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Showing stories from June 2004

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More rail delays expected

Posted Saturday, 26 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

Passengers on the train services from Bairnsdale to Melbourne are likely to experience continuing delays for at least the next two months.

Spanish man arrested in connection with train bombings

Posted Saturday, 26 June, 2004 by bevans in International Rail News

A Spanish man suspected of helping to acquire the stolen dynamite used in the Madrid train bombings has been arrested in the Canary Islands.

Three blasts rock Burmese train station

Posted Saturday, 26 June, 2004 by bevans in International Rail News

Three bombs have exploded around the main railway station in Rangoon but no casualties have been reported.

There's trouble down the track

Posted Sunday, 27 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

It has so far gone largely unnoticed but, for almost nine months, the Bracks Government has been locked in a bitter and potentially disastrous battle with one of the state's most important transport operators.

Pacific Blue to fly into Fiji

Posted Sunday, 27 June, 2004 by bevans in Other Transport News

The Fiji government has given approval for Australian-based budget airline Pacific Blue to launch flights to the South Pacific tourist destination.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 26/6/2004

Posted Sunday, 27 June, 2004 by gheringhaploop in Gunzelling Reports

We have had 144 sightings for this week making a total of 3142 sightings for the year to date.

Ghan breaks own length record

Posted Sunday, 27 June, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

Australia's longest passenger train, the Ghan, just got longer - and it will take 1,000 bottles of wine and 80 kilograms of barramundi to keep its travellers happy.

New 'Prospector' heads for Goldfields

Posted Sunday, 27 June, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

The new Perth to Kalgoorlie 'Prospector' train has begun its first trip to Western Australia's Goldfields.

Rail stations terror alert

Posted Monday, 28 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

SECURITY at Melbourne's train stations will be tightened to protect against terrorist attack.

Girl's arm severed by tram

Posted Monday, 28 June, 2004 by jmorgan in Rail News

A GIRL'S arm was severed when she was hit by a tram in Melbourne's south-east this morning.

Reflective strips would aid rail crossing safety: inquiry

Posted Monday, 28 June, 2004 by Loco in Rail News

An inquiry into reducing traffic accidents at level crossings has recommended that reflective strips be fitted to all locomotives and rolling stock in the Australian rail industry.

All aboard for rail trip with difference

Posted Monday, 28 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

AN almost-forgotten chapter of bush racing history was resurrected on Saturday when more than 300 racegoers journeyed from Moree to Talmoi picnic races at Garah in grand style.

Train crash releases gas cloud

Posted Tuesday, 29 June, 2004 by bevans in International Rail News

TWO freight trains collided in Texas today, killing an engine driver, derailing 40 cars and releasing clouds of chlorine and ammonium nitrate that shut down two busy roads.

Train graffiti 'to go in 24 hours'

Posted Tuesday, 29 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

THE NSW Government will push to have all graffiti on trains removed within 24 hours, to deprive vandals of a "perverse pleasure" in exhibiting their work.

Work on rail complete, but no date for trains

Posted Wednesday, 30 June, 2004 by bevans in Rail Events

MAJOR construction works on the $130 million upgrade of the Ballarat line for the Fast Rail project have been completed. Despite the milestone, it is unclear when passenger trains will roll out on the line.

Tram staff 'dodged work' to watch Shrek 2

Posted Wednesday, 30 June, 2004 by DavidB in Tram and Light Rail News

Catching fare cheats is what they should be doing, but instead up to six tram attendants in Melbourne are being investigated after being dobbed in for skipping work to watch Shrek 2.

Nation's longest-ever passenger train runs through Port Augusta

Posted Wednesday, 30 June, 2004 by James Holt in Rail News

The longest passenger train in Australia's history passed through Port Augusta just after 9pm on Sunday en route to Darwin.

Passenger rail announcement on track

Posted Wednesday, 30 June, 2004 by James Holt in Rail News

The Victorian Minister for Transport, Peter Batchelor, is due to make an announcement today about the return of passenger rail to the Ballarat to Ararat line.

Barossa train service still on agenda

Posted Wednesday, 30 June, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

Investigation into extending passenger train services into the Barossa have been undertaken by TransAdelaide.

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