Infrastructure news – Page 6

  • President Mauricio Macri inaugurated a new viaduct on the Retiro – Tigre branch of the Mitre suburban railway serving Buenos Aires on May 10.
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    Elevated section of Buenos Aires commuter line inaugurated

    2019-05-14T13:52:41Z

    ARGENTINA: President Mauricio Macri inaugurated a new viaduct on the Retiro – Tigre branch of the Mitre suburban railway serving Buenos Aires on May 10. The 3·9 km structure between Avenida Dorrego and Avenida Monroe eliminates eight level crossings. Two stations on the section have been rebuilt. Belgrano station ...

  • FS owns a stake in Milano metro Line 5 concessionaire Metro 5 SpA.
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    Urban mobility a feature of FS Group’s investment plan

    2019-05-14T12:57:24Z

    ITALY: State railway holding FS Group Chief Executive Gianfranco Battisti unveiled an ‘unprecedented’ spending programme on May 10, with €58bn to be invested across various modes in 2019-23. A total of €28bn is to be spent on rail infrastructure and €14bn on the strategic road network through FS Group’s ...

  • Plans to launch of Elizabeth Line services through central London during a ‘six-month delivery window with a midpoint at the end of 2020’ have been announced by Crossrail Ltd.
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    Elizabeth Line launch planned for 2020-21

    2019-04-26T09:14:36Z

    UK: A ‘robust and realistic’ plan for the launch of Elizabeth Line services through central London during a ‘six-month delivery window with a midpoint at the end of 2020’ was announced by project promoter Crossrail Ltd on April 25. The opening was originally planned for December 2018, but in August ...

  • Factors which contributed to the delay to the opening of Crossrail are set out in a report released by the London Assembly Transport Committee.
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    Crossrail Ltd culture criticised in London Assembly report

    2019-04-23T15:06:21Z

    UK: Factors which contributed to the delay to the opening of the Crossrail line through London are set out in a report released by the London Assembly Transport Committee on April 23, along with recommendations intended to ensure that other large infrastructure schemes can be completed successfully. The project to ...

  • Construction of the City Rail Link is already underway in Lower Queen Street, where the cross-city tunnels will convert Auckland's existing Britomart terminus into a through station.
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    Costs rise as Auckland City Rail Link contract awarded

    2019-04-22T06:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Project promoter CRL Ltd has selected the Link Alliance as preferred bidder for the main works package to construct the City Rail Link loop line under central Auckland. Awarded both the C3 contract to build the twin-bore tunnels and three stations and a separate NZ$75m early works contract, ...

  • Preferred bidders have been selected for the three main works packages to build and equip Brisbane’s A$5·4bn cross-city rail link.
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    Brisbane Cross River contractors selected

    2019-04-15T09:06:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Queensland government’s Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has selected preferred bidders for the three main works packages to build and equip Brisbane’s A$5·4bn cross-city rail link. Enabling works are already underway for the 10·2 km line linking Bowen Hills with Dutton Park, and major construction is expected to ...

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    Naming ceremony for Grand Paris Express TBM

    2019-04-09T13:53:18Z

    FRANCE: The first tunnel boring machine to excavate metro Line 14 South of the Grand Paris Express network was named at a ceremony at Thiais on April 3. Next month, TBM Claire will start boring the initial 4·5 km section of tunnel between the future Pont de Rungis ...

  • The Southern Program Alliance consortium of Acciona Geotech subsidiary Coleman Rail, Lendlease and WSP has been awarded a A$536m contract for grade separation works in southeast Melbourne.
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    Melbourne grade separation contract awarded

    2019-04-09T12:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Southern Program Alliance consortium of Acciona Geotech subsidiary Coleman Rail, Lendlease and WSP has been awarded a A$536m contract for grade separation works in southeast Melbourne. The contract announced on April 1 is an extension of a A$588m contract to remove level crossings which had been won ...

  • Alstom is to supply CBTC signalling for three Mumbai metro lines.
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    Alstom to signal three driverless Mumbai metro lines

    2019-03-28T11:36:57Z

    INDIA: Project promoter Delhi Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom a contract to supply signalling and telecoms for Mumbai metro lines 2A, 2B and 7. Alstom will supply its Urbalis 400 CBTC equipment to support driverless operation. This will include both wayside and onboard equipment for the 63 six-car ...

