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staff shortage, bad weather causes another day of major delays on sydney's rail




sydney trains chief executive howard collins says the rail operator is "flat out" training more train drivers and guards, as the city endured a second day of major disruptions across its stretched rail network.mr collins conceded that in hindsight "we need even additional ... spare drivers", while l...



'playboy rapist' simon monteiro granted parole despite victims' fears




eastern suburbs lothario and "playboy rapist" simon monteiro will be back on the streets within a month after being granted parole, despite his victims' fears that lives could be in danger.monteiro, who has served almost 10 years of a 12-year sentence for the rape and assault of a girlfriend in bell...



how many motorists are using the widened m4? government refuses to say




the berejiklian government willtell investors, but not the public, how many motorists are using the first section of the westconnex motorway.tolls were reintroduced on the m4 motorway in august, a month after the widening of the road to four lanes in each direction was completed.'playboy rapist' gra...



delays after power fault at roma street




a possum has been blamed for the power outage that caused major delays across the south-east queensland rail network on thursday morning.queensland rail warned delays were likely to continue throughout the morning peak hour, even after trains resumed about 6.30am. train commuters are warned to expec...



snow, ice and leaves on the line are now less likely to cause train delays




photo: jos van zetten via prorailthe number of train delays due to snow, black ice and leaves on the line has dropped since 2015 when new techniques to combat bad weather were introduced, rail company prorail said on monday.in 2015 there were 819 delays due to weather conditions, but that fell to 68...



delays after power fault at roma street




commuters have been warned to expect delays after a power fault at one of brisbane's busiest train stations.all train lines were suspended just before 6am after the overhead powerline fault at roma street station, according to translink, which warned customers to expect 45-minute delays. train comm...



comms blackout sparks brisbane train delays




brisbane train delays have cleared on monday evening after an earlier communications blackout.commuters were experiencing delays of up to 13 minutes at 6pm, but all services were running on-time by about 6.45pm. brisbane train commuters can expect delays of up to 10 minutes on monday afternoon afte...



trains delayed after it glitch hits rail services




file photo of stockholm central station. photo: fredrik sandberg/tt train passengers suffered delays on wednesday morning after an it glitch affected railway traffic across large parts of sweden. trafikverket said the it issue affected the running order system that monitors trains in order to show w...



sunshine coast train line cut after tree fell across tracks




train services between the sunshine coast and brisbane are cut after a gum tree fell across the tracks north of caboolture.passengers were warned to expect delays of up to an hour between caboolture and landsborough on tuesday morning after the tree took out power lines. trains are suspended betwe...



fare refunds for commuters after brisbane train 'chaos'




rail commuters will have fares refunded after a queensland rail meltdown saw them stranded in the city for hours on wednesday night.northern lines were suspended between the city and toombul, and in some cases further, for about an hour and a quarter during peak hour after the control centre lost co...



comms blackout sparks brisbane train delays




all trains between central and fortitude valley stations are experiencing delays after a monday afternoon communications blackout.a translink spokeswoman said all trains in the affected area were suspended at 3.54pm after connection with the rail management centre was lost. brisbane train commuter...



evening commuters spared repeat of metro morning chaos




evening commuters have been spared a repeat of their hellish monday morning, as minor delays proved short-lived across the train network. the cranbourne line was suffering from major delays at 5pm, as staff worked to clear debris that had fallen onto the rail line. a crowded train carriage on monda...



sydney train commuters face 'infinite delays' during peak-hour




peak-hour commuters have been blocked from platforms and are being told to expect "infinite delays" after a number of sydney train drivers called in sick on tuesday.sydney trains tweeted staff availability and wild weather - which saw lightning strikes damage signalling equipment - had caused major...



major traffic delays after train, truck collide




train services have resumed and bell street has reopened after a collision between and train and semi-trailer plunged the area into chaos.the train collided with the truck after it became stuck on the tracks at the bell street level crossing in coburg. firefighters, police and paramedics have bee...



trespassers, vandalism and bomb scares cause most train delays




over half of train delays in the netherlands are due to trespassing on the tracks, bomb scares and bad behaviour, rail company prorail said on its facebook page on thursday.prorail, which manages the dutch railway infrastructure, said 53% of delays are due to issues beyond its control, compared with...



melbourne express: friday, august 18, 2017




it's been a nightmare morning on the cranbourne line. three trains in a row have been cancelled for anyone travelling into the city from cranbourne station. the 7:03am to the city has been cancelled, as has the 7:16am.  the 7:32am service started one station up from merinda park instead. the can...



sydney train commuters face 'infinite delays' during peak-hour




peak-hour commuters have been blocked from platforms and are being told to expect "infinite delays" after a number of sydney train drivers called in sick on tuesday.sydney trains tweeted staff availability and wild weather - which saw lightning strikes damage signalling equipment - had caused major...



sydney commuters wait up to an hour for trains after storms and sick drivers cau




commuters have complained of major delays and long travel times on social media following a spate of sydney train drivers calling in sick on tuesday.sydney train transport tweeted that staff availability and wild sydney weather - which saw lightning strikes damage signalling equipment - had caused ...



sweden's trains getting later as delays grow




problems on sweden's train tracks are causing delays. photo: fredrik sandberg/tt the number of delayed trains in sweden continues to grow and grow, according to new figures from the swedish transport administration (trafikverket) reported in newspaper svenska dagbladet (svd). despite upgrades and re...



sweden's trains getting later as delays grow




problems on sweden's train tracks are causing delays. photo: fredrik sandberg/tt the number of delayed trains in sweden continues to grow and grow, according to new figures from the swedish transport administration (trafikverket) reported in newspaper svenska dagbladet (svd). despite upgrades and re...



man dies after being struck by v/line train at sunshine




a man who was reportedly walking along train tracks in sunshine has died after being hit by a v/line service.the incident occurred just after 9.30pm on friday and investigators believe the man was inadvertently in the path of the train. hundreds of v/line passengers stranded at sunshine train statio...



39 injured in train crash near madrid




emergency services are reporting that 39 people have been injured, two of them seriously, after a train crashed near madrid on friday.the double-decker passenger train was travelling at a low speed when it careered into a barrier at the alcala de henares station. the cause of the accident is as yet ...



'shambolic': commuter anger as sydney rail delays continue




the head of sydney trains says the new timetable will be reviewed, a day after the network went into meltdown and thousands of frustrated passengers were left stranded on platforms across the city.commuters were again being warned of '"delays" on wednesday morning after two days of chaos on the netw...



man arrested for taking photos on train tracks causing major peak hour delays




police have arrested a trainspotter who caused peak-hour chaos after he jumped on the tracks and was spotted taking photos of trains near southern cross station. police earlier shut down southern cross station causing major delays across most of the metro trains network. a police incident at s...



train breakdowns and faulty equipment lead to more delays




photo: depositphotos.comdutch railway passengers have experienced more delays due to problems with the trains themselves so far this year, the algemeen dagblad reported on tuesday.a train breakdown creates a delay of more than one hour and 188 such incidents have already been reported, a rise of 61%...