Speaking after returning from Laos yesterday, ACM Prajin said Lao authorities want Thailand to provide them with the construction details and the project's time frame so they can go ahead with plans to build a dual-track rail route from Vientiane to Kunming in China.
[color=#333333][size=3][font=Chronicle SSm', serif]A Chinese rail-construction company is seeking compensation from Mexican officials stemming from a halted $3.7 billion Mexican high-speed-rail project.[/font][/size][/color] [color=#333333][size=3][font=Chronicle SSm', serif]In a statement Tuesday to the Shanghai stock exchange, [url=http://quotes.wsj.com/CN/XSHG/601186][color=#0080c3]China Railway Construction[/color][/url]Corp. said it was still in negotiations with “the Mexican side and will update if there is important progress.” It didn’t offer further details, but said the postponement won’t have a major effect on its operations.[/font][/size][/color]
DEVASTATED, best describes how I feel after the loss of the twice promised $532 million rail duplication from Beerburrum to Landsborough. In my eyes it was first big step towards the goal of a modern rail service to Nambour, for the 330k people of the Sunshine Coast. Campaigning for it has consumed the past 4 years of my life. It's been a long hard road, started by meetings with Alex Somlyay in 2010, Andrew Powell, Fiona Simpson, Tracey Davis, Mark McArdle, Steve Dickson, Jarrod Bleijie and the then Transport Minister, Annastacia Palaszczuk in 2011, Peter Slipper as Speaker in 2012, Warren Truss in 2013, and Scott Emerson and our Premier Campbell Newman in June 2014.
A Boston-bound commuter rail train struck a tractor-trailer in Braintree on Wednesday morning. The train hit the truck on Grove Street, and the tractor-trailer driver reportedly jumped out before he was struck by the train, according to a spokesman for Keolis, the company that operates the commuter rail.
Progress on the inland rail link from Brisbane to Melbourne will be discussed at the first federal Nationals party room meeting of the year. The Nationals are gathering in the Victorian regional centre of Wodonga before federal parliament resumes on Monday.
COMMUTERS have demanded a Labor Government match the LNP's commitment to a long-overdue duplication of the rail link between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. The LNP promised rail duplication between Beerburrum and Landsborough, which would give the Coast an extra 150 train services a week. But the rail promise is in limbo with the strong possibility of Labor forming government.
[color=#000000][size=3][font=Helvetica Neue', HelveticaNeue, helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Hundreds of feet of electrified rail skewered the first two carriages of a New York commuter train in a collision with a car at a railroad crossing, a federal investigator said on Wednesday, describing the area's worst rail crash in decades.[/font][/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=3][font=Helvetica Neue', HelveticaNeue, helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Investigators were focused on why the car was stopped at the crossing near the suburb of White Plains north of New York City before the Metro-North train crashed into it during Tuesday evening's rush hour, pushing the vehicle about 1,000 feet down the line.[/font][/size][/color]
THE Greens remain the only major political party committed to the introduction of covered coal wagons leading into the March state election. Despite growing community concerns about the health impacts of air pollution, such as coal dust, the government remains opposed to forcing coal companies and rail operators to either physically cover or chemically seal wagons. ‘‘The advice to the NSW government from the independent Environment Protection Authority is that the current science does not support the covering of coal wagons,’’ Environment Minister Rob Stokes has said.
SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has exercised an option for Alstom to supply an additional four ETR610 New Pendolino tilting trainsets for use on the north–south Gotthard and Simplon corridors from 2017.
The West Somerset Railway has added Ivatt 2MT "Mogul” 46521 to the line-up of "guest” engines for its Spring Steam Gala between March 26th and 29th. Normally based on the Great Central Railway the "Mickey Mouse” will be the first of its class to run on the WSR although 78019 of the B.R. Standard Class development of the type has made one previous appearance in a WSR Gala.
German police have helped Metro Trains track down an alleged serial vandal wanted over at least 10 incidents across Melbourne's train network. The 21-year-old German national is accused of going on a vandalism spree over the past two months with multiple trains damaged at various locations.
A broken rail has been determined as the cause of a 32-car derailment on the BNSF Railway line four miles northwest of Wadena on Dec. 1.
Labor's Member for Newcastle, Tim Crakanthorp has attacked the State Government for wasting taxpayers money on train stations that are not being used. Minister for Transport, Gladys Berejiklian yesterday announced that $20 million will be spent on improving safety and security at more than 40 train stations. Civic, Wickham, Toronto and Metford are included on the list of stations to receive new CCTV, lighting, additional fencing and help points for customers.
[color=#666666][size=4][font=Titillium, Arial, sans-serif]The unprecedented letter of guarantee on the East West Link is part of an ugly, anti-democratic “end game” by the road lobby in the face of public rejection, the Public Transport Users Association said today.[/font][/size][/color] [color=#666666][size=4][font=Titillium, Arial, sans-serif]Former Treasurer Michael O’Brien signed the deed on 29 September last year, eight weeks before losing the November state election, but only released it to the public on 5 February[/font][/size][/color]
Former Victorian railways official and prominent historian, Robert Whitehead, has been charged with yet another child sex offence as more victims emerge alleging he abused them over a 40-year period. Mr Whitehead, 84, was this week charged with another count of indecent assault of a male under 16, bringing his total charges to 34 and number of alleged victims to six.
Plans for a new £500m rail link connecting the main line into London from the west with Heathrow Airport are going on public show. The proposed link, subject to planning permission, includes a 3.1 mile (5km) tunnel from the Great Western Main Line to Heathrow Terminal 5.
From Monday 6 April 2015, the 1.15am and 2.15am trains departing Perth on Friday and Saturday nights (technically Saturday and Sunday mornings) will be withdrawn due to poor patronage.
A rail line in eastern Iowa reopened on Saturday following a freight train derailment that sent three cars tumbling into the Mississippi River, spilling ethanol fuel in the water, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) said. Thirteen cars and two engines went off the tracks after the derailment on Wednesday in a remote location north of Dubuque, Iowa, the company said.
The New South Wales Planning Minister Pru Goward has defended the government's decision to allow residential and commercial development in the Newcastle rail corridor. If the State Government is permitted to remove the rail line, Civic station will be demolished to open the precinct up to the harbour and buildings will be contructed along the corridor.
There were 82 sightings for this week; this is four sightings more than last week, making a total of 435 sightings for this year to date. On day 38 last year we had seen 674 sightings, this is 239 sightings down on the same time last year.