Tag: rail network

Transport & Logistics

The Track Insider: Safety on rail projects – large and small

I read with interest the Major projects guideline[1] recently released by the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator and thought that the advice provided in the document applies as much to small projects as to large ones. In fact I suspect that sometimes the smaller projects may be more at risk than large ones…

11 May 2015, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Telecommunication ensures safety in DPTI’s Rail Revitalisation Program

With ARA's Telecommunications & Train Control Conference only three weeks away, we were joined by Luigi Rossi, Executive Director of Public Transport Strategic Projects at Government of South Australia, to talk about the significance of Adelaide's Rail Revitalisation Program and the role telecommunication plays in such challenging project. The Rail Revitalisation Program led by the Department of Planning,…

17 Jul 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Sixth rail Centre of Excellence set to open in Sydney

Another new rail maintenance facility is set to open its doors in the New South Wales capital, the latest in a series of centres that have been constructed thanks to state government funding. The new rail Centre of Excellence - the sixth out of a total of eight to be built in New South Wales…

9 Jul 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Rail at the centre of massive GrainCorp restructure

GrainCorp, one of Australia's largest grain handlers, is set to undergo a massive operational overhaul - with a shift from road to rail at the heart of its plans. The company recently released details from its "Project Regeneration", which will take place over three years and cost around $200 million in total. This sum represents the…

24 Jun 2014, by test test

Mining & Resources

Galilee Basin development to commence shortly

The Galilee Basin, one of Queensland's most promising yet untapped mining regions, is set to soon see development due to government initiatives to open up the area. On June 16, the Queensland government officially announced the Galilee Basin State Development Area (SDA), a step that will introduce almost 30,000 jobs in the state. As one of…

20 Jun 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

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 test test

Transport & Logistics

Waratah train fleet now complete

The final Waratah train was delivered to Sydney's rail network at the start of June, which now means that practically every timetabled train service in the NSW capital is air-conditioned. The train delivered on June 2 is the 78th and last piece in the Waratah puzzle, and with these trains making up a significant proportion…

8 Jun 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Infographic: Australia’s Heavy Haul, Intermodal and Freight Rail

Australia runs the world’s the heaviest and longest heavy haul trains, with axle loads of 40 tonnes and train lengths of 2.5 km or more. It is implementing world firsts for heavy haul rail, including train control centres located more than 1800km from the train networks, driverless trains which operate 24 hours a day, every…

14 May 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Close-Up: Dr Deborah Hume

Dr Deborah Hume is the General Manager of Rail Passenger Group at KiwiRail.  She joined the company in 2010 and led the operations of the New Zealand’s long distance passenger train services Scenic Journeys and Wellington’s Tranz Metro.  She is passionate about her work and is keen to keep a professional promise, as she expressed…

10 Apr 2014, by test test