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Showing stories from July 2004

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NSW: Travellers to face new train chaos

Posted Monday, 12 July, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

SYDNEY train commuters will face even more delays and cancellations this week, with RailCorp workers black-banning carriages repaired by contractors from today.

Mother, baby train attack in doubt

Posted Tuesday, 13 July, 2004 by bevans in International Rail News

DOUBTS arose today over an alleged anti-Semitic attack on a mother and her baby on a Paris suburban train.

NT: Massive military rail load arrives tomorrow

Posted Tuesday, 13 July, 2004 by bevans in Northern Territory Rail News

More than 200 vehicles as well as surface-to-air missile systems and their portable radar systems are being freighted from Adelaide to Darwin for use in the Pitch Black military exercises beginning across the Top End next week.

VIC: Rail on a roller-coaster

Posted Tuesday, 13 July, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

THE new wave in public transport is taking shape as work progresses on the Spencer St station revamp.

NSW: Smorgasbord for train spotters

Posted Tuesday, 13 July, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

The Blue Mountains Line has become more than ever a train spotters' paradise since the opening up of the NSW freight rail system to open competition.

Vic: VLine working on rail promotion

Posted Tuesday, 13 July, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

V/LINE will work to build patronage on the reopened Ararat rail line through a range of promotional programs.

Vic: Uni backs pleas for returned rail services

Posted Tuesday, 13 July, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

Deakin University has added its voice to calls for the Victorian Government to restore normal train services between Warrnambool and Melbourne.

Vic: Doubts on Warrnambool rail return

Posted Tuesday, 13 July, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

V/Line can not guarantee full rail services will return to the Warrnambool line on September 1 despite an announcement by city Mayor Glenys Phillpot last night.

Adelaide-Darwin rail strategic: Hill

Posted Tuesday, 13 July, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

The largest consignment of military equipment moved by rail in two decades demonstrated the strategic value of the newly completed Adelaide-Darwin railway, Defence Minister Robert Hill said. More than 200 army vehicles, surface-to-air missile systems and some radars were loaded in Adelaide on Monday for transportation to Darwin on the railway.

NSW: Gas leak evacuees go home

Posted Tuesday, 13 July, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

ABOUT 50 evacuees were allowed to return to their homes and rail services resumed after a gas pipe was ruptured today near Kiama in New South Wales.

NSW: Trains run out of drivers

Posted Wednesday, 14 July, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

CityRail was forced to cancel services for the second day in a row after running out of drivers.

NSW: Wheat hopper derailed at Henty

Posted Wednesday, 14 July, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

Police were called to the Henty Railway Station to a minor derailment of a wheat carriage on the Henty north siding line at 3.45pm on Monday July 5.

Vic: V/Line speaks out over Warrnambool concerns

Posted Wednesday, 14 July, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

V/Line says it understands Warrnambool residents are frustrated by the current service to Melbourne, with many trains being replaced by buses.

Vic: Opposition says V/Line performance off the rails

Posted Wednesday, 14 July, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

The Victorian Opposition has labelled the latest V/Line performance results "abysmal" and says the State Government needs to do better by country train travellers.

NSW: Arrest after train disturbance

Posted Wednesday, 14 July, 2004 by Loco in Rail News

A TRAIN was evacuated after a man began threatening passengers as it travelled through Sydney's south today, police said.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 10/7/2004

Posted Wednesday, 14 July, 2004 by gheringhaploop in Gunzelling Reports

The number of sightings this week was better than expected with 130, this makes a total of 3392 sightings for the year to date. 41 of the sightings were on the B/G which included two diverted 9140's and a diverted 9141 as well as a six car EMU transfer behind T369(WC), the T returned later that day on the down as a light loco movement with a van.

NZ: Toll could hold up Alstom sale

Posted Thursday, 15 July, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

New Zealand asset sales by troubled French engineer Alstom could be blocked by rail operator Toll.

NZ: Rail workers lose employment battle

Posted Thursday, 15 July, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

Rail workers have lost an Employment Court battle to keep their collective agreement under a new employer, Connex.

NZ: Toll fee for rail network use to be revealed

Posted Thursday, 15 July, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

The Government looks set to reveal next week what Australian transport firm Toll Holdings will pay for sole use of the rail network, it was reported today.

UK: Rail system shake-up expected

Posted Thursday, 15 July, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

Transport Secretary Alistair Darling is due to announce a major shake-up of the national rail system in a White Paper being released on Thursday.

CA: BC Rail sale a done deal

Posted Thursday, 15 July, 2004 by DavidB in International Rail News

The controversial decision by British Columbia's Liberal government to unload its Crown-owned railroad in a C$1-billion deal with a private, U.S.-controlled railway company now is final, says Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon.

NZ: Tranzrail destroyed Top Cat documents

Posted Thursday, 15 July, 2004 by bevans in International Rail News

Tranz Rail has admitted destroying e-mails and "possibly documents" related to a competition inquiry over rival fast ferry Top Cat.

Woman fabricated anti-Semitic attack claim

Posted Thursday, 15 July, 2004 by bevans in International Rail News

A woman who provoked nationwide outrage and sympathy when she reported being accosted at knifepoint in an anti-Semitic attack on a French commuter train has confessed to making up the story.

Vic rail network to face independent safety probe

Posted Friday, 16 July, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

The state of Victoria's country rail network will be examined after a spate of derailments and accidents.

Vic: Rail war of words set to roll on

Posted Friday, 16 July, 2004 by DavidB in Rail News

The slanging match between the builders of Melbourne's new transport hub and the State Government looks set to drag on.

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