All Australia articles – Page 6

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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.
    Metro Report International

    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 link ...

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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 is ...

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    Metro Report International

    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); Gamuda and ...

  • 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 running ...

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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 more ...

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    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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 ...

  • Major projects include Toronto’s Ontario Line and the Yonge North, Scarborough and Eglinton West extensions
    Rail Business UK

    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 event ...

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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.

  • The Victoria state government has agreed to provide A$3·8m/year to ensure the continued operation of The Overland passenger train between Melbourne and Adelaide for the next three years.
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    Melbourne – Adelaide Overland to return

    2020-07-01T11:50:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government has agreed to provide A$3·8m/year to ensure the continued operation of The Overland passenger train between Melbourne and Adelaide for the next three years. Around 200 000 passengers/year use the twice-weekly daytime service, which takes 10½ h to cover the 828 km ...

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    Perth level crossings to go

    2020-06-24T16:37:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: As part of the Metronet suburban rail expansion programme, Western Australia’s Transport Minister Rita Saffioti has announced plans to remove six more level crossings on Transperth’s Armadale Line, southeast of the city centre.

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    Metro Report International

    Immersive tram simulators

    2020-06-23T07:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transurb has supplied Sydney light rail operator Transdev with five tailor-made simulators which use the TrainLab virtual training platform to replicate the city’s mixed fleet of Alstom Citadis X05 and CAF Urbos 3 trams. The supplier said Transdev had opted for ...

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    Jeantet ousted from Keolis over ‘strategic differences’

    2020-06-02T15:34:00Z

    FRANCE: Former SNCF Réseau chief executive Patrick Jeantet has been dismissed as Chairman of Groupe Keolis with immediate effect, the company’s Supervisory Board announced on June 2. A new Executive Committee has been formed to oversee the business pending the appointment of a successor.

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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.

  • Wilkie said a New South Wales government action plan had set the standard for better procurement processes
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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 into ...

  • 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.