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.