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  • Max Doors Solutions has installed four sets of Jewers Doors’ Swift-SEW doors at the Canberra light rail depot.
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    Tram depot doors ready for opening

    2019-03-06T12:09:17Z

    AUSTRALIA: Max Doors Solutions has installed four sets of Jewers Doors’ Swift-SEW bifolding doors at the maintenance depot on the 12 km Canberra light rail line which is expected to open this year. Sydney-based architect Architectus selected Jewers to supply the doors, which were manufactured in the UK. They ...

  • The New South Wales government has awarded the RailConnect consortium a A$130m contract to supply a further 42 double-deck electric multiple-unit cars.
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    NSW inter-city fleet order increased

    2019-03-06T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded the RailConnect consortium a A$130m contract to supply a further 42 double-deck electric multiple-unit cars, taking its New Intercity Fleet order to a total of 554 vehicles. The additional vehicles will enable peak services on the South Coast Line to be ...

  • The light rail line in Newcastle opened to passengers on February 18.
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    Newcastle light rail line opens

    2019-02-18T10:16:26Z

    AUSTRALIA: Regular passenger services on the Newcastle light rail line began at 05.05 on February 18, marking the first tram service in the city since the first-generation network closed in 1950. The 2·7 km route serves six stops between Pacific Park in the east and Wickham in the west, ...

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    CAF to replace New South Wales regional train fleet

    2019-02-14T10:59:29Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government signed a contract for 117 multiple-unit cars to replace its entire regional train fleet on February 14. The Momentum Trains consortium of CAF, Pacific Partnership and DIF Infrastructure V has been awarded an availability-based PPP contract to design, build, finance and maintain the ...

  • The New South Wales Government is to ‘fast-track’ the delivery of a further 17 Waratah Series 2 EMUs for the Sydney Trains network.
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    Sydney Trains fleet to grow

    2019-02-06T14:33:33Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales Government is to ‘fast-track’ the delivery of a further 17 Waratah Series 2 double-deck electric multiple-units to accommodate growing demand across the Sydney Trains network, Minister for Transport & Infrastructure Andrew Constance announced on February 6. The additional EMUs are scheduled to be delivered ...

  • Aurizon has sold its Queensland Intermodal business to logistics group Linfox.
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    Linfox acquires Aurizon’s Queensland Intermodal business

    2019-02-01T12:35:49Z

    AUSTRALIA: Aurizon completed the sale of its Queensland Intermodal business to logistics group Linfox on January 31, with the first train under the new management leaving Brisbane for Mackay on February 1. ‘The acquisition is the culmination of two decades of effort by Linfox to expand its rail network in ...

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    Testing commences on full length of Sydney Metro Northwest

    2019-01-15T10:10:17Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first test along the full length of the Metro Northwest route in Sydney took place on January 14, when a train travelled the 36 km from Tallawong in the northwest to Chatswood. The initial phase of the city’s first metro line is due to open in the ...

  • Rio Tinto has announced the successful deployment of its AutoHaul technology for the autonomous operation of iron ore trains.
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    Rio Tinto completes AutoHaul autonomous train project

    2019-01-04T14:23:27Z

    AUSTRALIA: Rio Tinto has announced the successful deployment of its AutoHaul technology for the autonomous operation of iron ore trains in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, creating what the mining company said was ‘the world’s largest robot and first automated heavy-haul, long-distance rail network’. Deployment of the ATO over ...

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    CAF to supply catenary-free trams to Parramatta

    2019-01-03T10:03:16Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded contracts for the construction and operation of Stage 1 of the Parramatta light rail project. A joint venture of Downer and CPB Contractors has been awarded the A$840m civil works contract, while the A$536m fit-out and operations contract has been signed ...