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ACT

33 stories | Newest story posted 18 minutes ago
Brave new world of driverless vehicles sees light rail advocates changing track

The world is poised to turn a corner with the advent of driverless vehicles and transport analysts are jumping on board.

Property Council joins fray against Barton light rail route

One of the biggest supporters of the light rail project in Canberra has joined a chorus of concerns about the Government’s preferred route for Stage 2 to Woden though Parkes and Barton in order to service their tourism and employment centres.

Canberra to Eden rail link plan

A concept plan for a Canberra to Eden rail link has identified potential routes through the Bega Valley.

'Visionary': The new plan for a Canberra to Eden railway line

A concept plan for a Canberra to Eden railway line has been labelled "visionary", and something that would allow the capital to unlock the potential of "relatively isolated" areas in south-east Australia and become the region's freight hub.

Property Council boss hits out at Barton light rail detour

A former ACT government adviser and property industry lobbyist has hit out at the proposed route for the second stage of Canberra's light rail, saying the Barton detour would undermine the entire future network.

Africa

80 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Nigeria's new light rail officially commences operation

Nigeria has formally commissioned the China-assisted Abuja light rail transportation system, the first of its kind in West Africa.

Nigeria Opens First Phase of $824 Million Abuja Metro Rail

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari opened the first phase of a new metro-rail service in Abuja, the capital, for public use eight years after the project was initiated.

Nairobi-Naivasha standard gauge rail 70pc done

Construction of the 120-kilometre Nairobi-Naivasha standard gauge railway (SGR) is almost complete with engineers having certified 50 per cent of the infrastructure, the government says.

Buhari to commission Abuja light rail Thursday

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, will on Thursday, this week, commission the recently completed first Phase of the Abuja Light Rail Project.

Steam News: "Red Devil" to be Restored

One of the world's most iconic steam locomotives - South African Railways (SAR) 3450, 4-8-4, Class 26, 'Red Devil' is to be restored to working order.

Arabian Rail News

26 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Jacobs awarded Etihad Rail consultancy contract

Etihad Rail has appointed Jacobs Engineering Group to provide technical and programme consulting services to support the expansion of its network under stages 2 and 3 of its national railway plan, now scheduled for completion by 2024.

Jacobs chosen for UAE rail project

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

Jacobs wins consultancy role on Etihad Rail project in UAE

US-based Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a contract by Etihad Rail to provide technical and programme consulting services for the UAE’s freight and passenger railway network.

Jacobs wins deal to design Etihad rail line

Jacobs has won a contract to provide engineering and design services for a 900km railway in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Garmsar – Incheh Borun electrification gets underway

RZD International officially launched work to electrify the Garmsar – Incheh Borun line with a ceremony on July 2.

Asciano

91 stories | Newest story posted 11 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

769 stories | Newest story posted 24 minutes ago
Padma Rail Link project launched

The project to build the 225 km Padma Rail Link formally got underway on July 3, following the signing on April 27 of US$2·67bn loan agreement between the government and China Eximbank.

Hong Kong’s high-speed rail link to mainland China is due to open in September

MTR Corporation’s operations director Adi Lau admits he noticed ‘seepage’ during trials, while lawmaker Tanya Chan slams company as ‘international laughing stock’

Rail services rescheduled

Incessant rain has forced the railway authorities to cancel or reschedule several train services.

KL, Singapore to discuss high-speed rail by end of the month

Malaysia's Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali on Monday (July 16) said the country would send an official representative to Singapore to discuss the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail (HSR) project by the end of the month, the Bernama news agency reported.

Aurizon

174 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Anglo-American joins calls to regulate rail monopoly

THE State Government is under increasing pressure to 

Aurizon won’t budge as rail controllers walk out

Controllers responsible for Queensland’s coal-hauling railway walked off the job last night amid a breakdown in talks with the monopoly operator, Aurizon, in a move that could threaten Australia’s reputation as a reliable supplier of coal to Asia.

