The world is poised to turn a corner with the advent of driverless vehicles and transport analysts are jumping on board.
One of the biggest supporters of the light rail project in Canberra has joined a chorus of concerns about the Government’s preferred route for Stage 2 to Woden though Parkes and Barton in order to service their tourism and employment centres.
A concept plan for a Canberra to Eden rail link has identified potential routes through the Bega Valley.
A concept plan for a Canberra to Eden railway line has been labelled "visionary", and something that would allow the capital to unlock the potential of "relatively isolated" areas in south-east Australia and become the region's freight hub.
A former ACT government adviser and property industry lobbyist has hit out at the proposed route for the second stage of Canberra's light rail, saying the Barton detour would undermine the entire future network.
Nigeria has formally commissioned the China-assisted Abuja light rail transportation system, the first of its kind in West Africa.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari opened the first phase of a new metro-rail service in Abuja, the capital, for public use eight years after the project was initiated.
Construction of the 120-kilometre Nairobi-Naivasha standard gauge railway (SGR) is almost complete with engineers having certified 50 per cent of the infrastructure, the government says.
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, will on Thursday, this week, commission the recently completed first Phase of the Abuja Light Rail Project.
One of the world's most iconic steam locomotives - South African Railways (SAR) 3450, 4-8-4, Class 26, 'Red Devil' is to be restored to working order.
Etihad Rail has appointed Jacobs Engineering Group to provide technical and programme consulting services to support the expansion of its network under stages 2 and 3 of its national railway plan, now scheduled for completion by 2024.
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US-based Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a contract by Etihad Rail to provide technical and programme consulting services for the UAE’s freight and passenger railway network.
Jacobs has won a contract to provide engineering and design services for a 900km railway in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
RZD International officially launched work to electrify the Garmsar – Incheh Borun line with a ceremony on July 2.
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 project to build the 225 km Padma Rail Link formally got underway on July 3, following the signing on April 27 of US$2·67bn loan agreement between the government and China Eximbank.
MTR Corporation’s operations director Adi Lau admits he noticed ‘seepage’ during trials, while lawmaker Tanya Chan slams company as ‘international laughing stock’
Incessant rain has forced the railway authorities to cancel or reschedule several train services.
Malaysia's Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali on Monday (July 16) said the country would send an official representative to Singapore to discuss the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail (HSR) project by the end of the month, the Bernama news agency reported.
THE State Government is under increasing pressure to
Controllers responsible for Queensland’s coal-hauling railway walked off the job last night amid a breakdown in talks with the monopoly operator, Aurizon, in a move that could threaten Australia’s reputation as a reliable supplier of coal to Asia.
Train controllers say they'll bring coal trains to a grinding halt in central Queensland as they fight for better pay and conditions.
Rail operator Aurizon’s dispute with the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) over the latter’s draft ruling is threatening up to $2 billion in lost royalties for Queensland over the next four years, according to the Queensland Resources Council (QRC).
Rail operator Aurizon says people who have used its online careers portal since 2009 may have had their personal data accessed by an unknown entity.
Bright green 86 bus running from Romford to Stratford unveiled in honour of ‘much-loved’ driver who died of cancer.
After the showing of a prototype in March this year, Mercedes-Benz has revealed the new eCitaro - a ready for production vehicle for which Mercedes-Benz has signed the first orders for delivery this year.
Q-Park Limited, the company that operates Purple Parking at Heathrow and Gatwick airports on behalf of Holiday Extras, has introduced a fleet of five new Enviro200 single decks built by Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL).
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Optare will supply 31 all-electric double deck buses for TFL Route 134 running from North Finchley bus station to Tottenham Court Road to start operation next summer.
Some of the cars contained diesel and propane but only car that leaked carried vegetable oil
The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) is planning to invest C$315m ($238.
When the Ceres Northgate Terminal, previously called the Ceres Northgate Commodity Hub, was first initiated, crude-by-rail was a big part of the plans.
CN Rail says it plans to invest about $315-million in Ontario this year to expand and strengthen the company’s rail network across the province.
Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau and Patty Hajdu, minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced July 3 a C$7.
LATE on Tuesday night, as hundreds of people were packed like sardines on a busy train headed for the NSW South Coast, a female guard grabbed the intercom and put things into perspective.
Metro Trains Sydney (MTS) has awarded Alstom a 15-year maintenance contract for the 36km Sydney Metro Northwest.
