All Australia articles – Page 9

  • The budget includes funding for the New Intercity Fleet.
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    Rail, metro and tram spending in New South Wales budget

    2019-06-19T13:44:03Z

    AUSTRALIA: Several rail projects have been allocated funding in the 2019-20 New South Wales budget, which was presented on June 18. The state government is providing A$812m as part of a A$1·8bn package over four years towards the New Intercity Fleet. The RailConnect consortium of Hyundai Rotem, Mitsubishi Electric ...

  • Metro Report International

    Driverless metro line opens in Sydney

    2019-05-28T10:48:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first heavy metro line in Australia officially opened on May 26 with a day of free travel. The driverless Metro North West Line in Sydney runs from Chatswood to Epping over a converted heavy rail line, then continues through a new twin-bore tunnel to ...

  • Ricardo is to acquire Transport Engineering, which has acted as technical adviser to Transport for New South Wales for the Sydney Growth Trains project.
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    Ricardo acquires Australian consultancy under diversification strategy

    2019-05-17T10:10:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Ricardo plc has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire rolling stock life cycle management and technical services consultancy Transport Engineering Pty Ltd. The deal announced on May 14 is expected to be completed by the end of June, with the company then operating under the Ricardo brand as ...

  • The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra has opened.
    Metro Report International

    Canberra light rail line opens

    2019-04-23T09:39:48Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra opened to passengers on April 20, with two days of free travel. Linking Alinga Street in the city centre with Gungahlin Place to the north, the 12 km route serves 13 stops with an end-to-end journey time of ...

  • Preferred bidders have been selected for the three main works packages to build and equip Brisbane’s A$5·4bn cross-city rail link.
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    Brisbane Cross River contractors selected

    2019-04-15T09:06:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Queensland government’s Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has selected preferred bidders for the three main works packages to build and equip Brisbane’s A$5·4bn cross-city rail link. Enabling works are already underway for the 10·2 km line linking Bowen Hills with Dutton Park, and major construction is expected to ...

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    Brisbane Cross River contractors selected

    2019-04-12T09:06:34Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Queensland government’s Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has selected preferred bidders for the three main works packages to build and equip Brisbane’s A$5·4bn cross-city rail link. Enabling works are already underway for the 10·2 km line linking Bowen Hills with Dutton Park, and major construction is expected to ...

  • The Southern Program Alliance consortium of Acciona Geotech subsidiary Coleman Rail, Lendlease and WSP has been awarded a A$536m contract for grade separation works in southeast Melbourne.
    Metro Report International

    Melbourne grade separation contract awarded

    2019-04-09T12:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Southern Program Alliance consortium of Acciona Geotech subsidiary Coleman Rail, Lendlease and WSP has been awarded a A$536m contract for grade separation works in southeast Melbourne. The contract announced on April 1 is an extension of a A$588m contract to remove level crossings which had been won ...

  • Queensland has awarded Bombardier Transportation a A$361m contract to undertake modifications to improve the accessibility of the 75 EMUs being supplied under the New Generation Rollingstock programme.
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    New Generation Rollingstock accessibility modification contract awarded

    2019-04-09T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Queensland has awarded Bombardier Transportation a A$361m contract to undertake modifications to improve the accessibility of the 75 electric multiple-units which are being introduced to the southeast Queensland rail network under the New Generation Rollingstock programme. The modified trains are expected to re-enter service from 2020 ...

  • Queensland has awarded Bombardier Transportation a A$361m contract to undertake modifications to improve the accessibility of the 75 EMUs being supplied under the New Generation Rollingstock programme.
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    New Generation Rollingstock accessibility modification contract awarded

    2019-04-04T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Queensland has awarded Bombardier Transportation a A$361m contract to undertake modifications to improve the accessibility of the 75 electric multiple-units which are being introduced to the southeast Queensland rail network under the New Generation Rollingstock programme. The modified trains are expected to re-enter service from 2020 ...

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    Melbourne grade separation contract awarded

    2019-04-03T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Southern Program Alliance consortium of Acciona Geotech subsidiary Coleman Rail, Lendlease and WSP has been awarded a A$536m contract for grade separation works in southeast Melbourne. The contract announced on April 1 is an extension of a A$588m contract to remove level crossings which had been won ...

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    Melbourne airport rail link accord

    2019-03-14T13:37:20Z

    AUSTRALIA: Development of the long-planned rail link to Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport is set to move forward following the signing of Heads of Agreement between the federal government and the state of Victoria on March 13. Announced jointly by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews, the agreement sets ...

  • Max Doors Solutions has installed four sets of Jewers Doors’ Swift-SEW doors at the Canberra light rail depot.
    Metro Report International

    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 increased ...

  • The light rail line in Newcastle opened to passengers on February 18.
    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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 ...