Live testing of the first Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) between the Mitchell Depot and Gungahlin Town Centre is about to begin with an LRV last week pulled out on to the track in readiness.
Despite all but one of the major targets for Canberra's light rail being missed, the ACT Government is still adamant it will be up and running at some point this year.
People driving down Flemington Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning caught a glimpse of the first light rail vehicle to hit the tracks, ahead of testing with energised wires.
The Australian Government has released the Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities Report and commenced discussions with State Governments on priority actions.
Most Canberrans who live in suburbs next to the future light rail are commuting to work to suburbs along the route, new data shows.
Unipart Rail and Gear Rail signed a partnership agreement at the Africa Rail event in Johannesburg on June 13.
State-owned transport group Transnet officially launched its international subsidiary Transnet International Holdings on May 30.
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.
A new passenger rail service between Turkey and Iran will begin operations on June 18, Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan said Wednesday.
Participating in InnoTrans 2018 will provide Dubai’s Road & Transport Authority with a great opportunity to meet with railway suppliers and to share know-how regarding rail and other transport systems, believes Mattar Al Tayer, Director General & Chairman of the RTA board.
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.
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.
Aspire Mining’s proposed railway line that is critical for getting its giant Ovoot coking coal deposit in Mongolia to market is firming up with both the Chinese and Russian Government’s recognising the strategic value of Mongolia as a transportation hub in the region.
Indian Railways has launched a digitised complaint management system – a new app called ‘Rail Madad’.
Despite beginning life as a by-product of British colonial rule, India’s railways have come to define and shape the country over the course of the last century and a half.
A 73-year-old man was kicked out of a train after he produced a ticket dated for "3013.
Indian Railways has launched a new mobile app that will help speed up and streamline passenger grievance redressal processes.
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.
The new head of Anglo American’s coal division has attacked the conduct of rail group Aurizon, warning that the monopoly provider’s threat to curb capacity on its crucial Queensland coal rail network would hurt not just the industry but the nation.
THE current schism between monopoly coal freight operator
Aurizon would do well to put an apparent concession on cost recovery by the Queensland competition regulator in an in-tray labelled "careful what you wish for".
TfL is beginning a three-month trial to identify how best to automatically count passengers on buses.
Bus travel is one of the attributes that makes Fiji so unique, with its well-mannered passengers, vibrant colors, festive island music, and windows open wide to let the breeze in.
Transport for NSW and State Transit have this week finally revealed what routes are actually counted as Region 6 and therefore will be handed over to Transit Systems on July 1.
The Andrews Labor Government is introducing Hybrid technology on 50 new buses in Wyndham, Oakleigh and Sunshine to reduce emissions, improve the passenger experience and create local jobs.
Paris operator RATP has made a small start on automation, and a move towards buying only low- and zero-emission examples by 2025
If Ottawa is serious about re-establishing the Port of Churchill as a viable export route for prairie grain, it should focus its regulatory efforts on re-opening the Tisdale subdivision in northeastern Saskatchewan.
The freight train is now on track to stretch up to 3 miles long, with 200 cars or more.
The investments are part of CN’s record $2.
“The biggest news that will create headwinds for CBR in the short term is that Canadian basis for heavy [crude] tightened last week,” PFL said.
A deal has been reached to restart the Churchill rail line – and the City of Flin Flon has played a role.
Commuters on the way home this evening should expect chaos after a incident at Weastmead station this afternoon.
The infrastructure has barely been updated since 1904, delays have soared by 200 per cent since 2012, the rats are reaching bubonic levels, only one in five stations is wheelchair accessible and, after a spate of derailments, tunnel fires and breakdowns, New York's governor Andrew Cuomo has declared the system to be in a "state of emergency".
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.
Iarnród Éireann is no longer safe for passengers or staff as a result of growing violence and anti-social behaviour, according to the head of the National Bus and Rail Union.
Switzerland’s national railway offers the best overall service in Europe, according to a new report looking at how the continent’s major train companies benefit different kinds of traveller, including families and passengers with disabilities.
Captrain Deutschland company ITL has put into service the first 37 of 74 grain hopper wagons which it has ordered from Tatravagónka through leasing company Ermewa.
Indra is developing a ‘smart gate’‚ which it envisages would be able to digitally identify wagons as they are handled at freight terminals.
Bombardier Transportation inaugurated a new final assembly hall at its Bautzen plant in Sachsen on June 15.
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Cuts to farmers’ supply chain costs as a result of the NSW Government’s investment in 11 major freight rail improvements will only be boosted by Inland Rail, ARTC CEO John Fullerton said today.
Members of the Narromine Rail Action Group held a protest rally to capture the ears of politicians visiting the region last week.
