The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has reaffirmed the importance of public transport while calling upon the ACT government to maximises accessibility and connectivity in the next stage of Canberra Light Rail.
The findings of a freight data sharing study, which involved trials with companies including Woolworths, Nestle and Toll Group, has outlined the opportunities for improvement in the sector, as well as identifying why supply chains are suffering.
A 39-year-old O’Connor man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (11 January) charged with a string of graffiti incidents.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is currently investigating two derailments that occurred in late 2020.
The ACT's light rail network will be partially shut down between the EPIC & Racecourse and Gungahlin Place stops from Sunday for two weeks.
Russian rolling stock manufacturers Tranmsmashholding and United Wagon Co have agreed to work together to supply ‘world class’ wagons and components to customers across Africa.
Construction of a long-planned rail link to landlocked Niger is set to go ahead, after Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Transportation signed a memorandum of understanding with Portuguese company Mota-Engil to build a cross-border rail link from northern Nigeria.
Namibia's railway operator TransNamib confirmed Tuesday that it had suspended passenger railway services due to the heavy rainfall being experienced countrywide.
Tanzania Railway Corp has signed contracts for two Chinese construction companies to build Stage 5 of the country’s embryonic 1 435 mm gauge network, covering the 249 km from the dry port at Isaka to Mwanza on Lake Victoria.
Tanzania will sign a $1.
I’m starting to plan my next trip and—no surprise—there’s a fair amount of train travel involved onceI I get to the Mainland.
Qantas Frequent Flyers can now earn and use points on premium train trips around Australia including The Ghan, Indian Pacific and the Great Southern – marking the first time Classic Reward Seats have been offered on the ground.
As pharmaceutical manufacturers push to complete their trials of Covid-19 vaccines, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is at the centre of a race to make sure the transport of vaccines by air and road will go as smoothly as possible.
SpiceJet has applied to US authorities to start Covid-19-related cargo flights as soon as possible, and is looking initially to wet lease aircraft for the operation.
British Airways has agreed an out-of-court settlement with Deutsche Bahn over the air freight ‘cartel’ – after seven years of arguing.
The projects require an estimated investment of £E 360bn ($US 23bn) and will commence with the 460km line from Ain Sokhna on the Gulf of Suez coast to the New Administrative Capital (NAC) east of Cairo and El-Alamein on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, with a branch to Alexandria.
Siemens Mobility has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Authority for Tunnels.
A memorandum of understanding for the design, construction and maintenance of a 1 000 km high speed rail network has been signed by the Ministry of Transport’s National Authority for Tunnels, Siemens Mobility and local companies Orascom Construction SAE and The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co).
‘Those who thought that building a network of railways in Afghanistan was impossible need to reconsider their perspective’, said President Ashraf Ghani during the inauguration of the line from Aqina on the Turkmen border to the northern town of Andkhoy on January 14.
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have announced an ambitious new residential scheme in the country, which will feature no roads or cars at all and at its heart will rely on futuristic transport, as well as the two feet of residents.
The threat of court sanction would be enough to ensure the new owner of a key east coast freight facility did not exploit its powerful position to the detriment of competitors, the judge behind a landmark case has said.
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.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a railway engineering service officer along with two other people for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 1 crores, CBI official said.
New Delhi Railway Station Redevelopment: According to Rail Land Development Authority, the redevelopment project is expected to incur a capital expenditure of around $ 680 million
Rolling into the next generation of high-speed,
Early in the 20th century, a train line opened for service in mountains west of Tokyo.
Rebuilt from Hainan Railway Corporation, Hainan Railway Museum is located in Basuo Town, Dongfang City.
Brennan IT has won a $20 million managed services contract with rail freight operator Aurizon.
The High Court of Australia has dismissed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) application for special leave to appeal the Federal Court’s decision on the sale of the Acacia Ridge intermodal terminal.
Project Kenny is underway at the Aurizon Pring Depot after a crappy situation with toilets and sewerage on locomotives injured two workers.
Aurizon will invest $50m in low carbon locomotives such as battery and hydrogen-powered trains to meet a net zero goal by 2050.
Having been the bid manager for the under bidder in the Sydney - Canberra High Speed Rail Tender and, later, the consultant project director of the Commonwealth's East Coast Very High Speed Train Study, I found the recently released 2000 Cabinet papers of considerable interest.
