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Perth Airport rail link tender imminent WESTERN Australia Public Transport Authority (PTA) has confirmed it will issue a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) at the end of this month or early next month for the contract to construct Perth's $A 2.2bn ($US 2bn) Forrestfield – Airport Link.
sydney’s-north-west-rail-link-reaches-first-milestone
THE first tunnel boring machine on Sydney's North West Rail Link has broken through into the future Norwest station and the project is already ahead of schedule and under budget. "It was only in September...
auckland-to-launch-light-rail-study
THE board of Auckland Transport has called for studies to be carried out into the construction of a light rail network in New Zealand's largest city. The announcement on January 23 coincided with the start of...
perth-airport-rail-link-tender-imminent
WESTERN Australia Public Transport Authority (PTA) has confirmed it will issue a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) at the end of this month or early next month for the contract to construct Perth's $A...
bidders-line-up-for-canberra-lrt-tender
THE government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) says four private sector consortia have submitted formal expressions of interest for the Capital Metro light rail project in Canberra. The project has attracted interest from local, national...
wellington-shortlists-bidders-for-suburban-contract
GREATER Wellington Regional Council has finalised the short-list for its new suburban railway contract, which covers operations on the three primary north-south corridors into the city centre, and is based on a new performance-based partnering...
contract-awarded-for-sydney-cbd-light-rail
A CONTRACT has been signed between the New South Wales state government and the Altrac Light Rail consortium (previously known as Connecting Sydney) for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the $A 2.1bn ($US...
slow-progress-on-galilee-basin-coal-lines
GENERAL sluggishness in the global economy and softening thermal coal prices continue to create uncertainty for proponents of major coal mines and associated rail infrastructure in the Galilee Basin region in the north of the...
auckland-city-rail-link-facing-two-year-delay
AUCKLAND Council's Governing Body has voted to defer the start of work on the $NZ 2.4bn ($US 1.89bn) City Rail Link (CRL), a 3.5km underground extension of the existing suburban line beneath the city centre...
nwrl-connecting-sydney’s-suburbs
Construction is finally underway on Sydney's North West Rail Link which is scheduled to open in 2019. The project could revolutionise urban transport planning in Australia, as Mark Carter reports. WITH around 4.5 million people...
victorian-government-pledges-$us-34bn-for-rolling-stock
IN the run up to the election on November 29 in the Australian state of Victoria, the Liberal/National coalition government has promised to invest $A 3.9bn ($US 3.4bn) in new rolling stock for the state's...