Infrastructure news – Page 7

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    Japanese railway diagnostics contracts signed

    2022-05-31T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Mermec has signed three contracts to provide advanced diagnostics for Japanese rail and metro networks. The contracts worth more than €20m were signed at the Italian embassy in Tokyo on May 27, in the presence of Ambassador Gianluigi Benedetti and representatives of Mitsubishi Electric, Sumitomo ...

  • Impression of a Siemens Mobility Velaro high speed train in Egypt
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    Egyptian electric railway project contract signed

    2022-05-30T10:59:00Z

    EGYPT: A turnkey contract has been signed covering design, construction, commissioning and 15 years of maintenance of the second and third lines of a planned 2 000 km electric rail network.

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    Focus on Poland as IAF track technology shows opens its doors

    2022-05-30T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: More than 120 exhibitors from 60 countries have been confirmed as taking part in the 28th International Exhibition of Track Technology at Münster in northwest Germany from May 31 to June 2.

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    Ukrainian standard gauge railway plan

    2022-05-27T12:40:00Z

    UKRAINE: Announcing a range of infrastructure and regulatory measures to more closely integrate Ukraine with EU transport networks, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said Ukraine would begin phased construction of railway tracks to European standards. This would start with hubs and large cities, and then gradually expand ...

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    Integrated track machine reflects trends in infrastructure maintenance

    2022-05-27T12:23:00Z

    GERMANY: Plasser & Theurer is to present its Unimat 09-8x4/4S BR Dynamic E³ combined track machine at the IAF trade show in Münster on May 31-June 2.

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    Rail Business UK

    Industry responds to launch of cross-London Elizabeth Line

    2022-05-24T15:49:00Z

    UK: Organisations from the across the rail sector have commented on the opening of London’s Elizabeth Line on May 24. Politics Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps said ’the Elizabeth Line is a beacon of British success, not just for this marvel of engineering but ...

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    Rail Business UK

    London’s Elizabeth Line opens at last

    2022-05-24T13:59:00Z

    UK: Elizabeth Line services began running on the Crossrail core route across central London on May 24, with an initial 12 trains/h linking Paddington station in the west to Abbey Wood in the southeast. 

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    France: Newcomers still face market entry hurdles

    2022-05-24T13:00:00Z

    With France’s passenger market finally open to competition, a report from regulatory body ART finds that various barriers still hinder access for new entrants. Jérémie Anne asks ART President Bernard Roman what lessons have been learnt and what lies ahead.

  • Plans to electrify the 1 136 km Golmud – Lhasa section of the Qinghai – Tibet railway have been announced by the autonomous region’s Development & Reform Commission.
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    Tibet railway electrification announced

    2022-05-24T08:06:00Z

    CHINA: Plans to electrify the 1 136 km Golmud – Lhasa section of the Qinghai – Tibet railway have been announced by the autonomous region’s Development & Reform Commission. Work is scheduled to start in June 2022 and take three years. The cost is estimated at ...

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    Mérida – Sevilla route to get signalling and telecoms enhancements

    2022-05-22T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: ADIF has awarded Siemens Rail Automation and FCC Industrial e Infraestructuras Energéticas a contract to eliminate telephone block signalling on the only remaining section of the Mérida – Sevilla route which has not yet been upgraded.

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    Street-running railway goes underground

    2022-05-20T13:50:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Chemin de fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher’s 1 km tunnel from the underground Lausanne-Flon terminus to Lausanne-Chauderon has been extended by 1·7 km to Union-Prilly, replacing a street-running section of single track line along Avenue d’Echallens. The double-track tunnel has been built to increase ...

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    Moldovan railway modernisation gets underway

    2022-05-20T11:25:00Z

    MOLDOVA: National railway Calea Ferată din Moldova officially launched work to modernise the 233 km Bender (Tighina) – Basarabeasca – Giurgiulești line on May 18. This will remove weight and speed restrictions, increasing the line speed to 120 km/h for passenger trains and 90 km/h for ...

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    Nairobi Central station designs completed

    2022-05-20T08:19:00Z

    KENYA: Final designs for a new Nairobi Central station have been completed by Atkins UK for Kenya Railways and the Ministry of Transport. In January 2020 President Uhuru Kenyatta asked for British support for the Nairobi Railway City & Central Station programme to expand and decongest ...

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    Government sets out ambitions to make rail South Africa’s ‘transport backbone’

    2022-05-19T13:49:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: A White Paper on National Rail Policy has set out the Department of Transport’s ambitions to make rail the backbone of the transport network by 2050.

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    Uinta Basin railway engineering and construction contractors selected

    2022-05-17T14:18:00Z

    USA: Rio Grande Pacific Corp subsidiary Basin Railway Constructors has selected the engineering and construction contractors for the Uinta Basin Railway, a planned 140 km common carrier line to serve mineral, energy, agricultural, construction and manufacturing industries in northeast Utah. The selected firms are: AECOM: ...

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    Track Maintenance: Sittertobel renovation improves track forces

    2022-05-16T12:40:00Z

    Schweizerische Südostbahn worked with industry partners including Getzner Werkstoffe to renovate its historic Sittertobel viaduct and install a more optimised track structure. The benefits of the changes have been quantified in series of tests assessing the rail deflection generated by passing trains.

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    Sotetsu progresses railway investment programme

    2022-05-16T09:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Sotetsu Holdings is making progress with a ¥16·4bn programme of investment in its Sagami Railway network west of Yokohama and is investing ¥600m in its bus operations.

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    Rail Baltica route to the Polish border selected

    2022-05-16T08:29:00Z

    LITHUANIA: The Ministry of Transport & Communications has selected its preferred route for the Polish border to Kaunas (Jiesia) section of the future 1 435 mm gauge Rail Baltica corridor. Four options had been studied by a joint venture of Sweco Lietuva and DB Engineering & ...

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    Business opportunities as Rail Baltica looks 150 years ahead

    2022-05-12T13:33:00Z

    EUROPE: ‘What will this look like in 150 years?’ is a question being asked by Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail, which sees the greenfield construction project as offering opportunities to take a very long-term view of where rail technology is heading, and to apply best ...

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    Thales awarded Mediterranean Corridor signalling contract

    2022-05-12T12:40:00Z

    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager Adif Alta Velocidad has awarded Thales a contract for signalling renewals on the 155 km Castellón de la Plana – L’Ametlla section of the Valencia – Barcelona main line, and on the 13 km branch linking L’Aldea Amposta with Tortosa.