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Showing stories from June 2004

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Duplication of rail line to Stratford

Posted Tuesday, 8 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

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.

AusLink fails regional rail network: councils

Posted Wednesday, 9 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

The Federal Government's AusLink program has pushed forward standardisation of Victoria's broad-gauge rail network - but not far enough for the local councils affected by it.

Package's funding 'off target'

Posted Wednesday, 9 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

The developer of the proposed inland railway between Melbourne and Brisbane has criticised the lack of support it received from the Federal Government's AusLink package.

Patrick, Toll on track for rail-road boom

Posted Wednesday, 9 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

Patrick Corp and Toll Holdings shares climbed higher yesterday, as the market continued to digest the benefits of the Federal Government's biggest rail funding splurge since World War II.

Opposition leader presented with rail line closure letters

Posted Wednesday, 9 June, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

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.

Rail agreement Brings Benefits

Posted Wednesday, 9 June, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

Member for Farrer, Mrs Sussan Ley, welcomed the signing of the historic rail agreement between NSW and Australian Governments on June 4, saying that it will have huge benefits for rural travellers.

Call for worker input into north coast rail probe

Posted Wednesday, 9 June, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

The NSW Government has been accused of gagging a parliamentary inquiry into rail closures.

Rail security stepped up in Washington

Posted Wednesday, 9 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

Bags checked by long-distance Amtrak travelers leaving from Washington's Union Station are now being screened for explosives before departing, the Department of Homeland Security announced.

Mediator final bid to end NZ rail impasse

Posted Wednesday, 9 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

Auckland regional ratepayers and commuters may be the losers in a struggle between train crews and rail operator Toll Holdings.

Beer nannies ale roving rail workers

Posted Wednesday, 9 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

GUESS which State Government department is asking its workers to abstain from alcohol but is putting them up in pubs when they are on overnight jobs?

Govt defends one rail plan

Posted Wednesday, 9 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

The Victorian Government has rejected Opposition claims that passenger services will decline with one operator running all of Victoria's regional rail services.

Rail operator quits

Posted Thursday, 10 June, 2004 by Loco in Rail News

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.

On-time train targets 'impossible'

Posted Thursday, 10 June, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

The NSW rail safety regulator has found that the government's targets for on-time running are too tight and impossible to meet.

AusLink fails regional rail network: councils

Posted Thursday, 10 June, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

The Federal Government's AusLink program has pushed forward standardisation of Victoria's broad-gauge rail network - but not far enough for the local councils affected by it.

V/Line moves in

Posted Thursday, 10 June, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

The company that helped save the Melbourne to Warrnambool rail line a decade ago is bowing out of the service and will be permanently replaced by the state-owned V/Line.

High speed rail is an investment, not a folly

Posted Thursday, 10 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

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.

Patrick, Toll on track for rail-road boom

Posted Thursday, 10 June, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

Patrick Corp and Toll Holdings shares climbed higher yesterday, as the market continued to digest the benefits of the Federal Government's biggest rail funding splurge since World War II.

Russian Railways to invest 500m roubles to develop railway infrastructure

Posted Thursday, 10 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

Russian Railways will invest 500 million roubles to develop railway infrastructure of Ust-Luga Sea Port, the company said.

Shanghai and Nanjing HSR

Posted Thursday, 10 June, 2004 by Riccardo in International Rail News

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.

Council awaits light rail probe results

Posted Thursday, 10 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

Gold Coast mayor Ron Clarke expects to have the results of a feasibility study on a light rail system for the city by the end of the month.

Trains running five minutes late deemed 'on time'

Posted Thursday, 10 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

Trains on Sydney's Cityrail network will be officially allowed to run even later from September next year, when the new timetable comes into effect.

Spanish police make six more arrests over train bombings

Posted Thursday, 10 June, 2004 by bevans in International Rail News

Police in Spain have arrested six more people in connection with the Madrid train bombings which killed around 200 people.

Buzz for train buffs

Posted Saturday, 12 June, 2004 by James Holt in Rail News

BORDER train buffs will have the opportunity to experience a ride on the steam locomotive, the 3801, when it travels to Albury from Sydney this weekend

Derailment probed

Posted Saturday, 12 June, 2004 by James Holt in Rail News

FREIGHT Australia is investigating the cause of a train derailment in central Victoria, in which 15 carriages left the tracks, spilling grain and causing extensive damage.

Inquiry told 40 jobs lost following rail line closure

Posted Saturday, 12 June, 2004 by James Holt in Rail News

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.

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