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Shortlist announced for NSW regional fleet renewal THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that it has shortlisted three candidates for the replacement of the NSW Trains regional passenger fleet, with three consortia shortlisted to participate in the tender.
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KIWIRAIL enters 2018 with its prospects for long-term investment and financial viability far greater than they have been for the last decade or more. This is thanks to the change in government last September from the...
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Andrew Harding, managing director and CEO of Aurizon, talks to Mark Carter.ANDREW Harding took over as managing director and CEO of Australian rail freight operator Aurizon in December 2016 to lead the company into the next...
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AUSTRALIA’s deputy prime minister and minister for infrastructure and transport Mr Barnaby Joyce attended a ceremony at Tomingley West, New South Wales, on January 15 to mark the delivery of the first batch of rails...
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AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has made good on its August 2017 decision to exit the interstate intermodal business, with its last revenue trains running between Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane this week. Aurizon’s intermodal business...
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BOMBARDIER has won a $A 146m ($US 112m) contract from Transport for Victoria (TfV), Australia, to supply an additional 27 VLocity DMU cars.The order, which is included in the 2016-17 Victorian state government budget, will...
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THE Australian state of Victoria has awarded the final contracts for the $A 11bn ($US 8.4bn) Metro Tunnel project to build a 9km twin-bore tunnel and five stations under the centre of Melbourne to create...
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STAGE 2 of the Gold Coast light rail line in the Australian state of Queensland was opened for commuters on December 18, several weeks ahead of schedule. The 7.5km extension links the existing light rail terminus...
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THE first of 14 CAF Urbos light rail vehicles for the initial phase of the Canberra Metro light rail network arrived in the Australian Capital Territory on December 13 after completing its voyage from Spain. The...
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THE first three trains built in India by Bombardier Transportation for the TransLink commuter network in the Australian state of Queensland entered service on the Brisbane - Gold Coast and Airport lines on December 11. The...
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GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto provided updates on progress with its AutoHaul driverless train project and plans for upcoming capital expenditure on its heavy-haul iron-ore rail network in the Pilbara region at an investor seminar...

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