Canberra's light rail system will start taking passengers on April 20, Transport Minister Meegan Fitzharris has confirmed, ending months of speculation about the commencement date.
Capital Recycling Solutions’ bid to transport rail freight from its Fyshwick base is one step closer, lodging plans for a $1.
A Canberra Uber driver, who was forced to slam on the brakes to avoid his car being struck by a light rail vehicle whose driver ran a red light, said he "felt very unsafe" after the near miss.
Transport Canberra has launched an investigation after dashcam footage emerged showing a car's near-miss with a light rail vehicle.
Federal Labor has committed $200 million to stage two of the ACT's light rail project — running from the city centre past Parliament House and on to Woden — if the party wins the upcoming federal election.
The International Union of Railways and the Latin American Railway Association signed a memorandum of understanding in São Paulo on March 19 covering co-operation in staff training and education, railway engineering, passenger and freight transport, tourist trains and the exchange of data.
At least 24 people have been killed and 31 injured in a train accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo (
CRRC Qiqihar has supplied two railway cranes to Chemin de fer Congo-Océan, which will use them for both lifting heavy freight and accident recovery.
French logistics company GEFCO, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, is developing rail automotive logistics in Morocco.
The first UIC African Rail Digital Summit which was held in Cape Town on February 25-27 set out an agenda for the digital transformation of railways across the continent.
The National High Speed Rail (NHRSCL) has launched the bidding process for the 237km section of the 508km-long Mumbai–Ahmedabad high-speed train project.
President Hassan Rouhani opened the 164 km Qazvin – Rasht railway with a ceremony on March 6.
With the US sanctions on Iran reimposed, European firms must analyse their transaction before putting it on a train to Iran.
Al Harbi told this week’s conference in Dubai that the service is reporting a 93% punctuality rate, which he says is a major achievement given the difficulties of operating a high-speed service in desert conditions.
The Alstom-delivered computer-based interlocking signalling system Smartlock 400 has started commercial operations at Maghagha’s main railway station in Egypt.
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.
Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is reportedly planning to postpone the introduction of a new signalling system following a rare train collision during trials.
Construction of Bang Sue Central Station, which will replace Hua Lamphong as the city's rail transport hub when it opens in 2021, is almost 71% complete.
Tenders for design, construction and commissioning of civil engineering works on around half of the planned Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line were invited by the National High Speed Rail Corp Ltd on March 15.
Though geographic and technological challenges remain, Kazakhstan is on its way to becoming an even more central player in its region’s rail transportation, Shang-su Wu writes.
French firm Saft has secured a multi-million-euro contract from Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC to deliver on-board battery systems to Chengdu Metro.
The Fair Work Commission have today certified, stamped and signed the Enterprise Agreement.
Aurizon shareholders will feel the pinch after the rail freight operator's net profit fell 19 per cent to $227 million for the December half.
Logistics group Linfox expects to make "a real go" of Aurizon's unprofitable Queensland intermodal operations and will use it to transport consumable goods into far north Queensland, executive chairman Peter Fox says.
Workers at Australia's largest rail freight operator, Aurizon, will walk off the job on Tuesday in the first of a series of 24-hour stoppages this week aimed at disrupting coal transport services.
Aurizon completed the sale of its Queensland Intermodal business to logistics group Linfox on January 31, with the first train under the new management leaving Brisbane for Mackay on February 1.
Bus wars set to return to Edinburgh’s streets as First squares up to Lothian
It is now just over fifty years since the National Bus Company (NBC) was formed from the 1st January 1969, although much had transpired behind the scenes for a considerable time prior to the event.
In the line of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to provide last-mile connectivity to the metro commuters, Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) will introduce 50 low-floor, air-conditioned, disabled-friendly feeder buses across 16 new routes in Noida and Greater Noida from March 15.
Friday 15th March will provide a splendid opportunity to ride a selection of traditional 1960s Routemasters in service on seven London bus routes.
