The Australasian Railway Association and Roads Australia say the federal government’s decision to include several engineering roles on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List will help industry deliver significant works.
More money from the New South Wales government is expected to kick-start Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail project.
Local residents and businesses can now follow the progress of light rail stage 2 and provide feedback on the project with the launch of the ACT Government’s
A report, commissioned by the ARA and authored by the RPS Group, has highlighted large social benefits from light rail.
Light rail services have returned to normal operation.
DP World has launched a dedicated container service from Maputo in Mozambique to Harare in Zimbabwe, and is planning further services to connect Maputo with Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland.
Nigerian Railway Corp launched full commercial services on the 157 km Lagos – Ibadan standard gauge line on June 15, President Muhammadu Buhari having attended an inauguration ceremony on June 10.
THE president of Nigeria, Mr Muhammadu Buhari, has launched commercial operation on the 157km Lagos – Ibadan Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), after construction began in March 2017.
Indian Railways has sent another 3000 HP Cape Gauge locomotive to Mozambique to strengthen the Indo-African relationship.
President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi has laid a foundation stone to launch work to reinstate the 44 km section of the Sena line between Mutarara and Vila Nova da Fronteira on the border with Malawi.
Portland International Airport (PDX) is a base for Alaska Airlines and the home airport for the largest city in Oregon.
SpiceJet has reportedly put a hold on its plans to resume using the Boeing 737 MAX.
An All Nippon Airways (ANA) Dreamliner winged its way from Tokyo to Osaka late last week using a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that blended traditional jet fuel with fuel made from microalgae.
French airline La Compagnie has always been a niche carrier.
A Southwest Airlines passenger plane collided with a Cargolux Boeing 747 at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (ORD) on Saturday.
THE International Association of Public Transport (UITP) elected Mr Khalid Alhogail as president for a two-year term during its general assembly held on June 18.
Egyptian National Railways has awarded Ukraine’s Nikolaev Locomotive Repair Plant a contract to modernise 55 Adtranz DE2550 diesel locomotives.
UAE’s Etihad Rail and digital freight service provider Transportr have signed an agreement to streamline service provision in the logistics sector.
Can rusting locomotives and crumbling stations become a vibrant transportation network again?
EGYPT’s National Company for Railroad Industries (NIRC) and Hyundai Rotem have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to share expertise and knowledge, and increase the localisation of production in Egypt.
The threat of court sanction would be enough to ensure the new owner of a key east coast freight facility did not exploit its powerful position to the detriment of competitors, the judge behind a landmark case has said.
An investigation into a train derailment on the Nullarbor last year has found the tracks failed to restore to the normal position after an east-bound train departed the line two hours prior.
Former BHP Billiton coal boss Dean Dalla Valle will replace David Irwin as chief executive officer of Pacific National, the bulk and intermodal operator announced on Monday.
EXPORTS of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.
DRAWN out negotiations between Victorian grain train drivers and freight business Pacific National (PN) is costing the grains industry millions of dollars due to train delays and cancellations.
500th U-Girder has been erected successfully by the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) for the 9 km long Priority Corridor running from IIT to Motijheel of Kanpur Metro Rail Project.
MTR, Hong Kong, has signed an agreement with the Hong Kong government and the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) to operate the Tuen Ma Line under a two-year concession from the start of services on the final 4.
Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) invites tender for licensing of built-up bare shell Shops / Office Spaces at Selected Elevated and UG Metro Stations along Corridor- 1 & 2 of Phase-I and its Extensions.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has now invited bids in two parts to supply and commission a total of 288 metro rail coaches for the Central Government approved three lines under Phase-4.
NCRTC is adopting state of art Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for the first RRTS corridor (Delhi- Ghaziabad- Meerut) of the country adopting some approaches that are first of its kind.
The $205 million sale of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal (the Terminal) to Pacific National completed today, with all conditions satisfied and outstanding funds transferred to Aurizon.
Aurizon, Australia’s largest rail freight operator, is inviting community groups and charities located across the Company’s operations to apply for cash grants of up to $20,000 through the latest round of its Community Giving Fund.
Aurizon transferred a previously stored grain set from Acacia Ridge to Willowburn (Toowoomba) yesterday in apparent preparations to haul grain off the South Western Line.
