A draft plan of the changes obtained by The Advertiser shows dozens of routes will be discontinued, some replaced and others significantly modified. The managing director of Torrens Transit, Neil Smith, said the plan was "97 per cent complete" but was still undergoing fine tuning during "intense" discussions with the Transport Department's Public Transport Division.
The New South Wales Government is denying claims it has grossly overestimated the cost of returning rail services to the Casino to Murwillumbah line in the state's north.
THE modern train interchange at Mawson Lakes gives the impression that Adelaide's rail system is on the mend.
A SUBMISSION to beef up bus services for the burgeoning Adelaide Hills community is still on Transport Minister Patrick Conlon's desk - six months after it was first lodged with his office.
France, the country which invented the philosophy café, has just had another smart idea: the train of thought. From this week, passengers who book by internet on certain long-distance French trains can arrange to sit next to other passengers with similar interests.
Would you like to travel from Paris to Marseilles while discussing Nietzsche or football or prospects for next year's presidential elections? Would you like to exchange 90 minutes of conversation in French, for 90 minutes of conversation in English? Would you like to learn to knit? Or play snap? Or combine forces to defeat diabolical sudoko puzzles?
A FATHER of three was king hit, then kicked, punched and had his leg broken as he lay unconscious in front of two of his children. They were travelling home by train from a rugby match at Telstra Dome.
PASSENGERS left Beijing for Tibet yesterday on the first run of the world's highest railway. There were some critics of the two-day, 1140-kilometre service that reaches altitudes of more than 5000 metres. Many Tibetans fear the train will spur an influx of tourists and migrants who will erode Tibet's cultural identity.
Toll Holdings, the transport and logistics conglomerate, expects to raise more than $1.5billion from a string of asset sales, including divestment of a half-share in rail freighter Pacific National before year's end.
There were 130 sightings for this week, which are 18 sightings more than last week. Making a total of 2970 sightings for this year to date. On day 182 last year we had seen 2445 sightings.
On the B/G we saw another increase in traffic with a total of 28 sightings, which were 10 more than last week.
Western Australia's major construction union is reassessing its industrial campaign tactics after the nation's new building industry watchdog issued writs against more than 100 workers.
It is amazing how quickly nature reclaims the land we take from her. Barely more than two years have passed since trains were removed from the Casino to Murwillumbah branch line, but in parts it may as well have been 20.
A decision to fast-track legislation postponing Adelaide City Council elections for a year came after the State Government was warned any change in the make-up of the council could have "catastrophic consequences" for its $21 million Glenelg tramway extension in the city.
BENDIGO'S heritage tram service is back on track, thanks to some lucrative restoration projects and the dedication of its paid staff and volunteers. With trams from all over Australia and even parts of the United States being sent to its depot to be repaired or rebuilt, the Bendigo Tramways is about $40,000 ahead of its budget for external works.
Emergency Services Minister Tony Kelly is hopeful there will be proper hazard reduction on rail lines in future, to prevent fires like the one near Cootamundra early last year.
A proposed rapid transit system for the Gold Coast has moved a step closer.
The state's public transport authority says a proposal to replace half of the south-west's passenger train services with buses is the most cost-effective way to service the region's transport needs in the future.
RailCorp has refused to re-sign a lease with the company for the 3801 engine and has advised them that the engine will be sent to the Rail Transport Museum in Thirlmere. This will mean the 3801 Limited business will shut down.
VicRoads will immediately work on making the site of a fatal train crash near Lismore, south-west of Ballarat, safer.
QR needs to expand nationally to both protect existing customers and grow a balanced portfolio of transport businesses, QR National Manager Commercial Development, Darrin Rawson-Harris told the AusIntermodal conference in Melbourne yesterday.
Three men have been detained in India and a fourth, one of the country's most wanted terrorist suspects, was picked up in Kenya in the first arrests in connection with the Mumbai train blasts that killed 183 people this month.
TOMORROW, when you're waiting in the freezing cold at Strathfield station, wondering where the 7.15am service to Wynyard is, console yourself that there is a train operating on NSW railways that runs on time, where the staff are hospitable and serving tea and scones to happy passengers who arrive at their destination with a smile.
The blockade of a sugar cane rail line in Fiji could force some farmers out of the industry, according to the Sugar Cane Growers Council.
DESPITE putting on fewer and slower trains, the Iemma Labor Government's own figures show on-time running performance of trains on the western line, which includes the Richmond line, has been getting progressively worse.
AFTER a run of almost 100 years, the only passenger train service between Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand is at the end of the line.
WESTPAC has trumped Macquarie Bank to emerge as the preferred buyer for Sydney's struggling Airport Rail Link.