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Project management consultant appointed for Queensland scheme ADANI Mining has selected Parsons Brinckerhoff as its project management consultant for the Carmichael integrated coal mine, railway and port project in the Galilee Basin in the Australian state of Queensland.
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ADANI Mining has selected Parsons Brinckerhoff as its project management consultant for the Carmichael integrated coal mine, railway and port project in the Galilee Basin in the Australian state of Queensland. The project entails developing...
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THE New South Wales state government looks set to continue its love affair with light rail, announcing four route options as the first step in the creation of a new light rail network for Sydney's...
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THE cost of constructing a high-speed line linking Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane could be a little over half the $A 114bn ($US 100bn) price tag estimated in an Australian government study, according to a report...
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NEW South Wales (NSW) transport minister Ms Gladys Berejklian has announced that the Connecting Sydney consortium has been selected as preferred bidder to build and operate Sydney's CBD and South East Light Rail line.The consortium...
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THE state government of New South Wales says a number of local and international companies have responded to an Expression of Interest (EOI) called earlier this year for a $A 2.8bn ($US 2.43bn) contract to...
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IRJ at InnoTrans 2014: EMD has on show a new ergonomically-designed locomotive cab to be installed in three demonstration locomotives which will be shipped to Australia next year.EMD initially built a mock-up to get feedback...
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THE government of New South Wales has confirmed that it has awarded the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium a $A 3.7bn ($US 3.48bn) operations, trains and systems contract for Sydney's $A 8.3bn North West Rail Link...
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AUSTRALIAN railfreight operator Aurizon has signed an infrastructure framework agreement with American Metals & Coal International (AMCI), Korea's Posco and Chinese steel producer Baosteel, for the provision of the rail and port infrastructure for the...
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THE Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government has given the strongest indication yet that it will proceed with the planned 12km-long light rail line, Capital Metro, for Canberra. Minister for the Capital Metro Agency Mr Simon Corbell...
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THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales announced this week that the first of four tunnel boring machines has begun excavating the twin 15km tunnels required for Sydney's North West Rail Link...