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United Goninan on track with China rail contract

Posted Monday, 22 November, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

United Group Limited (UGL) today said it has signed a $30 million deal to design and manufacture rail trains and platforms in China.

NSW: Illawarra high speed rail link vital

Posted Monday, 22 November, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

The best way to reduce unemployment and help the Illawarra job market would be to introduce a high-speed rail service to Sydney that would chop 10 to 20 minutes off the journey.

Czech pendolino record speed but late start

Posted Monday, 22 November, 2004 by james_c in International Rail News

The Czech train operating company CD took delivery of the first two of seven tilting Pendolino trains last year, but they will not be put into service until next year due to problems the trains cause with the Czech signalling system.

Sweden/Norway international train to continue

Posted Monday, 22 November, 2004 by james_c in International Rail News

The unprofitable trains between Norway and Sweden will continue to be run by Norwegian NSB after Linx is liquidated December 31st.

Succesful train services made airports close

Posted Monday, 22 November, 2004 by james_c in Rail News

Swedish airport authority Luftfartsverket wants to get out of two unprofitable airports because the towns they serve are well served by road and rail,

Chemicals in train cargo

Posted Tuesday, 23 November, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

A COCKTAIL of dangerous chemicals was among the freight on a train which derailed in the Adelaide Hill

Beattie to fast-track rail law

Posted Tuesday, 23 November, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

QUEENSLAND Premier Peter Beattie wants to fast-track new laws to protect anyone involved in an inquiry into last week's Tilt Train derailment.

Long fight ahead for NSW south coast residents

Posted Tuesday, 23 November, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

The South Coast Labour Council says today's rail free day on the CityRail network is only part of a campaign to fix the problems on the trains.

Rail passengers' anger remains

Posted Tuesday, 23 November, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

A FARE-free day on Sydney's troubled rail network today failed to ease the frustrations of long-suffering commuters.

Vic: All night public transport for Melbourne on NYE

Posted Tuesday, 23 November, 2004 by james_c in Rail News

TRAINS will run all night this New Year's Eve to avoid last year's shambles, when thousands of revellers were stranded.

NSW: Freeday in Sydney failed to placate commuters

Posted Tuesday, 23 November, 2004 by james_c in Rail News

A fare-free day on Sydney's troubled rail network failed to ease the frustrations of long-suffering commuters. Angry passengers said they would still rather pay for a punctual train than have the aggravation of waiting for a free one that's still running late.

Parents urge upgrade for killer crossing

Posted Wednesday, 24 November, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

The parents of two teenagers killed when struck by express trains on the same level crossing in Melbourne want an urgent safety upgrade at the site. David Bramwells, whose daughter Alana Nobbs, 15, was killed on the Centre Road level crossing near Bentleigh railway station on Friday morning, and Maureen Rainey, whose son Troy, 18, was killed six years earlier, spoke out today on the crossing's safety.

WA: Company urged to discuss dispute with rail construction workers

Posted Wednesday, 24 November, 2004 by Loco in Rail News

The company building the Perth to Mandurah railway expects more of its striking workers to return to the job today after issuing orders against them.

Vic: Rail smoke ban first

Posted Wednesday, 24 November, 2004 by Loco in Rail News

TRAIN travellers will breathe easier from March 2006 as railway stations become some of the first sites set for tough anti-smoking laws.

Vic: Melbourne trains fail safety test

Posted Wednesday, 24 November, 2004 by mars in Rail News

An emergency braking system on Melbourne's trains that should activate if a driver loses consciousness is unreliable and should be replaced, an independent report says.

The need for a dependable safety system has also been underlined by a survey of Melbourne train drivers in which more than 60 per cent admitted having been in charge of a train while drowsy or inattentive.

Planning grant, 'Hub' approval

Posted Wednesday, 24 November, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

New South Wales Assistant Planning Minister, Diane Beamer, yesterday presented a cheque for $130,900 to Parkes Shire Council to assist in the preparation of a strategic plan for land use in the region over the next 20 to 25 years.

Derailment prompts calls to move rail line

Posted Wednesday, 24 November, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

There are calls to move a key rail line out of the Adelaide Hills after yesterday's train derailment.

A life's artful gamble

Posted Wednesday, 24 November, 2004 by bevans in Letters to the Editor

Veteran artist Robert Dickerson, 80, has had a life as rich as his paintings. The old Antipodean granted Louise Bellamy a rare interview.

Tourism awards aplenty for Limestone Coast

Posted Wednesday, 24 November, 2004 by bevans in Letters to the Editor

The Limestone Coast has collected a swag of accolades at the South Australian Tourism Awards, announced in Adelaide on Friday night.

Vic: Deaths haunt driver

Posted Thursday, 25 November, 2004 by james_c in Rail News

"ROB" wanted to be a train driver from the time he was six. He joined the railways as a junior clerk at 15. His father was a railwayman, a shift electrician in the old manual sub-stations.

Vic: Forced to live with gruesome reality

Posted Thursday, 25 November, 2004 by james_c in Rail News

WHEN the moment comes, the man in the driver's seat is not much more than a spectator. It takes time to stop a six-carriage train weighing more than 300 tonnes.

Vic: Train drivers battle for trauma compo

Posted Thursday, 25 November, 2004 by james_c in Rail News

TRAUMATISED train drivers being used by suicide victims as unwitting executioners are being denied compensation for pain and suffering.

Vic: Friends, relatives farewell train accident victim

Posted Thursday, 25 November, 2004 by Loco in Rail News

Distraught relatives and friends have farewelled a 15-year-old Melbourne schoolgirl, who was killed when she was struck by a train at Bentleigh last week.

NSW: Rail network key challenge

Posted Thursday, 25 November, 2004 by Loco in Rail News

SYDNEY'S defective rail system was the NSW Government's main challenge, Premier Bob Carr said today.

NSW: Work starts on $6m rail crossing bridge

Posted Thursday, 25 November, 2004 by Loco in Rail News

Construction has begun on a bridge at a rail crossing near Gerogery, in southern NSW, where five young men were killed in a traffic accident nearly four years ago.

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