Lubumbashi - Rail traffic between the Democratic Republic of Congo and its neighbour Angola has resumed after a 34-year break, providing a vital boost for DRC's mining exports, officials said.
Minister of Public Works & Transport Abdelghani Zalene attended a ceremony on March 2 to open buildings at Alger’s Agha station and mark the entry into service of national railway SNTF’s first Alstom Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-unit.
Nairobi - Kenyan conservationists expressed outrage on Thursday after construction of a railway line began inside Nairobi's famed national park, saying this defied a court order halting the project.
Zambia, Africa's second largest copper producer, will begin enforcing a law that requires miners to transport 30% of their cargo by train, in a move aimed at boosting the country’s rail sector.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa chose a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the start of a joint venture between SA and Zimbabwe on Wednesday to declare the country "open for business".
An investigation into a train derailment on the Nullarbor last year has found the tracks failed to restore to the normal position after an east-bound train departed the line two hours prior.
Former BHP Billiton coal boss Dean Dalla Valle will replace David Irwin as chief executive officer of Pacific National, the bulk and intermodal operator announced on Monday.
EXPORTS of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.
DRAWN out negotiations between Victorian grain train drivers and freight business Pacific National (PN) is costing the grains industry millions of dollars due to train delays and cancellations.
Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam called on the legislature to approve plans for controversial joint checkpoint at work completion ceremony on Friday
The substantial completion of main construction works for the 26 km Hong Kong section of the 142 km Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong Express Rail Link was marked with a ceremony at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station on March 23.
It’s 2018 and trans-Eurasian rail is nothing new.
Iran’s rail industry gets a fresh boost from China’s dedication of $845 million to build a train line connecting Tehran to the western cities of Hamadan and Sanandaj.
The last of 18 diesel locomotives manufactured for Myanma Railways by Indian Railways’ Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi and supplied through RITES was formally handed over with a ceremony on March 19.
Trouble for rail group Aurizon’s planned sale of its Queensland intermodal business with the competition regulator revealing severe reservations about the plan to sell it to Pacific National.
The bars were down, the bells were ringing and the lights were flashing, but there was no train in sight for over an hour at the Ross Avenue rail crossing Friday morning.
[center]Aurizon has officially gifted a section of purpose-built railway track and two rail wagons to Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (QFES) for use at their North Rockhampton training facility.
Andrew Harding certainly has a way of concentrating people's minds.
Aurizon Holdings Ltd on Monday reported a five percent fall in its first-half profit, as earnings were hurt by a one-off charge related to its Network business.
Rail workers across New South Wales agree to a 3 per cent pay rise over the next three years, and are told by the union to stop all industrial action.
CATCHING a train seems simple enough, yet so many people get it all wrong.
A 42-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with allegedly carrying a gun on a Sydney train in broad daylight, terrifying passengers on the midday service.
SYDNEY Trains customers have experienced delays for the second time this week after track problems plunged parts of the network into chaos on Tuesday night.
When it comes to getting the new intercity train fleet, the South Coast will be the last in line.
National passenger operator SJ is to deploy Trimble’s R2M remote diagnostics and C2M component condition monitoring systems to improve its real-time analytics capability.
Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has said that the government is to place a firm order with Alstom ‘by the end of June’ for 100 TGV trainsets.
FlixMobility’s first FlixTrain open access passenger service left Hamburg’s Altona station for Köln on the morning of March 23.
An agreement to co-operate to develop ‘smart’ sleepers containing real-time data collection sensors has been signed by Italian start-up company Greenrail and Spanish technology provider Indra.
Channel Tunnel concessionaire Eurotunnel has awarded GE Power’s Grid Solutions business a contract to supply a static synchronous compensator to improve the stabilisation of the traction power supply in the tunnel.
There were 90 sightings for this week; This is 8 sightings more that last week.
There were 82 sightings for this week; This is 13 sightings less that last week.
