Australasia rail industry news

Latest railway industry news from Australia and New Zealand, including operations, infrastructure, rolling stock and policy.

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Northland line renovation funded

2019-09-09T10:33:00+01:00

NEW ZEALAND: The government has approved the first NZ$94·8m tranche of an expected NZ$300m from the Provincial Growth Fund to fund renovation and upgrading works on KiwiRail’s 181 km North Auckland Line between Swanson and Whangarei.

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​Victoria expands VLocity fleet

2019-09-04T09:16:00+01:00

AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government has ordered a further batch of VLocity diesel multiple-units from Bombardier Transportation, in order to meet growing demand on regional routes radiating from Melbourne.

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Hamilton – Auckland commuter service funded

2019-09-02T12:30:00+01:00

NEW ZEALAND: Daily commuter services are to be introduced on the northern section of KiwiRail’s North Island Main Trunk line between Hamilton and Aucklandfrom mid-2020, following the approval of an NZ$92·4m funding package by the NZ Transport Agency.

Alstom is to supply a fleet of C-series EMUs for the Transperth network.

Alstom to supply 252 multiple-unit cars to Western Australia

2019-08-19T14:10:37+01:00

AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Authority of Western Australia announced on August 19 that it had selected Alstom Transport Australia as preferred bidder to supply the next generation of electric multiple-units to operate on the Transperth network serving the state capital.

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MIRA and PGGM to acquire all of Genesee & Wyoming Australia

2019-08-15T13:57:20+01:00

AUSTRALIA: Existing shareholders Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets and PGGM have agreed to assume full ownership of the Genesee & Wyoming Australia business.

Loram Maintenance of Way has agreed to purchase Aurizon’s rail grinding business, along with its contracts to serve four customers.

Loram to acquire Aurizon’s rail grinding business

2019-08-13T09:40:32+01:00

AUSTRALIA: Loram Maintenance of Way has agreed to purchase Aurizon’s rail grinding business, along with its contracts to serve four customers.

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