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The Sydney Morning Herald

$220 million per kilometre: Sydney to Newcastle rail line rejig to burn cash
The Sydney Morning Herald
A fresh NSW transport leak reveals that the decision to shut down the last two kilometres of the Sydney to Newcastle railway line was taken before costing the light rail replacement and without an assessment of costs and benefits. The cabinet-in ...
Newcastle light rail to cost $220 million per kilometre, according to Cabinet documentsABC Online

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ABC Online

Inland railway to go across Queensland floodplain despite warning 'lives could be at risk'
ABC Online
Toowoomba's Wagner family built and owns the international Wellcamp Airport and had promised to invest millions of dollars in creating a road-rail-air transport hub geared towards food and agricultural produce if the rail corridor was shifted closer.
'Undue influence' didn't sway Inland Rail route: McVeighToowoomba Chronicle
Warwick misses out on Inland Rail routeWarwick Daily News
Inland Rail finds friends in QueenslandTransport and Logistics News
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World news
Distinguished leaders such as Sun Yat-sen saw rail transport as the way forward for China. Indeed, railways have long been regarded as essential for national growth, stability and connectivity. Yet for half a century the country's development was held ...

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Daily Mail

Autumn of discontent is on the way as London bus strike is announced on top of rail and Tube stoppages
Daily Mail
Commuters fear an 'autumn of discontent' after bus controllers joined rail workers and tube drivers in announcing strikes in the coming weeks. Over 400 members of the union Unite employed by Transport for London will walk out on Friday in protest over pay.
October chaos on the cards as RMT sets rail walkouts for same day as Tube strikeCity A.M.
Southern, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia rail staff strikeBBC News
Workers at four rail firms to take strike action in row over driver-only trainsAOL UK
EastLondonLines -St Helens Star
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Next Big Future

Future Hyperloop and High Speed rail networks
Next Big Future
... speed) trains between China and Europe has emerged, and while the innovativeness of this system is mainly found in the realms of politics and customs protocols rather than technology, this system has inspired a reimagining of the future of rail ...
LTA forms new unit to implement the KL-Singpaore High Speed Rail projectTHE BUSINESS TIMES
LTA forms subsidiary to take charge of Singapore end of high-speed rail projectThe Straits Times
LTA forms subsidiary for KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail projectChannel NewsAsia

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BYD predicts ambitious China shift to electric cars by 2030
Wang added that 20 cities in China would start building BYD sky rail transport systems next year, amid a push by the firm to diversify away from cars alone. Its first sky rail project was launched in the northwestern city of Yinchuan this month ...
BYD chief expects all vehicles to be electric in China by 2030Nasdaq

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NTSB files preliminary report for SEPTA train crash
Progressive Rail Roading
The incident occurred when a SEPTA electrically powered single-car train struck an unoccupied SEPTA single-car train that was stopped at a passenger platform at the 69th Street Transportation Center on the Norristown Line in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

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The Straits Times

Finnish minister views drone use in rail tunnels
The Straits Times
Finland's Transport and Communications Minister Anne Berner watched a live demonstration of the use of a drone to inspect rail infrastructure in the tunnel linking the upcoming Orchard and Orchard Boulevard stations of the Thomson-East Coast Line.

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The Age

Millions spent on ads for Melbourne transport projects, reports show
The Age
More than $3 million was spent last financial year advertising the removal of level crossings in Melbourne, the Transport Department's annual report shows. It was one of dozens of annual reports released on Thursday, as the government flooded ...

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The Gold Coast light rail project shows that new transport links are ...
Gold Coast's light rail scheme has attracted great interest since the streets of Surfers Paradise were torn up and stations and track were built. Was it worth ...

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