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Victorian government pledges $US 3.4bn for rolling stock IN the run up to the election on November 29 in the Australian state of Victoria, the Liberal/National coalition government has promised to invest $A 3.9bn ($US 3.4bn) in new rolling stock for the state's suburban, regional and light rail networks, should it be re-elected.
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Construction is finally underway on Sydney's North West Rail Link which is scheduled to open in 2019. The project could revolutionise urban transport planning in Australia, as Mark Carter reports. WITH around 4.5 million people...
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IN the run up to the election on November 29 in the Australian state of Victoria, the Liberal/National coalition government has promised to invest $A 3.9bn ($US 3.4bn) in new rolling stock for the state's...
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PUBLIC consultation began on November 3 on route alignment options for the first light rail line in Sunshine Coast, Australia. The findings of an initial feasibility study into the proposed route from Maroochydore to Kawana and...
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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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