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RailConnect joint venture wins NSW intercity contract THE New South Wales (NSW) state government has signed a $A 2.3bn ($US 1.8bn) contract with the RailConnect joint venture for the supply of 65 eight-car double deck EMUs for inter-city services from Sydney to Newcastle, the Central Coast, South Coast and the Blue Mountains.
asciano-completes-pacific-national-ownership-deal
THE split up of Australian logistics and transport specialist Asciano, parent company of major rail freight operator Pacific National (PN), was initiated on August 19 following shareholder approval and signing off by the relevant regulatory...
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THE New South Wales (NSW) state government has signed a $A 2.3bn ($US 1.8bn) contract with the RailConnect joint venture for the supply of 65 eight-car double deck EMUs for inter-city services from Sydney to...
brookfield-rail-to-insource-track-maintenance
WESTERN Australia track owner Brookfield Rail has announced on August 15 it will undertake all regular track maintenance activities over the state’s 5500km multi-user rail freight network, previously undertaken by John Holland. Brookfield Rail will add...
aurizon-volumes-and-profits-down-in-2015-16
AUSTRAILIAN rail freight operator Aurizon revealed on August 15 that its 2015-16 full year results highlighted a reduced profit based on falling volumes and previously announced asset impairments. Statutory net profit after tax was down by...
track-laying-starts-on-sydney-light-rail-line
THE first tracks were laid on August 8 on the 12km CBD and South East light rail line under construction in Sydney, Australia.The premier of New South Wales, Mr Mike Baird, and the minister for...
melbourne-metro-tunnel-ppp-shortlist-announced
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has announced three consortia have been shortlisted for the $A 6bn ($US 4.6bn) public private partnership (PPP) to build a new rail tunnel through Melbourne. The tunnel PPP...
downer-edi-to-build-newcastle-light-rail-line
TRANSPORT for New South Wales (TfNSW) has appointed Downer EDI as managing contractor for the Newcastle light rail project. Under the contract, Downer will work with TfNSW to design, build and commission the 2.7km line from...
shortlist-revealed-for-sydney-metro-stage-2-tunnels
THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales has announced the two consortia that have been shortlisted for the contract to construct twin tunnels under Sydney Harbour that will link Sydney Metro North...
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WESTERN Australia’s Transport Minister, Mr Dean Nalder, announced on July 29 a plan to ensure Perth’s transport network grows in order to cater for the increased population of 3.5 million. Major changes are planned for the...
consortium-proposes-value-capture-for-melbourne-sydney-hsr
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...