The Bryansk central repair workshop of the Russian Strategic Missile Troops has begun the disposal of another railroad-mounted missile launcher, a Defense Ministry source told Interfax.
The Waterfall rail disaster commissioner, Peter McInerney, having conducted two rail disaster inquiries and heard a litany of mismanagement, is determined to leave behind him a series of rapid and lasting changes.
MAN was struck and killed by a train at Camberwell in Melbourne's east this morning. A WorkCover spokesman said initial reports suggested a man in his 40s, possibly a track maintenance worker, was struck by a train near Riversdale station, on the Alamein line, about 9.40am (AEST). He said WorkCover inspectors were on their way to the scene.
THEY say a good tradesman never blames his tools. Rail maintenance workers at Adelaide's Mt Lofty yesterday didn't have a choice - their tool, a 15m ballast regulator, simply took off on an unmanned 7km journey.
Caltrain's long-awaited "Baby Bullet" commuter rail service which promises a quick shot from San Jose to San Francisco is loaded and ready to fly.
New tracks have been put in, new computerized signals installed, and new rail cars and locomotives purchased. Schedules have been set, and tests of the speedy commuter rail service have been completed.
An historic loco from North Wales has taken centre stage at a national rail festival. The world's oldest working locomotive, Prince, owned by Ffestiniog Railway, stood alongside the 100mph steam loco Flying Scotsman to mark the bicentenary of rail travel.
A proposed ballot measure to kill Florida's voter-mandated high-speed rail project cleared its first milestone Tuesday, with enough signatures to warrant review by the state Supreme Court.
Having lost ground to road transport in recent years, rail freight may be on the verge of making a comeback in Europe with the development of a wagon fleet management system that promises to increase efficiency, expand market potential and offer important benefits to society as a whole.
Toll Holdings Limited is facing pressure from prominent Australian businessman Lindsay Fox after rumors arose reporting that the trucking magnate’s private company Linfox had launched an appeal to the ACCC objecting Toll’s proposed rail joint venture with Patrick Corporation. The previously announced Pacific National joint venture involves the proposed purchase of Freight Australia from RailAmerica Inc.
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission said Thursday it is examining rail joint venture Pacific National's planned acquisition of Freight Australia. But the competition watchdog wouldn't confirm a newspaper report that privately held transport group Linfox has submitted an objection to the ACCC over the proposed purchase.
Backers of the high-speed rail project required by a 2000 constitutional amendment asked a judge Wednesday to throw out thousands of petition signatures collected by a group that wants the project killed. The bullet train's opponents turned in thousands of invalid petitions to get repeal measure on the November ballot, backers alleged.
LOGISTICS group Toll Holdings Ltd is confident that a $285 million acquisition of Victorian rail operator Freight Australia will proceed despite an objection to the competition watchdog from trucking magnate Mr Lindsay Fox. Pacific National, the rail company jointly owned by Toll and stevedore Patrick Corp Ltd, reached agreement to buy Freight Australia from RailAmerica Inc in March.
THE mining industry yesterday welcomed a landmark agreement to transfer the NSW freight lines to commonwealth control - and a promise to overhaul a costly Hunter Valley rail bottleneck. Under the deal announced yesterday, the Hunter Valley line, which was designed more than a century ago, gets a $170 million upgrade to lift the capacity of the gateway to the lucrative coal fields.
MORE than 50 new Adelaide jobs are expected to follow yesterday's signing of an $872 million deal to increase Australian Rail Track Corporation's management of national rail lines. The agreement by the Federal and New South Wales governments and ARTC gives the company a 60-year lease of major NSW rail lines. Adelaide-based ARTC will also manage secondary NSW lines for the NSW Government.
Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson is to make a whistle-stop visit to the the mid north coast region of New South Wales next week after the Commonwealth makes a major pre-election announcement on road and rail infrastructure.
The elevation of Footscray Road, which will dramatically expand Port of Melbourne capacity and efficiency, is a key project in the Federal Government's $1.9 billion AusLink program to be launched today. It would allow full integration between the docks and the Dynon rail precinct, creating what Patrick Corp chief executive Chris Corrigan last month said would be a world-class transport hub.
North and South Korea agreed Saturday to open their first cross-border road and rail links by October, as South Korea announced that it would extend a 400,000-ton rice "loan" to North Korea.
Whilst the Federal Government's Auslink programme announced today will go a long way to upgrading this country's road and more importantly rail links, let's hope the work and management for Victoria's projects stays with the Federal Government's Australian Rail Track Corporation.
John Anderson promises a land transport revolution the equivalent of two Snowy Mountains schemes. But given the time Australian governments traditionally take to finish roads and railways, this new project will likely seem to take as long to build as the Snowys. Not the hydro-electric project, the mountains.
