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Showing stories from February 2005

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US: JFK airport rail link link included in budget

Posted Tuesday, 8 February, 2005 by DavidB in International Rail News

President George W. Bush’s budget plan, which he sent to Congress today, allows $2 billion to be used for a rail link connecting lower Manhattan to the Long Island Rail Road and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

NSW: 99,000 refuse to pay rail fines

Posted Wednesday, 9 February, 2005 by bevans in Rail News

NEARLY 100,000 CityRail commuters fed up with the State Government's "no-tolerance" infringement policy are refusing to pay their fare evasion fines.

NSW: Minister gets taste of rail frustration

Posted Wednesday, 9 February, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Transport Minister John Watkins yesterday had a taste of what Wollongong rail commuters put up with every day - he was late for a very important engagement.

NSW: Residents declare war on decision to cut line

Posted Wednesday, 9 February, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Rutherford resident Antoinette Griffiths is determined that her anger over the State Government's plans to cut the rail line into Newcastle will be felt.

NSW: New rail services at the expense of southern travellers

Posted Wednesday, 9 February, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Southern Highlands rail travellers will gain five weekday services between Campbelltown and Moss Vale under a draft rail timetable for 2005 released this week.

ZA: Money set aside for East Cape rail project

Posted Wednesday, 9 February, 2005 by DavidB in International Rail News

The Eastern Cape Roads and Transport Department has set aside R50 million for the overall completion of phase 3 of the Kei Rail Project in the next financial year.

IE: Committee backs reopening Dublin-Dunboyne line

Posted Wednesday, 9 February, 2005 by DavidB in International Rail News

A high-powered steering committee has recommended that the old Dublin to Dunboyne rail line be re-opened at a cost of €156 million after their feasibility study concluded the line would be economically viable.

US: Court overturns $6.6 million award in rail crossing death

Posted Wednesday, 9 February, 2005 by DavidB in International Rail News

A court has overturned a $6.6 million judgment against Fort Worth-based Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in a deadly traffic accident.

NSW: Watkins highlights $1b rail revamp

Posted Wednesday, 9 February, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

NSW Transport Minister John Watkins has arrived on a late train from Sydney to inspect first-hand work at Thirroul railway station on the state's south coast.

V/Line defends Ballarat rail line efforts

Posted Wednesday, 9 February, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

V/Line says it has worked hard to minimise inconvenience for passengers on the Ballarat rail line during the next shut-down for work on the regional fast rail project.

NT: FreightLink to invest a further $30m

Posted Wednesday, 9 February, 2005 by DavidB in Northern Territory Rail News

FreightLink, the operator of the Darwin-Adelaide rail service, will revise its forecasts and invest a further $30 million.

NSW: Goulburn commuters high and dry

Posted Wednesday, 9 February, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

A draft Southern Highlands CityRail timetable was "small comfort for local travellers as it goes nowhere near replacing the depth of services lost over the last seven years in the wake of Labor's rail salami slicer," says the Member for Southern Highlands, Peta Seaton.

NT: Opposition hits out at rail claims

Posted Wednesday, 9 February, 2005 by DavidB in Northern Territory Rail News

Northern Territory Opposition Leader Denis Burke has told Parliament the Martin Government should have established an airline if the object of the Alice-to-Darwin railway was to carry tourists.

Tas: Rail firm pays regatta costs

Posted Thursday, 10 February, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Rail company Pacific National has agreed to pay the cost of shepherding regatta-goers across the train tracks this long weekend but insists its freight trains must keep rolling throughout the event.

WA: MP questions Kalgoorlie rail line safety

Posted Thursday, 10 February, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

A Goldfields' MP says the railway line between Kalgoorlie and Esperance is an "accident waiting to happen".

Qld: Bert's private railway

Posted Thursday, 10 February, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

When some people retire it's bowls or bridge that begins to occupy their time. For Bert Toogood, retirement meant a chance to built the railway of his dream - Cape York Lines.

Firing a steam locomotive, for the first time

Posted Thursday, 10 February, 2005 by maikha in Railway Stories

Our resident preservation hobby horse, Maikha "V" Ly, has spent a great deal of time in preservation circles ever since finishing his schooling. Although in his role mainly as a Train Guard, he has since progressed onto other roles like Trainee Signalling, yet his latest progression is one most desired by all with the common aspirations.
Here, Maikha details his first experiences in firing a large and heavy steam locomotive and the many trials and tribulations he experiences as a trainee, but all as a means of a start to reach every little boy's dream of working on a steam locomotive.

VIC: Tram fan draws inspiration from local landscape

Posted Friday, 11 February, 2005 by James Holt in Tram and Light Rail News

Patrick Brady's exhibition of his tram paintings may cause quite a stir in Williamstown.

V/Line plays down 'near-miss' as safe procedure

Posted Friday, 11 February, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Train carrier V/Line has described a "near-miss" at Murchison this morning as a normal operating procedure.

NSW: Rail chief denies 'CityRail siesta' claims

Posted Friday, 11 February, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The head of New South Wales' rail agencies has defended proposed cuts to services, after claims the changes will result in a 'CityRail siesta' during the middle of the day.

Qld: Dying man admits to train heist

Posted Friday, 11 February, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

A deathbed confession has reopened a 66-year-old unsolved train robbery which had become folklore in northwest Queensland.

US audit slams rail regulators on safety

Posted Friday, 11 February, 2005 by DavidB in International Rail News

A U.S. federal audit has criticized the Federal Railroad Administration for significant safety problems in the country's four biggest railroads.

UK: Ministers gagged SRA over rail closures

Posted Friday, 11 February, 2005 by DavidB in International Rail News

The British government told the Strategic Rail Authority not to publish a document estimating a quarter of the rail network would need to close to fit the government's rail budget, according to documents released yesterday.

UK: Rail travellers may be force-fed TV

Posted Friday, 11 February, 2005 by DavidB in International Rail News

Hundreds of thousands of rail commuters in Britain could soon be forced to watch - and listen to - television.

Vic: Changes allow pensioners cheaper regional rail travel

Posted Friday, 11 February, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Interstate pensioners will get cheaper V/Line travel to country Victoria, after an overhaul of concession rates.

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