Light rail testing is poised to begin on the southern stretch of the Gungahlin to Civic track in coming weeks, with the arrival of one of vehicles onto Northbourne Avenue.
The ACT government expects the consortium building and operating Canberra's light rail will miss "the first few" availability payments because of delays in getting the trams operating.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr has called on both sides of federal politics to commit funding to the Canberra-Sydney rail corridor to speed up the development of a faster service between the two capitals after the NSW Government made regional rail a priority for its $4.
What is the correct term for the new track being built between Gungahlin and Civic in Canberra's north.
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese says it’s time for the Morrison Government to get behind high speed rail, suggesting it's been delayed for political purposes.
Three Chinese nationals were Monday charged with offering a $5,000 (Sh500,000) bribe to an inspector of police and his team for favour in the investigation on fraud at the Mombasa railway terminus in Kenya.
The Tangier-Casablanca high-speed rail line, the first ever high-speed line in Africa, has been officially inaugurated.
General Electric (GE) has withdrawn from a nearly $2bn Nigeria rail concession as a part of its strategy to wrap up its transportation business.
Morocco has opened the Tangier-Casablanca high-speed rail line, which will connect industrial and commercial hubs.
CRRC Qingdao Sifang has won an order to supply 22 six-car electric multiple-units to operate on a railway linking Cairo to 10th of Ramadan City.
The national railway network of the UAE is to be further expanded with the signing of a financial agreement last week.
The first train in a decade to cross the border between the two Koreas passed through the Demilitarised Zone on November 30 as negotiations begin to restore international rail traffic between the two countries.
Dubai-based construction firm ARJ Holding is investing €100 million (Dh416.
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the first of the new Dubai Metro trains had arrived in the emirate, with a total of 50 to be delivered by the end of October next year.
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.
Ahmedabad Metro project in the Indian state of Gujarat is set to undergo trials next month as the first train has been shipped from South Korea.
A prototype for the next generation of Mainline Electric Multiple-Unit for Indian Railways is expected to be rolled out for test running on December 15, according to Integral Coach Factory General Manager Sudhanshu Mani.
Equity Intelligence India sold 1.
Lim Wei Ling, a 24-year-old who works in Bangsar, must get up at 5.
Boundary walls would be raised at accident-prone spots along
Aurizon member families enjoyed the festivities on Wednesday November 21 at the Annual Employee Picnic.
The threat of significant financial penalties would be enough to stop freight giant Pacific National misusing its market power were it to buy key rail assets from Aurizon, the company has told a court as it battles to get the deal past opposition from the competition watchdog.
Three weeks after
Today, your Enterprise Agreement negotiation committee attending a meeting with Aurizon team to discuss a way forward with the EA.
The corridor will connect Krishnapatnam port on the east coast with Indian Railways' network at Venkatachalam and Obulavaraipalli.
On the day when tubes, trains, buses and even cable cars go to sleep, there will one bus company offering a very special Christmas Day service.
A small selection of vehicles that may be in use on the day.
ROUTE 430 – CHRISTMAS DAY – FREE BUS SERVICE On Christmas Day 2018 a free bus service will again run on route 430 between Roehampton and Putney Bridge.
Millions of Stagecoach passengers now have access to contactless bus travel after the company completed the roll-out of the technology which now covers 7,400 vehicles operating within Stagecoach’s regional bus businesses in Scotland, England and Wales.
ADL adds hydrogen fuel cell technology to the market’s widest range of low and zero emission buses
CP announced Dec.
The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce thinks a high-frequency rail system — not a lightning-fast rail corridor — would better address Ontario’s transportation needs.
Canadian Pacific formally unveiled its next-generation grain trainsets on December 4, during the opening of an upgraded loading terminal near Moose Jaw attended by Saskatchewan’s Minister of Highways & Infrastructure Lori Carr.
The Class I announced that November volume broke its previous record for carloads of Western Canadian grain and grain products shipped to the Port of Vancouver.
Notley is whining for not just one train, but a giga-set of 80 locomotives and 7,000 tank cars to shift Alberta’s low-grade oil substitute from the boreal forest to the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Coast.
The transformation of Sydney’s rail network through Digital Systems is a step closer with the NSW Government signing a $16 million contract to ensure new technology is properly integrated into the Sydney Trains network.
As usual there will be changes to transport arrangements over the summer period due to changes in travel patterns.