Two locomotives, 48 wagons, and drivers are on loan from Aurizon to CBH Group to help the grain handler get a record braking harvest to port.
The impact of the challenging trade environment has been a factor in lower coal volumes moved during the first half of the 2021 financial year
It’s been labelled a “national disgrace” that needs fixing but Gladys Berejiklian has said COVID squabbles has shown it may never happen.
The ‘International High Speed Rail Voices’ report published by High Speed Rail Group (HSRG) demonstrates the transformational role high-speed rail is playing in revolutionising travel across the globe, driving policy makers’ economic and environmental decisions, whilst creating international links that will become ever more important in our increasingly globalised world.
Brisbane has all but secured the Olympic victory it first tried for 29 years ago, but that goal will now trigger a debate about the infrastructure south-east Queensland needs to host the world’s biggest sporting event.
A report calls for investment in faster rail services across Australia to connect CBDs to neighbouring regional centres, but says high speed rail isn’t the immediate answer.
The ARA launched its Faster Rail Report in February 2021.
Last Friday I reviewed Victoria's Bus Plan.
Bus services in Balgowlah will be modified from Sunday 11 July 2021 in response to community feedback following a network review late last year.
Bus users in the Oxford area could benefit from new, zero emission electric buses as Oxfordshire County Council prepares to take part in a new government funding competition in a bid to work towards reducing carbon emissions and offering cleaner air for all.
Yellow Coaches have partnered with London based Golden Tours to operate a new hop-on, hop-off open top bus sightseeing tour this Summer.
Cambridge has become one of the first smart cities in the UK to trial autonomous vehicles – investigating the feasibility of the technology being used as part of a public transport service in the future.
CN’s open gateways offer is a big deal.
Canadian railway CN (NYSE: CNI) so far has announced CA$95 million in 2021 capital investment projects in Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba and New Brunswick.
The total is now more than 330, according CP, which noted that together, more than 1,050 letters have been “filed in support of CP’s proposed combination with KCS or in opposition to the CN proposal.
CN has announced plans plans to invest approximately C$350 million in Ontario in 2021 as part of CN’s C$3 billion capital investment plan across its network.
Slated for completion by fall 2022, it will be situated near Richardson’s Swift Current and Maple Creek Richardson Pioneer facilities (to the east and west, respectively), according to the company.
THE government of New South Wales has selected Bechtel as integration and delivery partner for the $A 18bn ($US 13.
Last year I wrote a blog pondering why Sydney’s rail patronage is 50% higher than Melbourne’s.
THE News South Wales state government has announced plans to cut emissions from the Sydney rail network to zero within four years, a move transport minister, Mr Andrew Constance, says is a great step forward in helping the state tackle climate change.
How an Australian business is ensuring a safer boarding experience for rail passengers.
Australia’s Sydney Metro has confirmed two new metro stations at Pyrmont and Hunter Street in the central business district (CBD).
At least Portlanders have retained our infamously-odd sense of humor
Transit generally is now on a form of life-support from Congress: Federal operating assistance under the COVID-19 relief statutes that were enacted during the past year.
Public transportation, despite being an essential service, is frequently on the chopping block for municipal budget cuts.
Passenger journeys in the UK fell to their lowest levels since 1872, when records began, due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to official statistics released by the Office of Rail and Road today.
PASSENGER levels in Britain for the 12 months from April 2020 to March 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic were only 22% of the previous year’s figures according to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).
THE Ukraine government may allocate up to Hryvnia40.
A framework agreement for the supply of up to 50 electric-battery shunting and main line locomotives has been signed by Paribus Rail Investment Management and Vossloh Locomotives.
Stadler has unveiled a Class 777 electric multiple-unit which has been fitted with a prototype battery energy storage system to enable operation on non-electrified tracks.
SPANISH operator Renfe’s new low-cost, high-speed Avlo service began operating between Madrid and Barcelona on June 23.
FRANCE’S rail regulator ART has published details received from French National Railways (SNCF) of new open-access long-distance passenger services under the Oslo project.
In this video, I catch 2 trains in Plattsburgh, including 650 with the dirtiest CP locomotive I’ve ever seen.
On June 18th, I heard that 931 was coming north with a CN SD70M-2 leading.