Aurizon workers to halt coal trains

Train controllers say they'll bring coal trains to a grinding halt in central Queensland as they fight for better pay and conditions.

Aurizon rail dispute a potential $2bn threat to QLD state coffers

Rail operator Aurizon’s dispute with the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) over the latter’s draft ruling is threatening up to $2 billion in lost royalties for Queensland over the next four years, according to the Queensland Resources Council (QRC).

Aurizon applicants likely had personal data stolen

Rail operator Aurizon says people who have used its online careers portal since 2009 may have had their personal data accessed by an unknown entity.

Bus Transport News

60 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Macmillan Cancer Support bus

Bright green 86 bus running from Romford to Stratford unveiled in honour of ‘much-loved’ driver who died of cancer.

Mercedes eCitaro

After the showing of a prototype in March this year, Mercedes-Benz has revealed the new eCitaro - a ready for production vehicle for which Mercedes-Benz has signed the first orders for delivery this year.

Enviro200's for Q-Park

Q-Park Limited, the company that operates Purple Parking at Heathrow and Gatwick airports on behalf of Holiday Extras, has introduced a fleet of five new Enviro200 single decks built by Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL).

The New Focus Flickr Site

It was Billy J.

Optare Metrodecker EV

Optare will supply 31 all-electric double deck buses for TFL Route 134 running from North Finchley bus station to Tottenham Court Road to start operation next summer.

Canada

111 stories | Newest story posted 19 hours ago
Cleanup begins after CP Rail train derails west of Montreal

Some of the cars contained diesel and propane but only car that leaked carried vegetable oil

CN Rail to invest $238.9m in Ontario rail infrastructure

The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) is planning to invest C$315m ($238.

Ceres is getting serious about crude-by-rail out of Northgate

When the Ceres Northgate Terminal, previously called the Ceres Northgate Commodity Hub, was first initiated, crude-by-rail was a big part of the plans.

CN Rail to spend $315-million to upgrade Ontario operations

CN Rail says it plans to invest about $315-million in Ontario this year to expand and strengthen the company’s rail network across the province.

Spending set for Port of Thunder Bay upgrades

Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau and Patty Hajdu, minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced July 3 a C$7.

Cityrail News

599 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Sydney Train guard speaks after fatality on South Coast line

LATE on Tuesday night, as hundreds of people were packed like sardines on a busy train headed for the NSW South Coast, a female guard grabbed the intercom and put things into perspective.

Metro Trains Sydney awards 15-year maintenance deal

Metro Trains Sydney (MTS) has awarded Alstom a 15-year maintenance contract for the 36km Sydney Metro Northwest.

Major construction to start at Central in August

As part of the Sydney Metro City and Southwest project, major construction work will be carried out at Central station.

The terrifying moment a toddler falls down the gap between the train and platform

Shocking footage has emerged showing what can go horribly wrong when parents don't keep a tight grip ofyoung children on train station platforms.

Concern at passenger safety on new trains without guards

Rail employees have serious concerns about the safety of passengers under options being considered by the state government to operate guard-less trains in its new intercity fleet train rollout from next year.

Europe

733 stories | Newest story posted 4 hours ago
Alstom shareholders approve Siemens merger

With a large majority, Alstom shareholders on July 17 approved more than 95 percent of the resolutions related to the proposed merger of Alstom with Siemens Mobility business, including its rail traction drives business, officials said.

SBB challenges long-distance concession split

Insisting that ‘legal clarification is necessary’, on July 16 Swiss Federal Railways lodged a formal challenge with the Federal Administrative Court against the decision to split the concession to operate long-distance passenger services.

Alstom shareholders approve Siemens Mobility merger

All proposed resolutions related to the proposed merger of Alstom and Siemens Mobility were approved with majorities of more than 95% at Alstom’s special and combined shareholders’ meetings held in Paris on July 17.

DB Netz introduces ‘green’ driver advisory functions

This month, infrastructure manager DB Netz has introduced ‘green wave’ train running functionality to support the use of connected driver advisory systems.

