Infrastructure news – Page 10

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    Sydney metro station contract awarded

    2018-09-18T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded Macquarie Group a A$378·6m contract to develop Martin Place station on the southern section of the future Sydney metro line. Macquarie Group submitted an unsolicited proposal to develop the underground station and buildings above it. The company has appointed Lendlease as ...

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    Harsco wins Singapore metro grinder contract

    2018-09-14T07:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transit Authority has awarded Harsco Rail a contract to supply a 16 stone grinder custom designed for Singapore’s metro network. Modifications include electric motors and a small profile to operate in metro tunnels. ‘We have developed a strong partnership and open communication with LTA over the last ...

  • The Surrey – Newton – Guildford LRT would be the first light rail line in British Columbia.
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    Vancouver light rail and metro funding announced

    2018-09-05T16:16:38Z

    CANADA: Federal and provincial funding for the Surrey – Newton – Guildford Light Rail Transit and Broadway Subway projects in Vancouver was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier of British Columbia John Horgan Federal on September 4. The national government is to contribute C$1·37bn towards the two projects, ...

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    New York seeks funding to build Brooklyn light rail

    2018-09-03T15:34:13Z

    USA: Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio has confirmed the city’s intention to develop a modern light rail route serving districts of Brooklyn and Queens which are poorly served by the Subway network. Issuing a statement on August 30, De Blasio said that an environmental impact study would begin ...

  • A tram route serving the northwest suburbs of Brussels was inaugurated by King Philippe on September 1.
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    Brussels tram extension inaugurated

    2018-09-03T10:19:30Z

    BELGIUM: A new tram route serving the northwest suburbs of Brussels was formally inaugurated by King Philippe on September 1. Having taken a short ride on the line, he participated in ceremonies at Place Reine Astrid, which has been remodelled as part of the project. Revenue services began the following ...

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    Hitachi to supply Panamá City monorail trains

    2018-08-31T13:39:29Z

    PANAMA: Metro de Panamá has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi, Ansaldo STS and Mitsubishi Corp for the supply of vehicles and railway systems for Panamá City metro Line 3, the consortium announced on August 30. Hitachi will supply 28 six-car monorail trainsets, with Ansaldo STS to supply ...

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    Crossrail opening delayed

    2018-08-31T09:21:08Z

    UK: The opening of the Crossrail tunnels under London has been delayed from December 2018 until ‘autumn 2019’, project promoter Crossrail Ltd announced on August 31. The Paddington – Abbey Wood section of the future Elizabeth Line will open later than scheduled because the contractors need more time to ...

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    Hyundai Rotem wins Seoul metro driverless train contract

    2018-08-21T10:12:42Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem has been awarded a 361·5bn won contract to supply driverless rolling stock and railway systems for a metro line being developed in Seoul. Rotem is to supply 50 two-car trainsets to operate the 13·4 km underground line connecting Seongdong-gu and Nowon-gu in northeast Seoul. The ...

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    Italian urban transport funding allocated

    2018-08-16T14:20:58Z

    ITALY: The Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport has allocated a total of €1·4bn to urban transport projects throughout the country. Roma is the largest recipient, with a total of €425·5m. The larger part of this, €291·1m, would be spent on upgrading metro lines A and B, including the power ...

  • 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 railway 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 ...