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Showing stories from October 2004

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Vic: V/Line rules out Bendigo-Echuca rail boost

Posted Wednesday, 20 October, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

V/Line has rejected calls for more rail services linking Bendigo and Echuca.

NZ: New train whistles past motorway cars on test

Posted Wednesday, 20 October, 2004 by Riccardo in International Rail News

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.

UK: Commuters escape from train blaze

Posted Wednesday, 20 October, 2004 by crivens in International Rail News

At least 20 passengers fled from a train on to the tracks after a carriage caught fire on the outskirts of Bristol on Monday.

Vic: Truckie to face trial over train collision

Posted Wednesday, 20 October, 2004 by sthyer in Rail News

A Wodonga truck driver involved in a collision with a steam train near Benalla, in which three people were killed, will stand trial for culpable driving.

NSW: Heat blamed for black week on trains

Posted Thursday, 21 October, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

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.

NSW: Train services resume after heavy rain

Posted Thursday, 21 October, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

Train services have resumed between Wollongong and Sydney. Services between Thirroul and Waterfall were temporarily suspended due to rain in the region.

Bridgewater Progress Association

Posted Thursday, 21 October, 2004 by bevans in Letters to the Editor

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.

Vic: Court hands pair suspended jail terms after rail crash

Posted Thursday, 21 October, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

Two men have been given suspended jail terms over a train crash north west of Melbourne last year.

RU: Yukos resumes rail deliveries to China

Posted Thursday, 21 October, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

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.

Persian Gulf railway dream step closer to reality

Posted Thursday, 21 October, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

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.

Track laying completed on half of Qinghai-Tibet railway

Posted Thursday, 21 October, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

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.

NZ: Ports of Auckland and Toll Rail announce rail shuttle for inland port

Posted Thursday, 21 October, 2004 by DavidB in Press Releases

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.

Vic: 'Stupid' driver sorry for train crash

Posted Friday, 22 October, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

Two thirsty fishermen escaped jail yesterday over a day out that caused a $3 million train crash and injured 30 people.

Vic: Govt demonstrates fast train

Posted Friday, 22 October, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

The Victorian Government has used the latest technology to show off the capabilities of its new fast train service between Bendigo and Melbourne.

Vic: Mayors assured over fast rail

Posted Friday, 22 October, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

A display showing the capacity of the State Government's fast rail network has been received positively by two central Victorian mayors.

Albury-Wodonga bypass to be a single line

Posted Friday, 22 October, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

Wodonga's railway bypass is likely to start as a 5.7km single standard gauge line despite multi-million dollar upgrades promised for the railway network.

NSW: Downpour cuts coast rail lines

Posted Friday, 22 October, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

NSW South Coast rail system was in chaos early yesterday as flash flooding and track faults forced hundreds of commuters onto buses.

NSW: Rail guru gets Glen Innes on track

Posted Friday, 22 October, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

The rail track between Glen Innes and Tamworth needs an upgrade and a large rail freight company should be encouraged to set up shop in Glen Innes for the ambitious Rail Hub project to be successful.

Vic: Chiltern crash blamed on communication

Posted Friday, 22 October, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

Poor emergency communications between train control centres contributed to a rail crash in Victoria's north last year, an inquiry has found.

NSW: The train guard from hell

Posted Friday, 22 October, 2004 by TheLoadedDog in Rail News

A transit officer was branded "poorly trained or vindictively violent" by a magistrate yesterday after he crash-tackled and handcuffed a passenger.

Vic: Recommissioning of Kelly & Lewis locomotive

Posted Friday, 22 October, 2004 by sawdustoz in Rail Events

On Sunday 14 November 2004 at 1100, the Alexandra Timber Tramway will be officially recommissioning Kelly & Lewis 0-6-0DM 5957 of 1936.

Set free, man apologises for $3m rail disaster

Posted Friday, 22 October, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

It was just another country fishing expedition for Darren Andrew Harper last November until he managed to get something caught on the line.

Investigation into train collision begins

Posted Friday, 22 October, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

An investigation has started into a collision between a train and several V-Line maintenance vehicles near Glenrowan in north-eastern Victoria.

Second World War II bomb found in Linz

Posted Saturday, 23 October, 2004 by bevans in International Rail News

Police evacuated hundreds of people from Linz's main train station after finding a large, unexploded World War II bomb - the second such discovery in two weeks - authorities said.

Freight train derails in Melbourne's Northern Suburbs

Posted Saturday, 23 October, 2004 by bevans in Gunzelling Reports

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.

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