Infrastructure news – Page 9

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    Manila metro Line 3 upgrade financing agreed

    2018-11-08T10:13:48Z

    PHILIPPINES: The government signed a loan agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency on November 8 for the metro Line 3 rehabilitation project. The 40-year, ¥38·1bn loan will fund the overhaul of infrastructure and rolling stock on Line 3 with the aim of returning it to its design capacity, as ...

  • Future Designs developed three types of bespoke lighting unit for Elizabeth Line stations.
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    Powerful LED lights to illuminate Elizabeth Line stations

    2018-11-06T10:52:32Z

    UK: Office lighting specialist Future Designs has designed and supplied three types of bespoke lighting units to illuminate the passenger areas of stations on the underground section of London’s future Elizabeth Line. The lighting concept for the station concourse, escalator and platform areas aims to emphasise the spatial envelope rather ...

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    Lionet tram on test in Perm

    2018-11-05T09:46:22Z

    RUSSIA: A PK Transportnye Systemy Lionet tram has started a period of passenger-carrying tests on a part of Route 11 in Perm. The single-section Lionet was displayed at the InnoTrans 2018 trade fair in Berlin during September. The municipality plans to renew its fleet by 2023, and the ...

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    Palermo suburban line reopens following modernisation

    2018-11-01T13:37:20Z

    ITALY: The Passante suburban railway in Palermo has reopened after a three-year closure for modernisation. The project includes double-tracking the line between Palermo Centrale and Punta Raisi, adding 12 stations, eliminating 22 level crossings, and building a new underground section between Palermo and Capaci. So far only the ...

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    Expanded PATH station opens at Harrison

    2018-10-31T13:52:12Z

    USA: An expanded metro station opened at Harrison, New Jersey, on October 30, serving the Newark branch of the PATH metro network which links Lower Manhattan with destinations across the Hudson River. Harrison station serves a growing development zone just across the Passaic River from Newark city centre; this includes ...

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    Government confirms £350m loan for Crossrail

    2018-10-29T14:28:01Z

    UK: The Department for Transport is to provide £350m of short-term repayable financing to the Mayor of London for the year 2018/19 to cover additional work required for the Crossrail project, Rail Minister Jo Johnson announced on October 26. The funding is intended as an interim measure as discussions ...

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    Lisboa metro modernisation moves ahead

    2018-10-26T15:00:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Metropolitano de Lisboa has called tenders for the supply of 14 three-car trainsets and CBTC to replace the signalling, which dates from the 1970s. A total investment of €127m is planned. The new rolling stock is expected to arrive in 2022, with entry into service of the trains ...

  • Barcelona city council and the Sagrada Família have signed an agreement which will see a package of transport improvements funded by the organisation building the famous church designed by Antoni Gaudí.
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    Sagrada Família to fund Barcelona transport improvements

    2018-10-19T12:53:16Z

    SPAIN: Barcelona city council and the Sagrada Família have signed an agreement which will see a package of transport improvements funded by the organisation building the famous church designed by Antoni Gaudí. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, the church attracts 20 million visitors a year, with 4·5 million ...

  • The FAST Consortium which is building Riyadh Metro Line 4 has been awarded a contract to build a two-station extension to serve King Khalid International Airport.
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    Riyadh Metro airport extension contract awarded

    2018-10-18T15:30:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The FAST Consortium which is building Riyadh Metro Line 4 has been awarded a contract to build a two-station extension to serve King Khalid International Airport. This will include a 1·5 km viaduct and two elevated stations with direct access to airport terminals 1/2 and ...

  • Construction of Taoyuan Metro’s Green Line was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony for a 9·8 km elevated section of the route in the Bade district on October 15.
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    Construction of Taoyuan’s Green Line officially begins

    2018-10-18T09:52:44Z

    TAIWAN: Construction of Taoyuan Metro’s Green Line was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony for a 9·8 km elevated section of the route in the Bade district on October 15. Mayor Cheng Wen-Tsan said the line would be the first route to be developed by the city’s municipal government, after ...

  • MBTA has awarded Barletta Heavy Division a $217·7m contract to modernise signalling systems on the Red and Orange metro lines in Boston.
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    Boston metro signalling contract awarded

    2018-10-16T10:17:20Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded Barletta Heavy Division a $217·7m design-build contract to modernise signalling systems to improve reliability and reduce headways on the Red and Orange metro lines in Boston. Completion is planned for mid-2022, as part of MBTA’s $2bn Red Line/Orange Line infrastructure improvement programme. Digital ...

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    Atlanta public transport expansion plan approved

    2018-10-11T13:54:56Z

    USA: The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority board of directors has approved the ‘More MARTA Atlanta’ programme of public transport expansion. More MARTA Atlanta envisages 17 projects, including 35 km of light rail and 23 km of bus rapid transit routes. There would be a further 42 km of ...

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    Auckland City Rail Link fit-out contractor selected

    2018-10-11T10:11:08Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Project promoter City Rail Link Ltd has selected the Systems Integration, Testing & Commissioning Alliance joint venture of RCR Tomlinson and design partners Opus International Consultants for the interim project alliance agreement covering railway systems for the City Rail Link project in Auckland. SITC will work with ...

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    Vertical platform gates to be tested in Paris

    2018-10-10T09:32:05Z

    FRANCE: SNCF’s Transilien business unit is to test vertically-rising platform edge gates from South Korean technology company sTraffic at Vanves-Malakoff station in southern Paris. Under a contract awarded at the end of 2017, the gates are due to be installed by April 2019 for a one-year trial. sTraffic has set ...

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    Work starts on Wien metro reconfiguration

    2018-10-09T10:54:03Z

    AUSTRIA: A groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Matzleinsdorfer Platz station on October 8 marked the start of work on the reconfiguration of Wien metro Line U2 and new driverless Line U5. The event was attended by Transport Minister Norbert Hofer, Deputy Mayor Maria Vassilakou, city transport senator ...

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    Work begins on T13 Express tram-train route in Paris

    2018-10-08T10:24:09Z

    FRANCE: Work on the T13 Express tram-train project in the western suburbs of Paris was officially launched on October 5, with the start of construction of a new depot at Versailles. The first 18·8 km phase would introduce tram-train services from the existing RER station at Saint-Cyr to Noisy-le-Roi ...

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    Grand Paris signalling contract awarded

    2018-10-04T13:36:32Z

    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Thales a contract to supply signalling for the driverless lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express metro project. Siemens Mobility will supply CBTC signalling and act as systems integrator. Thales will be responsible ...

  • Société du Grand Paris reports that two tunnel boring machines are already in use on the programme, but this number will rise to more than 10 by the end of 2019.
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    Grand Paris Line 15 South unlikely to meet Olympics deadline

    2018-09-28T14:44:16Z

    FRANCE: Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express automated metro project around Ile-de-France is unlikely to be open in time for the French capital to host the Olympic Games in 2024, the project promoter has said. Speaking to the Le Parisien newspaper on September 25, Thierry Dallard, President of ...

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    Orange County Streetcar construction contract awarded

    2018-09-27T13:31:08Z

    USA: Orange County Transportation Authority has awarded Walsh Construction Co a $220·5m contract to build the OC Streetcar line. Construction of the 6·7 km route between Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center and Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove is due to begin later this year for opening in 2021. ...

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    Grand Paris fit-out contract awarded

    2018-09-25T08:59:18Z

    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded a consortium of Colas Rail (70%) and Alstom (30%) a €155m contract to supply track and rigid catenary for the eastern part of Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express. The 69-month contract covers 17 km of Line 15 with eight ...