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Showing stories from November 2004

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Train slams into water tanker

Posted Saturday, 13 November, 2004 by bevans in International Rail News

A PASSENGER train smashed into a water tanker at a level crossing in an Istanbul suburb today, killing the truck driver.

Bombardier news release of the new QRtrain

Posted Saturday, 13 November, 2004 by james_c in Press Releases

Bombardier Transportation and joint venture partner Australian train manufacturer EDI Rail have been awarded an order by the Queensland Government in Australia to build 24 three-car electric commuter trains. The contract is valued at approximately US$158 million (AU$212 million). Bombardier’s share of the contract will be US$74 million (AU$99 million).

Five die in stampede for train

Posted Sunday, 14 November, 2004 by bevans in International Rail News

FOUR women and a 12-year-old girl died and at least 10 people were injured in a stampede at the Indian capital's main railway station today as hordes of people tried to board a train, officials said.

Not all on board for Polar Express

Posted Sunday, 14 November, 2004 by james_c in Letters to the Editor

Yesterday the year-long secret was revealed: this Christmas the Myer windows feature the theme of Chris Van Allsburg's children's book, The Polar Express, the story of a boy who boards a train bound for the North Pole.

Germany Railway DBAG result improves Slightly

Posted Sunday, 14 November, 2004 by james_c in Rail News

German DB AG has improved its earnings after tax to -€54m, and revenue grew 4% in the first nine months of the year. Passenger-kilometers were flat at 52,1bn. Also, Chancellor Gerhard Schröder thinks it's a bad idea to break out the rail infrastructure from DB.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 13/11/2004

Posted Sunday, 14 November, 2004 by GheringhapLoop in Gunzelling Reports

This weeks sightings are up by six trains to 98 sightings for the week, the total sightings for the year to date is 5429 (3685 on day 318 last year). There were only 17 sightings on the B/G which included three visits from 9140 mixed goods from Mildura.

Train workers' strike fails to disrupt pageant services

Posted Sunday, 14 November, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

TransAdelaide says it is pleased it was able to provide extra train services for Adelaide's Christmas pageant yesterday despite an ongoing strike by outsourced maintenance workers.

Spencer St shutdown

Posted Sunday, 14 November, 2004 by James Holt in Rail News

LATE-night train passengers will be hit by severe disruptions to speed up work on the troubled Spencer St station redevelopment

60 train services bypass stations

Posted Monday, 15 November, 2004 by TA 2000 in Rail News

CITYRAIL is forcing more than 60 train services to bypass scheduled stops every day, leaving passengers stranded on platforms and trapping others helplessly on the train.

Thieves steal 10-tonne bridge

Posted Monday, 15 November, 2004 by realmakoym8 in Northern Territory Rail News

Thieves steal 10-tonne bridge

15nov04

A HUGE 10-tonne steel railway bridge has been stolen from near Darwin.

Fines for commuters who fail to buy tickets

Posted Monday, 15 November, 2004 by TA 2000 in Rail News

NSW commuters were today warned they would be hit with $200 fines if they failed to buy train tickets as part of a "no pay day" to protest against poor service levels.

NSW: 60 train services bypass stations

Posted Monday, 15 November, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

CityRail is forcing more than 60 train services to bypass scheduled stops every day, leaving passengers stranded on platforms and trapping others helplessly on the train.

NSW: 'Don't pay day' causes headache for RailCorp

Posted Monday, 15 November, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

New South Wales's Labor Council says rail workers will support a commuter organised "don't pay day" on Cityrail trains planned for later this month for safety reasons.

Train hits level crossing barrier

Posted Monday, 15 November, 2004 by crivens in International Rail News

A train with about 50 schoolchildren on board has crashed through a level crossing barrier in Lincolnshire.

Eurostar moves base to St Pancras

Posted Monday, 15 November, 2004 by crivens in International Rail News

Eurostar services to London will stop at St Pancras, instead of Waterloo, when the Channel Tunnel Rail Link is finished in 2007, it has been revealed.

Qld: Tilt train derailment injures at least 79

Posted Tuesday, 16 November, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

At least 79 people were injured, one seriously, when seven carriages of a high speed train derailed in southern Queensland. Police said the Tilt Train came off the tracks about 12.15am (AEST, 1.15am AEDT) about 400km north of Brisbane, near the Queensland coastal city of Bundaberg.

Qld: Tilt train a 'twisted wreck', say ambos

Posted Tuesday, 16 November, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

The passenger train that crashed near the Queensland town of Bundaberg overnight was a "twisted wreck", a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said today.

Qld: Five seriously injured in Tilt Train derailment

Posted Tuesday, 16 November, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

At least five people have serious injuries after a high-speed train derailment in south-east Queensland. A Tilt Train service with 157 passengers and seven staff on board came off the tracks north of Bundaberg just after midnight.

Qld: 128 hurt in crash; five serious

Posted Tuesday, 16 November, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

More than 100 people were injured, five seriously, when seven carriages of a high speed passenger train derailed in Queensland early today.

ATSB Investigates Tilt Train Derailment Near Bundaberg

Posted Tuesday, 16 November, 2004 by DavidB in Press Releases

MEDIA RELEASE
2004/39
Tilt Train Derailment Near Bundaberg Queensland
16 November, 2004

At the request of the Queensland Government, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has dispatched a team of Transport Safety Investigators to conduct an investigation into the Tilt Train Accident near Bundaberg which occurred in the early hours of 16 November 2004.

QR maintenance cut questioned

Posted Tuesday, 16 November, 2004 by james_c in Rail News

Queensland Rail should halt plans to reduce rail maintenance staff following today's train crash near Bundaberg, the state Opposition said.

Qld train accident investigation under way

Posted Tuesday, 16 November, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

Queensland Rail and the Australian Safety Transport Bureau (ATSB) have begun investigating the cause of a high-speed train derailment in south-east Queensland that injured 120 people.

Qld crash sparks Vic fast rail fears

Posted Tuesday, 16 November, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

The Victorian Opposition says the overnight train crash in Queensland should be a wake-up call for the Victorian Government's regional fast rail project.

Qld: QR track inspected hours before the crash

Posted Tuesday, 16 November, 2004 by james_c in Rail News

The track where a passenger train crashed in south-east Queensland today, injuring more than 100 people, was inspected just hours beforehand, rail authorities said.

US: Lionel Bankrupt!!

Posted Tuesday, 16 November, 2004 by james_c in International Rail News

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Model train maker Lionel LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, citing a jury's ruling that it must pay a rival for misappropriating designs.

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