Follow along as I explore Burlington Yard.
After Corey and I visited 30T at Ballston Spa, we made our way north to the Adirondack Live Steamers.
There were 75 sightings for this week; This is 3 sightings less than last week.
Inland Rail has been talked about in the Lockyer Valley for years, but its nearing crunch time for the major freight track to commence construction.
Five years after an almost 40-kilometre section of new train track were announced in the NSW Riverina for the inland rail project, a 'preferred route' for the line has been announced.
Martinus Rail CEO and founder Treaven Martinus recently addressed the Inland Rail conference in Albury about bringing real benefits to regional centres.
Early unpublished results from a CSIRO analysis suggest that shifting freight from road to an Inland Rail could save around $170 million in transport costs a year.
Roads Australia (RA) and the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) are calling on the Federal Government to update the Priority Skilled Occupations List to include specialist skills that are critical to the delivery of major road and rail construction projects, as these sectors will be impacted by the lack of access to skilled overseas workers.
A 13,000km-long railway line from China to the USA, running partially underwater to cover the Bering Strait.
Netherlands: Freight traffic on the Dutch rail network fell 6.
Construction work on the Tulum train station on the Tren Maya railway line in Mexico is expected to commence in January 2022.
Severino Sombra University is offering a 20-month railway engineering course leading to a Master of Business Administration qualification.
The 36·6bn pesos contract to supply 42 diesel and electro-diesel trainsets for the Tren Maya project was signed in the presence of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on June 9.
I was invited to do a Zoom presention to the St.
RISSB is working with stakeholders to respond to some of the greatest challenges facing rail.
There are many and varied standards and documents used by road asset owners and managers.
The NSW Government welcomes NSW social housing’s addition to Infrastructure Australia’s 2021 list of national infrastructure priorities; viewing it as another positive step forward and opportunity to work in another strong, strategic partnership, to help solve common problems.
Yesterday, the government announced an ambitious new plan, a grabbag of housing policies ranging from okay to highly laudable designed to lower the price of housing.
Each summer I enjoy having a sit on my front porch, step or patio or stoop.
New LED lights provide nice even lighting
While railfanning with Corey, we made a stop at Mohawk Valley Railroad Co.
Summit USA’s Customcuts line adds a Modern Denny’s Restaurant (DN-001) in HO scale.
Introduced in the late 1990s, “tarp top” containers were standard-height 40-foot steel corrugated examples with the a removable canvas top.
Train services have been operating again at the Nene Valley Railway and this weekend the miniature railway will be open for passengers.
The Leighton Buzzard Railway has announced that their line will welcome passengers from Saturday 22nd of May 2021.
For my starting point we have to go back to 2011 when I retired from full time employment.
An opportunity to drive miniature trains all day has become available at Newby Hall near Ripon, in North Yorkshire.
SR Bulleid Pacific has returned to the Swanage Railway after a £350,000 overhaul by Southern Locomotives Ltd, the locomotive’s owners.
We have seen a succession of reviews, plans and election promises of faster and better train services for regional New South Wales, home to one
After a decade of impassioned debate, the council has finally given the green light to a $11.
A series of heritage trails are being developed for the Mid North Coast in an effort to preserve and pass on the stories of yesteryear.
Around 1200 workers conducted a maintenance shutdown on the Hunter Valley Rail Network as part of the Muswellbrook Bridge replacement project.
New South Wales transport minister Andrew Constance has revealed plans for the state’s rail network to slash emissions to net-zero by 2025.
Five sculptural reliefs by artists who belong to a homeless collective now greet visitors at the entrance of the Te Manawa building at Eden Terrace, Auckland.
A new wagon assembly facility is expected to boost be a win for both the rail sector and jobs in the Dunedin area.
Rail links north from Timaru remain severed over a week after
The redevelopment of KiwiRail’s Hillside workshops to create a wagon assembly facility is to begin this year, following the confirmation of NZ$85m of government funding from the national budget.
Kiwi authorities are ramping up efforts to create an improved rail network in New Zealand’s largest city.
Rail authorities are getting projects done while promoting cross-cultural awareness.
With the worsening situation with regard to Covid 19 and South Australia The Ghan passenger train has been stopped at Alice Springs.
