A FRONZ media release dated 1 Sept 04 announces a breakthrough in rail access for NZ mainline steam following the re-structuring of NZ rail.
Responding to MP's suggestions after recent track deaths, SMRT says it has been considering barriers but isn't sure if costs will be passed to commuters. The installation of safety barriers to keep commuters from falling onto train tracks could cost up to $5 million, SMRT Corporation has said.
Just reminder that showgrounds central station will be operation again for this years Royal Adelaide Show.
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The rail regulator has told Network Rail it needs to give customers more warning of changes to train timetables.
Transport group Stagecoach says it is going ahead in its bid for the InterCity East Coast rail franchise with Richard Branson's Virgin Group.
Workers have begun laying trackson the first high-speed railway line in western China recently.
RAILWAY WORKERS WANT OLD-FASHIONED TRAIN TOILETS DUMPED OR THEY MAY STRIKE. OLD-STYLE DROP TOILETS, WHERE WASTE FALLS DIRECTLY ON TO THE TRACKS, WERE A HEALTH RISK TO TRACK WORKERS, RAIL, TRAM AND BUS UNION SECRETARY TREVOR DOBBYN SAID. DROP TOILETS ARE STILL USED ON THE OVERLAND. GREAT SOUTHERN RAILWAY CHIEF EXECUTIVE TONY BRAXTON-SMITH SAID IT CARRIAGES WERE MORE THEN 40 YEARS OLD.
GSR WAS INVESTING UP TO $6 MILLION IN AN UPGRADE OF TOILETS.
Labor candidate for the marginal seat of Page, Kevin Bell, has criticised Prime Minister John Howard for the timing of his visit to South Grafton in north eastern NSW today.
Sunday 12th of September 2004 · Alstom Ballarat Railway Centre Open Day - Due to some sensitive issues associated with the Ballarat Workshops at this time - it is unfortunate, but the Ballarat Workshops Open Day planned for September 12th 2004, has been postponed.
The old Darwin to Birdum railway track may rattle again at this weekend's 75th anniversary celebrations, but only if the ghost train comes to town.
The Great Canadian Railtour Company has been selected by CN Rail to run tourist passenger trains along the old B.C. Rail lines to Prince George, and on to Jasper along the CN line.
Dubai has moved one step closer to one of its most cherished dreams with the pre-qualification process for the Dubai Light Rail Project, and the likely announcement of short-listed bidders for the final design and construction of the ambitious undertaking.
October 15 is looming as D-day for the ailing NSW rail network, with 16,000 frustrated workers threatening to walk off the job.
Gridlock isn't limited to roadways anymore. Railways are experiencing similar congestion as well. Increased demand, too many rail cars and insufficient manpower are creating gridlock on the freight rail system.
Melbourne city's famous hook turns will be introduced across the suburbs from next month. Transport Minister Peter Batchelor will announce today sweeping changes in the suburbs to improve tram travel times and reduce traffic congestion.
Connex Australia celebrated getting an extra $165 million from the State Government to run Melbourne's train network by hiring an advertising agency part-owned by its chairman, Bob Annells, to produce a television advertisement.
But the lugs were downward and when the car hit it at 120km/h it flipped up and speared through the left-rear tyre, smashed a section out of the brake disc and possibly a shock absorber.
Two teenage boys are expected to appear in Taree Local Court today, charged over the assault of a rail worker at Taree station in July.
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The fallout between construction giant Leighton and the Bracks Government over the Spencer Street Railway Station would not affect the building of Melbourne's equally controversial Mitcham-Frankston tollway, Leighton chief Wal King promised yesterday.
TRANSADELAIDE has been fined $120,000 after admitting it caused a diesel oil spill which forced the closure of the River Torrens last year.
Internet railway identity, "The Intercity Platform" originated as a small and scrappy website, made out of boredome to express an interest in NSW 's Intercity trains. Since then, it has grown rapidly in quantity and quality to become one of Australia's most known railway websites. Today, The Intercity Platform celebrates 4 years on the internet. As the website's main creator and operator, Maikha "V" Ly reflects upon some of the sided history of this website and makes emphasis on his stance towards the website's new direction.
Malaysia and Iran signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the construction of 1,521km of railway tracks in the Islamic Republic, paving the way for the first possible joint-venture infrastructure project between the two countries.
An ALP candidate in the upcoming federal election says he is concerned about an independent study that suggests reopening the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line, in northern NSW, will cost a lot less than what the State Government is quoting.