The Federal Member for the northern New South Wales seat of Richmond says he hopes a multi-billion dollar project to improve the nation's road and rail system will convince the NSW Government it should restore the Casino to Murwillumbah rail link.
The Coalition Government has recognised the importance of the Pacific Highway, New England Highway, the F3 Branxton link and Hunter rail, by making them a key part of its visionary land transport plan, AusLink.
NSW Leader of The Nationals, Andrew Stoner, has been presented with more than 1,600 letters protesting the Carr Labor Government's plans to shut down grain rail lines by the Federal Member for Parkes, John Cobb.
WEST Coast Railway has become the latest private operator to bail out of the public transport system. The Geelong-based company yesterday announced it would hand over the Melbourne to Warrnambool rail service to V/Line when its contract expires at the end of August.
Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher have launched a disinformation campaign to discredit and defeat the Florida high-speed rail project voted into our constitution in 2000. This month, e-mails and letters asked Florida taxpayers to make contributions and sign petitions reversing the amendment.
Russian Railways will invest 500 million roubles to develop railway infrastructure of Ust-Luga Sea Port, the company said.
Shanghai and the neighbouring city of Nanjing have announced large-scale railway projects. Both had received state approval despite the central government's moves to slow investment, mainland media reported yesterday.
Police in Spain have arrested six more people in connection with the Madrid train bombings which killed around 200 people.
A parliamentary inquiry has been told 40 full time jobs have been axed as a result the closure of the Casino to Murwillumbah train service in northern New South Wales.
A campaign is to highlight the dangers of not stopping at railway crossings. The campaign, developed by the Road Safety Task Force in partnership with ATN Tasrail, will include a series of television advertisements starting tomorrow on Southern Cross.
It may seem incredible, but this year taxpayers are forking out £5.3bn to to keep the private railway system in business, four times more than they had to in the supposedly bad old days of British Rail. To add to that, there are twice as many late trains as when they were operated by the state.
It may seem incredible, but this year taxpayers are forking out £5.3 billion to keep the UK's private railway system in business, four times more than they had to in the supposedly bad old days of British Rail.
Crates of car parts, truck tires, bags of fish meal and chemical containers are piling up at China's largest freight marshalling yard with no rail wagons to take them anywhere. The central government has also put priority on the transport of grains and fertilizers, meaning that a lot of everything else, including steel, gets left behind at stations or ports.
The rail line affected by the freight train derailment in Central Victoria late Thursday night should be re-opened by Sunday afternoon, the Chief Executive of Freight Australia, Mr Marinus van Onselen, said today.
Mining entrepreneur Andrew Forrest expects the National Competition Council (NCC) to rule within weeks on an application seeking access to BHP Billiton's Pilbara rail lines - providing the bid is not blocked by the iron ore giant.
The Victorian Opposition says Transport Minister Peter Batchelor has bungled timetabling for the fast rail project and has taken the process out of the hands of his department.
At least 20 people were killed and about 100 injured when a passenger train plunged off a bridge in western India after hitting a boulder on the tracks, railways minister Lalu Prasad Yadav said.
Construction of a mass rapid transit (MRT) system connecting CKS International Airport and Taipei City is scheduled to be completed in four years and open to public traffic by the end of 2008, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications reported yesterday.
People living in growing outer suburbs risked social isolation if public transport was not improved, advocacy groups warn.
Melbourne's fringe areas could become too polluted and home to unemployed, obese and depressed people if the State Government failed to improve public transport.
The Coalition for People's Transport, which includes the Victorian Council of Social Service, Environment Victoria, VicHealth, local government groups and disability advocates, has called on the Government to urgently fund public transport projects.
The Victorian Opposition says it is becoming increasingly concerned about the number of train crashes in Victoria in the past three years.
YESTERDAY'S train collision has sparked further controversy over the State Government's proposed fast rail project. Bendigo's Better Rail Action Group claims the incident highlights the potential for lengthy delays and inconvenience to passengers if there is only a single rail line.
We had a total of 134 sightings at Gheringhap this week, which is not bad seeing that the week included a long week end for the queens birthday holiday. The total sightings for the year to date is now 2998.
V/LINE passenger train services will return to normal timetables from today. Trains will run on all scheduled services to and from Bacchus Marsh, while coaches will continue to operate to and from Ballarat and Ballan.
Two out of three Aucklanders want upgraded rail services ahead of a motorway between Panmure and the central city, says a poll commissioned by Stop the Eastern Motorway lobby group (Stem).
On 19th June 2004 an Australia-wide federation of the state based tourist & heritage sector rail bodies was formed. The name agreed upon was Association of Tourist and Heritage Rail Australia (ATHRA)
NSW Treasurer Michael Egan is under intense pressure from within Labor ranks to pump more money into country rail services after the NSW Country Labor conference passed a motion yesterday calling for the reinstatement of the Casino to Murwillumbah line.