In order to provide safe, secure, efficient and reliable operation of buses in Delhi, the Transport Department, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) has inducted 1,679 buses under Cluster Scheme for the operation of Private Stage Carriage services in Delhi.
A CP train has derailed in Port Coquitlam, causing delays for some Tri Cities transit passengers.
UK-based rolling stock manufacturer Vivarail has completed a demonstration of its fast charging system for Class 230 battery trains.
Canadian National Railway (CN) is set to invest more than C$245m ($183.
[justify]Saskatchewan, March 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) said today it plans to invest more than $245 million in Saskatchewan in 2019 to expand and strengthen the company’s rail network across the province.
The estimated total cost of Stage 2 of Ottawa’s Confederation Line is C$4.
The Locomotive Division would like to advise Members that following last week’s Drivers Issues Taskforce final agreement has been reached and correspondence exchanged regarding the outstanding issues.
A train guard stationed at Waterfall who was sacked after sending a picture of his penis to a female colleague was not unfairly dismissed, the Fair Work Commission found.
The backbone of Sydney’s transport system is its heavy-rail network, with over 960km of track connecting communities in Australia’s biggest city.
Sydney’s train network experienced significant peak hour delays after a mechanical issue on Monday afternoon sparked chaos.
Sydney’s rail commuters are being urged to take extra care boarding trains after a spike in accidents.
The demand for conditioned container transport is increasing, and so is the preference for environmentally friendly products.
The Netherlands should speed up efforts in preparing the railway network for 740-metre long trains.
As part of the 2018-2026 mid-life programme, Eurotunnel has signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation to renovate nine ‘PAX’ shuttles.
Today, Alstom and Transdev signed a contract for the delivery of 41 Coradia Lint regional trainsets for operation in the German region of Bavaria.
The Czech state freight operator ČD Cargo is investing continuously in renewing its fleet of locomotives.
On the way home one day, we stopped at the Miller St.
A couple of Royal Wolf shipping containers turned up on PS6 the other day.
There were 78 sightings for this week; This is 17 sightings more than last week.
An uncommon sight outside of Tassie and Melbourne is Toll Tasmania reefer TTR 707.
We headed for Utica, arriving just in time to see the Westbound Amtrak we saw at lock 13 leaving.
Flood mitigation, noise levels and borrow pits were some of the key concerns raised at Inland Rail community consultation sessions held in Goondiwindi, North Star, Toomelah and Boggabilla last week.
The Goondiwindi Regional Council has grave concerns about the route of the inland rail.
Liberty Steel’s Whyalla steelworks has completed its first $20 million order to the Inland Rail project, delivering 14,000 tonnes on site for the Parkes to Narromine section of the track.
Construction on the Inland Rail is ramping up on the Parkes to Narromine section.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and General Manager GFG Alliance (Whyalla Liberty Primary Steel) Carol-Anne Nelson were in Parkes on Thursday to mark the completion of the first contract from Liberty’s Whyalla steelworks to the Inland Rail project.
Modern carriages are fully equipped with a set of comfortable features, but nowadays passengers are expecting seamless internet access and multimedia interactive services.
The first intake of students is expected to enrol in May at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa as ISR and the Ministry of Transport launch a programme to train more track engineers.
The nominees for the RailFreight Innovation Awards have been announced.
What do you think the main advantages of creating a diverse workforce are?
Sicilians may trust using the railways to visit Mount Etna but generally, trains are much better off if they’re out of a volcano’s reach.
Last night (March 8th 2019) I was booked on a 5.
In the 1950s, a set of stone reliefs were added to a building so high up that hardly anyone could see them.
I deem that it is time for a dose of omphaloskepsis, and to find out which of my miserable scrawlings captured your attention the most during the past year.
One of the many maps of bomb damaged London has gone on show in the City of London’s heritage gallery, alongside a declaration about the end of WW1.
The magnificent Victorian pumping station at Crossness that had to close suddenly earlier this year has secured its future after raising nearly £500,000.
I have done some scenery this weekend.
