ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja says closing lanes on Commonwealth Avenue for light rail would cause "commuter hell", as the prospect of building another bridge for the tram to cross Lake Burley Griffin grows more likely.
Canberra's iconic Parliament House vista could become a giant bottleneck if two lanes of traffic are permanently closed for light rail, the National Capital Authority has warned.
The ACT government says its preferred route for stage two of the territory’s light rail network will travel to Woden through Parkes and Barton.
A TOWERING sky rail could loom over the streets of Brunswick and Coburg if an ambitious proposal prepared by Moreland Council for the Upfield line is accepted by the State Government.
Business owners say they have been “financially and mentally gutted” by delays in Sydney’s multi-billion dollar light rail construction, with some calling on Malcolm Turnbull to intervene over the “growing debacle” and others describing it as “like a war”.
Four 2 250 hp Type GT22 diesel locomotives which Sitarail had ordered from US supplier NRE were delivered to the Port of Abidjan on April 9.
Mozambique’s rail sector is witnessing a major boost as private sector firms have begun renovations and further developments of new lines to help transport people and goods.
Mozambique may have a role to play in the second wave of railroad construction in Africa, according to an article just published in the
A new Tanzania Railways Corp has been established to bring together railway infrastructure and operations, following a decade of vertical separation, Minister of Construction, Transport & Communications.
The governments of Tanzania and Rwanda have commissioned a feasibility study into electrification of the long-planned 521 km cross-border rail link between Isaka and Kigali.
Qatar Rail CEO Abdulaziz Turki al-Subaie and QNB Group CEO Ali al-Kuwari (right) at the signing as HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdulla bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani and HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti looks on.
Egyptian National Railways has awarded Thales a contract to modernise signalling and safety equipment on the 48 km Cairo – Benha section of the main line from Cairo to Alexandria.
Haramain High Speed Rail project concessionaire Al-Shoula Consortium has appointed Royal HaskoningDHV to carry out a detailed market study for the line.
Long-standing proposals to rehabilitate the out-of-use railway which once ran 80 km along the coast from Beirut to Tripoli were discussed at a meeting of the EuroMed Transport Rail project in Beirut on March 22.
An investigation into a train derailment on the Nullarbor last year has found the tracks failed to restore to the normal position after an east-bound train departed the line two hours prior.
Former BHP Billiton coal boss Dean Dalla Valle will replace David Irwin as chief executive officer of Pacific National, the bulk and intermodal operator announced on Monday.
EXPORTS of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.
DRAWN out negotiations between Victorian grain train drivers and freight business Pacific National (PN) is costing the grains industry millions of dollars due to train delays and cancellations.
Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.
The possibility of Japan’s world-famous Shinkansen bullet train system making its debut in Malaysia and Singapore has created some excitement within the International High Speed Rail Association (IHRA) with a senior official making a strong pitch for its adoption.
Uzbekistan has pledged to provide US$500m to part-fund the construction of a 657 km railway from Mazar-i-Sharif to Herat, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance said following an international conference on Afghanistan held in Toshkent on March 26-27.
Aspire Mining’s ambitious plan for a Mongolian railway line to unlock value in the globally significant Ovoot coking coal deposit in that country has taken another step forward, with the company entering a new memorandum of understanding with its giant Chinese engineering partner.
PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) announced the availability of sleeper cars to serve the coming exodus season of Idul Fitri in June.
At least three people were killed when four compartments of a train were derailed on an overpass in Tongi on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on Sunday.
AS ACTIVITY in the mining sector ramps up, Aurizon have increased their intake of graduates across Central Queensland.
Bulk operator Aurizon says the arrival of a new batch of wagons at the Port of Newcastle represents the continuing growth of the Hunter Valley’s coal industry.
AURIZON has threatened 35 Mackay jobs and 350 across Queensland will be lost if the part sale of the company is blocked after the Australian competition watchdog raised concerns about the proposed takeover.
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.
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.
The Andrews Labor Government has begun overhauling the contracts for Melbourne’s bus network to improve services and put passengers first.
TWO road improvements designed to help traffic before the Epping to Chatswood rail line closes later this year will not be done in time.
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.
Construction company Aecon and British engineering and construction firm Keltbray Group have signed a memorandum of understanding with a view to developing a joint venture to bid for rail electrification contracts in Canada.
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.
National passenger operator VIA Rail formally launched the process to procure a new fleet of trainsets for the Québec City – Windsor corridor when it issued a request for qualifications on April 16.
