Scott Morrison said infrastructure commitments would be made but would neither confirm nor deny the claims
It's been sneaking around in the dark for months, but Canberrans were given a rare glimpse of the tram during daylight hours yesterday as transport authorities moved to a new phase of light rail testing.
Anthony Reid taught high school maths for 21 years, but will swap the classroom for the cab when Canberra's light rail begins running.
Canberra's main drag was a leafy-green festival of foliage before being turned into a barren stretch of cement and construction detritus to make way for the light rail.
ACT planning authorities have made the "unprecedented" decision to revoke a development application approval they gave more than a year ago, after an internal review found it should never have been given the green light in the first place.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured to fully connect the North-South trading route by standard gauge railway before the end of 2021.
The national Moroccan railway company (ONCF) has opened a new railway terminal in the eastern city of Oujda to connect the city with Nador.
Activist group #UniteBehind has called for Minister of Transport Blade Nzimande to declare the rail crisis a national disaster,
The United National Transport Union (Untu) has branded the trains of embattled Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) as “a disaster waiting to happen” and accused the government of ignoring the red flags.
The Railway Safety Regulator has blamed a traffic control officer for last week’s Selby train accident.
The governments of Malaysia and Singapore have signed a bilateral agreement, meaning construction of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) Project has been officially suspended, potentially until 31 May 2020.
The defence ministry has ended its involvement with rolling stock manufacturer Wagon Pars, Defence Minister Amir Hatami said on August 27.
Work has started on a 111-kilometre railway project to connect Kuwait with the rest of the Gulf region.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed to provide a €205m loan to support the partial refurbishment of Cairo Metro Line 1, one of the main transport systems in the Egyptian capital.
Highest temperate recorded in the country on Monday was 51.
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.
Even as protests against upgrade of the railway line through Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR) are yet to die down, the Central Railway (CR) has approved a proposal for a new 77km line between Katol and Wardha.
Trains to the city from many destinations across the border have already sold out for the first day of National Day holiday on October 1, but some remain if bought in Hong Kong or from local platforms
The coastal road leading to Kuantan Port is lined with quarries and factories, with the handful of passing trucks giving scant indication that this Malaysian harbour had lofty ambitions of becoming a major gateway for trade between the East and the West.
The Government of Maharashtra in India has approved two Mumbai metro projects to bolster a faster transit network in the city.
The Cabinet is likely to approve the plan to electrify the last leg of about 13,000 kilometres of rail tracks on Wednesday.
Listed rail company Aurizon is expected to ditch its plans for a
RECENTLY, Workers at Aurizon’s Longreach facility were visited by an Aurizon executive.
Following on from your actions, Aurizon have finally heard you loud and clear and have listened to your concerns.
Congratulations to all members on the Solidarity shown over last weekend’s protected industrial action and the turnout at the peaceful assemblies was fantastic and I am sure has sent a message to Aurizon as to your commitment.
The RTBU met with Aurizon representatives today, Wednesday 22nd August 2018 as a result of the RTBU contacting the Company following last weekend’s protected industrial action.
The views of bus passengers in Sheffield are being sought as part of an inquiry into the decline in the number of people using public transport across the country.
Energy-saving hybrid buses have been withdrawn from a busy city route because Edinburgh’s hills were proving too much for them.
Young Italian-born entrepreneur, Tazio Puri Negri, is setting up a shuttlebus service between north London and Luton Airport.
A MULTI-MILLION pound fleet of new low emission buses will be taking to the streets of Southampton on 19th September in a bid to help clean up pollution.
According to the calendar, the Bus Stop Shop is scheduled to open on Bus Day, September 29.
One of the two male workers who were removed from a train that derailed south of Thompson has died and the second worker has life-threatening injuries, RCMP said.
Canadian National Railway's embargo on moving ethanol rail cars to Kinder Morgan's Argo, Illinois, terminal has had little effect on the key North American market so far, sources said Tuesday.
There has been a train derailment in the Lethbridge area after a CP Rail train came off the tracks just east of Coaldale on Friday morning.
The Government of Canada has approved funds totalling C$1.
GE Transportation has announced that CN will acquire 60 additional locomotives, expanding the class I’s 200-unit order placed in December 2017.
MASKED men assaulted and robbed a teenager at Marayong train station late on Sunday night.
