron Street.
An accessible tram stop is now open at Balaclava station in Carlisle Street, with the project improving safety and accessibility and creating a more pedestrian-friendly environment.
Yarra Trams delivered 99.
The Andrews Labor Government is extending the Free Tram Zone (FTZ) to get crowds to Melbourne’s major events, as work ramps up on major infrastructure projects over June.
More tram stops across Melbourne will be upgraded to become fully accessible as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with upgrading 10 additional stops across Melbourne’s major tram routes.