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KiwiRail seeks productivity boost as losses mount NEW ZEALAND's national railway KiwiRail has posted losses of $NZ 248m ($US 208m) for the 2013-14 financial year, which ended on June 30 2014, compared with a deficit of $NZ 174m in the previous financial year.
kiwirail-seeks-productivity-boost-as-losses-mount
NEW ZEALAND's national railway KiwiRail has posted losses of $NZ 248m ($US 208m) for the 2013-14 financial year, which ended on June 30 2014, compared with a deficit of $NZ 174m in the previous financial...
perth-to-launch-tender-for-50-suburban-trains
WESTERN Australia Public Transport Authority (PTA) has issued a request for information (RFI) for a contract to supply a new generation of rolling stock for the Perth suburban network. The contract calls for the supply a...
australian-high-speed-still-on-the-agenda
The Australian federal government has revealed that plans for a high-speed rail link along Australia's east coast are still on the drawing board following a number of high-level meetings with Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and French...
aurizon-considers-track-sale-as-profits-drop
AUSTRALIAN railfreight operator Aurizon has indicated it may consider selling off a major share in its 'below rail' Network Access business as a means of raising capital for major projects aimed at increasing its volumes...
nsw-launches-inter-city-emu-procurement
THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales has issued an international invitation for expressions of interest for a contract to supply 65 eight-car EMUs for inter-city routes. The $A 2.8bn fleet will be...
underground-route-for-perth-airport-rail-link
THE state government of Western Australia has confirmed it is forging ahead with plans for an 8.5km link between the existing Perth suburban station at Midland and Perth Airport, despite previous uncertainty over funding. In a...
pacific-national-receives-genset-locomotives
PACIFIC National, Australia, has taken delivery of the first two of seven multi-engine N-ViroMotive locomotives from National Railway Equipment Company (NREC), United States. Pacific National will use the locomotives for shunting operations at the BlueScope steelworks...
posco-to-construct-queensland-coal-line
ADANI Mining, the Australian mining subsidiary of India's Adani Group, has signed a binding agreement with Posco E&C, Korea, to develop a 388km heavy-haul line linking its new Carmichael coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin...
gold-coast-light-rail-inaugurated
PUBLIC services began operating on the first phase of the light rail network in Gold Coast, Australia, on July 20, when thousands of passengers enjoyed a day of free rides the 13km 14-station route from...
australian-operator-installs-remote-locomotive-monitoring
CO-OPERATIVE Bulk Handling Group (CBH), Western Australia, has awarded a contract to Wi-Tronix, United States, to equip its locomotive fleet with a remote monitoring and hosting system.Under the contract, Wi-Tronix will equip CBH locomotives with...