Infrastructure news – Page 4

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    Zidani Most – Celje upgrading completed

    2021-11-11T12:14:00Z

    SLOVENIA: National infrastructure manager SŽ Infrastruktura has formally marked the completion of a five-year programme to modernise a 26·2 km section of the Maribor – Ljubljana main line between Zidani Most and Celje. This route forms part of both the Baltic – Adriatic and Mediterranean TEN-T ...

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    JR East uses AI to monitor overhead electrification

    2021-11-11T10:02:00Z

    JAPAN: JR East has launched an AI-based monitoring system to enhance the quality of its overhead wire and catenary mast inspection process.

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    Basque links funded under Atlantic Corridor programme

    2021-11-10T11:02:00Z

    SPAIN: The national government has announced a €414m package of rail investment for 2022 in the three provinces that make up the Basque region.

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    Europe: Harmonising rail capacity strategies

    2021-11-10T07:00:00Z

    Development of a single European railway area is being hampered by nationally led approaches to the development of route utilisation strategies. Now a pan-European programme is underway to harmonise the planning and management of network capacity.

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    Austria increases 2022-27 investment as KlimaTicket launched

    2021-11-08T11:46:00Z

    AUSTRIA: An €18·2bn investment framework for Austrian Federal Railways covering 2022-27 was approved by the council of ministers on November 3. Taking climate change mitigation targets into account, it is a modification of an earlier plan covering 2021-26 which envisaged a slightly lower spend of €17·5bn. ...

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    Lidar sensors improve traffic flow at busy level crossing

    2021-11-06T05:00:00Z

    LEVEL CROSSING: Silicon Valley-based lidar technology company Cepton and Lithuanian system integrator Belam are working together on obstacle detection systems for level crossings. After testing various types of sensor, Belam concluded that Cepton’s Helius Smart lidar was the most reliable, eliminating false ...

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    New Jersey bridge replacement contract awarded

    2021-11-05T14:47:00Z

    USA: New Jersey Transit has selected a Queens-based joint venture of Skanska and Traylor Bros are to build the new Portal North Bridge over the Hackensack River, replacing a 110 year old swing bridge which forms a bottleneck on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. The project is seen ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Carstairs Junction signalling contract awarded

    2021-11-05T07:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded Siemens Mobility Ltd a £50m contract for the next stages of the signalling element of the remodelling of Carstairs Junction on the West Coast Main Line. The remodelling project aims to increase operational resilience and flexibility to help reduce the impact ...

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    Metro Report International

    Gubernatorial visit marks progress on New York’s $11bn East Side Access programme

    2021-11-01T14:18:00Z

    USA: Governor of New York State Kathy Hochul was among the first dignitaries to travel by rail into Long Island Rail Road’s deep-level platforms being built beneath New York’s Grand Central Terminal, arriving on a special train on October 31.

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    Comment: Automated reality

    2021-11-01T06:00:00Z

    Automation of main line trains is slowly becoming a commercial reality, having been long established in the urban rail sector. However, mass adoption of driverless technology on mixed traffic railways still seems a long way off, with interim technology such as C-DAS offering many benefits in the meantime. 

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    QR awards concrete sleeper contract

    2021-10-31T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Queensland Rail has awarded Vossloh’s Austrak subsidiary a framework contract for the supply of concrete sleepers worth around A$25m over three years. Sleepers will be supplied from the Austrak plant in Rockhampton for use in modernisation and renewal works across the state’s 6 600 route-km ...

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    Vietnamese government approves planning of nine lines

    2021-10-28T12:03:00Z

    VIETNAM: Deputy Prime Minister Lê Văn Thành has signed off the government’s formal approval for plans to be drawn up for nine new railway lines totalling 2 362 km. Design work is scheduled to be completed by 2030, with opening envisaged by 2050. The longest of ...

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    VR infrastructure training simulators

    2021-10-27T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded Virtualware a US$1m contract to supply virtual reality simulators for construction and maintenance training. A 250 m2 room in Valencia will be used to train staff in lifelike immersive multi-user environments using Virtualware’s Viroo platform ADIF will be able to ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Tunnel drill offers speed and safety

    2021-10-26T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail and Amey have developed a tunnel drill designed to reduce the risk of vibration injuries, noise, inaccuracies and dust contamination when installing overhead electrification equipment. The infrastructure manager noticed the potential for improvement when working with the contractor on tunnel refurbishments that require ...

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    Pro Trilhos programme attracts more new line proposals

    2021-10-25T15:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: The Ministry of Infrastructure has now received a total of 21 applications to build rail projects under the provisional legislation designed to promote new line construction and rehabilitation under the Pro Trilhos programme launched in September.

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    Norway to increase rail spend but end competitive tendering

    2021-10-25T10:12:00Z

    NORWAY: The recently elected Norwegian government intends to pursue an aggressive policy of investing in rail, with a view to driving modal shift, but plans to end the competitive tendering of passenger train operations and to simplify the structure of the country’s rail sector.

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    Rail Business UK

    Track monitoring system to be tested on Chiltern line

    2021-10-25T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail is to undertake in-service trials with DB Systemtechnik’s CTM2·0 continuous track monitoring system on a Chiltern Railways MkIII driving van trailer operating in passenger service between London Marylebone and Birmingham. The equipment measures longitudinal level, twist, dynamic alignment, ride comfort, cyclic top, speed ...

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    Aurizon agrees to buy OneRail Australia

    2021-10-22T11:05:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Queensland based rail freight operator Aurizon has reached agreement to acquire One Rail Australia from funds managed by Macquarie Asset Management.

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    JR Central marks Chuo Shinkansen depot debut

    2021-10-22T08:18:00Z

    JAPAN: Construction of the first of two maglev vehicle maintenance facilities for the Chuo Shinkansen began on October 14 at Nakatsugawa City in Gifu prefecture.

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    Tunnel breakthrough marks progress with Ankara – Izmir high speed line

    2021-10-21T13:44:00Z

    TURKEY: Excavation of the first major tunnel for the Ankara – Izmir high speed line was completed on October 16, with a holing-through ceremony presided over by Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu.