A man called police saying he had overheard "Arabs" talk about a bomb on an airport-bound train because he wanted to stop his partner and child catching a plane, a Brisbane court has been told.
Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd (ARTC) will install 61,732 timber sleepers this financial year on its Western rail corridor between Kinalung and Broken Hill in a project valued at $8.27 million, David Marchant CEO of ARTC announced today
“ARTC will begin negotiations immediately for the supply of the timber sleepers now that the project has received Board approval.” David Marchant said.
THE speed of passenger trains passing through built up areas could be restricted to 80km/h following recommendations handed down yesterday at the inquest into the death of a woman whose car was struck on a railway level crossing at Baan Baa two years ago.
The first of the fast rail express country services and new peak period city trains will run on Monday. And the Government is gunning to have the last of the fast trains, a semi-express service from Traralgon, on track for October 16.
The date has been set for a forum to lobby for an inland rail link between Melbourne and Brisbane.
The South Australian Government says it will not be upgrading the passenger rail line from Gawler to the Barossa.
IT'S funky and the size of a credit card. It's "myki" — and by the end of next year it will be your key to travelling on Victoria's public transport network.
THE Federal Government has set a time frame of 2019 for a new inland railway linking Melbourne and Brisbane.
The Australian Transport and Energy Corridor (ATEC) says it makes sense to build the Melbourne to Brisbane inland railway through Goondiwindi and Toowoomba.
There were 132 sightings for this week, which were a welcome 23 sightings
more than last week. Making a total of 4158 sightings for this year to date.
On day 252, last year we had seen 3438 sightings.
The Victorian Opposition is sceptical about the Government's announcement it will spend $11 million building a new train station for Ballarat.
MOORABOOL mayor Peter Russell discusses the dispute between rail operator Pacific National and Heritage Victoria which may block access to the town of Mt Doran.
TOLL Holdings has handed its Dynon rail freight depot to the Victorian Rail Track Corporation as part of its regulatory obligations following its $6 billion purchase of Patrick Ltd.
Australia's chief commodity forecaster is warning there will be costly implications if iron ore explorer Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) is allowed access to a rail line owned by BHP Billiton in the Pilbara.
THE road closure of Carleton Place in Greenfields to make way for the new Perth to Mandurah railway has been recommended for approval, despite the fact it will cut off pedestrian access to the nearby education campus from the western suburbs.
The Bells Line Expressway falls into the same "must be built transport infrastucture" category as the inland railway linking Melbourne and Brisbane, the chairman of the Bells Line Expressway Group, Ian Armstrong, said today.
A historic steam train service from Melbourne to Ballarat and Marybough is cancelled at the last moment by V-Line because of concerns it will interfere with the fast rail service.
PERTH commuters will have to put up with overcrowded trains for at least another three years despite the State Government announcing that it will spend $150 million on 45 new railcars.
Daily passenger trains between Echuca and Bendigo will run from February 2007.
A service increase of 320 per cent announced on Wednesday will see daily trains arrive in Bendigo before 9am.
Victorian Transport Minister Peter Bachelor announced the new timetable, with V/Line passenger trains from Echuca to Bendigo to be increased from four to 18.
THE army's newest frontline weapon, the Abrams battle tank, arrived in Australia yesterday and immediately encountered problems, with no rail transport available to carry the tank to the Northern Territory.
TWO men wearing balaclavas and using a ladder and bolt cutters tried to steal a television from a Sydney train station platform early today.
The pair roused suspicion at Bondi Junction station, about 2.30am
Using magnets to hold trains in the air so they can travel at speeds comparable to planes has long been a goal for making long-distance travel enjoyable.
A new group of officers will be deployed on Perth's trains following concerns public safety is being put at risk because of a shortage of transit guards.
GERMAN prosecutors are investigating whether a high-speed train crash in Germany that killed 23 people and injured 10 was the result of human error and could therefore lead to manslaughter charges.
Central Japan Railway Co will invest 355 billion yen ($A4.13 billion) to develop high-speed magnetic trains in Japan over the next decade, the company said, just days after a deadly crash involving an experimental magnetic train killed 23 people in Germany.
PASSENGERS are being left behind as the rail system chokes on record numbers of commuters.
High petrol prices in the past 12 months have helped lift trip numbers by 27,000.
At the same time just 11 extra services on four lines have been rolled out as part of the Government's "more trains more often" promise.
City-bound passengers are regularly squashed like sardines into trains at North Melbourne station.
REGARDING the North South Rail Corridor Study Executive Report, commissioned by the Department of Transport and Regional Services, at present about 10 per cent of the Sydney-Melbourne freight goes by rail.
There are moves to increase it to 50 per cent by rail.
When this happens the citizens of Albury-Wodonga and Wagga and others are likely to notice the difference in rail movements in urban areas, as did the citizens of Botany Bay when rail was used to move freight in that area.
A group of business leaders in northern inland Queensland says it is concerned about the safety of train drivers if Queensland Rail (QR) change job conditions.
THE Northern Territory Government is under pressure to subsidise pensioner concessions on the Ghan.
HOW many times have you heard this half of a mobile phone conversation?
MELBOURNE'S architectural elite have broken ranks to heavily criticise a significant component of the State Government's Spencer Street redevelopment, the West End Plaza, declaring it an appalling scar on the city.
South East Queensland's $333 million Inner Northern Busway expansion has taken a major step forward, with work starting on the new Roma Street rail and bus station. Tracks are being removed at Platforms 2 and 3 of Roma Street Railway Station - the first part of transforming it from a rail-only station to an integrated rail-bus hub.