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New South Wales commits $A 12bn to Sydney metro THE premier of the Australian state of New South Wales Mr Mike Baird announced on June 20 that the state government will commit $A 12bn ($US 8.9bn) towards the Sydney Metro project over the next four years, with both stages now fully-funded.
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CONSOLIDATED Land and Rail Australia (Clara), a private Australian consortium, has launched an ambitious bid to build a high-speed rail network linking Melbourne and Sydney, which it says will not require any government funding, but...
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AFTER several years of delays, the state government of South Australia has invited expressions of interest for a $A 238m ($US 182m) jointly-funded state and federal project to separate freight and commuter rail lines at...
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THE board of KiwiRail has approved the acquisition of 15 additional DL class locomotives from CRRC Corporation subsidiary Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock for delivery in 2018, despite ongoing issues with asbestos contamination with the...
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AUCKLAND Transport CEO Mr David Warburton has confirmed that the cost of constructing Auckland's City Rail Link will rise by $NZ 500m ($US 362m) to more than $NZ 3bn because of the need for further...
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THE Australian state of Victoria has signed a seven-year, $A 700m ($US 525m) contract with NTT Data for the continued operation of its myki smart card public transport ticketing system that covers Melbourne and many...
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AUSTRALIAN locomotive manufacturer and maintenance provider UGL has announced it will supply three 1067mm-gauge PH37 PowerHaul locomotives to Pacific National (PN), the first order for the type from an Australian customer. The order forms part of...
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ALSTOM has successfully installed and tested Australia’s first ETCS Level 2 deployment as part of a pilot covering the trackside and on-board equipment of four test trains in an area of 11km in the south...
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WESTERN Australia's Public Transport Authority (PTA) has awarded $A 511m ($US 384m) contract to a joint venture of Bombardier and Downer EDI to supply and maintain 10 B-series EMUs. Bombardier's share of the contract is valued...
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THE Australian state of Queensland has indicated in its 2016-17 budget, which was published on June 14, that it will invest A$ 634m ($US 478m) over the next eight years to fund the introduction of...
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THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced funding of $A 10.5bn for new public transport projects and for the ongoing maintenance and support of existing infrastructure and services as...