FOR the first time since the Madrid train bombings, blurred images taken by closed circuit television were published today showing three explosions and people fleeing in panic in the first seconds of the deadly March 11 attacks at the Atocha train statio
The National Competition Council has provided some early encouragement for Andrew Forrest's Fortescue Metals in its battle to gain access to BHP Billiton's iron ore railway network in the Pilbara.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation has made a record-breaking start to the new financial year. Adelaide-based ARTC said yesterday freight volumes in July and August were at record levels and that more strong growth would follow, thanks to an $872 million deal signed in June.
Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson the Opposition's election promise of an extra $30 million for rail security has not been properly thought through.
The Western Australian Government has indicated it may move to buy back the south-west rail line, which was privatised under the previous Liberal government.
The Government will be forced to put the renationalisation of the rail network into its next election manifesto under a resolution almost certain to be passed at the Labour conference this month.
V/Line has played down an incident in which two skirting panels came off a state-of-the-art fast train on Thursday as it travelled at up to 160 km/h during testing near Trafalgar, south-east of Melbourne.
Before traveling around the world for 14 months filming "Seoul Train," Minturn businessman Jim Butterworth and Vail Valley Medical Center nurse Lisa Sleeth had never touched a camcorder. Now, whether or not the pair become the next Michael Moore remains to be seen.
outh China's Guangdong Province plans to build a railway to link major coastal cities in the province, heralding an ambitious programme to more than double existing rail length for long-term infrastructure needs.
Following Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to the BIMSTEC summit, India has renewed its interest in integrating its railway system with other Asian countries, especially those in the Bay of Bengal region.
The future of the Diamond to Greenbushes railway line needed to be made clear, according to Warren-Blackwood MLA Paul Omodei. Mr Omodei said Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan needed to either confirm or deny rumours that the line was set to close.
A Sydney based tour company has had its inaugural Darwin-bound rail tour turned back from Alice Springs for being short one locomotive.
The company, Ozback Explorer, had rented an engine to ferry 68 tourists, primarily from overseas, in heritage carriages from Sydney to Darwin.
Australia’s only railway monument will begin to take shape on Thursday 23 September, when the first of six stainless steel sculptures representing railway workers will be set in place at the NSW railway town of Werris Creek.
The Government operated transport provider V/Line restored full train services about 10 days ago when it recommissioned a locomotive it bought from former route operators West Coast Railway. A V/Line spokeswoman said anecdotally the public response to the company's services had been very positive.
Only four passenger trains per day operate from the six-platform Riyadh station and along the sole operating track in the vast desert kingdom. The trains carried around 900,000 passengers in 2003 between the capital - home to some four million - and the center of the oil-rich Eastern Province.
Railway specialists from Seoul, Pyongyang and Moscow will likely get together once more within the year to discuss a project to link the Trans-Korean Railway (TKR) and the Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR), South Korea’s top envoy to Russia said.
Trains on a busy German route were delayed for four hours after a train driver hit the emergency brake fearing a man next to the tracks was trying to kill himself – but he was only picking blackberries.
The Collie Railway Station Group has had a run of successes this week with two major acknowledgements.
Plans to privatize Germany's national railway, Deutsche Bahn (DB), ahead of national elections in 2006 have been stopped in their tracks after the supervisory board deemed the timeframe "unrealistic."
Russian Railways said Thursday it will spend more than $1 billion upgrading and expanding its sole link to China to double cargo shipments to and from the world's most populous nation within six years.
Virgin's new high-speed tilting trains are finally coming into passenger service on the West Coast Main Line.
The Virgin Pendolino should cut journey times between London and Glasgow by about half an hour.
The former railways chief David Hill calls the old Great Northern line that first linked Sydney and Brisbane the most important stretch of heritage track in the country.
Labour’s leadership looked tonight to be heading for an embarrassing defeat over rail re-nationalisation. On a show of hands, it appeared that delegates had backed a controversial motion calling for the railways to be publicly owned.
The popularity of cut price airlines and the Eurostar rail service to the continent is threatening to sink the ferry industry, where 1,200 job losses were announced yesterday.
Living in the most important transportation hub in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, residents in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province, can now enjoy new public transit: urban light rail.
Dubai’s answer to the frustrating traffic gridlock on its roads is just a few months away with the Dubai Light Rail Project entering stage two of tendering. Tenders for major construction works are expected to be issued by the Dubai Municipality early next month, setting the stage for actual ground-breaking on the project as early as April next year.