EU probes Alstom, Siemens rail merger

The EU launched an in-depth investigation Friday into the merger of the rail activities at Alstom, the state-controlled maker of France's iconic TGV trains, and German industrial giant Siemens.

Gunzelling Reports

700 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 14/7/2018

There were 96 sightings for this week; This is 3 sightings less that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 7/7/2018

There were 99 sightings for this week; This is 8 sightings more that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 30/6/2018

There were 91 sightings for this week; This is 8 sightings more that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 23/6/2018

There were 83 sightings for this week; This is 9 sightings less that last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 16/6/2018

There were 92 sightings for this week; This is 2 sightings more that last week.

Inland Rail Project

167 stories | Newest story posted 20 hours ago
Labor demands funding honesty for $8.4b Inland Rail

Federal Labor has called for an honest debate about paying for the 

Inland Rail work a boost jobs at Parkes

The economic benefits of Inland Rail continue to flow with up to 16 new jobs created in the Parkes region, as two local companies work to supply about $7 million in ballast and capping for the project’s first stage in NSW.

Council joins calls for inland rail extension to Gladstone

WHEN Glenn Churchill is settling down at a retirement village in Gladstone one day, he wants to be able to see the inland rail from Melbourne travelling into the Port City.

New trains for inland rail will be too tall for bridges

Train tracks or bridges at 10 locations between Albury and Euroa will have to be replaced or altered to allow bigger double-stacked freight trains to run along the new inland rail system.

Political heavyweights heading to Parkes for Inland Rail Project conference

Parkes is gearing up to host a conference on the Inland Rail project as construction of the Parkes-to-Narromine section edges closer.

International Rail News

4636 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
[IL] The Desiro HC EMU for Israel – take a look inside

New images have been released showing the ‘final’ interior design of the new Siemens Desiro HC EMU for the railways of Israel.

DVV acquires Smart Rail World

Railway Gazette’s parent company DVV Media International has purchased events and digital media business Smart Rail World Ltd and its subsidiary Global Transport Forum Ltd.

Loco control and communication connectors

TE Connectivity’s MU27P connectors are designed to provide reliable control and communication connections between locomotives and rolling stock.

Excavation of Mexican rail tunnel completed

Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) have completed a 9.

Bogie test rig in service

Swiss engineering group Nencki has put into operation its first bogie test rig for use in South America.

Letters to the Editor

208 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Delivering For Those Who Deliver To Us

The Andrews Labor Government is making work fairer and safer for workers who are owner drivers or forestry contractors – including drivers using digital freight and delivery platforms.

Last chance to see the FATBERG!

This week marks the final chance to see the Museum of London’s infamous chunk of Fatberg, before it goes off of display on Sunday 1st July.

London’s Alleys: Herbal Hill, EC1

A fairly steep little passageway that’s wide enough to be a road, was originally an extension of Saffron Hill to the south.

The splendour of the East arrives at the Queen’s Gallery

Two very different exhibitions, both celebrating the splendours of the Indian subcontinent — from Mughal paintings, to jewellery and elaborate weaponry — both at The Queen’s Gallery.

Walking at night? Be one of the good guys

Lots of people usually alight at my station, even late at night.

Model Railways

75 stories | Newest story posted 23 hours ago
Doorbells And Sleigh Bells

Our model of Merddin Emrys was the first of three Backwoods Double Fairlies built by Himself.

Crisp Apple Strudels

Or perhaps gooey goulash, in this case, because this wagon has Romanian roots.

Cream Coloured Ponies

Since I began modelling the FR I've always been drawn to the quirky items of rolling stock, and they don't come quirkier than the Parry People Mover.

Warm Woollen Mittens

It's totally unprototypical to be sitting in the siding at Beddgelert, for lots of reasons, but this model of one of the FR's former oil tank wagons counts as one of my favourite things.

Bright Copper Kettles

I suppose, by rights, it should be steam engines we're featuring today, but I'm posting these photographs in the order I took them so you've got a pair of diesels instead.

