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CLARA secures federal funding for fast rail business plan

A consortium planning high speed rail from Sydney to Melbourne has won a slice of federal funding to develop its business case.

Rail auction carriages to roll again in new Canberra-based tourism venture

Carriages sold at the Australian Railway Historical Society liquidation auction in Canberra last year are being reborn so they can give tourists a luxury armchair ride into eastern Australia’s regions.

WorkSafe ACT blasts gas leak at light rail site on Northbourne Avenue

WorkSafe ACT has served Canberra Metro with a Prohibition Notice and an Improvement Notice following a gas leak at a site of light rail works on Thursday.

Government gives planning tick to works for railway siding at Fyshwick waste site

The ACT government has approved works for a new heavy rail siding on the Fyshwick site slated for a massive new waste operation, in a zone that appears to ban railway use.


56 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Angola and DRC resume rail links

Lubumbashi - Rail traffic between the Democratic Republic of Congo and its neighbour Angola has resumed after a 34-year break, providing a vital boost for DRC's mining exports, officials said.

First Coradia trainset in Africa enters service

Minister of Public Works & Transport Abdelghani Zalene attended a ceremony on March 2 to open buildings at Alger’s Agha station and mark the entry into service of national railway SNTF’s first Alstom Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-unit.

Anger as rail construction begins in Nairobi National Park

Nairobi - Kenyan conservationists expressed outrage on Thursday after construction of a railway line began inside Nairobi's famed national park, saying this defied a court order halting the project.

Zambia to start forcing miners to move 30% of minerals by rail

Zambia, Africa's second largest copper producer, will begin enforcing a law that requires miners to transport 30% of their cargo by train, in a move aimed at boosting the country’s rail sector.

Transnet in Zimbabwe rail venture

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa chose a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the start of a joint venture between SA and Zimbabwe on Wednesday to declare the country "open for business".


2 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
UAE says will have rail link with Saudi Arabia by the end of December 2021

The United Arab Emirates will have a rail link with Saudi Arabia by the end of December 2021, a senior transport official said on Monday.

Gulf rail network will be a milestone

The six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) share many ties and bonds that have formed down through the centuries of living a common heritage and purpose in close geographical and indeed familial ties.


91 stories | Newest story posted 7 months ago
Freight train was travelling at 90km per hour when it derailed on the Nullarbor

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.

New PN boss sets up old mining rivalry

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 face disruption as union battles with network operators

EXPORTS of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.

PN industrial action costing Vic grains sector millions

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.

Irwin to leave Pacific National

Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.

Asian Rail News

590 stories | Newest story posted 11 hours ago
China’s Silk Road fires up Iran’s rail revolution

Iran’s rail industry gets a fresh boost from China’s dedication of $845 million to build a train line connecting Tehran to the western cities of Hamadan and Sanandaj.

Myanmar locomotive handed over

The last of 18 diesel locomotives manufactured for Myanma Railways by Indian Railways’ Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi and supplied through RITES was formally handed over with a ceremony on March 19.

More vintage exhibits at Rail Museum

More vintage exhibits are to be added to the Rail Museum in Tiruchi to showcase the glorious heritage of the Railways.

Myanmar gets to work restoring dilapidated rail system

Multibillion-dollar infrastructure project will stretch from Yangon to Mandalay


161 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago
ACCC Stymies Aurizon Rail Sale

Trouble for rail group Aurizon’s planned sale of its Queensland intermodal business with the competition regulator revealing severe reservations about the plan to sell it to Pacific National.

Drivers stuck at rail crossing for over an hour

The bars were down, the bells were ringing and the lights were flashing, but there was no train in sight for over an hour at the Ross Avenue rail crossing Friday morning.

Supporting emergency services to deliver safe rail recovery

[center]Aurizon has officially gifted a section of purpose-built railway track and two rail wagons to Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (QFES) for use at their North Rockhampton training facility.

Aurizon goes to war with rail regulator

Andrew Harding certainly has a way of concentrating people's minds.

Aurizon underlying H1 profit falls on one-off charge from Network

Aurizon Holdings Ltd on Monday reported a five percent fall in its first-half profit, as earnings were hurt by a one-off charge related to its Network business.

Bus Transport News

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Saturday Buses Proposed For Heathcote And Junortoun

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting Heathcote, Axedale, Knowsley and Junortoun residents to have their say on proposed changes to the Heathcote-Junortoun-Bendigo bus service, including a brand-new Saturday bus.


