All Infrastructure articles – Page 11

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

    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 Sanpaolo and Standard ...

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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 ...

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    Siemens to supply signalling for driverless metro extension in Singapore


    SINGAPORE: Siemens has been selected to supply CBTC signalling for the Downtown Line extension to Sungei Bedok, the company announced on March 2. The €90m contract includes the installation of platform screen doors at the two stations. The 2·2 km extension of the driverless line is planned to open ...

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    Grand Paris CBTC contract awarded


    FRANCE: RATP has awarded Siemens a contract to supply CBTC signalling for the southern extension of metro Line 14 being built as part of the Grand Paris Express project. Siemens’ Trainguard MT will replace the current signalling on the existing stretch of the driverless line. It will also be ...

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    Kuala Lumpur LRT3 signalling contract awarded


    MALAYSIA: Project promoter Prasarana has appointed a consortium of Siemens and Rasma Corp to supply signalling and train control for the LRT3 project in Kuala Lumpur. The contract includes the supply of an intrusion preventive system and platform edge doors. Expected to be completed in February 2021, the mostly ...

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    Testing begins in Crossrail Thames tunnel


    UK: A Class 345 trainset started test running through the Elizabeth Line’s Thames tunnel in east London on the night of February 25-26. The train is running on a short section of the southeastern branch between Abbey Wood and the Connaught Tunnel portal on the north side of the ...

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    Government revises Grand Paris Express construction timetable


    FRANCE: Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne have confirmed changes to the planned construction timetable for the Grand Paris Express automated metro. Announcing details of the revised construction schedule on February 22, the government reaffirmed that the 200 km project would go ahead in its entirety, but ...

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    Tokyo metro CBTC test train equipped


    JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric announced on February 22 that it had installed wayside and onboard radio equipment for a trial of CBTC signalling on part of the Tokyo metro. Mitsubishi will work with operator Tokyo Metro to test the equipment on a three-station branch of the Marunouchi Line between Nakano-sakaue ...

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    Mumbai metro Line 3 electrification contracts awarded


    INDIA: Mumbai Metro Rail Corp signed contracts on February 21 for the power supply works and electrification of metro Line 3. Larsen & Toubro won the power supply contract. A consortium of Alstom Transport India and Alstom Transport is to electrify the line with a 25 kV AC rigid ...

  • The first Grand Paris Express tunnel boring machine was officially launched on February 3 at Champigny-sur-Marne.

    More Grand Paris Express contracts let as delays are confirmed


    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has announced the award of construction contracts for sections of Lines 14, 16 and 17 which need to be completed in time for the 2024 Olympic Games. Worth €1·84bn, the work has been placed with a group formed of Eiffage Génie Civil, Razel Bec, Eiffage ...

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    Singapore metro upgrade contracts awarded


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded three contracts for the upgrade of power supply and track circuits on the North-South and East-West metro lines. Meiden Singapore has won two contracts totalling S$500m to upgrade the power supply, and a separate S$73m contract has gone to a consortium of Siemens ...

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    Alstom and SNC-Lavalin to build Montréal’s automated metro


    CANADA: CDPQ Infra announced the winning bidders for the construction and operation of the Réseau Électrique Métropolitain automated metro project in Montréal on February 8. Construction is due to start in April, with testing to start at the end of 2020 and passenger services on the first branch beginning ...

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    Graz tram project funding agreement signed


    AUSTRIA: Graz Mayor Siegfried Nagl and Steiermark Infrastructure Minister Anton Lang signed an agreement on February 5 for financing of six tram projects in the city. The Land of Steiermark will provide €43·8m of the €117·4m total in 15 yearly instalments, with the city council providing a further ...

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    Tracklaying starts on Manchester’s Trafford Park tram extension


    UK: Tracklaying on the Trafford Park extension of the Manchester Metrolink light rail network began on February 1 at Parkway Circle. Civil works on the 5·5 km mostly segregated route with six stops began in late 2016 and is being undertaken by the MPact Thales consortium of Laing O’Rourke, ...

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    Sardinia transport funding approved


    ITALY: Sardinia regional government approved the allocation of €117·6m from EU funds for four public transport projects on January 23. The proposals must now be approved by the country’s Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport. The largest investment would be €60·1m to build a light rail line in Cagliari from ...

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    Shanghai driverless metro contract awarded


    CHINA: Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co has awarded the signalling contract for metro Line 14 to the Thales SEC Transport joint venture of Thales and Shanghai Electric. Scheduled to open at the end of 2020, the driverless east-west line would run 38·5 km underground, serving 31 stations.