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Showing stories from June 2004

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20 killed, 100 injured as train derails in western India

Posted Thursday, 17 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

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.

Train tour brings visitors to town

Posted Thursday, 17 June, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

Collie welcomed a train full of visitors from Perth on Saturday when the Hotham Valley train pulled into town.

Toll denies stalling on rail deal

Posted Thursday, 17 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

An outburst by finance Minister Michael Cullen over a deal to put the rail network into public ownership has left Toll Holdings bewildered.

Taipei airport rail by 2008

Posted Thursday, 17 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

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.

Successful test of new Athens tram

Posted Thursday, 17 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

The test run on Tuesday of the new tram from central Athens to the southern seaside suburbs including two major Olympic complexes was a success.

Poor transport leaves fringe on outer

Posted Thursday, 17 June, 2004 by vanessa in Rail News

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.

Train get $5000 parking fine

Posted Friday, 18 June, 2004 by se7en in International Rail News

An illegally parked train got an equally humongous parking ticket of $5,000, according to the Beacon News of Aurora, Ill.

Leap for life to escape train

Posted Friday, 18 June, 2004 by James Holt in Rail News

THE driver of a railway track maintenance truck leapt for his life as a train bore down upon him in central Victoria this morning.

Vic Opposition concerned with number of train crashes

Posted Friday, 18 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

The Victorian Opposition says it is becoming increasingly concerned about the number of train crashes in Victoria in the past three years.

Fast rail criticism reignited

Posted Saturday, 19 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

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.

Another train crash? Not again!

Posted Saturday, 19 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

A TEAM of maintenance workers leapt to safety moments before a passenger train smashed into their truck at Elphinstone yesterday.

Families private files left on a tram

Posted Saturday, 19 June, 2004 by bevans in Tram and Light Rail News

The Federal Government has apologised to 15 families whose private files were left by a Child Support Agency staffer on a tram.

Baan Baa rail crash fight off to Costa

Posted Saturday, 19 June, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

A GRIEVING Robert Jeffries will take his fight for justice for the tragic death of ex-wife Phyllis directly to Transport Minister Michael Costa next month.

Rail union says 200 Hunter jobs could go

Posted Saturday, 19 June, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

A Newcastle rail union official says the takeover of freight lines in the Hunter Valley by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) could cost up to 200 jobs in the region.

Railway sleeper stops trains

Posted Saturday, 19 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

Up to 20,000 Norwegian commuters were late for work on Thursday after a man decided to take a nap in a railway tunnel, causing disruptions on the train network during the Oslo rush hour.

Rail workers caught in restructure

Posted Saturday, 19 June, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

The State Rail Authority will be undergoing a major restructure over the next four years with workers being caught in the middle of this transition.

Belgian rail freight gets cash boost

Posted Saturday, 19 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

The Belgian government is to inject EUR 30 million in yearly subsidies to encourage more internal road freight traffic onto the national railways sytem.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 19/6/2004.

Posted Sunday, 20 June, 2004 by gheringhaploop in Gunzelling Reports

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.

Govt denies forest sale to fund rail network

Posted Sunday, 20 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

The New South Wales Government says it has no plans to pay for an overhaul of the rail system by selling off state forests.

Rail union to meet with Costa

Posted Sunday, 20 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

A protest outside the New South Wales Country Labor conference in Bathurst has resulted in rail union officials gaining a meeting with Transport Minister Michael Costa.

Bathurst rail secure in 'short-term'

Posted Sunday, 20 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

The future of CountryLink passenger rail service between Bathurst and Sydney is secure in the "short-term”, Transport Minister Michael Costa said.

'Ben would turn in his grave'

Posted Sunday, 20 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

SOME 150 protesters were the ants that spoiled the Country Labor picnic in Bathurst on the weekend.

AusLink at a crossroad

Posted Sunday, 20 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

Making private investment in transport viable calls for a clearer federal stance, Philip Hopkins reports.

Ballarat: Rail services back to normal

Posted Monday, 21 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

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.

NZ: Upgraded rail heavily favoured over new motorway in poll

Posted Monday, 21 June, 2004 by James Holt in International Rail News

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).

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