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Geelong Line ~ Coach replacements and minor train delays ~ 23-30 April

Posted Wednesday, 23 April, 2008 by bevans in Press Releases

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 misses anti-corruption deadline

Posted Wednesday, 23 April, 2008 by bevans in New South Wales Rail News

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

Posted Wednesday, 23 April, 2008 by bevans in Press Releases

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.

Hunter Valley Steamfest 2008

Posted Thursday, 24 April, 2008 by garno in Press Releases

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.

Ghan service back on track

Posted Thursday, 24 April, 2008 by raye in Northern Territory Rail News

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.

Opposition casts doubt over freight lines revamp

Posted Thursday, 24 April, 2008 by raye in Victorian Rail News

The Victorian Opposition says most of the run-down rail freight lines servicing the state's grain belt will not qualify for an upgrade under funding announced yesterday.

QUEENSLAND Rail will force almost one in five of its drivers to retire

Posted Sunday, 27 April, 2008 by Qbase in Queensland Rail News

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

Driver stops possible train derailment.

Posted Sunday, 27 April, 2008 by 409 in South Australian Rail News

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.

Lost locomotive found in desert

Posted Sunday, 27 April, 2008 by E1109 in Northern Territory Rail News

DALE WEBSTER

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A LOST locomotive has been found in the Territory desert after more than 60 years.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 26/4/2008

Posted Sunday, 27 April, 2008 by GheringhapLoop in Gunzelling Reports

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.

'Nothing wrong' with tram ventilation

Posted Wednesday, 30 April, 2008 by 409 in Tram and Light Rail News

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,23613928-5006301,00.html

Conlon refuses invitation to endure crush hour on Glenelg tram

Posted Wednesday, 30 April, 2008 by 409 in Tram and Light Rail News

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,23613928-5006301,00.html

Connex introduces new timetable for Melbourne

Posted Wednesday, 30 April, 2008 by bevans in Victorian Rail News

Connex has launched its new timetable which will deliver 105 extra services per week. The timetable will take effect from the 27th April 2008.

China train collision

Posted Wednesday, 30 April, 2008 by bevans in International Rail News

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.

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