A chain of booksellers that has been synonymous with Indian rail travel for 125 years is facing the axe because it sounds too English.
A Wodonga truck driver accused of causing a steam train smash that killed three passengers, will have to wait more than two months before he finds out if he will have to stand trial.
Within the next week or so Toll Holdings' Paul Little and Patrick Corp's Chris Corrigan will know whether their $285 million bid for Victoria's country rail freight operator, Freight Australia, has succeeded. If it doesn't, it could get ugly.
WARRNAMBOOL'S rail system is unreliable and unsafe, member for South West Coast Denis Napthine says. Dr Napthine is calling for the State Government to take over the service from West Coast Rail immediately, after timetable confusions and passengers have been frightened with fights.
A YOUNG woman and her baby have been attacked in a suburban train near Paris by unidentified men who drew swastikas on the mother's stomach. Police today said it was an anti-Semitic assault. The six attackers who were armed with knives clipped the 23-year-old woman's hair, and cut her tee-shirt and trousers before drawing three swastikas on her body.
The west is back on track. About 4000 people crowded platforms at Ararat and Beaufort stations at the weekend as passenger trains returned for the first time in a decade.
Train services will return to Ararat and Beaufort this weekend, more than 10 years after the line was closed.