Narrow Gauge

67 stories | Newest story posted 3 weeks ago
80-year-old Washington Twp. man still a kid at Carillon’s Rail Fest

Each June, the sounds of trains and family fun emanate from Carillon Park’s Rail Festival.

The NG/G16 Countdown Begins!

With a projected completion date of mid-2019, the race is on to get our re-gauged South African NG/G16 class Garratt assembled and tested.

Heidi the steam train in big need of donations

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.

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.

New South Wales Rail News

3002 stories | Newest story posted 23 hours ago
NSW Labor pledge funding for Molonglo Rail Trail

The NSW opposition has promised $50,000 for a detailed development plan as a critical next step in progressing the Molonglo Rail Trail.

Sydney Metro Northwest train test at Rouse Hill

THE Sydney Metro Northwest isn’t operating just yet but you would be forgiven for thinking that after the train was put through testing at Rouse Hill.

Trainfinder Newcastle: Travelling every train line in a single day

Only two branches, but almost 500km of travel

Labor’s Western Sydney Rail Announcement Has a Huge Black Hole in the Numbers

Labor’s Western Sydney Rail Announcement Has a Huge Black Hole in the Numbers

Goulburn must seize the day on rail workshop

The Member for Goulburn Pru Goward has a wonderful opportunity to cement Goulburn as a railway town with the announcement on Thursday that Police Minister and MP for Dubbo Troy Grant will not contest his Seat in 2019.

New Zealand Rail News

290 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Tararua tourism benefits from rail riders

Tararua's iconic tourist hot spot, Tui Brewery, continues to attract visitors to our region, most recently on Sunday last week when 209 visitors made the steam-train journey from Wellington and the Kapiti Coast for a real taste of Tararua Country at Mangatainoka.

Auckland rail goes Te Reo

Main safety announcements on Auckland train services will, from Monday, be read in both English and Te Reo.

Auckland tunnel waste may be used to double-track Waikato rail line

The single rail track through the Whangamarino section of the Hamilton to Auckland rail network can be seen on the left, with Meremere and the Waikato River on the right.

First train marks return of mothballed Napier to Wairoa rail line

Brass fanfare and a tikanga Māori welcome saw Shane Jones descend on Napier on Wednesday via train.

Hutt Line’s aging overhead wires to be replaced

KiwiRail has signed a $49 million contract with JV Rail (a partnership between Fulton Hogan and John Holland Australia) to replace the overhead line system that supplies power to Metlink trains on Wellington’s Hutt Line, which sees five million commuter journeys every year.

Northern Territory Rail News

209 stories | Newest story posted 7 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.

Opinion

96 stories | Newest story posted last month
Canon 77D - First Thoughts

The Canon 77D cameraI bought a new camera body a while ago - a Canon 77D.

Toll roads aren't the solution to our transport woes

Right now, the writing’s on the wall for Australia’s major cities when it comes to liveability and transport connectivity.

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.

Other Transport News

459 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
First Monash Upgrade Done, Speed Back To 100

Drivers in Melbourne’s south east are getting faster, safer and more journeys on Melbourne’s busiest freeway, with work now complete on the Andrews Labor Government’s Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 1.

U-boat given to Japan during WWII found in sea after 72 years

A German U-boat that was gifted to the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II has been discovered intact off Kyoto Prefecture more than 70 years after it was scuttled by the Allies in 1946.

AirAsia and Avalon Airport to commence international flights

AirAsia and Avalon Airport announced today that AirAsia will move its Melbourne operations to Avalon Airport from Melbourne Airport, effective later this year.

Green light for $500m to turn the Monash into a 10-lane mega highway

Half a billion dollars in federal money has been unlocked to turn the Monash Freeway into a 10-lane mega highway.

Watching the RAF100 Flypast

How wonderful of the RAF to put on a great big military flypast right in the middle of the week when loads of people in the city can pop out for 10 minutes to watch it.

