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NSW: Train ride to the past on 1930s timetables

Posted Monday, 1 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

TRAIN journeys will take longer in 2005 than they did in the 1930s under CityRail's new timetable.

NSW: Timetable changes will cut pay: train drivers

Posted Monday, 1 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The union representing New South Wales train drivers has ruled out industrial action at this stage over a new CityRail timetable.

NSW: Train drivers pose threat to new timetable

Posted Monday, 1 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Train drivers are threatening to disrupt the new CityRail timetable, which they say will cut their pay by up to $100 a week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 30/6/2005

Posted Monday, 1 August, 2005 by GheringhapLoop in Gunzelling Reports

NSW: Blaze damages Narrabri train station

Posted Tuesday, 2 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Firefighters battled the possibility of explosions at a blaze which destroyed part of the Narrabri railway station overnight.

WA: 200 rail workers took same-day sickie

Posted Tuesday, 2 August, 2005 by DavidB in Western Australian Rail News

More than 200 workers on a major Perth rail project have called in sick on the same day, bringing the project to a standstill.

Going cheap: Sydney's transport secrets

Posted Tuesday, 2 August, 2005 by DavidB in Other Transport News

It's amazing what you can get for $20 these days. How about a fully featured IBM server computer, slightly used by the State Transit Authority but with all its data intact? Data such as payroll and financial information, Sydney public transport passenger counts and a high-level code for the city's ticketing systems.

Commission looks to up road train rego

Posted Tuesday, 2 August, 2005 by DavidB in Other Transport News

The National Transport Commission has released a discussion paper which recommends trebling the price of vehicle registration for road trains.

Councils' group outlines alternative inland rail route

Posted Wednesday, 3 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Another route has been suggested for the proposed inland rail expressway between Melbourne and Brisbane.

NSW: Passengers accept rail reform will take time: Iemma

Posted Wednesday, 3 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

New South Wales premier-elect Morris Iemma says a passenger-centred culture and communication are the keys to winning commuter confidence in rail reform.

NSW: Wattle Rails on track

Posted Wednesday, 3 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Cootamundra is officially celebrating Wattle Time and this year the festivities are going to be bigger and better than ever with the inclusion of Wattle Rails, celebrating 150 years of rail in NSW.

Vic: Go-slow on train camera

Posted Wednesday, 3 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Public transport passengers would be under constant surveillance for the first time under a new security camera system being considered.

WA: High hopes for rail and port infrastructure

Posted Wednesday, 3 August, 2005 by DavidB in Western Australian Rail News

Mining entrepreneur Andrew Forrest is confident of coming up with the $1.95 billion needed to build new rail and port infrastructure and crack open the hold on Pilbara iron ore held by majors Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.

NSW: $50m railway with no trains

Posted Thursday, 4 August, 2005 by TA 2000 in Rail News

The Iemma Government is under pressure to revive the nine-year-old Cumberland rail line before it becomes a $50 million white elephant.

NSW: Man dies after being struck by train in Rosehill

Posted Thursday, 4 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

A Queensland man died when he was hit by a train as he tried to cross tracks in Sydney's west.

Qld: B&B may invest in Bowen Basin rail

Posted Thursday, 4 August, 2005 by DavidB in Queensland Rail News

Babcock & Brown Infrastructure may invest in Queensland's Bowen Basin rail network to ensure its $1 billion Dalrymple Bay coal terminal expansion goes ahead.

Vic: Trees cut for trams

Posted Thursday, 4 August, 2005 by DavidB in Tram and Light Rail News

Mature elm trees will be ripped out today to make way for a tram super stop, despite a council's last-ditch bid to save them.

WA: Motion on rail freight

Posted Thursday, 4 August, 2005 by DavidB in Western Australian Rail News

BRIDGETOWN-Greenbushes delegates will move a motion at this month's Western Australian Local Government Association meeting on the use of rail in transporting freight.

Vic: Calls to revamp 'shabby' Richmond Station

Posted Thursday, 4 August, 2005 by SEMartin in Rail News

The Melbourne City Council and Melbourne Cricket Ground are urging the State Government to redevelop Richmond railway station to provide better access to the MCG, amid claims the station will be an eyesore during the Commonwealth Games.

NSW: Iemma's slow solution to late trains

Posted Thursday, 4 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Your daily train trip will soon take longer - but at least trains will run on time.

Vic: Rough ride with tram inspectors

Posted Thursday, 4 August, 2005 by DavidB in Tram and Light Rail News

YARRA Trams has had a bad week and it's about to get some blistering letters from regular commuters.