The first thing you will notice about this blog entry is that the subject is not On30.
This announcement about A-Track, a free easy-to-use software application for NCE DCC systems, is posted with the generous permission of Joe Fugate, in the hope that some of the MRH community may find it useful.
So, its another cold Monday, and I decided to start to chronicle my railroading life.
I would like to reveal to you a little story and yet another but very affordable DCC accessory decoder based on Arduino like board.
The sound of miniature trains is set to be a familiar scene in Poynton soon thanks to local enthusiasts who didn’t want to lose a local attraction.
The miniature railway in Matthews Park will be reliving the grand old days of the railways on Saturday.
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.
The NSW government abandoned upgrading the Western Line in order to profit from WestConnex M4 tolls
8,000 commuters are forced to interchange at Lidcombe every day as a result of the loss of Inner West Line services to Liverpool/Bankstown via Regents Park
In the lead up to the State Election in NSW we will be looking at what all of the major parties are doing in transport to try and win over voters in the most marginal seats across the state.
Today we are exploring the outer-western Sydney seat of Penrith.
Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance ride her Government's flagship infrastructure project, the Sydney Metro Northwest rail, which boasts driverless trains and is due to open in May.
Transporting waste by rail to and from a proposed landfill site in north Auckland could help divert hundreds of trucks from a deadly road, residents say.
KiwiRail has announced a 12% year-on-year increase in revenue to NZ$328·8m for the six months to December 2018.
A public transport group is disappointed that Labour's pre-election promise for commuter rail in Christchurch appears to be off the cards.
KiwiRail has confirmed plans to replace its three ageing Cook Strait ferries with two new, larger, purpose-built rail ferries.
The NZ Transport Agency Board has approved a business case for the next steps in a start-up trial Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced.
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.
Motorists will be slugged nearly $87,000 extra, each, in CityLink tolls over the next 25 years under the government’s West Gate Tunnel agreement with toll road giant Transurban, according to a new, independent analysis.
The latest installment of a $1 billion pipeline of road and rail projects for Melbourne’s south east aims to ease congestion for a rapidly growing region.
On this episode of AvTalk we’re joined by The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower to discuss the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and the subsequent grounding of the 737 MAX.
JAL (Japan Airlines) revealed its new low cost subsidary set up to compete with ANA’s budget airlines Peach/ Vanilla (which are merging in May) as well as Air Asia, Jetstar (owned by Qantas) and Scoot (Singapore).
With the global grounding of the 737 MAX fleet, airlines have been moving aircraft into storage.
Members have recently reported a marked increase of fume incidents on 92 and 93 class locomotives when traversing tunnels.
It is understood a PN coal train has derailed at Dalrymple Bay on Monday last around lunch time.
The St Marys Freight Hub will drive more freight on to rail, taking between 70,000 and 80,000 trucks off NSW’s regional and state road networks, including primary freight routes travelling from Port Botany to Western Sydney.
We have been in negotiations for some time now about a new Pacific National Enterprise Agreement for Terminal Operators.
Pacific National Junee recently said goodbye to three Depot stalwarts as Bevan Hackett, Marc Canino and Geoff Crossman decided to call it a day after almost 150 years between them.
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.
TWO of Townsville’s politicians say passenger rail services should be considered for peak-hour commuting and to major events at the new North Queensland Stadium in the CBD.
The Queensland Government has released its Freight Strategy that aims to provide a framework to support statewide trucking, shipping, rail and air cargo over the next decade.
RACQ has called on State and Federal Governments to prioritise investment in rail and road infrastructure, after a new report suggested Federal funding was crucial for the delivery of Cross River Rail and other major transport projects.
Queensland Rail say they are working with freight operators and their customers on options to restore services by loading freight on and off trains at Richmond and Hughenden as repairs continue on the western half of the line.
My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on a special heritage train day tour to Traralgon on Saturday 4th May and incorporate one of these fantastic tour options:
The Modernism in Metro-Land tours are back with a couple of walks in May and June of modernist tube stations.