District of Squamish is crunching numbers on how much whistle cessation could cost
The state's top transport officials were warned to delay the recent timetable changes for Sydney's stretched rail network until early this year after independent experts found “simply too many underlying issues which have not been fixed”, a high-level report reveals.
Customers travelling between Epping and Chatswood will get more than 110 bus services an hour during the busiest parts of the day from 30 September 2018, as the rail line is upgraded to the world-class Sydney Metro system.
The roads are not ready to handle the onslaught of traffic to Sydney's second biggest business hub when the train line is closed between Epping and Chatswood in September, the local Mayor says.
A Sydney Trains employee who pleaded guilty to obscene exposure after he was allegedly spotted with his hand down his pants on a western Sydney train has been convicted and slapped with a good behaviour bond.
European railway supply industry association UNIFE will be representing 14 national associations and 95 direct member companies at InnoTrans 2018.
The Federal Office for Transport has decided to split the concession to operate long-distance passenger services on the national network, although Swiss Federal Railways will continue to be responsible for all but two routes.
At least 37 people were arrested around the KNVB cup final between Feyenoord and AZ Alkmaar in Rotterdam's De Kuip stadium on Sunday.
A weekends-only direct service between Praha and the resort of Harrachov close to the Polish border in the Krkonoše mountains was introduced by national operator ČD on April 14.
Basque regional operator Euskotren is planning to launch high speed commuter trains over the 1 435 mm gauge ‘Basque Y’ high speed network linking San Sebastián, Gasteiz-Vitoría and Bilbao.
There were 95 sightings for this week; This is 3 sightings less that last week.
There were 98 sightings for this week; This is 18 sightings more that last week.
There were 80 sightings for this week; This is 23 sightings less that last week.
There were 103 sightings for this week; This is 5 sightings less that last week.
There were 108 sightings for this week; This is 18 sightings more that last week.
Former Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss has been appointed chair of the Australian Rail Track Corporation, replacing Dr Helen Nugent.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation has appointed a director to help steer a key section of the massive Inland Rail project through a Public Private Partnership (PPP).
A major part of the Inland Rail jig-saw puzzle is about be investigated.
THE views of grain handlers and growers are being sought to help in planning the future conditions of the Inland Rail for Moree Plains.
A critical freight link through suburbia to Brisbane Port will be the subject of a $1.
Chile: SICE and software partner GMV are supplying 80 standard and 150 compact customised ticket vending machines for the Santiago metro.
A total of 23 national and international trade associations from countries including Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Japan, Romania, Sweden, the UK and USA will be presenting their members’ capabilities at InnoTrans 2018.
Panama is considering building a passenger train to Costa Rica with China, a project that would require an initial investment of $5 billion, Panama’s President told Reuters in an interview, a sign of the Asian country’s growing interest in Latin America.
Hundreds of migrants from countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras boarded a freight train near Mexico City on Saturday, April 14, to travel towards the US border, where they plan to request asylum, according to La Jornada En Linea.
Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant has supplied petrochemical transport company Transoil Transport & Logistics with a further eight 2ES4K Donchak 3 kV DC twin-section 6·4 MW electric locomotives.
An intending passenger consults the large information screen to discover from which bay her bus departs.
I got into politics to make a difference and to do my bit for the community of Gippsland and Australia.
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.
FOLLOWING my letter (Daily, September 2) I would like to thank all those who contacted me regarding the railway between Beerwah and Maroochydore.
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.
The signal box at the site of the Orange model trains in Matthews Park has been extended.
WHO needs "big boys' toys” when you can scale down and have just as much fun at the Caloundra and District Model Railway Club display and sale day.
Despite the stinking hot weather we have recently endured, there has been no more sighting of Monty.
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.
Like many of those who had model trains on display March 17-18 at
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.
I think it’s safe to say we can skip the why’s and wherefores’!
A Sydney charity for families of children with special needs is mourning the loss of an 11-year-old boy who was hit by a train after escaping from his carer.
For a state government under siege over public transport - headed by the troubled light rail - it was a piece of good news.
POLICE are seeking two men after several Opal card machines were broken in Sydney’s west.
An autistic boy who ran away from his carer while at the shops in Sydney south has been found dead after being struck by a train.
Some trains have been cancelled and stopping patterns for others have changed due to urgent wiring repairs at Flemington on Thursday morning.
Auckland Transport (AT) and KiwiRail have begun to install automatic safety swing gates to keep pedestrians safe at rail crossings across the city.