The Territory Labor Government is constructing a new two-lane sealed road and a new 45 metre span bridge on Port Keats Road over Saddle Rail Creek.
The Northern Territory government has released a request for quotation for the development of a concept design for a rail passenger terminal as part of the Katherine Logistics and Agribusiness Hub.
The Defence Department has ruled out building a rail line into the Tindal RAAF Base as part of its $1.
Our tree canopies are struggling for space with small lots, renovated homes, new townhouses and apartment blocks, all of which are accommodating Victoria’s growing population.
Making an exception is different than changing one’s mind.
The City of Ballarat's chosen design firm, Hassell, has come back with a preferred design option for the Bridge Mall.
But this would upset powerful industries, so don’t hold your breath
What if we planned public transit with the goal of freedom?
Battleship Cove posted
A preferred bidder has been selected for the tunnelling package for the North East Link, which will fix the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network, slash travel times and free up local roads for local trips.
The Victorian Government is calling for businesses, councils and community organisations to install electric vehicle charging stations across the state
The Emirates Air Line, aka, the Dangleway, had its busiest day for nearly three years last Saturday, with around 9,000 journeys made on the cable car.
The current situation at most U.
Significant investment and job generator during COVID economic recovery
Pacific National CEO has addressed the ARA/ALC Inland Rail conference in Albury, talking of the role of Parkes in the movement of freight.
Paul Fletcher got a closer look at the South Dynon freight terminal, an operation crucial for the movement of interstate freight.
Pacific National says giving back to the community is a key part of its St Marys Freight Hub plans.
Andrew Adam is stepping up from being COO to full CEO at DP World Australia.
Hosted by Grain Trade Australia (GTA), the Australian Grain Industry Conference (AGIC) will present its AGIC Asia 2021 conference as a virtual event on March 3.
Funding for the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) has been renewed in 2020, the International Year of Plant Health, which will strengthen coordination across the Australian plant industry sector on biosecurity research, according to minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud.
Ports Australia has welcomed three new members from both local and international corporations.
In an industry-first, Ports Australia has launched a detailed trade statistics resource, which collates and exhibits the ports sector’s trade data.
Today we reach our 2.
Chris Corrigan, golden boy of the Liberal Party, villain of Labor, has won a $1.
There’s no doubt that the coming generation of intermodal terminals will take the next step forward in efficiency, backed by the latest in automation technology.
The port and rail giant Qube Holdings had a good year in 2020: strong revenue, healthy profits, bonuses for executives and dividends for shareholders.
Maurice James has spoken out in the past about the need for rail to play an increased role in the movement of freight RAIL and logistics operator Qube has announced its managing director Maurice James is to step down from his role on 30 June.
Qube has reported a net profit drop of over 50 per cent due to the impact of COVID-19, bushfires, and floods during the 2020 financial year.
An incident involving a light engine and a coal train led to the death of one worker and injuries to two others.
Construction of the Cross River Rail project in Brisbane is continuing apace.
QUEENSLAND Rail has released a statement following the fatal train collision at Westwood, west of Rockhampton on Friday 18 June, which a 40-year-old Margate man died.
Nick Easy from Queensland Rail says they will cooperate with all investigations following a tragedy in central Queensland.
Australia’s Queensland Government has shortlisted three train manufacturers, namely Alstom, CAF, and Downer Rail, for the upcoming phase of the Rollingstock Expansion Programme (REP).
The most popular public event in the rail freight calendar has been cancelled for the second year running.
This International Women in Engineering Day we're sharing how the railway offers a huge range of rewarding careers for everyone.
Two new rail ferries, the Maya and the Cherokee, will enter Gulf of Mexico service this year for CG Railway LLC (CGR), a joint venture of Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Deke's Note: PLEASE VOTE!
A host of experts from rail, government, road, police and other groups are set to speak at the level crossing safety forum.
More information has been released about plans to pedestrianise the lengths of Oxford Street next to Oxford Circus and divert road traffic around it.
Infrastructure software provider Bentley Systems has acquired Seequent, but the latter is to retain its brand and unique identity.
SKF on lubricant links, regreasing railway bearings and getting smarter about grease storage.
As the owner of a capital project, have you ever felt like you’re being held at arm’s length from your own project?
