Australia

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…
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…
THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced a new metro line will be built between Parramatta and the Sydney business district, with construction expected…
AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has released figures for the third quarter of 2016 which show that rail volumes are consistent with expectations, and that there is a continued decrease…
THE deputy premier of the Australian state of New South Wales Mr Troy Grant and minister for transport Mr Andrew Constance announced on October 28 that the state government has…
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