The Gold Coast commuters are set to benefit from a major boost to public transport with today’s announcement by Premier Peter Beattie that work will begin soon on the 4.1 kilometre rail extension from Robina to Varsity Lakes.
Premier Peter Beattie said the $324.4 million rail extension was the latest improvement to public transport on the Gold Coast.
“We are already duplicating the track on the Gold Coast and Beenleigh lines and building new trains to provide more services and seats,” Mr Beattie said.
The number of tourists visiting the remote Himalayan region of Tibet in the first half nearly doubled to more than 1 million, helped by a new rail link and new airport, Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.
A 15-year-old boy has been sentenced by the Perth Children's Court to five months detention for assaulting a female transit guard.
The New South Wales Government says a project to build Sydney's next generation of trains will not be affected by the financial troubles of the engineering company in charge of the contract.
T413 hauling dead attacthed,to seymour g532/g533 (both units in sct livery) though sunshine station ex newport shops down light locomotives 09.20 .
addnote to this g532/g533 both sitting turn table at seymour on the 2.8.07
Police say the Ghan passenger train and a truck have collided near Mallala, just north of Adelaide.
The collision was on the Two Wells to Mallala Road.
Great Southern Railway reports there are no injuries to passengers on the train.
The Ghan passenger train has collided with a semitrailer north of Adelaide, the company that operates the train says.
The train, which was due to arrive in Adelaide at 1.10pm local time, hit the truck shortly before midday (12.30am Sydney time) at a crossing near Two Wells, about 20 kilometres north of Adelaide.
The rail operator Pacific National has expressed frustration over yesterday's collision between a truck and the Ghan passenger train, just north of Adelaide.
GERMANY'S train drivers voted overnight to stage strikes over pay that would first affect freight traffic but could also paralyse travel for millions of passengers during the peak holiday season.
A bus industry lobby group says it will not enter the debate over proposed routes for a rapid transit system on the Gold Coast.
By Katrina Yu
August 10, 2007 04:27pm
Article from: AAP
SYDNEY'S inadequate ferry service poses a risk to the city's tourism industry and should be privatised, an industry group said today.
The chief of iron ore hopeful Fortescue Metals Group says global prices for the metal will stabilise but not plummet when production begins at its Pilbara operations in north-west Western Australia.
Flooding in New York's subway lines in the US has ground the city's morning commute to a halt, angering New Yorkers who are facing rail and utility fee hikes to support an ageing infrastructure.
SPECULATION is mounting that a private equity consortium is considering a $22 billion bid for Brambles, the world's biggest pallet company, after Toll Holdings and its ports-rail spin-off Asciano revealed they had built a stake in the outfit.
The State Government has been hit with another delay on the $1.6 billion Mandurah rail project, with Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan saying yesterday she was “pretty optimistic” it would be open by Christmas.
THE State Government is set to announce the final route for Sydney's next big tollway, the long-awaited M4 East tunnel through the inner west, the NSW Co-ordinator General, David Richmond, said yesterday.
The Perth to Mandurah railway is a step closer to completion with the first train being run through the New Metro Rail tunnel at the weekend.
The trial runs were aimed at testing the overhead lines which power the trains, as well as checking clearances for platforms.
The Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Group in Griffith, in southern New South Wales, has welcomed the Opposition's push to abolish CountryLink's booking fee.
An alliance of councils lobbying for an inland rail link is asking councils on the New South Wales north coast to join the fight.
POLICE Minister David Campbell will ask for more uniformed officers to patrol the Sydney rail network after a five-week blitz made 60 arrests for crimes including assault and robbery.
The Environmental Protection Authority is considering an application from Magellan Metals to export lead through the Fremantle Port.
A federal parliamentary report has recommended setting up Commonwealth and state funded commissions to streamline the planning of major cross-border transport projects.
The rail union says up to half of the rail maintenance workers in New South Wales could leave their jobs, after a breakdown in negotiations with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) over a new draft enterprise agreement.
WE received these photos in an email yesterday and perhaps you've seen them too.
The sequence apparently shows a woman sitting on the tracks at Sandgate station near Newcastle in NSW and then being hit by a train.
The State Opposition is calling on the Tasmanian Government to explain its transport plan for the proposed pulp mill claiming concerns are being ignored.
A House of Representatives committee has recommended the completion of the Maldon to Dombarton rail link in New South Wales, with the help of money from a proposed Federal Government fund for ports infrastructure.
Russian officials are investigating an explosion that derailed a passenger train on the popular route between Moscow and St Petersburg on Monday (local time), injuring at least 60 people.
FORTY passengers were lucky to escape with their lives when their V-Line train became airborne after it was hit by a truck at a level crossing.
Truck driver Geoff Young died when his vehicle slammed into the locomotive in Somerville on the Mornington Peninsula about 10.30am yesterday.
Microsoft also announced that "Train Simulator 2" from Microsoft Game Studios will join the roster of more than 60 titles currently announced to carry the brand. "Train Simulator 2" brings to gamers the most realistic train simulation experience ever from Microsoft, allowing train enthusiasts to explore the world's rail network or build their own in a detailed and immersive world.
IT took Connex months of examining its Siemens trains to understand why last November and January they began slipping past platforms.
Yet warnings have been sitting in government files for more than three years.
The original buyer of 61 trains, previous operator M>Train, warned both the State Government and Siemens of a braking problem in 2003.
Buses are replacing trains between cranbourne and Dandenong this morning due to the unspcified incident at Dandenong railway station . It is not known when normal train services will resume.
Early morning commuters faced delays this morning when a tram driver suffered a cardiac arrest.
Paramedics were called to assist the Yarra Trams driver who collapsed outside Federation Square.
The driver, en route to Moreland, collapsed when the tram was stopped at traffic lights on Swanston Street. North-bound services resumed at 8.30am.