A PLAN to bulldoze a historic art deco tram depot in Fitzroy to make way for an office tower must be stopped, the National Trust says.
An accreditation glitch in the fast rail line from Bendigo to Melbourne is likely to prevent passenger steam trains visiting Echuca for this weekend's Heritage Steam Festival.
Only two steam trains have used the rail line into the port, despite $500,000 spent linking the port to the line in 2003.
The Victorian Government is being challenged to halve V/Line fares to help boost tourism to country Victoria.
WITH an election eight weeks away, the State Government did not have a long-term plan for rail freight, and further closures of country lines could not be ruled out, a senior Government member indicated yesterday.
Local councils are calling on the Victorian Government to upgrade the state's regional rail freight network.
BENDIGO rail passengers have expressed concern at V/Line's ability to handle busy services after delays and confusion on a crowded train last week.
The complaints come after passengers on a 3.15 pm service from Melbourne last week were taken off the train and transferred to buses at Sunbury. But V/Line has defended using buses to handle a '‘surprise" rise in use of the service caused by school holidays and a special $10 Royal Melbourne Show offer.
A Queanbeyan building company says it is still waiting for any substantial plans for a rail line connecting the new Defence Headquarters in Bungendore with Canberra, before it gets behind a possible development.
Queanbeyan City Council says a private developer is looking into the possibility of reopening an old train line, connecting Canberra with the new Bungendore Defence Headquarters.
A rail service linking Jerrabomberra to Canberra, Queanbeyan, Bungendore and the new Defence joint operations HQ would become a "serious option" when and if the proposed southern Jerrabomberra land release became a reality.
Independent investigators have found a freight train derailment between Nevertire and Nyngan on Sunday morning warrants further investigation.
Victoria's public transport safety authority has suspended its investigation into a fatal train crash near Trawalla in central Victoria.
They are as much a part of Melbourne as the MCG, and tomorrow the city's famous trams will be on display.
Queensland's Transport Minister says detailed consultation will start next year on a rapid transit system for the Gold Coast.
AS CBH gets ready to handle its smallest harvest since the 2002 drought year, it last week officially opened the doors of its $130 million upgrade to the Albany Grain Terminal.
The upgrade, which was started in July 2004, has increased storage capacity by 60,000 tonnes through the installation of 10 6000t steel cells.
There were 110 sightings for this week, which are eight sightings less than last week. Making a total of 4627 sightings for this year to date.
On day 280, last year we had seen 3841 sightings. On the B/G the traffic continues to drop, with only 11 sightings for the week, which were another five sightings less than last week.
RAIL extensions to Epping North, South Morang and Mernda by 2015 are the major recommendations of a new report on transport in the north-eastern suburbs.
The Keeping People Moving report addresses the “fundamental challenge” for Melbourne’s public transport network in the face of growing demand for train, tram and bus services.
WODONGA council has joined Towong and Indigo councils in applying for money to reinstate the Sandy Creek inlet bridge as part of the High Country Rail Trail.
Reinstatement of the 594m bridge and sealing of 24km of the trail would complete the link between Wodonga and Tallangatta, providing a major drawcard for tourists, Wodonga Mayor Lisa Mahood said yesterday.
V/LINE passengers were thrown into disarray on Sunday night when the locomotive pulling the Melbourne to Warrnambool train service caught fire.
Warrnambool couple Henk and Bep Hiensch were travelling on the evening train from Southern Cross station to Warrnambool.
``We were just getting into Lara when the train started going all funny,'' Mrs Hiensch said.
A 23-year-old man has lost a leg after being run over by an iron-ore train in northern Western Australia.
The man tried to climb aboard the rear carriage of a slow-moving iron ore train about 10km from Newman, 1186km north of Perth, about 4pm (WST) yesterday, police have said.