Infrastructure news – Page 10

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    Max Bögl plans to enter urban maglev market


    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


    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


    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 ...

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    Oradea tramway extension contract awarded


    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


    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 ...

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    Siemens to supply Taoyuan Green Line E&M systems


    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


    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


    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 ...

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    Hyundai Rotem wins Taoyuan metro order


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...

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    Bangkok Red Line ETCS contract awarded


    THAILAND: Nippon Signal has awarded a contract to Thales for the supply of European Train Control System Level 1 for the Bangkok Red Line. Being developed as part of part of Bangkok’s Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan, the elevated suburban rail line is being built in two phases. These ...

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    Fast Forward plan seeks to renew the New York Subway


    USA: New York City Transit President Andy Byford has committed to significantly accelerate the renewal of the Subway and bus networks in the city under the Fast Forward programme unveiled on May 23. Byford, who was appointed NYCT President in January having previously served as CEO of Toronto Transit ...

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    KeolisAmey to develop South Wales Metro


    UK: The ‘Core Valleys’ rail network radiating from Cardiff will be ‘developed’ by KeolisAmey under the South Wales Metro programme, after the company was named as preferred bidder to ‘operate and develop the Wales & Borders rail service’ on May 23. Bidders were asked to submit proposals to provide ...

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    London tram enhancements included in Growth Fund


    UK: Transport for London is to finance around one-third of the cost of double-tracking the Elmers End branch of the tram network, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced on May 21. TfL is to provide £3·3m from its Growth Fund towards the estimated £9m estimated project cost. In addition ...

  • Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram buried a time capsule on May 16 to mark the ongoing construction of new depot facilities on an existing site at Kirkdale
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    Rebuilt Kirkdale depot to maintain Merseyrail fleet


    UK: Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram buried a time capsule on May 16 to mark the ongoing construction of new depot facilities on an existing site at Kirkdale, where Stadler is to maintain the 52 electric multiple-units which it is to supply for Merseyrail services around ...

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    Old Oak Common Elizabeth Line depot opens


    UK: The Elizabeth Line’s Old Oak Common depot in west London has started operations, Transport for London announced on May 10. The purpose-built facility occupies the site of a former freight locomotive depot. Construction took four years and was undertaken by Taylor Woodrow. The new depot will be used ...