Infrastructure news – Page 7

  • The maintenance vehicle to be used on SEPTA's Norristown High Speed Line has snow ploughs at both ends.
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    Maintenance vehicle delivered to Philadelphia


    USA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has taken delivery of a maintenance vehicle and a flat wagon with driving cab for use on the Norristown High Speed Line rapid transit route. The Plasser American PMC50 vehicle is fitted with a National Crane 400B crane, a hydraulic tool power circuit and ...

  • Transport for London is among the recipients of funding for the purchase of emission-free buses.
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    Emission-free bus funding announced


    UK: The government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles is providing a total of £48m for emission-free buses and associated infrastructure in various cities, Buses Minister Nusrat Ghani announced on February 6. The 19 successful bidders that took part in the ultra-low emission bus scheme competition last year are to ...

  • Stuttgart is to receive 58 more Class 430 EMUs (Photo: DB/Wolfgang Klee).
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    Extra Stuttgart S-Bahn EMUs will support ATO project


    GERMANY: The Stuttgart regional government has approved the purchase of 58 four-car Class 430 electric multiple-units and the installation of ETCS Level 2 and automatic train operation on the entire S-Bahn fleet. Trains from the €421·8m order are to be delivered by 2022. The Land of Baden-Württemberg is ...

  • King Mohammed VI officially opens Casablanca’s second tram line.
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    King opens second Casablanca tram line


    MOROCCO: King Mohammed VI officially opened Casablanca’s second tram line on January 23, with revenue services starting the following day. Line T2 runs between Sidi Bernoussi and Aïn Diab. It has a total length of 22·5 km, including 15 km of new alignment and 7·5 km of existing line between ...

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    Lucknow Metro begins using automatic train operation


    INDIA: Lucknow Metro trains began running in attended automatic train operation mode on January 21. Trains have been running under manual driving with automatic train protection since the initial 8·5 km Transport Nagar – Charbagh section of the north–south line opened in September 2017. The train operators now give a ...

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    Testing commences on full length of Sydney Metro Northwest


    AUSTRALIA: The first test along the full length of the Metro Northwest route in Sydney took place on January 14, when a train travelled the 36 km from Tallawong in the northwest to Chatswood. The initial phase of the city’s first metro line is due to open in the ...

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    Maharashtra approves Nagpur metro Phase 2


    INDIA: Plans for the second phase of the Nagpur metro network were formally adopted by the Maharashtra state government on January 8, and the Detailed Project Report submitted to the national government for endorsement. Expected to take four years to build, Phase 2 would add a ...

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    Manila Line 3 upgrade contract awarded


    PHILIPPNIES: The Department of Transportation has awarded a ¥35·5bn contract for the rehabilitation and maintenance of Manila metro Line 3 to a consortium of Sumitomo Corp and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering. Sumitomo group company TES Philippines will also work on the project. Work is due to start this month ...

  • A joint venture of Implenia and Hochtief has been awarded the €394m contract to build Marienhof S-Bahn station (Image: DB).
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    München second S-Bahn crossing contracts awarded


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded three further major contracts for the construction of the second cross-city S-Bahn route through central München. The 11 km route including a 7 km tunnel under the city centre is scheduled to open in 2026, relieving pressure on the existing S-Bahn tunnel where trains operate ...

  • The first section of elevated metro line in Toshkent is under construction.
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    Toshkent elevated metro line under construction


    UZBEKISTAN: The first section of an elevated metro line in Toshkent is being built by national railway company UTY to designs by the Boshtransloyiha engineering institute. Starting at the Olmazor terminus of the Toshkent metro’s existing Chilonzor Line, the 7·1 km Sergili Line will run south above Choshtepa, Mirzo Tursunzoda ...

  • MTA has been gradually refurbishing many of the cross-river tunnels on the New York Subway to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
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    MTA accepts revised approach to Subway tunnel blockade


    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on January 3 that it had accepted a series of recommendations put forward by academics and engineering specialists to limit the disruption of a planned rebuilding of the Canarsie/L Subway line’s tunnel under the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Canarsie/L ...

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    CAF to supply catenary-free trams to Parramatta


    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded contracts for the construction and operation of Stage 1 of the Parramatta light rail project. A joint venture of Downer and CPB Contractors has been awarded the A$840m civil works contract, while the A$536m fit-out and operations contract has been signed ...

  • Dazhushan station under construction on an elevated section of Qingdao Line 13. (Photo: wikipedia/Sprt98)
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    Qingdao opens coastal metro Line 13


    CHINA: An isolated regional metro line was opened in the eastern port city of Qingdao on December 26. Designated Line 13, but originally known as R3, the Jiaonan line is currently not connected to the rest of the city’s metro network. Starting from Jinggangshan Lu in the Huangdao port district ...

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    Contractor selected to modernise Chicago Red and Purple lines


    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has selected a joint venture of Walsh Construction Co, Fluor and Stantec Consulting Services as preferred bidder for Phase One of a project to modernise the Red and Purple metro lines. The $2·1bn project aims to expand capacity on the busiest metro line in Chicago. ...

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  • The damaged tunnel section has been temporarily stabilised pending permanent repairs.
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    Tunnel failure delays Perth airport rail link


    AUSTRALIA: Opening of the Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth is now expected in the second half of 2021, Western Australia’s Minister of Transport & Planning Rita Saffioti announced on December 18. Being built at a cost of A$1·86bn, the 8·5 km suburban railway to the airport and Forrestfield will diverge from ...

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    Singapore North East Line upgrades to start next month


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded CRRC Nanjing Puzhen a S$116·7m contract for the midlife overhaul of the first-generation trains operating on the North East Line. Alstom supplied the 25 six-car trainsets for the opening of the North East Line in 2003. The overhaul will include new interiors, as ...

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    Budapest railway projects approved


    HUNGARY: The government has approved projects to develop the suburban rail network serving Budapest. It plans an investment in the region of HF1tr, to be partly funded by the EU. HÉV lines H6 and H7 are to be connected by building a new section of track at Közvágóhíd, and ...

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    Hudson-Bergen light rail extension progresses


    USA: New Jersey transport agency NJ Transit has awarded a design and preliminary engineering contract worth $160·2m to WSP USA to develop the Route 440 extension of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail network. The 1·1 km extension would take the existing Jersey City branch of HBLR from West Side Avenue ...

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    Crossrail opening likely to be delayed further


    UK: Transport for London confirmed on December 10 that the Crossrail tunnels under central London are unlikely to open in autumn 2019, and that a new financing package had been agreed to meet the additional costs incurred through the delay. The tunnels that will form the central part of ...