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Rail

NSW government plans major rail investments

The NSW government will invest $9 billion in public transport infrastructure and services over the next year, according to the latest state budget. Of that, around $1.5 million has been allocated towards new rail and light rail initiatives in Sydney - a decision welcomed by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA). "Liveable cities are built for…

23 Jun 2014, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Rail

QLD, ACT state budgets show promise for rail

The Queensland and Australian Capital Territory governments released their individual state budgets on June 3, and both show plenty of promise for the regions' rail infrastructure. Following the release of the federal budget last month, a lot of attention was directed towards the perceived lack of dedicated rail funding, while substantial investment was allocated to…

11 Jun 2014, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Rail

State budgets show promising investment in rail infrastructure

The recommendations from individual state budgets are always anticipated with keen interest, with key industries across Australia often impacted. In promising indications for the country's railway sector, several of the budgets released this month demonstrate a healthy commitment to boosting all-important rail infrastructure. Here we take a look at the states that declared the biggest…

13 May 2014, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Rail

Plans put forward for Melbourne Airport rail link

Melbourne Airport could soon be benefiting from a new rail link to the CBD that promises to cut down congestion and travel times. Premier Denis Napthine announced on April 13 that plans for the railway link formed a significant part of his state budget. The proposed line will provide a direct route from the CBD's Southern Cross…

17 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Rail

SA on the right track with Seaford line opening

More railway engineering projects could be on the horizon in South Australia following the state's Seaford to Adelaide line commencing passenger services this week. The $29.2 million extension project opened on Sunday (February 23) and is aimed at providing more transport options to SA's southern suburbs. Bryan Nye, chief executive of the Australasian Railway Association…

28 Feb 2014, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Fast-train study begins

The Australasian Railway Association and Informa Australia organises the annual High Speed Rail Conference. *********************** THE Australasian Railway Association has begun a study of the economic benefits of high-speed rail for regional Australia. It follows the federal government's announcement it would proceed with the second phase of its investigation into the viability of a fast…

19 Dec 2011, by Informa Australia