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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.