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Governments commit to second Sydney airport rail link THE Australian government and the state of New South Wales have committed to construct a heavy rail link to the planned second Sydney airport at Badgery’s Creek.
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METRO Trains Melbourne (MTM) has awarded Bombardier a 10-year $A 77m ($US 60m) contract to maintain signalling infrastructure in the city’s 9km Metro Tunnel. The deal represents Bombardier’s first long-term signalling mainteance contract in Australia, and...
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THE government of the Australian state of Victoria announced on April 10 that it will allocate $A 3m ($US 2.3m) from its state budget to fund design and planning work on an 18km extension of...
australia-to-fund-three-fast-rail-link-studies
THE Australian government will provide $A 20m ($US 15.6) in funding to conduct studies for three proposals to improve rail connections in the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane areas. The Faster Rail Prospectus was released on September...
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THE New South Wales (NSW) government has announced that work on upgrading Sydney’s iconic Central station and landmark Central Walk will begin immediately following the award of a $A 955m ($US 745m) contract to Laing...
governments-commit-to-second-sydney-airport-rail
THE Australian government and the state of New South Wales have committed to construct a heavy rail link to the planned second Sydney airport at Badgery’s Creek. The North South Rail Link, as it will be...
testing-begins-on-sydney-cbd-and-south-east-lrt
DYNAMIC testing of Alstom Citadis X05 LRVs has begun on Sydney’s CBD and South East light rail line, which is due to open next year. Initially all testing is taking place at night, although Transport for...
kiwirail-in-profit-despite-earthquake-impacts
NEW Zealand’s national railway, KiwiRail has posted a half-year profit of $NZ 15m ($US 11m) for the six months to December 31 2017. The result would have been better, but KiwiRail was affected by the ongoing...
queensland-shortlists-bidders-for-cross-river-rail
THE government of the Australian state of Queensland has shortlisted companies for the two contracts to build and equip Queensland’s highest priority infrastructure project, the $A 5.4bn ($US 4.26bn) Cross River Rail project in Brisbane. Three...
testing-underway-in-sydney-of-automated-metro-trains
DYNAMIC testing is underway in Sydney of the first of 22 six-car Alstom Metropolis driverless metro trains for the North West Rail Link project. Testing started with commissioning systems such as brakes, passenger information displays, lighting...
aurizon-steps-back-from-galilee-commitment
AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has confirmed that it will withdraw its application to the federally-managed Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) for funding to assist with a rail solution associated with development of the Galilee...

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