Infrastructure news – Page 4

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    News

    Electrification that is safer and cooler

    2022-07-30T05:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: ‘Safe by design’ is the theme of this year’s offering from Swiss-headquartered electrification specialist Furrer+Frey.

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    Joint venture formed to develop 600 km iron ore railway

    2022-07-29T09:58:00Z

    GUINEA: La Compagnie du TransGuinéen has been formally established to develop a 600 km multi-purpose and multi-user railway and port to serve the Simandou iron ore mining project.

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    Powers sought for Dublin’s DART+ electrification project

    2022-07-26T14:21:00Z

    IRELAND: A formal application is being lodged for powers to upgrade and electrify Iarnród Éireann’s suburban routes from Dublin Connolly/Spencer Dock to Maynooth and M3 Parkway. The DART+ West enhancement project is to be funded by the National Transport Authority under Project Ireland 2040. According to ...

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    Signalling: OCORA aims at onboard simplification

    2022-07-26T08:00:00Z

    This month is due to see the second release of the OCORA specifications being developed by an international working group to facilitate a standard ‘reference architecture’ for onboard Command Control & Signalling systems.

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    GGZ foundation construction machine to be shown at InnoTrans

    2022-07-26T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: The Gleisgründungszug is a newly developed machine for drilling piles for bridge foundations, overhead electrification masts, noise barriers and earthworks stabilisation which Techne (formerly Kirow) and Bauer have produced for contractor Hering Bahnbau. Able to be equipped for cutter soil mixing and triple soil mixing, ...

  • Burgos – Venta de Baños high speed line
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    High speed line to Burgos opens

    2022-07-25T10:31:00Z

    SPAIN: Passenger services on a 75 km high speed line between Burgos and a junction with the Madrid – Valladolid – León line at Venta de Baños began on July 22, the day after a formal inauguration by King Felipe VI. It is planned that this will eventually form part of a high speed corridor to the French border.

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    Etihad Rail awards track inspection vehicle contract

    2022-07-22T08:45:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded ENSCO Rail a contract to supply a ‘comprehensive’ track inspection vehicle and provide data analysis services for 15 years. The vehicle is to be produced by French company Socofer and fitted with an array of measuring and inspection systems. This will ...

  • HS2 footbridge design impression (6)
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 rural footbridge design revealed

    2022-07-22T06:00:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd has revealed the standard design developed for 11 bridges which will carry rural footpaths and bridleways across the high speed line in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. The design was produced by HS2 main works contractor EKFB, a joint venture ...

  • Angola Lobito Corridor train
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    Lobito Corridor concessionaire selected

    2022-07-21T09:10:00Z

    ANGOLA: The Ministry of Transport has announced the award of a 30-year concession for operation of rail freight and logistics services in the Lobito Corridor.

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    Extremadura high speed line inaugurated

    2022-07-21T08:05:00Z

    SPAIN: Passenger services began using an upgraded 193 km mixed-traffic route between Plasencia and Badajoz in Extremadura on July 19, following the inauguration of three sections of new alignment totalling 146 km by King Felipe VI the previous day.

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    Tracklaying completed on Sotetsu – Tokyu Link

    2022-07-21T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: The completion of tracklaying on the link line connecting the Sotetsu and Tokyu railways was marked with a ceremony at Shin-Yokohama on July 8.

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    Southern rail access to Barcelona port goes ahead

    2022-07-20T11:00:00Z

    SPAIN: The Barcelona Port Authority board has given the go-ahead for the second phase of a project to provide a southern rail access to the port. Tenders are to be called for a 24-month construction contract budgeted at €31·2m. There are six elements to the project, ...

  • Yapı Merkezi Tanzania SGR contract signing
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    Tabora – Isaka standard gauge railway contract signed

    2022-07-20T11:00:00Z

    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railways Corp has awarded a contract to Turkish contractor Yapı Merkezi for the construction of Stage 4 of its expanding 1 435 mm gauge network. Valued at US$900·1m, the contract covering 130 km of the main line between Tabora and Isaka and 35 km ...

  • TransPennine Express Class 802 on newly wired section of TRU under diesel power (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Full electrification in scope as Transpennine Route Upgrade makes progress

    2022-07-20T06:00:00Z

    UK: The Transpennine Route Upgrade is no longer the series of piecemeal interventions and partial electrification that regional stakeholders had feared, with the programme now including significant works to increase speeds and capacity as well as full electrification of the Transpennine North Railway between York and Manchester. ...

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    Hudson Bay Railway permafrost study funded

    2022-07-19T12:00:00Z

    CANADA: Current and future permafrost conditions along the Hudson Bay Railway corridor to Churchill in Manitoba are to be studied by the University of Calgary with C$4·4m of funding from the National Trade Corridors Fund. The results will be used to develop strategies to ensure the ...

  • Trenitalia ETR1000 at Lyon Part-Dieu-J Anne
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    Slow ERTMS roll-out is hindering French market opening, regulator warns

    2022-07-18T09:15:00Z

    FRANCE: The limited roll-out of ERTMS is a major obstacle to the opening of the French domestic market to competition, according to rail regulator ART.

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    Transhipment facility opened at Laos-Thailand break-of-gauge

    2022-07-18T08:00:00Z

    LAOS: The Vientiane South freight transhipment yard opened on July 1, at the break of gauge where the standard gauge railway from China which opened in December last year meets an extension of the metre-gauge line which enters Laos from Thailand. The first traffic was a ...

  • Cairo to 10th Ramadan City and New Administrative Capital electric railway inauguration (2)
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    Electric railway opened to serve Cairo’s new cities

    2022-07-14T09:45:00Z

    EGYPT: President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has inaugurated the first phase of the 103 km Capital Train ‘light rail transit’ electric suburban railway which is being built to connect Cairo with 10th Ramadan City and the New Administrative Capital. The ceremony was held on July 3, ...

  • Cambridge station GTR Electrostar
    Rail Business UK

    Digitising signalling data saves time

    2022-07-12T05:00:00Z

    UK: Alstom says it has achieved a 30% reduction in the time taken up by administrative tasks for the Cambridge resignalling scheme by using EviFile’s data collection and management software, and it expects to increase this to between 50% and 60% in the future. The deployment ...

  • HS2 Birmingham Interchange station aerial impression
    Rail Business UK

    Laing O’Rourke wins HS2 Interchange station contract

    2022-07-11T15:16:00Z

    UK: High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd has selected Laing O’Rourke Delivery Ltd for a £370m contract to undertake detailed design and construction of the Interchange station in Solihull to the east of Birmingham. Skanska Construction UK and the Unity Joint Venture of Sir Robert ...