How long is your commute to work?
I’m making plans for a September trip.
A few years ago, I was in the railroad station in the Italian town of Lucca, waiting for a train to Florence.
Granted, it’s all subjective, but I thought it would be interesting if I rummaged around in my memory for the places and events visited or experienced over the years in my travels.
The following is from a friend who just finished an overnight ride on the Texas Eagle with his eight-year-old daughter.
Our first train ride for monthsOur first stay with friends for even more monthsYoung friends married at last"I'm on the train"
From Railpage to all our loyal users, moderators and administrators, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and safe New Year.
Railpage has available for download the new 2018 version of the All Australia Tracks Google Earth overlay.
Railpage is calling for 6 or so volunteers to become core team members of the RP testing team for the new developer software releases.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
The railroad was Great Northern.
It continues to amaze me what our ancestors were able to build with wood.
Late last year, I wrote a blog post about Car Distributors, the railroad job title of the person (or crew) that arranged to fill requests for empty cars that were needed to be loaded.
Seven of the images posted by Randall Wiegel with the comment: "1868 Mt.
US Steel seems to tear down its newer plants.
The Volks Electric Railway Association (VERA) has announced that the Volks Electric Railway in Brighton will be running four special evening services this year to raise money for railway projects.
It’s happened yet again.
The West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust (WSRHT) has announced that they have recruited a new Trustee to join their board.
The Class 40 Preservation Society (CFPS) has launched a £10,000 appeal to raise the funds needed to complete bodywork repairs on 40145.
British Transport Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after an incident on the railway near Preston earlier this month.
LNER 4-6-0 Locomotives DEALS
High-speed rail is headed straight for a deathblow, but federal lawmakers could do something about it.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society (PRRT&HS) has a new book presenting Pennsy’s caboose fleet.
Britains Second Hand Trams DEALS
Dear Readers, Metro Rail News wants to thank all the loyal and regular readers with a special offer to release a research thesis by reader’s choice every month.
“Everything I've done has prepared me for ice swimming.
Long-distance passenger services were hit particularly hard, falling by 42.
I had spent my life – 44 years – in Tegucigalpa, the capital of
New Elkhart Location Featured in the News!
Thinking through my year’s travel plans.
Russian Railways and Sinara Transport Machines have agreed a firm order for the supply and life-cycle maintenance of 200 2TE35A twin-section main line freight diesel locomotives able to haul trains of up to 7 100 tonnes.
A hub station has been opened on the eastern side side of Moscow for use by long-distance trains passing through the capital and as an interchange for passengers who do not need to access the city centre.
A new station has opened at Vostochny in eastern Moscow, the first new long-distance station in the Russian capital for a century.
Russian Railways has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovo plant a contract to supply a further four six-car and four four-car EP3D electric multiple-units by the end of the year.
THE City of Taganrog, Russia, has signed a concession agreement to modernise the city’s tram network and acquire LRVs with Sinara City Transport Solutions Taganrog (Sinara GTR Taganrog), a joint venture of Sinara Transport Machines and Regional Concession Companies.
Residents were facing eviction as part of efforts to ease congestion on Brighton Road.
The South Australian Government is currently undertaking a $1.
The SA Government has committed $111 million (over 10 years) in its 2021-22 State Budget to give metropolitan Adelaide railway stations much-needed renovations.
Railway stations right across metropolitan Adelaide are set to receive much-needed makeovers as part of a $111 million commitment (over 10 years) from the Marshall Liberal Government in the 2021-22 State Budget ($66.
Dozens of passengers have been booted off a train in outback South Australia after the Northern Territory
The government is “backing away a million miles an hour” from its passenger rail commitment, an independent candidate says, as she calls for the project to be put on the fast track.
The Port of Hobart will be the state’s international gateway to the Southern Ocean thanks to TasPorts’ planned multi-million-dollar redevelopment for Macquarie Wharfs.
Premier Peter Gutwein and State Growth Minister Michael Ferguson need to tell Tasmanians this week when they will start work on Hobart’s crucially needed northern suburbs light rail or admit they have broken yet another promise.
