Infrastructure news – Page 12

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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 ...

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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. Contract ...

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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, ...

  • The Route 2020 project will extend the Dubai Metro’s Red Line by 15 km from Nakheel Harbour & Tower to the Expo 2020 site.
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    Dubai Metro extension financial close


    UAE: Financial close for Phase 2 of the Route 2020 project to extend the Dubai Metro’s Red Line by 15 km from Nakheel Harbour & Tower to the Expo 2020 site was achieved on March 20. Banco Santander, First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC Bank Middle East, Intesa ...

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    Roma suburban upgrade agreement signed


    ITALY: The region of Lazio has signed a framework agreement with infrastructure manager RFI for the upgrade of several suburban lines serving Roma. The agreement signed on February 22 includes projects worth €665m over five years, which would be financed by RFI. Signalling is to be upgraded between Settebagni ...

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    Edinburgh tram extension shortlist


    UK: City of Edinburgh Council announced on March 13 that it had prequalified four bidders for a contract to build the proposed tram extension to Newhaven. The 4·6 km eastern extension from York Place to Leith and Newhaven was originally to have been built as the part of the ...

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    Italian transport funding approved


    ITALY: The Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport allocated €190·9m for urban rail projects in seven cities on March 7. €40m has been earmarked for the upgrade of the Milano – Limbiate interurban tram line. Milano Municipality is contributing a further €103m towards the modernisation of the route, which was ...

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    Sydney metro Central station contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded Laing O’Rourke a A$955m contract to build the Sydney Metro platforms and concourse at Central station. The work covers the excavation and construction of underground platforms beneath platforms 13 and 14 of the main line station. A 19 m wide underground ...

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    Bombardier wins Bukit Panjang upgrade contract


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Bombardier a S$344·3m contract to upgrade the Bukit Panjang peoplemover. This will include new vehicles, signalling and electrification. Work is due to commence this year on modernising the 7·8 km automated line in the northwest of the city. The new vehicles and signalling ...