Infrastructure news – Page 7

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    Pro Trilhos programme kickstarts 10 rail projects worth R$53∙5bn

    2021-09-10T13:00:00Z

    BRAZL: Designating this month as ‘Railway September’, the government has introduced legislation to simplify the process of authorising the construction of new rail projects.

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    ADIF AV calls tenders to complete Almería – Murcia high speed corridor

    2021-09-10T08:49:00Z

    SPAIN: Following approval by the infrastructure ministry at the end of August, ADIF Alta Velocidad is to call tenders for construction of 31 km of high speed line between Lorca and Pulpí, one of the final stretches of the high speed corridor between Almería and Murcia. The budgeted cost is €197∙5m, and the resulting contract would run for 34 months.

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    RER Line A relaying completed

    2021-09-08T08:27:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris operator RATP has successfully completed the relaying of all trackwork on RER Line A, with the restoration of full services at the beginning of September. Completed in 1977, Line A has seen a 20% increase in ridership over the past decade, and is now ...

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    Track doubling south of Zürich underway

    2021-09-08T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Work to double-track the 3 km Uznach – Schmerikon section of the Ziegelbrücke – Rapperswil line southeast of Zürich was launched with a groundbreaking ceremony on August 30. The SFr56m project financed by the federal government is scheduled to be completed in December 2023. It ...

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    Railway to Hell to be electrified

    2021-09-06T10:30:00Z

    NORWAY: Infrastructure manager Bane NOR has awarded NRC Norge a NKr760m contract for installation of overhead electrification equipment on the lines around Trondheim The contract covers the 34·7 km Trondheim – Hell – Stjørdal and 74·4 km Hell – Storlien lines, as well as the 5·8 ...

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    Private sector executive to head Turkish rail infrastructure manager

    2021-09-06T10:03:00Z

    TURKEY: The head of a major rail contractor and equipment supplier which is also the country’s first private passenger service operator has been appointed as the head of infrastructure manager TCDD. Abdülkerim Murat Atik was appointed as Chairman & CEO of TCDD on September 3, by ...

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    Amur bridge between Russia and China completed

    2021-09-05T05:00:00Z

    ASIA: Work has been completed on a 2·2 km bridge across the River Amur connecting Tongjiang in China’s Heilongjiang province with Nizhneleninskoe station in Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Oblast. The two governments signed an agreement to build the bridge in October 2008, and a groundbreaking ceremony was ...

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    Signal gantries installed at Toronto Union

    2021-09-04T05:00:00Z

    CANADA: PNR RailWorks has installed two large signal gantries spanning nine tracks as part of the Union Station Rail Corridor signalling enhancement programme on the Metrolinx network in Toronto. Concrete foundations were installed and the structures pre-assembled over two weeks, and then the gantries were put ...

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    Opportunities for suppliers as Inland Rail contractor appointed

    2021-09-03T13:17:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Australian Rail Track Corporation has selected the BHQ joint venture of Bielby Holdings, JF Hull Holdings and QH&M Birt as design and construction partner for the Northern Civil Works Programme, covering a 162 km section of the Inland Rail freight corridor in Queensland. This will ...

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    Project management contract awarded for first phase of Mindanao railway

    2021-09-02T08:49:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has selected a consortium of China Railways Design Corp and Guangzhou Wanan Construction Supervision Co for a 3·1bn pesos contract to provide project management consultancy services for development of the proposed railway on the southern island of Mindanao. An initial 102 ...

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    Egypt signs contract for ‘Suez Canal on tracks’

    2021-09-01T11:22:00Z

    EGYPT: A US$4·5bn contract has been signed for the construction of 660 km of ‘modern, safe, and integrated’ mixed traffic electrified railway connecting Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea with Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean.

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    Rail Business UK

    Three shortlisted for HS2 Interchange station construction contract

    2021-09-01T09:32:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd has shortlisted three bidders for the £370m contract for the detailed design and construction of the High Speed 2 Interchange station to the east of Birmingham. Invitations to tender have been issued to: Laing O’Rourke Construction; Skanska Construction UK; Unity Joint Venture ...

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    Rosehill Rail wins Infrabel level crossing contract

    2021-08-29T05:00:00Z

    BELGIUM: Infrastructure manager Infrabel has awarded Rosehill Rail and its local partner Vatis an eight-year contract to supply rubber infills for use at 500 level crossings. The solid rubber infill material is produced in the UK from 100% recycled tyre rubber. ‘We’re delighted to have been ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Composite mast aims to make electrification cheaper, greener and smarter

    2021-08-25T04:00:00Z

    UK: A prototype composite Innovative Mast for Green Electrification is being developed with the aim of reducing the energy required to install overhead electrification, reduce costs and provide smart data to support maintenance planning. The IMAGE project is being undertaken by electrification engineering firm Furrer+Frey, Prodrive ...

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    Italy: Speeding up rail schemes

    2021-08-19T08:00:00Z

    As part of its post-Covid recovery strategy, the Italian government has launched a wide-ranging programme to accelerate the delivery of major infrastructure projects, and rail is set to be a prime beneficiary. Christian Scasso investigates.

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    Metro Report International

    Lugano tram-train cut-off tunnel approved

    2021-08-17T14:03:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Plans for a 2·2 km cut-off tunnel which would provide metre-gauge operator Ferrovie Luganesi with a more direct route into Lugano were approved by the Federal Council on August 11. Construction of the tunnel along with a 1·9 km surface branch to Manno are key ...

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    Metro Report International

    Track Access Management System goes to market

    2021-08-17T13:42:00Z

    SINGAPORE: PCCW Solutions and the Strides Engineering subsidiary of metro operator SMRT Trains are to jointly market their Track Access Management System software for automating track access allocations when planning engineering and maintenance works. TAMS replaces labour intensive manual processes, and provides real-time updates of allocation ...

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    Metro Report International

    Underground subway connects rail and metro hubs in central Madrid

    2021-08-17T05:24:00Z

    SPAIN: A pedestrian subway has been opened in central Madrid to link the underground suburban station at Sol with Gran Vía on metro lines 1 and 5.

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    India: DFCs poised to unlock IR freight reforms

    2021-08-12T09:00:00Z

    Completion of the first two Dedicated Freight Corridors will provide much-needed capacity, but Raghu Dayal believes they will also enable Indian Railways to transform its freight operations and marketing strategies.

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    Norrbotniabanan final phase to go ahead

    2021-08-11T08:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: The government has decided to press ahead with completion of the Norrbotniabanan coastal railway linking Umeå and Luleå via Dåva and Skellefteå.