In his address to the Australian Trucking Convention Toll Managing Director Paul Little predicts the company's rail business will overtake its road freight business within three years. Road freight currently represents 40 percent of the company's turnover.
Police have arrested and charged a man accused of planting a suspicious package at Sydney's central railway station earlier this week.
There were 82 sightings for the week which is 9 sightings less than last week, sightings are down due to the Easter holiday. Making a total for the year to date at 1216* sightings(* One weeks sightings missing in March) (Total sightings up to day 92 last year was 1477).
Navigating the joys of Melbourne's tramways - by the seat of your pants.
I am a great fan of public transport. I ring my bell for it. I blow my whistle. I toot my horn. Indeed, over the years I have travelled on the creme de la creme of public conveyancing: the Metro in Paris, the subway in New York, a cyclo in Saigon. When I was at primary school in Glasgow there was nothing I liked more than having a quiet fag on the upper deck of a Corporation bus trundling down Shettleston Road.
In a major development for the Australian rail industry, the leading supplier of leased locomotives and rolling stock to the industry, CFCL Australia (CFCLA), has signaled a significant expansion of its investment in locomotives and wagons to meet expected industry demand.
Trams will be running down King William St and North Tce by 2007. The $21 million extension of the Glenelg line will be the first new tram line in South Australia since the 1920s. Construction on the 1.2km of track will start next year.
The rail industry has adopted new national lighting and visibility standards for its locomotives in a bid to reduce level crossing fatalities.
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United Group secures order for 81 Passenger Trains with NSW RailCorp worth $262 million
Leading services company United Group Limited has extended its contract with NSW RailCorp for the design and manufacture of an additional 81 OSCAR passenger railcars to service Sydney’s outer suburban rail network. United Group’s rail business, United Goninan, secured the contract with project value of $262 million.
Update on Tatong - Benalla station signs As of today, this evening really, the signs for Mallum and Lima stations are on site, only the Karn railway station sign to go and all will be sign posted. Later we will place plaques on rocks to also designate the former sites.
There were 103 sightings for the week which is 21 sightings more than last week. Making a total for the year to date at 1319* sightings(* One weeks sightings missing in March) (Total sightings up to day 99 last year was 1602).
The Richmond Vale Railway has received a grant of $10,000.00 from the Mineworkers Trust towards the restoration of the demonstration non-air coal train.
Former Queensland Rail chief executive Vince O'Rourke testified yesterday that he had expected National Rail Corporation to secure a long lease of a key terminal in Brisbane but ended talks in 1997 after plans to privatise the federal entity were announced.
The number of crashes and other incidents across Melbourne's tram network has almost doubled in the past 12 months, prompting the State Government to warn motorists to be more careful near trams.
The State Government has presented awards to Gympie and Tiaro emergency services workers this morning who were involved in last year's tilt train derailment.
Mining heiress Gina Rinehart yesterday rebuffed suggestions her planned Hope Downs iron ore project might be amended to share railway and port facilities with West Australian entrepreneur Andrew Forrest's planned mine nearby.
Yarra Trams opened its state-of-the-art control centre in South Melbourne yesterday, predicting it would help make Melbourne's tram network the world's finest.
Melbourne City Council last night approved a controversial plan to remove three tram stops from Collins Street.
Queensland's peak industry group says more money needs to be spent on the railway line between Mount Isa and Townsville.
The Federal Government will spend $62.3 million over four years on new communications and control technology for Australia's interstate and Hunter Valley rail systems, Transport Minister John Anderson has announced.
NSW Liberal Leader John Brogden has attacked Labor Treasurer Dr Andrew Refshauge for ignoring country New South Wales after he described proposals for an inland rail study as a "lemon" and as providing no benefit to Sydney.
THE old [Townsville] Flinders St railway station will not feature in the VP60 troop train re-enactment in August. Instead the train will end its journey at the new railway station near the causeway, a Queensland Rail spokesman said yesterday.
Construction workers on the Chatswood underground rail link are furious after being ordered to shave their beards and moustaches and don masks to stop them inhaling dangerous silica dust.
Plans to construct a transport rail line between Tumut and Cootamundra continue to roll along with Cootamundra Shire Council motioning to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between itself and other proponents of the line.
The first step towards a massive new rail project, costing more than $3 billion has been taken, with the Federal Government today announcing a multi million dollar feasibility study of a north-south railway line.
The Federal Government has revealed it will fund a feasibility study into a $3 billion project to build a freight rail link between Melbourne and Brisbane, completing the rail network linking the mainland state capitals.
