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Major Adelaide Signal Failure

Posted Thursday, 1 November, 2007 by kipioneer in South Australian Rail News

There was a major signal failure across the Adelaide network this morning - 1st November 2007.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 3/11/2003

Posted Sunday, 4 November, 2007 by GheringhapLoop in Gunzelling Reports

There were only 99 sightings for this week, which is four sightings less than last week, making a total of 4573 sightings for this year to date. On day 307 last year we had seen 5071 sightings.
On the B/G we have seen no trains again for the week.

Freight volume on Adelaide-Darwin railway up 70%

Posted Sunday, 4 November, 2007 by STW in Northern Territory Rail News

The operator of Adelaide-Darwin railway says it has increased its freight volume by almost 70 per cent in the past financial year.

Alternative to hills freight train route unveiled

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in South Australian Rail News

A committee lobbying to remove freight train services from the Adelaide hills is calling for immediate action to develop a different route.

Ambitious design for rail junction

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in New Zealand Rail News

Planners are unveiling a sweeping design for a train station with multiple passenger access points in a $75 million redevelopment of Newmarket's rail junction.

Rail reviews urged by commuters, Opposition

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in South Australian Rail News

TransAdelaide says it is yet to identify the cause of a computer malfunction which disrupted Adelaide's train services this week.

Private ferries, metro rail on the way

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in New South Wales Rail News

SYDNEY'S transport seems likely to move increasingly into private hands after a scathing report on ferries recommended their privatisation and the State Government revealed it wanted to build an underground metro rail service run separately from the main network...

Labor releases northern road and rail package

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in Tasmanian Rail News

Federal Labor has announced the remainder of its road and rail funding package for Tasmania, pledging to spend $143 million in the north and north west.

Police targeting bad behaviour on trains

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in New South Wales Rail News

A police blitz on Sydney trains and areas surrounding rail stations begins on Sunday to curb antisocial and illegal behaviour during the Christmas party season.

Train, car collide at Newmarket

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in Queensland Rail News

A train has collided with a car at Newmarket train station in Brisbane.

Export boost for Outer Harbor

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in Other Transport News

The owner of the Outer Harbor container terminal in Adelaide is planning to spend more than $50 million on a bulk handling facility to help cater for the mining boom in South Australia.

Coalition pledges $10b for roads, rail

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in Other Transport News

The federal Coalition has put roads on the election agenda as the campaign enters its fourth week.

Royal opening for rail link

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in International Rail News

The Queen launched a luxurious new international rail terminal in London today, marking the beginning of a new era of high-speed train travel linking Britain to continental Europe.

Workers face hefty fines for illegal industrial action

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in Western Australian Rail News

Dozens of rail construction workers who took illegal industrial action over the sacking of a colleague in Perth will have to wait to discover how they will be penalised.

Premier flags changes for TransAdelaide

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in Tram and Light Rail News

Premier Mike Rann has foreshadowed a restructuring of TransAdelaide in the wake of a tram derailment yesterday.

Yeppoon rail station heritage decision creates much discussion

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in Queensland Rail News

The acting chairwoman of the Queensland Heritage Council says the decision to approve the provisional entry of the Yeppoon railway station on the heritage register sparked a lot of debate.

Foothills mayor welcomes rail network study

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in South Australian Rail News

The Mayor of Mitcham, Ivan Brooks, says he believes a study into the Adelaide Hills rail network would find that a bypass route is needed for freight trains.

Poll pledges may drain Auslink: Vaile

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in Other Transport News

Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile has conceded election promises may drain the government's multi-billion dollar transport infrastructure program of budgeted funds.

Fast train, not tunnel, will ease the jam

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in Other Transport News

THE Coalition's $1.5 billion pledge to plough a tollway under Pennant Hills Road will create a crisis on the F3, say transport experts.

Greens launch travel policy - train late

Posted Friday, 9 November, 2007 by markcurtis in Rail News

The Australian Greens, anxious to highlight the environmental benefits of train travel, were left standing on the platform on Monday.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 10/11/2007

Posted Monday, 12 November, 2007 by GheringhapLoop in Gunzelling Reports

There were only 93 sightings for this week, which is six sightings less than last week, making a total of 4666 sightings for this year to date. On day 314 last year we had seen 5183 sightings.
On the B/G we have seen no trains again for the week.

Spirit of Progress to run again

Posted Saturday, 17 November, 2007 by Loco in Victorian Rail News

The late 1930's saw a new era in Australian rail. In 1937 the Victorian Government introduced the Spirit of Progress; an express train running from Melbourne to Albury on the NSW/Victorian border.

Fine over fatal collision

Posted Monday, 19 November, 2007 by sthyer in Victorian Rail News

A WODONGA truck driver found not guilty last year over a fatal accident at Benalla involving a steam train was this week fined $1000 on a careless driving charge.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 17/11/2007.

Posted Thursday, 22 November, 2007 by GheringhapLoop in Gunzelling Reports

There were only 94 sightings for this week, which is one sighting more than last week, making a total of 4760 sightings for this year to date. On day 321 last year we had seen 5312 sightings.
On the B/G we have seen no trains again for the week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 24/11/2007.

Posted Monday, 26 November, 2007 by GheringhapLoop in Gunzelling Reports

There were 97 sightings for this week, which is three sighting more than last week, making a total of 4857 sightings for this year to date. On day 328 last year we had seen 5443 sightings.
On the B/G we have seen no trains again for the week.