As part of the Sydney Metro City and Southwest project, major construction work will be carried out at Central station.
Shocking footage has emerged showing what can go horribly wrong when parents don't keep a tight grip ofyoung children on train station platforms.
Rail employees have serious concerns about the safety of passengers under options being considered by the state government to operate guard-less trains in its new intercity fleet train rollout from next year.
With a large majority, Alstom shareholders on July 17 approved more than 95 percent of the resolutions related to the proposed merger of Alstom with Siemens Mobility business, including its rail traction drives business, officials said.
Insisting that ‘legal clarification is necessary’, on July 16 Swiss Federal Railways lodged a formal challenge with the Federal Administrative Court against the decision to split the concession to operate long-distance passenger services.
All proposed resolutions related to the proposed merger of Alstom and Siemens Mobility were approved with majorities of more than 95% at Alstom’s special and combined shareholders’ meetings held in Paris on July 17.
This month, infrastructure manager DB Netz has introduced ‘green wave’ train running functionality to support the use of connected driver advisory systems.
The EU launched an in-depth investigation Friday into the merger of the rail activities at Alstom, the state-controlled maker of France's iconic TGV trains, and German industrial giant Siemens.
There were 96 sightings for this week; This is 3 sightings less that last week.
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There were 91 sightings for this week; This is 8 sightings more that last week.
There were 83 sightings for this week; This is 9 sightings less that last week.
There were 92 sightings for this week; This is 2 sightings more that last week.
Federal Labor has called for an honest debate about paying for the
The economic benefits of Inland Rail continue to flow with up to 16 new jobs created in the Parkes region, as two local companies work to supply about $7 million in ballast and capping for the project’s first stage in NSW.
WHEN Glenn Churchill is settling down at a retirement village in Gladstone one day, he wants to be able to see the inland rail from Melbourne travelling into the Port City.
Train tracks or bridges at 10 locations between Albury and Euroa will have to be replaced or altered to allow bigger double-stacked freight trains to run along the new inland rail system.
Parkes is gearing up to host a conference on the Inland Rail project as construction of the Parkes-to-Narromine section edges closer.
New images have been released showing the ‘final’ interior design of the new Siemens Desiro HC EMU for the railways of Israel.
Railway Gazette’s parent company DVV Media International has purchased events and digital media business Smart Rail World Ltd and its subsidiary Global Transport Forum Ltd.
TE Connectivity’s MU27P connectors are designed to provide reliable control and communication connections between locomotives and rolling stock.
Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) have completed a 9.
Swiss engineering group Nencki has put into operation its first bogie test rig for use in South America.
The Andrews Labor Government is making work fairer and safer for workers who are owner drivers or forestry contractors – including drivers using digital freight and delivery platforms.
This week marks the final chance to see the Museum of London’s infamous chunk of Fatberg, before it goes off of display on Sunday 1st July.
A fairly steep little passageway that’s wide enough to be a road, was originally an extension of Saffron Hill to the south.
Two very different exhibitions, both celebrating the splendours of the Indian subcontinent — from Mughal paintings, to jewellery and elaborate weaponry — both at The Queen’s Gallery.
Lots of people usually alight at my station, even late at night.
Our model of Merddin Emrys was the first of three Backwoods Double Fairlies built by Himself.
Or perhaps gooey goulash, in this case, because this wagon has Romanian roots.
Since I began modelling the FR I've always been drawn to the quirky items of rolling stock, and they don't come quirkier than the Parry People Mover.
It's totally unprototypical to be sitting in the siding at Beddgelert, for lots of reasons, but this model of one of the FR's former oil tank wagons counts as one of my favourite things.
I suppose, by rights, it should be steam engines we're featuring today, but I'm posting these photographs in the order I took them so you've got a pair of diesels instead.
Each June, the sounds of trains and family fun emanate from Carillon Park’s Rail Festival.
With a projected completion date of mid-2019, the race is on to get our re-gauged South African NG/G16 class Garratt assembled and tested.
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 NSW opposition has promised $50,000 for a detailed development plan as a critical next step in progressing the Molonglo Rail Trail.
THE Sydney Metro Northwest isn’t operating just yet but you would be forgiven for thinking that after the train was put through testing at Rouse Hill.
