Indian Pacific Celebrates 50 Years Of Service

After linking Perth and Sydney together for the last 50 years, the famous Indian Pacific celebrating its railway service jubilee. Back in the day when domestic air travel is considered luxury and automobiles were a bit farfetched for the journey, the Indian Pacific railway service was a vital transport linking Australia’s east and west together.…

Extinction Rebellion protesters mobbed by commuters in London

By Helene Fung Eight protesters were arrested after three peak-hour demonstrations at London train stations. One of them turned particularly violent. Two Extinction Rebellion protesters who stood on top of the Tube at peak hour calling for climate action have been dragged off a train by angry commuters at Canning Town in east London. A…

METRONET recruitment open with training opportunities

The last recruitment for Transperth Railcar drivers is now open, with new employees being among the first to drive trains for the METRONET Forrestfield Airport Link. With only four classes of 15 students over two years, the recruitment process is highly competitive, with Transperth drivers being some of the most highly trained in Australia. Transport…

$850 million investment in Metronet and Railcar Manufacturing

By Vesh Arumugam  Federal Labor is investing $850 million to build the Morley-Ellenbrook Line and a new Railcar Manufacturing Facility in Bellevue. Shorten Labor Government is partnering with the McGowan Labor Government in this project. $850 million is contributed for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line while $150 for the Railcar project in Bellevue. The works will be…

Remains of Remains of explorer Matthew Flinders found under London train station

By Helene Fung, Picture Courtesy: London Underground The remains of explorer Matthew Flinders, most known for having circumnavigated Australia 216 years ago, have been found at a burial site beneath London’s Euston station, which is currently undergoing an upgrade as part of the controversial HS2 high-speed rail project linking London and Birmingham. Archaeologists identified his…

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…