Newcastle Interchange opens
Nearly three years after the last passenger train left the old Newcastle station in controversial circumstances, just before midnight on Christmas Day 2014, the new 'Newcastle Interchange' station at Wickham opened for business, with the first passenger service departing around 2.00 am on Sunday 15 October. We take a look at the new 'Jewel in the Crown' of the Revitalising Newcastle program.
The Townsville to Mt Isa Railway
Stretching 966 kilometres from Stuart, 10 kilometres south of Townsville on Queensland Rail's North Coast Line, to the inland mining city of Mount Isa, Queensland Rail's Townsville to Mount Isa Line has played a significant part in the development of North Queensland. John Hoyle reports on an interesting and historic railway that has seen its fortunes wax and wane, but now looks towards a promising future.