Infrastructure investment approaches and international lessons are on the agenda for the videoconference public hearing on Monday, 14 September for the inquiry into
The Grattan Institute’s call to “
At the hearings of the parliamentary inquiry into financing of faster rail in June, Bob Bennett, co-convener of the Canberra-Sydney Rail Action Group, spoke of the "chilling effect" that the possibility of high speed rail has had, over years, on more modest upgrade proposals.
The federal government is mulling a value capture tax to recoup the costs of its ambitious program to build faster rail connections along the eastern seaboard.
There will be changes to the bus network and timetables across Sydney from 24 January 2021, with changes to timetables and services in the Eastern Suburbs, North Shore, Northern Suburbs and the Shire.
Gali Batu Bus Terminal is a bus terminal north of Bukit Panjang, just off Woodlands Road.
FirstGroup has sold three major bus facilities in North America for a total of £102 million.
The On-demand Autonomous Shuttle @ Science Park 2 is undergoing a four-month trial from 4 January 2021 to 30 April 2021.
Payments are stored in an independently operated secure trust account, until after their holiday has taken place and if the holiday does not go ahead for any reason customers can be refunded.
Starting Saturday, **January 9**, [GO Transit](http://www.
At Greenboro Station, it appears the old platform is being demolished.
Extra parking and improved technology is making it easier for commuters to catch the train.
A police officer needed hospital treatment after a train rider allegedly bit him on the stomach after being confronted for not wearing a mask.
Sydney rail commuters experienced major delays last night with crowds stuck at two stations unable to socially distance following a fatality that stopped trains on several major routes for four hours.
A fatality at Lidcombe train station this afternoon forced trains to be suspended between Central and Strathfield, creating a huge backlog of services.
NSW Police in partnership with PCYC are collaborating with NSW Legal Aid, State Revenue and Sydney Trains to help young people get back on track and pay off their transport fines.
Unions and industry associations have proposed extra protections for rail workers as the response to COVID-19 continues across Australia.
London Zoo has reopened, but with just a quarter of the 8,000 customers, they would normally allow into the zoo on a pre-pandemic day, what’s a visit to the socially distanced zoo like?
Deke's Note: Ugh.
Summer is here, and with it brings hot days, extreme weather and an increased risk of bushfire.
The rail sector continues to grapple with the implications of a drastic drop in ridership and the need to deploy extensive Covid-19 mitigation measures.
Gardaí are investigating all of the circumstances regarding the discovery of a body in Ballyhaunis area this afternoon.
In a letter to the Treasury and Department for Transport, they urge "swift action to safeguard its future".
High speed trains will soon make traveling across Greece much faster.
The SFM network consists of eight suburban lines totalling 500km across the Turin metropolitan area.
The Lithuanian national railway’s freight business LTG Cargo has established a Ukrainian subsidiary in support of its international development strategy.
There were 105 sightings for this week; This is 22 sightings more than last week.
There were 83 sightings for this week; This is 70 sightings more than last week.
The last five days of 2020 produced 31 sightings, making a total of 4467 sightings for 2020, this is 519 sightings more than the same time last year, but 2020 had one extra day.
There were 62 sightings for this week; This is 36 sightings less than last week.
There were 98 sightings for this week; This is 5 sightings more than last week.
The Federal Government will invest $44.
ACTING Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Parkes MP Mark Coulton have visited the site of the Narrabri to Turrawan rail line ahead of its $44.
The Moree CBD is about to become a whole lot busier with Trans4m Rail finding a home for its office premises on Balo Street.
National infrastructure manager ARTC has begun public consultation on the Environmental Impact Statement for the longest section of new construction in its 1 700 km Inland Rail corridor.
Secret talks to allow cheap foreign-flagged ships access to Australia's interstate transport market could undermine the viability of the massive inland rail project and threaten thousands of regional jobs, unions have warned.
National operator EFE has awarded CRRC Sifang a contract to supply six four-car electro-diesel multiple-units for use from mid-2023 on the partially electrified Santiago – Chillán line.
News from the world rail freight market
News from the global railway supply chain
At the end of 2020, Railcolor News brought a sneak peek at the Go-Ahead Mireo with full striping.
