Infrastructure news – Page 11

  • 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 ...

  • Map of the Green Line automated metro project in Taoyuan.
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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 ...

  • The first line of the Taoyuan metro opened in 2017.
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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 September ...

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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 Commission ...

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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 ...

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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 ...