Hunter Valley manufacturing jobs have been threatened by rail freight operator Pacific National, who has moved to source flat top wagons from China despite previous safety problems with imported rolling stock.
A freight rail hub in Glen Innes, shifting more than 150,000 tonnes of freight each year into major ports at Brisbane and Newcastle took another step close to reality on Tuesday with major stakeholders meeting together for the first time.
Vandals who spray-painted four historic train carriages at Richmond Vale have been apprehended - and they have volunteered to clean up their mess.
The Korean National Railroad says tests of South Korea's self-designed bullet train, the G-7, have turned up serious flaws that could push back the target date for its rollout on the Seoul-Jeolla province line.
The civic leaders of both Glasgow and Edinburgh united today to warn of rail cuts which could damage the cities' economies.
Short-line railroad operator RailAmerica Inc. on Thursday said it is exploring alternatives to dispose of its E&N Railway in British Columbia, Canada, and has arranged an amended $450 million senior credit line.
The Darwin Rail Passenger Terminal took out the top prize at the Northern Territory Construction Association awards.
Mainfreight and millionaire investors Trevor Farmer and Alan Gibbs pitched the idea of breaking up Tranz Rail and creating a rail freight monopoly.
CN Rail plans to decrease service from Prince George to North Vancouver by two-thirds. The Opposition says the information is contained in a letter sent by a railway executive to unions representing locomotive engineers.
About 60,000 tonnes of grain from last year's wheat harvest are still stored in silos along the Gwabegar to Binnaway restricted grain line, but the State Government has promised it will be cleared before the 2004 harvest begins.
The transport giant Patrick Corporation has vowed to fight a senior NSW minister over a four-year delay in approving a rail interchange that promised to take nearly 1000 trucks a week off suburban streets.
Taiwan's government plans to spend NT$400 billion (US$12 billion) in the next four years building railway lines and expanding ports to improve the island's public infrastructure, according to the transport ministry's budget.
Ohariu-Belmont MP, Peter Dunne, has welcomed the co-operation among Wellington MP’s leading to the announcement of more than $10 million from the government for refurbishing rolling stock on the Wairarapa train service.
Rapid population and economic growth in Alberta over the last 10 years has made a high-speed rail link between Edmonton and Calgary feasible, says a new study by a transportation group.
Bidders for the east coast main line rail franchise will have to submit a "high-return" option that could include raising some fares and replacing poorly-used services with buses.
The recovery of 1970s film featuring some rock icons makes for a good documentary. During the summer of 1970, such iconic acts as Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, the Band and others travelled across the country by CN train to play music festivals in Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary over five crazy days.
I returned home last night from my trip to the Wimmera for a few days, with some top photos and interesting sighitngs in my possesion.
I travelled on V/lines 'luxury coaches', as The Overland was booked out.
Witnessing a smooth work for track laying the Tibet section of Qinghai-Tibet Railway project has made a favorable progress into Nagqu County, an important center in northern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Up to now, the total length of track laying along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway has covered 618 km, sounding another major breakthrough in the construction
Israel Railways launched a new line running between Tel Aviv and Ben-Gurion International Airport on Sunday, when the first train arrived at the airport's new station.
A previously undisclosed North Korean and Russian plan to link the Trans-Siberian Railroad with Rajin, North Korea's northeastern-most port, was revealed yesterday.
Rail operator Toll NZ has received a New Zealand Stock Exchange waiver from gaining shareholder approval to refinance $NZ269 million ($250 million) of debt held by its majority owner, Australia's Toll Holdings.
Newcastle's much touted metamorphosis from industrial port to designer-burb seemed about as plausible as gentrifying Launceston. The masterplan had two main planks: reconnect the city to its harbour and, to this end, remove the rail line.
China will issue its 2004 railway construction bonds soon, with three security companies, including CITIC Securities Co., Ltd, as major underwriters, sources from theChinese Ministry of Railways said Monday.
When a V/Line train crashed into a Ford Falcon sedan trapped at St Albans, Connex Melbourne, the company that operates the metropolitan trains passing through St Albans station, cancelled all trains on the line for the next four hours to allow emergency services to clear the scene. The train company also automatically sent out SMS alerts to registered customers informing them of the cancellations.
Commuters travelling to work yesterday were thrown off schedule as disrupted rail services continued in the aftermath of a train derailment near Thornton.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange will investigate Seibu Railway Co. on suspicion the company misstated the percentage stake held by its 10 biggest shareholders, the government-run NHK television reported on its Web site.
Following up on a Market Surveillance Panel report issued in February 2003, the Securities Commission has launched an unprecedented insider trading lawsuit against defendants associated with the former Tranz Rail, alleging that they sold shares to escape a coming decline in share prices.
If you're nostalgic, you might be glad to hear that CityRail is considering turning back the clock and bringing back single-deckers. But don't worry: the return of the Red Rattler is not on the cards. CityRail will buy 498 new air-conditioned carriages worth $1.5 billion over the next six years and a modern single-deck train may be the answer.
A NASA-led team is studying the construction of a railway in space for a pair of telescopes that will provide views of planet, star and galaxy formation in unprecedented detail.
A high-frequency shuttle service will connect the new Rockingham Train Station, the town centre and the city's popular foreshore precinct, Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced today.
CENTRAL Victorian mayors will take their concerns about fast rail to the State Government on Thursday. A meeting comes after seven central Victorian mayors wrote to the government, demanding it release new timetable information for Bendigo to Melbourne train services under the fast rail project, before construction on the line began.
Tatiara council is asking residents of Keith to voice their opinion on whether the town's railway station should be demolished.
The Tennant Creek Regional Tourism Association says doubling the Ghan rail service between Adelaide and Darwin will not boost visitor numbers to the town until Great Southern Railway changes its timetable.
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) says several new Darwin developments should help meet the increased accommodation demands created by the Ghan's service expansion.
One of Sydney's major stevedore operators, P&O Ports, says the planned expansion of Port Botany will put the state's overall ports growth plan in jeopardy and rail infrastructure has not been planned to keep thousands of trucks off suburban roads.
Diversified engineering services outfit Downer EDI said it expects profitability in the current year to improve by at least 12% over 2003/04, despite a shortage of skilled engineering workers hurting its ability to meet booming demand for services. Downer EDI, which operates across the areas of rail and road infrastructure, telecommunications, mining and power generation, has lifted its revenue forecasts for 2005, built on an increase in secured sales and above-budget first quarter trading.
Canadian Pacific Railway and CN will work together to move freight more efficiently through the Vancouver port, the rail giants said Tuesday morning.
Everett, AL has lifted its train horn ban and state regulators asked other communities to follow that city's lead before another fatal accident occurs at a rail crossing.
The man charged over a train derailment which injured more than 40 people suffered a huge emotional burden and had lost all joy in his life since the accident, the Victorian County Court was told today.
Train users can expect a smoother ride, bike racks, more seats and wheelchair spaces, and air-conditioning this month. A new driving cab with increased passenger capacity and fuel efficiency is due on the tracks after driver training.
Commuters were stranded on platforms on the hottest October day on record after CityRail ordered drivers to slow down because of the heat, delaying 79 services and causing 85 per cent of trains to be late.
My name is Heather Chamberlain I am President of the Bridgewater Progress Association.
Our association together with the Loddon Shire and State Government and Heritage Victoria have obtained funds to restore the Bridgewater Railway Station this is nearing completion and we plan to hold a Grand opening on the 31st October 2004.
Two men have been given suspended jail terms over a train crash north west of Melbourne last year.
Oil major Yukos has resumed full rail supplies to China after reducing them by two-thirds several weeks ago when it could not pay carriage charges, an official from Russian Railways, or RZD, said Wednesday.
Transport ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council states have approved a feasibility study for the establishment of a multi-billion-dollar railway network across the Arabian Peninsula.