The first of 200,000 sleepers have been delivered to Peak Hill in preparation for the first stage of the Inland Rail project in NSW.
Chairman of the industry representative body Freight On Rail Group, Dean Dalla Valle is calling on the general public to become advocates for rail freight infrastructure.
The first track on the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project will be laid this year and the economic benefits are already starting to flow with 20 new jobs created in the Southern Highlands to produce 200,000 concrete sleepers for the first stage of the project in NSW.
Israel to inaugurate its first express electric train line this coming March, running from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; 'A major upgrade to public transportation,' boasted Transportation Minister Katz during test drive; despite festivities, many challenges remain to meet deadline.
Trains will cease all operations between Modi’in and Ben Gurion Airport from midnight until Thursday to enable infrastructural work.
Following tests, national railway Ferrocarriles Argentinos has selected Radwin’s FiberinMotion train-to-ground communication system for deployment on 100 passenger vehicles used on the Buenos Aires – La Plata route.
Siemens and Alstom jointly filed an application for merger control clearance with the European Commission on June 8.
One of only four surviving banners that formed part of the Royal Regalia used at the funeral of Oliver Cromwell in November 1658, is to be put up for sale next week.
You might have noticed, if you are in the area, that a large number of banners looking rather odd have gone up in the West End.
This rather weather-worn statue of King Edward VI sits somewhat uncomfortably outside the municipal tiled wall of St Thomas Hospital.
Anyone can watch the Trooping the Colour on telly, but what’s it like to be in the audience, in Horseguards Parade itself?
A sanitized road that was once much less posh and an awful lot longer.
One of the things we understood would be crucial when we began building Bron Hebog was that on such a large layout, with a sinuous trackplan with many board joints - both end to end and side to side - was to make sure they were always perfectly aligned.
I've been wondering what to build next now that the big effort for getting ready for Bressingham is out of the way.
It's true that people living on these islands are never happy about the weather - there's always someone moaning!
It was only a few moments work but it's amazing what a difference one small transfer can make to the appearance of the WHHR van - it really sets it off.
I promised you a proper review of our experience at Narrow Gauge East, and now we've had the best part of a week seems like a good time to reflect.
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 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.
The South Coast line alone has almost twice as many level crossings than the entire rail Sydney rail network.
BUSINESSES in Bathurst and the Central West are set to benefit following the announcement of a $21.
A MAN has been charged after touching the legs of two women on separate trains.
The South Coast railway between Central station and Wollongong was completed in 1888 as a single track for use by steam trains.
The number of trains which can run during the morning and afternoon peaks on the T4 Illawarra Line and T8 Airport Line will be increased, following an $880 million investment in technology improvements to modernise the Sydney Trains network.
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.
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.
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.
Time and distance graph for a possible new timetable for Watsons Bay ferryI gave a presentation at the Australian Ferry Society this month on ways to make the Sydney ferry network better connected, load passengers faster and reduce berthing congestion.
Approaching a lock.
Following the completion of the ‘missing link’ on the Yorke and Copper Coast Highways, it is hoped to see a boost in freight productivity.
Manufacturer, Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), has engaged logistics company, Röhlig Australia, as sole partner for international freight management services in Australia.
With the announcement by PwC Australia this week of the Trade Community System, blockchain comes to Australian freight.
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.
A TRAIN has broken down on the tracks between Glasshouse and Beerwah, causing delays of up to an hour.
A MAN has escaped with his life after falling under a train at a northside Brisbane station.
Key industry stakeholders are understood to have reacted positively at a consultation forum to the program of works undertaken by Aurizon and the transport department on faulty livestock rail wagons, including modifications to the ramps
NORTH Burnett Regional Council has stepped away from its financial involvement in the preservation of a disused rail corridor between Gayndah and Taragoola in a twist that could see the tourism project come to a screeching halt.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a seriously injured man after he most likely fell from a train east of Charters Towers this afternoon.
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.
[color=#000000][size=3][font=Calibri]Despite the wet and greasy conditions at Beecroft, with six big engines on the job SSR’s 5208 tonne grain train no.
[size=2]Join us on a special celebration to Geelong for the 65th Birthday Celebration of B74.
Voith Turbo and Siemens have agreed to develop condition monitoring technology for Voith’s Scharfenberg couplers, with the aim of reducing inspection and maintenance costs while increasing availability.
Cruise ship operator Carnival Corp.
Railroads have looked to technology before to remain the most efficient and safest mode of transportation.
GE Transportation has extended its device support, scalability and deployment options by adding new features to its EdgeLINC platform.
