Monday 6th Jul, 2020
Dubbo

Contractor announced for Dubbo maintenance facility

The NSW government has awarded the first major contract for work on the Regional Rail Maintenance Facility, in Dubbo to…
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MBRP should be delivered as originally planned: VFF

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has called for the Murray Basin Rail Project (MBRP) to be delivered as originally promised….
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survey

Prime Creative Media surveys business leaders across 15 industries on effects of COVID restrictions and prospects for recovery 

From 28 May to 5 June 2020, Prime Creative Media conducted a survey of more than 2200 business leaders across…
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Bendigo

Extra funding for Bendigo and Echuca Line upgrades

An improved electronic train ordering system will be installed on the Bendigo and Echuca Line, after the Victorian and federal…
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flood

Monitoring processes improved following rail flood incident

An out of service water level sensor led an Aurizon freight train to plough through flood waters that had inundated…
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crews

Crews closing in on new stations, track, and roads from Cheltenham to Mentone

Crews are over halfway to completing the largest ever level crossing removal blitz in Victoria. Since May 23, up to…
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Alstom

Alstom using AI solution to manage social distancing in Panama

Alstom is using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to manage passenger flow and maintain social distancing. The system is currently in…
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Fare hike waived in ACT as light rail frequency increased

Public transport fares have remained frozen in Canberra, to help reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fares have not…
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KiwiRail

KiwiRail selects site for Palmerston North freight hub

KiwiRail have announced the preferred location for the Regional Freight Hub near Palmerston North. The intermodal Hub will be located…
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Where are rail’s “shovel-ready” projects?

Rail experts are calling for more plans to be developed to a “shovel-ready” stage, so that rail can take advantage…
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Digital

HS2 going digital to save time, cost, carbon

On the most expensive railway on earth, the pressure to get the build right first time is leading to the…
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Australian rail projects missing out on value capture funding

Australia could be missing out on the potential of value capture when it comes to funding new metro lines. In…
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The road to 100

Bombardier’s Wendy McMillan describes how the company is creating a rail manufacturing centre of excellence as it reaches a major…
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Container rail into Port Botany. Photo: Sydney Ports

NSW provides information for freight industry to be COVID Safe

The NSW government has released industry-specific information for the transport and freight businesses to help them navigate the risk of…
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Regional freight strategy identifies upgrades to WA network

The Western Australia state government has released a targeted program of regional freight rail upgrades to get more agricultural freight…
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