Only two branches, but almost 500km of travel
Labor’s Western Sydney Rail Announcement Has a Huge Black Hole in the Numbers
The Member for Goulburn Pru Goward has a wonderful opportunity to cement Goulburn as a railway town with the announcement on Thursday that Police Minister and MP for Dubbo Troy Grant will not contest his Seat in 2019.
Tararua's iconic tourist hot spot, Tui Brewery, continues to attract visitors to our region, most recently on Sunday last week when 209 visitors made the steam-train journey from Wellington and the Kapiti Coast for a real taste of Tararua Country at Mangatainoka.
Main safety announcements on Auckland train services will, from Monday, be read in both English and Te Reo.
The single rail track through the Whangamarino section of the Hamilton to Auckland rail network can be seen on the left, with Meremere and the Waikato River on the right.
Brass fanfare and a tikanga Māori welcome saw Shane Jones descend on Napier on Wednesday via train.
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.
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.
Drivers in Melbourne’s south east are getting faster, safer and more journeys on Melbourne’s busiest freeway, with work now complete on the Andrews Labor Government’s Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 1.
A German U-boat that was gifted to the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II has been discovered intact off Kyoto Prefecture more than 70 years after it was scuttled by the Allies in 1946.
AirAsia and Avalon Airport announced today that AirAsia will move its Melbourne operations to Avalon Airport from Melbourne Airport, effective later this year.
Half a billion dollars in federal money has been unlocked to turn the Monash Freeway into a 10-lane mega highway.
How wonderful of the RAF to put on a great big military flypast right in the middle of the week when loads of people in the city can pop out for 10 minutes to watch it.
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.
[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 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.
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.
The son of the CEO of Adani says the company has nearly locked in financing for a rail line to service its Carmichael coal mine in Queensland.
QUEENSLAND’S ongoing “Rail Fail” has bitten commuters once more as waves of service cancellations and delays trigger major disruptions across the state’s brittle train network.
SOUTH Burnett women will soon be grabbing their bikes and tackling the rail trail together.
TRAINS have been halted after a vehicle came to rest on the tracks following a two-vehicle car accident in the Burdekin.
FUTURE users of the longest rail trail in Queensland were excited for the official opening of the Yarraman Station Park Interpretive Centre on Friday.
On this day twenty years ago 5910 was recorded hauling the heritage Pullman cars up Cowan bank.
Trains and Grains, at the La Salle, Manitoba grain elevator.
Deutsche Bahn will be presenting its Ideenzug train interior design concepts at InnoTrans 2018.
June is National Pride Month, recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world
Presented by the Metropolitan Transport Forum and Leader Newspapers.
This barely noticeable crack in the tall buildings on Wardour Street is Tyler’s Court, home to werewolves and vampires.
Stadler has won a contract from transportation services provider Arriva Netherlands to provide maintenance services to 69 trains.
The Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has partnered with the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and Deakin University (Victoria) to develop a ‘Smart Rail Route Map’, a project that aims to identify a plan for technology in the rail industry for the next 30 years.
According to seven trucking and logistics experts who participated in Cowen’s 2Q18 Trucking and 3PL (third-part logistics) Roundtable, “though freight typically slows in July, multiple participants confirmed that freight demand remains strong.
Obertop most recently served as senior vice president of sales and marketing at GBW Railcar Services LLC, in St.
Following on from Terry Wong Min's visit last year to Wuppertal (see album on the Flickr site by clicking here ), Haydn Davies recently visited Germany and has provided a small but perfectly formed set of pictures accompanied by text as follows:
Regular readers will be familiar with my occasional outings with my local church, starting with Ely, then York, Oakham (for the Grainstore Brewery) and Spalding.
There’s a part of England’s green and pleasant land that’s rich in ancient stone works, and at one place, you can find a pub inside a giant stone circle.
You have just a few weeks to visit the Courtauld Gallery before it closes for the next two years for a major refurbishment.
The display space inside architectural head office for RIBA has been given over to to the notion of perspective.
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.
It's official gang.
Help us return Victorian Railways steam locomotive R766 to the rails!
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It seems the CLP10 folks are after more cash.
To the Railfans of Australia and indeed the world.
One is a biography of the late John Walker Barriger III, a peripatetic dispenser of efficiency enhancements to a stable of halt-and-maimed iron horse properties, earning him the appellation, “Doctor of Sick Railroads.
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 has a long history with double deckers trains.
I like to think about the craft of photography more than the mechanics of it.
#GOJETSGOYou know the old saying, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade?