NSW: Sydney man arrested over rail shutdown

Posted Thursday, 4 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

CityRail says a man was arrested last night after walking through an underground rail tunnel in Sydney, causing a train network shutdown.

NSW: Premier has faith in new timetable

Posted Friday, 5 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The Premier, Morris Iemma, has guaranteed that a revised train timetable would dramatically improve "disappointing" service standards, but repeatedly declined to set a deadline or give a benchmark by which commuters could judge its effectiveness.

Leighton wins $340m rail project in Hong Kong

Posted Friday, 5 August, 2005 by DavidB in International Rail News

Leighton Holdings Ltd companies have won a $340 million contract for a rail project in Hong Kong as part of a consortium.

Vic: Chemical 'risk' on railways

Posted Friday, 5 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Dangerous and toxic chemicals are being transported on Melbourne's suburban passenger rail network, creating a risk of public exposure if there is an accident or terrorist attack, a rail union has warned.

Study under way into trans-continental rail line

Posted Friday, 5 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

A feasibility study is under way for a $5 billion railway from the iron ore mines of Western Australia's Pilbara, to the coalfields of central Queensland.

Role for rail in Pacific Highway upgrade

Posted Monday, 8 August, 2005 by SEMartin in Press Releases

Rail Lobby group RTSA believe that the plan to upgrade the Pacific Highway needs new thinking to investigate road and rail sharing of an alignment on this important interstate route.

Qld: Terminal protesters say no more 'grin and spin'

Posted Monday, 8 August, 2005 by DavidB in Queensland Rail News

Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has been accused of breaking his promise over the expansion of a rail freight terminal at Parkinson south of Brisbane.

Top End rail link

Posted Monday, 8 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

A RAIL link from WA to Queensland has been proposed to link the Top End's mines.

New Perth rail line opens

Posted Monday, 8 August, 2005 by DavidB in Western Australian Rail News

West Australian Premier Geoff Gallop has opened a new rail line to Perth's southern suburbs.

Vic: Route 19 experiment in bid to halt bottlenecks

Posted Monday, 8 August, 2005 by DavidB in Tram and Light Rail News

Yarra Trams is trying a new timetable, which could change forever the way Melburnians catch a tram.

Vic: Trams are in danger, says expert

Posted Monday, 8 August, 2005 by DavidB in Tram and Light Rail News

Melbourne's trams are some of the world's slowest, and are getting slower, says a transport bureaucrat.

Vic: 'Stressed' train driver strands 300 passengers

Posted Wednesday, 10 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

A Connex train driver last night left 300 passengers stranded for half an hour as he halted a busy commuter service because of a vandalism atack.

NSW: We can cope with attack on train: fire chief

Posted Wednesday, 10 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The head of NSW's fire service has sought to reassure the public that his force could cope with a terrorist attack on an underground train, following expressions of doubt from one of his right-hand men.

NSW: Refreshing memories of rail

Posted Wednesday, 10 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

A wander round Central Station in Sydney is unlikely to tickle the palate of even the hungriest traveller. The choice is between a burger joint or a handful of nondescript coffee shops serving soggy sandwiches and muffins.

NSW: RailCorp defends accessibility of train tunnels

Posted Wednesday, 10 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

RailCorp says its train tunnels in the city can easily be accessed by emergency services in the event of a London style bombing attack.

NSW: Govt credits transit officers with drop in rail crime

Posted Wednesday, 10 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The NSW Government says crime on Sydney's train network has fallen by 31 per cent since CityRail transit officers were introduced three years ago.

NSW: Woman falls off train platform, fractures skull

Posted Wednesday, 10 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

A woman's skull was fractured when she stumbled off a railway platform and fell against a train in west Sydney.

NSW: City's train tunnels are death traps

Posted Wednesday, 10 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

SYDNEY'S ageing City Circle rail network is almost inaccessible to emergency workers and has now become the most likely target of a terrorist attack.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 6/8/2005

Posted Wednesday, 10 August, 2005 by GheringhapLoop in Gunzelling Reports

NSW: Rail upgrade briefing

Posted Wednesday, 10 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The first round of local government briefings on the proposed $100 million upgrade of the main Northern Rail Line between Maitland and the Queensland border begins this week.

NSW: Council backs commuters in train fight

Posted Thursday, 11 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Blue Mountains City Council backed commuters in their fight against unpopular changes in the new CityRail timetable last Tuesday.