The RTAA Rail Industry Field Day is known as the biggest and best outdoor event on the Australasian rail calendar.
With construction under way on Inland Rail between Parkes and Narromine, we would like to update you about our work.
Scott Morrison will progress plans for fast-rail links between the nation’s three biggest cities and their regions and cut the annual migration intake by 120,000 over the next four years in a sweeping decentralisation blueprint to ease crippling congestion in Sydney and Melbourne.
Labor says Australia needs "genuine" high-speed rail project to link big cities with regional centres.
The Australasian Rail Association (ARA) has welcomed a shared commitment from both Federal Government and Opposition to deliver a National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy.
Freight on Rail Group of Australia chair and Pacific National boss Dean Dalla Valle has criticised state and federal governments for facilitating the growth of road freight against the best interests of taxpayers.
Data shows while emissions from electricity sector are in decline, gains have been wiped out by increases from other industries
The rail tracks at Auschwitz, where more than a million Jews, Poles and other victims of the Nazi regime were murdered, have become a popular spot for selfies and other photos
Located in Southern Vietnam in the capital of Khanh Hoa province, Nha Trang is by far one of the most famous and touristy seaside cities within the country.
We are pleased to introduce online ticket booking for the international railway service from China to Vietnam.
Mandalay has been for a long time a royal capital for the region considered as Upper Burma capital.
Discover Myanmar former capital, once considered as one of the jewels of the British Empire, and understand why the city is still a must-do place to visit these days.
From Railpage to all our loyal users, moderators and administrators, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and safe New Year.
Railpage has available for download the new 2018 version of the All Australia Tracks Google Earth overlay.
Railpage is calling for 6 or so volunteers to become core team members of the RP testing team for the new developer software releases.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
With the impending arrival of ‘The Royal Train’ (check out vgr.
This winter we have been replacing rusted steel panels on the 2524.
Feb-Mar Construction Update
Large copies of the cast-iron steampipe drawings were sent to the pattern maker this week as he seems to be keen to get the job underway, which is good for us.
The East Somerset Railway has released a short update on the work being completed on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath.
Overhead Line Electrification for Railways By Garry Keenor
I’ve completed my second book, “Passing a Half Century”!
Monorails of the 19th Century by Adrian S.
John Minnis is an architectural historian with English Heritage.
Just letting those people who may be interested know that volume 6 of “Diesel Diary HD” is now available.
Reflections of a wet city in the shiny valance around
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.
Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply 21 Class EP2D electric multiple-units, to be financed by Sberbank Leasing.
The first [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]platskartny coach to be modernised by the Vagonremmash factory in Tambov re-entered revenue service on March 18, following the completion of testing and certification.
Wagon leasing and rail and tank-container logistics company VTG has announced unaudited group revenue of €1·07bn for 2018, with the 5·7% year-on-year growth attributed to increased demand which saw capacity utilisation reaching 93·5% at the end of the year, the highest for 10 years.
Russia is looking for new, modern distribution centres just at the border with Europe.
The new Kozyrki-Severo section of the Russian Krasnodar-Caucasus railway line has been opened for freight trains.
The State Government is asking the Aldinga community where a future railway station should be built in their suburb.
The proud railway identity among the farming community of Cummins is to become history as it prepares to tackle 50 extra trucks on its roads each day.
A man was high on drugs and had not slept for four days before pushing a car onto train tracks in front of a speeding passenger service in Adelaide, a court has heard.
Grain handling group Viterra announces it will transition from rail to road transport for movement of all grain on the Eyre Peninsula.
Eyre Peninsula's railway network will close on May 31 as Viterra transfers its freight operations to road only.
The Forth River Rail Bridge will soon be owned by the ratepayers of the Central Coast Council.
As the debate over the North-East Railway Corridor enters its third year, community opinions on its best use remain on both sides of the track.
TasRail will be required to fork out $1.
A FOUR-year upgrade of the state’s freight rail network will start in July as improvements to the network continue.
