Rail industry stoked over NSW Budget $9bn transport spend

NSW Premier Mike Baird’s ambitious plan to overhaul and expand Sydney’s neglected transport infrastructure has won strong backing from peak groups, including the Australasian Railway Association and stands in sharp contrast with the federal Budget’s heavy emphasis on major roads.

Rail Association gauges big spike in train usage

By Paul Hemsley New research commissioned by Australia’s peak rail body has found that the use of passenger, freight and light rail increased in dramatically between 2011 and 2012, after the number of passenger journeys on trains and trams jumped by 15.4 million to 784.2 million. The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) is pushing the new […]

Drivers warned to ‘Train yourself’ or die

By Julian Bajkowski Australia’s rail industry has launched its annual community safety awareness blitz, Rail Safety Week with a blunt message about the often lethal consequences of being on the wrong side of the tracks when it comes to moving trains. In a release unambiguously headed ‘Train yourself (or die)’ passenger and freight rail operators, […]

Albanese stokes fire on High Speed Rail

By Julian Bajkowski Federal Labor might be a train wreck, but that hasn’t stopped Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Local Government and Regional Development Anthony Albanese from trying to keep industry and states and councils on track with bold plans to build a $144 billion high speed rail line between Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The grand, […]

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