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Go-ahead for Melbourne Airport rail link THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has committed to the construction of a heavy rail link connecting central Melbourne with the city's airport, 23km to the north at Tullamarine, although it has not indicated how much it will cost or when it will open.
go-ahead-for-melbourne-airport-rail-link
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has committed to the construction of a heavy rail link connecting central Melbourne with the city's airport, 23km to the north at Tullamarine, although it has not...
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TASRAIL, the operator of the 1067mm-gauge freight network in the Australian state of Tasmania, held a ceremony at its Brighton Transport Hub on March 31 to mark the delivery of the last of 209 new...
qube-plans-$a-50m-grain-haulage-shake-up
AUSTRALIAN transport logistics group Qube Holdings has announced a $A 50m ($US 45.4m) investment in a new multi-user export grain handling facility at Port Kembla, New South Wales, and in new rail equipment to service...
sydneys-inner-west-light-rail-extension-opens
THE 5.6km extension of the Sydney's light rail network to Dulwich Hill was formally opened on March 27 by New South Wales state premier Mr Barry O'Farrell and minister for transport Mrs Gladys Berejiklian. The $A...
nsw-issues-tender-for-cowra-lines-reopening
THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales launched a tender on March 24 for a contract to reopen the so-called Cowra Lines, which link Blayney on the Sydney – Dubbo line with...
more-chinese-locomotives-for-australia
CSR Qishuyan Locomotive Company, China, has completed a batch of five SDA2 diesel locomotives, which will be used by Pacific National (PN), Australia, on the 1067mm-gauge heavy-haul coal network in central Queensland. The six-axle ac traction...
artc-to-study-queensland-network-takeover
AUSTRALIA's federal government and the state of Queensland have agreed to investigate the possibility of incorporating the residual Queensland Rail (QR) narrow gauge regional rail network into the national network. Deputy prime minister Mr Warren Truss...
seaford-opening-brings-electric-trains-to-adelaide
THE first services have operated over the $A 291m ($US 260m) Seaford extension in South Australia, coinciding with the introduction of the first electric suburban services on the Adelaide Metro network. Adelaide is the last of...
wellington-commuter-trains-heading-to-africa
GREATER Wellington Regional Council has sold 34 redundant class EM emus built by Ganz-Mavag, Hungary, in 1982, to an unnamed buyer in South Africa, which will refurbish the trains for re-use in Africa. The first vehicles...
asciano-restructures-rail-business-as-growth-slows
ANNOUNCING financial and operating results for the first half of its 2013-2014 financial year, Australian rail and port operator Asciano, the parent company of the PN Coal and PN Rail freight businesses, says it will...