A secret plan to flog off the Goulburn railway workshop has been unearthed by a rail worker.
The scheme was uncovered when a workshop manager let the cat out of the bag to an AMWU member, said Paul Bastian, NSW AMWU State Secretary.
Brisbane Deputy Mayor David Hinchliffe put the city's on-again-off-again light rail concept back on the public agenda yesterday, proposing a multi-million-dollar mass-transit system for the inner city.
Dandenong will be targeted in today's budget with transport and planning initiatives aimed at improving train services to the fast growing region and boosting residential development. The measures will include advancing the struggling Dandenong transit city project.
The number of people travelling by train has been steadily declining for the past two years, CityRail figures show.
THE federal Government's interstate rail corporation will deploy a $62.3 million train management system and CDMA communications network developed by aerospace group Lockheed Martin under a new agreement announced today.
An 18-year-old first year driver and the four occupants of her van escaped injury after a collision with a train at Glenorchy last night.
Tanker trains available as Goulburn's major water users targeted
The operation of water trains to Goulburn would pose "absolutely no technical problems," says the principal of Chicago Freight Car Leasing (Australia), Ian Gibbs.
Riverina councils are being asked to comment on their preferred route for the inland rail corridor for a report to be given the Government next month.
There were 92 sightings for the week which is 6 sightings more than last week. Making a total for the year to date at 1688* sightings (* One weeks sightings missing in March) (Total sightings up to day 127 last year was 2113).
I do try, now and then, to write on something other than the pageant of NSW planning. But what a fabulous pageant it is. Carl Hiaasen once likened the Miami development scene that is his daily bread to those Keystone Cops movies, where your heroes tumble one by one from the back of the paddy wagon and spend the rest of the film trying to get their arms and legs moving in a forward direction.
Western Australia's claim that it has been massively short-changed by the Federal Government in the distribution of freight rail infrastructure funds has been firmly rebuffed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, John Anderson.
Building the so-called "missing link" between Queensland's two main coalfield railways was no quick "silver bullet" solution to freeing up the state's infrastructure bottlenecks, Queensland Rail chief Bob Scheuber warned yesterday.
Savvy Victorian motorists who are late to work may soon speed their arrival by catching the tail of a bus running behind time. But other drivers may have to wait longer at traffic lights to allow buses and trams to stick to their schedules. Part of a $7 million contract to supply smart transit systems to Melbourne's public transport network includes technology from Brisbane wireless logistics designer Technisyst, which requests late buses be given priority at controlled intersections - changing lights to green to speed a vehicle's passage. Similar notions are being investigated by the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority and in south-east Queensland, where a tender is soon to be let.
Extract from the Aust. Federal Govern't Department of Transport & Regional Services Portfolio - Budget 2005/06 Press Release
AUSLINK INVESTMENT PROJECTS
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Building Our Transport Future in Victoria:
Victoria Rail Projects:
# Rail links to the Port of Melbourne
# Melbourne to Albury rail standardisation
# Geelong to Mildura rail standardisation
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Frustrated rail commuters on the troubled inner-west lines may begin to arrive home on time, with CityRail's upgrades of the network easing congestion and minimising delays in the notoriously late evening peak period.
The Australian Government will spend $2.2 billion on the land transport system in 2005-06. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, John Anderson, and the Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, Jim Lloyd, made the announcement today.
Travel agents will be able to book online and dynamically package holidays through Queensland Rail following the operator’s selection of World.Net technology as a basis for its new holiday booking system.
Something happened to my good, close, personal friend Ernie that I have to tell you about with some urgency. First, though, I must tell you that I love Ernie. I love him like no other human being, and the reason I love him in this very special way is reflected in the affectionate nickname I have for him.
More dangerous even than the train crash that killed 107 people in Japan three weeks ago was what lay behind it: a frightened driver, a brainwashed rail network and a nation under pressure.
There were 92 sightings for the week which is the same number of sightings
as last week. Making a total for the year to date at 1780* sightings (* One
weeks sightings missing in March) (Total sightings up to day 134 last year
The survey series has shown that the support for the rail link has if anything grown over
the period from December 2002 to May 2005. It is interesting to note that the current
supportive findings come from a survey conducted over May 2-4 2005, a week after the
Minister for Planning & Infrastructure announced probable cost overruns in the order of
Independent Member for New England, Tony Windsor met with the New England Local Government Group in Armidale this week to discuss the proposed Inland Rail route from Melbourne to Brisbane and beyond with a view to putting the New England route up as a viable possibility.
The union representing employees of a Goulburn rail workshop says it is hopeful about their future following a meeting with New South Wales Transport Minister John Watkins.
TRAIN commuters on the Cranbourne line have been hit hard by delayed trains, figures released last week suggest.
Department of Infrastructure figures showed more than 15 per cent of Cranbourne line trains were late in April, more than any other metropolitan train line in Melbourne. Cranbourne resident Irene Zentay, 57, said the delays were affecting her family and her daughter was sometimes half an hour to an hour late for work in the mornings, time she had to make up for at night.
Shares in Chris Corrigan's Patrick Corp rallied to their biggest gain for 2 1/2 years yesterday, as the diversified transport group outlined plans for "massive" investments in its port and rail infrastructure to take advantage of the export boom.
There were 99 sightings for the week which is seven sightings more than last week. Making a total for the year to date at 1879* sightings (* One weeks sightings missing in March)
(Total sightings up to day 141 last year was 2403).
One of Melbourne's most enduring problems is about to be tackled by some of its most influential people. Flinders Street Station is now the target of the powerful Committee for Melbourne - a private body of prominent corporate, scientific and academic figures instrumental in such projects as City Link and Docklands.
Traffic will be able to use the Flinders Street overpass at King Street until the first weekend in June, when the first of three weekend closures will allow it to be demolished.
Removing the overpass will open up the intersection and allow right-hand turns. Trams have been re-routed, and the changes are expected to be in force until late November.
Responding to recent industry focus on rail networks, P&O Ports today commenced its own dedicated rail service on the Melbourne–Adelaide rail corridor.
NEARBY industry should not be the sole determining factor in the establishment of an interstate rail freight route through the New England or Gwydir areas, according to the Member for New England Tony Windsor.
The fatal train wreck in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, has revealed how JR train drivers are under constant pressure to make up any delay, prompting the public to have second thoughts about a society obsessed with punctuality. running may have caused that fatal accident.
The Transport Legislation (Further Amendment) Bill passed its second reading in the Legislative Council this week. It sets out to implement a third-party access regime, which requires track owner Pacific National (PN) to provide the Essential Services Commission (ESC) with standard terms and conditions of access, including price.
Well known TV presenter and train aficionado, Scott McGregor, is teaming up with The Ozback Explorer, Australia’s newest long haul passenger train, to host a seven day tour exploring some of Australia’s most famous and little known Outback Icons.
Scott hosted Railway Adventures Across Australia on Channel 10 and recently followed it up with adventures by train in Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam in a 6 part series, “Down The Line” screened on Channel 7 over Christmas. He is a well-known face from his work as the host of the ratings winning show Room For Improvement and as the DIY guy on Better Homes and Gardens. “My adventures on the tele have inspired me to share my passions with other fellow travellers” he said.
Sydney is in desperate shape. There are many signs, but you only have to look at the weather to see something is badly wrong.
Fifty years ago the American economist John Kenneth Galbraith observed a paradox in advanced economies - how private wealth grows alongside public squalor. Frustrated commuters might think he was writing about Sydney in 2005. Despite unprecedented private riches, much of the city's public infrastructure is deteriorating.