Wednesday 17th Oct, 2018

Lessons learned from 2016 Melbourne derailment

Metro Trains Melbourne has installed new electronic lubricators and changed its track management procedures after a derailment near Rushall station…
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Rural NSW level crossing, Photo: Creative Commons

NSW Police targeting rural level crossing dangers

NSW Police are undertaking a two-week campaign targeting risky driver behaviour at level crossings in the state’s central west. Between…
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Investigation opened into derailment and collision between trains

Authorities are investigating a collision which caused “substantial” damage to a pair of coal trains after one derailed at Antiene,…
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More automatic gates planned for Auckland’s pedestrian rail crossings

The New Zealand government has confirmed a further $7.6 million for automatic pedestrian crossing gates for 11 Auckland rail crossings…
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Bureau to investigate Colac level crossing failure

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has opened an investigation into the non-operation of barriers and flashing lights as a passenger…
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Metro Trains Australia awarded contract for ARA online skills program

The Australasian Rail Assocation (ARA) has awarded a new five-year contract to Metro Trains Australia (MTA) for the delivery of…
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Gap between insulated joint and signal highlighted in near-collision investigation

An eight-metre gap between a signal and its insulated joint contributed to a near collision between passenger trains at Wellington…
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QR cautions drivers after 70% surge in bridge strikes

Queensland Rail has urged motorists to be aware of their vehicle’s height and load, following a 70% increase in the…
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