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Winners and losers in Western Australian budget THE state government of Western Australia issued its budget for 2015-2016 on May 13 with a commitment to funding the extension of the TransPerth suburban network to Perth airport, but the proposed Max light rail project appears to have been put on hold.
report-highlights-need-for-better-transport-in-australian-cities
AN audit of Australia's infrastructure carried out for the federal government by Infrastructure Australia says that without action to improve transport, congestion could cost the country $A 53bn ($US 41.8bn) in just over 15 years...
new-zealand-increases-funding-for-kiwirail
KIWIRAIL is set to receive an additional $NZ 400m ($US 294m) in state funding over the next two years as part of the New Zealand government's 2015-2016 budget, which was announced on May 21. The funding...
winners-and-losers-for-rail-in-western-australian-budget
THE state government of Western Australia issued its budget for 2015-2016 on May 13 with a commitment to funding the extension of the TransPerth suburban network to Perth airport, but the proposed Max light rail...
metro-trains-melbourne-trials-remote-fleet-monitoring
METRO Trains Melbourne (MTM) has awarded Nomad Digital a contract to install remote condition monitoring (RCM) systems on four Alstom X'Trapolis EMUs in a proof of concept which could lead a full fleet rollout of...
auckland-suburban-services-go-all-electric
AUCKLAND Transport celebrated a milestone in the $NZ 1.6bn ($US 1.2bn) modernisation of the city's suburban rail network on May 16, when electric services operated on all lines for the first time. CAF AM class EMUs...
australian-federal-budget-favours-road-over-rail
WHILE the new 2015-16 budget published by Australia's federal government on May 12 will see increases in spending on both rail and road infrastructure, the rate of increase for road is much greater than for...
three-shortlisted-for-perth-airport-rail-link
THE Western Australian state government has announced that three consortia have been shortlisted to bid for the design-build contract for Perth's $A 2.2bn ($US 2bn) Forrestfield-Airport Link. The three consortia are: JHL joint venture (John Holland and...
rail-a-big-winner-in-victorian-state-budget
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has committed significant funds to new rolling stock, rail projects, and infrastructure upgrades across the state over the next four years in its 2015-16 budget announced on...
northern-territories-funds-new-600km-line-study
THE government of Australia's Northern Territory (NT) will contribute $A 1m from its 2015 budget towards feasibility studies into a new 600km line to link mines in Mount Isa in northwest Queensland with Tennant Creek...
three-shortlisted-for-auckland-commuter-concession
AUCKLAND Transport (AT) announced on April 24 that it has shortlisted three bidders for a contract to operate the city's commuter rail network from July 2016. The bidders include Serco New Zealand, the network's current operator...