Alstom To Supply Nine Additional X’Trapolis Trains To Victoria, Australia

Alstom has signed a contract worth approximately €100 million with Public Transport Victoria (PTV), the State’s public transport authority, to supply nine additional X’Trapolis trainsets for...

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Melbourne emu order increased

An initial order for 37 seven-coach electric multiple-unit trainsets for Melbourne is to be increased to 65. They will be manufactured with at least 50% local content in the state of Victoria, the...

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Brockman wins Pilbara legal access

Hong Kong-based Brockman Mining has won a legal challenge in its bid to access Pilbara railway infrastructure built by an infrastructure subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group (FMG). The infrastructure...

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New trains for Brisbane

Brisbane in Australia’s Queensland is replacing 30-year-old electric multiple-unit trains with 75 new six-coach sets built by Bombardier in Savli, India. Seating 454, and scheduled to enter service...

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Aurizon halts Pilbara expansion

In the light of deteriorating global demand for thermal and coking coals, Australian freight rail operator Aurizon has revised its expectations for coal production in the 2016 financial year to...

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Australia: longest grain train

Five locomotives and 73 wagons made up a train nearly 1.3km in length that departed from the Australian town of Narrabri on 2 December.  Carrying 5,000 tonnes of wheat bound for markets in...

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NSW train price rises by more than A$1bn

The price of 65 new intercity trains for New South Wales has jumped from A$2.8 billion to A$3.9 billion, partly because they won’t be completely “off-the-shelf”.  Modifications will be needed to...

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Alstom trains for Melbourne

Melbourne’s existing fleet of 74 X'Trapolis trains has been expanded by the addition of eight new sets, which have been tested at Alstom's regional manufacturing centre in Ballarat. All were delivered...

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TransPerth best in Australia

Consumer research company Canstar Blue has named Transperth as providing the best urban train system in Australia, for the fourth year in a row. Transperth was awarded the maximum five stars for...

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Melbourne-Brisbane Line Proposed

Inland Rail, an Australian project to link Brisbane and Melbourne with a new $US 7 billion, 1,700km line, would create up to 16,000 direct jobs during a 10-year construction period and 600 jobs once...

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