RAIL Corporation New South Wales (RailCorp), which is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Sydney's regional and metropolitan rail network, is to be split into two separate entities under plans announced today by NSW transport minister Ms Gladys Berejiklian.
COMMERCIAL operations began on Sunday on the 3.5km extension of Melbourne’s suburban rail network from Epping to South Morang.
The $A 498m ($US 515m) project also involved track-doubling on the 5km Keon Park – Epping section, construction of a new station at Thomastown, upgrading and expansion of the depot at Epping, and relocation of Epping station.
The extension was delivered by an alliance between the Victoria State Department of Transport, Metro Trains Melbourne, VicRoads, Aecom, and John Holland. Major construction began in October 2010, and work between Keon Park and Epping, including the second track and new stations at Thomastown and Epping, was completed by the end of 2011.
PRESIDENT Cristina Fernández of Argentina has appointed Mr Alejandro Ramos as federal transport secretary to replace Mr Juan Pablo Schiavi who resigned following unpopular remarks about a fatal train accident on February 22 in which 50 people died and more than 700 were injured.