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).