Meet me at LoretteIn a span of about a week in April, I made a point of getting out and photographing trains.
The much-anticipated Gawler Rail Electrification Project is set to spark into life after the Marshall Liberal Government signed-off on Stage 2 of the major $615 million project.
A PEDESTRIAN has died after being struck by a train at South Brighton, causing major delays on the Seaford line for most of the morning.
THE long-awaited electrification of the Gawler rail line is expected to be complete in two years, after the state and federal governments signed off on stage two of the project.
Legislation to set up an independent infrastructure advisory in South Australia has been introduced into the state’s parliament.
Throughout his travels in regional South Australia, Michael X Savvas finds plenty of good country.
A new heritage passenger rail experience could be operating by this summer following the decision to grant the Tasmanian Transport Museum Society (TTMS) access to the main rail line between Glenorchy and Berriedale.
It has been running on steam on Tasmania’s remote west coast for more than a century, now the company running the island state’s iconic Abt steam railway is training up a new generation of drivers before decades of specialist knowledge dies out.
THE Dover woodchips project development for a proposed $42 million woodchip port at Strathblane involves the sourcing of 800,000 tonnes of woodchips annually and 800 weekly truck movements both ways between Lonnavale and the stockpile facility at Strathblane.
TasRail are urging Tasmanians to be safe around trains after Tasmania Police attended two incidents.
A BRIDGEWATER man who allegedly spray painted graffiti in a rail tunnel north of Hobart at the weekend has been charged.
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.
Crich workshop Friday July 13th showing 102 in the background
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Joint and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Program is issuing three new Requests for Proposal (RFP) to the real estate development community to alleviate congestion in the area and create a stable revenue source for SCVTA.
While the city sleeps, contractors are pushing to get Newcastle’s light rail up and running by early next year.
Looking through some old fotos Keith found this blast from the past at Crich.
Frank Bagshaw was in Nottingham yesterday, here Incentro 206 crosses Wilford Bridge bound for Clifton South.
Our employee networks have been busy this summer, from marching for Pride Month across Britain to promoting Disability Week at London Waterloo.
Nexus is to upgrade the Tyne and Wear Metro control room situated in South Gosforth, near Newcastle, England, with an investment of £12m.
The Elizabeth line, London’s 12th tube line, will become operational in December this year, following the completion of a £14.
Terms of reference for a review of how Network Rail can best ensure the safety of railway operations while also protecting wildlife and preserving trees were published by the Department for Transport on July 12.
Our bridges have been in the spotlight this month with a national campaign to reduce the number of bridge strikes.
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The July 17 event was part of a continuous effort in interagency surface training, one of many training events hosted by VRE with local, state and federal partner agencies in the area.
The City of New York has announced a $100 million investment plan to increase maritime and rail freight transportation within the city's boroughs, reducing congestion from trucking and creating new jobs in longshore and vessel operations.
For the week of July 8, the fare-free KC Streetcar recorded its highest weekly ridership to date with 78,998 rides.
COMPLETION of the Murray Basin Rail Project has been pushed back to 2020, following a State Government meeting last week with rail freight and farm industry representatives.
Bega Cheese has today confirmed it will be the new owner of the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory.
A 116-year-old rail bridge under a section of the Hurstbridge line has been declared structurally unsound, with train speeds slowed until repairs can be done.
The Andrews Labor Government continues to work alongside industry on the next stages of the Murray Basin Rail Project and the new Freight-Passenger Rail Separation Project.
The Victorian and federal Liberal parties have vowed to extend the Frankston train line by 8km and build two new train stations if they win the state election.
Rio Tinto has completed the first delivery of iron ore by an autonomous train in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Global mining conglomerate Rio Tinto marked the first delivery of iron ore by an autonomous train as part of its US$940 million AutoHaul program operating to its port facilities in Western Australia.
Rio Tinto's chief executive says the miner is on a collision course with Apple and Google as they compete for a shrinking pool of technology workers, and if Australia doesn't ramp up its science skills Rio will have to look overseas for recruits.
Five years ago, Metronet was the pipe dream of a West Australian Opposition keen to present itself as a visionary alternative government.
The McGowan government has been criticised for ignoring security concerns by awarding a $136 million telecommunications contract to controversial Chinese telco giant Huawei.
Preliminary site works will begin 2 weeks prior to the major works.
Yarra Trams delivered 98.
A tram has been derailed in a collision with a truck at Coburg this morning.
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.