The railway will run through the departments of Bolívar, Atlántico and Magdalena to link the main cities of Cartagena, Barranquilla and Santa Marta.
Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week.
Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week.
The rise of London and New York City as major global cities can be traced in part to investment in high quality transport networks, as we described in Part 1, which helped enable each city and its region to grow both organically, and in its competitive position compared to other city regions.
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists.
The card was lightly controversial because it has no public transit or urbanism theme, but I’m sorry: Hummingbirds are amazing.
Among Southern Pacific’s (SP) last new motive power acquisitions was a collection of 101 examples of General Electric’s (GE) C44-9W.
Horizon Hobby has an opportunity for its Athearn Trains division
Start your weekend by perusing our latest batch of featured scenes and projects.
This year I’ve decided to devote 10 minutes a day to working on model railroading.
Have you ever tried scratch building or kit bashing or a combination of both?
The restoration of a small diesel locomotive at the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway, which has taken nearly 30 years, has been shortlisted for two national awards at the Heritage Railway Association Awards.
Only the older readers of this blog will have personal memory of the kit line from Devore, which were cast metal kits of various kinds.
In their first outing since March, Mudgee Miniature Railway had a fully booked-out event on Sunday, August 16.
Wilmar Sugar has released shocking new footage of a crash between a cane train and a harvester as frustrations rise over the number of incidents in milling regions this season so far.
Whilst the restrictions around COVID-19 mean we aren’t currently able to open to the public, behind the scenes Puffing Billy’s workshops are a hive of activity, so an update seems timely.
Today marks 44 years since the Granville train disaster - the worst rail tragedy in Australia’s history.
IT took a while, but I finally got down to see the new rail museum that has been built next to the train station.
Sydney Metro says that over the coming months 62km of steel weighing more than 4000 tonnes will be used to lay track in the dual bore tunnels which run from Chatswood to Sydenham.
During the 10-day Sydney Harbour Bridge shutdown in January, screens displaying real-time interchange information guided commuters arriving at Wynyard and North Sydney stations.
It's time an enthusiastic local group revisited a plan to turn the closed railway line corridor between Molong and Yeoval into a rail trail opening it up for walkers and bike riders.
A week after trains returned to the Auckland network after the summer shutdown, trains have run into the city centre terminus at Britomart.
Auckland Transport will make discounts to off-peak fares permanent, as of February 7.
Trains have returned to the tracks at Britomart Station after it was closed for three weeks so
Trains have returned to the Auckland and Wellington networks on Monday morning, after a two-week shutdown over the Christmas and New Year break.
Martinus Rail has won the contract for rail supply, track, and overhead wiring for the City Rail Link in Auckland, New Zealand.
With the worsening situation with regard to Covid 19 and South Australia The Ghan passenger train has been stopped at Alice Springs.
The Territory Labor Government is constructing a new two-lane sealed road and a new 45 metre span bridge on Port Keats Road over Saddle Rail Creek.
The Northern Territory government has released a request for quotation for the development of a concept design for a rail passenger terminal as part of the Katherine Logistics and Agribusiness Hub.
The Defence Department has ruled out building a rail line into the Tindal RAAF Base as part of its $1.
Train services across the NT were disrupted for four hours yesterday after two boys jumped from a moving train.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
2020 has been A YEAR.
We’re sure you’ve heard the term ‘Circular Economy’ a few times this year.
A constellation of commercial satellites could serve as a communications relay system for future NASA missions, such as an orbiter later this decade to search for subsurface ice on Mars.
WELL, this is the first post to my blog!
Knowing my keen interests in transport and climate change, people sometimes ask me whether they should buy an electric car for environmental reasons.
A SECOND Freshwater class vessel has been saved, but Manly MP James Griffin says he understands not everyone will be happy.
In Australia, rail companies and associations are calling for satellite monitoring of trucks in order to charge them at rates that better reflect their road use.
Explores how Indonesia’s goal of increasing biodiesel blending is likely to impact vehicle tailpipe emissions of air pollutants including nitrogen oxides.
Efforts to clear a major Epsom intersection will take two hours longer than previously anticipated.
Significant investment and job generator during COVID economic recovery.
Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland to be added to company’s rail freight network.
Construction has begun on Pacific National’s St Marys intermodal terminal, which, when complete, will enable rail freight to reach a mode share of 25 per cent of all containers handled at Port Botany.
Pacific National is geared up for this year's bumper harvest, quite literally.
Pacific National is geared up for this year's bumper harvest, quite literally.
Funding for the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) has been renewed in 2020, the International Year of Plant Health, which will strengthen coordination across the Australian plant industry sector on biosecurity research, according to minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud.
Ports Australia has welcomed three new members from both local and international corporations.
In an industry-first, Ports Australia has launched a detailed trade statistics resource, which collates and exhibits the ports sector’s trade data.
Today we reach our 2.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on a Special Heritage Train Tour from Southern Cross to Seymour, then travel to Mt Buller for a day in the snow or enjoy a Kelly Gang History Tour.
Qube has reported a net profit drop of over 50 per cent due to the impact of COVID-19, bushfires, and floods during the 2020 financial year.
Despite the continued uncertainty and impact of Covid-19, Qube is in a strong financial position.
Company optimistic amid guidance withdrawal and executive pay cuts
Market clouds gather after first half but acquisition pays out early on land sale
Qube Holdings chief executive Maurice James has scaled back growth forecasts amid uncertainty over how badly the coronavirus will disrupt imports to Australia as the logistics group reported a 16 per cent drop in interim profits to $51.
ONE of the Gold Coast’s busiest railway stations will see an extra 500 car parking spaces provided under plans being prepared by the State Government.
The first of the tunnel boring machines (TBM) that will carve out Cross River Rail’s underground section is now underground.
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has partnered with Australia’s top science body, CSIRO, on a new water quality and wind monitoring station installed at the Port of Bundaberg.
The first huge Cross River Rail tunnel boring machine (TBM) has headed underground beneath Brisbane, where it won’t emerge until late-2021.
More than $360m worth of capital upgrades were in the pipeline for the Mount Isa to Townsville line in the next five years.
ProMedia Group opened registration for RailTech Europe 2021 Thursday morning and launched the new website.
In a work world that quickly became remote in 2020, organizations faced pressure on a number of fronts – technology, communications and a rapid digitization of the supply chain to name just a few.
Vintage Trains’ driver, Ray Churchill, has taken the decision to hang up his grease top and a signature red scarf as he retires from a jam-packed railway career on the mainline.
Recognising a career of over 40 years in the rail freight industry, in November this year SCT Logistics founder and current director Peter Smith was awarded the Australian Freight Industry Award for Personality of the year.
For this very special afternoon we will turn the sound down and create an engaging and fun space that children with sensory processing difficulties can share with their families and carers.
Nottingham-based ZF Services UK has successfully gained RISAS recertification for a further three years for both rail final drives and bogie overhaul at its Rail Centre of Competence.
Face masks and coverings are becoming an increasingly common feature on transportation networks across Australia.
Engineering staff worked between Christmas and New Year to improve the railway for passengers in a number of projects in London, Surrey, Hampshire and Wiltshire.
Although the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has finalized the rule that defines on-time performance metrics for Amtrak, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) is hoping some outstanding issues will be addressed following the rule’s implementation.
A small village in Buckinghamshire that would otherwise be totally unremarkable, is now a heritage centre for one man.
This year, every Church of England cathedral will open their doors after hours on at least one evening though out the year.
Plans to revamp an existing office block next to St Paul’s tube station could see a large roof garden open to the public added to the top.
In the heart of Charlton village is a drinking fountain that arrived a year after the event it commemorates.
This tall grey lady just outside London City Airport is Athena, and she’s also the tallest bronze sculpture in the UK.
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.
THIS is part one in a series of three on this fatal rail accident near Tarana where eight died and nine were injured.
An item about the Altrincham Gas Works Tramway appeared on the Industrial Railway Society (IRS) email discussion group to which I belong.
I recently picked up a copy of each of the two volumes of ‘Permanent Way‘ written by M.
A railway station isn’t the kind of thing you expect us to report on being misplaced – whether it is full size or just a model.
I recently picked up a copy of each of the two volumes of ‘Permanent Way‘ written by M.
