Infrastructure news – Page 3

  • Rio Tinto AutoHaul driverless iron ore train in Pilbara
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    Driverless heavy haul railway expanded to serve automated iron ore mine

    2022-08-15T10:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: A 166 km branch has been built to connect Rio Tinto’s new Gudai-Darri iron ore mine in the Pilbara to its 1 700 km heavy haul network, which is operated using AutoHaul driverless trains. The first loaded train ran in June, with production scheduled to ...

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    Mexico – Toluca operating concession awarded

    2022-08-11T09:47:00Z

    MEXICO: National Infrastructure Fund Fonadin has been awarded a concession to operate and maintain the 57·7 km Tren Interurbano railway between Mexico City and Toluca, which is still under construction.

  • An agreement in principle to provide landlocked Botswana with more efficient rail access to South African ports has been announced by Botswana Railways and Transnet Freight Rail.
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    Botswana – South Africa rail enhancements agreed

    2022-08-10T11:30:00Z

    AFRICA: An agreement in principle to provide landlocked Botswana with more efficient rail access to South African ports has been announced by Botswana Railways and Transnet Freight Rail. The two operators are to collaborate to upgrade sections of the 126 km South African line between Swartruggens ...

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    Greenfield port plan includes 550 km railway

    2022-08-10T08:06:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Transnet National Ports Authority has issued a request for qualification for the design, funding and construction of a greenfield deepwater port and 550 km railway connection at Boegoebaai, 20 km south of the Namibian border in Northern Cape Province. The RFQ is intended to ...

  • Sagunt station (Photo: Joanbanjo/CC BY-SA 4.0)
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    Zaragoza – Sagunt train protection enhancement

    2022-08-10T08:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded Enyse a 23-month contract worth €45∙7m to install ASFA digital automatic train protection on the 194 km line between Monreal del Campo, Teruel and Sagunt. This will be compatible with future 25 kV 50 Hz electrification. Electronic interlockings are to ...

  • The 0∙7 km cross-border link from Sebnitz in Germany to Dolni Poustevna in the Czech Republic reopened in 2014.
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    Benefits accrue from rural railway reopenings, study finds

    2022-08-09T11:10:00Z

    GERMANY: Reopening rural railways offers an important spectrum of benefits, according to a study commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development & Building.

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    In depth

    Canada: Generational change will transform travel

    2022-08-09T09:00:00Z

    A multi-billion dollar investment programme will change the way people use public transport in Canada’s most populated area, with GO Expansion bringing frequent all-day electric train services to routes across the Toronto region.

  • Inland Rail signalling solar panels
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    Solar powered signalling installed

    2022-08-09T08:27:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Solar powered signalling has been installed on a passing loop at Coolleearlee in New South Wales on the Narromine to North Star section of the Inland Rail project. A battery back-up can provide for 10 days of operation. Australian Rail Track Corp said solar power ...

  • Manila South Commuter Railway impression
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    President Marcos commits to rail investment

    2022-08-08T07:49:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: President Ferdinand Marcos Jr underlined his commitment to continuing and expanding the previous administration’s investment in rail during his first state of the nation address. ‘The infrastructure programme of the Duterte administration must not only continue but, wherever possible, be expanded’, he said. ‘We must ...

  • Alstom ELS-96 wheel detection system Poland
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    Polish approval for wheel detector

    2022-08-06T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has approved the use of Alstom’s ELS-96 rail-mounted wheel detector for axle counters. The ELS-96 provides full digital transmission without lineside electronics with fully automatic adjustment as well as a remote diagnostics and software upgrade capability. It can withstand high and ...

  • The work forms part of SŽ’s ambitious programme to establish a unified 25 kV 50 Hz suppl
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    Czech Republic electrification conversion advances

    2022-08-05T11:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager SŽ has converted the overhead electrification on the 43 km Nedakonice – Říkovice section of the Břeclav – Přerov main line from 3 kV DC to 25 kV 50 Hz. The work forms part of SŽ’s ambitious programme to establish a unified ...

  • Foynes (Photo: Shannon Foynes Port Company)
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    Limerick to Foynes railway reopening plan

    2022-08-05T10:45:00Z

    IRELAND: Iarnród Éireann has invited expressions of interest in rehabilitation works for the reopening of the line from Limerick to Foynes on the Shannon estuary. The 42 km line which last saw a revenue train in 2000 would initially be reopened for freight, connecting Shannon Foynes ...

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    Rail Business UK

    National Train Control Systems framework aims to develop UK signalling market

    2022-08-05T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail is planning to establish a multi-supplier National Train Control Systems framework for the delivery of major enhancements and renewals, including ETCS and conventional signalling. It is envisaged that the 10-year framework would cover five suppliers, and have an estimated overall value of £4bn. ...

  • Several of the Bombardier-built NGR EMUs are currently being tested on the Queensland Rail network around Brisbane. (Photo: John Kirk)
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    Queensland unveils Brisbane rail expansion strategy

    2022-08-04T14:49:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: A pipeline of investment valued at more than A$20bn will support the long-term expansion of the southeast Queensland rail network under proposals published by the state government on August 2.

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    In depth

    Infrastructure: Belgium learns to live with extreme weather

    2022-08-04T10:27:00Z

    Infrabel CEO Benoit Gilson reflects on the devastating floods which paralysed the Belgian network in mid-2021, and explains how the infrastructure manager has started to adapt its operations and harden its assets to cope with the impact of extreme weather.

  • UTY Talgo 250 Afrosiyob trainset in Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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    DB supports electrification in Uzbekistan

    2022-08-04T08:56:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The German national railway’s DB Engineering & Consulting subsidiary has been awarded a contract to supervise electrification of the 452 km Bukhara – Miskin – Urgench – Khiva line. This will enable national railway UTY to operate Talgo 250 Afrosiyob trainsets at up to 250 ...

  • Karlovac (Photo HZ Infra)
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    Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac doubling contract signed

    2022-08-02T10:00:00Z

    CROATIA: A contract for the double tracking of the 44 km Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac section of the Zagreb – Rijeka line was signed by HŽ Infrastruktura and a consortium of Strabag and AŽD Praha on July 28. The EU’s Operational Programme Competitiveness & Cohesion 2014-20 ...

  • Barcelona tram connection impression
    Metro Report International

    Barcelona tram link to get ground-level power supply

    2022-08-02T09:45:00Z

    SPAIN: Barcelona transport authority ATM has awarded Alstom a contract to supply its APS ground-level power supply for the first phase of the project to connect the city’s Trambaix and Trambesos tram networks. The currently separate networks are to be linked by building a 3∙9 km ...

  • The Dali to Baoshan railway passes through the Hengduan mountains with 21 tunnels which have a combined length of 116 km  (Photo: 瑞丽江的河水, CC BY-SA 4.0)
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    China opens first section of railway to Myanmar

    2022-08-02T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first phase of a 330 km line linking Dali with Ruili on the border with Myanmar has opened. The section opened on July 22 runs 133 km from Dali to Baoshan in Yunnan Province. It passes through the Hengduan mountains, with 34 bridges and ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Get a Gripple on electrification at InnoTrans

    2022-08-02T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Wire joining and tensioning specialist Gripple and Unipart Rail will be launching the Gripple Rail Dropper, which they say enables catenary droppers to be installed up to eight times faster than conventional methods. The Gripple catenary hanger design enables the quick and easy installation of ...