Tag: Rail transport

Transport & Logistics

North Galilee Basin rail project ‘will supercharge QLD economy’

A planned rail project in Queensland will be a major boost for the local economy, the state government has said. The $2.2 billion North Galilee Basin rail project will see the construction of a 300km rail line between the proposed Carmichael coal mine and the Abbot Point coal port. Queensland's co-ordinator general has now approved…

17 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Best stands 2013: AusRAIL rewards exhibitors for their hard work

In the last week of November, Sydney played host to AusRAIL PLUS 2013 and the 10th World Congress on Railway Research.  The successful joint events welcomed 7038 attendees from 36 nations over the four days. The AusRAIL PLUS 2013 exhibition was the largest AusRAIL exhibition held to-date, with 373 exhibition companies showcasing their products and…

16 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

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 Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

QLD committee to examine freight railway engineering

Railway engineering will be under the spotlight in Queensland, following news that a state parliamentary committee will be investigating regional freight rail. Scott Emerson, transport and main roads minister, requested that options and incentives be examined to allow the agricultural and livestock sectors to make better use of rail. The Transport, Housing and Local Government…

5 Nov 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

WA government outlines port railway engineering project

The details of a railway engineering project for Fremantle Port in Western Australia have been outlined by both federal and state government officials. An extension to the North Quay Rail Terminal will aim to reduce further port-related traffic in the area, with Australian engineering and construction company York Civil winning the contract. Deputy prime minister…

29 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Railway engineering maintenance ‘vital for the future’

Railway engineering maintenance is an important part of securing the future of Australia's rail networks, an industry organisation has stated. The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) said federal and state governments should examine the bigger picture when it comes to establishing policies for the ongoing operation of rural rail lines. Chief executive of the ARA Bryan…

24 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

CRC for Rail Innovation awards Rail Innovation Scholarships to attend the 10th World Congress on Railway Research 2013

Sydney plays proud host to the 10th World Congress on Railway Research 2013 over the 25th – 28th November 2013. Combined with AusRAIL PLUS 2013 the two events represent the very last conference and exhibition to be held in the soon to be redeveloped Convention and Exhibition Centre. Across both events the organisers expect to…

23 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Assessing the best maintenance strategies for railway infrastructure

Rail safety has been heatedly discussed lately after two separate derailments occurred on Sydney's light rail and in the Canadian town of Lac-Mégantic. Experts have discussed the need for better asset management in order to prevent failure and asset degradation. We asked a range of industry leaders what railway operators and owners should expect from their asset…

22 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

ARA reveals “dramatic rise” in rail use

There has been a "dramatic rise" in the use of rail across all market segments, according to the Australasian Rail Association (ARA). An ARA-commissioned report, which featured contributions from 22 rail organisations, showed freight, light rail and passenger activity all increased in 2012 when compared with the previous year. The news is likely to be…

3 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Developing urban rail in Africa – What needs to happen?

With the inaugural Urban Rail Africa conference being held in December, we had the opportunity to chat with rail industry leaders Dave van der Meulen, Managing Member, Railway Corporate Strategyand Leonard Ejimogu, Executive Director (projects) Transurb to hear their thoughts on the work that is required to realise the vision of world-class passenger services and urban…

3 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

The future of Victorian freight rail

Victoria has made clear its aims to position itself as Australia's freight and logistics capital, releasing a multi-billion dollar framework strategy for the state. Published earlier this month, The Freight State highlighted how the state government intends to generate between $19 billion and $23 billion each year, while creating thousands of jobs. Premier Denis Napthine…

30 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

ARA highlights rail industry election proposals

The need for increased railway engineering funding is just one of the issues that has been raised by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) ahead of the upcoming federal election. ARA chairman Lindsay Tanner said the nation's rail industry contributes millions of dollars to the economy, as well as employing more than 100,000 people across the…

29 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights