International rail engineering companies are expected to bid next week on the planned Beijing-Tianjin high-speed railway project, a well-placed source from the Ministry of Railways said yesterday.
In its first year of operation more than 13million passengers used Croydon's trams. Five years on and the tram link now carries 22million passengers a year
assenger train service through Central Texas could come to a screeching halt if Congress passes President Bush's budget cuts. In an effort to cut the deficit, the President wants to cut all of Amtrak's federal funding for 2006.
Victoria's Auditor-General has issued a damning report on the State Government's regulation of rail safety, leading to claims from the Opposition that the Government has been sloppy in its running of the rail safety system.
Queensland police are investigating a break-in at the offices of a bankrupt heritage railway project the federal opposition has used as an example of alleged government rorting of a regional grants scheme.
About nine buses were held up for 15 minutes outside Newcastle railway station on Wednesday as Maitland and Newcastle Save Our Rail (SOR) members protested against the State Government's plan to cut the rail line.
A Senate inquiry into the Federal Government's regional grants program has heard a tourist train project in south-east Queensland was suspected of being sabotaged.
The mayor of Beaudesert Shire, south of Brisbane, says the local council is not to blame for the failure of an historic tourist train venture.
Sydney is in the unenviable position of being a major city in a First World country with no transport plan. The city creaks under the weight of decaying and inefficient public transport and still it has no plan. It is surprising, then, that the Premier, Bob Carr, feels able to simply dismiss the City of Sydney's light rail study while offering no alternative solutions. And the city clearly needs solutions. Buses are the backbone of our public transport and they are close to breaking point.
The Old Ghan Train Museum in Alice Springs is in the hands of a new and vibrant management committee and plans are well underway to get the museum and the railway fully operational again after many years of sitting in the doldrums.
HE operator of the $1.3billion Adelaide-Darwin railway has defended its trade performance, saying it was "still in ramp-up mode" after revelations that only 989 containers had crossed the Port of Darwin since the rail link opened for business.
The Association of Tourist Railways Inc (Victoria) reported a very mixed half-year (sept 2004 - Feb 2006) to the delegates heading towards the six-monthly meeting of Association of Tourist & Heritage Rail Australia (ATHRA). Whilst there were notable sucesses with 15oth anniversary celebrations and the Castlemaine line re-opening, there were significant difficulties on the reulatory front.