Pacific National News

10 stories | Newest story posted 11 minutes ago
ACCC takes action against Pacific National and Aurizon

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.

PN puts bigger wagons on rail for sugar season haul

[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 rails against road lobby dominance

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.

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.

Press Releases

238 stories | Newest story posted 3 months ago
Mernda Test Trains To Run By The End Of September

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.

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.

Queensland Rail News

2129 stories | Newest story posted 22 hours ago
Adani Qld mine rail line financing 'close'

The son of the CEO of Adani says the company has nearly locked in financing for a rail line to service its Carmichael coal mine in Queensland.

Queensland Rail network fails again with service cancellations and delays

QUEENSLAND’S ongoing “Rail Fail” has bitten commuters once more as waves of service cancellations and delays trigger major disruptions across the state’s brittle train network.

Getting the girls together to get active on the rail trail

SOUTH Burnett women will soon be grabbing their bikes and tackling the rail trail together.

Trains halted after crash on tracks

TRAINS have been halted after a vehicle came to rest on the tracks following a two-vehicle car accident in the Burdekin.

New addition to the state's longest rail trail

FUTURE users of the longest rail trail in Queensland were excited for the official opening of the Yarraman Station Park Interpretive Centre on Friday.

Rail Events

137 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
5910 - Heritage Pullman cars - Cowan - June 1998

On this day twenty years ago 5910 was recorded hauling the heritage Pullman cars up Cowan bank.

Book Review: Trains and Grains (Volumes 1 and 2)

Trains and Grains, at the La Salle, Manitoba grain elevator.

Ideenzug concept aims to inspire at InnoTrans 2018

Deutsche Bahn will be presenting its Ideenzug train interior design concepts at InnoTrans 2018.

Pride in our people: our LGBT community

June is National Pride Month, recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world

Stonnington: Tuesday 31 July, Functions on Chapel

Presented by the Metropolitan Transport Forum and Leader Newspapers.

Rail News

3769 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
London’s Alleys: Tyler’s Court, W1

This barely noticeable crack in the tall buildings on Wardour Street is Tyler’s Court, home to werewolves and vampires.

Deals and M&As this week: Stadler, Alstom, Hyundai Rotem

Stadler has won a contract from transportation services provider Arriva Netherlands to provide maintenance services to 69 trains.

Rail technology map project launches in Australia

The Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has partnered with the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and Deakin University (Victoria) to develop a ‘Smart Rail Route Map’, a project that aims to identify a plan for technology in the rail industry for the next 30 years.

Cowen report: So, how’s our competition doing?

According to seven trucking and logistics experts who participated in Cowen’s 2Q18 Trucking and 3PL (third-part logistics) Roundtable, “though freight typically slows in July, multiple participants confirmed that freight demand remains strong.

Obertop to SVP of Caltrax

Obertop most recently served as senior vice president of sales and marketing at GBW Railcar Services LLC, in St.

Rail Travel

46 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
A German visit

Following on from Terry Wong Min's visit last year to Wuppertal (see album on the Flickr site by clicking here ), Haydn Davies recently visited Germany and has provided a small but perfectly formed set of pictures accompanied by text as follows:

Another Walk to the Pub .

Regular readers will be familiar with my occasional outings with my local church, starting with Ely, then York, Oakham (for the Grainstore Brewery) and Spalding.

Pay a visit to Avebury Stone circle

There’s a part of England’s green and pleasant land that’s rich in ancient stone works, and at one place, you can find a pub inside a giant stone circle.

Courtauld Gallery closing for two years

You have just a few weeks to visit the Courtauld Gallery before it closes for the next two years for a major refurbishment.

Disappear Here – Playing with your perspectives at RIBA

The display space inside architectural head office for RIBA has been given over to to the notion of perspective.

Railpage Australia News

142 stories | Newest story posted 2 months ago
New version of the All Australian Tracks Google Earth overlay

Railpage has available for download the new 2018 version of the All Australia Tracks Google Earth overlay.