From a ferry service to more entertainment options, it seems many Hobartians think Hobart could do with more of .
Hey everybody, I'd like to announce the start of bi-weekly Trainz Livestreams.
Two new High Iron Simulations scenario mini-packs put the Electro-Motive GP40-2 to work coast-to-coast!
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.
Passengers will have more options to quickly top up their myki and check their balance with 40 more Quick Top Up and Enquiry Machines (QTEMs) to be installed across the train and tram network this month.
Go-ahead given to tram scheme extension
Edinburgh approves £207m extension to tram line
ON the one-month anniversary of Newcastle light rail commencing passenger services, the NSW government has announced more than 100,000 trips have been taken on the line.
NEWCASTLE light rail has proven more than just a hit on its opening day with an average of 4259 trips taken on each day of operation in February, according to Transport for NSW data.
Greater Anglia has announced that its passengers are set to benefit from improved compensation thanks to a new deal signed between themselves and the Department for Transport (DfT).
We’re enabling faster journeys on one of Britain’s most important railway lines this Easter.
Rail passengers in the West Midlands are set to benefit from more trains when West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway introduces its new timetable this May.
A report published by Railway Industry Association (RIA) has found that electrification works in the UK can be delivered at a cost 33%-50% lower compared to previous upgrade projects.
London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has announced new Azuma trains will enter service on 15 May 2019.
Some farms, dairies and feed companies in the San Joaquin Valley of California are facing shortages of livestock feed supplies after deadly river flooding in the Midwest closed major railroad shipping corridors in recent days.
Passenger rail traffic along a popular Missouri route was suspended and evacuations continued Wednesday amid flooding along the Missouri River.
Belke has held positions as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Engineer at multiple short line and Class I railroads, and served in domestic and international leadership roles for Genesee & Wyoming.
Highlights include: the fewest number of weekday delays that the system has seen in about five years; weekday on-time performance continuing to significantly improve over 2018 (a 14.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released ratings March 15 for infrastructure projects throughout the U.
Melbourne used to plan for the future.
Teenagers are dicing with death by crossing train tracks illegally to get to school.
Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, announced the signing of the Heads of Agreement on 13 March 2019, setting out the strategic objectives, governance arrangements and information sharing processes for the $10 billion joint commitment.
Waurn Ponds passengers can look forward to a better train station and more train services, with an upgrade of Waurn Ponds Station being delivered as part of the $110 million Geelong Line Upgrade Stage 1.
The Victorian and Federal Governments of Australia have approved the rail link to Melbourne airport, which is estimated to cost between A$8bn and A$13bn ($5.
The WA Government pushes ahead with a $200 million deal which will see Huawei build a digital radio system for Perth's rail network, saying it has received assurances from the Chinese telecommunications company.
The WA Government pushes ahead with its contract with Chinese telecommunications company Huawei to build a new digital radio system for Perth's trains, saying it has received assurances from the company.
An Australian Transport Safety Bureau report finds a maintenance gang applied brakes to the wrong train in the moments before another one took off without its driver in WA's Pilbara, ending up a twisted wreck 90 kilometres away.
BHP rail crews locked down the wrong train ahead of its $300 million runaway ore-car disaster last year, according to a preliminary report into the incident by rail safety investigators.
A convoy of trucks from Western Australia's Pilbara region is making its way east to help farming communities devastated by recent flooding in Queensland.
The Montague Street bridge has claimed another victim.
Work is underway to upgrade the RMIT Bundoora stop on Route 86, as the Andrews Labor Government’s latest improvement to safety and accessibility for the thousands of passengers using Melbourne’s tram network.
The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for fans to enjoy the Australian Open with free travel and more than 3000 extra tram services between the city and the tennis.
Passengers will now have more tram services linking them to key destinations in Melbourne’s city centre, following the introduction of night and weekend services along tram Route 30, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Safety and accessibility will be improved for thousands of passengers following upgrades to the Bundoora RMIT stop on Route 86 over the next five weeks, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.