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 of this funding will be provided as government equity, thereby appearing ‘off budget.’
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 be delivered at least $A 500m ($US 379m) under budget.
THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that it has shortlisted three candidates for the replacement of the NSW Trains regional passenger fleet, with three consortia shortlisted to participate in the tender.
FAIVELEY Transport announced on November 7 that it received orders with a total value of more than $US 150m from the RailConnect NSW consortium of Hyundai Rotem, UGL and Mitsubishi Electric Australia to supply equipment for NSW TrainLink’s New InterCity Fleet.
THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has reaffirmed its intention to replace its entire regional rolling stock fleet and has also announced a new depot will be constructed in the regional centre of Dubbo to maintain the new trains.
NSW Trainlink, which operates passenger rail services in the Australian state of New South Wales, has awarded a five-year contract to Perpetuum, Britain, to install a track and ride monitoring system on XPT power cars.
THE New South Wales (NSW) government has announced the awarding of a contract to build tunnels beneath Sydney Harbour, as part of the wider Sydney Metro project, to a joint venture of John Holland, CPB Contractors, and Ghella.
THE Australian federal government has made its strongest commitment yet to the proposed Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail route with $A 8.4bn ($US 6.2bn) in equity funding for the national infrastructure manager Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) in the 2017-2018 national budget, which was unveiled on May 9.
THE Australian federal government published its 2017-2018 budget on May 9, committing up to $A 20bn ($US 14.7bn) in current and forward investment in rail projects that it says will cut congestion in cities, provide growth in regional areas and create new employment opportunities.