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Showing stories from June 2004

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NZ: Bus lanes losing green appeal

Posted Monday, 21 June, 2004 by Riccardo in International Rail News

Green may be one of nature's prime colours, but it has become unpalatable to city councillors spreading more bus lanes through Auckland.

Association of Tourist and Heritage Rail Australia established

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

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)

Hopes new rail link will boost Kimberley tourism

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

Australasian Railway Association chief Brian Nye says the line between Katherine and Wyndam could provide a major boost to agriculture in the East Kimberley region.

Signal from bush: maintain the rail

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

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.

UK rail freight rights under threat from reform plan

Posted Monday, 21 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

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.

NSW: Trains halted after person hit

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

A PERSON was struck by a train on the New South Wales south coast today, forcing the closure of the railway line.

Train kills three wild elephants

Posted Tuesday, 22 June, 2004 by bevans in International Rail News

A FREIGHT train ploughed into a herd of wild elephants in north-eastern India early today, killing a mother and two calves and injuring two others, a wildlife official said.

Rail freight set to hit three million tonnes

Posted Tuesday, 22 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

Up to three million tonnes of freight could be moved on the Adelaide to Darwin railway each year, it was claimed last night.

Jetstar plane loses door on tarmac

Posted Tuesday, 22 June, 2004 by bevans in Other Transport News

A CABIN door from a Jetstar Boeing 717 was ripped off before the plane was due to take off from Sydney airport last night.

New Jetstar planes arrive

Posted Tuesday, 22 June, 2004 by bevans in Other Transport News

Budget airline Jetstar believes the introduction of its new airbus fleet will lead to fewer personal space complaints from travellers.

Rail service stumbles on

Posted Tuesday, 22 June, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

Warrnambool's crippled rail service forced Port Fairy's Wilma Preston to endure a torturous six-and-a-half hour trip home from Melbourne on Friday.

Tranz Rail costs prompt Toll warning

Posted Tuesday, 22 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

The NZ Commerce Commission has found that before Tranz Rail was bought by Toll New Zealand, it risked breaching the Commerce Act.

Rail and Shenzhen

Posted Tuesday, 22 June, 2004 by Riccardo in International Rail News

Summary:

Rail ruled out a/c Lantau arrival point
Shenzhen off ramp rejected
Option still open for single Y HK-Zhuhai and Macau

West Rail trouble

Posted Tuesday, 22 June, 2004 by Riccardo in International Rail News

Six months after it opened, the daily patronage of the KCRC's $46 billion West Rail is way below projection and seriously under-used.

Washingtonpost.com: Go Railfanning

Posted Wednesday, 23 June, 2004 by freightgate in Railway Stories

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.

Toll warned to keep rail fees fair

Posted Wednesday, 23 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

The New Zealand competition regulator has threatened to prosecute logistics major Toll Holdings if it emulates the anti-competition behaviour of its acquired Kiwi rail operator, Tranz Rail.

Small rail operators score charges win over Toll NZ

Posted Wednesday, 23 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

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.

First rail tracks laid in Tibet

Posted Wednesday, 23 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

Nearly two centuries after railways were invented, this symbol of modern civilization has finally made its way into Tibet, the "roof of the world."

Florida proponents of disputed high speed rail cite benefits

Posted Wednesday, 23 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

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.

New York to revive Subway beauty contests

Posted Wednesday, 23 June, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

Miss Subways is making a comeback — thanks to the MTA and the New York Post.

1PS6 DERAILMENT AT CRYSTAL BROOK 22/6/2004

Posted Wednesday, 23 June, 2004 by Alco251_244 in Rail News

Yesterday PNL freight 1PS6 derailed at Crystal Brook after hitting 5 cows.

VENNING QUESTIONS MINISTER ON TRAIN SERVICE

Posted Wednesday, 23 June, 2004 by freightgate in Rail News

Yesterday Member for Schubert Ivan Venning used Budget Estimates to ask the Minister for Transport Hon Trish White to consider extending the Gawler train service into the Barossa Valley.

Changes to Ghan timetable and Motorail services

Posted Wednesday, 23 June, 2004 by freightgate in Rail News

Due to operational reasons, Great Southern Railway has made changes to The Ghan Timetable and Motorail facilities.

Teachers 'heroes' after crash

Posted Wednesday, 23 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

FOUR Bendigo teachers have been hailed as heroes for their actions following a collision between a commuter train and a maintenance truck at Elphinstone on Friday.

Fare for the fare

Posted Wednesday, 23 June, 2004 by bevans in Tram and Light Rail News

>Trams start and finish my day. About 5.42am, one rumbles and scratches its way around the corner, calling out like some strange industrial, arthritic dinosaur as it grinds metal wheels on metal tracks.

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