Australia

THE Australian and Victorian governments have provided an update on the construction timeframes for the $A 1.75bn ($US 1.3bn) jointly-funded Regional Rail Revival programme, which will upgrade predominantly passenger rail…
AUSTRALIAN mining company Fortescue Metals has given the go-ahead to a $A 1.69bn ($US 1.29bn) project to develop a new iron-ore mine at Eliwana and extend its existing 160km heavy-haul…
MINING company Rio Tinto has been granted accreditation by Australia’s Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) for the autonomous operation of trains serving the group’s Pilbara iron-ore mines…
THE Australian federal government has committed substantial funding to rail related projects in its 2017-2018 budget, which was announced on May 8, although closer examination reveals that a significant amount…
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria says its 2018-19 budget will pave the way for its next big tranche of transport projects, although much of the funding has…
THE Australian federal government and the state of Western Australian have released a joint statement announcing the allocation of $A 3.2bn ($US 2.4bn) in this month’s 2018-19 federal budget for…
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria says it will provide $A 50m ($US 37.8m) in its upcoming 2018-19 budget for investigations into options for a high-speed rail link…
PUBLIC Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) has issued a request for prequalification for a $A 1.6bn ($US 1.4bn) tender to supply a fleet of 17 six-car EMUs for its…
THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that track laying on Sydney Metro Northwest has been completed, and the project is on course to…
METRO Trains Melbourne (MTM) has awarded Bombardier a 10-year $A 77m ($US 60m) contract to maintain signalling infrastructure in the city’s 9km Metro Tunnel.
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