The union representing New South Wales train drivers has ruled out industrial action at this stage over a new CityRail timetable.
It's amazing what you can get for $20 these days. How about a fully featured IBM server computer, slightly used by the State Transit Authority but with all its data intact? Data such as payroll and financial information, Sydney public transport passenger counts and a high-level code for the city's ticketing systems.
Another route has been suggested for the proposed inland rail expressway between Melbourne and Brisbane.
New South Wales premier-elect Morris Iemma says a passenger-centred culture and communication are the keys to winning commuter confidence in rail reform.
Mining entrepreneur Andrew Forrest is confident of coming up with the $1.95 billion needed to build new rail and port infrastructure and crack open the hold on Pilbara iron ore held by majors Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.
A Queensland man died when he was hit by a train as he tried to cross tracks in Sydney's west.
The Melbourne City Council and Melbourne Cricket Ground are urging the State Government to redevelop Richmond railway station to provide better access to the MCG, amid claims the station will be an eyesore during the Commonwealth Games.
The Premier, Morris Iemma, has guaranteed that a revised train timetable would dramatically improve "disappointing" service standards, but repeatedly declined to set a deadline or give a benchmark by which commuters could judge its effectiveness.
Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has been accused of breaking his promise over the expansion of a rail freight terminal at Parkinson south of Brisbane.
Yarra Trams is trying a new timetable, which could change forever the way Melburnians catch a tram.
A Connex train driver last night left 300 passengers stranded for half an hour as he halted a busy commuter service because of a vandalism atack.
The head of NSW's fire service has sought to reassure the public that his force could cope with a terrorist attack on an underground train, following expressions of doubt from one of his right-hand men.
A wander round Central Station in Sydney is unlikely to tickle the palate of even the hungriest traveller. The choice is between a burger joint or a handful of nondescript coffee shops serving soggy sandwiches and muffins.
RailCorp says its train tunnels in the city can easily be accessed by emergency services in the event of a London style bombing attack.
The NSW Government says crime on Sydney's train network has fallen by 31 per cent since CityRail transit officers were introduced three years ago.
A woman's skull was fractured when she stumbled off a railway platform and fell against a train in west Sydney.
Fortescue Metals Group has hit out at other iron ore corporations in the Pilbara over their refusal to share transport infrastructure.
Construction group Barclay Mowlem has teamed up with inland rail promoter Australian Transport and Energy Corridor (ATEC) to design and build a proposed $775 million railway from Queensland's Surat coal basin to the Port of Gladstone.
A coal analyst says he is convinced improved rail and port infrastructure will come on line to meet the growing list of expansion projects.
The New South Wales Government is launching a $900,000 awareness campaign for Sydney's new train timetable.
The New South Wales Minister for Transport, John Watkins, has made a plea for people to return to public transport
As a song, Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin' might not seem the most likely choice for a government keen to be seen to be fixing its rail network.
The Federal Government has refused an application for funding to reopen a railway line to take timber freight off roads in the Riverina highlands.
RailCorp says $70,000 is being spent on having buses on standby when the new CityRail timetable comes in next month.
Burrinjuck MP Katrina Hodgkinson will join Shadow Transport Minister Peter Debnam on the ill-fated 12.02pm Sydney to Goulburn train tomorrow to highlight how the new CityRail timetable will adversely affect local commuters.
A Melbourne-based shipping company believes both Melbourne and Adelaide importers will soon see the benefits of the Adelaide to Darwin rail link.
Mansfield Shire Council wants to ensure property owners are not affected by the construction of a new rail trail, planned to be one of the longest in Victoria.
THE Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire Council has reaffirmed its opposition to extending the southern entry point of a proposed heavy haulage bypass. Main Roads Western Australia's preference for the southern entry point includes the reservation of private land for relocation of the railway line between Bunbury Street and the rear of the BP fuel depot.
Recently the Government put the future Echuca's passenger rails services under threat, due track complications. The Government wouldn't give the Echuca people any solid conformation that they would repair the line and reinstate the passenger train following the return of trains between Bendigo-Melbourne. It seems now the rail line will remain open with the passenger train running Friday nights and Sunday afternoons.
Burrinjuck MP Katrina Hodgkinson and Shadow Minister for Transport Peter Debnam had no trouble finding disgruntled CityRail passengers when they travelled by train from Sydney to Goulburn yesterday to highlight the effect of timetable changes.
An investigation into a train derailment last year near Wangaratta, in north-east Victoria, has found the train driver failed to notify authorities quickly enough.
HE arrived in a chauffeur-driven car to speak to commuters at a suburban station about controversial changes in the new train timetable. But instead of hearing from commuters, Transport Minister John Watkins used his visit to St Marys station yesterday as a cheap photo opportunity, happily posing with the station master and ignoring the scores of commuters waiting for their trains.
The Business Council of Australia has called for an assessment of Australia's key infrastructure every two years. The council says infrastructure like ports, roads and rail are essential to the Australian economy and future prosperity.
Darkness, confusion, danger and panic. With smoke and flames closing in, the emergency services took two hours to free 40 passengers stuck on a burning train in a city centre underground tunnel.
An independent report has found that South Australia's infrastructure planning and funding needs urgent attention and has described the state's regional rail network, local roads and stormwater systems as poor.
Toll already has an extensive rail and road transport logistics network in Queensland which will present an even greater threat to rivals such as Queensland Rail if it devours Patrick Corporation's assets in the state.
Train services have resumed between Dandenong and Pakenham, in south-east Melbourne, after a contractor accidentally cut signalling cables at about 8.00 am AEST this morning.
FCL Interstate Transport Services Managing Director, Bill Gibbins, has put to an end speculation that his company could become a part of Toll Holdings, should Toll’s hostile takeover of Patrick Corporation succeed.
The Member for Maryborough, in south-east Queensland, says private rail freight operator Pacific National (PN) has been involved in a number of near accidents with other trains and workers.
Forty private landowners face having their properties resumed as the State Government begins the first stage in the long-awaited train line to Maroochydore.
Skyrocketing etrol prices that could reach $1.30 per litre by next week are expected to drive commuters away from their cars and onto public transport.