Sunday 1st May, 2016
Melbourne Metro rail tunnel. Graphic: Victorian Government

Metro Tunnel PPP goes to market

Victorian transport minister Jacinta Allan has opened the Expressions of Interest period for the Melbourne Metro tunnel project, which will…
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Aurizon freight train. Photo: Aurizon

Aurizon prepares for Enfield opening

Rail operator Aurizon says improved operating hours, more trains to and from the Port Botany and later cut off times…
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Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Creative Commons / DFAT / Timothy Tobing

Big ticket infrastructure projects may woo voters, but it’s value-for-money that matters

COMMENT: Big infrastructure projects are seen as an electoral and economic drawcard; but the history of management of these assets…
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VLocity carriage. Photo: Creative Commons / Marcus Wong

ARA praises Vic’s rail spending

Australasian Railway Association boss Danny Broad has praised “an historic budget for Victoria,” welcoming the full funding of the Melbourne…
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Level crossing boom gate removal, with David Andrews and Jacinta Allan. Photo: Level Crossing Removal Authority

Fully-funded Melbourne Metro tunnel headlines big rail budget

The Victorian Government will fully fund the Melbourne Metro Tunnel, as part of a massive state budget for rail announced…
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Photo: MMG

Queensland zinc project gets government support

A potential 1.5mtpa zinc mine, processing, rail and export project has been given “prescribed project” status by the Queensland Government….
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Photo: Oliver Probert

Delays at Canberra: why Australia should have built fast rail decades ago

COMMENT: A fast rail link between Sydney and Melbourne was first proposed in 1984. So why haven’t we done it…
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Graphic: Google Maps

Crew member injured in Rawlinna derailment

The Australian Rail Track Corporation has built a 300 metre track deviation on the Trans-Australian Railway near Rawlinna, Western Australia,…
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Aurizon locomotive derailed in north west Queensland. Photo: Queensland Rail

Floodwaters triggered acid train derailment

Drainage systems are under the microscope after the ATSB found the December 2015 derailment of a sulphuric acid train in…
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