Infrastructure news – Page 5

  • tn_fr-rer-linea-ccu-vincennes
    Metro Report International

    ​RER Line A control centralised


    FRANCE: Operational control of Paris RER Line A has been concentrated at a single location with effect from September 2, although ownership of the route remains split between SNCF and RATP. Under a project launched earlier this year, the SNCF Réseau and SNCF Mobilités staff responsible for ...

  • tn_gb-london-circle-line-paddington-AJG
    Metro Report International

    First Circle Line junctions converted to CBTC operation


    UK: A second section of London Underground’s Circle Line was converted to automatic train operation over the weekend of August 31-September 1, with the commissioning of CBTC signalling under the Four Lines Modernisation programme. Covering the so-called Signal Migration Areas 1 and 2, the work ...

  • The Greater London Authority’s East London Line - Growth Capacity programme aims to support the development of new homes.
    Metro Report International

    East London Line capacity increase project receives government funding


    UK: The Greater London Authority’s East London Line – Growth Capacity programme has been allocated an £80·8m from the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund. This project envisages an increase in the frequency of London Overground services on the core section of the East London Line between Dalston Junction and ...

  • tn_ca-quebec_tram_impression_01.jpg
    Metro Report International

    Québec City transport funding announced


    CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Québec’s Minister of Transport François Bonnardel announced joint funding to establish tram and bus rapid transit routes in Québec City on August 19. The Québec provincial government will provide C$1·8bn, with a further C$1·2bn coming from the federal government’s Investing in Canada ...

  • Photo: Toma Bačić
    Metro Report International

    Moscow Sheremetyevo airport rail link expansion underway


    RUSSIA: Russian Railways has begun construction of a rail link to serve terminals B and C at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport’s northern terminal complex. The first stage, to be completed in 2022, includes a 3 km mostly double-track line from the existing Sheremetyevo-2 station at the southern terminal complex to ...

  • Glendora is one of four planned stops on the first phase.
    Metro Report International

    Kiewit and Parsons awarded Los Angeles Gold Line extension contract


    USA: The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority awarded the main design-build contract for the Foothill Gold Line light rail extension to a joint venture of Kiewit and Parsons, the authority announced on August 14. The $805·6m contact covers the first phase of the eastern extension from APU/Citrus College ...

  • Photo:
    Metro Report International

    New York’s 42 St Shuttle to be refurbished


    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on August 2 that the 42 St Shuttle metro line in Manhattan is to be modernised. Work is due to begin on August 16 and end in 2022, with no interruptions to service. Opened in 1904, the 42 St Shuttle connects ...

  • tn_il-jerusalem-tram-red-green-intersection-impression_01.jpg
    Metro Report International

    Jerusalem Green Line concession awarded


    ISRAEL: The TransJerusalem J-Net consortium of CAF and Shapir has been awarded a PPP concession to build and operate the Green Line tram project in Jerusalem. TransJerusalem J-Net beat a bid from a consortium of Shikun & Binui, Egged, CRRC, Comsa, Efatec and MPK. As well as ...

  • Bombardier is to supply Innovia 300 monorail trainsets for the two lines being developed in Cairo.
    Metro Report International

    Cairo monorail contract signed


    EGYPT: A design, build and operate contract for two driverless monorail lines serving Cairo was signed by the National Authority for Tunnels and a consortium of Bombardier Transportation, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors on August 5. The consortium was named preferred bidder in May for the contract, which ...

  • The Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility will contain the operations control centre and the maintenance depot for the fleet of 26 five-section light rail vehicles being supplied by CAF.
    Metro Report International

    Maryland Purple Line depot topped out


    USA: The Maryland Transit Administration held a ceremony on July 30 to mark the topping out of the Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility being built for the future Purple Line light rail route. Planned to accommodate 200 staff when fully operational, the 15 800 m2 site will contain ...

  • tn_vogel-ploetscher-HMG-robel.jpg  tn_vogel-ploetscher-CTS-trolley.jpg
    Metro Report International

    Robel takes stake in Vogel & Plötscher


    GERMANY: Track maintenance plant supplier Robel has taken a majority stake in Vogel & Plötscher GmbH, which specialises in track measurement systems and electric drives. Based at Breisach in Baden-Württemberg, Vogel & Plötscher will continue to trade as an independent business following the acquisition of a 70% stake in ...

  • Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney.
    Metro Report International

    Catenary-free tram running tested in Sydney


    AUSTRALIA: Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney, Transport for New South Wales announced on July 30. The 2 km section from Town Hall to the northern terminus at Circular Quay is equipped with Alstom’s APS ...

  • Photo: Alstom/H Koh
    Metro Report International

    More trains ordered as tunnelling begins on Singapore Circle Line extension


    SINGAPORE: Tunnelling started on the Circle Line Stage 6 extension on July 25 with the launch of the tunnel boring machine at Keppel station. The TBM will bore a tunnel to HarbourFront, and will be followed by two more, expected to be launched in September and October. The ...

  • Attending the signing ceremony were Auckland Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore, Transport Minister Phil Twyford, CRL Ltd Chair Sir Brian Roche and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.
    Metro Report International

    Auckland City Rail Link contract signed


    NEW ZEALAND: The main contract for construction of the tunnels and stations on the Auckland City Rail Link was formally signed on July 19, at an event attended by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Project promoter City Rail Link had selected the Link Alliance consortium ...

  • Plzeň transport operator PMDP and the European Investment Bank have signed a €50m loan agreement.
    Metro Report International

    Trams, trolleybuses and a greener depot for Plzeň


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň transport operator PMDP and the European Investment Bank have signed a €50m loan agreement which will be used to finance the purchase of 34 trams and approximately 34 trolleybuses to replace existing vehicles, as well as the modernisation of the Slovany tram depot and power supply infrastructure. ...

  • us-dallas_blue_line_extension_02.jpg
    Metro Report International

    FTA grant for Dallas light rail capacity improvement


    USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit has signed a $61m grant agreement with the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration for the lengthening of platforms at 28 stops on the Red and Blue lines. The grant announced on June 27 is part of FTA’s Capital Investment Grants programme. ...

  • The funding agreement was signed on the platform of the disused Siemensstadt station.
    Metro Report International

    Siemensstadt S-Bahn funding agreement


    GERMANY: The long-disused S-Bahn branch to the Berlin suburb of Siemensstadt and Gartenfeld is set to be reactivated following the signing of an agreement between Deutsche Bahn’s Board Member for Infrastructure Ronald Pofalla and the city’s Mayor Michael Müller on July 28 to fund the necessary planning studies at an ...

  • tn_cl-santiago-metro-station-caf_02.jpg
    Metro Report International

    Systra selected for Santiago Line 7


    CHILE: Metro de Santiago has selected Systra to provide consultancy services for construction of driverless metro Line 7, including the design of railway systems, workshops and rolling stock, the company announced on June 25. Line 7 is one of three new routes and four extensions announced by President Sebastián Piñera ...

  • The Finch West light rail line is due to open in 2023.
    Metro Report International

    CBTC supplier selected for Finch West light rail line


    CANADA: Mosaic Transit Group has selected Thales to supply signalling for the Finch West light rail line being developed in Toronto. Thales is to supply its SelTrac CBTC technology. Last year Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area transport authority Metrolinx selected Mosaic Transit Group to build the 11 km light ...

  • Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project.
    Metro Report International

    South Wales Metro ECI contracts awarded


    UK: Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project. The project which is scheduled to be completed in 2023 covers modernisation, capacity enhancement and electrification works on branch lines ...