Michael Ferguson,Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
More than 1000 people have signed a petition asking the Dorset Council to cease and desist all activities leading to the destruction of the North East rail corridor between Lilydale Falls and Scottsdale.
tm stagetec systems are introducing the Smart Pi ecosystem – a connected digital network of audio and visual information, which puts the rail customer at the centre.
The MRT-7000R from Backplane Systems Technology is purposely built for rolling stock applications.
Robots are secretly becoming practical these days.
With a $664,580 grant in hand from the Australian Research Council, Monash University’s Department of Civil Engineering is undertaking a ground-breaking research initiative using robotic technology to improve the quality and productivity of construction – research that is expected to transform current labour-intensive methods.
How one company is helping keep rail networks operating and overcoming the maintenance gap.
This tutorial for installation of Diesel rolling stock, sound and cabviewI’m giving sound and cabview folder for Alco and Emd locos.
Dovetail Games, makers of Train Sim World 2, has announced that the Cathcart Circle Line has been released for Train Sim World 2.
MSTS Indian Railway Vidarbha Route Part 1.
Rivet Games Arosa Line DEALS
Recently I discovered a new online game called Train Station 2.
A Japan-based firm involved in a scrapped light rail transit project had claimed 5,896 million rupees from Sri Lanka, the Auditor General revealed.
Germany-based Ruhrbahn has awarded a contract to CAF Group for the delivery of around 51 light rail vehicles (LRVs).
SPANISH manufacturer CAF has won two light rail contracts in Germany worth almost €200m in total.
THE future of stage 2 of Sydney’s Parramatta light rail project is assured after the New South Wales state government committed $A 50m ($US 37.
A new venture has been launched by Beamish, The Living Museum of the North.
HS2’s huge hub station at Old Oak Common has received formal approval for the permanent construction work to start.
The station, which will be approximately half a kilometre south of Willesden Junction, is expected to see over 250,000 passengers using it on a daily basis.
THE chief executive of British infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR), Mr Andrew Haines, has agreed to make propositions to British secretary of state for transport, Mr Grant Shapps, regarding the new Great British Railways (GBR).
The IET-accredited online MSc in Electrical Power Systems Engineering from The University of Manchester is a great example of high-quality flexible learning, designed to be completed in parallel with a day-to-day job in the sector.
Steam locomotive No.
They will lead the firm’s North American rail market activities.
Last year, parent company Fortress Investment Group had been marketing $2.
The Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority is project manager for a new C$16.
The acquisition of Midwest Maintenance Service “broadens Metro East Industries’ growing network of locomotive and railcar mobile maintenance providers,” the company said.
ONE of the United State’s worst passenger rail bottlenecks could soon be unlocked, with plans progressing to construct a $US 4bn twin-bore tunnel to replace the 148-year-old Baltimore & Potomac (B&P) Tunnel on the Northeast Corridor over the next 10 years.
There are too many level crossing projects for me to track them all individually, but I am particularly interested in those at stations I’ve used regularly in the past.
Hundreds of metres of new railway tracks promised by the Andrews government in Melbourne’s north-east will no longer be built to save an endangered butterfly species.
Updated designs for a new railway station in Surrey Hills have been released, progressing the removal of unsafe and congested level crossings at Union Road in Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road in Mont Albert.
The train trip on the first stage of the Suburban Rail Loop is set to be at least twice as quick as taking the car between the same commuter hot spots.
The Victorian government has revealed there's been a 400 per cent increase in applications for heavy vehicle access to the state's roads.
Arc has completed the preliminary stage works on a new rail and intermodal terminal at the Hampton ballast siding on the Esperance Line.
Diesel trains are a constant sight in Esperance, with up to 22 services weekly.
Alstom officially began train manufacturing at the Metronet Bellevue assembly plant in Western Australia on June 7, describing the occasion as ‘a watershed moment’ for the local rail sector.
A shared painting exercise titled the ‘Sea of Hands’ to represent the Aboriginal Flag for National Reconciliation Week was featured by Perth train operator METRONET.
Yanchep Rail Extension contractors hope to use land near the future Alkimos station to screen sand.
Route 30 trams have resumed along their normal lines following an earlier disruption.
Due to an equipment fault in Victoria Street
Tuesday 29 June, 8pm to last tram.
Due to a tram fault near Riversdale Station
Saturday 19 June from 2pm