Infrastructure news – Page 10

  • The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail network serves the important multimodal hub at Hoboken, where PATH metro services and ferries provide connections across the Hudson River to Manhattan.
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    Light rail extensions supported in NJ Transit budget

    2018-08-10T13:32:46Z

    USA: On August 8 New Jersey Transit announced that it would be spending $3·8bn in the 2019 financial year as the operator seeks to address an urgent shortfall in investment. The budget allocates $2·3bn for ongoing operations and $1·5bn for capital spending. As well as operating a large main ...

  • A similar GRP mast has been tested at Oostende on the Belgian coastal tram line.
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    GRP overhead electrification mast trial

    2018-08-07T12:59:59Z

    GERMANY: Karlsruhe regional light rail operator AVG is to test glass-reinforced plastic electrification masts supplied by the Powerlines Group at a turning loop in Ettlingen from September. A similar GRP mast has been on test at Oostende on the Belgian coastal tram line since 2013, where it is exposed to ...

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    Sydney light rail depot energised

    2018-07-31T08:54:23Z

    AUSTRALIA: Randwick Stabling Yard, the depot for Sydney’s CBD & South East Light Rail line, has been energised. Daytime testing of trams on the route is expected to begin in the coming months; night testing started in February. As well as facilities for light maintenance and tram washing, the ...

  • Kadmar Group’s specialist heavy load logistics company EGL has won a contract to transport equipment for the construction of a 68 km electrified rail link which is being built to link Cairo with the new administrative capital.
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    Cairo construction fleet delivered

    2018-07-16T06:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Kadmar Group’s specialist heavy load logistics company EGL has won a contract to transport equipment for the construction of a 68 km electrified rail link which is being built to link Cairo with the new administrative capital development to the east. In August 2017 the National Authority for Tunnels ...

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    Fortaleza metro construction contract awarded

    2018-07-13T13:12:33Z

    BRAZIL: The state of Ceará has awarded Spain’s Sacyr Engineering & Infrastructure and Brazilian company Ferreira Guedes a 48-month contract to build Phase 1 of the 12·4 km East Line of the Fortaleza metro within a budget of R$1·47bn. The route from Tirol-Moura Brasil station to the depot located beyond ...

  • The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12.
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    Digital S-Bahn Hamburg automation agreement signed

    2018-07-12T12:32:47Z

    GERMANY: The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12. The partners have agreed to share the €60m cost of the pilot phase of the project, which aims to have ...

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    Max Bögl plans to enter urban maglev market

    2018-07-11T08:29:37Z

    GERMANY: Construction company Max Bögl is planning to relaunch the maglev concept with a view to winning export contracts. Instead of a high speed application, the company envisages low or medium speed operation over distances up to about 30 km. Following the demise of Transrapid maglev technology in Germany ...

  • Alstom is to supply of 19 four-car Metropolis trainsets for Taipei Metro Line 7 Phase 1
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    Taipei Metro Line 7 railway systems contract awarded

    2018-07-10T09:52:45Z

    TAIWAN: Taipei City Government’s Department of Rapid Transit Systems has awarded a consortium of Alstom and local engineering and contracting company CTCI the €378m rolling stock and railway systems contract for Taipei Metro Line 7 Phase 1. Announcing the contract on July 10, consortium leader Alstom said its €220m share ...

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    Angers tram contracts awarded

    2018-07-10T07:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Colas has won two contracts for the construction of the second tram line in Angers. The 10·1 km route would run from Belle-Beille in the west to Monplaisir in the northeast, crossing the Maine River on a new bridge. Colas Rail has a €42m contract to build ...

  • Oradea tram (Photo: Smiley.toerist/CC BY-SA 4.0).
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    Oradea tramway extension contract awarded

    2018-07-09T13:25:14Z

    ROMANIA: SC Mari-Vila has been awarded a 47·9m lei contract to build a 3·8 km extension of the Oradea tram network. The project includes the construction of a double-track link from Calea Aradului to Strada Dimitrie Cantemir in the south of the city, with eight stops serving retail areas and ...

