A high-speed rail link that could take passengers from London to Manchester in less than 90 minutes - a reduction of at least 50 minutes - was in prospect after the Government revealed it is to undertake a feasibility study of the project.
Fifty-two people, mostly women and children, were killed when a passenger train collided with a tractor carrying people back from a wedding in central India, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency said on Friday.
The Conservatives' privatisation of the railways left Railtrack unable to police maintenance work on its lines adequately, according to a barrister defending the company against charges relating to the Hatfield train crash.
The wild weather uprooted trees, ripped off roofs and flooded coastal caravan parks. Mt Sabine in the Otway Ranges, north of Apollo Bay, recorded the state's highest rainfall -- a staggering 190mm in the 24 hours to 9am yesterday.
Wodonga City Council believes an agreement to move the railway line out of the central city area is only months away.
Transport ministers from Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan will hold talks on connection of their railroads next month.
The bid deadline for the Edinburgh to London rail franchise looks certain to be extended after an 11th-hour intervention by the Treasury.
It was meant to be the embodiment of Teutonic design prowess, "Vorsprung durch Technik" on rails, yet Germany's latest high-speed train has instead proved a costly embarrassment.
Deutsche Bahn is switching to Linux step by step and expects the process to be finished by the end of 2005 when such critical systems as databases, application servers, Web servers, mail servers and network infrastructure will be running on Linux.
Canada is providing US$25 million and teaming up with a U.S. group to pay for a short railway in central Russia that will carry nearly two million chemical weapons to a U.S.-built destruction facility.