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Woman hit by two trains

Posted Sunday, 1 November, 2009 by bevans in International Rail News

A South African woman is in a critical condition after she was hit by two trains as she tried to cross a railway track in Pretoria.

A spokesman for the Pretoria Ambulance Service says the 50-year-old woman was knocked down by a commuter train and fell on the line going in the other direction.

Queensland Rail boss Lance Hockridge earns almost $1m

Posted Sunday, 1 November, 2009 by bevans in Queensland Rail News

THE Queensland Rail boss pocketed almost $1m last year as his company battled damning safety problems, train overcrowding and the Riverfire affair.

Chief executive Lance Hockridge took home a total package of $981,000 for 2008-09 after being responsible for the $25,000 in taxpayer funds wasted on a luxury Riverfire function cancelled over its largesse.

Sikkim's first step towards rail conectivity

Posted Sunday, 1 November, 2009 by bevans in International Rail News

Rangpo (Sikkim), Oct 30 (PTI) Thirty four years after attaining statehood, Sikkim can finally look forward to get linked to the railway network with the foundation for the Rangpo-Sevoke line laid today.

Straight and narrow

Posted Sunday, 1 November, 2009 by bevans in Victorian Rail News

It showed up some time between slow food and slow fashion. Slow travel is the new backpacking, a modern response to mass, "no-frills" fast travel and "must-see" tours.

So trekking, cycling and leisurely road trips are in, as are extended stays in one destination and embracing the local way of life.

Tram extension progress: How is the Coast to Coast light rail project travelling

Posted Sunday, 1 November, 2009 by markcurtis in Tram and Light Rail News

Weaving your way through the North Terrace and Port Road roadworks, have you ever wondered what the workers are up to?
As the extension to Adelaide's tram system continues, project director for the latest stage of the Coast to Coast light rail development, Manuel Delgado, explained what is happening around the sites.

Two teens charged with police assault

Posted Monday, 2 November, 2009 by bevans in Queensland Rail News

Two teenagers have been charged with the assault of two police officers in separate incidents north of Brisbane overnight.

Police said a 17-year-old male was charged after allegedly spitting in the mouth of a female sergeant at Gordon Park about 9.15pm (AEST) on Saturday.

Police were attending the man's Khartoum Street home regarding another matter when he allegedly became violent.

Should the Sydney CBD Metro go ahead?

Posted Monday, 2 November, 2009 by bevans in Railpage Australia News