All Infrastructure articles – Page 12

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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.

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    København light rail contractors selected


    DENMARK: Siemens has been selected to supply 27 Avenio trams to operate on the Ring 3 light rail line in København. It will supply the 36·9 m long vehicles as part of a consortium with Aarsleff Rail that is preferred bidder for the railway systems contract. Project promoter Hovedstadens ...

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    Funding agreed for T9 in Paris


    FRANCE: Construction of light rail route T9 in the inner southwestern suburbs of Paris is expected to begin later this year following the signature of a funding agreement for the €404m project. The Ile-de-France region is providing 52∙5% of this total, its funding partners being central government (22∙5%), the département ...

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    Lisboa tram and bus investment plan presented


    PORTUGAL: Lisboa bus and tram operator Carris has presented its 2018 budget to the municipality. A total investment of more than €57m is planned for this year, including €43·9m to renew the bus fleet. Carris expects to call tenders for the supply of 250 buses. Other planned investments ...

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    St Louis unveils north-south LRT plan


    USA: Proposals for a north-south light rail line in St Louis have been unveiled by the city authorities at a series of community consultation meetings which began on January 16. East-West Gateway Council of Governments, has launched a conceptual design study for the 27·3 km Northside-Southside LRT in partnership with ...

  • Customs, immigration and quarantine facilities are to be co-located in both Bukit Chagar and Woodlands North.

    Singapore – Malaysia metro agreement signed


    ASIA: A bilateral agreement setting out how the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link cross-border metro project is to be undertaken was signed by the governments of Singapore and Malaysia on January 16. The agreement covers technical, safety and security requirements; the commercial, financing, procurement and regulatory frameworks; ...

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    Amsterdam completes Noord-Zuid metro line


    NETHERLANDS: Construction of the Amsterdam Noord-Zuid metro line has been officially completed and the route is ready for the start of trial operation, the city council announced on January 11. Running from Amsterdam Zuid station to the suburbs north of the IJ river, the 9·8 km line has been under ...

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    Siemens to electrify Ahmedabad metro


    INDIA: Ahmedabad metro project promoter MEGA has awarded Siemens a €76m contract to electrify of the first phase of the city’s metro network. Siemens will electrify two metro lines with a combined length of 39·2 km, as well as providing SCADA equipment. In November, Hyundai Rotem was awarded ...

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    Chengdu driverless metro contracts awarded


    CHINA: Chengdu Railway Corp has awarded contracts for the supply of traction equipment and signalling for the first phase of Chengdu metro Line 9, which will be the city’s first driverless metro line. The two contracts are worth a total of €64m. Line 9 Phase 1 is expected to ...

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    Barcelona tests vertical platform screen doors


    SPAIN: Barcelona public transport operator TMB is to undertake what it says will be the first test of vertical platform screen doors on a metro network, with doors supplied by STraffic of South Korea to be installed at Can Cuiàs station on Line 11 during the second half of 2018. ...

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    Hesop reversible substation introduced to Milano metro


    ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM has put into service a reversible substation at Rogoredo station on metro line M3. Alstom has supplied a 1·5 kV 4 MW Hesop substation. This becomes the second Hesop substation in commercial operation on a metro line, following a 600 V 1 MW substation ...

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    Siemens to supply Bangkok airport peoplemover fleet


    THAILAND: Interlink Communication has awarded Siemens a contract to supply rolling stock and signalling for a peoplemover to be built at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Due to open in 2020, the 1 km driverless peoplemover will connect the current terminal with a new terminal. Siemens is to supply six ...

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    Wuhu monorail contract awarded


    CHINA: Bombardier Transportation announced on December 18 that its CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems joint venture had been selected to build two monorail lines in Wuhu and supply 240 cars. The 50:50 joint venture between Bombardier Transportation and CRRC Nanjing Puzhen would supply Innovia Monorail 300 rolling stock under ...

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    Light rail tunnel opens in Stuttgart


    GERMANY: An extension of the light rail network in Stuttgart was inaugurated on December 9, linking two existing lines with a new tunnel section offering a shorter and more direct route to the northeast. The 1·2 km link between Hallschlag and Wagrainäcker has an intermediate stop at Bottroper Straße. The ...

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    Alstom to supply more trams and charging infrastructure to Nice


    FRANCE: Alstom announced on December 15 that it had been awarded a firm contract to supply six additional Citadis trams to Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, along with 22 ground-based SRS static charging zones. The €27m order is an option on a €91m contract signed in October 2015 that covered ...

  • CAF has supplied 21 trams to Luxtram. The vehicle design is intended to evoke local architecture while also providing a very high level of comfort, Luxtram says.

    Revenue operations begin on first section of Luxembourg tramway


    LUXEMBOURG: The first section of the city of Luxembourg’s 16 km tramway opened for public service on December 10, with free travel offered until the end of January. The starter section covers 8 km between Luxexpo and Pafendall-Rout Bréck in the Kirchberg district, serving six intermediate stops. The full ...

  • Alstom is supplying a fleet of 14 Citadis 302 low-floor cars for the Cuenca tramway.

    ACTN consortium to complete Cuenca tramway works


    ECUADOR: A consortium of Alstom, Compagnie International de Maintenance and the NGE Group joint venture of NGE Contracting and TSO has been selected to complete the civil works on the starter light rail line in Cuenca. Planning for a modern tramway in the mountainous southern city began in 2011 ...

  • Following a detailed review of the estimated cost-to-complete of the main construction works for Hong Kong’s Shatin – Central Link project, MTR Corp has increased its estimate to HK$87·3bn.

    Shatin – Central project faces 23% cost increase


    CHINA: Following a detailed review of the estimated cost-to-complete of the main construction works for Hong Kong’s Shatin – Central Link project, MTR Corp announced on December 6 that it had increased its estimate by 23% to HK$87·3bn. MTR Corp had previously said that ‘continuing challenges posed by external factors ...

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    London Underground depot construction contract awarded


    UK: A joint venture of Morgan Sindall and BeMo Tunnelling has been awarded a £20m contract to design and build a workshop for London Underground’s Train Modification Unit. The facility at the Acton Works site in west London will undertake rolling stock refurbishment projects, starting with the Central Line fleet ...