During a Transport for NSW major project briefing in late October, Sydney Metro announced the restructure of a number of contract packages for both Sydney Metro West and Western Sydney Airport. Read more
During South Australia’s six-day “circuit-breaker” lockdown, work on rail infrastructure projects will come to a halt. Read more
The Victorian government has committed to fund stage three of the Shepparton Line upgrade, which will enable VLocity trains to run nine return services a day between Melbourne and northern Victoria. Read more
The historic Flinders Street viaduct is undergoing critical repairs to ensure the over 100-year old rail bridge can continue to support rail traffic.
Masks are now mandatory on public transport in Auckland.
Previously, masks were recommended for public transport and only required in areas under alert level two. Read more
Major rail projects will receive billions in funding in the 2020-21 NSW budget. Read more
Early works have begun on Sydney Metro West, with site preparation works at the site of the future Bays Station underway. Read more
Local government and business groups in Parramatta have backed rail as the transport mode of choice for Parramatta Light Rail Stage Two.
Work will begin in 2022 on the Suburban Rail Loop, with $2.2 billion committed in the upcoming Victorian state budget to Stage One of the project.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop Jacinta Allan also confirmed that Stage One will begin at Southland and run to Box Hill. Read more
The value of the rail sector to Australia’s economy has grown by 14 per cent, as shown in a new report from Deloitte Access Economics, on behalf of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA).
From 2016 to 2019, the Australian rail industry grew by $3.7 billion. Today, the rail industry contributes $30bn to the Australian economy, 1.5 per cent of the national total.