The consortium behind Canberra's light rail project will start testing the light rail vehicles at both day and night along the route from Gungahlin to the city from next Tuesday.
Light rail testing is poised to begin on the southern stretch of the Gungahlin to Civic track in coming weeks, with the arrival of one of vehicles onto Northbourne Avenue.
The ACT government expects the consortium building and operating Canberra's light rail will miss "the first few" availability payments because of delays in getting the trams operating.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr has called on both sides of federal politics to commit funding to the Canberra-Sydney rail corridor to speed up the development of a faster service between the two capitals after the NSW Government made regional rail a priority for its $4.
What is the correct term for the new track being built between Gungahlin and Civic in Canberra's north.
Seven suspects were nabbed in Woodstock, as well in the Claremont and Rondebosch areas, for crimes like theft, attempted robbery, malicious damage to property and the possession of stolen property
Electrical tests have been conducted successfully on the first section of the Regional Express Train (Train Express Régional or TER) that will link the capital of Dakar to Diamniadio (36 km).
SNCFT awarded Progress Rail a $54 million contract in December 2016 to supply 20 of the six-axle meter-gauge locomotives, which are being built at the Progress Rail plant in Muncie, Ind.
Egypt's well-developed rail network is ideal for long journeys in this country.
Egypt has agreed a $1.
The Pakistan-Iran cargo train service has been suspended for three days after nine bogies of a goods train derailed in Kaishangi are of Nushki district on Saturday.
With almost 5,000km of track connecting major cities and towns, the Egyptian railway system plays a vital role in the country’s economy; yet, over the past few years, its antiquated trains and the lack of solid safety measures have been compromising its services and economic growth instead of supporting it.
CRRC Qingdao Sifang has won an order to supply 22 six-car electric multiple-units to operate on a railway linking Cairo to 10th of Ramadan City.
The national railway network of the UAE is to be further expanded with the signing of a financial agreement last week.
The first train in a decade to cross the border between the two Koreas passed through the Demilitarised Zone on November 30 as negotiations begin to restore international rail traffic between the two countries.
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 Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail and the United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia & the Pacific have signed a five-year memorandum of understanding to co-operate to develop rail transport in Asia
Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid has said institutional reforms are the agenda of the government and Rehman Baba Express is a milestone achievement of Pakistan Railways.
Name the quickest, most affordable way to get to the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), causing zero congestion on the road.
The government will increase internal railway tracks as well
Supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths have joined other corporate heavyweights, including Bluescope, signalling they would not be able to use trucks to replace trains to ship their goods if a $200 million deal between freight giants Pacific National and Aurizon hampered access to rail services in Queensland.
AURIZON coal trains travelling between Mount Isa and Townsville will grind to a halt today as Rail Tram and Bus Union members strike in a bid to bring forward stalled wage and condition negotiations.
Freight company Linfox has secured an agreement to purchase Aurizon's Queensland Intermodal business (QIB), guaranteeing service continuity and securing hundreds of jobs.
Aurizon, Australia’s largest rail-based transport business, has granted 22 charities much needed funding from its Community Giving Fund.
Mid-tier Australian private equity firms including Pacific Equity Partners are believed to have been sizing up Aurizon’s rail maintenance business that it has up for sale through advisory firm Gresham.
Stagecoach Merseyside has expanded its luxury brand bus fleet in Wirral due to increasing demand.
More than 110 bus services will transport the 240 players participating in next week’s National Cricket Inclusion Championships in Geelong.
Stagecoach has launched nine new BYD ADL Enviro200EVs on its Guildford Park & Ride service.
In 2013 Solaris Bus & Coach S.
First Glasgow and Glasgow Airport have been awarded more than £1 million in funding as part of the Scottish Green Bus Fund.
“It’s our current most important asset,” John Leonardo, General Manager for Wayside Train Control and Communications, said of the tunnel, which carries trains through Rogers Pass.
Demonstrators opposed to a natural gas pipeline that would link Dawson Creek with a future LNG plant in Kitimat briefly shut down a rail crossing in East Vancouver on Wednesday.
When considering the pattern of how grain is shipped by rail in Canada, it’s very unlikely increased oil shipments would interfere, according to Quorum Corporation.
CP, said Creel, “is proud of its service performance in Vancouver.
The National Transportation Agency will investigate possible problems with freight train service issues in the Vancouver area including whether rail companies are fulfilling their obligations.
Three Sydney train workers have been stood down after they were filmed brawling with a blind man on a station platform.
Sydney Trains started off 2019 on the wrong foot last night, with a major system meltdown beginning around 6pm on New Years Eve and still continuing well into New Years Day.
