Australia/NZ

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…
After considering battery trains for non-electrified lines, electrification prevails in New Zealand’s largest city.
DOWNER EDI, Australia, announced on November 21 that it has reached an agreement to sell its Downer Freight Rail business unit to Caterpillar subsidiary Progress Rail in a deal worth…
Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has awarded contracts with a total value of $A 30m ($US 22.6m) to three companies for technical and approvals consultancy services for the Inland Rail…
The government of the Australian state of Victoria is spending big on public transport projects, both urban and regional, but it remains to be seen whether it will be enough…
After years of indecision, Australia’s $A 10bn ($US 7.7bn) Inland Rail project to create a shorter rail link between Melbourne and Brisbane is finally getting underway, as Mark Carter reports.
FAIVELEY Transport announced on November 7 that it received orders with a total value of more than $US 150m from the RailConnect NSW consortium of Hyundai Rotem, UGL and Mitsubishi…
AUCKLAND Transport (AT) has retreated on a plan to order 17 Independently-Powered Electric Multiple Units (IPEMUs) to replace DMUs on suburban services to Pukekohe, opting instead to exercise an option…
THE newly-elected Labour-New Zealand First coalition government has announced a $NZ 800m ($US 546.8m) funding commitment to build a new railway line to Marsden Point port in Northland and to…
SIEMENS has made what it describes as a “strategic equity investment” in predictive locomotive maintenance specialist Wi-Tronix, United States. While both companies have agreed not to release details of the…
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