Tag: rail project

Transport & Logistics

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 test test

Transport & Logistics

Auckland rail fast track could be hit by roadblocks

The Auckland government's plans to start on its $2.86 billion city rail link project a decade earlier than first intended could be scuppered, following an independent review from PwC. The consulting firm prepared a report for the Auckland Council, which warns that it is important to set realistic targets. This issue was raised after the…

30 May 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

New light rail to fuel Newcastle’s growth

The city of Newcastle is on track to enjoy improved public transport infrastructure following the announcement of a new light rail project. Minister for Planning Pru Goward and Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian recently confirmed the route for the Newcastle Light Rail, which will encompass both the rail corridor and Hunter Street. Trains will travel…

28 May 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

New electric trains bring spark to Auckland’s public transport

The recent launch of Auckland's highly-anticipated electric trains signalled a new era for the city's public transport infrastructure - although as expected, it didn't come without its share of teething issues. Auckland's first electric train rolled into service early in the morning of April 28, embarking from Onehunga station and headed for the CBD transport…

30 Apr 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

VIC railway engineering receives $14m maintenance boost

A new $14.6 million freight rail maintenance depot in Victoria is set to give railway engineering in the state a boost. The Victorian coalition government revealed the rail freight wagon terminal and sidings will be a central part of the state's push towards strengthening the logistics sector and improving activity in Melbourne's western suburbs. The…

14 Nov 2013, by test test