  • Alstom has signed a letter of intent to work with Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority on the Blue Line metro project.
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    Lagos Blue Line metro agreement

    2018-07-06T08:29:22Z

    NIGERIA: Alstom has signed a letter of intent to work with Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority on the Blue Line metro project. The ‘head of agreement’ was signed when France’s President Macron visited the France-Nigeria Business Forum in the city on July 4, and a definitive contract is expected to ...

  • Map of the Green Line automated metro project in Taoyuan.
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    Siemens to supply Taoyuan Green Line E&M systems

    2018-07-05T13:02:06Z

    TAIWAN: Siemens is to supply electrical and mechanical systems for the Green Line automated metro project in Taoyuan. The line is to be built under a turnkey contract which the city government has awarded to a consortium of Siemens, local construction company BES Engineering and South Korea rolling stock supplier ...

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    Elizabeth Line maintenance trains on test

    2018-06-29T10:51:38Z

    UK: Three maintenance trains for the Elizabeth Line are being tested ahead of delivery to London later this year. Linsinger is testing an MG31 UK rail milling train between Salzburg and Linz. The 48 m long vehicle assembled at Linsinger’s Steyrermühl factory in Austria will be transported by road ...

  • USA: Phoenix’s Valley Metro Rail board has appointed Jacobs Engineering to design Phase II of the Northwest Phase II light rail extension.
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    Valley Metro extension design contract approved

    2018-06-28T14:00:00Z

    USA: Phoenix’s Valley Metro Rail board has appointed Jacobs Engineering to design Phase II of the Northwest Phase II light rail extension. This will extend the light rail line west from 19th Avenue on Dunlap Avenue, then run north on 25th Avenue and across I-17 on Mountain View Road to ...

  • The first line of the Taoyuan metro opened in 2017.
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    Hyundai Rotem wins Taoyuan metro order

    2018-06-26T10:25:12Z

    TAIWAN: Hyundai Rotem announced on June 26 that it will supply railway systems to the Taoyuan metro Green Line. The 54·2bn won contract includes the supply of 40 two-car driverless trainsets, which the company will assemble at its Changwon plant. These would have an operational speed of 80 km/h. ...

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    Subway station damaged in 9/11 attacks to reopen in October

    2018-06-22T14:10:00Z

    USA: Trains on the 1 Subway line in New York are to serve Cortlandt Street station from October 1 for the first time in 17 years. Cortlandt Street was among the closest Subway stations to the site of World Trade Center which was destroyed in the terror attack of ...

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    New South Wales transport budget announced

    2018-06-22T07:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has allocated A$14·4bn towards public transport in its state budget for 2018. A$3bn is going towards the Metro West project to build a second metro line in Sydney. A further A$2·4bn is earmarked for the completion of the first phase of the initial ...

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    Moscow metro gains 18th depot

    2018-06-13T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated the 18th depot on the Moscow metro on June 11. Likhobory depot is near the northern end of Line 10, which was extended 4·3 km north from Petrovsko-Razumovskaya to Seligerskaya on March 16. The depot is connected to this section with a 1·9 ...

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    South Wales Metro plans announced

    2018-06-06T09:11:59Z

    UK: Electrification of commuter routes radiating from Cardiff, new rolling stock fleets to operate them and new stations are envisaged under the 15-year Operations & Development Partner contract awarded by the Welsh government to KeolisAmey on June 4. The contract to operate passenger services throughout Wales runs until October ...

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    Dhaka metro E&M contract signed

    2018-06-05T08:52:35Z

    BANGLADESH: Project promoter Dhaka Mass Transit Co signed the ¥55bn railway systems contract for Dhaka metro Line 6 with a joint venture of Marubeni and Larsen & Toubro on June 3. The joint venture will supply ballasted track for the depot and ballastless track to be used elsewhere, eight ...