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Yarn-bombers knit giant technicolour dream coat for vintage locomotive at Walhalla

  • Posted On: 2 July 2019
A collective of industrious Gippsland knitters has banded together to 'yarn bomb' an historic train, in the hope of raising $230,000 to bring the vintage engine back to service.

It is estimated that it took two kilometres of knitting to cover the vintage locomotive in Walhalla in Victoria's east.

The fully-adorned locomotive, along with other yarn-bombing installations around the town and railway station, was unveiled on Saturday and will add a splash of colour to the historic goldmining town during the month of July.



Full steam ahead for Bo’ness & Kinneil heritage rail expansion.(The Scotsman)

  • Posted On: 1 July 2019
Scotland’s leading heritage railway is planning to develop its stations into destinations in their own right to attract more passengers and increase the frequency of trains.

François Davenne takes up his role as new Director General of UIC

  • Posted On: 26 June 2019
François Davenne has been announced as Director General of UIC at the UIC General Assembly held on 25 June in Budapest. The appointment will take effect on 1 July 2019 with a four-year mandate. Mr Davenne succeeds Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, who served as Director General of UIC for over ten years.

Attica Group wins Gold award in category “Innovative Concept” – Eurail – Interrail Greek Islands Pass for 5 Domestic Destinations

  • Posted On: 26 June 2019

Attica Group  wins Gold award in category “Innovative Concept” – Eurail – Interrail Greek Islands Pass for 5 Domestic Destinations

Attica Group, the parent company of SUPERFAST FERRIES, BLUE STAR FERRIES and HELLENIC SEAWAYS, is proud to announce that it has been awarded with 5 prizes in Tourism Awards 2019, organised by Boussias Communications.

In the awarding ceremony that took place on 9 April, in the presence of more than 700 executives and celebrities from the industry, Attica Group received the following awards:

  • Gold award in category “Innovative Concept” – Eurail – Interrail Greek Islands Pass for 5 Domestic Destinations

The Gold award in category “Innovative Concept” refers to the railway “Eurail and Interrail Greek Islands Pass for 5 Domestic Destinations” by ATTICA GROUP, which are valid for ship travel in 5 Greek islands of choice. This is an innovative product, which has already reached the Top 10 of preferences for railway passengers in Europe.


GO LIGHT RAIL AS WELL TO TULLAMARINE HUB AIRPORT

  • Posted On: 20 June 2019

Former Deputy PM of Australia, Tim Fischer, (and Patron of WATTRAIN) has advocated not waiting until 2031 for the Tullamarine rail link from the CBD of Melbourne to Australia’s only 4 runway capable ‘non curfew’ airport. In a statement to Wattrain:

 

Another decade without any breakthrough with public transport to this key hub airport of Tullamarine would be a disaster. The one freeway would go into total gridlock for four hours a day, jamming the bus / coach service in the process.


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