The track-laying of Qinghai-Tibet railroad has finished 645 kilometers accounting for 56 percent of the total mileage. Currently the track-laying is proceeding from Naqu town to Dangxiong county.
Press Release: Ports of Auckland
Ports of Auckland’s new Wiri inland port will be serviced with a Toll Rail shuttle train. Ports of Auckland Chief Executive Geoff Vazey announced at the Company’s annual meeting today that the shuttle train would increase the capacity of container movements to and from the seaport, provide very early delivery from ships to importers in Auckland, and lessen the future demand on roads.
A Pacific National freight train has derailed at Coolaroo in Melbourne's north. The derailment was throught to occur at approximately 6am this morning.
It is thought the train is blocking the UP passenger lines at Coolaroo. No futher details are available at this time.
Discussions on the derailment can be found at Coolaroo Derailment where photos of the accident are also available.
Albury could lose an important rail link if the Wodonga rail bypass was built as a single track, a trains advocate said yesterday.
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 and two big aftershocks hit northern Japan today, derailing a train, triggering at least one landslide and causing widespread power outages, media reported. A bullet train had derailed in Niigata and an expressway had partially collapsed, media reports said.
The STAYSAFE Committee, NSW Parliament's road safety watchdog Committee, released its report into the safety of railway level crossings on Thursday 21 October 2004. The report can be downloaded from NSW Parliament's website: www.parliament.nsw.gov.au
Click on Committees, scroll down to STAYSAFE Committee.
Canadian National Railway Co. is opening its first offices in China to try and capture a larger share of the growing freight market for Canadian commodities shipped to China as well as consumer goods coming from China to North America.
The freight operators on the Alice Springs to Darwin railway say their services are still competitive with road transport despite a 20 per cent hike in charges.
Thousands more people may soon be working on the railroad. With the economy picking up and an increasing demand for freight transportation, rail businesses plan to hire more than 80,000 workers over the next six years, according to the Association of American Railroads. But finding enough qualified people for the positions could be challenging, experts said, because the work is physically demanding.
Delhi Metro's first train entered its underground section for trial runs on Monday. The train entered the tunnel at 5 pm for the test run. The trains will be run on the 4-km section from Kashmiri Gate to Delhi University, through Vidhan Sabha and Civil Lines for trial runs.
High speed rail services between Tokyo and earthquake-hit Niigata prefecture were suspended after a magnitude 5.7 tremor struck the region at 10.40am local time today.
Research commissioned by the New South Wales Local Government Association and the Shires Association has recommended more money should be spent on improving rail services in rural areas.
High speed rail links between London and Kent are to become a reality, the government has confirmed. New trains are to run from Kent on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link to a new Eurostar terminus at St Pancras station in central London.
The FBI has been called in to investigate possible sabotage of railroad switches belonging to the Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad Corporation in Muscatine which authorities say could have led to disaster
At what point will the penny drop? An RACV survey of 7500 members showed three-quarters of respondents said traffic congestion in Melbourne had worsened in the past five years.The Government must commit itself to improving public transport, not building freeways, writes Kenneth Davidson.
FreightLink this month hiked freight costs reportedly by 15 per cent, less than a year after the operation began. Toll managing director Paul Little said most major customers were hostile about the increased charges.
Transport and logistics firm Toll Holdings Ltd reaffirmed its expectation of a record financial result for fiscal 2005 and said it was well positioned for acquisitions. Toll reported a 59 per cent lift in net profit for the 2004 financial year of $168.6 million, helped by a contribution from its New Zealand acquisition, Toll NZ (formerly Tranz Rail).
Gov. Jeb Bush hit the road Thursday to stop a bullet train. Bush backs Amendment 6, which if passed, would repeal a previous amendment requiring the state to build a high-speed rail network.
Railroad Tycoon 3 realizes your dream of establishing and running a railroad empire. Build rail lines, purchase trains and start hauling cargo to begin building your railroad.