Passengers are experiencing major delays on Sydney trains this afternoon with some services taking as long as 30 minutes to move between stations on the City Circle line.
Commuters and tourists can now use their credit and debit cards to board Sydney trains and can expect similar access to buses by mid-2019.
A new Sydney Trains Rail Operations Centre (ROC) now nearing completion includes a central control room featuring what is believed to be the world’s largest command and control LED display.
Rail freight operator Far East Land Bridge (FELB) is set to launch a new service between the intermodal terminal of Melzo (Milan) and Chengdu (Southeastern China) on 26 January.
Incumbent Arriva has beaten off two rival bids to win the next contract to operate regional passenger services in western and central Jylland, in a deal which includes the transfer of two routes currently operated by national passenger operator DSB.
A train entering the ‘Brussels North-South’ junction, the busiest railway axis in Belgium, collided with another train.
Infrastructure contractor Leonhard Weiss has awarded Pandrol a contract to supply more than 430 000 Fastclip FE rail fastenings for the 65 km line between Tapa and Narva.
The Adirondack & Lake Champlain Railroad Co.
A new Eurotainer with the new logo.
Grabbed this one last week on an MS service.
When visiting family near Buffalo, I rode on the Arcade & Attica Railroad.
There were 64 sightings for this week; This is 4 sighting more than last week.
The Lockyer Valley Regional Council should stop trying to meddle in issues that are clearly the responsibility of the State and Commonwealth Governments.
NSW Farmers President James Jackson will join Inland Rail Taskforce Chair Adrian Lyons on a tour of farms in the central west region on Monday December 3 to gather more feedback from farmers on the inland rail project.
The Inland Rail has been a long time coming for the Darling Downs region but now that the project is a reality, businesses need to be ready to make the most of the opportunities it has to offer.
In order for the Inland Rail Narromine to Narrabri project to work it must go through farmland, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said.
A community meeting was held in Gilgandra this week to discuss the project.
A package of proposals intended to address the European Commission’s competition concerns regarding the proposed merger of Siemens Mobility and Alstom were submitted by the two companies on December 12.
Luminator Technology Group (LTG) and KeTech Systems Limited (KeTech) have announced their new Strategic Partnership Agreement.
National railway ISR has awarded Alstom a €45m contract to design, supply, install and commission ETCS Level 2 onboard equipment across its fleet.
Moscow Metro is one of a kind.
One hundred years ago, four German submarines slipped through Tower Bridge and into the Port of London, heart of the city’s cargo trade.
A skeleton, lying face-down deep in the Thames mud, still wearing a pair of thigh-high leather boots has been discovered by archaeologists in Bermondsey.
In the middle of a wide avenue by Shoreditch station stands three ropes threaded and frozen in space.
This insignificant little alley nonetheless has on its corner a relic of Spitalfields Jewish past.
A majestic lion lays bestride a war memorial in a post-war housing estate, a memory of those who worked nearby and died far away.
Version 3 of the Shipper-driven Traffic Simulator is now available and ready for downloading.
Testing and documentation has been completed on the third version of STS and it is ready for downloading on Windows platforms.
I took the wagons over to Himself's place to take advantage of one of his nifty bits of kit - a spray booth turntable.
Looking at Geoff Bunza Blog post ( https://model-railroad-hobbyist.
We set up the A&LC at the Mall today.
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.
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.
The New South Wales government has awarded Network Rail Consulting the A$16m System Integrator contract within its Digital Systems programme, which forms part of a A$880m package of planned investment in the Sydney Trains network.
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The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against NSW Ports Operations Hold Co Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries Port Botany Operations Pty Ltd and Port Kembla Operations Pty Ltd for making agreements with the State of New South Wales that the ACCC alleges had an anti-competitive purpose and effect.
ONE wonders at how shortsighted our NSW government is in regards to an Orange-Sydney train.
The state government’s planned study into regional fast rail has been labelled a pre-election stunt by member for Orange Phil Donato.
A health and safety lawyer believes the Transport Agency has been too cosy with the rail operators it is required to regulate for safety and wants change.
Commuters are facing long waits as trains remained cancelled on the Kāpiti line due to a power outage.
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KiwiRail is sticking by its decision to purchase 15 new diesel locomotives
The New Zealand Government has committed to funding the refurbishment of KiwiRail’s ageing electric locomotives on the North Island Main Trunk line, providing additional capacity for rail freight growth.
