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New push to save heavy rail line

Posted Wednesday, 11 February, 2015 by 8077 in Cityrail News

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.

Gippsland Line to close again

Posted Wednesday, 11 February, 2015 by MikeyJackson in Victorian Rail News

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.

High altitude freight locomotives ordered

Posted Wednesday, 11 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in Rail News

NG/G16 Boiler Cradle Progress

Posted Wednesday, 11 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in Narrow Gauge

Record tram performance in 2014

Posted Wednesday, 11 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in Yarra Trams

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.

OZ minerals eyes rail connection to BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam mine in South Australia

Posted Wednesday, 11 February, 2015 by MarlonFraser in South Australian Rail News

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.

ARTC gearing up for increased coal haulage through Newcastle port

Posted Wednesday, 11 February, 2015 by bevans in New South Wales Rail News

[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]

RDC withdraws Bonn - Berlin inter-city proposal

Posted Thursday, 12 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in International Rail News

Passenger safety and accessibility take centre stage on Elgin Street

Posted Thursday, 12 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in Yarra Trams

Half Way There....

Posted Thursday, 12 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in Narrow Gauge

Landslides Affect Service in Pacific Northwest

Posted Thursday, 12 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in International Rail News

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.

Transport body wants rail freight given priority

Posted Friday, 13 February, 2015 by JoppaJunction in Queensland Rail News

A 'D' Exam For G42

Posted Friday, 13 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in Narrow Gauge

Sakhalin diesel locomotive on test

Posted Friday, 13 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in International Rail News

Proposed changes to Collins Street tram stops

Posted Friday, 13 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in Tram and Light Rail News

NG/G16 Update for June '14

Posted Friday, 13 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in Narrow Gauge

DB to invest €700m in Nordrhein-Westfalen

Posted Friday, 13 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in International Rail News

Extra Free Tram Zone information added to tramTRACKER®

Posted Friday, 13 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in Tram and Light Rail News

NG/G16 Tank & Bunker Build

Posted Friday, 13 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in Narrow Gauge

Unplanned disruption to Routes 1 & 8 - Friday 13 February

Posted Friday, 13 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in Tram and Light Rail News

SNCF posts stable results as competitive threats mount

Posted Friday, 13 February, 2015 by Railpage System User in International Rail News

PSOs spray teenage boys with capsicum foam over a railway ticket

Posted Saturday, 14 February, 2015 by JoppaJunction in Victorian Rail News

Sydney's South West Rail Link wins over commuters

Posted Saturday, 14 February, 2015 by bevans in Cityrail News

BLW Releases GP30 West Pack Part 1 And 2

Posted Sunday, 15 February, 2015 by BigBoy2015 in Train Simulator News

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