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Runaway rail car in Saskatoon underlines ‘not sufficient’ safety

The Transportation Safety Board is calling for more safety mechanisms to avoid runaway rail cars.

Poor rail service hitting canola crushers too

Poor rail service is hurting value-added agriculture too.

Not enough being done to reduce runaway rail cars

A report into a runaway railway car that rumbled through part of Saskatoon says not enough is being done to reduce such uncontrolled movements.

Canada Shipping More Tar Sands Oil by Rail

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Saskatchewan premier blasts ‘mind-boggling’ rail backlog of grain shipments

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says it’s mind-boggling that grain shipments have been delayed again by rail backlogs this year.

Cityrail News

572 stories | Newest story posted 6 hours ago
The simple etiquette rules for catching a train

CATCHING a train seems simple enough, yet so many people get it all wrong.

Man charged with allegedly carrying gun on Sydney train

A 42-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with allegedly carrying a gun on a Sydney train in broad daylight, terrifying passengers on the midday service.

Emergency trackwork at Circular Quay throws City Circle network into chaos

SYDNEY Trains customers have experienced delays for the second time this week after track problems plunged parts of the network into chaos on Tuesday night.

South Coast is the end of the line for new trains

When it comes to getting the new intercity train fleet, the South Coast will be the last in line.

Expect Major Delays on Sydney Trains This Afternoon

Might be wise to allow extra time if you’re using City Rail today.


491 stories | Newest story posted 17 hours ago
Finland – Arctic Ocean rail route proposed

A report into options for a rail link from Finnish Lapland to the Arctic Ocean has been published by Finland’s Ministry of Transport & Communications.

Szczecin suburban expansion funded

The EU has agreed to meet 85% of the cost of a 741m złoty project to increase passenger services around the city of Szczecin.

NS studies Lelystad depot plan

National passenger operator NS is studying the feasibility of constructing a new workshop in Lelystad, where there is currently a servicing point and train washing plant.

Shift2Rail launches fuel cell research

Recognising growing interest around the world in the use of fuel cells and hydrogen as an alternative to railway electrification, the Shift2Rail joint undertaking announced on March 19 that it had decided to commission research into the technology.

Euroest presents battery hybrid locomotive

Euroest has unveiled its first LHy-M battery hybrid shunting locomotive, which is to be tested by Tehnotrans Feroviar at the Black Sea port of Constanta.

Gunzelling Reports

683 stories | Newest story posted 4 days ago
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 17/3/2018

There were 90 sightings for this week; This is 8 sightings more that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 10/3/2018

There were 82 sightings for this week; This is 13 sightings less that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 3/3/2018

There were 95 sightings for this week; This is 14 sightings less that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 24/2/2018

There were 109 sightings for this week; This is 5 sightings more that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 17/2/2018

There were 104 sightings for this week; This is 11 sightings more that last week.

Inland Rail Project

119 stories | Newest story posted 16 hours ago
Moree Plains warming up to make most of Inland Rail

The first Inland Rail freight train is scheduled to barrel through Moree 2024-25.

$135M for rail upgrades

AN extra $135 million will be spent on the North East rail line following a landmark agreement between the Victorian and Commonwealth governments.

We need answers on inland rail project

Inland rail remains an important issue for farmers across NSW.

We need answers on inland rail project

Inland rail remains an important issue for farmers across NSW – and the appointment of the third minister for infrastructure in as many months has given many farmers new hope that we may finally get the answers to the questions they still have about this project.

Inland Rail: Devil in design

AGREEMENT on land access with Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has not been easy on the Kopp family’s Peak Hill district Merino breeding property, “Towalba”.

International Rail News

4594 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
Buenos Aires RER to be built through a PPP

The government intends to use a public-private partnership model for the project to create an RER network in Buenos Aires, it announced at a presentation for potential investors held on March 13.

UK backs Bioceanic Corridor

Minister of Public Works, Services & Housing Milton Claros has signed a memorandum of understanding with James Thornton, UK Ambassador to Bolivia, covering the provision of technical assistance for the Bioceanic Corridor project to create a rail route between Ilo in Peru and Santos in Brazil, requiring new construction in Bolivia.

Contracts awarded for Belgrano Phase 3

Infrastructure authority Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura has awarded contracts to undertake Phase 3 of the track renewals programme on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network.

Israel Railways signs Siemens EMU contract

A contract worth up to €900m for Siemens to supply to Israel Railways with up to 60 four-car and six-car Desiro HC double-deck electric multiple-units over 10 years was signed in Lod on March 7.

