A new rail line delivered by 2041 will be needed to alleviate congestion between the Illawarra and greater Sydney a joint report has found. Read more
If there was one phrase that was said in every session of AusRAIL Live & On Demand, it would be “never waste a good crisis” and in the final discussion of the three-day program, focus turned to exactly how rail would come out of 2020 and implement the lessons learnt during COVID-19. Read more
While all elements of the rail sector felt the impact of COVID-19, no company would have responded in an identical way. Read more
The first sod on phase one of the Narrabri to the North Star section of Inland Rail was turned on Friday, November 27 in the north-western NSW town of Moree. Read more
An investigation into the derailment of a coal train near Moss Vale has reinforced the need for comprehensive inspection and maintenance of rollingstock components. Read more
The first of what is tipped to be a bumper winter wheat harvest has been transported by rail to the Port of Newcastle. Read more
The Victorian government has confirmed $1.48 billion to locally build 100 modern, accessible trams to replace A and Z class rollingstock. Read more
During a three-day shutdown, upgrades to turnouts and bridges in the Hunter Valley Coal Network have been taking place. Read more
Three consortiums have progressed to the request for proposal stage for the Gowrie to Kagaru Public Private Partnership (PPP).
The successful consortium will win the contract to build the 6.2km tunnel through the Toowoomba Range, connecting Inland Rail to the Brisbane outskirts, as well as 121.8km of above-ground track, said Inland Rail CEO Richard Wankmuller. Read more
The value of the rail sector to Australia’s economy has grown by 14 per cent, as shown in a new report from Deloitte Access Economics, on behalf of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA).
From 2016 to 2019, the Australian rail industry grew by $3.7 billion. Today, the rail industry contributes $30bn to the Australian economy, 1.5 per cent of the national total.