The Victorian government has begun an interactive design process with local manufacturers to develop its next order of trains and trams. Currently, manufacturers are invited to develop proposals and participate in a collaborative design process, and workshops will be held over the next months to bring together manufacturers and government. The new trams will replace … Continue reading Interactive design process to ensure local content in new trams, trains
Victorian manufacturing firm Integrated Recycling has had its Duratrack railway sleepers made from recycled plastic laid at Richmond train station, near the centre of Melbourne’s railway network. Integrated Recycling turns plastic that would have otherwise gone to landfill into sleepers at its plant in Mildura. The Victorian government has invested $630 000 in the development … Continue reading Recycled plastic turned into rail sleepers
Earlier this year in June, Bombardier Transportation in Australia has received accreditation from the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) enabling it to certify welders across the Australian rail industry through the Australian Welder Certification Register (AWCR). Following this accreditation, the Welding Training Centre at Bombardier’s Dandenong site in Victoria is now an accredited facility for … Continue reading Bombardier achieves accreditation to certify welders for Australia’s rail industry
Around 180 jobs are at risk as Aurizon announces plans to close its rollingstock maintenance workshop in Rockhampton, Queensland. The company has also announced its plans to “move to more flexible train crewing operations” in Central and North Queensland, which will result in a further 190 permanent train crew members leaving the company. Aurizon intends … Continue reading Hundreds of job losses for QLD maintenance staff and train crew
The first batch of steel to be used to upgrade the fast-tracked Adelaide-Tarcoola rail line upgrade will be produced at Arrium’s Whyalla steelworks today.
Last month I had a somewhat public rant about the decision by the NSW state government to award the contract to build new trains for NSW to an overseas (mainly South Korean) consortium.
A report by think tank The Australia Institute and commissioned by the AMWU has criticised the NSW government’s decision to have a fleet of new intercity trains built in South Korea.
According to reports there is “widespread industry concern” that a new fleet of Victorian high-capacity trains will be made in China.
Yesterday’s shocking announcement by the NSW Coalition government that a $2.3 billion contract for 500 intercity train carriages has been awarded to a multinational (mainly South Korean) consortium including UGL, Hyundai Rotem and Mitsubishi Electric Australia was met with a wave of outrage and derision across the state and Internet.
The NSW government has awarded a $2.3 billion contract for 500 intercity train carriages to a multinational consortium, with the trains to be made in South Korea.
ASX-listed Engineering company Downer EDI saw a 14 per cent drop in net profit, beating expectations, and said its strategy will involve targeting more rail and bus contracts.
The federal opposition yesterday announced a plan to encourage the use of locally-manufactured rail transport.
Victoria’s State Government has announced a future investment in manufacturing trains with 50 per cent of trains to be built in Australia.
Victoria’s regional train operator V/Line has had to replace some train services with buses and run shorter trains because of a problem with the some of its train wheels.
The WA government’s transport minister has said it’s too early to commit to building the C-Series railcars, with delivery to begin in 2019, within the state.
RPC Technologies has sacked 17 workers at Broadmeadow, Newcastle due to what it says is reduced demand.