Three separate investigations are under way into yesterday's tilt train accident in central Queensland. The accident is being investigated by police, Queensland Rail and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).
Canada's two leading freight railways have taken more steps to share tracks and equipment to make them both more efficient.
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation will host the first of three regional meetings in Newport News today to discuss a study on high speed rail between Hampton Roads and Richmond.
The Railways have decided to set up Internet Cyber Cafes at 51 stations across the country in the current financial year under the aegis of the RailTel Corporation of India Ltd.
Police and Queensland Rail (QR) have confirmed that the Tilt Train involved in a derailment in central Queensland this week was travelling more than 50 kilometres per hour above the speed limit when the accident happened.
The father and grandfather of Bob Carr were train drivers. His Transport Services Minister, Michael Costa, the son of a train guard, once trained to be a train driver and was president of the train drivers' union. Costa's hand-picked rail boss, Vince Graham, is the son of a train driver, and started as an apprentice on the railways.
So why, with such impeccable pedigrees at the top, is our rail system in such a mess and the Government's relationship with train drivers at an all-time low? Perhaps some complex Freudian drama is playing out every time the 7.20 from Bankstown runs late.
The backlog of maintenance spending on the state's creaking rail network has ballooned to almost $680 million. Most is in country NSW, where $596 million of maintenance work had banked up by June - $57 million more than last year, according to the NSW Auditor-General, Bob Sendt.
Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, has had to abandon plans to build a rail line circling the capital in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Ambulance paramedics are at the scene of an accident involving a train and a truck near the Hampton Railway station in Melbourne's south.