There were 95 sightings for this week; This is 14 sightings less that last week.
There were 109 sightings for this week; This is 5 sightings more that last week.
There were 104 sightings for this week; This is 11 sightings more that last week.
The Inland Rail is a long way from completion, but it has already brought the Dubbo region, and Narromine, to the attention of some big Sydney companies, Small and Family Business Minister Craig Laundy said.
One of three offices for the inland rail project will be located in Albury-Wodonga.
The first Inland Rail freight train is scheduled to barrel through Moree 2024-25.
AN extra $135 million will be spent on the North East rail line following a landmark agreement between the Victorian and Commonwealth governments.
Inland rail remains an important issue for farmers across NSW.
Transmashholding’s Bryansk Engineering Plant has obtained certification for its three-section 3TE25K2M diesel locomotive, which has been designed to haul 7 100 tonne freight trains on the 2 800 km Baikal-Amur Magistral route between Taksimo, Tynda, Komsomolsk-na-Amure and Sovetskaya Gavan on the Pacific coast.
The government intends to use a public-private partnership model for the project to create an RER network in Buenos Aires, it announced at a presentation for potential investors held on March 13.
Minister of Public Works, Services & Housing Milton Claros has signed a memorandum of understanding with James Thornton, UK Ambassador to Bolivia, covering the provision of technical assistance for the Bioceanic Corridor project to create a rail route between Ilo in Peru and Santos in Brazil, requiring new construction in Bolivia.
Infrastructure authority Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura has awarded contracts to undertake Phase 3 of the track renewals programme on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network.
A contract worth up to €900m for Siemens to supply to Israel Railways with up to 60 four-car and six-car Desiro HC double-deck electric multiple-units over 10 years was signed in Lod on March 7.
An intending passenger consults the large information screen to discover from which bay her bus departs.
I got into politics to make a difference and to do my bit for the community of Gippsland and Australia.
Holding their ground like true war heroes and completely frozen for the last 40 years, these relics of time tell a story which deserves to be heard.
FOLLOWING my letter (Daily, September 2) I would like to thank all those who contacted me regarding the railway between Beerwah and Maroochydore.
ON JULY 29, the Sunshine Coast Daily published my letter asking for all levels of government to fast track the CAMCOS Railway between Beerwah and Maroochydore.
Despite the stinking hot weather we have recently endured, there has been no more sighting of Monty.
Railways have forever been an integral part of South Australia’s history, playing the vital role in expanding mining, farming and pastoralism back in the early 1800s.
Like many of those who had model trains on display March 17-18 at
Can't believe it's now the first week in February.
The photos below are courtesy of Ken Snowdon:Twizell leaving Marley Hill on the P&JR for the Tanfield BranchView more »
Over the past few months, we have been progressing a lot of different tasks, in order to keep the project moving along at a good pace:
The more eagle-eyed reader of Puffing Billy's in-house magazine, 'Narrow Gauge', might have noticed a dramatically photo-shopped representation of Belgrave yard plateau lurking in the centre spread of last September's edition.
The discovery of a broken side control spring on G42's hind engine unit was soon followed by the dawning realisation that with the engine facing the 'Down' direction - towards Gembrook, as all our engines do - the workshop wasn't long enough to get the pony truck in question over the drop-pit in the workshop.
I think it’s safe to say we can skip the why’s and wherefores’!
Work moves on apace with NG/G16 129, including the following tasks:
I read and reread Louise Doran’s latest letter but I couldn’t find anything she hasn’t written many times before.
Eight carriages long and sporting an orange-coloured driver cabin, the arrival of a shiny new train for Sydney’s over-stretched rail network signals the end of the line for the state's old S-Set trains, dubbed “sweat sets” because of their lack of air conditioning.
Lifting the Richmond railway line onto a viaduct near Riverstone would be “critical” in the future to improve its capacity as the locality grows, according to the area’s state MP.
