The British Government has revealed that 28,000 bags have been lost at Heathrow Airport's new fifth terminal.
The problems mean the Olympic torch will now go through another part of the airport.
Aviation Minister Jim Fitzpatrick says passengers have suffered from an unacceptably poor travel experience.
Sir Rod Eddington will release his plan to ease congestion and overcrowding on Melbourne's roads and public transport system.
The report is widely believed to recommend an east-west road tunnel to link the Eastern Freeway with Citylink to reduce congestion on the West Gate Bridge.
VICTORIANS have been challenged to accept up to 10 years of disruption, and higher taxes and charges to allow an $18b Melbourne transport plan to go ahead.
A major city road tunnel, an underground rail link and a new western suburbs rail line costing $18 billion are the key projects required to get Melbourne moving again.
Tens of thousands of city commuters face long delays getting home as wild winds wreak havoc across Melbourne's public transport system.
Connex has urged passengers to find alternate forms of transport because all train services are severely disrupted. Replacement buses are expected to be crowded and delayed.
MELBOURNE'S $1 billion public transport ticket fiasco has claimed its first victim, with the State Government's highest-paid public servant forced to quit.
Vivian Miners, chief executive of the Transport Ticketing Authority, quit his $545,000-a-year position yesterday — hours before his scheduled appearance at a parliamentary committee hearing this morning to answer questions over the affair.
HUNTER Valley Steamfest could take on a new look next year with local steam trains, and luxury train travel from Sydney to the region's wineries.
Earlier this afternoon there was a derailment at the Broken Hill shunting yards.
A locomotive rolled from a stationary position and was caught in the yard’s ‘catch points’. This resulted in a derailment. The locomotive and some wagons have rolled onto their side.
ARTC site managers and support staff have shown sure-handed professionalism in the task of clearing and repairing the rail line between Melbourne and Adelaide as a result of the train derailment near Pura Pura, Victoria late Sunday.
Late yesterday afternoon the Australian Transport Safety Bureau investigators opened most of the site for repair which allowed track work and wagon recovery to commence.
Melbourne's rail network is getting back on track after the wild weather that caused massive train delays yesterday and left peak-hour commuters stranded.
Connex spokesman John Rees said around 30 trains were cancelled this morning compared to the 330 services that were cancelled yesterday after fierce winds caused widespread destruction across Victoria.
The Frankston and Pakenham lines were among the worst affected services, he said.
Mr Rees said he was hopeful normal services would resume this evening.
A train used in Perilya mining operations which was damaged in a derailment in Broken Hill earlier this week is being taken to Adelaide for repairs.
There were 105 sightings for this week, which is 59 sightings more than last week, making a total of 1431* sightings for this year to date. On day 103 last year we had seen 1556 sightings.
We have seen no trains this week on the B/G.
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Invitation to our Climate Change Forum
Resurrecting the Sydney to Brisbane Rail Line
Dear Rail Supporter
We are pleased to announce our Climate Change Forum: ‘Rescue Rail’ will be held on Tuesday 20th May, 2008, at the Coffs Harbour Ex-Services Club (Vernon Street) commencing promptly at 6:30 p.m. (Registration 5:30-6:30 pm)
Rail expert, Professor Philip Laird & Greens MP Lee Rhiannon will be joined by regional planning specialist Cr James Ryan and Ecologist, Mark Graham to present strategies to reinvigorate the Sydney to Brisbane rail freight and passenger system, protect our biodiversity & promote sustainable planning for the Mid North and North Coast of NSW
There were 103 sightings for this week, which is 2 sightings less than last week, making a total of 1534* sightings for this year to date. On day 110 last year we had seen 1669 sightings.
We have seen one train this week on the B/G. On Friday at 1838 we saw a down PN grain with X+X44?(PN) and 20 hoppers.
Media Release from the Minister for Public Transport.
Public Transport Minister, Lynne Kosky, today announced that testing will begin on the first of 22 new rail carriages for V/Line's VLocity train fleet.