Moscow Central Diameter rolling stock supplier selected

Central Suburban Passenger Co selected sole bidder Tver Carriage Works for a contract to supply rolling stock to operate on Moscow Central Diameter routes on March 5.

Letters to the Editor

183 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Better Bus Services in Lincoln

An intending passenger consults the large information screen to discover from which bay her bus departs.

Statement from Darren Chester

I got into politics to make a difference and to do my bit for the community of Gippsland and Australia.

Red Star Train Graveyard - where trains went to die

Holding their ground like true war heroes and completely frozen for the last 40 years, these relics of time tell a story which deserves to be heard.

All rail systems are not equal

FOLLOWING my letter (Daily, September 2) I would like to thank all those who contacted me regarding the railway between Beerwah and Maroochydore.

Rail needs fall on deaf ears

ON JULY 29, the Sunshine Coast Daily published my letter asking for all levels of government to fast track the CAMCOS Railway between Beerwah and Maroochydore.

Model Railways

29 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Back to the Grindstone

Despite the stinking hot weather we have recently endured, there has been no more sighting of Monty.

On track with local trains in Crystal Brook

Railways have forever been an integral part of South Australia’s history, playing the vital role in expanding mining, farming and pastoralism back in the early 1800s.

Model Trains attract crowd to Lakeland Community College

Like many of those who had model trains on display March 17-18 at 

Movin on'

Can't believe it's now the first week in February.

Last Sunday's Branch Line Trains

The photos below are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:Twizell leaving Marley Hill on the P&JR for the Tanfield BranchView more »

Narrow Gauge

64 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
NG/G News For Febuary

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:

Rising From The Mud

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.

It's All backwards, What's With That?

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.

Carriage Project Part I - Calculations & Concepts

I think it’s safe to say we can skip the why’s and wherefores’!

Garratt Happenings: The NG/G16 129 August Update

Work moves on apace with NG/G16 129, including the following tasks:

New South Wales Rail News

2848 stories | Newest story posted 6 hours ago
New Waratah trains finally signal end to Sydney's 'sweat sets'

Eight carriages long and sporting an orange-coloured driver cabin, the arrival of a shiny new train for Sydney’s over-stretched rail network signals the end of the line for the state's old S-Set trains, dubbed “sweat sets” because of their lack of air conditioning.

Support for lifting rail line

Lifting the Richmond railway line onto a viaduct near Riverstone would be “critical” in the future to improve its capacity as the locality grows, according to the area’s state MP.

John Smith admits to Boxing Day masturbation on northbound Illawarra train

A Bellambi perve caught masturbating on a train on Boxing Day is the second Illawarra man in a week to admit performing a sex act on public transport.

Singleton Council supports push for increased numbers of passenger train services

In the age of modern telecommunications when people all over the world can be connected regardless of geography, it’s interesting that demand for traditional transport options has kept pace with demand for faster internet speeds.

Wollongong woman’s bizarre excuse for giving oral sex to a man on a NSW train

THE woman caught on camera performing oral sex on a man while riding a NSW train told police she did it because “it was her birthday” and it was something “she’d always wanted to do”.

New Zealand Rail News

272 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Tragedy as girl, 11, dies in front of her friends after being struck by a freight train

An 11-year-old girl has been struck and killed by a freight train while playing with friends on tracks on 

Kāpiti rail line closed for police pursuit

A police chase ended up on foot along the Kāpiti railway tracks - stopping trains in the process.

Storm damage delays Napier to Wairoa rail line reopening

The reopening of the Napier-Wairoa rail line is expected to be delayed after heavy flooding last week left sections of rail “hanging in the air”.

Rail transport best way to go

RAIL transport is one of the alternative modes of moving passengers and goods world over.

Napier – Wairoa reopening to handle ‘Wall of Wood’

Timber trains are expected to resume running by the end of this year on part of KiwiRail’s mothballed Napier – Gisborne line in the east of North Island, the operator announced on February 26.

Northern Territory Rail News

209 stories | Newest story posted 4 months ago
Battle to stop Tennant Creek to Mount Isa railway project

It’s Queenslander against Queenslander in the battle to stop a proposed multi-million-dollar Tennant Creek to Mount Isa rail link.

Council candidate floats tourist sky rail plan

WITH one week to go until nominations close, a big field is now likely to contest the Katherine Town Council elections.

'Jesus loves nachos' graffiti now an icon

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.

Red Centre salt mine progresses on back of major supply agreement

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.

