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Australian train transporting sulphuric acid derails
The BBC reports that an exclusion zone is in place after a 26-carriage freight train carrying some 200,000 litres (44,000 gallons) of sulphuric acid derailed in Australia. The accident happened on Sunday morning, 20km (12.4 miles) east of Julia Creek, in north-west Queensland.Three train...
Mind the gap! Passengers push train off man with trapped leg
from: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/06/passengers-tilt-train-carriage-to-free-man-trapped-in-the-gap?cmp=twt_guPassengers tilt train carriage to free man trapped in the gapStaff seek help from commuters to rescue man stuck between train and platform after he stepped awkwardly and...
Opening of Queensland’s Light Rail System on the Gold Coast in Australia
Bombardier Transportation is celebrating the start of passenger services on the Gold Coast light rail system in Queensland, Australia. The GoldLinQ consortium has successfully delivered the 13 km light rail line with 16 stations and 14 distinctive, modern BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 trams in just three...
Bombardier Acquires Australia’s Rail Signalling Services (RSS)
Bombardier Transportation has purchased a 100% stake in the Australian signalling company Rail Signalling Services (RSS). RSS is an integrated signalling engineering and services supplier with a strong presence in the market, particularly in Victoria and Southern Australia.RSS’ core business is...
Pensioner cheats death by INCHES after falling on rail tracks in front of train
 Pensioner cheats death by INCHES after falling on rail tracks in front of trainA PENSIONER'S miracle escape has been caught on CCTV. By Greg Heffer/Published 19th November 2013 from:...
Concrete sheets fall onto worker at Sydney construction site
 Concrete sheets fall onto worker at Sydney construction siteDateAugust 5, 2013James RobertsonA slab of concrete fell while being lifted by a crane, hitting a worker below. Photo: Ben RushtonA Sydney construction worker narrowly avoided death on Monday morning, when a stack of concrete...
Nurse rescues man who falls onto tracks
CCTV Catches Nurse Pulling Man From Rail TrackA woman jumps from a train station platform to help an elderly man to safety just minutes before a train was due to pull in.9:52pm UK, Thursday 09 May 2013 Video: Nurse saves man from train tracks in Australia  -  at original story...
Australia consolidates rail safety regulation
 Australia consolidates rail safety regulation 18 January 2013  from: http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/australia-consolidates-rail-safety-regulation/archiv/2013/januar.htmlAUSTRALIA: A consolidation of safety regulation and accident investigation for the rail industry...
Melbourne level crossing crash leaves 1 dead, 13 injured
 from: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10845025Deadly Melbourne train crash causes delays8:19 AM Sunday Nov 4, 2012Melbourne's metro train network faces delays during one of its busiest weeks following a level-crossing smash that's left one man...
Queensland tests its own railway crossing safety
 Queensland tests its own railway crossing safetyPublished on Mon, 17/09/2012, 02:42:36By Paul Hemsley from: http://www.governmentnews.com.au/2012/09/17/article/Queensland-tests-its-own-railway-crossing-safety/IKJUWFULYR.htmlThe Queensland government is following Victoria’s footsteps to...

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