Final days for Ronnie Biggs

Posted Thursday, 11 August, 2005 by DavidB in International Rail News

The Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs has contracted a superbug and is near death, his lawyers say.

Grain companies told to think of freight solutions

Posted Thursday, 11 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Grain companies have been told to do more to address freight issues in Australia.

Tas: Railways face upgrade crisis

Posted Thursday, 11 August, 2005 by DavidB in Tasmanian Rail News

Tasmanian railways would soon have major problems unless millions of dollars were spent on crumbling infrastructure, the rail union said yesterday.

WA: Fortescue seeks transport infrastructure sharing

Posted Thursday, 11 August, 2005 by DavidB in Western Australian Rail News

Fortescue Metals Group has hit out at other iron ore corporations in the Pilbara over their refusal to share transport infrastructure.

NSW: Vision supports rail hub

Posted Thursday, 11 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Delegates at the Vision New England Summit supported the establishment of Glen Innes as a regional rail freight hub in any development of the New England rail line connection with Southern Queensland.

WA: New train links Avon with its neighbours

Posted Thursday, 11 August, 2005 by DavidB in Western Australian Rail News

Monday, August 1 ushered in a new era with the $12 million AvonLink train making its maiden journey.

Vic: Woman dies as train hits car

Posted Thursday, 11 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

A WOMAN has died after a train hit her car at a level crossing at Horsham in western Victoria.

Freight rail workers to strike

Posted Friday, 12 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Freight deliveries will be disrupted around Australia on Friday as more than 2,000 rail workers strike over employment conditions and a lack of job security.

Submissions back inland rail plan

Posted Friday, 12 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The man behind an inland freight rail link between Melbourne and Darwin via New England says submissions to a federal parliamentary inquiry are backing the concept.

Qld: Two unite to build railway in coal basin

Posted Friday, 12 August, 2005 by DavidB in Queensland Rail News

Construction group Barclay Mowlem has teamed up with inland rail promoter Australian Transport and Energy Corridor (ATEC) to design and build a proposed $775 million railway from Queensland's Surat coal basin to the Port of Gladstone.

Qld: Diggers ride the war train again

Posted Friday, 12 August, 2005 by DavidB in Queensland Rail News

Sixty years after Australian soldiers were shuttled across the country on their way to war, veteran Bill Curtis and 150 other former service personnel and war widows are retracing an epic journey.

Qld: Analyst predicts mine-related infrastructure boost

Posted Friday, 12 August, 2005 by DavidB in Queensland Rail News

A coal analyst says he is convinced improved rail and port infrastructure will come on line to meet the growing list of expansion projects.

Pacific National staff strike accross the nation

Posted Friday, 12 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Freight rail operator Pacific National's 2200-strong workforce will today strike in support of job security guarantees, conditions of employment and the right to collective bargain together.

NSW: Ad campaign to focus on train timetable changes

Posted Monday, 15 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The New South Wales Government is launching a $900,000 awareness campaign for Sydney's new train timetable.

NSW: Minister urges drivers to use public transport

Posted Monday, 15 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The New South Wales Minister for Transport, John Watkins, has made a plea for people to return to public transport

NSW: Fuel price rises could sting commuters

Posted Monday, 15 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

SOARING petrol prices will drive up the cost of commuting by car to as high as $300 a week for some Sydney drivers, Transport Minister John Watkins says.

NSW: RailCorp's new theme takes commuters back to the sixties

Posted Monday, 15 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

As a song, Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin' might not seem the most likely choice for a government keen to be seen to be fixing its rail network.

SA: Rail trip costs time and money

Posted Monday, 15 August, 2005 by DavidB in South Australian Rail News

Shipping is an exporter's lifeline, but for many of the state's key companies, the nearest lifeline is 800km away in Melbourne.

Tas: Restored trams on track for '06

Posted Monday, 15 August, 2005 by DavidB in Tram and Light Rail News

Hobart City Council's restoration of three trams is expected to be completed by mid-2006.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 13/8/2005

Posted Monday, 15 August, 2005 by GheringhapLoop in Gunzelling Reports

Rail freight link fails price test

Posted Tuesday, 16 August, 2005 by DavidB in Northern Territory Rail News

It is cheaper to import Chinese goods to Adelaide through the port of Fremantle than to use the controversial $1.3billion Adelaide-Darwin railway bisecting the nation.

Vic: Rail heritage grant awarded

Posted Tuesday, 16 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Vital links with the past will be preserved with a grant from the State Government to back an Ararat Railway Heritage Association project.

