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Bids invited for Auckland City Rail Link contract CITY Rail Link has issued a call for tender to pre-qualify by March 1 for the C3 stations and tunnels package of the $NZ 3bn ($US 2.18bn) project to build a cross-city line in Auckland, New Zealand.
aurizon-goes-for-second-bite-of-galilee-cherry
AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon is looking to revitalise its plans for a 1067mm-gauge rail link to the proposed coalfields in the Galilee Basin in north Queensland, according to reports in the Financial Review. Aurizon has...
global-rail-traffic-forecast-for-continued-growth
ACCORDING to a report published by SCI Verkehr, Germany, all types of rail traffic are expected to grow up to 2025, building on the growth already achieved since 2005. The strongest growth is expected in...
australia’s-ballarat-line-to-receive-$a-518m-upgrade
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a $A 518m ($US 395m) project to increase track capacity on the regional rail line serving Ballarat and Melbourne. The...
australian-rail-safety-regulator-completes-national-jurisdiction
AUSTRALIA’s Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) will take over full jurisdiction for railway safety in Queensland on June 30 following the passing of legislation by the state government on February 28 for...
earthquake-hits-kiwirail-profits
NEW Zealand’s national railway KiwiRail suffered a dramatic decline in profitability in the six months ending December 31 2016, largely due to the impact of November’s Kaikoura earthquake, which has severed the Main Trunk Line...
parramatta-light-rail-route-revealed
THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales has unveiled its preferred route for the first stage of Parramatta Light Rail project, which will connect a major hospital at Westmead with central Parramatta...
victoria-orders-100th-x’trapolis-emu-for-melbourne
METRO Trains Melbourne’s fleet of X’Trapolis EMUs is set to reach 101 trains after Public Transport Victoria (PTV) signed a €100m contract with Alstom for nine additional sets. Each 145m-long six-car train will accommodate 1430 passengers. Production...
aurizon-reports-solid-first-half-results
AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has announced a 21% increase in underlying Ebit of $A 488m for the six months ending December 31 2016, compared with $A 403m in the first half of the 2016...
new-zealand-suffers-second-south-island-line-closure
NEW Zealand operator KiwiRail is having to contend with the indefinite closure of a second line on the South Island after a scrub fire badly damaged a major viaduct on the line linking Christchurch and...
bids-invited-for-auckland-city-rail-link-contract
CITY Rail Link has issued a call for tender to pre-qualify by March 1 for the C3 stations and tunnels package of the $NZ 3bn ($US 2.18bn) project to build a cross-city line in Auckland,...

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