But, my spouse worries about everything, including my safety when I drive, sharing the roadway with huge eighteen-wheelers; when I’m riding with others; when I board an airplane; and even when I get on a train.
A journey through history on a thousand-mile journey from Vietnam's north to south
I recently attended a meeting in Birmingham, and being me my first thought was to go by train, but when I looked at the address of the meeting venue on a map I thought it might be a bit difficult by train, a bit too far from New Street station.
I was woken by the bustle of the carriage preparing for arrival long before my sleeper train arrived at Shanghai South station.
I awoke in my bunk on board train D942, a high speed sleeper train which I had boarded the previous night in Zhuhai, on China’s southern border.
Immediately after arriving from the KA Sibinuang B6 from Padang at 3.
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 is with great sadness to report that CLP10 will be leaving Australian rails for Mozambique to be stripped for parts and scrapped unless we act now to save this railway icon.
During the couple of weeks since we last posted, there have been a few distractions.
The museum along with the with the help of two departments, track and buildings and grounds, has begun removing and demolishing the old bookstore site next to our station.
CN Lunenburg signIn October 2017, I visited the excellent Halifax and Southwestern Railway Museum in scenic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Last blog there was some details of fitting couplers into two of our BS cars at Newport.
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.
Prairie sunsetIn a span of about a week in April, I made a point of getting out and photographing trains.
CN 2315 meeting CN 2666In a span of about a week in April, I made a point of getting out and photographing trains.
Throughout his travels in regional South Australia, Michael X Savvas finds plenty of good country.
TRAVELLING on peak-hour trains to Adelaide’s north is too dangerous for children and people with disabilities because of severe overcrowding, commuters and a public transport advocacy group warn.
Potatoes, onions, wheat, meat – all the Murraylands' agricultural produce – will be easier to ship interstate and overseas if plans for a freight transfer facility at Monarto come to fruition.
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.
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 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.
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.
GOLD Coast light rail users are facing their second interruption to services in less than 24 hours, with yet another car straying on to the tracks.
Tried another visit to Rotherham but very little to see other than the shelters beginning to take shape.
Stockport 5 parked outside Stockport Station on Saturday 5th May 2018.
The project for extending the capital's light rail system is estimated at $9 billion, making it the largest-ever PPP project in Israel.
Public transport operator Sporveien has selected CAF’s bid for the supply of 87 trams to Norwegian capital Oslo.
A renationalised railway would require less government subsidies and provide better value for money for the taxpayer and better services
Plans to fit hydrogen fuel cells to redundant electric multiple units were announced by Alstom on May 14.
An almost modest ticket hall conceals a marvel deeper underground as Crossrail gave the public their first chance to see the massive platforms that will soon throng with paying passengers.
A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news.
UK-based rolling stock manufacturer Vivarail has secured a contract from KeolisAmey, the future operator of the Wales and Borders rail services, for the delivery of Class 230 D-Trains.
Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit’s blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover.
Carloads were up 2.
At GJR’s 2017 shareholder meeting, several milestones were announced:
“BNSF has succeeded in the adoption of this key safety technology,” said Chris Matthews, Assistant Vice President, Network Control Systems.
The resolution authorizes NJT Executive Director Kevin Corbett and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJT Board Chair Dianne Gutierrez-Scaccetti to execute and deliver the funding agreement with the NJEDA, which will issue up to $600 million in bonds from the state’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), to be repaid over a 30-year term.
Each and every level crossing between Caulfield and Dandenong is officially a relic of the past as part of the single biggest Level Crossing Removal Project in Melbourne’s history, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
DOZENS of road and rail projects are scheduled to wrap up in the coming weeks as the Andrews Government clears congestion ahead of the November state election.
A NEW Melbourne airport rail route will run through the western suburbs and via a super-sized Sunshine station to allow regional rail upgrades.
CONNECTING the Bendigo line via the Melbourne Airport remains one of the options available for the federal and state governments as they continue to investigate the Melbourne Airport rail link.
V/LINE’S poor performance in delivering $440 million of Murray Basin rail upgrades has forced the Victorian Government to pull the regional rail operator off the project and cancel contracts.
West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has defended his government’s dealings with controversial Chinese telco Huawei, which was barred from the National Broadband Network and is facing resistance in its push to supply equipment to Australia’s 5G wireless network.
South West MLC Diane Evers is urging the State Government to consider re-opening the Bunbury-Greenbushes rail line as the State prepares for an anticipated lithium boom.
The board of mining giant BHP has approved the $4.
Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN, MRL, the Company) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
A 20-kilometre stretch of the Kalgoorlie railway line may be uprooted in order to make room for an expansion of the Super Pit mine.
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.
Yarra Trams delivered 99.