Posted in New South Wales Rail News on 2014-12-17 01:01:13
The Newcastle railway line is rich with history and has been a vital vein for transporting locals into the heart of Newcastle for over 100 years.
On Boxing Day 2014, the State Government will close the inner city rail line from Wickham to Newcastle, in a bid to revitalise the city centre.
The line will be cut west of Stewart Avenue, with plans for a form of light rail or tram to be installed in its place after the closure.
The State Government, developers and business groups say it will open up the city, and be a positive step towards revitalising the centre.
Posted in International Rail News on 2014-10-09 08:14:49
Train operators in Canada’s burgeoning freight rail industry report falling asleep at the controls and coming to work exhausted at an alarmingly high rate, according to an ongoing CBC News investigation into rail safety.
“I have had instances where I have just snapped back into reality, and kind of, for a few seconds, not really realized or recognized where I am,” one Ontario-based CN rail engineer told CBC News, recalling how he’d missed a signal at the controls of a three-kilometre-long train.
Posted in Rail News on 2014-10-09 08:14:38
The Inland Rail Freight Project is becoming a reality as industry leaders are assessing their capacity to deliver the iconic project.
Posted in Victorian Rail News on 2014-10-08 22:29:51
THE member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, is the latest to oppose the creation of a rail hub at the Logic industrial estate near Barnawartha.
Ms Ley yesterday joined the debate after her state Liberal colleague in Benambra, Bill Tilley, said at the weekend he couldn’t blindly support the hub without seeing a feasibility study into the multimillion-dollar plan, which is seeking financial support from ratepayers and taxpayers.
There is already a rail hub in Ms Ley’s electorate at Ettamogah, operated by Colin Rees.
Posted in Queensland Rail News on 2014-08-13 19:59:02
RAIL services to the agricultural sector were shambolic, unreliable and seriously inefficient - jeopardising plans to double the future growth of an industry that made $11 billion last year, a State Government inquiry has found.
Network provider Aurizon, accused of favouring coal over cattle and grain haulage, had resorted to transporting subsidised agricultural product by truck to ports "because it was cheaper", State Parliament was told.
Posted in South Australian Rail News on 2014-06-18 21:47:14
RAIL giant Genesee & Wyoming Australia is set to close two commercial rail lines in SA’s southeast, says the State Opposition.
Liberal Member for Chaffey, Tim Whetstone today told State Parliament that Genesee & Wyoming Australia will close two rail lines in his electorate.
“I have met with Genesee & Wyoming and, sadly, they have indicated to me that the two lines from Tookyerta (which is at Loxton) down to Tailem Bend and the rail line from Pinnaroo to Tailem Bend will close before the end of the year,” he said.
Posted in South Australian Rail News on 2014-04-24 19:54:40
The $18.2m electrification, duplication and rail revitalisation works have now been completed along the Tonsley line with services resuming from Monday 5 May 2014.
Tonsley passengers are encouraged to use the new 600 space Clovelly Park Park ’n’ Ride (adjacent to Clovelly Park Station) to make their travel easier and more convenient.
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