Northern Australia rail project takes important step

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.


94 stories | Newest story posted 3 months ago
Is the Mildura Standardisation Project doomed?

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.

I was upskirted while sitting on a train with my boyfriend

The story I'm about to share isn't uncommon.

Burnley to Camberwell quadruplication

The PTV Network Development Plan from 2013 includes quadruplification between Burnley and Camberwell on the Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein lines, as part of Stage 4.

Sexual harassment is rife on public transport

Survey results from the Australian Human Rights Commission reveal concerning statistics about the numbers of university students being sexual harassed and sexual assaulted on Australian public transport.

Thermal coal to trade at four-year high

A key negotiation towards the market price of thermal coal over the next 12 months has turned out nicely for miners, with the price set 38% higher than a year ago.

Other Transport News

417 stories | Newest story posted 14 hours ago
New Chandler Highway Bridge Takes Shape

Work is ramping up on the new Chandler Highway Bridge, with a two-week blitz of overnight closures kicking off on Sunday.

Work To Start On Monash Stage Two This Year

The Andrews Labor Government will fast track early works on a massive new $711 million Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2, which will add 36 kilometres of new lanes to the Monash Freeway.

Work On West Gate Tunnel To Resume Today

Work on the West Gate Tunnel project will restart today, despite the Liberal-Green coalition’s attempts to stop the urgently needed alternative to the West Gate Bridge and sack hundreds of workers.

Liberal-Green Coalition Cancels Jobs For The West

The Liberals and the Greens have today suspended construction on the West Gate Tunnel, throwing the jobs of 800 Victorians in to limbo in an unprecedented act of economic vandalism.

New Lane To Open On The Tullamarine Freeway

The Andrews Labor Government has opened an extra lane on the Tullamarine Freeway as the CityLink Tulla Widening project nears completion.

Pacific National News

7 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Pacific National and Aurizon trains collision near Cloncurry

On Tuesday, February 27 a collision between two freight trains at Oonoomurra, near Cloncurry on the Mount Isa line occured.

7MW2 Steel Train breaks apart at Goulburn Station

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.

Pacific National coal, grain train drivers on strike across much of NSW

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.

Pacific National response to Federal Government's committment Inland Rail

Leading rail freight operator Pacific National has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to fund the Inland Rail project.

Pacific National appoints new CEO

Pacific National has announced the appointment of Dean Dalla Valle as Chief Executive Officer.

Press Releases

237 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
An Epic, Adventurous Train Ride Across the Australian Outback

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.

Heritage Train with Breakfast in Historic Station Dining Room

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on board a special Heritage Train  tour to Tocumwal travelling the “freight only”  railway line.

SSR Acquires GT46-ACe Locomotives

Southern Shorthaul Railroad has recently acquired two new GT46-ACe locomotives from the Downer Group to cater for continuing business growth.

Logistics giants join forces for improved freight outcomes

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.

Contract for Melbourne Suburban Trains

A project of High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) public-private partnership (PPP) in Melbourne, Australia worth AU$2 billion ($1.

Queensland Rail News

2042 stories | Newest story posted 15 hours ago
Cattle rail services still in doubt

SIX months on from the first indications of problems with the government’s newly purchased cattle-crate fleet and subsequent suspension of cattle train services across Queensland, it still remains uncertain whether resumption of services will occur in time for the May seasonal peak in cattle movement.

Safety debate rages for Rockhampton's rail level crossing

AFTER Monday's Morning Bulletin story about Katie Kermond calling to improve the safety of Rockhampton CBD's level crossings, serious debate was sparked on social media.

QR drivers on the money pocketing up to $75k in overtime

Queensland Rail drivers and guards are pocketing tens of thousands of dollars a year in overtime as the organisation struggles to recruit dozens more crews to fill a staffing shortfall, new figures show.

Rail Events

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Bendigo Easter Festival Heritage Train

A vintage heritage train ride is sure to be a great family fun day out.

Rail Tours Australia celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Booleroo Steam and Traction Rally with a 2 Day Tour

Join Rail Tours Australia in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society's Annual Rally on a 2 day tour covering parts of the Mid North of South Australia and also the Flinders Ranges.

New headquarters of Chinese trainmaker in Australia

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has declared it had set up an Asia-Pacific headquarters and a research & development center in Australia.

Railway that united Australia celebrates 100 years

One hundred years since the first passenger train travelled across Australia, historians, train buffs and outback leaders gather to celebrate.