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.

Railway Preservation

90 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
CLP10 to be restored as CLP17

It's official gang.

Steam Loco R766 Restoration

Help us return Victorian Railways steam locomotive R766 to the rails!

The Milwaukee Road, Route of the Hiawathas

The Chicago, Milwaukee, St.

CLP10 Preservation Group seek additional funding

It seems the CLP10 folks are after more cash.

CLP10 is staying in Australia

To the Railfans of Australia and indeed the world.

Railway Publications

1 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Book reviews: Railroading for railroaders

One is a biography of the late John Walker Barriger III, a peripatetic dispenser of efficiency enhancements to a stable of halt-and-maimed iron horse properties, earning him the appellation, “Doctor of Sick Railroads.

Railway Stories

65 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Plans to revamp Olympia exhibition hall shown off

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’s Transport History – Double Decker Trains

Sydney has a long history with double deckers trains.

Making Pictures

I like to think about the craft of photography more than the mechanics of it.

Making Lemonade

#GOJETSGOYou know the old saying, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade?

Four Days in April, Part 4

Meet me at LoretteIn a span of about a week in April, I made a point of getting out and photographing trains.

South Australian Rail News

628 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Welcome news for northern suburbs commuters as Gawler line electrification sparks into life

The much-anticipated Gawler Rail Electrification Project is set to spark into life after the Marshall Liberal Government signed-off on Stage 2 of the major $615 million project.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by a train at South Brighton

A PEDESTRIAN has died after being struck by a train at South Brighton, causing major delays on the Seaford line for most of the morning.

Gawler line electrification expected to be completed in 2020

THE long-awaited electrification of the Gawler rail line is expected to be complete in two years, after the state and federal governments signed off on stage two of the project.

Infrastructure SA legislation hits parliament

Legislation to set up an independent infrastructure advisory in South Australia has been introduced into the state’s parliament.

Steam trains and emus in Peterborough

Throughout his travels in regional South Australia, Michael X Savvas finds plenty of good country.

Tasmanian Rail News

352 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Heritage rail to hit the track in northern suburbs

A new heritage passenger rail experience could be operating by this summer following the decision to grant the Tasmanian Transport Museum Society (TTMS) access to the main rail line between Glenorchy and Berriedale.

Young steam trainees firing up for a career on the rails

It has been running on steam on Tasmania’s remote west coast for more than a century, now the company running the island state’s iconic Abt steam railway is training up a new generation of drivers before decades of specialist knowledge dies out.

Derwent rail an alternative to woodchip port

THE Dover woodchips project development for a proposed $42 million woodchip port at Strathblane involves the sourcing of 800,000 tonnes of woodchips annually and 800 weekly truck movements both ways between Lonnavale and the stockpile facility at Strathblane.

Tasmania police attend two incidents in the North in 24 hours

TasRail are urging Tasmanians to be safe around trains after Tasmania Police attended two incidents.

Bridgewater man, 26, charged over ‘risky’ behaviour near rail line in Hobart’s northern suburbs

A BRIDGEWATER man who allegedly spray painted graffiti in a rail tunnel north of Hobart at the weekend has been charged.

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

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CRICH WORKSHOP ON FRIDAY 13 JULY - Frank Bagshaw

Crich workshop Friday July 13th showing 102 in the background

SCVTA seeking development partners

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Joint and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Program is issuing three new Requests for Proposal (RFP) to the real estate development community to alleviate congestion in the area and create a stable revenue source for SCVTA.

Spotlight on Newcastle as Sydney light rail project runs off track

While the city sleeps, contractors are pushing to get Newcastle’s light rail up and running by early next year.

NEWCASTLE 102 AND GATESHEAD 5 IN 1972 - Keith Chadbourne

Looking through some old fotos Keith found this blast from the past at Crich.

NOTTINGHAM ON 10 JULY 2018 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw was in Nottingham yesterday, here Incentro 206 crosses Wilford Bridge bound for Clifton South.

