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A Queensland Government animation of the path for the new Cross River Rail line through the Brisbane CBD.

BILL Shorten will promise to make Cross River Rail a reality, with a major funding commitment towards the $5.4 billion project.

Getting back on track with rail transport

Posted in Rail News on 2013-04-13 15:48:45

On the evening of 3 February 2003, a suburban electric train reached the end of its run at Broadmeadows station, north of Melbourne. The driver began to shut down the controls in his cab, but something distracted him and he failed to complete the procedure correctly. This in turn allowed the brakes to slowly release.

Three minutes later, the driver emerged from the Gents to see his train creeping out of the station. He gave chase; the train won. After clearing the platform, the almost imperceptible incline soon became steeper, and the train began to accelerate. About 15 hair-raising minutes later, after reaching speeds in excess of 100 km/h, it crashed into a waiting Bacchus Marsh train at Spencer Street station, now called Southern Cross, in the heart of the city. Fortunately there were no fatalities or major injuries.

Duplication of the North Coast rail line between Beerburrum and Nambour heads a list of big ticket projects for the Sunshine Coast announced with the release of the second Building Queensland Infrastructure Pipeline report on Monday.

How our major cities will look in 2027

Posted in Rail News on 2017-02-10 06:57:07

AUSTRALIAN cities are getting ready to explode into the future, with road, rail, metro and business and leisure hubs springing up at record speed.

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