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MELBOURNE’s extensive tram network could soon be running on electricity supplied by large-scale solar power plants under plans unveiled by the government of the Australian state of Victoria.
GENESEE & Wyoming (G&W) can trace its origins back to 1899 when it acquired a 22.5km line in New York state serving a rock salt mine. The 1980 Staggers railway…
THE New South Wales (NSW) state government has announced that following the granting of final planning approvals, construction will begin this year on stage 2 of the Sydney Metro project…
KIWIRAIL has announced plans to abandon electric haulage of freight trains on the Hamilton - Palmerston North section of the North Island Main Trunk line, which was electrified in the…
ACCORDING to a number of recent Australian media reports, Indian mining company Adani has requested a $A 1bn ($US 745m) loan from the Australian government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (Naif)…
THE Australian subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), United States, has completed the acquisition of Glencore Rail (GRail) for $A 1.14bn ($US 846m) and issued a 49% equity stake in…
FOLLOWING a competitive tender, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has awarded Downer EDI a $A 1.7bn ($US 1.3bn) contract to supply and maintain 24 Waratah double-deck suburban EMUs, which…
AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator SCT Logistics has announced it will launch its first services on the Melbourne - Brisbane interstate corridor in January 2017, the first time a private operator…
VICTORIA state minister for public transport Mrs Jacinta Allan announced on November 22 that the Evolution Rail consortium, which comprises Downer Rail, CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles and Plenary Group, has…
NEW Zealand’s South Island Main Trunk railway between Christchurch and Picton could be closed for several months following the devastating 7.5-magnitude earthquake which struck near the coastal town of Kaikoura,…
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