Two METRONET projects gain approval

Infrastructure Australia has granted two more METRONET projects approval after months of consultation, allowing the Yanchep Rail Extension and Thornlie-Cockburn Link will be delivered under a single alliance contract. Infrastructure Australia evaluated both projects and confirmed they will deliver a positive return on investment for the community. Rita Saffioiti, Transport Minister, said the government has…

Perth Bus Drivers Carried Out Industrial Action Over Work Rights

By: Stephanie Acevedo This morning Perth commuters weren’t just confronted with morning fog disrupting traffic, but as well as a campaign of industrial action strike made by bus drivers. Transperth contractor Transdev’s bus drivers had meetings in the North in Joondalup and the South in Rockingham this morning, with a strike that lasted between 6am…

500 Perth Bus Drivers Walking Off The Job Tomorrow

Dozens of Transperth bus routes will be affected by strike tomorrow, after 500 bus drivers take protected action. A four hour service stoppage will last between 6AM and 10AM, adding pressure to the morning rush hour traffic. Fremantle, Joondalup and Perth CAT Buses routes will also be affected. Commuters can expect fare free days as the…

London bombing confirmed as terrorist incident

The explosion on a London underground train that has left 29 injured has been confirmed as a terrorist attack, with ISIS claiming responsibility. The bomb, which was wrapped in a plastic grocery bag and hidden in a bucket, went off at 8:20am, and is believed to have only partially exploded. The threat level in the…

Egypt train crash leaves 41 dead, nearly 200 more injured

41 people have died and 179 more were injured in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, after two trains collided. A railroad switching error caused the accident according to an unnamed security source, but no further details were given and an official inquiry has been ordered by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The collision happened near Khorshid…

AvonLink Train to Continue With Limited Schedule Following Funding Cuts

The AvonLink train will continue to serve Avon Valley communities on a limited schedule despite the previous Liberal National Government ending funding for the service. AvonLink will be restored to one return service a weekday following an unsuccessful trial of a significantly expanded trial. A shortage of funding beyond June 2017 and poor patronage has…

WA Labor Seeks National Rail Fund Money for MetroNet

The WA State Government is looking to secure some of the $10 billion dollar National Rail Program the Federal Government has on offer to help pay for MetroNet. This funding would add to the $2.3 billion that was re-allocated from the Perth Freight Link project into MetroNet and other infrastructure projects. Transport Minister Rita Saffioti…

WA Gets METRONET and GST Top-Up

Western Australia has been allocated $1.6 billion in the Federal budget, to go towards improving infrastructure. This includes putting forward $1.2 billion for the METRONET rail project and another $100 million for better access to the area surrounding Fiona Stanley Hospital. However, this is only a re-allocation of the money that was originally supposed to…

People Power Frees Trapped Passenger

A Perth man was freed from the gap between a platform and train after commuters “tilted” the train and pulled him to safety. The incident happened during the morning rush hour at 8:50am at Stirling Station when the man’s leg became trapped after he fell between the train and the platform. CCTV footage emerged online…

Delayed Airport Rail Plan Angers Opposition

The Labor Party has questioned the Barnett Government’s ability to deliver transport infrastructure after the Premier revealed possible changes to the airport rail route. It was one of the major election promises made by the Barnett Government during the state election campaign, but with their failing to reveal plans to the public it could now…