Hail, lighting and flash flooding has sparked transport chaos across Sydney after a freak thunderstorm lashed the city.
The NSW Government today announced train services changes and improvements from 30 September to help support customers while the railway between Epping and Chatswood is upgraded to for the Sydney Metro.
Beleaguered Sydney train travellers have learnt a new phrase this month – “cascading anomalies”.
Sydney Trains has poured cold water on proposals to remove expensive access fees at Sydney’s airport stations for local residents.
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, turns to the expertise of Peugeot’s Global Brand Design studio in order to redefine its brand positioning and improve its brand recognition.
The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) is a Chinese project.
It was in March of this year that we could bring you the news about interim transport company RailAdventure
Italian company DMA has partnered with Siemens Mobility to develop solutions intended to optimise rail infrastructure management.
Two Alstom hydrogen-powered trains have started commercial passenger services in Germany’s Lower Saxony region.
There were 79 sightings for this week; This is 7 sightings more that last week.
There were 72 sightings for this week; This is 7 sightings less that last week.
There were 79 sightings for this week; This is 2 sightings less that last week.
There were 81 sightings for this week; This is 1 sightings less that last week.
There were 82 sightings for this week; This is 3 sightings less that last week.
Following a year of preliminary design discussions, the Inland Rail project has been opened for community consultation.
The Government of Australia and the state of New South Wales (NSW) have granted approvals for the construction of the Parkes to Narromine section of the Inland Rail project.
Moree Plains businesses are encouraged to become involved in the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail following an announcement by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) that the Planning Approval has recently been granted to the construction of the Parkes to Narromine Inland Rail section.
The Governments of Australia and the state of New South Wales (NSW) have granted approvals for the construction of Parkes to Narromine section of the Inland Rail project.
The Australian and New South Wales Governments have given the green light for construction to commence on the Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail.
Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon.
A new lightweight platform for the carriage of superstructures was presented to the public by manufacturer voestalpine and Rail Cargo Group (RCG), the Austrian-based rail logistics company that will be operating the new rolling stock.
“The company continues to make progress in its planned merger with GE Transportation, including today the successful execution and settlement of $500 million of three-year Floating Rate Notes and $2 billion of five-year and 10-year Senior Notes to fund a majority of the cash requirements for the transaction.
The first of 30 TE33A Evolution Series diesel locomotives which GE Transportation’s Erie plant is building for national railway Ukrzaliznytsya was delivered to the port of Chornomorsk on September 11.
The Cuban government has officially approved foreign investment in railway infrastructure and services.
A commentary the delays Australia is experiencing with regard to opening and servicing new coal mines for the global community.
A proposal before politicians on Wednesday could have a chilling impact on how websites are allowed to link to each other.
For any website manager, one of the most stressful moments in the job comes when the website gets hacked into.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its quarterly update on GDP recently.
Rail trails, another smoke-and-mirrors grab for government (read taxpayer) cash for the benefit of a few.
We've returned from a terrific three days showing Bron Hebog at its second home - the goods shed at Dinas Station - during WHR Superpower 2018.
A big part of my layout is trying to get the scenery looking right.
These are rather delightful, an expanding range of models of some of England’s Cathedrals, Abbeys and Minsters, all made in card.
Bron Hebog is all packed up and ready to head 'home' to the top left hand corner of Wales this weekend.
The new BZ wagons will be ready to make their appearance on Bron Hebog this weekend.
THE model engineers of Tamworth have pulled their weight to help with the drought.
Walka Miniature Railway might have had its oldest passenger on Sunday.
I've had a go at distressing the model of the Ford Puma to try to make it look like it's had an argument with a Garratt.
We have a number of duplicates in our fleet, mostly this is because we've made an improved version as our techniques have improved, or because a better kit has come onto the market.
Each June, the sounds of trains and family fun emanate from Carillon Park’s Rail Festival.
Smoko to be held at Carlingford Bowling Club on Saturday 13 October from 11am.
Goulburn MP Pru Goward has flagged an announcement on greater rail investment by the end of this year.
The first new train from Transport for New South Wales’ (NSW) Sydney Growth Trains project has entered passenger service.
Amid the NSW government’s controversial plans to demolish and rebuild the 30-year-old Sydney Football Stadium (also known as Allianz Stadium) at Moore Park, Bates Smart has proposed an alternative – to build a new stadium over the rail yards at Sydney’s Central Station.
