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Brookfield makes $A 8.8bn bid for Asciano ASCIANO, the parent company of one of Australia's largest railfreight operators Pacific National (PN), confirmed on July 1 that it has been approached by Canada's Brookfield Asset Management in a $A 8.8bn ($US 6.8bn) takeover bid.
australia-launches-railway-research-centre
THE Australian government and the country's railway industry have launched the Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (RMCRC), a collaboration between industry organisations, research universities and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).The launch on...
tasrail-invites-bids-for-track-upgrading-scheme
TASRAIL, which operates the 1067mm-gauge railway on the Australian island state of Tasmania, has invited bids by August 5 for a contract to renew sleepers and rails on parts of its 638km network.Tasrail requires around...
green-light-for-perth-airport-rail-link
PERTH's Forrestfield-Airport Link took an important step towards the start of construction on July 13, when Western Australia's Environmental Protection Authority recommended the $A 2.2bn ($US 2bn) project for conditional approval. The line will branch off...
four-to-bid-for-nsw-inter-city-emu-contract
NEW South Wales (NSW) state minister for transport and infrastructure Mr Andrew Constance confirmed on July 9 that four suppliers have been shortlisted to bid for a contract to supply 65 eight-car inter-city EMUs. The trains...
sunshine-coast-completes-lrt-consultation
SUNSHINE Coast, Australia, is to carry out further studies into the development of a light rail network after a public consultation revealed 87% of residents endorse the project. The council has subsequently allocated $A 750,000 ($US...
brookfield-makes-$a-88bn-bid-for-asciano
ASCIANO, the parent company of one of Australia's largest railfreight operators Pacific National (PN), confirmed on July 1 that it has been approached by Canada's Brookfield Asset Management in a $A 8.8bn ($US 6.8bn) takeover...
rail-benefits-from-new-south-wales-budget
THE New South Wales (NSW) state government has allocated funding for rail projects in its 2015-16 budget as part of its plan to increase infrastructure spending, with $A 38bn ($US 29.3bn) allocated over the next...
sydney-to-sell-variotram-lrv-fleet
TRANSPORT for NSW, which operates the Sydney light rail network, is seeking a buyer for its fleet of six Variotram LRVs which are being replaced by new vehicles supplied by CAF, Spain.The Variotram LRVs were...
victoria-completes-$us-28bn-regional-rail-link
THE final section of the Australian state of Victoria's $A 3.65bn ($US 2.8bn) Regional Rail Link was officially completed on June 14 paving the way for the introduction of new high-frequency timetable on June 21.Australia's...
uitp-elects-masaki-ogata-as-president
IRJ at UITP 2015, Milan. Sir Peter Hendy, who has completed his two-year term as UITP president handed over to his successor Mr Masaki Ogata at the closing ceremony of the 2015 congress. Ogata, who was...