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AUSTRALIA’s Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) will take over full jurisdiction for railway safety in Queensland on June 30 following the passing of legislation by the state…
THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales has unveiled its preferred route for the first stage of Parramatta Light Rail project, which will connect a major hospital…
METRO Trains Melbourne’s fleet of X’Trapolis EMUs is set to reach 101 trains after Public Transport Victoria (PTV) signed a €100m contract with Alstom for nine additional sets.
AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has announced a 21% increase in underlying Ebit of $A 488m for the six months ending December 31 2016, compared with $A 403m in the…
AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has undertaken a review of the value of its assets as of December 31 2016, with the Aurizon Board deciding to recognise impairments and significant…
ANSALDO STS has been awarded a $A 44m ($US 33m) contract to supply signalling and telecommunications systems for Perth’s Forrestfield – Airport Link.
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.
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…
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…
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