WERRIS Creek has once again proven its rail credentials, with Liverpool Plains Shire Council approving $2.
The Rail and Maritime Union says it was the "height of stupidity" to ban all West Coast rail services after a workplace accident.
Close encounters with trains are on the rise and as train frequencies increase, KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ are encouraging everyone to take a simple action that could save their lives.
KiwiRail’s tourist-focused [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Coastal Pacific service from Christchurch to Picton is to restart on December 1, two years after being suspended as a result of damage to the line caused by the 7·8 magnitude Kaikoura earthquake of November 14 2016.
The Auckland Council has revealed plans to expand the scope of the City Rail Link, a 3.
The City Rail Link is going to be bigger, and cost more, because the original projections for use now look inadequate.
It’s Queenslander against Queenslander in the battle to stop a proposed multi-million-dollar Tennant Creek to Mount Isa rail link.
WITH one week to go until nominations close, a big field is now likely to contest the Katherine Town Council elections.
ONE of the most well known if imponderable landmarks in the Northern Territory outback town of Katherine is a ancient piece of graffiti on the town’s famous railway bridge.
A salt mining company has signed an agreement with Indonesian business PT Damarco Internasional to supply 70 per cent of salt produced from its Central Australian mine.
A new rail project crossing the Northern Territory and Queensland border has taken another move forward after the governments agreed to progress the Mount Isa to Tennant Creek railway.
The Canon 77D cameraI bought a new camera body a while ago - a Canon 77D.
Right now, the writing’s on the wall for Australia’s major cities when it comes to liveability and transport connectivity.
Poor management and penny pinching may ultimately result in it being found out very early in the piece that the standardised Murray Basin Railway will end up with inferior operational flexibility and capability compared to its existing broad gauge counterpart.
The story I'm about to share isn't uncommon.
The PTV Network Development Plan from 2013 includes quadruplification between Burnley and Camberwell on the Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein lines, as part of Stage 4.
AirAsia AK1794 is the new morning flight from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu which launched on 1 August 2018.
Scoot TR975 is the last flight of the day from Hong Kong to Singapore, departing at 9.
New London Southend Base to Open in Summer 2019
The Andrews Labor Government today unveiled detailed designs for the North East Link – giving Victorians their first look at the state’s biggest ever road project.
Norway’s tough environmental legislation is spearheading the drive towards electric hybrid and battery-powered ferries, with several innovative newbuild projects highlighting recent developments.
During the recent Loco Around the Tracks tour, a number of retiring members were presented with their plaques and certificates as a show of thanks for their years of dedication to the industry and the […] Read More »
The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Pacific National and Aurizon (ASX: AZJ), and their related entities, for allegedly reaching an understanding in relation to Aurizon’s intermodal business that had the purpose and/or would be likely to have the effect of substantially lessening competition in the supply of intermodal and steel rail linehaul services.
[font=Calibri",sans-serif]Pacific National is utilising new high-capacity wagons to more efficiently transport sugar and molasses, with the major rail freight operator hoping to reap the benefits of this year’s harvest in North Queensland.
Pacific National boss Dean Dalla Valle is on a mission to boost rail’s public and policy presence, saying an industry voice has been sorely lacking in a nation facing a surge in population and associated infrastructure challenges.
On Tuesday, February 27 a collision between two freight trains at Oonoomurra, near Cloncurry on the Mount Isa line occured.
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.
Commuters were warned to expect lengthy delays when travelling this morning on the Ipswich / Rosewood trainline after it was closed in both directions following a police incident late Sunday afternoon.
FORMER deputy prime minister Tim Fischer has attacked the Adani Mine for adopting a “poison pill’’ railway gauge which he says will stifle production.
The recent announcement by Adani that it will halve the costs of its rail line to the proposed
In a bid to reduce the capital cost of its controversial Carmichael opencast coal mining project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, Adani Mining announced on September 12 that it had dropped plans to develop an independent standard-gauge railway in favour of a 1 067 mm gauge connection to Aurizon’s existing Newlands – Abbot Point line.
MORE than 20 years since the railway service from Yeppoon to Rockhampton was shut down by the Queensland Government, the derelict 2.
At the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) stall in InnoTrans (Hall 10.
With electric lights and invigorating music, InnoTrans 2018 was officially opened, beginning with a ceremony addressing rail’s potential, its challenges, and its role in the future of mobility.
At InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin from 18-21 September, the company’s stand will leverage the latest digital technologies to illustrate how Bombardier’s high-performance mobility solutions have helped cites across the globe develop.
The 12th InnoTrans trade fair opening in Berlin on September 18 will be ‘more concentrated, more innovative and more informative’ than ever, according to Chief Executive of Messe Berlin Dr Christian Göke.
A concept for a new type of sensor for applications such as passenger counting or detecting the presence of people in train doors will be presented by Continental at InnoTrans 2018.
The readers of our
A magic wand isn’t going to fix the subway without a chief executive willing to push through reforms and support leadership.
Despite living in a sports mad city in a sports mad country, I’m not the world’s biggest sports fan.
A small event last Sunday, organised by the Dutch railways (NS): a line-up of the four generations of NS ‘Sprinter’ trains.
Australian Rail Track (ARTC) has selected Jacobs Engineering Group in a joint venture (JV) with GHD to conduct a feasibility study and environmental impact assessment for a 300km new greenfield track of the Inland Rail programme in New South Wales (NSW).
The Kota Kinabalu Airport Bus is the only bus service serving Kota Kinabalu International Airport directly, offering an easy and affordable way to get from KK city to the airport.
Despite the previous negative experience, I opted for Starmart again for their Singapore to Kuala Lumpur midnight departure due to their high frequency and affordable fares despite being the start of a long weekend, and I’ve not experienced anything negative so far for the northbound journey, so here it goes.
The Kota Kinabalu Airport Bus is the only bus service serving Kota Kinabalu International Airport directly.
Just for something a little different, let's look at some of the cars found on CN 2329 East, spotted on September 13, 2018.
Cityflyer is the brand of express buses linking Hong Kong International Airport with Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, operated by Citybus.
Railpage has available for download the new 2018 version of the All Australia Tracks Google Earth overlay.
Railpage is calling for 6 or so volunteers to become core team members of the RP testing team for the new developer software releases.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.
With two full gangs (Thurs and Fri) predicted for later this week and good weather we’ll be re-railing a section of Tangent 15-16.
Well as promised today was a day of re-railing.
Hello and welcome to another VGR Mechanical blog post updating recent activities in and around the workshops.
After a solid days work with our crew of 5, we’ve tamped all the sleepers and regulated the ballast between Midland Hwy and Maclise St.
After the event there is almost always a lull in proceedings.
Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries.
Canadian National Steam Power book I recently read the book "Canadian National Steam Power", written by Anthony Clegg and Ray Corley.
As Crossrail was being constructed, along with a couple of TV shows, there’s been a number of books published — and the latest is Crossrail: The Art of the Build.
Feature articles in the latest issue of [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries.
I've been meaning to read this book for some time.
Last week I came across an old camera bag stashed in a cupboard in my garage, and in one of the pockets I found a tape that I had completely forgotten about.
Children’s programme Thomas And Friends is to introduce an “inclusive” gender-balanced, multicultural set of characters as part of a revamp.
I got on a train to Newcastle on a whim.
Plans to revamp the Olympia Exhibition Centre could see the main road outside pedestrianised and the facade restored, but also several extra stories added to the office block next door to pay for it.
Sydney has a long history with double deckers trains.
THE future of Eyre Peninsula’s railway line is something [color=#1d1d1d]Port Lincoln Timeshas been keen to cover but it has been a real struggle to get past the PR to get accurate and genuine information on the issue.
Adelaide Metro says rail services have been suspended on the Seaford line after a train hit an empty sedan.
Adelaide graffiti gangs are breaking into rail yards and recklessly spray painting moving trains in acts of vandalism that are costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars every year.
Police say two people were seen pushing a car onto train tracks on Adelaide's Seaford rail line before a train crashed into the sedan at Lonsdale.
GREAT Southern Rail says it is in “productive discussions” with the SA and Victorian governments to secure a deal that ensures the Overland service continues running next year.
Why isn't Hobart's northern rail line being used to run a passenger train service?
It has been decided to advertise that 762 will run on a number of Fridays to encourage people who are attracted to Sponge Bob Squarepants cartoon character to visit Crich on a quieter day to ride on 762.