Celebrating the Trans-Australian Railway, 100 years on

The rail line that helped seal the Federation will be celebrated on the western edge of the Nullarbor Plain today, 100 years since the track was completed at the tiny settlement of Ooldea.

Rail News

3610 stories | Newest story posted 18 hours ago
Scenic Routes

Pullman observation car

Regional corridor studies to go ahead

The federal government has selected three projects for development under the Faster Rail Prospectus announced as part of the 2017 budget.

World rail freight news round-up

The European Rail Freight Association has said government rules which would enable Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail to vary [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]track access charges must ‘reflect the ability of rail to compete with road rather than looking inwardly at the railway system’.

World rail infrastructure market - March 2018

Brazil: CPTM has awarded Alstom an €11m contract to modify signalling on São Paulo Line 9 for the Varginha extension.

Australia Undergoing a Massive Road and Rail Boom

Before the 2013 federal election, then opposition leader Tony Abbott promised to be an ‘infrastructure Prime Minister.

Railpage Australia News

141 stories | Newest story posted last month
Calling for software testing volunteers

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 open for September 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

July 2017 photo comp

Congratulations to L-1172 who has won the July 2017 photo competition with 9 votes.

Voting open for July 2017 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Submissions open for July 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Railway Preservation

60 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
A Cut and a Shunt, a Shunt, two Strips, and rock

This time no explanations in the introduction.

Steam, Carriages, Diesel Locomotives and Track

A range of things to talk about this time.

The Year Begins

With volunteers and employees both having days off with holidays, the new year is s soft start.

Update on Monty

Just a small update in case some of you wanted to know what happened to the snake.

Well and truely back in the swing

The slow start to the new year is now left behind.

Railway Stories

54 stories | Newest story posted 4 weeks ago
Railway enthusiast has spent five years and £500,000 building a replica station in his yard

A railway fanatic who is so enthused by trains has gone to the extreme length of building a station in his back garden, complete with three carriages which has now been transformed into a vintage restaurant.

Recalling the railway pay buses

For nearly 50 years, railway pay buses were used to move cash around the railway network to pay station staff and permanent way workers stationed along the tracks.

Why isn't Canberra's train station in the CBD?

Most capital cities have a train station in the middle of town — that was almost the case for the nation's capital.

Brisbane rail enthusiast Neil MacKenzie receives Queen's Birthday honour for steam train displays

When Neil MacKenzie first began building miniature locomotives in the 1980s, he says he wanted to see if he could win a trophy.

Tasmanian Railway Stories - Episode 1

One night sitting in front of the fire at WJ there was a blood curdling scream from the signal office.

South Australian Rail News

610 stories | Newest story posted 12 hours ago
Bowmans rail bullish on Port Augusta facility opening

South Australian freight company Bowmans Rail has opened an intermodal facility 12km from Port Augusta in a move designed to boost freight handling to the Upper Spencer Gulf (USG) region.

Adelaide counting the cost of 'trailing the pack' in PT

Ahead of this weekend's election, a transport expert warns Adelaide must catch up on public transport investment or road congestion costs could rise to $2.

Eyre Highway railway crossing repairs expected to be completed by mid-April

Repairs have started at the Eyre Highway railway crossing just outside of Ceduna and are expected to be completed in mid-April.

Paul Brown helps push for rural railway inquiry

SA Best will launch an inquiry into why South Australia’s regional and rural rail lines have been left to go to ruin if it wins the balance of power at the March 17 election.

Heritage rail trail

Broken Hill, Peterborough, and Port Pirie councils have banded together in an act to promote the history of the heritage rail trail, which runs through the red dirt of Broken Hill and finishes at the Spencer Gulf.

Tasmanian Rail News

342 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Glimmer of hope for tourist rail activities in Tasmania

THE Tasmanian election is done and dusted.

Hobart Northern Suburbs Rail Action Group releases transport policy scorecard

THE main drivers of the push to introduce a light trail system for Hobart commuters have delivered their rating of the major parties’ transport policies ahead of the March 3 poll.

Locals want decision on fate of North East Rail Trail

Locals in the north-east Tasmanian town of Scottsdale do not agree on everything, but the general consensus is the place is booming.

North- West Tasmania would have funding for passenger train

Locals and tourists may be able to experience the North-West coastline on a passenger train if the Liberal government is re-elected.

Tourism and Heritage Rail Policy

With the strong increase in visitor numbers to Tasmania, new tourism experiences need to be developed to create new jobs and investment, as well as encourage visitors to continue to return to the State.

