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
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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