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Showing stories from July 2005

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NSW: Trams the solution for Hunter Valley?

Posted Wednesday, 27 July, 2005 by DavidB in Tram and Light Rail News

Patronage on the Hunter's rail network could increase eightfold with the introduction of a light rail system, a Maitland city councillor believes.

NSW: No train luck

Posted Wednesday, 27 July, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

It seems the Blue Mountains Commuters and Transport Users Association (BMCTUA) has had little luck in their campaign to change the new train timetable.

Yarra Trams CEO's new Italian Job Beckons

Posted Wednesday, 27 July, 2005 by dalts 1985 in Tram and Light Rail News

Yarra Trams CEO/Boos Hubert Goyot is set to leave behind Melbourne's Reunified Tram Network which is run by Yarra Trains in September after 6 years at the helm as CEO of Yarra Trams for a new appointment in Genoa Italy.

NSW: Final stop ahead for tram shed plan

Posted Thursday, 28 July, 2005 by DavidB in Tram and Light Rail News

Plans to turn historic inner-city tram sheds at Harold Park into apartments and shops look set to fail, with Sydney's main planning body expected to reject the $53 million project.

Museum Accreditation achieved by Daylesford Spa Country Railway

Posted Thursday, 28 July, 2005 by VRfan in Rail News

In a first for a railway based tourism attraction, the heritage regional attraction called the Daylesford Spa Country Railway has become an accredited museum in the Museum Accreditation Program or MAP. MAP Accreditation recognises that the railway is committed to, is achieving, maintaining and improving upon high professional standards within both the museum and tourism industries.

Qld: Crowd turns out for rail station opening

Posted Thursday, 28 July, 2005 by DavidB in Queensland Rail News

About 100 people converged in the Gulf town of Croydon yesterday to celebrate the opening of a new railway station.

NSW: Trains remain party's biggest hurdle

Posted Thursday, 28 July, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The Labor Party's biggest challenge in the 20 months before the 2007 election is as easy to identify as it is complex to fix: getting the trains to run on time, operating safely and reliably.

NSW: Trains 'challenge for next premier'

Posted Thursday, 28 July, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

The biggest challenge for the new New South Wales premier would be getting trains to run on time, Bob Carr said today.

Vic: Tram drivers' derailment warning

Posted Thursday, 28 July, 2005 by DavidB in Tram and Light Rail News

Yesterday's tram derailments in central Melbourne have prompted claims from the tram drivers' union that it is only a matter of time before there are serious injuries from what it says is an unacceptable number of derailments.

NSW: New England rail means business

Posted Thursday, 28 July, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

Representatives from the Glen Innes Severn Council will reiterate the importance of a rail link being re-established through the New England at the New England Local Government Group meeting at Guyra on Monday.

100,000 people catch the Ghan

Posted Friday, 29 July, 2005 by DavidB in Northern Territory Rail News

A hundred thousand passengers have boarded the Ghan since it extended its service to Darwin almost 18 months ago.

Vic: All aboard for a mock train attack

Posted Friday, 29 July, 2005 by DavidB in Rail News

At least one full commuter train is likely to be the centrepiece of Melbourne's City Loop counter-terrorism exercise this year.

Vic: No decision yet on Traralgon express train

Posted Friday, 29 July, 2005 by DavidB in Victorian Rail News

A decision on whether Traralgon will get an express train service to Melbourne could still be months away.

Vic: Council to rescue Portland Cable Trams

Posted Friday, 29 July, 2005 by DavidB in Tram and Light Rail News

The Portland cable tram will be off the tracks if it does not receive help to combat its public liability premium woes.

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