The Severn Valley Railway has welcomed back the overhauled boiler of its flagship locomotive 4930 Hagley Hall, following extensive works at Northern Steam Engineering.
The Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway) has released an update on progress to BR steam locomotive No.
The Lappa Valley Railway has told RailAdvent that it is currently looking for a Railway Operations Assistant to join the team at their base in Newquay.
Steam Dreams Rail Company has confirmed to RailAdvent that Ex-LMS Jubilee No.
The P2 Steam Locomotive Company has released an update on the progress being made on the new lights that will be fitted to P2 steam locomotive No.
Britain’s best-selling rail title The Railway Magazine is back for another month of award-winning photos, news, features and exclusives from the rail industry, past and present.
We are giving you the chance to win our review copy of the British Industrial Steam Locomotives – A Pictorial Survey by David Mather.
We are giving you the chance to win our review copy of the Main Line Operations Around Manchester and The MSW Electrification Book by Bob Pixton.
We explore the Christmas trains we thought we’d never see again in Issue 275 of Heritage Railway magazine.
Long-distance passenger services were hit particularly hard, falling by 42.
I had spent my life – 44 years – in Tegucigalpa, the capital of
New Elkhart Location Featured in the News!
Thinking through my year’s travel plans.
Arrived as Southern Cross station at 0700, the ticket and website said to be there at least one hour before departure.
Ukraine has been through many difficulties during the past few years.
The coaches will be used to operate services on Sakhalin island, and offer improvements to accessibility including an exterior lifting device.
The Russian government is eyeing a plan for a RUB1.
As of 10 November, a Russian Railways information and training centre will operate in the Serbian Railways Head Office at Belgrade.
Rolling stock owner Railgo has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 200 Type 15-9993 tank wagons for transporting petroleum products, which it will use to assess the design’s operational advantages before taking a decision on future purchases.
South Australia's Opposition says the company set to run Adelaide's train network still has not attracted enough staff from the public service to run the system.
The South Australian government has confirmed that 83 staff drivers will take up an employment offer from Keolis Downer to drive trains once Keolis Downer begins operating the Adelaide passenger network at the end of January.
The Marshall Government’s commitment to deliver better services for train passengers is another step closer, with experienced private service provider Keolis Downer Pty Ltd set to operate the Adelaide Metropolitan Passenger Rail Network from the end of this month.
A high profile Barossa businessman has hired a former transport department boss, in his latest attempt to restart a tourist train in the region.
The Mount Gambier Railway Lands is a unique and exciting new public space located in the heart of the City of Mount Gambier.
For more than 150 years, steam locomotives have travelled along the banks of the Don River in Tasmania, first transporting coal and eventually tourists — now, enthusiasts say without a major injection of funds, the "tourist icon" train line will cease operating.
Although not the first Tasmanian 12CSVT to be set aside for preservation - that honour goes to 2144 (ex ZC19 ex 1318) - the most significant of the extant Tasmanian 12CSVT's, 2118 (ex ZA6), has been delivered, by road, to it new home - the Tasmanian Transport Museum in Glenorchy.
With a development application lodged, the next hurdles the Dorset Council faces in getting its North East rail trail shovel-ready is opposition groups and its neighbouring municipality.
The North East rail corridor has sat dormant since freight stopped in 2005, but a decision on its future use has been met by differing views.
The theft of about 176 sleepers from an unused rail corridor in the North-East has caused an estimated $10,000 worth of damage.
US company Device Technologies Inc has been awarded a State Trade Expansion Programme grant to help market its Spring-Fast SL-FST grommet edging to the European rolling stock market.
Pantonium Launches Largest On-demand Transit Pilot in Sioux Falls using Full-sized Buses
The rail sector is at the forefront of the commercialisation of hydrogen technology, with trains running in Germany attracting interest from around the world, says Amy Adams, Vice-President of Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies at Cummins
PantoInspect, the market-leading manufacturer and supplier of 3D automated and real-time wayside pantograph monitoring systems, has launched its new digital twin platform for pantograph condition monitoring.
Monitor Lifts’ RR14 EVO Rail-Road Boomlift is providing fast and safe aerial access to the rail industry.
Train Simulator 2021 has now arrived on PC with a new collection of routes, improved Steam Workshop feature and a Deluxe Edition that includes a brand-new experience with the West Coast Main Line South.
