A SYDNEY rail commuter with a valid ticket was handcuffed by transit officers and made to squat for 15 minutes after he went through a turnstile, a damning report by the New South Wales Ombudsman said.
The Ombudsman's annual report, released today, strongly criticised the grey-shirted transit officers who patrol trains on the CityRail network.
The report detailed one incident in which a man had a valid ticket but was unable to operate the turnstile, so he went through the turnstile – only to be handcuffed by a transit officer.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) will lift the current speed restriction on the Menangle rail bridge, improving transit times between Melbourne and Sydney.
A safety assessment has recommended speeds can be lifted from the present 40km/h limit to 80km/h from October 31.
It's the takeover you make when you're not allowed to take over. Patrick Corporation has announced an "alliance" with FCL Interstate Transport, the freight fowarder it has unsuccessfully tried to purchase.
The State Government has agreed to pay $106 million to resolve the financial disaster surrounding the Airport Rail Link, a private-sector project that was supposed to be fully funded by private funds but has cost taxpayers $800 million.
AUSTRALIA'S ports, railways and water systems have been starved of funds because state governments have been lured into dubious private sector toll-road deals that often swallow hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies.
JUST what do you give a recently wed royal couple who have good looks, charm, the odd castle and a collection of wedding gifts ranging from the lavish to the bizarre?
When it set about finding a goodwill gift for Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, the Victorian Government's choice was simple: say it with a tram.
THE chief executive of Pacific National, the rail freight company owned jointly by Patrick Corp and hostile takeover suitor Toll Holdings, has quit amid claims he was threatened and intimidated by Toll directors.
THE driver of an Australia Post van walked away unscathed after a collision with a train at New Town last night.
The accident occurred shortly after 6.40pm on the Bell St level crossing, a police spokesman said.
BEIJING: It could quite justifiably be called the skytrain.
The just completed railway, which connects Tibet with the rest of China, is the most elevated track in the world.
About 80 per cent of the 1956km line linking Lhasa to the city of Xining in the western province of Qinghai lies above 4000m, says the Government.