A woman and her two children are lucky to be alive after their car is nearly crushed by a freight train in Tasmania, prompting a call for caution from TasRail as a former train driver says collisions play on the mind of train drivers.
A TRAIN driver has spoken of the trauma associated with collisions with cars as two recent crashes prompt TasRail to issue yet another stern warning to motorists.
A LIGHT rail system is the key to solving not just Hobart’s traffic congestion issues but its housing woes too, says a leading voice on developing sustainable cities.
Great news for fans of Dovetail Games' long running Train Simulator, the long-requested 64bit support for the game will be coming later this year in their annual update, Train Simulator 2019.
As perhaps the single biggest feature request for Train Simulator since it came to market all those years ago, we’re excited to announce that Train Simulator 2019 will include Train Simulator 64-bit.
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.
Australia's peak infrastructure body rejected a $500 million funding request for the Sydney light rail, saying the project would increase congestion and did not stack up economically, according to documents seen by the ABC and Fairfax Media.
Back to Santo Amaro after two circuits
IT HAD been more than been 68 years since Hunter Street had seen a tram, but history was made on Tuesday night when the first of Newcastle’s new light rail vehicles rolled through the city’s main drag.
Construction of Newcastle’s light rail infrastructure will be complete by the end of this month, with the remaining closed sections of road in the city set to open within a fortnight.
Sydney was once home to one of the largest tramway network in the world.
How can delays affect your journey and what do we do to minimise disruption?
Railway services between Birmingham New Street and Nuneaton in the UK have resumed.
Autumn's here - the nights are drawing in, the temperature's dropping and we're preparing to combat leaves on the line.
The iPort Rail strategic freight terminal has been officially opened within Verdion’s logistics hub in Doncaster, UK.
Operators Stagecoach and Virgin and the Department for Transport share responsibility for the failure of the InterCity East Coast franchise earlier this year, the House of Commons Transport Committee says in a report published on September 12.
The Silver Comet Trail could soon be getting a little longer, inching toward a connection with Atlanta and the Beltline there.
Waiting at the platform for the train, one inevitably reflects on how rail travel has changed over the years.
Texas Central Partners has secured a $300 million loan to continue its pursuit of a new 240-mile high-speed rail route from downtown Dallas to Houston.
A Florida company has agreed to acquire the operator of a planned high-speed rail system connecting Las Vegas and Southern California, in a deal that may breathe new life into the long-delayed project.
Union Pacific plans to borrow some ideas from other major freight railroads as it works to improve its operations.
As most of you would know, for many years now there has been discussion around the possibility of PSOs travelling on trains.
RFI Press release supporting the Melbourne AirRail Consortium's bid to build the Airport rail link announced 16th September
A young woman has taken to social media to warn others about walking along the Bellarine Rail Trial - with a second case of harassment allegedly occuring there in the space of a week.
I REMEMBER with great interest the article “Mildura passenger rail return a step closer, says Nationals” in Sunraysia Daily on April 24.
Works on the Andrews Labor Government’s major $551 million upgrade of the Ballarat line is continuing at full steam with works on a new passing loop at Millbrook set to ramp up in coming weeks.
For over 18 months, Railtrain workers have stood strong and united in the face of management’s desperate attempts to keep undercutting your pay and conditions.
The deactivated Bunbury-Greenbushes rail line could be reopened to convey lithium from the Greenbushes mine.
CBH Group has seized an opportunity to add to its grain train fleet with the voluntary winding up of Aurizon Holding’s WA intermodal business.
Just out of sight of the South Western Highway, in State forest between the tourism hotspots of Bridgetown and Balingup, one of WA’s oldest mining centres and its sleepy host town are at the heart of a global energy revolution.
Near misses and vandalism on Great Southern train lines has prompted a warning from rail operator Arc Infrastructure.
The Andrews Labor Government is investing in more rolling stock to get Victorians where they need to go, with 10 more Victorian built E-Class trams to be built, freeing up space on our tram network and supporting local jobs.
SANDRINGHAM’S town centre will be transformed if plans go ahead for the historic Black Rock tram depot to be incorporated into a new luxury residential development.
Transit Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man following an incident in Fitzroy earlier this month (15 August).
Two women who were assaulted by a man on a tram on their way to work on Wednesday have told of how the attack left them “unsafe, violated, confused and angry”.
Yarra Trams is calling on pedestrians to cross tram tracks safely during Rail Safety Week.