SA: 20% fewer stepping on the train, tram or bus

Posted Tuesday, 16 August, 2005 by DavidB in South Australian Rail News

The number of South Australians using public transport has dropped by almost 20 per cent in the past two months.

United Group stands on solid result

Posted Tuesday, 16 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Infrastructure services company United Group has flagged continued strong profit growth this year as it sets about integrating its new transport and property services acquisitions.

NSW: Govt rejects Cootamundra-Tumut rail line funds application

Posted Tuesday, 16 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The Federal Government has refused an application for funding to reopen a railway line to take timber freight off roads in the Riverina highlands.

NSW: Group fights for rail bridge roadworks

Posted Tuesday, 16 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

A delegation from the Coonamble and Warrumbungle shire councils will meet NSW Transport Minister John Watkins today to discuss roadworks under a local railway line.

NSW: $70,000 on contingency plan for new rail timetable

Posted Wednesday, 17 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

RailCorp says $70,000 is being spent on having buses on standby when the new CityRail timetable comes in next month.

NSW: MPs to protest train axings

Posted Wednesday, 17 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Burrinjuck MP Katrina Hodgkinson will join Shadow Transport Minister Peter Debnam on the ill-fated 12.02pm Sydney to Goulburn train tomorrow to highlight how the new CityRail timetable will adversely affect local commuters.

NSW: Railway sells barracks

Posted Wednesday, 17 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

THE former railway barracks at 25 Market Street Goulburn has been placed on the market.

NZ: Return of steam to the Main Trunk Line

Posted Wednesday, 17 August, 2005 by DavidB in International Rail News

Tranz Scenic is expecting a lot of interest in a new special service they are soon to offer on the main trunk line.

NSW: Rail relies on buses

Posted Thursday, 18 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

A HIRED fleet of buses will be on call around the clock when trains begin running to a new timetable next month.

NSW: Passengers railroaded

Posted Thursday, 18 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Thousands of passengers have abandoned trains, their impatience with the shoddy service amounting to six million fewer trips on CityRail in the past year.

Importers to see Adelaide-Darwin rail link benefits

Posted Thursday, 18 August, 2005 by DavidB in Northern Territory Rail News

A Melbourne-based shipping company believes both Melbourne and Adelaide importers will soon see the benefits of the Adelaide to Darwin rail link.

Vic: Train travel appeals as price rises bite

Posted Thursday, 18 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Soaring fuel prices have driven the cost of commuting to Melbourne by car to around $200 a week, including parking.

Vic: Call for public to be protected from rail trail

Posted Thursday, 18 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Mansfield Shire Council wants to ensure property owners are not affected by the construction of a new rail trail, planned to be one of the longest in Victoria.

WA: Council rejects bypass change

Posted Thursday, 18 August, 2005 by DavidB in Western Australian Rail News

THE Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire Council has reaffirmed its opposition to extending the southern entry point of a proposed heavy haulage bypass. Main Roads Western Australia's preference for the southern entry point includes the reservation of private land for relocation of the railway line between Bunbury Street and the rear of the BP fuel depot.

The future of Echuca's Passenger Services

Posted Thursday, 18 August, 2005 by freightgate in Letters to the Editor

Recently the Government put the future Echuca's passenger rails services under threat, due track complications. The Government wouldn't give the Echuca people any solid conformation that they would repair the line and reinstate the passenger train following the return of trains between Bendigo-Melbourne. It seems now the rail line will remain open with the passenger train running Friday nights and Sunday afternoons.

NSW: Coalition brands new timetable 'a fraud'

Posted Friday, 19 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The State's Shadow Transport Minister Peter Debnam has branded the new September 4 CityRail timetable "a fraud".

NSW: MPs protest train service axing

Posted Friday, 19 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Burrinjuck MP Katrina Hodgkinson and Shadow Minister for Transport Peter Debnam had no trouble finding disgruntled CityRail passengers when they travelled by train from Sydney to Goulburn yesterday to highlight the effect of timetable changes.

Vic: Tram tracks' $200,000 refit

Posted Friday, 19 August, 2005 by DavidB in Tram and Light Rail News

Bourke St Mall's tram stop strips will soon be transformed with a "cosmic-themed design" reminiscent of the Milky Way, the city council has revealed.

Vic: Train driver accused of taking too long in crash warning

Posted Friday, 19 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

An investigation into a train derailment last year near Wangaratta, in north-east Victoria, has found the train driver failed to notify authorities quickly enough.