Train Simulator News

61 stories | Newest story posted 2 years ago
DB BR 10 Steam Loco Add-On

The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.

Three Country Corner Scenario Pack 01

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.

NJ Transit® GP40PH-2B Loco Add-On

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.

Atlantic High Speed Route & TGV Atlantique

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.

Tram and Light Rail News

1128 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
New Gold Coast MP Sam O’Connor calls for light rail extension to Harbourtown after stage 3

THE Gold Coast light rail must be extended from Griffith University to Harbour Town under a new plan unveiled this afternoon.

New data reveals Gold Coast Light Rail patronage figures much higher than expected

THE case for the Gold Coast light rail’s third stage is gaining momentum, with figures showing support from locals has exceeded expectations.

Newcastle light rail’s $40-million program of intersection upgrades

IT was obvious from the start that light rail would have a substantial impact on traffic flows throughout the CBD.

Tracks laid on Scott Street for Newcastle Light Rail

CONSTRUCTION crews working on the light rail project installed about 65 metres of track on Wednesday.

Govt exploring light rail options for Tweed

The NSW Government is considering spending half a billion dollars to extend the Gold Coast light rail service 4.


202 stories | Newest story posted 16 hours ago
Better, more frequent and faster journeys a reality

In the last 20 years the number of people travelling on the rail network has doubled

Rail Partnership Awards for suppliers and contractors

Railway companies big and small are vying to be recognised as one of Network Rail’s top suppliers at the 2018 Rail Partnership Awards.

Thameslink first with ATO over ETCS

Working with Network Rail and Siemens,commuter operator Govia Thameslink Railway has successfully operated its first passenger-carrying train using ATO over ETCS Level 2.

How structural inspections improve asset management

Nationwide we have 40,000 structures to be maintained.

John Laing sells Intercity Express Programme stake

Following the receipt of final bids earlier in the week, John Laing Group plc announced on March 13 that it had agreed to sell its 15% stake in the Intercity Express Programme Phase 1 to insurance and asset management company AXA.


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D-Train to target US transit market

Next year could see the deployment of Vivarail D-Train diesel multiple-units in North America, under proposals being developed by Railroad Development Corp.

Indiana Trail Group Wants Nickel Plate Rail Preservation

A group that promotes trails and greenways is trying to persuade officials in two 

Victorian Rail News

5066 stories | Newest story posted 6 hours ago
Footy fans warned of AFL season opener train delays, as transport works hit during major events

FOOTY fans are being warned of transport terror tonight with delays to add as much as 55 minutes to their trip home.

Freight debate goes off the rails

I think I missed my stop.

Horsham and Hamilton to Gain a Passenger rail service by 2022-23

According to the Federal member for Wannon  Dan Tehan, a passenger rail service to Horsham and Hamilton will be introduced in 2022-23.

Train services fall below par

Train searvices on the Sunbury line fell well short of new performance targets during February, according to new data.

On Track survey 2017: Melbourne’s best and worst stations

CHRONIC parking shortages, poor bus connections, litter and a lack of toilets are plaguing Melbourne railway stations, a new survey has revealed.

Western Australian Rail News

942 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Airport tunnel spruiked just days after shut down

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti has admitted she knew one of two tunnel boring machines on the Perth Airport Link had been shut down due to "ground disturbances" just days before she toured the project to talk up its progress.

Cliffs’ Koolyanobbing mine closure to put hundreds out of work

Cleveland-Cliffs will make the last shipment of iron ore from its Koolyanobbing operations near Southern Cross by the end of June with the potential loss of hundreds of jobs.

Welcome to Seaforth — our loneliest train station

Tired of jostling through crowds of commuters at your local train station?

Seaforth: The loneliest train station in Perth

Of all Perth's train stations, Seaforth on the Armadale line hosts the fewest passengers each day.

Train stowaways facing charges

Police are expected to lay charges against two Albany men caught riding on a grain train near Cranbrook on Saturday night.

Yarra Trams

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February 2018 performance results

Yarra Trams delivered 98.

Improving tram safety in Park Street

Two new platform tram stops are now open in Park Street, South Melbourne, improving safety and accessibility on Route 58.

January 2018 performance results

Yarra Trams delivered 98.

Explore the Night with all-night public transport

Night Network lets you explore Melbourne's vibrant nightlife safely and conveniently with public transport running all night on weekends.

Australian Open 2018 - Transporting thousands of fans

Hundreds of thousands of tennis fans took trams to see their favourite players battle it out at the 2018 Australian Open

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