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Melbourne rail and tram franchises announced THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has awarded new seven-year contracts for the operation of Melbourne’s suburban rail and tram services to incumbent franchise holders Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) and Yarra Trams.
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TESTING of trams has commenced on the 7.3km Gold Coast light rail Stage 2 extension between Gold Coast University Hospital and Helensvale station. Stage 2 is due to open in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games,...
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THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has awarded new seven-year contracts for the operation of Melbourne’s suburban rail and tram services to incumbent franchise holders Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) and Yarra Trams. The new...
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THE government of the Australian state of Western Australia announced on September 7 that it has allocated a budget of $A 1.34bn ($US 1.08bn) over the next four years for its Metronet expansion of the...
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EARLY works have started at the site of the new Woolloongabba station on the $A5.4bn ($US 4.27bn) Cross River rail project in Brisbane, which is being entirely funded by the Queensland government following its failure...
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AS part of its ongoing freight strategy for the Melbourne to Brisbane rail corridor, Australian logistics and interstate rail freight operator SCT Logistics officially opened its Bromelton Intermodal Estate freight hub in south east Queensland...
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EIGHT Auckland Transport (AT) DMUs together with spare parts are being shipped from New Zealand to Mozambique to operate commuter rail services in Maputo. The trains, which were originally built in Australia for opertion in Perth,...
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BOMBARDIER has rolled out the 200th VLocity DMU from its Dandenong factory for Public Transport Victoria for operation on regional services in the Australian state of Victoria.The first VLocity trains were introduced in 2005. The...
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THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has reaffirmed its intention to replace its entire regional rolling stock fleet and has also announced a new depot will be constructed in the...
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AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has announced that it will withdraw from both the intra and interstate Intermodal rail businesses through a combination of closures and sales in the coming months. Aurizon has signed a binding...
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NEW Zealand’s National Railway KiwiRail says it expects to re-open the Christchurch - Picton section of the South Island Main Trunk Line by September, 10 months after an earthquake caused significant damage to the route. The...

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