The operator of the Adelaide-to-Darwin railway has welcomed a feasibility study into a proposed inland eastern corridor railway.
Proponents of a northern rail link between Mildura in north-west Victoria and Darwin say they are not deterred by the Federal Government's announcement of a major study of a Brisbane-Melbourne inland rail corridor.
The embattled New South Wales rail freight system has been dealt another blow, with the NSW Minister for Transport John Watkins pointing blame for passenger network delays squarely at the freight sector.
Close to 20,000 passes or tickets for rail travel in the UK, Europe, Japan and The United States will be purchased this year by Australian and New Zealand business travellers.
Lobbying to promote New England as the favoured inland rail route between Melbourne and Brisbane is set to start in earnest following yesterday's announcement confirming a north-south rail corridor feasibility study.
The Premier of NSW, Bob Carr, today challenged the Federal Government to expedite planning work on the proposed Melbourne to Brisbane rail link.
Northern Energy Corporation has welcomed Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson's announcement that the Federal Government will fund a feasibility study into a $3 billion project to build a freight rail link between Melbourne and Brisbane.
Transport minister John Watkins (pictured) left Northern Rivers residents derailed last Friday when his visit to Murwillumbah ended with a firm refusal to restore any train services on the line.Transport minister John Watkins (pictured) left Northern Rivers residents derailed last Friday when his visit to Murwillumbah ended with a firm refusal to restore any train services on the line.
A COMMUTER train derailed and smashed into an apartment building in western Japan today, reportedly killing 16 people and injuring at least 185, public broadcaster NHK reported.
At least 37 people were killed and over 220 others injured today in western Japan when a morning commuter train derailed, sending one carriage hurtling into an apartment block in the nation's deadliest rail accident in 14 years.
A packed commuter train jumped the tracks in western Japan today and hurtled into an apartment complex, killing 49 people and injuring more than 340 others in the deadliest rail accident here in four decades.
Premier Bob Carr's ridiculing of a new inland rail route linking Melbourne and Brisbane meant he had no vision and no interest in any project outside of Sydney, NSW Leader of The Nationals, Andrew Stoner, has claimed.
A woman who watched in horror as two children in a pram caught in a train's doors were dragged along a platform says Sydney's CityRail must get serious about safety.
A $55 billion infrastructure plan unveiled by the Queensland Government today includes a $1.05 billion standard gauge rail link and tunnel connecting Gowrie to Grandchester. Completion is planned by 2026.
HE Gallop Government has admitted a four-month delay in completion of the $1.5billion rail line to serve Perth's southern suburbs and a second cost blowout in the troubled project, despite previous assurances it would be delivered on time and within budget.
Anywhere else in the world, a train running 90 seconds late would perhaps be considered on time. But in Japan, 90 seconds would foil commuters who depend on trains connecting with balletic precision, often with only a couple of minutes to spare.
Victoria's Minister for Transport, Peter Batchelor says the Government was continuing to drive improvements to Victoria's rail access arrangements, with the release today of a discussion paper on pricing rules.
A South Australian-based rail freight company says a new multi-million dollar deal will double the tonnage travelling on the Adelaide to Darwin rail-line each year.
Construction workers on the Perth to Mandurah railway are threatening to protest if the Western Australian Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan does not agree to a face-to-face meeting with them.
Located at the Nunn Street railway crossing Benalla is a great old building, a signal box. I may seem biased writing as I was a cleaner/fireman on the VR in the late 1950's, but its sad to see it being vandalised [windows broken]. Its obviously on its last legs and needs help!!. I know I am opening a tin of worms suggesting this, but what can be done? All to soon it will be gone like most everything else. 'Now is the time to act'. Will finish hoping these remarks haven't fallen on deaf ears.
Regards ....Bon Jackson...member..4803
Premier Steve Bracks was forced to defend the upgrade after the Herald Sun revealed many trains would be slower than those now running. Commuters from all four lines say Regional Fast Rail will be no better or worse. Hume City mayor Kevin Sheahan said Sunbury would get no extra peak-hour services.
New riverside hub for Perth
Perth will get its own waterfront playground set to rival the likes of Melbourne's Docklands and Cockle Bay Wharf in Sydney as part of a State Government plan to redevelop land near the East Perth Causeway.
The newly named Riverside development will be home to 5000 residents and 1000 workers and is expected to earn the State Government $25 million from land sales.
Under plans unveiled by Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan yesterday, the under-used riverside land will be revitalised with a mixed-use redevelopment to include taverns, restaurants, offices, apartments and specialty shops.