Watching a popular Government making a politically dangerous and large policy decision is never a comfortable experience.
Aucklanders face a double whammy of fuel tax hikes of about 20 cents a litre if central government fuel levy increases and a regional fuel tax are brought in, but Transport Minister Phil Twyford says he believes Aucklanders understand the need for it.
THE SUCCESS of a proposed rail hub in Wairoa depends on support from forestry groups and KiwiRail’s commitment to increased service.
Passenger trains along the east coast of the South Island are expected to be up and running before the end of the year.
It’s Queenslander against Queenslander in the battle to stop a proposed multi-million-dollar Tennant Creek to Mount Isa rail link.
WITH one week to go until nominations close, a big field is now likely to contest the Katherine Town Council elections.
ONE of the most well known if imponderable landmarks in the Northern Territory outback town of Katherine is a ancient piece of graffiti on the town’s famous railway bridge.
A salt mining company has signed an agreement with Indonesian business PT Damarco Internasional to supply 70 per cent of salt produced from its Central Australian mine.
A new rail project crossing the Northern Territory and Queensland border has taken another move forward after the governments agreed to progress the Mount Isa to Tennant Creek railway.
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.
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.
The Labor Government will provide further support to Victoria’s taxi operators by slashing their TAC costs under changes designed to ensure a level and fairer playing field with other commercial passenger vehicles.
People in Melbourne’s south-east will get home faster and spend less time stuck in traffic, with the Andrews Labor Government to build the Mordialloc Freeway.
Work is ramping up on the new Chandler Highway Bridge, with a two-week blitz of overnight closures kicking off on Sunday.
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 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.
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.
GET ready for a whole lot of roads to be dug up and people in hard hats to descend across Australia with the Federal Government said to be gearing up for an infrastructure budget.
TWO recent developments have improved prospects of more efficient refrigerated container rail freight to the Port of Brisbane – easily the largest departure point for beef exports from Australia.
Rail commuters on the Ipswich, Rosewood and Springwood lines were delayed after a vehicle struck a rail bridge on Monday morning.
On the Gold Coast, transport, and particularly how you get to Brisbane, is one of the city’s biggest frustrations and constant talking points.
DEVELOPMENT of a vital North Queensland rail corridor has been shelved by the State Government until demand for the multimillion-dollar project increases.
[justify]Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on a Heritage Train tour to Echuca for the annual “Echuca Steam Rally” with FREE breakfast in Seymour Station’s Historic Dining Room prior to departure.
The term ‘SPAD’ (signal passed at danger) is often considered the ‘Voldemort’ of the rail industry.
Anna Squire, principal at engineering consultancy Arup, has gained a seat on the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) board.
Travel with Steamrail Victoria and the Victorian Goldfields Railway in utmost style in two superb first class lounge cars, Tambo & Macedon on the Echuca Overlander.
“Diesel Diary HD” volume 5 contains 90 minutes of high definition footage recorded from 2005 through to 2015 illustrating a huge variety of diesel locomotives operating throughout NSW.
The federal budget is expected to splash out on a series of passenger and freight rail projects around the nation to shore up marginal seats and counter a frontal attack by Labor claiming the Coalition has cut spending on infrastructure.
Australian women are tweeting about all the times they’ve been sexually harassed on public transport in this country, in a grim flood of responses to some idiot claiming it just doesn’t happen.
I am going to say it.
Queensland Rail is aiming to have 200 new drivers on the tracks by the end of next year, but the operator's boss admits they have only had a small net increase in staff since mass cancellations and disruptions that brought the network to a halt in late 2016.
Passengers on Victoria’s five busiest regional rail lines will start to experience better mobile coverage on their journeys as the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Connectivity Project (RRCP) gathers pace.
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.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Maybe it is the pleasant autumn days, or was it the pep talk from management (ha ha), or is the stars aligning.
As we enter the second week of April work continues on a number of fronts.
Since the last blog, things have moved along somewhat to the extent that another posting is called for.
This time no explanations in the introduction.
A range of things to talk about this time.
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.
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.
Most capital cities have a train station in the middle of town — that was almost the case for the nation's capital.
When Neil MacKenzie first began building miniature locomotives in the 1980s, he says he wanted to see if he could win a trophy.
One night sitting in front of the fire at WJ there was a blood curdling scream from the signal office.
PEOPLE living in Marino Rocks, Marino and Seacliff are calling for more train services to be added to the Seaford line in peak periods after stops were significantly cut under a new timetable released last week.
