Farmers in many parts of the country are gearing up for a good grain harvest.
But concerns are growing about the state of the rail system, that's supposed to get much of the grain from the farm to the port.
The Federal Opposition says it's inevitable there'll be delays this harvest, and it could put Australia's reputation as a reliable exporter at risk.
New South Wales Minister for Transport, David Campbell, has announced the reopening of the Moree to Weemelah rail line.
The 20 kilometre branch line was closed last month after engineers determined it was unsafe.
The New South Wales Opposition has committed to scrapping Sydney's multi-billion-dollar CBD metro rail project during construction, no matter what the cost to the taxpayer.
The State Government has set the price tag for the metro at no more than $5.3 billion but costings published by News Limited today estimate the bill to be $2 billion more.
Over the past 3 years, Railcorp has racked up a taxi bill in excess of $4 million. Documents, obtained by the NSW opposition under the Freedom of Information act claim it shows that even the Government has no confidence in its own rail network.
There were 88 sightings for this week. This is two sighting less than last week, making a total of 3490 sightings for this year to date. On day 290 last year we had recorded 4122 sightings.
We have seen four sightings on the B/G this week, which is one less that last week. All three Mildura trains were seen this week and all trains had G527(PN) on the front.
A missing Melbourne teenager has returned home safe and well, after he was last seen falling under a train.
Fourteen-year-old Jarni Blakkarly disappeared after he fell and a train approaching Parliament Station ran over him yesterday.
COMMUNITY, consumer and welfare groups have criticised proposals by the State Government to introduce steep rises in public transport fares, saying higher charges will hit people in western Sydney especially hard.
Bankstown Council's decision to cut commuter parking at Marion Street carpark tainted by irregularities and possible misconduct.
Unions threatening to boycott talks over Queensland government asset sales should back their words with action, the opposition says.
The state government has hired former Reserve Bank chief Bernie Fraser to mediate the talks, which continue this week.
But the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) has threatened to pull out of the talks, believing Treasurer Andrew Fraser has misrepresented their aim in the media, and is not at the table in good faith.
About 200 passengers on the Ghan have arrived in Adelaide more than half a day late.
The front locomotive of the train was derailed about 300 kilometres south of Alice Spring on Sunday night when it hit a large bull.
The New South Wales Opposition will work with the Greens to try to stop the State Government's plan to sell disused rail corridors, including the Casino to Murwillumbah line.
Ballina MP Don Page says there is strong opposition to the Government's proposed rail trails legislation.
A Federal Government report is expected to recommend freight operators contribute to the cost of keeping grain lines open in New South Wales.
The Government invested $3 million on a special task force to get grain exports back on track in NSW.
A Gold Coast councillor says the cancellation of the A1 GP motor race at Surfers Paradise has raised questions about the route of the city's new light rail system.
Cr Susie Douglas represents Surfers Paradise and says the light rail route was designed to accommodate the race precinct.
The New South Wales Government says rail branch lines in the Riverina which have been suspended will remain closed until their maintenance can be financed.
The Federal Government spent $3 million on the NSW Grain Freight Review and is expected to announce its recommendations shortly.
The New South Wales Government has been handed a Federal Government report on the future of grain rail lines in the state.
The Commonwealth is yet to publicly release its recommendations from the New South Wales Grain Freight Review, which will determine what happens to about 15 rail lines that are currently suspended.
Newcastle lobby group Save Our Rail is today protesting outside New South Wales Parliament to prevent disused rail lines from being sold.
The Greens say proposed legislation would give the State Government the power to sell-off rail corridors.
A man has been crushed to death after jumping off a moving train in Melbourne.
The train was departing the city's Central Station just before midnight (AEDT) when a woman forced the doors open and jumped onto the platform.
Reports flowing in suggest a fire overnight has destroyed the Maldon Railway Station located in Central Victoria. The Railway station located at the end of the Castlemaine to Maldon branch line contained the heritage groups offices.
Two trains collided in the early hours of Wednesday near the town of Mathura in northern India, leaving 10 to 15 people dead and up to 50 trapped, Indian television channels reported.