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Aurizon to pull out of intermodal freight business AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has announced that it will withdraw from both the intra and interstate Intermodal rail businesses through a combination of closures and sales in the coming months.
bombardier-completes-200th-vlocity-dmu-for-victoria
BOMBARDIER has rolled out the 200th VLocity DMU from its Dandenong factory for Public Transport Victoria for operation on regional services in the Australian state of Victoria.The first VLocity trains were introduced in 2005. The...
nsw-seeks-private-finance-for-regional-fleet-replacement
THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has reaffirmed its intention to replace its entire regional rolling stock fleet and has also announced a new depot will be constructed in the...
aurizon-to-pull-out-of-intermodal-freight-business
AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has announced that it will withdraw from both the intra and interstate Intermodal rail businesses through a combination of closures and sales in the coming months. Aurizon has signed a binding...
kiwirail-set-to-reopen-earthquake-damaged-line
NEW Zealand’s National Railway KiwiRail says it expects to re-open the Christchurch - Picton section of the South Island Main Trunk Line by September, 10 months after an earthquake caused significant damage to the route. The...
alstom-delivers-first-citadis-x05-lrv-to-sydney
ALSTOM has delivered the first of 60 Citadis X05 LRVs to Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) in Sydney, as part of the CBD and South East Light Rail project. The vehicles are being assembled at...
auckland-council-approves-order-for-caf-battery-electric-trains
AUCKLAND Council’s Finance and Performance Committee agreed in principle on July 26 to go ahead with the purchase of 17 Independently-Powered Electric Multiple Units (IPEMUs), which will replace DMUs on Auckland Transport (AT) suburban services...
infrastructure-australia-calls-for-protection-of-future-rail-corridors
INFRASTRUCTURE Australia (IA), the independent body that advises the federal and state governments on infrastructure priorities and funding, has released a policy paper calling on Australian governments to protect vital corridors to avoid cost overruns...
contract-awarded-for-adelaide-tram-extension
THE state government of South Australia has awarded an $A 80m ($US 63.5m) contract for construction of Adelaide’s East End light rail extension to the Downer York joint venture of Downer EDI Works and South...
auckland-mulls-battery-electric-train-order
AUCKLAND Council is expected to decide next week whether to proceed with an order for 17 battery-electric multiple units, which would replace DMUs on services on suburban services to Pukekohe. The trains would operate under electric...
rio-tinto-moves-forward-with-driverless-heavy-haul-project
GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto says automation of its Western Australia Pilbara iron ore heavy-haul rail network (Autohaul) is progressing well, with around 20% of all train kilometres now operating in autonomous mode, albeit with...

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