Once rolled out, the additional carriages will add more than 1600 extra seats onto the V/Line network.
TRANSPORT infrastructure group Asciano expects to generate a "very attractive" capital return on a $7 billion rail infrastructure project in Saudi Arabia.
Asciano, the ports and rail owner spun out of Toll Holdings, and its seven Saudi Arabian partners who make up the Tarabot consortium have been selected as the preferred bidder to deliver the project.
Five Wimmera-Mallee rail lines will get upgrades under a new $43 million funding plan.
The lines affected are between Korong Vale and Quambatook, Korong Vale and Charlton, Murtoa and Warracknabeal, Swan Hill and Piangil and Mildura and Yelta.
There is still no definite word on when Indian Pacific services will resume on the Adelaide to Perth rail service, although Great Southern Rail says it is hoping to minimise the disruption.
Plans to close the main railway crossing in Nyngan have been scrapped.
The New South Wales Government was considering shutting the level crossing in Mitchell Street because of safety concerns.
It is the only one left in NSW with manually operated gates.
Queensland Rail (QR) says drought has driven a huge increase in demand for livestock freight services in western Queensland.
Spokesman John Galligan says twice the number of cattle has been moved out of the state's north-west this year on trains.
He says bookings for livestock trains around central western centres, including Longreach, have also been strong and the demand looks set to continue.
Local councils say there is a crisis of confidence in Victoria's rail freight industry.
Last week, rival Wimmera grain businesses banded together to voice their concern about the future of the region's rail freight service.
Great Southern Railway hopes the track across the Nullarbor Plain will reopen on Anzac Day, after a freight train left the rails at the weekend.
The company says it is working to minimise disruption to Indian Pacific rail services.
The Prospector train was delayed for 25 minutes in Northam last night when a drunk man jumped on to the tracks.
Two off-duty policemen were forced to intervene when the man became disorderly in a carriage of the Prospector train between Merredin to Northam.
V/Line is currently undertaking a program of works to replace sleepers in on the Geelong Line.
In addition to the service disruptions shown below, customers are asked to allow an additional 5-10 minutes journey time for all Geelong Line train services, as they are operating at restricted speeds through the area of works.
Railcorp has failed to implement key anti-corruption measures within the time frame outlined by NSW Transport Minister John Watkins, the opposition says.
Opposition transport spokeswoman Gladys Berejiklian said the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) had made 41 recommendations for change within the state rail authority in the past 12 months.
Kangaroo Flat Station is reopening this Sunday, almost 10 years after it closed and will be staffed from 06:15 to 12:15 weekdays.
An extra 186 train services a week are now stopping at Kangaroo Flat Station thanks to the roll out of the new V/Line timetable on 27 April. This brings the total number of services at the station to 200 per week.
The rain fell and the temperature dropped but Maitland’s annual festival of steam is not out of puff.
More than 50,000 people gathered in Maitland for the three-day 23rd annual Steamfest – and while numbers were down on last year’s 80,000-strong crowd the show still went on.
The Ghan is expected to leave Darwin without incident this morning.
The Ghan's journey north was delayed yesterday after a freight train partially derailed yesterday, blocking the line 65 kilometres south of Darwin.
QUEENSLAND Rail will force almost one in five of its drivers to retire over the next decade despite expanding demand for coal and passenger services
A set of points in Adelaide station yard hadn't been reset after track maintenance earlier in the week. The 10:55pm Adelaide-Belair service was as a result sent heading towards the Outer Harbor line. The driver heard a 'bang' from the track and immediately came to a halt. Services on a couple of other lines were cancelled.
There were only 80 sightings for this week, which is 23 sightings less than last week, making a total of 1614* sightings for this year to date. On day 117 last year we had seen 1771 sightings. This week sightings were down due to the ANZAC day holiday, and yet another derailment in the west affecting the PM/MP trains.
We have seen no trains this week on the B/G.
Two passenger trains have collided in China, with authorities confirming dozens of people may have been killed or injured in the incident.
The trains collided when one of them derailed, causing at least 10 carriages to topple into a ditch.