PEOPLE CATCHING THE TRAIN TO WORK OR TO THE AIRPORT ACROSS THE T2 AND T3 NETWORKS IN SYDNEY THIS MORNING ARE BEING TOLD TO ALLOW PLENTY OF EXTRA TRAVEL TIME FOLLOWING ISSUES AT WYNYARD STATION.
A train carrying commuters from the Blue Mountains was halted at Parramatta during the morning peak after smoke poured into a carriage through an air-conditioning system.
The transformation of Sydney’s rail network through Digital Systems is a step closer with the NSW Government signing a $16 million contract to ensure new technology is properly integrated into the Sydney Trains network.
The government has formally awarded national passenger operator CP a public service contract running for 10 years from the start of this year, with an option to extend it by five more.
At the request of Flanders, Germany is prepared to take on a leading role in the negotiations over the 3RX route of the Iron Rhine.
A new rail connection between the port of Zeebrugge and Dourges in northern France will be opened on 12 February.
Recently, DB Cargo Nederland expanded its DE/AT/BE/NL fleet considerably by adding (new) Railpool MS2e electrics to its fleet.
The ‘gradual separation’ of freight activities from the national railway operator has taken a further step, with SBB Cargo AG being managed as an independent company within the SBB Group since the start of the year.
There were 68 sightings for this week; This is 3 sightings more than last week.
An interesting pair of LVNU removalist containers.
P&O Nedlloyd was absorbed into Maersk quite a few years ago (2005), and it is pretty uncommon to see P&O boxes still in traffic (but they do exist).
There were 65 sightings for this week; This is 24 sightings more than last week.
The snow has melted in Plattsburgh, fortunately not where I live though.
The Inland Rail project is set to revolutionise freight transit throughout regional Australia, and there is the potential for some favourable impacts on the Central West market.
The Melbourne to Brisbane Rail Alliance (MBIRA) welcomes commencement of construction on Inland Rail as a historic milestone for Australia to meet its growing national freight task and develop an efficient supply chain.
Controversy has erupted over a planned ceremony to mark the Inland Rail's progress through central western NSW
An Inland Rail Indigenous Participation Plan (IRIPP) is aimed at ensuring local communities share in employment opportunities granted by the construction and operation of the major project.
Construction of the 1 700 km Melbourne – Brisbane Inland Rail freight corridor was officially launched on December 13 when Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack turned a ceremonial first sod in Parkes, NSW.
The controversial review into the viability of the Western Rail Corridor will not be completed for at least a year – because it has yet to even start.
Engineering Support Group (ESG) has been awarded a contract by Transport for London (TfL) to install an automatic braking system on London’s tram network.
Full-stack visual intelligence company PerceptIn has launched a 1,000m visual perception module designed for semi-autonomous high-speed trains.
In order to use this information to help guide decision making, it is essential to be able to store, visualize and analyze this data efficiently.
A group of senior road tunnelling experts have dismissed Elon Musk's claim he can build a 50km loop through the Blue Mountains for $1 billion, with one calling it "Alice in Wonderland" talk.
One of the many maps of bomb damaged London has gone on show in the City of London’s heritage gallery, alongside a declaration about the end of WW1.
The magnificent Victorian pumping station at Crossness that had to close suddenly earlier this year has secured its future after raising nearly £500,000.
Here's the gift every train fan needs.
Working to finance major infrastructure projects, World Bank teams have seen time and again that the sustainability of investments depends ultimately on the efficiency and capacity of the agencies that manage them.
One hundred years ago, four German submarines slipped through Tower Bridge and into the Port of London, heart of the city’s cargo trade.
I made a short video commemorating the 10th anniversary of my O Scale model railroad.
In my forever quest to create a operational layout, i have again dismantled half of the second level and one third of the lower level.
My small two siding point-to-point layout has little space for car storage.
Over on my Andrew's Trains site I've been working away at (and writing up how I've been) upgrading the Athearn Blue Box XAF10 Railbox cars (and yes I know they are not exact - but they're cheap and I have a few of them to upgrade and add to my fleet).
After my (assisted) efforts to construct a Worsley carriage body Himself has continued with another of the batch I have bought, which is an additional model of bowsider 20.
The miniature railway in Matthews Park will be reliving the grand old days of the railways on Saturday.
THE model engineers of Tamworth have pulled their weight to help with the drought.
Walka Miniature Railway might have had its oldest passenger on Sunday.
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.
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.
Today marks 42 years since Australia's worst rail disaster - the Granville train derailment which claimed the lives of 83 people and injured over 200 others.
THE spirit of Elvis Presley was already alive and well on Thursday afternoon, well before festival-goers reached Parkes.
Australia's first driverless passenger
Reviving a once-bustling train line between Picton and the Southern Highlands could inject over $50 million a year into Wollondilly’s tourism industry.
A NSW MP has pitched the idea of building a 50-kilometre tunnel through the Blue Mountains to tech billionaire Elon Musk, who quoted "a bargain" to build it, according to tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes.
