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Winning bidder confirmed for Canberra LRT THE government of the Australian Capital Territory has announced that the Canberra Metro consortium has been chosen as the preferred bidder for a PPP contract to construct and operate the initial 12km phase of Canberra's light rail network from Gungahlin to the city centre.
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THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has announced the introduction on February 8 of what it describes as a temporary, stable timetable for V/Line regional passenger services which have been crippled by excessive...
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THE government of the Australian Capital Territory has announced that the Canberra Metro consortium has been chosen as the preferred bidder for a PPP contract to construct and operate the initial 12km phase of Canberra's...
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MAJOR construction works on Auckland's long-proposed 3.4km City Rail Link are set to start in 2018, two years ahead of its previous start date, after New Zealand's prime minister Mr John Key announced the government...
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THE New South Wales state Department of Transport (Transport for NSW) has invited expressions of interest for contracts to to design and construct a new light rail line in the city of Newcastle. The 2.5km line...
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IN light of emerging global economic trends in competition and innovation, Australia's industries and business environment have undergone significant changes in the past seven years. The resulting demise of the manufacturing industry, forced closure of power...
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THE Queensland state government says construction of Stage 2 of the Gold Coast light rail line has moved a step closer with three previously shortlisted bidders submitting offers to the GoldLinQ consortium for construction of...
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FOR its January 2016 issue, International Railway Journal has forsaken its usual format for something a little different. The Railway in 2016 is a comprehensive look ahead to the trends and issues set to impact...
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AUSTRALIAN railfreight operator Aurizon has announced up to $A 240m ($US 174.5m) in anticipated write-downs for its half year results which are due in February 2016, and says it will cease all development work on...
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CANBERRA Capital Metro minister Mr Simon Corbell announced on December 22 that the Australian Capital Territory has approved development applications for construction of the first phase of the city's light rail network. Construction is due to...
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PRELIMINARY construction was officially launched on Auckland's $NZ 2.5bn ($US 1.7bn) City Rail Link (CRL) on December 21, when around 80 people attended a Manawhenua dawn blessing of the initial worksite at the intersection of...