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Rail threat to Bulldogs

Posted Thursday, 9 August, 2007 by markcurtis in New South Wales Rail News

Train crews are threatening to boycott services to and from Bulldogs rugby league games after a series of violent attacks, some involving the team's fans.

End of line for boss of train firm

Posted Thursday, 9 August, 2007 by markcurtis in New South Wales Rail News

THE $8 billion contract for Sydney's next generation of trains has descended into farce after the project's chief executive quit without explanation after just six months in the job.

Waterfall train crash helps pave safety changes

Posted Friday, 10 August, 2007 by markcurtis in New South Wales Rail News

New South Wales Transport Minister John Watkins says most safety recommendations made after the Waterfall train crash have now been implemented.

Rail freight panel heads to Gippsland

Posted Friday, 10 August, 2007 by markcurtis in Victorian Rail News

The Victorian Government's panel reviewing the state's rail freight system is on its way to Gippsland in the south-east.

Transport inquiry looking at light railway

Posted Friday, 10 August, 2007 by markcurtis in Tram and Light Rail News

A Hobart Alderman hopes light rail will be considered as part of the metropolitan area's transport needs into the next 20 years.

Authorities probe cane train derailment

Posted Friday, 10 August, 2007 by markcurtis in Queensland Rail News

Investigations will continue today into the cause of a cane train derailment west of Mackay in north Queensland last [Monday] night.

Bus industry confederation stays out of rapid transit route debate

Posted Friday, 10 August, 2007 by markcurtis in Tram and Light Rail News

A bus industry lobby group says it will not enter the debate over proposed routes for a rapid transit system on the Gold Coast.

NSW: Ferry service puts Sydney tourism 'at risk'

Posted Monday, 13 August, 2007 by E1109 in Other Transport News

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.

Fortescue says iron ore prices won't plummet

Posted Monday, 13 August, 2007 by markcurtis in Western Australian Rail News

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.

Subway flooding causes chaos for New York commuters

Posted Monday, 13 August, 2007 by markcurtis in International Rail News

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.

TAC processes Kerang train crash aid claims

Posted Monday, 13 August, 2007 by markcurtis in Victorian Rail News

The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) says it has received 50 applications for assistance from the Kerang train crash in June.

Brambles takeover rumours mounting

Posted Monday, 13 August, 2007 by markcurtis in Other Transport News

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.

French police check trains

Posted Monday, 13 August, 2007 by markcurtis in International Rail News

FRENCH authorities stepped up security on trains in eastern France after receiving indications of a "terrorist threat", an official said overnight.

More delays hit Mandurah line

Posted Monday, 13 August, 2007 by markcurtis in Western Australian Rail News

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.

CityRail 'lost $190m in upgrade funding'

Posted Monday, 13 August, 2007 by markcurtis in New South Wales Rail News

A section of the NSW government's plan to disentangle Sydney's CityRail network has been removed from the project without notice, the opposition says.

Final location closer on new tunnel project

Posted Monday, 13 August, 2007 by markcurtis in Other Transport News

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.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 18/8/2007.

Posted Monday, 20 August, 2007 by GheringhapLoop in Gunzelling Reports

There were only 91 sightings for this week, which is another five less than last week.

Massive train derails in desert

Posted Tuesday, 21 August, 2007 by E1109 in Western Australian Rail News

Article from: AAP
August 17, 2007 03:55pm

Freight trains were banking up across the Nullarbor today after a derailment near Kalgoorlie closed the interstate railway line.

Perth to Mandurah railway tests begin

Posted Wednesday, 22 August, 2007 by bevans in Western Australian Rail News

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.

Pensioners' group backs move to end CountryLink booking fee

Posted Wednesday, 22 August, 2007 by markcurtis in New South Wales Rail News

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.

Bid for coastal councils to join inland rail link push

Posted Wednesday, 22 August, 2007 by markcurtis in Rail News

An alliance of councils lobbying for an inland rail link is asking councils on the New South Wales north coast to join the fight.

Rail inquiry begins as ranks reshuffle

Posted Wednesday, 22 August, 2007 by markcurtis in New South Wales Rail News

THE transport safety watchdog has begun an inquiry into a train disruption in March that trapped commuters for several hours, and Railcorp's bungled investigation into the incident.

Calls for more police to tackle rail crime

Posted Wednesday, 22 August, 2007 by markcurtis in New South Wales Rail News

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.

Dodgy brakes on Melbourne's trains - report

Posted Wednesday, 22 August, 2007 by markcurtis in Victorian Rail News

A BOTCHED contract saw Melbourne's Siemens trains begin services with brakes that did not work properly in wet weather.

Dogs fans go home happy pussycats

Posted Wednesday, 22 August, 2007 by markcurtis in New South Wales Rail News

EITHER the warnings were heeded or, more likely, yesterday's crackdown on rail violence at Bulldogs games was a giant case of overkill.

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