Welcome to the primary metropolitan transportation choice for New Yorker's besides walking, the subway!
Become a driver on the London Underground, take control of high-speed services in Germany, and haul freight across an epic US mountain range.
Rivet Games has released their Engadin Line add on for Train Simulator, and have very kindly sent RailAdvent a copy to review.
A train driver simulator is about to be upgraded and will include the Bakerloo line so you can pretend to be a tube train driver at home.
“Despite difficult times, Saxony transport companies and public transport authorities have managed to maintain their services and ensure mobility for citizens,” says state transport minister, Mr Martin Dulig.
Research by the German public transport association Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen (VDV) reveals that coronavirus cases amongst members’ employees are less than half those of the wider population.
Guests from 11 countries gathered to celebrate another year of outstanding achievement at the 2020 Global Light Rail Awards – held virtually on 11 November.
In early December, Colombian President Iván Duque and Medellín Mayor Daniel Quintero signed a financing agreement for the city’s COP2.
1896 Blackpool 'Palace' car 13, at the Squires Gate terminus of the Lytham Road tram route c1918A rare good quality photograph of a Blackpool 'Palace' car has recently been discovered, showing the tram at the Squires Gate terminus of the Lytham Road route, taken around 1918.
Bombardier Transportation’s Gautrain commuter fleet in South Africa has now completed forty million kilometres in service since operations began in 2010.
A police dog helped officers sniff-out drugs and a large knife during a joint operation at a railway station.
A north-east railway line will be closed this week after part of a bridge wall collapsed – close to the site of a fatal train crash
A reckless TikTok video showing a car parked on a railway line in Greater Manchester in the UK is being investigated by the police.
British infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) awarded the company a £300m contract to complete the 25kV 50Hz electrification of the Midland Main Line from Bedford to Kettering and Corby in November 2017, under the Midlands Main Line Upgrade project.
Freight industry group Cathcart Rail has announced the purchase of two wagon repair businesses, and says it is ‘currently in growth mode’ and actively seeking further acquisitions as well as partnerships with short lines.
The Federal Transit Administration has announced a $173m grant for Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District’s $491m project to double-track 43 km of the South Shore commuter line between Gary and Michigan City.
Released on 14 January 2021, the statement by Amtrak‘s CEO, Bill Flynn.
The coaches, a customised version of the Coradia Duplex model, will be built at Alstom’s site in Hornell, New York.
A new underground rail line through Melbourne’s south-east – stage one of Labor’s Suburban Rail Loop – will scupper plans for a series of new parks that the Andrews government committed $25 million towards just two years ago.
I dropped past the new Coburg and Moreland stations last week.
The federal government and state of Victoria have agreed to fund a dual-gauge connection to the Somerton intermodal terminal in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, as part of a wider strategy to boost rail’s share of the traffic to and from the Port of Melbourne.
Two weeks ago I discussed the merits of a station at Keilor East to provide the proposed Melbourne Airport line with a more diverse patronage base and improve some local connections.
Metro Trains Melbourne (Metro), the operator of Melbourne’s train network, is now using world-class thermal imaging cameras to crack down on illegal trespassing on rail tracks and keep Victorian passengers and train staff safe.
The West Australian Government has pledged to cut public transport fares to the outer suburbs of Perth if re-elected at the March poll, with fees to be capped at the price of a Zone 2 ticket.
The Western Australian Government has announced the preferred tenderer for the bulk earthworks package of its Spoilbank Marina project, meaning major works could kick off as early as February 2021.
Kalgoorlie Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding a man being struck by a freight train in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 10 January 2021.
Passengers on the Prospector service between Perth and Kalgoorlie will soon have access to Wi-Fi, in a 12 month trial.
The McGowan Government is delivering Wi-Fi on board the Prospector, providing more entertainment options for travellers through the Goldfields.
11pm Sunday 3 January to 5am Saturday 16 January
Sunday 24 January, 3am to last tram.
Saturday 2 January to Tuesday 12 January, 6am to 10pm each day
Saturday 26 December to Wednesday 30 December, 9am to 8pm each day
During the 2020/21 holiday season, timetable changes apply to all tram routes.