NSW Transport Minister John Watkins has no immediate plans to reopen the rail line between Casino and Murwillumbah.
There were 115 sightings for the week which is nine more than last week. Making a total for the year to date at 3968* sightings (* One weeks' sightings missing in March) (Total sightings up to day 288 last year was 4987).
TOLL Holdings executive director Mark Rowsthorn has refused to step down from the board of Pacific National, Toll's rail joint venture with Patrick Corp, over claims he threatened and intimidated PN chief executive Stephen O'Donnell.
Rail freight lobby group chairman Geoff White has launched a stinging attack on the Bracks Government in the lead up to next year's State election - accusing it of having lost its vision for regional rail freight.
20th October 2005
This bulletin summarises major aspects of the proposed national Bill to improve rail safety performance in Australia. The model Bill sets out nationally consistent legal duties and operating requirements on all parties responsible for rail safety and will underpin future national regulations, compliance codes, standards and guidelines.
The reform aims to improve regulatory efficiency and effectiveness through the implementation of a number of regulatory best practices. It does not alter the fundamental approach to rail safety in Australia but rather builds on the existing co-regulatory structure.
The Bill has been developed by the National Transport Commission (NTC) in conjunction with the Rail Legislation Advisory Panel and in consultation with key stakeholders. The model Bill will be submitted to the Australian Transport Council (ATC) for approval in late 2005 following this round of consultation, and consideration of submissions from interested stakeholders.
The NTC has recently released consultation materials explaining proposed changes to the co-regulatory framework for rail safety.
This Bulletin outlines some of the implications for Tourist & Heritage Operators
MELBOURNE, Oct 20 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Ltd./Plc. (ASX: BHP.ax) BLT.L, the world's biggest miner, said it will spend $1.3 billion to expand iron ore output and rail and port operations to keep up with demand from Asian steel makers.
BHP board's approval comes one day after Rio Tinto Ltd./Plc. (ASX: RIO.ax) RIO.L committed $1.35 billion to its iron ore mine and port operations in Western Australia and Brazil's Caemi Mineracao e Metalurgia S.A. CMET4.SA, an arm of the world's top iron ore miner, CVRD VALE5.SA, set a $760 million iron ore expansion.
AS entertaining as it is, the slugfest between Toll Holdings and Patrick Corporation will continue to be a rhetorical sideshow until Graeme Samuel has his say.
CALGARY, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX/NYSE: CP) welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government concerning the Pacific Gateway.
Fred Green, CPR Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, said: "Today's announcement is a positive development as it reinforces Canada is moving to take full advantage of the tremendous growth of North America's trade with Asia. The federal government has recognized its critical partnership in creating positive economic growth for our country through its investment in transportation infrastructure."
Oct 20, 2005 (TIRUCHIRAPPALLI) — The Indian Central Railway workshop at Golden Rock has despatched three modified ’Cape Gauge’ locomotives to the Sudan Railway Corporation (SRC), as part of an agreement signed between SRC and the Railway Technical and Economic Services (RITES) India.
SHIJIAZHUANG, Oct. 21 (Xinhuanet) -- Construction of the coal shipping Qian'an-Caofeidian railway started Friday in Hebei Province, north China.
The 213-km line will be linked with the Datong-Qinhuangdao railway relieve the pressure on the railway which is specialized in shipping coal produced in Shanxi Province to the sea port of Qinhuangdao.