NSW: Cootamundra on track for rail celebrations

Posted Friday, 19 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The town of Cootamundra is celebrating its railway this weekend as part of the state's 150 year anniversary of rail.

NSW: CityRail by limo

Posted Saturday, 20 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

HE arrived in a chauffeur-driven car to speak to commuters at a suburban station about controversial changes in the new train timetable. But instead of hearing from commuters, Transport Minister John Watkins used his visit to St Marys station yesterday as a cheap photo opportunity, happily posing with the station master and ignoring the scores of commuters waiting for their trains.

NSW: Rail system to get $16m upgrade

Posted Saturday, 20 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The New South Wales Government says it is spending more than $16 million on upgrading rail infrastructure over the next two weeks.

COAG urged to increase infrastructure audits

Posted Sunday, 21 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The Business Council of Australia has called for an assessment of Australia's key infrastructure every two years. The council says infrastructure like ports, roads and rail are essential to the Australian economy and future prosperity.

NSW: Rail evacuation drill revealed disastrous failings

Posted Monday, 22 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Darkness, confusion, danger and panic. With smoke and flames closing in, the emergency services took two hours to free 40 passengers stuck on a burning train in a city centre underground tunnel.

Vic: On the right track?

Posted Monday, 22 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

When it comes to access to trains, trams and buses in Melbourne, explains Dan Silkstone, the gap between the haves and the have-nots can be wide.

Toll unveils $4.6b bid for Patrick

Posted Monday, 22 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Road and rail freight group Toll Holdings, putting an end to intense market speculation, announced on Monday a $4.6 billion hostile scrip and cash takeover bid for rival Patrick Corporation.

SA infrastructure scores badly in engineers' report

Posted Monday, 22 August, 2005 by DavidB in South Australian Rail News

An independent report has found that South Australia's infrastructure planning and funding needs urgent attention and has described the state's regional rail network, local roads and stormwater systems as poor.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 20/8/2005.

Posted Monday, 22 August, 2005 by GheringhapLoop in Gunzelling Reports

NT: Old Ghan takes to tracks

Posted Tuesday, 23 August, 2005 by E1109 in Northern Territory Rail News

The Old Ghan steam train will come to life & take passengers on a ride for the first time in three years on Saturday.

Qld: Success may threaten Queensland Rail

Posted Tuesday, 23 August, 2005 by DavidB in Queensland Rail News

Toll already has an extensive rail and road transport logistics network in Queensland which will present an even greater threat to rivals such as Queensland Rail if it devours Patrick Corporation's assets in the state.

Qld: Man dies after being hit by train

Posted Wednesday, 24 August, 2005 by DavidB in Queensland Rail News

A man has died after being hit by a train as he crossed the tracks in Brisbane's southwest.

Vic: Severed cable stops train services

Posted Wednesday, 24 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Trains have been halted on much of the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines this morning after a mishap during building works.

Vic: Council eyes local trams

Posted Wednesday, 24 August, 2005 by DavidB in Tram and Light Rail News

Trams could soon be rattling around the outer suburbs under council plans to fix public transport problems.

NSW: 'Patronising' to commuters

Posted Wednesday, 24 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The Member for Burrinjuck Katrina Hodgkinson has challenged the Minister for Transport John Watkins to undertake a return CityRail daytime rail trip to Goulburn after September 4 whilst sitting in a wheelchair.

Vic: Contractor error stops Melbourne trains

Posted Wednesday, 24 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Trains are still not running between Dandenong and Packenham in Melbourne's south-east, after a contractor accidentally cut signalling cables on the line around 8am AEST.

Vic: Train services in south-east Melbourne resume

Posted Wednesday, 24 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Train services have resumed between Dandenong and Pakenham, in south-east Melbourne, after a contractor accidentally cut signalling cables at about 8.00 am AEST this morning.

NSW: Premier urged to boost rail services

Posted Wednesday, 24 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

A Southern Highlands residents' group is calling on NSW Premier Morris Iemma to honour his commitment to better rail services.

Vic: Council can't help with tram insurance

Posted Wednesday, 24 August, 2005 by DavidB in Tram and Light Rail News

Glenelg council is unable to assist a Portland tourist venture facing difficulties.

Freight expectations a lure for Toll

Posted Thursday, 25 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

If you get to control the rail network, Paul Little may be thinking, you eventually get a firm grip on the nation's long-distance freight.

