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Train driver shortage threatens Games transport

Posted Friday, 28 October, 2005 by DavidB in Victorian Rail News

MELBOURNE'S train driver shortage, supposedly resolved by the State Government this year, is still restricting the city's transport network and threatening to disrupt Commonwealth Games transport plans.

Rail safety culprits warned of big penalties

Posted Friday, 28 October, 2005 by DavidB in New South Wales Rail News

New South Wales rail operator CountryLink has warned of severe penalties if anyone is caught tampering with railway tracks.

Toll withdraws threat to drop bid

Posted Friday, 28 October, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Toll managing director Paul Little has withdrawn a threat to drop his hostile takeover bid for Patrick Corp if the target company continues an "irrational" defence campaign that could erode the value of its assets.

Country rail services face Games shutdown: Opposition

Posted Friday, 28 October, 2005 by DavidB in Victorian Rail News

The Victorian Opposition says the state's country rail services could be shut down during the Commonwealth Games because of a shortage of train drivers.

Dozens hurt in South African train crash

Posted Friday, 28 October, 2005 by DavidB in International Rail News

Dozens of passengers, including two Japanese tourists, were injured when South Africa's luxury Blue Train smashed head-on into another train.

Sydney train station reopens after suitcase scare

Posted Saturday, 29 October, 2005 by bevans in New South Wales Rail News

Sydney's Liverpool train station has reopened after earlier being evacuated following the discovery of two suspicious packages.

Thai train bombs prompt tourist warning

Posted Saturday, 29 October, 2005 by bevans in International Rail News

Australian diplomats in Thailand have warned tourists of the perils of travelling in the kingdom's troubled south following an attack on a passenger train.

Biggest train company snubs call to cut prices

Posted Saturday, 29 October, 2005 by bevans in Rail News

RAIL freight giant Pacific National is yet to give an undertaking it will pass on any savings it makes after $1.4billion of public money is spent upgrading the main eastern rail route.

Rail upgrade a boon for regional economies

Posted Saturday, 29 October, 2005 by bevans in Rail News

Australian construction company John Holland says yesterday's $560 million deal to upgrade rail freight lines between Sydney and Melbourne will create jobs and boost the economy in regional areas.

Rail bypass service relocation contract let

Posted Saturday, 29 October, 2005 by bevans in Victorian Rail News

A contract for $1.2 million has been awarded to move water and other services for the Wodonga rail bypass.

Kiwis happy to talk turkey on Toll

Posted Saturday, 29 October, 2005 by bevans in New Zealand Rail News

SHOULD anyone from Citigroup ever get around to calling Don Braid, he will be happy to have a chat. Braid is managing director of Mainfreight New Zealand and, according to the schedule for next week's second annual Citigroup tour of Toll New Zealand, he is due to meet a swag of Aussie analysts on Friday at about 2pm. Only trouble is, no one has told Mainfreight that the Australians are coming. And, anyway, Braid is going to be in Australia for the whole of next week. Which is a shame really, because Braid, a major customer and regular sparring partner of Toll, has something to tell anyone who is prepared to listen.

Rail upgrade to reduce Sydney-Melbourne freight time

Posted Saturday, 29 October, 2005 by bevans in Rail News

The Australian Rail Transport Corporation (ARTC) predicts a $560 million upgrade to rail lines between Sydney and Melbourne will reduce truck journeys by 300,000 between the two cities each year.

Train carriages tumble into river

Posted Sunday, 30 October, 2005 by bevans in International Rail News

UP TO 150 people are feared to have been killed when seven coaches of a passenger train derailed in southern India today after a bridge collapsed in heavy rain, a railway official said.

Indian train derailment toll rises

Posted Sunday, 30 October, 2005 by bevans in International Rail News

Army divers on Sunday searched for survivors and the dead in the submerged carriages of a train that derailed and plunged into a rain-swollen river in southern India, killing at least 110 people.

Railpage Supports RSS based newsfeeds

Posted Sunday, 30 October, 2005 by bevans in Railpage Australia News

RP2 now has all the news items running as RSS feeds. If your browser, Firefox, Opera or Safari supports RSS then you can subscribe to a newsfeed and have the news sent down to your browser as new items arrive.

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