Infrastructure news – Page 11

  • 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 ...

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    Dublin MetroLink designers appointed


    IRELAND: A consortium of Jacobs Engineering Group and Idom has been selected by Transport Infrastructure Ireland to assist with development of the Dublin MetroLink north-south metro line, under a contract announced on May 9. Working with TII and the National Transport Authority, the consortium will take the scheme through the ...

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    Transport for London awards long-term drone inspection licence


    UK: Transport for London has granted approval for Lanes Rail to use drones to carry out of asset surveys. This is the first long-term drone licence that TfL has awarded, and comes after a 12-month testing and approval process. In addition to having a Civil Aviation Authority UAV licence, ...

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    Istanbul to increase capacity on Line M1


    TURKEY: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality expects to call tenders on May 15 to increase capacity on metro Line M1. The municipality expects the work on the 21 km route to take 2½ years. All station platforms are to be lengthened to accommodate five-car trainsets instead of four-car maximum now, and ...

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    Brussels inaugurates Marconi depot


    BELGIUM: The new Marconi tram depot and maintenance facility in the southern Brussels district of Uccle was formally inaugurated on April 27 by the Minister of Mobility for the Brussels Capital Region Pascal Smet, STIB Chairman Thomas Ryckalts and CEO Brieuc de Meeûs. Financed by the Capital Region, the €80m ...

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    Rail boost in Auckland transport plan


    NEW ZEALAND: Further investment in suburban and light rail is to be funded under the NZ$28bn Auckland Transport Alignment Programme unveiled by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff on April 26. Described as the country's largest ever civil construction programme, ATAP 2018 is intended to ‘create a 21st ...

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    Durham-Orange Light Rail construction management consultant appointed


    USA: Transport agency GoTriangle has selected a Gannett Fleming/WSP joint venture as its construction management consultant for the planned light rail project in North Carolina’s Durham and Orange counties. The joint venture is to provide a constructability review, estimating, contract packaging, design and specification review services under the first phase ...

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    Chicago Blue Line resignalling contract awarded


    USA: The Chicago Transit Board has awarded a Kiewit-Aldridge joint venture a $152·9m contract to undertake signalling renewal works between Jefferson Park and O’Hare on the Blue Line. Announcing the contract on April 18, CTA said this would be the first major signalling renewal since the section of the Blue ...

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    Naumburg trams to return to the Hauptbahnhof


    GERMANY: Work is expected to start in May on the construction of a short extension of the Naumburg tramway to the forecourt of the town’s main station. While the extension will be just 80 m long, bringing the trams to the front of the station will provide a more convenient ...

  • Vossloh Rail Services has completed an audit of the condition of the track on the Le Havre tramway on behalf of Transdev company CTPO.
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    Vossloh audits Le Havre tramway track condition


    FRANCE: Vossloh Rail Services has completed an audit of the condition of the track on the Le Havre tramway on behalf of Transdev company CTPO which operates the network. Vossloh combined its latest measurement and testing technology with ‘high performance’ analysis software it has developed. The results provided the operator ...

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    Preferred bidder selected to build Toronto’s Finch West light rail line


    CANADA: Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area transport authority Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario announced on April 11 that they had selected Mosaic Transit Group as preferred bidder to build the Finch West light rail project in Toronto. The consortium comprises Aecon, ACS Infrastructure Canada and CRH Canada Group, each with ...

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    Upgraded Ankara suburban rail line reopens


    TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım attended a ceremony on April 12 to mark the reopening of the Başkentray suburban line in Ankara following its upgrade. The 37 km route between Kayaş in the east and Sincan in the west, operated with a fleet of ...

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    Montréal automated metro contracts signed


    CANADA: CDPQ Infra signed the contracts for the Réseau Électrique Métropolitain automated metro project in Montréal on April 12, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held on the same day. The 67 km network is intended to link the south shore suburbs, the city centre, the airport, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and Deux-Montagnes, serving ...

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    Siemens to supply electric bus charging stations to Denmark


    DENMARK: Siemens has signed a framework contract with public transport authority Movia to supply rapid charging stations for electric buses, the manufacturer announced on April 11. The charging infrastructure is being deployed as part of a programme agreed in 2017 between 45 municipalities with the aim of making bus ...

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    Ansaldo STS wins Paris metro CBTC contract


    FRANCE: Ansaldo STS is to supply CBTC signalling equipment for Line 6 of the Paris metro. The contract with RATP announced on April 6 is worth €17·6m. Ansaldo STS is to supply its Zone Controller and Frontam lineside equipment for the 14 km line with 28 stations as part ...

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    New cross-city line in €5bn Madrid suburban plan


    SPAIN: On April 5 Development Minister Íñigo de la Serna unveiled a 2018-25 investment plan for Madrid’s Cercanías suburban network, the result of a year-long study by the Ministry of Development, infrastructure authority ADIF and train operator RENFE. To improve reliability and service quality, the plan has an investment budget ...

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    Durmazlar trams to run off-wire in Istanbul


    TURKEY: Alstom announced on April 5 that it is to supply its APS ground-level power supply technology for tram route T5, which is under construction in Istanbul. Alstom will also provide staff training and a two-year warranty. APS uses an embedded third rail to supply power to trams, removing ...

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    Civil works awarded for Paris Line 14 extension


    FRANCE: RATP has awarded two contracts to undertake civil works on the southern extension of its driverless metro Line 14, which will run for 14 km between Olympiades and Orly Airport. The project is being funded by Société du Grand Paris as part of the Grand Paris Express programme. ...

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    Wiener Lokalbahnen inaugurates new depot


    AUSTRIA: On March 21 light rail operator Wiener Lokalbahnen inaugurated a new depot at Inzersdorf south of Wien city centre. Following 26 months of work, the 6 500 m² facility brings together more than 200 operations and maintenance staff. There are 1 720 m of depot and stabling tracks, ...