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China-UK 'blockade buster' export train is on its way to London

China-UK 'blockade buster' export train is on its way to London

China's long game in economic power plays will see it put a train load of cheap imports into a London freight yard just as Donald Trump arrives at the White House

Another Sydney commuter dream? Short higher speed rail!

Another Sydney commuter dream? Short higher speed rail!

Want a fast train in Australia? How about starting with short, high frequency routes financed by housing developers?

Hold the jokes, sense spoken briefly about high speed rail today

Hold the jokes, sense spoken briefly about high speed rail today

The longest election campaign in Australian history meets the fastest trains it might never get, yet again

PM advances Badgerys Creek Airport rail link to opening day

PM advances Badgerys Creek Airport rail link to opening day

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcing that the Sydney West airport at Badgerys Creek will be rail ready on its opening is a signal that public transport is one of his policy commitments that hasn’t been hand braked by the coalition’s conservative power brokers.

60 years ago Sydney opened its worst transport mistake

60 years ago Sydney opened its worst transport mistake

It is 60 years since Sydney’s Circular Quay rail station opened, driving the final nail into the coffin of its original 2nd harbour rail crossing.

Govt lunacy and vandalism comes to Sydney's railways

Govt lunacy and vandalism comes to Sydney's railways

The prolonged and childish destruction of the functionality of the Epping to Chatswood rail link is only just sinking in for Sydney commuters, while the asset sale supposed to fund a second (actually third) harbour train crossing is being undermined by advances in renewable energy technology.

Japan's new maglev train speed record still comes up short

Japan's new maglev train speed record still comes up short

Another tantalizing glimpse of the future of high speed surface transport came with this week’s setting of a 603 kmh speed record by Japan’s test Maglev train project.

Sydney opens two more rail stations for $1.8 billion

Sydney opens two more rail stations for $1.8 billion

Sydney has just opened an extravagently costly SW Rail Link which will never, ever, be able to accommodate the trains that will be run on its incomplete NW Rail Link after it opens in four years time.

Eurostar, like Emirates, promises free wi-fi for all

Eurostar, like Emirates, promises free wi-fi for all

Coming after a week in which other media carried stories about airline passengers being ‘robbed’ of up to $1200 in an in-flight wi-fi  ‘gotcha’ for going past their paid data allocation there were two good news stories,  from Emirates, the airline, and Eurostar, the high speed rail network.

NSW Govt confirms it will vandalise Epping-Chatswood rail line

NSW Govt confirms it will vandalise Epping-Chatswood rail line

As reported in the Fairfax media and Plane Talking previously the NSW government has confirmed it will physically  and deliberately destroy the heavy rail capabilities of the almost brand new Chatswood-Epping rail line to pursue its toy train set ambitions for the NW Rail Link from Epping to Cudgegong Road.