A Bellambi perve caught masturbating on a train on Boxing Day is the second Illawarra man in a week to admit performing a sex act on public transport.
In the age of modern telecommunications when people all over the world can be connected regardless of geography, it’s interesting that demand for traditional transport options has kept pace with demand for faster internet speeds.
An 11-year-old girl has been struck and killed by a freight train while playing with friends on tracks on
A police chase ended up on foot along the Kāpiti railway tracks - stopping trains in the process.
The reopening of the Napier-Wairoa rail line is expected to be delayed after heavy flooding last week left sections of rail “hanging in the air”.
RAIL transport is one of the alternative modes of moving passengers and goods world over.
Timber trains are expected to resume running by the end of this year on part of KiwiRail’s mothballed Napier – Gisborne line in the east of North Island, the operator announced on February 26.
It’s Queenslander against Queenslander in the battle to stop a proposed multi-million-dollar Tennant Creek to Mount Isa rail link.
WITH one week to go until nominations close, a big field is now likely to contest the Katherine Town Council elections.
ONE of the most well known if imponderable landmarks in the Northern Territory outback town of Katherine is a ancient piece of graffiti on the town’s famous railway bridge.
A salt mining company has signed an agreement with Indonesian business PT Damarco Internasional to supply 70 per cent of salt produced from its Central Australian mine.
A new rail project crossing the Northern Territory and Queensland border has taken another move forward after the governments agreed to progress the Mount Isa to Tennant Creek railway.
Poor management and penny pinching may ultimately result in it being found out very early in the piece that the standardised Murray Basin Railway will end up with inferior operational flexibility and capability compared to its existing broad gauge counterpart.
The story I'm about to share isn't uncommon.
The PTV Network Development Plan from 2013 includes quadruplification between Burnley and Camberwell on the Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein lines, as part of Stage 4.
Survey results from the Australian Human Rights Commission reveal concerning statistics about the numbers of university students being sexual harassed and sexual assaulted on Australian public transport.
A key negotiation towards the market price of thermal coal over the next 12 months has turned out nicely for miners, with the price set 38% higher than a year ago.
Work is ramping up on the new Chandler Highway Bridge, with a two-week blitz of overnight closures kicking off on Sunday.
The Andrews Labor Government will fast track early works on a massive new $711 million Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2, which will add 36 kilometres of new lanes to the Monash Freeway.
Work on the West Gate Tunnel project will restart today, despite the Liberal-Green coalition’s attempts to stop the urgently needed alternative to the West Gate Bridge and sack hundreds of workers.
The Liberals and the Greens have today suspended construction on the West Gate Tunnel, throwing the jobs of 800 Victorians in to limbo in an unprecedented act of economic vandalism.
The Andrews Labor Government has opened an extra lane on the Tullamarine Freeway as the CityLink Tulla Widening project nears completion.
On Tuesday, February 27 a collision between two freight trains at Oonoomurra, near Cloncurry on the Mount Isa line occured.
Last night at 1910, 7MW2 northbound steel train, headed by four NR class locomotives with 100 vehicles, with about fifteen loaded container wagons ahead of 85 empty steel coil wagons broke apart as the train was passing through Goulburn Station.
COAL rail services to the Port of Newcastle will be disrupted until noon on Monday with a 48-hour strike by hundreds of Pacific National train crew.
Leading rail freight operator Pacific National has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to fund the Inland Rail project.
Pacific National has announced the appointment of Dean Dalla Valle as Chief Executive Officer.
There are few places left on earth that are as untouched and wild as the Australian outback, a landscape that has captivated imaginations and attracted thrill-seekers for millennia.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on board a special Heritage Train tour to Tocumwal travelling the “freight only” railway line.
Southern Shorthaul Railroad has recently acquired two new GT46-ACe locomotives from the Downer Group to cater for continuing business growth.
To celebrate 10 years' operation in Parkes, SCT Logistics is focusing on delivering improved levels of freight services from the Parkes region to Port of Sydney by teaming up with DP World Australia to present a joint capabilities initiative.
A project of High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) public-private partnership (PPP) in Melbourne, Australia worth AU$2 billion ($1.
While debris was strewn across many Herbert cane rail bridges, all survived the floodwaters intact
THE State Opposition has called for Transport Minister Mark Bailey’s scalp after shock new figures casting doubt over a promised restoration of a full passenger rail timetable by late next year.
Queensland Rail has denied trying to hoodwink angry commuters by not telling the full story about how many extra train drivers are actually on the job.
Punters who attended
SIX months on from the first indications of problems with the government’s newly purchased cattle-crate fleet and subsequent suspension of cattle train services across Queensland, it still remains uncertain whether resumption of services will occur in time for the May seasonal peak in cattle movement.
A vintage heritage train ride is sure to be a great family fun day out.
Join Rail Tours Australia in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society's Annual Rally on a 2 day tour covering parts of the Mid North of South Australia and also the Flinders Ranges.
China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has declared it had set up an Asia-Pacific headquarters and a research & development center in Australia.
One hundred years since the first passenger train travelled across Australia, historians, train buffs and outback leaders gather to celebrate.
The rail line that helped seal the Federation will be celebrated on the western edge of the Nullarbor Plain today, 100 years since the track was completed at the tiny settlement of Ooldea.
On March 20 [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Force Motors signed an agreement to form Force MTU Power Systems, a 49:51 joint venture based at Chakan near Pune in India which would produce MTU’s 10 and 12-cylinder Series 1600 engines for power generation and underfloor rail applications.
Pullman observation car
The federal government has selected three projects for development under the Faster Rail Prospectus announced as part of the 2017 budget.
The European Rail Freight Association has said government rules which would enable Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail to vary [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]track access charges must ‘reflect the ability of rail to compete with road rather than looking inwardly at the railway system’.
Brazil: CPTM has awarded Alstom an €11m contract to modify signalling on São Paulo Line 9 for the Varginha extension.
Railpage is calling for 6 or so volunteers to become core team members of the RP testing team for the new developer software releases.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
This time no explanations in the introduction.
A range of things to talk about this time.
With volunteers and employees both having days off with holidays, the new year is s soft start.
Just a small update in case some of you wanted to know what happened to the snake.
The slow start to the new year is now left behind.
A railway fanatic who is so enthused by trains has gone to the extreme length of building a station in his back garden, complete with three carriages which has now been transformed into a vintage restaurant.
For nearly 50 years, railway pay buses were used to move cash around the railway network to pay station staff and permanent way workers stationed along the tracks.
Most capital cities have a train station in the middle of town — that was almost the case for the nation's capital.
When Neil MacKenzie first began building miniature locomotives in the 1980s, he says he wanted to see if he could win a trophy.
One night sitting in front of the fire at WJ there was a blood curdling scream from the signal office.
South Australian freight company Bowmans Rail has opened an intermodal facility 12km from Port Augusta in a move designed to boost freight handling to the Upper Spencer Gulf (USG) region.
Ahead of this weekend's election, a transport expert warns Adelaide must catch up on public transport investment or road congestion costs could rise to $2.
Repairs have started at the Eyre Highway railway crossing just outside of Ceduna and are expected to be completed in mid-April.
SA Best will launch an inquiry into why South Australia’s regional and rural rail lines have been left to go to ruin if it wins the balance of power at the March 17 election.
Broken Hill, Peterborough, and Port Pirie councils have banded together in an act to promote the history of the heritage rail trail, which runs through the red dirt of Broken Hill and finishes at the Spencer Gulf.
THE Tasmanian election is done and dusted.
THE main drivers of the push to introduce a light trail system for Hobart commuters have delivered their rating of the major parties’ transport policies ahead of the March 3 poll.
Locals in the north-east Tasmanian town of Scottsdale do not agree on everything, but the general consensus is the place is booming.
