The Northern Territory's work safety regulator says plans to transport yellowcake uranium on the Adelaide to Darwin Railway could be safer than using the road.
Mining company WMC Resources has been granted approval for a three-month rail trial transporting products from its Olympic Dam and Beverley mines in South Australia to Darwin's East Arm Port.
NT Worksafe's director Mark Crossin says WMC has met all accident response and staff training requirements.
The person in charge of enforcing railroad safety in the United States is stepping down. Rail Safety Administrator Betty Monro's resignation followed a federal investigation into Monro's close relationship with Union Pacific.
A planned rail line between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem will traverse the West Bank in two areas, an Israeli official said on Friday, raising questions about Israel’s intentions for the disputed territory.
A Very Happy New Year to you all. We have had 51 sightings for this week which is 35 sightings less than last week. The total number of sightings for the year of 2004 is 6041 for 366 days (last years (2003) sightings on day 365 was 4338). 2002 = 5893. 2001 = 6243. 2000 = 6224. The sightings for 2004 are up by 1703 sightings on 2003.
The rail watchdog for Wales has hit out at a "who owns what?" attitude which left passengers in the dark at one station.
Traffic congestion will reach boiling point when large-scale residential developments surrounding Maitland come on line unless a light rail service is established, according to transport planner Len Regan.
Central Victorian train travellers will spend much of this year sitting on buses, with V/Line beginning Fast Rail works later this month.
The Construction and Transport Ministry plans to upgrade 200 level railway crossings by fiscal 2007, cutting by 40 percent the number of crossings that cause regular delays in rush hour traffic, ministry sources said Thursday.
BHP Billiton has upped the ante in its battle to prevent Andrew Forrest's Fortescue Metals Group from winning free entry to its Pilbara railway, appealing against a National Competition Council ruling that opened the door to the budding iron ore magnate last month.
Eight people were killed after two freight trains collided in South Carolina and released a poisonous chlorine gas cloud, authorities said Friday morning.
There is further support for the push for railways to replace trucks in the transport of timber products out of the Riverina Highlands.
Firefighters and ambulance personnel have descended on Sydney's Wynyard railway station to take part in a terrorism training exercise.
Infamous in the burning quality of it's coal, WSCM was closed to the general public a few months ago. Tourists that come into the Township-Come in to the shoe shop wrench'es and sign the peititon to bring it to the standards of a working mine.
After all, Oldies? Didn't it power those engines to make good photos, and fuel our love for steam? People have been signing it from all around the state-from what I've seen, as far as Rowville. Come on' railfans.
Russian Transport Minister Igor Levitin is discussing the organization of a direct railway and ferry link between the port of Poti in Georgia and the Kavkaz port in Russia at a meeting in Tbilisi.
One of the teams behind the Channel Tunnel Rail Link will draw up plans for Glasgow's new transport system that could see the return of trams.
In September 7, 2004, Port Augusta railway worker Karl Petry lay by the side of a road in the wind and rain for four hours because he was unable to contact anyone - and no-one enquired as to his whereabouts.
General Motors Corp., the world's largest car and truck maker, said Wednesday it agreed to sell its Electro-Motive Division to an investor group led by Greenbriar Equity Group LLC and Berkshire Partners LLC.
Honeysuckle Development Corporation is calling for proposals for the long-term lease of three iconic railway workshop buildings in Newcastle.
Country drivers are being warned as part of a national road safety campaign not to be complacent at railway crossings.
Firefighters are battling a blaze along a rail line near Jindalee in southern NSW, a Rural Fire Service spokeswoman said today.
At least 16 main trains operating in Java will have new schedules starting on Jan. 17, which are expected to cut travel time and reduce the number of delayed trains.
Huge “jams” have developed on the Far Eastern Railway. Around 110 trains with coal, metal, petroproducts and other goods stand near ports of the Primorye Territory, which are not ready to handle their cargoes.
New York Senator Charles Schumer is calling for stronger federal regulation of the railroads.
Two trains on Bangkok's five-month-old subway system crashed during the morning rush hour today, injuring about 100 people and forcing authorities to suspend services, officials and witnesses said.
Rail safety reforms introduced since the Waterfall train crash showed the New South Wales Government was serious about improving safety for train travellers, Premier Bob Carr said today.
The first shipment of uranium yellow-cake to be transported on the Adelaide to Darwin Railway has arrived in northern Australia for shipment overseas later this week.
THE final report of the Waterfall inquiry has delivered a damning assessment of the state of the NSW rail system at the time of the crash that claimed seven lives, blaming "grossly inadequate" safety management as a major contributing factor.
The Bendigo Trust says the scrapping of the Lake Weeroona tram extension will threaten the future of the service and cost jobs.
It is a fair bet that nine out of 10 Aucklanders hardly ever use public transport - bus, rail or ferry. Many may not have have caught a bus since their schooldays. And rail is just emerging from the days when only masochists caught the train - they enjoyed wondering whether it would arrive late or at all.
A proposal to provide express toll lanes to Washington's Dulles Airport, could also affect I-66 though Arlington. The plan, put forward by a private business group, is causing havoc among transportation officials and those who support the state's plan to extend rail out to Dulles and beyond.
The US Army said Wednesday it will study the possibility of shipping chemical weapons between storage and destruction sites, a move opponents said could mean tons of aging, lethal munitions being sent across country by truck or train.
The State Railway of Thailand yesterday signed an agreement with the consortium led by the local trading company B. Grimm Group to build a railway linking Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi international airport.
Five train passengers have been killed after Indian soldiers threw them out of a compartment into the path of a speeding train.