Freight operators are under pressure to surrender some of their wide-ranging rights to have access to the rail network as the government seeks to simplify the way railways are run.
For most Washingtonians, watching a train pass usually translates to missing the Metro by a few seconds. But for an obsessed -- er, dedicated -- subset of the local population, train watching is a pastime of choice, invoking a heated passion that other people might save for their local sports team (or a Trekkie convention). For railfans, there's no greater thrill than feeling the breeze from a 10,000-ton freight train whipping by at 60 miles per hour.
Small rail operators are claiming victory after the Commerce Commission found Toll New Zealand's previous charges for access to its rail network risked breaching competition rules.
A high-speed train will make money for Florida in the long run, proponents said Tuesday as a panel of state analysts begin looking at a proposal to kill the voter-approved project.
Virgin Atlantic yesterday confirmed plans to start daily services to Sydney from December 8, almost a year after founder Richard Branson said he would cross-dress as a Qantas hostess if his airline did not fly here by 2005.
A damning report says the vital rail link to the West Coast cannot last more than two years without major repairs and investment. The report by Australian consultants Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR), commissioned by the Land Transport Safety Authority (LTSA) last year, says the Midland Line between the West Coast and Canterbury is not "fit for purpose" beyond the immediate future.
Rail Plus has warned travel agents that they risk missing out on commissions when booking on foreign rail websites.
An integrated African rail network interconnected with the continent's ports, roads and waterways is essential for Africa's development, South African Transport Minister Jeff Radebe said on Tuesday.
Pakistan's Minister for Railways Ghous Bakhsh Mahr Wednesday said that Pakistan-Afghanistan rail link would be established by 2008. He informed the National Assembly in a written reply that a plan has been chalked out to expand rail track from Chaman to Kandhar.
Auckland's transport planners are the most extreme motorway-lovers in the world and should lose their jobs, says Australian expert Dr Paul Mees. Planners are still trying to implement a 50-year-old, "hate-filled" plan against public transport and are incapable of changing old habits, the Melbourne University urban and transport planning senior lecturer said in Auckland yesterday.
More than $300 million has been granted for two Auckland motorway extensions, both key ingredients of a western ring route aimed at bypassing traffic logjams in the central city. State funding agency Transfund today approved both 4km links, at opposite ends of the southwestern motorway, through Mt Roskill and Manukau.
* Contracts worth $3.2 million have been awarded to build or widen bridges for a duplicate rail track needed to boost the reliability of Auckland's western suburbs trains.
Work will begin this month on a second rail bridge over New North Rd at Morningside, as well as a replacement footbridge at Mt Eden Station.
The Mt Eden Rd bridge over the railway line will also be widened as part of the $23 million double-track project between Boston Rd and Morningside, which the Regional Council expects to have completed by January.
Ararat council is planning a community party for a Sunday in July, on the day it expects passenger rail services to return to the city.
A Spanish man suspected of helping to acquire the stolen dynamite used in the Madrid train bombings has been arrested in the Canary Islands.
Legendary U.S. funnyman Jackie Gleason died on this day in 1987. 891 ABC Adelaide's Bald Brothers marked the anniversary of his death by calling the Tennessee Central Railway Museum, home to Gleason's personal train.
Closing the rail link between Christchurch and the West Coast is unthinkable, Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce says. It was commenting on a report commissioned for the Land Transport Safety Authority painted a bleak picture of the rail line - which carries a quarter of all freight in New Zealand.
More than 100 local and international companies are expected to bid for the NSW government's $1.5 billion public-private partnership that seeks to modernise Sydney's ailing rail network by replacing most of the state's antiquated rolling stock.
The NSW government has fast-tracked the PPP, one of the state's largest, by simultaneously calling for private-sector financial companies to advise it on the PPP as well as companies capable of designing, building and operating the rolling stock.
The Victorian Government has welcomed the National Trust's decision to classify the Camberwell railway station as historically significant.
A DIRECT factory outlet selling 130 brands and an 18-hole three-par golf course for transit passengers and workers at Brisbane Airport could open within six months.
This follows City Hall's announcement yesterday to drop legal action against the Brisbane Airport Corporation project.
A Spanish man suspected of helping to acquire the stolen dynamite used in the Madrid train bombings has been arrested in the Canary Islands.
An inquiry into reducing traffic accidents at level crossings has recommended that reflective strips be fitted to all locomotives and rolling stock in the Australian rail industry.
MAJOR construction works on the $130 million upgrade of the Ballarat line for the Fast Rail project have been completed. Despite the milestone, it is unclear when passenger trains will roll out on the line.
The longest passenger train in Australia's history passed through Port Augusta just after 9pm on Sunday en route to Darwin.