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.
The first of the two massive tunnel boring machines that will dig the Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel will begin its journey to Melbourne next week.
Bendigo will be connected to Sydney with regular flights operated by Qantas starting early next year, marking the first regular commercial airline services out of the Victorian city in more than three decades.
On this episode of AvTalk, The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower joins us to discuss the investigation into the crash of Lion Air 610 and the attention now being paid to Boeing’s Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).
After taking delivery of their fifth Boeing 787 last November, Air France partnered Daher and Airborne Films to capture stunning air-to-air footage before the aircraft entered commercial service.
Capt Princehorn and I discuss my one million km and the A380 in his cockpit.
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.
On Wednesday November 7, Loco Division PN Coal Delegates from across the state gathered to prepare to meet management and work through current workplace issues.
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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.
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.
“Alike the New Intercity Fleet, Queensland’s new trains were made overseas at the behest of a Liberal Government.
A multi-billion-dollar contract to build new trains for Queensland was flawed from the start, leaving all 75 new trains not complying with disability access laws, an inquiry has found.
Brisbane's busiest rail stations south of Roma Street will shut down over the Christmas period to allow for a $56 million signalling upgrade.
DISABILITY access flaws with the state’s new $4.
The Blacktown Christmas drinks are coming up on Friday 14th of December.
Penrith Railway Social Golf Club is comprised of RTBU Members, Retirees and friends.
The Second North Country Trains photo contest is now accepting entries.
The Second North Country Trains photo contest is now accepting entries.
With more than 150,000 trade visitors, InnoTrans 2018 once again proved itself to be the most attractive exhibition for the rail industry in the world, and therefore, the right place to officially roll out the new voestalpine Railway Systems.
With the technological revolution surging around the globe, businesses need to ensure they are in the best position possible to maximise the benefits and opportunities afforded by new and emerging technologies.
On Tuesday, November 13th, the RTBU Locomotive Division delegates and officials met with QUBE Management at their office in Cooks River to continue negotiating your Enterprise Agreement.
Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has welcomed the announcement from the NSW government regarding an investigation into the establishment of fast rail options linking regional centres to each other and Sydney.
Listed bulk grain handler Graincorp has received a $2.
“Watco demanded the utilization of a proven medium-speed diesel prime mover, and the Queensland network requires a very specific and unique set of design parameters,” said Kirby Roseveare.
or a grandparental adventureIn November two grandchildren were born, a boy to our daughter in Orpington (see The Leafy Suburbs), and a few days later a girl to our son in Shepherd's Bush.
t's been a good year for fans of rail travel, with speedy new train services opening around the world, linking major cities and slashing rail journey times.
On a lovely afternoon we boarded a train at the charming little station in Shanklin, bound back to the mainland for the rest of our summer holiday.
Located in Northern Cambodia within a gigantic area of 400 square kilometers in total, Angkor Archeological Park is the largest religious monumental complex in the world.
Apart from our holidays and a few work trips (and these latter have been very few this year), all our occasional travel seems to have been to London lately, largely because of our desire to visit our family there, and also because, frankly, London is well worth visiting!
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.
When I was in Scranton, PA, I went to Steamtown.
The long awaited exterior restoration of the crane finally began in earnest this last August.
Hello again and welcome to another VGR Mechanical Blog update.
I am happy to be announcing a new matching grant!
This is a plaque given to the Central New York Chapter, NRHS (National Railway Historical Society) when the car was donated from the D&H.
This week we’re joined by Dr.
TIM Fischer is known to most Australians as a former deputy prime minister and leader of the Nationals in the Howard Government.
I’ve completed my second eBook, “Passing a Half Century”!
Continuing my trend of reading old railway books, I recently read “Canadian Pacific Railway” by Patrick C.
It was around five years ago that I first discovered the collection of interviews with railway workers carried out by the Friends of the National Railway Museum some ten years earlier.
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.
The Overland has been an icon of Australia and gets passengers between Adelaide and Melbourne
A decision to
All of Adelaide's suburban train services will be suspended for two days during the first cricket Test against India in a move the Opposition says will embarrass the state.
The future of the Overland train between Adelaide and Melbourne is on shaky ground with the South Australian Government axing any future funding for the service.
Regional Development Australia - Limestone Coast will be undertaking an economic benefit study on re-establishing rail in the region.
