WA train operator Arc Infrastructure has launched an initiative to raise awareness of SPAD (Signal Passed At Danger) incidents. Read more
Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) National Secretary Mark Diamond has renewed calls for transport workers to have access to free Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits. Read more
In every project, it’s understandable that economic decisions need to be considered to meet budgetary constraints. Read more
Work to reactivate five kilometres of non-operational rail line between West Tamworth and Westdale has crossed the finish line, supporting the development of an intermodal rail facility to deliver more efficient freight journeys to the state’s major port. Read more
Not only did the bright young woman have a graphic story to tell of the dangers on our trains, trams and roads, she was also one of the fastest and longest jumping women in the world, with a swag of Rio and Tokyo Paralympics medals to prove it. Read more
A relief signaller who was working on two signal panels at once when they routed a train through a protected worksite was possibly experiencing the effects of cumulative fatigue as well as being under a high workload, a transport safety investigation report details. Read more
Queensland Rail has been working closely with Queensland Health in response to updated requirements from the Queensland Government for hospitality workers and venues to be fully vaccinated from 17 December.
Queensland Rail’s Head of Regional Jim Benstead said the company was excited to welcome back interstate tourists as well as local customers onboard its services over the holiday season.
“In consultation with Queensland Health, it has been determined that the new vaccination requirements will apply to a number of Queensland Rail’s Travel and Tourism Services,” he said.
“From 17 December 2021, all customers and staff who travel on the Kuranda Scenic Rail and Gulflander tourism services will need to be fully vaccinated.
“In addition, all on board staff of Queensland Rail’s Travel services – the Westlander, Inlander, Spirit of Queensland, Spirit of the Outback and Rockhampton and Bundaberg Tilt Trains – will need to be fully vaccinated.
“Customers on these services are also required to be fully vaccinated, if they wish to use the on-board dining rooms.
“We are gradually making contact with customers already booked on to these services from 17 December, and thank them for their cooperation and understanding as we work with Queensland Health to implement these mandatory changes.
‘Fully vaccinated’ is defined as a person who is 16 years of age or over who has received the prescribed number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. A person who has evidence of a medical contraindication is treated as being fully vaccinated. For further information regarding COVID-19 and vaccination visit the Queensland Health website or call 13 Health.
KiwiRail will not restart two of its regular scenic trains until mid-2022, while the tourism market remains difficult and improvements are made to the services. Read more
Work to fix one of Adelaide’s most challenging traffic bottlenecks has reached a major milestone with the first two bridge girders for the $196 million Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Project lifted into place.
Work to improve accessibility to Sydney’s Clarendon railway station and its facilities is about to get under way. Read more