KiwiRail has confirmed plans to replace its three ageing Cook Strait ferries with two new, larger, purpose-built rail ferries.
The NZ Transport Agency Board has approved a business case for the next steps in a start-up trial Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced.
The NZ Transport Agency has approved funding for a trial of the Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail service.
New Zealand operator KiwiRail says real-time reporting on freight volumes and movements will inform a live economic growth tracker being launched by Massey University.
A health and safety lawyer believes the Transport Agency has been too cosy with the rail operators it is required to regulate for safety and wants change.
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.
The Canon 77D cameraI bought a new camera body a while ago - a Canon 77D.
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.
Building work has started on what will be the longest pier on the River Thames within London, and which will include a public viewing platform.
On this episode of AvTalk, Indonesia finds the Lion Air 610 cockpit voice recorder, we look at the effects the US government shutdown is having on aviation, and our favorite roof top bar that’s also an airline announces last call.
Air France in 2016 unveiled its new low cost subsidiary which they called Joon.
The final Boeing 727 commercial aircraft to carry passengers has made its last flight.
Vietnam newest carrier Bamboo Airways launched on January 16 its first domestic routes in Vietnam.
We have been in negotiations for some time now about a new Pacific National Enterprise Agreement for Terminal Operators.
Pacific National Junee recently said goodbye to three Depot stalwarts as Bevan Hackett, Marc Canino and Geoff Crossman decided to call it a day after almost 150 years between them.
On Wednesday November 7, Loco Division PN Coal Delegates from across the state gathered to prepare to meet management and work through current workplace issues.
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 »
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.
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.
A power outage is causing delays for Brisbane train commuters, with delays of up to 20 minutes expected on one line.
A RAIL trail feasibility study is one step closer for the proposed Proston to Murgon Trail application.
Queensland Rail has chosen DXC Technology as its sole provider of IT managed services as part of a project aimed at ditching its existing IT infrastructure ownership model for the cloud.
RESIDENTS in the Cairns region are being offered half-price tickets to ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway on Australia Day on January 26.
NEW data has given the city’s public transport system a big pre-Christmas boost.
The Baltimore Society of Model Engineers have made arrangements for a final run of the club's two 12x65 foot layouts this Sunday 1/20/2019 1 to 5 pm.
In just a little over two months the 12th edition of Trade fair RailTech Europe will kick off in the Netherlands.
Come along on January 27 to Junee Bowling Club to farewell our drivers retiring from the railways.
Come along to farewell Les Horkings at Lithgow Club on the 2nd of February, 5pm.
Seymour railway Heritage centre events you on a special vintage diesel haul heritage train tour to Geelong and enjoy a family day out at Pako Festa Festival with complimentary Devonshire Tea.
The New Daily: Scott Morrison’s government has been accused of “stacking” judicial bodies with ideological friends before the election, in a bid to create a difficult environment for, as polling suggests, an incoming Labor government.
Previously casual labour hire workers at a Wollongong coal mine have won permanent, well-paid jobs,
Australia could be sweating through its hottest month ever, after a gruelling heatwave smashed weather records across the country.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has closed its review of the $11bn merger deal between Wabtec and GE Transportation, a business unit of General Electric Company.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation is considering its options after haulage companies told the competition watchdog the government-owned entity could use its natural monopoly powers to raise prices on the interstate rail network.
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 some of the capitals of Europe.
My nephew recently set off in his first overseas trip as an adult (just).
What are your travel plans for 2019?
I have just been to Bangkok for two days on a winter escape trip to Southern China and Southeast Asia, areas I haven't been to before.
As usual this summer we planned to spend a day at the seaside with our friends who habitually stay at East Wittering.
From Railpage to all our loyal users, moderators and administrators, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and safe New Year.
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.
At lunch time on Saturday we had driven the last spike, packed up all the gear and had started heading for home.
After a massive week, the re-sleepering job is now done!
No rest for the wicked… Or maybe it’s just that we can’t help ourself.
Just because we’re quite proud of our recent works, here’s a heap of pics showing the finished product.
One of the joys of the festive season is receiving new books and having time to read them.
This week we’re joined by Dr.
TIM Fischer is known to most Australians as a former deputy prime minister and leader of the Nationals in the Howard Government.
I’ve completed my second eBook, “Passing a Half Century”!
Continuing my trend of reading old railway books, I recently read “Canadian Pacific Railway” by Patrick C.
Reflections of a wet city in the shiny valance around
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.
Children’s programme Thomas And Friends is to introduce an “inclusive” gender-balanced, multicultural set of characters as part of a revamp.
I got on a train to Newcastle on a whim.
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.
Australia's last horse-drawn trams stop running to South Australia's Granite Island after a pylon on the pier leading to the popular tourist spot collapses.
