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Showing stories from August 2007

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Megellan Metals applies to ship lead through Fremantle

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

The Environmental Protection Authority is considering an application from Magellan Metals to export lead through the Fremantle Port.

Call to review coordination of vital transport projects

Posted Wednesday, 22 August, 2007 by markcurtis in Other Transport News

A federal parliamentary report has recommended setting up Commonwealth and state funded commissions to streamline the planning of major cross-border transport projects.

Negotiations over future of central west rail workers

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

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.

QR announces New Chief Executive

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

QR Chairman John Prescott today announced the appointment of global steel executive Lance Hockridge as the corporation’s new CEO.

Woman plays chicken with train?

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

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.

Liberals seek answers to pulp mill transport concerns

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

The State Opposition is calling on the Tasmanian Government to explain its transport plan for the proposed pulp mill claiming concerns are being ignored.

Explosion derails Russian train, dozens injured

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

An explosion has derailed a Russian train travelling between Moscow and St Petersburg, injuring dozens of passengers, officials say.

Committee recommends finishing Maldon-Dombarton rail link

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

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.

Russia launches probe into railway explosion

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

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.

$18mil bill for Ghan crash truckie

Posted Wednesday, 22 August, 2007 by E1109 in Northern Territory Rail News

THE owner of a truck that crashed into The Ghan passenger train last year has been hit with a demand for more than $18 million.

Train airborne in level-crossing truck smash

Posted Thursday, 23 August, 2007 by in Victorian Rail News

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 Reveals New Partner and Products for Games for Windows (MSTS2)

Posted Saturday, 25 August, 2007 by bevans in Press Releases

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.

Runaway train

Posted Monday, 27 August, 2007 by vanessa in Victorian Rail News

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.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 25/8/2007

Posted Thursday, 30 August, 2007 by GheringhapLoop in Gunzelling Reports

There were only 96 sightings for this week, which is five more than last week. Making a total of 3584 sightings for this year to date. On day 237 last year we had seen 3901 sightings.

Unspecified incident at Dandenong railway station

Posted Thursday, 30 August, 2007 by bevans in Victorian Rail News

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.

Tram driver suffers heart attack

Posted Thursday, 30 August, 2007 by bevans in Tram and Light Rail News

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.

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