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    Morley – Ellenbrook line construction contract awarded

    2020-10-21T13:31:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The MELconnx Consortium has been awarded the contract to design and build the 21 km Morley – Ellenbrook line to serve the northeast suburbs of Perth. The A$700m contract was signed on October 18 by the Western Australia government and the Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction-led ...

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    A$370m Sydney Metro station contract awarded

    2020-10-20T14:42:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded construction company AW Edwards a $370m contract to build and fit out Crows Nest station on the Sydney Metro City Southwest project. The site has already been excavated to a depth of 25 m by Sydney ...

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    Adelaide tram software contract

    2020-10-19T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Torrens Connect joint venture of John Holland, UGL and bus operator Torrens Transit selected Trapeze to supply planning and scheduling software software to support its succesful bid for the Adelaide tram operating contract, leading to a subsequent long-term roll-out. ‘Using the Trapeze software to ...

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    John Holland to build Stage 3 of Gold Coast light rail

    2020-10-06T13:49:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Gold Coast Light Rail project company GoldlinQ has selected John Holland as preferred bidder for design and construction of the Stage 3 extension to Burleigh Heads. Following an initial call for expressions of interest, GoldlinQ shortlisted three bidders in February to submit final tenders. John ...

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    Bowen Rail prepares to haul Carmichael coal

    2020-09-24T13:07:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Queensland-based Bowen Rail Company has applied to the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator for accreditation as a train operating company, having already started the procurement of locomotives and wagons. Describing itself as a ‘next-generation rail business, created to transport Queensland’s high quality ...

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    Keolis Downer to run Adelaide suburban network

    2020-09-21T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Keolis Downer has been awarded an A$2·1bn contract to operate the 122 km Adelaide Metro suburban rail network for eight years from the end of January 2021, with an optional four-year extension.

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    Inland Rail first phase completed

    2020-09-17T04:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Celebrations were held at Peak Hill in the central west of New South Wales on September 15 to mark completion of the first section of the 1 700 km Inland Rail corridor between Melbourne and Brisbane.

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    Victoria orders standard gauge VLocity DMUs

    2020-09-15T14:05:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Victoria has exercised an option for Bombardier Transportation to supply a further 18 three-car VLocity diesel multiple-units from its Dandenong factory. The order announced on September 15 has been placed under an agreement initially signed in 2018. It covers 12 additional DMUs ...

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    East Swanson rail terminal agreed

    2020-09-15T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Port of Melbourne has reached agreement with Patrick Terminals to develop a rail terminal at Swanson Dock East as part of plans to boost the proportion of the port’s throughput moving by rail.

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    Freight: Unlocking access to Australia’s largest port

    2020-09-11T12:56:00Z

    Despite surging growth in in recent years, the port of Melbourne remains heavily reliant on road haulage, causing major impacts in the nearby city centre. So the state government and port operator are redoubling efforts to shift more freight to rail after a number of false starts. John Kirk reports.

  • Ricardo and Seoul Metro have been appointed to act as the shadow operator to support two projects to expand Sydney’s driverless metro network.
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    Shadow operator appointed to support Sydney metro expansion

    2020-09-09T10:54:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Ricardo and Seoul Metro have been appointed to act as the shadow operator to support two projects to expand Sydney’s driverless metro network. Sydney Metro West would run 25 km underground from Parramatta to the central business district, while the 23 km Western Sydney Airport ...

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    Tamworth Intermodal Rail Line funding announced

    2020-09-04T08:48:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of New South Wales has announced A$28m of funding for the Tamworth Intermodal Rail Line to reinstate a section of non-operational railway between West Tamworth and Barraba. This will provide a rail route to a planned intermodal facility at Westdale near Tamworth. Construction ...

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    Sydney Metro West tunnelling shortlist

    2020-08-31T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of New South Wales has shortlisted three consortia for the first two major tunnelling packages of the Sydney Metro West project, which will link Parramatta with the central business district. They are: John Holland, CPB Contractors and Ghella Australia (JHCPBG JV); ...

  • The government of New South Wales has awarded Siemens Mobility a A$80m contract to supply a traffic management system covering Sydney Trains operations.
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    Siemens awarded Sydney traffic management system contract

    2020-08-21T10:31:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of New South Wales has awarded Siemens Mobility a A$80m contract to supply a traffic management system covering Sydney Trains operations. Scheduled to be ready for operation in 2023, the TMS will continually monitor the position of all trains, helping to keep services ...

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    Sydney Trains selects SafeZone for security and emergency management

    2020-08-18T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Trains is to deploy CriticalArc’s SafeZone safety, security and emergency management platform to help mitigate risks to staff and customers and strengthen its capacity to respond to incidents and emergencies. SafeZone will put up to 2 500 front-line staff at ...

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    Gold Coast light rail extension study funded

    2020-08-11T12:35:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Queensland’s state government and the Gold Coast city administration have agreed to fund a A$7m business case study into further extensions of the Gold Coast light rail line. The package announced on August 6 by state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk envisages that around A$5m will be ...

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    Cross River Rail TBMs arrive in Brisbane

    2020-08-06T11:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The two tunnel boring machines to excavate the cross-city rail tunnels under central Brisbane have arrived in Queensland, state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on August 4.

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    Gold Coast going contactless

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Cubic Transportation Systems has begun the installation of contactless payment equipment on the Gold Coast light rail line in Queensland under a A$371m smart ticketing contract awarded by regional transport agency TransLink. Passengers will be to able pay for travel using smartphones, credit and debit ...

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    Rail export opportunities in Canada, Australia and New Zealand

    2020-07-14T09:20:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Business opportunities in Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be discussed in the next two in the series of webinars which the UK Department for International Trade and the Railway Industry Association are running to assist British railway suppliers looking to win export orders. The ...

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    Western Australia rail investment targets agriculture sector

    2020-07-10T07:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: A package of infrastructure enhancements has been put forward by the Western Australia state government in a bid to attract more agricultural traffic onto rail.