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    Sydney capacity enhancement contracts awarded

    2020-05-26T17:36:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded two infrastructure enhancement contracts totalling around A$600m for works on the southern section of the Sydney Trains suburban network as part of its A$4·3bn ‘More Trains, More Services’ investment programme.

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    Industry calls for improvements to Australian rail tendering processes

    2020-05-15T10:39:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Australasian Railway Association has made 21 recommendations for simplifying and reducing the cost and time required to tender rolling stock and signalling contracts. ‘Australian tendering costs are higher than global benchmarks and that makes it harder to get projects out of the planning phase ...

  • Australian Rail Track Corp has awarded Telstra a 10-year contract to provide telecoms services through the National Train Communications System.
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    Australian industry group will prepare for Advanced Train Management System roll-out

    2020-05-11T10:37:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: A cross-industry oversight group is being established to assist with the introduction of the Advanced Train Management System on the 1 435 mm gauge interstate freight rail network, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport & Regional Development Michael McCormack announced on May 11.

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    NSW tenders faster rail studies

    2020-05-08T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales state government has called tenders for studies and project management to support the development of business cases for faster rail services on the routes from Sydney to Canberra and Sydney to Newcastle.

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    Campbell to head ARTC as Fullerton steps down

    2020-05-05T13:08:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Mark Campbell has been appointed as Managing Director & CEO of Australian Rail Track Corp with effect from May 1, succeeding John Fullerton, who is stepping down after more than 40 years in the rail industry and nine years leading the interstate infrastructure manager.

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    Carmichael civil works contract awarded

    2020-04-23T12:58:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Adani Mining has awarded Martinus Rail a A$220m contract for civil engineering work on the 1 067 mm gauge rail link to its controversial Carmichael coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.

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    Australian railway radio contract stopped by US trade restrictions

    2020-04-20T10:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Western Australia’s Public Transport Authority has dropped plans for the HUGL consortium of Huawei Australia and UGL to undertake its Radio Systems Replacement project, saying trade restrictions imposed on Huawei by the US government had created a force majeure event under the contract which the ...

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    Bayswater rebuilding contract awarded

    2020-04-15T08:03:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Western Australia has awarded the Coleman Rail-led Evolve Bayswater Alliance a A$253m contract for the reconstruction of Bayswater station on the Perth suburban network.

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    NSW tenders Sydney Metro West tunnelling

    2020-04-08T14:19:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Tendering for the construction of the 24 km Sydney Metro West driverless metro line between the city centre and Parramata was formally launched by New South Wales Transport Minister on Andrew Constance on April 7.

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    Sydney light rail Kingsford branch opens

    2020-04-06T11:41:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The 3·2 km five-stop light rail branch from Moore Park via Anzac Parade south to Juniors Kingsford was opened for revenue service on April 3, completing Sydney’s CBD & South East LRT network.

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    UGL and John Holland to operate Adelaide trams

    2020-03-12T10:33:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Torrens Connect joint venture of local bus operator Torrens Transit, UGL Rail Services and John Holland has been selected to operate light rail services in Adelaide, under a contract announced by the South Australian Public Transport Authority on March 10. The deal forms part ...

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    Mining company plans to use Port Augusta terminal

    2020-03-05T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Havilah Resources which controls three iron ore deposits in South Australia has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding for future use of port, rail and transhipment facilities at the Playford site near Port Augusta which has been leased by Port Augusta Operations. ‘Port Augusta Operations’ ...

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    Fast-charge battery development funded

    2020-02-18T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The development of fast-charge lithium-ion batteries to power catenary-free trams is among the projects which have been awarded A$11m of government funding under a programme to develop the national minerals sector. The A$5m tram battery project brings together the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research ...

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    Australind DMU design revealed

    2020-02-05T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The design of the diesel multiple-units ordered for Transwa’s twice-daily Australind service has been unveiled by Premier of Western Australia Mark McGowan. ‘The sleek new design will make the journey between Perth and Bunbury more comfortable for residents and tourists alike, encouraging more ...

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    ARTC shortlists Port Botany contractors

    2020-01-13T15:22:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Five civil engineering groups have been shortlisted by Australian Rail Track Corp to undertake improvements to the freight lines serving the busy Port Botany south of Sydney. The government has committed A$400m to improving rail capacity in order to meet a projected 77% increase in ...

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    Local content emphasised as Alstom awarded Perth train contract

    2019-12-10T09:36:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Authority of Western Australia has formally signed the A$1·3bn contract for Alstom to supply and maintain diesel and electric multiple-units for use around Perth. Announcing completion of the deal on December 10, PTA said the biggest rolling stock contract that it had placed ...

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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 ...