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Fledgling rail deal

Posted Saturday, 27 November, 2004 by bevans in Northern Territory Rail News

A new shipping company has struck a one-off deal with NT railway owner-operator FreightLink to shift more than 60 Chinese freight containers from Darwin to Adelaide next week. But Hai Win Shipping director Frank Guerra told the Northern Territory News yesterday a vital long-term deal with FreightLink was yet to be struck.

Train death man still unidentified

Posted Saturday, 27 November, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

A MAN killed by a train in Sydney's west six weeks ago has still not been identified, police said today.

Carr's transport strategy goes off the rails

Posted Saturday, 27 November, 2004 by bevans in Letters to the Editor

Sydney's population grows by almost 1000 a week but the train system is at a standstill, the buses crawl at horse-and-buggy pace through the CBD, and the transport duo, Costa and Scully, are implacably opposed to light rail. It's enough to make an urbanite weep. The Government's successful policy of urban consolidation has not been matched by a workable public transport policy.

First Shanghai shipment due in Darwin

Posted Saturday, 27 November, 2004 by bevans in Northern Territory Rail News

The operator of the Darwin to Adelaide railway says it is confident a trial Shanghai to Darwin shipping service will become a permanent trade route.

12 killed in Indon train smash

Posted Saturday, 27 November, 2004 by bevans in International Rail News

A PASSENGER train slammed into a mini-van on Indonesia's Java island today, killing 12 people and seriously injuring another, a radio report said. The collision occurred near Padaharja village in Central Java, about 200km south-west of Jakarta, Captain M Sahri was quoted by radio Elshinta as saying.

Driver dearth spurs train cancellations

Posted Sunday, 28 November, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

Metropolitan train cancellations jumped alarmingly last month compared to September, with frustrated commuters forced to put up with an average of 23 cancelled trains a day. Connex said 712 trains were cancelled last month because of continuing driver shortages, faulty trains and vandalism. In September, 478 trains were cancelled.

QLD: Train driver charged with failing to supply breath test

Posted Monday, 29 November, 2004 by Loco in Rail News

Queensland Rail says there was no risk of a collision when a freight train stopped for no apparent reason south of Mooloolah train station on the Sunshine Coast.

Govt, industry forecast trade route success

Posted Monday, 29 November, 2004 by bevans in Northern Territory Rail News

The Northern Territory's Chief Minister says Darwin is on its way to becoming an international port with the arrival of the first Shanghai to Darwin shipment over the weekend.

Drivers warned to keep watch for grain vehicles

Posted Monday, 29 November, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

Police in country New South Wales have warned drivers not to try to overtake wide vehicles being used for the grain harvest.

Speeding train kills 16 in central India

Posted Monday, 29 November, 2004 by bevans in International Rail News

At least 16 people have been killed in central India when they were run over by a speeding train after getting off another train on a parallel line, authorities said.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 27/11/2004

Posted Tuesday, 30 November, 2004 by GheringhapLoop in Gunzelling Reports

This weeks sightings have dropped by another seven trains with 86 for the week, the total number of sightings for the year to date is 5608 (last years sightings on day 332 was 3855).

Talks fail to resolve rail problems

Posted Tuesday, 30 November, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

Talks aimed at resolving the dispute over pay and conditions on the New South Wales rail network have broken up for the day without a resolution.

Unions' Eureka trip derailed

Posted Tuesday, 30 November, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

A PLAN to bring hundreds of workers by steam train to Ballarat for Eureka Stockade celebrations has been derailed.

VIC: Spencer Street closes

Posted Tuesday, 30 November, 2004 by james_c in Rail News

COMMUTERS were turned away from Spencer St Station last night as builders attempt to fast-track the troubled project.

VIC: Spencer St holiday row

Posted Tuesday, 30 November, 2004 by james_c in Rail News

Builders rushing to finish the behind-schedule Spencer Street Station redevelopment will stop work for two weeks over Christmas, despite requests from construction firm Leighton Holdings that the Government close the station at night because it needs more site access.

VIC: Govt rejects claims fast rail budget off track

Posted Tuesday, 30 November, 2004 by Loco in Rail News

The Victorian Minister for Transport, Peter Batchelor, has rejected Opposition claims the regional fast rail project is well over budget and cost blowouts will continue.

Rail yard $400m boost

Posted Tuesday, 30 November, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

TOWNSVILLE'S old north railway yard is to be transformed into a $220 million residential, commercial and retail precinct, providing a $400 million economic boost to the CBD. Transport Minister Paul Lucas announced the signing of a development deed between Queensland Rail and a consortium led by Townsville developer Honeycombes yesterday, signalling a go-ahead for the ambitious project.

Cold freight rail service to stay

Posted Tuesday, 30 November, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

Small business owners in south-west Queensland have been reassured by Queensland Rail that they will not lose their cold freight service. The Member for Warrego, Howard Hobbs, raised the issue in the final sitting of State Parliament for the year.

Manganese mine promises NT economic boost

Posted Tuesday, 30 November, 2004 by E1109 in Rail News

A new manganese mine north of Tennant Creek is expected to inject about $70 million a year into the Northern Territory economy.

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