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    Salzburger Lokalbahn extension agreement signed

    2019-03-27T12:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: The federal government and the Land and city of Salzburg signed a letter of intent on March 25 to extend and upgrade the Salzburger Lokalbahn railway. The agreement was signed by federal Transport Ministger Norbert Hofer, Salzburg Land Governor Wilfried Haslauer, Land Transport Minister Stefan Schnöll and Mayor Harald ...

  • Opening ceremonies for the rebuilt station at Kita-Ayase were held on March 15, with regular services starting the following day. Photos: Akihiro Nakamura
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    Chiyoda Line branch runs through

    2019-03-25T08:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Tokyo Metro has started running through services onto the 2·1 km Kita-Ayase branch of the capital’s Chiyoda Line, in order to serve a developing area in the northeast of the city. The branch running north from Ayase station, where the Chiyoda Line connects end-on with JR East’s Joban Line, ...

  • The first section of the London Underground network has been switched over to a Thales signalling system which is being rolled out across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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    First stage of ‘highly complex’ London Underground resignalling goes live

    2019-03-20T10:36:23Z

    UK: The first section of the London Underground network has been switched over to a Thales signalling system which is being rolled out across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines under Transport for London’s Four Lines Modernisation programme. The complex network of interlinked tracks collectively known as ...

  • President Erdoğan officially opened the 77 km Marmaray suburban rail corridor across Istanbul.
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    Marmaray suburban rail corridor across Istanbul opened

    2019-03-13T10:00:00Z

    TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially opened the 77 km Marmaray suburban rail corridor across Istanbul on March 12, 15 years after construction began. The President rode an inaugural train from the opening ceremony at Kartal on the Asian side of the route east as far as Gebze, where suburban ...

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    Boston subway signalling contract awarded

    2019-03-04T15:08:51Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded Alstom and construction contractor Barletta Heavy Division an €80m contract to modernise the signalling on Boston’s Red and Orange metro lines, covering a total of 72 km and 41 stations. The project which is scheduled to be completed in 2020 is expected to ...

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    Accessibility and sustainability at the heart of Berlin transport plan

    2019-03-01T17:01:18Z

    GERMANY: The Senate of the Land of Berlin on February 26 issued a 2019-23 transport plan, with accessibility and emissions reduction key components. As well as the bus, tram, U-Bahn and ferry networks operated by municipal company BVG, the plan also addresses multimodal transport investment and integration with the ...

  • CFR has called tenders for the design and construction of a 2·95 km rail connection to Terminal 1 at Henri Coandă International Airport.
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    București airport rail link tendering underway

    2019-02-25T15:15:00Z

    ROMANIA: Infrastructure manager CFR has called tenders for the design and construction of a 2·95 km rail connection to Terminal 1 at Henri Coandă International Airport, which would allow the operation of a direct rail service from the airport to București Nord station. The alignment would include a 1·5 km ...

  • East Japan Railway is to build a third rail route to Haneda Airport in Tokyo.
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    Third rail route to Tokyo Haneda Airport finalised

    2019-02-25T07:00:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway expects to start work in May on its Haneda Airport Access Line, which would provide a third rail link to Tokyo’s largest airport. This is currently served by the Tokyo Monorail from Hamamatsucho and the independent Keikyu Airport Line. Announcing the project on February 15, ...

  • Both Bangalore metro lines are being extended as part of Phase 2.
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    Alstom wins Bangalore metro electrification contract

    2019-02-21T10:33:08Z

    INDIA: Bangalore Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom a €71m contract to provide power supplies and electrification for the extension to the city’s two metro lines being built as part of Phase 2 of BMRC’s network development plan. Alstom is to install 750 V DC third-rail electrification, along with ...

  • Siemens is to modernise signalling on Line A of the Medellín metro.
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    Siemens to upgrade Medellín metro signalling

    2019-02-19T10:31:24Z

    COLOMBIA: Siemens Mobility has won a €42m contract to modernise signalling on Line A of the Medellín metro, the company announced on February 19. Siemens is to install the wayside equipment outside operating hours, with the work on Line A and in the Patio de Bello depot due to ...

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    Tokyo metro’s Shibuya roof in place

    2019-02-14T07:00:00Z

    JAPAN: The final section of the overall roof for Tokyo Metro’s new Ginza Line station at Shibuya was winched into place on the night of February 6-7, marking a major milestone in the ¥29bn station reconstruction project to improve interchange with JR East’s Yamanote Loop suburban services. Designed by ...