Locals and tourists may be able to experience the North-West coastline on a passenger train if the Liberal government is re-elected.
With the strong increase in visitor numbers to Tasmania, new tourism experiences need to be developed to create new jobs and investment, as well as encourage visitors to continue to return to the State.
The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.
Three Country Corner Scenario Pack 01 includes 10 challenging and enjoyable scenarios for the Three Country Corner route on Steam, covering freight and passenger operations in this scenic cross-border region of Western Europe.
The Electro-Motive GP40, introduced in 1965, has proven to be one of North America’s most versatile and successful locomotives, with more than 1,200 units constructed by 1972.
Experience the high speed TGV Atlantique on the 220km Atlantic High Speed route running south-west from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps station in Tours, passing through the two high speed stations at Massy-TGV and Vendome-TGV.
The NSW government will look at extending Canberra's light rail to Queanbeyan, as part of its next 10 years of transport planning.
THE Gold Coast light rail must be extended from Griffith University to Harbour Town under a new plan unveiled this afternoon.
THE case for the Gold Coast light rail’s third stage is gaining momentum, with figures showing support from locals has exceeded expectations.
IT was obvious from the start that light rail would have a substantial impact on traffic flows throughout the CBD.
CONSTRUCTION crews working on the light rail project installed about 65 metres of track on Wednesday.
In the last 20 years the number of people travelling on the rail network has doubled
Railway companies big and small are vying to be recognised as one of Network Rail’s top suppliers at the 2018 Rail Partnership Awards.
Working with Network Rail and Siemens,commuter operator Govia Thameslink Railway has successfully operated its first passenger-carrying train using ATO over ETCS Level 2.
Nationwide we have 40,000 structures to be maintained.
Following the receipt of final bids earlier in the week, John Laing Group plc announced on March 13 that it had agreed to sell its 15% stake in the Intercity Express Programme Phase 1 to insurance and asset management company AXA.
Hopes of progress in the Gateway Programme to build new tunnels between New York and New Jersey were raised on March 22 when $650m of federal funding was directed to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.
Next year could see the deployment of Vivarail D-Train diesel multiple-units in North America, under proposals being developed by Railroad Development Corp.
A group that promotes trails and greenways is trying to persuade officials in two
One of Victoria’s most important freight lines is undergoing a $9 million upgrade north of Shepparton.
Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum has weighed in on the state issue of Shepparton rail, calling a recent Victorian Government announcement pathetic.
Four giant tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will start arriving early next year to build the $11 billion Metro Tunnel that will transform Melbourne’s transport network.
THE Rail Revival Alliance has hit back at public transport minister Jacinta Allan for ruling out a direct Bendigo-Geelong rail link, vowing to continue to fight for the project in the lead-up to this year’s state election.
FOOTY fans are being warned of transport terror tonight with delays to add as much as 55 minutes to their trip home.
Traditional owners in the Pilbara have launched court action against West Australian Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt in an attempt to prevent Fortescue Metals Group building a railway through a valley containing 23,000-year-old Aboriginal heritage sites.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti has admitted she knew one of two tunnel boring machines on the Perth Airport Link had been shut down due to "ground disturbances" just days before she toured the project to talk up its progress.
Cleveland-Cliffs will make the last shipment of iron ore from its Koolyanobbing operations near Southern Cross by the end of June with the potential loss of hundreds of jobs.
Tired of jostling through crowds of commuters at your local train station?
Of all Perth's train stations, Seaforth on the Armadale line hosts the fewest passengers each day.
Yarra Trams delivered 98.
Two new platform tram stops are now open in Park Street, South Melbourne, improving safety and accessibility on Route 58.
Yarra Trams delivered 98.
Night Network lets you explore Melbourne's vibrant nightlife safely and conveniently with public transport running all night on weekends.
Hundreds of thousands of tennis fans took trams to see their favourite players battle it out at the 2018 Australian Open