TRAINS between Belair and Blackwood railway stations have been replaced by buses following the death of a male at Belair station.
THE State Government has clarified claims of a “maximum 30 minute wait” for Adelaide trains after readers of The Advertiser reported anomalies.
The Federal Government has been accused of short-changing Adelaide on infrastructure funding after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promised $5 billion to a Melbourne rail project without a completed business case.
NEW train timetables will provide services every 30 minutes on the Belair, Gawler, Outer Harbor and Seaford lines — but Tonsley and Grange line passengers will miss out on the $22 million funding injection over four years.
TasRail accuses a school bus driver of being "stupid and reckless" after crossing just seconds ahead of a train at Brighton, in a near-miss that "could have been a huge tragedy".
Fuso has scored two permanent tickets on the West Coast Wilderness Railway — one of the world’s last remaining tourist steam train journeys — but it’s not all sitting and watching the scenery go by.
THE Tasmanian election is done and dusted.
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 in the north-east Tasmanian town of Scottsdale do not agree on everything, but the general consensus is the place is booming.
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.
Publicans along Sydney's George Street have been left furious and dismayed after the city's light rail project was delayed for another year.
The State’s peak motoring body has called for the widespread expansion of Gold Coast light rail following the success of the network during the Commonwealth Games.
The NSW Transport Minister accuses contractors of being on a "go slow" as the Government is told its marquee transport project, which is causing major disruption to businesses, will not be complete until 2020.
St Kilda Road users will have more travel options and greater flexibility during Metro Tunnel works thanks to more off-peak tram services.
Planning has now begun for the proposed extension of the Gold Coast light rail to Burleigh Heads following the success of the trams during the Commonwealth Games.
Network Rail has awarded the SB Rail joint venture of Swietelsky and Babcock International Group a seven-year contract to supply, operate and maintain tamping, dynamic track stabilising and ballast distribution and profiling machines for its London North Eastern, London North Western and Scotland routes.
We will be delivering more than 822 projects over the two May bank holidays as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan.
Engineering company Ramboll has acquired specialist signalling firm DEG Signal Ltd, which is based in Wiltshire and has 17 staff providing consultancy and design services for mainline and urban rail operators.
Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne and Rajinder Pryor, business manager for the Digital Railway Programme at Network Rail, were both among the winners at the Women in Rail Awards on Thursday 19 April.
Great Western Railway has announced an agreement to lease 19 Class 769 Flex electro-diesel multiple-units from Porterbrook Leasing.
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It’s like a game of chicken on the railroad tracks, with neither North Siders nor the Norfolk Southern close to giving way.
Officials say Amtrak is working to keep the New River Train service in southern West
Olive Wetzel Dennis spent years test-riding railways, improving everything from climate control to dining-car china along the way.
Construction has started on the new North Melbourne station – one of five new underground stations being built as part of the $11 billion Metro Tunnel.
There was a time not so long ago when Melbourne's CBD was largely dead outside working hours.
The Andrews Labor Government has commenced the business case and is doing the planning work for a future extension of the Frankston line to Baxter.
Independent Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed says an Opposition election promise to invest in Shepparton’s train line is welcome, but says it needs to be fully costed by the Parliament’s Budget Office.
We are just more than six months out from the state election and rail is shaping up to be a key battleground in the three-cornered contest for the marginal seat of Shepparton.
THE State Government will release a tender this week to build 246 new railcars for Perth over the next decade as part of a $1.
When the WA Labor Government of the early 2000s started building a passenger railway through large stretches of undeveloped land all the way from Perth to Mandurah, plenty of opponents questioned why.
A PUSH to cut truck congestion has led to a 2.
As he swoops around his mining globe in his office in the sky, Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques doubtless keeps a weather eye on the delayed but still relentless progress on the release the most important bottleneck in his business.
The McGowan government has started its development of a new freight strategy, with a focus on creating an up-to-date multi-modal system that can boost the productivity of Western Australia’s regional agricultural industry.
Yarra Trams has today announced the 2018 recipients of its inaugural Community Partnerships Program, which will see eight
Yarra Trams delivered 98.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are replacing tram tracks on Carlisle Street and Balaclava Road between Westbury Street and Chaddesley Avenue .
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are are repairing tram tracks at Maribyrnong Road and Raleigh Road and installing new automatic signal points at two intersections.
Victorians are being offered the chance to be among the first in the State to experience a journey in an autonomous vehicle