Rail vision for region

Posted Thursday, 25 August, 2005 by DavidB in South Australian Rail News

An Adelaide-based company is proposing to fund a complete overhaul of the Eyre Peninsula rail system and connect it to the national network, introducing passenger rail transport.

Vic: Seatbelts mooted for rural trains

Posted Thursday, 25 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

SEATBELTS could be introduced on all country rail services, including regional fast trains.

We will not be taken, Patrick ally declares

Posted Friday, 26 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

A key transport company has thrown down the gauntlet to Toll Holdings and refused to be taken over as part of Toll's $4.6 billion bid for Patrick Corporation.

Vic: Gordon waits for train

Posted Friday, 26 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

More than 500 residents have signed a petition to reopen the Gordon railway station.

FCL Transport to remain a ‘Toll free zone’

Posted Friday, 26 August, 2005 by ParkesHub in Press Releases

MEDIA RELEASE

FCL Interstate Transport Services Managing Director, Bill Gibbins, has put to an end speculation that his company could become a part of Toll Holdings, should Toll’s hostile takeover of Patrick Corporation succeed.

Qld: MP highlights rail freight 'near misses'

Posted Friday, 26 August, 2005 by DavidB in Queensland Rail News

The Member for Maryborough, in south-east Queensland, says private rail freight operator Pacific National (PN) has been involved in a number of near accidents with other trains and workers.

SA: Klingons kidnap train driver

Posted Friday, 26 August, 2005 by DavidB in South Australian Rail News

A SteamRanger driver was kidnapped at gunpoint on Sunday ... all in the name of science, and fun.

Vic: Anger over council's tram delay

Posted Friday, 26 August, 2005 by DavidB in Tram and Light Rail News

Glenelg Shire Council is facing a strong community backlash over its failure to support Portland Cable Trams Inc, in the volunteer organisation's public liability insurance premium woes.

NSW: Man charged over rail bomb hoax

Posted Saturday, 27 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Police have charged a man over a bomb hoax at a railway station in Sydney's south-west this week.

Lost dog catches train home

Posted Sunday, 28 August, 2005 by bevans in International Rail News

WHEN Archie the black labrador lost his owner at a lonely Scottish railway station, he proved his well-trained pedigree and jumped aboard the first train home.

NSW: Train driver robbed of keys

Posted Sunday, 28 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Masked men wielding a tree branch have robbed a female train driver of the keys to her train on Sydney's North Shore.

NSW: Theft exposes rail security flaw

Posted Monday, 29 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The theft of a train driver's keys early on Sunday morning has exposed a flaw in rail security in Sydney, as the keys can not only open all trains on the network but also start them.

SA: Action on Hills night train noise pollution

Posted Monday, 29 August, 2005 by DavidB in South Australian Rail News

The annoying squeal of noisy train wheels could be a thing of the past for Adelaide Hills residents.

Plastic waste fuels Axiom diesel plan

Posted Monday, 29 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

HE 6.9 billion shopping bags thrown out by Australian consumers annually could soon be helping to fuel the nation's truck and locomotive fleet, if Axiom Energy has its way.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 27/8/2005.

Posted Monday, 29 August, 2005 by GheringhapLoop in Gunzelling Reports

Qld: Landowners face resumptions as rail corridor doubles

Posted Tuesday, 30 August, 2005 by DavidB in Queensland Rail News

Forty private landowners face having their properties resumed as the State Government begins the first stage in the long-awaited train line to Maroochydore.

NSW: Second CityRail train key stolen

Posted Tuesday, 30 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

A second CityRail worker has had his train keys stolen, less than 24 hours after a driver was robbed of a set of the all-purpose keys, which give access to every train in Sydney.

Vic: A "great time to catch the train" as oil prices force people off the road

Posted Tuesday, 30 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Skyrocketing etrol prices that could reach $1.30 per litre by next week are expected to drive commuters away from their cars and onto public transport.

Little 'very confident' of success

Posted Tuesday, 30 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Toll Holdings Managing Director Paul Little says he is "very confident" about winning approval from shareholders and regulators to win control of Patrick Corporation.

Qld: Probe begins into Redbank rail death

Posted Tuesday, 30 August, 2005 by DavidB in Queensland Rail News

Investigations are under way into the death of a man who was hit by a train last night south-west of Brisbane.

NSW: Two sets of keys to Sydney's trains stolen

Posted Tuesday, 30 August, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Two sets of train keys have been stolen from CityRail, giving the thieves access to every train on the network, RailCorp says.

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