A RENEWED campaign against plans to remove Newcastle’s heavy rail will be launched on Wednesday evening, in an effort to increase pressure on the government about the issue before the state election. But the Hunter Concerned Citizens group says it won’t stand for politicking at its first meeting or others to be held before the March 28 poll. ‘‘We don’t want people bringing along Greens or Labor signs ... we want people to make up their own minds on how they vote but to find out about their preferred candidate’s policy on the rail before they do,’’ campaign spokesman David Blyth said.
local news report this evening suggested that the Gippsland line beyond Traralgon will be closed for a month or so beginning in March for "improvements." The spin cycle is well and truly continuing to function as it always has, since the works are merely of a remedial or maintenance nature.
Yarra Trams set a new record in 2014 for punctuality and continued to meet its service delivery targets, overcoming the challenges of extreme weather conditions, third party incidents and traffic congestion around major special events.
BHP Billiton could yet play a role in the development of OZ Minerals' Carrapateena mine in South Australia, with OZ suggesting the economics of a crucial rail link to the project would be helped if BHP's Olympic Dam mine were tied in. Olympic Dam lies between OZ's only operating mine, Prominent Hill, and its best development option, Carrapateena, and with the South Australian government investigating whether it can help OZ build a rail link between its two assets, Olympic Dam is fast becoming part of the conversation.
[size=3][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][b]The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is expecting coal haulage to the Port of Newcastle to continue to increase this year despite the state of the industry.[/b][/font][/size] [size=3][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Coal exports of 158 million tonnes left the port last year, despite low prices from an over-supplied global market and the high value of the Australian dollar affecting producers.[/font][/size]
Service between Seattle - Everett, Wash., and Kelso, Wash., - Portland, Ore., affectedFebruary 7, 2015 6:30 p.m. PT Due to an additional landslide, BNSF Railway Co. has extended the moratorium on passenger trains between Seattle and Everett, Wash. The tracks, which are used by Amtrak Cascades and Empire Builder trains, are expected to reopen on the afternoon of Monday, February 9. Alternate transportation with chartered buses is being provided and will service all missed stops.