UK

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Employee networks: support and guidance across the railway

Our employee networks have been busy this summer, from marching for Pride Month across Britain to promoting Disability Week at London Waterloo.

Nexus to modernise Tyne and Wear Metro control room in UK

Nexus is to upgrade the Tyne and Wear Metro control room situated in South Gosforth, near Newcastle, England, with an investment of £12m.

In pictures: a first look at Crossrail’s Elizabeth line

The Elizabeth line, London’s 12th tube line, will become operational in December this year, following the completion of a £14.

Review of Network Rail’s tree management launched

Terms of reference for a review of how Network Rail can best ensure the safety of railway operations while also protecting wildlife and preserving trees were published by the Department for Transport on July 12.

Infrastructure insights: bridges

Our bridges have been in the spotlight this month with a national campaign to reduce the number of bridge strikes.

USA

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TSA brings K-9 training to VRE

The July 17 event was part of a continuous effort in interagency surface training, one of many training events hosted by VRE with local, state and federal partner agencies in the area.

New York Launches $100M Barge and Rail Freight Program

The City of New York has announced a $100 million investment plan to increase maritime and rail freight transportation within the city's boroughs, reducing congestion from trucking and creating new jobs in longshore and vessel operations.

New rider mark for KC Streetcar

For the week of July 8, the fare-free KC Streetcar recorded its highest weekly ridership to date with 78,998 rides.

Victorian Rail News

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Mildura and Murray basin Rail project derailed

COMPLETION of the Murray Basin Rail Project has been pushed back to 2020, following a State Government meeting last week with rail freight and farm industry representatives.

Bega Cheese the new owner of Murray Goulburn Koroit

Bega Cheese has today confirmed it will be the new owner of the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory.

Go-slow enforced over “unsound” Eltham rail bridge while track maintenance works underway

A 116-year-old rail bridge under a section of the Hurstbridge line has been declared structurally unsound, with train speeds slowed until repairs can be done.

Working With Industry On Regional Rail Freight

The Andrews Labor Government continues to work alongside industry on the next stages of the Murray Basin Rail Project and the new Freight-Passenger Rail Separation Project.

Fed, Vic Libs pledge electric rail line

The Victorian and federal Liberal parties have vowed to extend the Frankston train line by 8km and build two new train stations if they win the state election.

Western Australian Rail News

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Rio Tinto achieves first autonomous delivery of iron ore

Rio Tinto has completed the first delivery of iron ore by an autonomous train in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

Rio Tinto operates first driverless freight train

Global mining conglomerate Rio Tinto marked the first delivery of iron ore by an autonomous train as part of its US$940 million AutoHaul program operating to its port facilities in Western Australia.

Rio's first delivery with giant robot train comes with stark warning

Rio Tinto's chief executive says the miner is on a collision course with Apple and Google as they compete for a shrinking pool of technology workers, and if Australia doesn't ramp up its science skills Rio will have to look overseas for recruits.

Metronet Perth train project could be derailed by a national skills shortage of rail workers

Five years ago, Metronet was the pipe dream of a West Australian Opposition keen to present itself as a visionary alternative government.

Security fears as Huawei snares $136m rail contract

The McGowan government has been criticised for ignoring security concerns by awarding a $136 million telecommunications contract to controversial Chinese telco giant Huawei.

Yarra Trams

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Stop 19 Tram stop upgrade Sydney-Brunswick Road

Preliminary site works will begin 2 weeks prior to the major works.

May 2018 performance results

Yarra Trams delivered 98.

Tram, truck collision shuts down Sydney Road

A tram has been derailed in a collision with a truck at Coburg this morning.

Moreland Road track renewal works

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are repairing tram tracks at Moreland Road between Nicholson Street / Holmes Street and Cameron Street.

Balaclava community benefit from new accessible tram stop

An accessible tram stop is now open at Balaclava station in Carlisle Street, with the project improving safety and accessibility and creating a more pedestrian-friendly environment.

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