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    ‘Romance’ of rail can mitigate skills crisis

    2019-12-05T09:34:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The rail sector needs to embrace rapid changes in workplace expectations in order to overcome a looming demographic crisis, delegates at the AusRail conference in Sydney heard on December 4.

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    ‘Golden age’ in New South Wales, Collins tells AusRail

    2019-12-03T09:04:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: New South Wales is experiencing ‘a golden age’ of rail investment, Sydney Trains CEO Howard Collins told delegates at the AusRail 2019 conference in Sydney on December 3.

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    Work starts on Perth suburban rail extension

    2019-11-28T13:49:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The NEWest Alliance of CPB Contractors and Downer has been named preferred bidder to undertake the Yanchep Rail Extension and the Thornlie–Cockburn Link projects in Perth. The announcement was made on November 25, when a sod-turning ceremony marked the start ...

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    Brisbane Metro BRT vehicle supplier selected

    2019-11-27T11:15:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Brisbane City Council has selected Hess, Volgren and ABB to supply 60 electric buses and charging infrastructure for the Brisbane Metro bus rapid transit project. A prototype is due to be delivered next year, ahead testing and series production. Final assembly will take place at ...

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    Sydney metro second phase E&M contract awarded

    2019-11-22T11:37:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Metro has exercised an option on the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium’s Operations, Trains Systems concession to cover the line’s second phase. In 2014 the consortium of MTR Corp, John Holland, CPB Contractors, UGL Rail and Plenary Group was awarded a PPP concession ...

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    Federal funds to boost Queensland projects

    2019-11-21T15:02:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The federal government has committed to increase funding for several railway projects in Queensland, as part of an A$3·8bn package of infrastructure spending announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on November 21. Described by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk as a ‘huge win’, the announcement followed ...

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    Digital signalling test centre to be built in Sydney

    2019-11-01T10:13:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has invited expressions of interest in a contract to build a testing facility for digital signalling technology. To be built at the Rail Technology Campus at Chullora in western Sydney, the Digital Systems Facility would enable technologies to be tested ...

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    Carmichael rail link contract awarded

    2019-10-22T09:43:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Indian mining group Adani has awarded an A$100m contract to Martinus Rail for tracklaying on the 200 km rail link to its future Carmichael mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. The 1 067 mm gauge single-track line will connect the A$2bn mine to Aurizon’s existing Central ...

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    Gamuda buys into Australian rail market

    2019-10-08T08:52:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Malaysian civil engineering group Gamuda Bhd has agreed to purchase a 50% stake in Australian contractor Martinus Rail Pty Ltd, citing potential opportunities in the country’s pipeline of current and future railway projects. Under the partnership agreement announced on October 2, Gamuda Engineering Australia and ...

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    ‘Geographically largest’ contactless payment project completed

    2019-09-26T08:00:00Z

    Sydney AUSTRALIA: The roll-out of contactless payment in greater Sydney has been completed, with passengers able to use contactless cards and mobile devices or smart cards on all bus services within the Opal ticketing network from September 23. This follows the introduction of contactless payment across ...

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    Air rights deal included in Sydney Metro station contract

    2019-09-25T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded a consortium of Oxford Properties, CPB Contractors and Grocon a A$463m contract to design and build the landmark Pitt Street station on the City Southwest extension of the Sydney Metro. The 250 m long underground station ...

  • The Victorian government has awarded incumbent Keolis Downer the next contract to operate the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne.
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    Victoria plans next-generation trams and trains

    2019-09-24T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Victoria has invited suppliers to participate in a ‘collaborative design process’ for Melbourne’s next generation of trams and trains, with workshops to be held in coming months. The Department of Transport is working with rolling stock manufacturers on an interactive process to ...

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    ​Victoria expands VLocity fleet

    2019-09-04T09:16:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government has ordered a further batch of VLocity diesel multiple-units from Bombardier Transportation, in order to meet growing demand on regional routes radiating from Melbourne. Due to enter service in 2021, the six three-car units will follow on from the nine sets ...

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    Melbourne Suburban Rail Loop delivery body created

    2019-09-03T13:38:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Victoria has established an authority to deliver the Suburban Rail Loop, and has selected a preferred alignment for the first phase. The 90 km orbital suburban rail line would link existing stations at Cheltenham in the southeastern suburbs and Werribee in ...

  • First State Investments is to acquire 100% short line group Patriot Rail & Ports from SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners.
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    Australian investment group FSI to buy Patriot Rail

    2019-08-28T09:00:00Z

    USA: Australian investment group First State Investments announced an agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of short line group Patriot Rail & Ports from SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners on August 26. Terms were not disclosed. Formed in 2006 and acquired by SteelRiver in 2012, Florida-based Patriot now has ...

  • Alstom is to supply a fleet of C-series EMUs for the Transperth network.
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    Alstom to supply next generation of EMUs to Perth

    2019-08-20T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Authority of Western Australia announced on August 19 that it had selected Alstom Transport Australia as preferred bidder to supply the next generation of electric multiple-units to operate on the Transperth network serving the state capital. Details of the A$1·6bn contract are expected to be ...

  • Alstom is to supply a fleet of C-series EMUs for the Transperth network.
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    Alstom to supply 252 multiple-unit cars to Western Australia

    2019-08-19T14:10:37Z

    AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Authority of Western Australia announced on August 19 that it had selected Alstom Transport Australia as preferred bidder to supply the next generation of electric multiple-units to operate on the Transperth network serving the state capital. Details of the A$1·6bn contract are expected to be ...

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    MIRA and PGGM to acquire all of Genesee & Wyoming Australia

    2019-08-15T13:57:20Z

    AUSTRALIA: Existing shareholders Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets and PGGM have agreed to assume full ownership of the Genesee & Wyoming Australia business. This announcement on August 6 follows an agreement for GWA’s parent company Genesee & Wyoming Inc to be acquired by Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC in a ...

  • Loram Maintenance of Way has agreed to purchase Aurizon’s rail grinding business, along with its contracts to serve four customers.
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    Loram to acquire Aurizon’s rail grinding business

    2019-08-13T09:40:32Z

    AUSTRALIA: Loram Maintenance of Way has agreed to purchase Aurizon’s rail grinding business, along with its contracts to serve four customers. ‘Loram recognises substantial opportunities in the Australian rail market’, explained Stephen Mannix, Managing Director of local subsidiary Loram Pty Ltd, when the agreement was announced on August 12. ...

  • Work is already underway to enlarge West Footscray station on the Sunbury line.
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    Sunbury line upgrade package

    2019-08-12T13:29:03Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government has approved the first package of civil works to upgrade the 39·5 km Sunbury suburban line, which forms the electrified suburban section of the Melbourne – Bendigo main line. The upgrading will pave the way for enhanced services following completion of the Metro Tunnel ...