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…

Hong Kong Police Suppress Protesters Against XRL With Pepper Spray

A protest against the now on-going Express Rail Link (XRL) project was taking place near the Government Headquarters Complex near Admiralty. Protesters said this protest is a memorial to the anti-XRL movements, which happened 4 years ago. Back then, protesters blocked off the gateway of the Legislative Council, surrounding the lawmakers who were debating and…

A Cyclist’s Brush With Death

A female cyclist in Britain was nearly struck by a high speed train after she ignored the flashing signals at the railway crossing. The shocking CCTV footage released by the British Transport Police showed the cyclist jumped the barrier and neglected to the flashing signals. She stopped seconds before entering the train’s path. In a…

Spanish Train Crash Killed 78

Disturbing CCTV footage of the Spanish train crash that killed 78 passengers was released. The footage showed the speeding train derailed at a turn, as the coaches smashed on to the concrete walls on the side. It’s understood the 52 year old train driver, Francisco José Garzón, was driving the train at 190 km/h at…

Perth’s Railway Shutdown

The Perth City Link checks off another milestone this weekend as power is rerouted to the new sunken Fremantle Line tunnel. However as the construction of the project enters it’s final year, the central Perth train station will be forced to close this weekend, before a second final closure between the 31st July and the…