The State Government has completed the review of public transport services announced in the State Budget to improve the efficiency throughout the network and provide better services.
Don't worry, we're not about to go standard gauge on you.
The Overland has been an icon of Australia and gets passengers between Adelaide and Melbourne
From a ferry service to more entertainment options, it seems many Hobartians think Hobart could do with more of .
A couple who were knocked unconscious by debris when an out-of-control train was forcibly derailed in Tasmania say the state rail operator offered them "blocks of chocolate", flowers, pizza and other items following the incident in September.
RAIL lines will remain intact at Macquarie Point despite northern suburbs light rail supporters fearing work on a bike track at the site could damage the infrastructure.
A Legislative Council committee examining potential tourism opportunities for the North-East rail corridor has called for public input into the inquiry.
A change in route to the North-East’s heritage railway and bike rail trail is on the cards.
Hey everybody, I'd like to announce the start of bi-weekly Trainz Livestreams.
Two new High Iron Simulations scenario mini-packs put the Electro-Motive GP40-2 to work coast-to-coast!
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.
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.
The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.
The Auditor-General’s report (Newcastle Urban Transformation and Transport Program) outlines the lack of proper procedures in the decisions to trash the existing rail system and replace it with light rail in Newcastle.
State opposition leader Michael Daley has phoned the open line to refute claims made by the Transport Minister.
The state opposition leader has admitted tearing up the brand new Sydney light rail is an option if he’s elected.
Transport for London (TfL) has awarded a contract to Engineering Support Group (ESG) to install an automatic braking system on the city tram network.
As part of a larger scale art programme, a number of Selfridges windows have been given over to artists working on the Crossrail project.
Porterbrook is supplying the Rail Operations Group (ROG) with bi-mode FLEX trains to support the company’s expansion into the rail postal industry.
A new report into commuters’ spending habits, conducted by Kinetic and Exterion Media, in partnership with the Centre for Business and Economics Research (Cebr), has revealed that the value of commuter commerce to the UK economy is £22.
Waltham Forest Council has agreed to fund half of an £18 million upgrade for Leyton tube station on the Central line, with the other half coming from TfL.
Samaritans is encouraging people across Britain to beat Blue Monday by getting together for a cuppa on Monday 21 January 2019 for Brew Monday.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking proposals to manage and operate the P&L branch of the Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad.
A base order will include “75 trainsets or their railcar equivalents” with options to provide equipment for Washington D.
US-based passenger railroad service Amtrak has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to procure a fleet of single-level passenger rail vehicles to replace the company’s Amfleet I and ex-Metroliner railcars.
We just saw a glaring example of the disconnect between the Lynx bus and SunRail on Martin Luther King Day (1/21).
Consider these facts
This week, V/Line Infrastructure Delegates from across the state met to formulate and endorse our 2019 EA bargaining round log of claims for the V/Line Infrastructure agreement.
2019 marks two anniversaries of historic occasions for our Union.
Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) has welcomed the support to provide $1.
Last Monday’s meltdown soured the return of trains after upgrades on the Dandenong and Frankston lines – which included works for the Metro tunnel, and also power upgrades extensions to some platforms.
Considering MBRP Mk 1 was a diabolical fiasco under The Minister for Public Transport and Major Projects Jacinta Allan's management and budgeted for $440 million with the Federal Government's contribution.
The deliberate derailment of a fully-laden runaway iron ore train inflicts a heavy financial blow on BHP, with the incident a major contributor to a $US600 million hit to the miner's iron ore production.
The early numbers are stacking up on a $150 million reopening of a disused stretch of South West railway as a key piece of WA’s lithium industry.
FMG has denied claims by the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union that workers are being put at risk by a major project to remove asbestos from thousands of its China-imported rail carriages.
The business case will be crucial to the ultimate success of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder rail realignment and intermodal hub project, Australian Rail Track Corporation chairman Warren Truss says.
Grower cooperative CBH Group has marked the 50 millionth tonne of grain moved on its rail fleet since in acquired its own locomotives and wagons in 2012.
The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for fans to enjoy the Australian Open with free travel and more than 3000 extra tram services between the city and the tennis.
Passengers will now have more tram services linking them to key destinations in Melbourne’s city centre, following the introduction of night and weekend services along tram Route 30, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Safety and accessibility will be improved for thousands of passengers following upgrades to the Bundoora RMIT stop on Route 86 over the next five weeks, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Yarra Trams has announced the 2019 recipients of Yarra Trams Community Partnerships Program, with eight new community organisations that champion diversity and inclusion received a share in $1 million worth of free advertising on Melbourne’s iconic tram network.
MOTORISTS who speed past stationary trams will be caught on camera — and could eventually receive fines and demerit points for it.