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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 Gold Coast University Hospital to Surfers Paradise, and Broadbeach.
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...
aurizon-suspends-work-on-queensland-coal-projects
AUSTRALIAN railfreight operator Aurizon says that as a direct consequence of current market conditions, and the longer-term outlook in the global and domestic resources sector, it has suspended its involvement in two coal terminal projects...
progress-rail-acquires-australian-track-business
PROGRESS Rail Services announced on July 1 2014 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the track business of Pacific Rail Engineering (PRE), Australia, for an undisclosed sum. PRE designs and manufactures specialised track...
new-south-wales-awards-automated-rail-link-contract
THE Australian state of New South Wales has announced that the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium has been selected as the preferred operator for the $A 8.3bn ($US 7.79bn) North West Rail Link in Sydney. The...
new-south-wales-budget-boost-for-urban-rail
THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales has committed $A 9bn ($US 8.35bn) to current and future heavy and light rail projects in its 2014-15 budget, including more than $A 1.5bn this...
nsw-reveals-sydney-rapid-transit-expansion-plans
THE New South Wales (NSW) state government has announced that Australia's largest city Sydney will see the expansion of the planned 'metro' concept to include the city centre and western suburbs to cope with demand...
queensland-to-privatise-mout-isa-line
THE government of the Australian state of Queensland has announced plans to privatise the 1000km, 1067mm-gauge Townsville – Mount Isa line in Central Queensland as part of its 2014-15 budget strategy. The government says it will...
canberra-light-rail-receives-funding-boost
CANBERRA's proposed 12.5km inaugural light rail line received a $A 21.3m ($US 19.8m) boost in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) budget which was announced on June 3, in an allocation the government says is designed...