A couple who were knocked unconscious by debris when an out-of-control train was forcibly derailed in Tasmania say the state rail operator offered them "blocks of chocolate", flowers, pizza and other items following the incident in September.
RAIL lines will remain intact at Macquarie Point despite northern suburbs light rail supporters fearing work on a bike track at the site could damage the infrastructure.
A Legislative Council committee examining potential tourism opportunities for the North-East rail corridor has called for public input into the inquiry.
A change in route to the North-East’s heritage railway and bike rail trail is on the cards.
A state government plan for the North-East’s rail trail and heritage railway already has the ‘right balance’, says Treasurer Peter Gutwein.
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.
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 Docklands Light Railway is seeking permission to expand it’s Becton depot ahead of the arrival of a fleet of new trains due in a few years time.
Germany-based Municipal utility group SWU Verkehr has inaugurated a nearly 10km long tram line.
Translink, Northern Ireland’s principal public transport provider, and Ardmore, its integrated communications partner, have received island-wide acclaim at the 2018 Chartered Institute of Marketing Ireland Awards, both taking home top awards in hotly contested categories.
A couple of pics showing the situation at Pinfold Street on Wednesday 5th December 2018
Interconnect products and systems manufacturer RF Industries has received an order for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project in Hawaii.
One of London’s biggest ever Christmas rail shutdowns will see many stations and lines - including direct links to Heathrow and Gatwick - closed throughout the holiday season for much-needed upgrade work.
The manufacturing of 52 trains for the Liverpool City Region is making good progress, and the bogies have successfully completed the first article inspection by Merseytravel.
The NOC went live Oct.
With temperatures dropping across Britain, the rail industry is gearing up for winter.
The government, the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have together confirmed a financing package to deliver the final stages of the Crossrail project and open the Elizabeth line to passengers.
At the federal drug trafficking trial in Brooklyn, informant Tirso Martinez Sanchez told jurors that after tank cars of cooking oil arrived in Mexico, Guzman, the diminutive head of the Sinaloa cartel, directed the cars to be drained and packaged kilos of cocaine hidden in secret compartments at the ends of the cars.
NS, in a Dec.
The “You,” of course, includes White House nominations, Senate confirmations and still-pending legislation in the waning days of each two-year Congress—Hail Mary events, all, as the sole option to failure is a looming greater uncertainty of beginning the process afresh come the seating of the new Congress in January.
The transaction was revealed in a filing by Progressive with the Surface Transportation Board and published in the Federal Register December 7.
A list of the first set of signal timers Transit will fine tune.
The Andrews Labor Government will save the iconic Overland train service between Melbourne and Adelaide, which connects passengers from South Australia, Western Victoria and Geelong on the historical route.
The government of Victoria is to increase its financial support for The Overland passenger service between Melbourne and Adelaide to ensure that it can continue to run until the end of 2019.
Drivers and public transport passengers are being urged to plan ahead over summer, as works continue on the Andrew Labor Government’s unprecedented pipeline of major transport projects and vital road and rail maintenance.
The current Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, is running out of excuses for why his minority Liberal government continues to keep $3 billion of Victorian infrastructure funding in a locked box, instead of providing it to hard working Victorians.
Many people have written about the state election result.
The Government of Western Australia has unveiled an A$146m ($107.
A former elite sailor who hopes his pipeline business might one day unseat trains as the most effective way to move iron ore is responding to high commodity prices by investing in a new production line.
A man has died after he was found unconscious at a Perth train station this evening.
A WA local government association wants organisations with a charity or not-for-profit status but who make money to start paying rates.
When roaming the worksites of the Victorian railway industry, you make many observations.
MOTORISTS who speed past stationary trams will be caught on camera — and could eventually receive fines and demerit points for it.
The final six unrestored W-Class trams are being removed from Melbourne’s City Circle so they can be stripped back and rebuilt for re-entry into service by 2020.
YARRA Trams is altering its Christmas celebrations for staff this year — after a 2017 event featured an indecently clad “fat-o-gram”.
Artist Hayley Millar-Baker with her artwork on a Melbourne Art TramThe first 2018 Melbourne Art Tram has entered service, one of eight trams that will be seen on Melbourne’s tram network over the next six months.
Some of 2018 partner City in the Community's young leaders with their wrapped tramNot-for-profit organisations have the chance to share their message with hundreds of thousands of people across Melbourne through the 2019 Yarra Trams Community Partnerships Program.