All Infrastructure articles – Page 14

  • Map of the planned Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane stations in west London.
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    Transport for London plans new Overground stations

    2017-10-17T09:26:52Z

    UK: Transport for London has begun a five-week public consultation on plans to build stations at Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane in west London. ‘These two potential new London Overground stations would improve connectivity to High Speed 2 and support the regeneration at Old Oak and Park Royal’, ...

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    Ranken wins Chinese metro construction contracts

    2017-10-13T08:44:02Z

    CHINA: Sapphire Corp subsidiary Ranken Railway Construction Group Co has won construction contracts for two metro projects. A 561m yuan contract covers the Barracuda Bay – Shanhua Street section of the 24·5 km Dalian metro Line 5, which is due to open in November 2019. Ranken’s contract includes the ...

  • The World Class Capacity programme of upgrades to London Underground’s Northern and Jubilee lines has been 'paused'.
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    London Underground capacity upgrade programme ‘paused’

    2017-10-10T11:54:13Z

    UK: Planned upgrades to increase service frequencies on London Underground’s Jubilee and Northern lines, including the procurement of additional trainsets, have been temporarily ‘paused’, Transport for London has confirmed. TfL said the decision to pause the World Class Capacity project had been taken in the light of other ongoing upgrades ...

  • The European Commission has approved financing worth €252m for the ongoing construction of București metro Line M5.
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    București metro M5 financing approved

    2017-10-05T08:11:04Z

    ROMANIA: Financing worth €252m for the ongoing construction of București metro Line M5 was approved by the European Commission on October 3. ‘This will have a positive impact on the quality of the air in București, local companies, tourism and, of course, on the inhabitants of the neighbourhoods it serves’, ...

  • Caen municipality plans to replace its guided bus network with a conventional steel wheel tramway.
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    Keolis awarded Caen operating contract covering bus to tram conversion

    2017-10-04T08:21:25Z

    FRANCE: The city of Caen has awarded incumbent Keolis a new public service contract covering the operation of its urban transport network under the Twisto brand. Keolis has managed the network since 2002. The next contract runs for six years from January 1 2018, and is expected to generate turnover ...

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    Kharkiv metro extension tendering expected shortly

    2017-10-03T08:48:32Z

    UKRAINE: Tendering is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2017 for the construction of a 3·5 km southern extension of Kharkiv metro Line 3. The scope of the works would include the construction of two stations, a depot and connecting tracks, and the supply of new rolling stock. ...

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    Alstom to supply Tel Aviv Red Line signalling

    2017-10-02T16:07:15Z

    ISRAEL: Alstom has been selected as preferred bidder for a US$110m contract to supply signalling, control and automation systems for the 23 km Tel Aviv light metro Red Line, project promoter NTA announced on October 1 . Ansaldo STS had also submitted a bid. ‘I congratulate Alstom on joining the ...

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    Gorzów Wielkopolski tram network expansion and fleet replacement

    2017-09-28T09:58:33Z

    POLAND: On October 1 services on the entire tram network in Gorzów Wielkopolski will be suspended for around a year for modernisation and extension, ahead of entry into service of an entire new fleet. Under a 225m złoty project, the city is modernising track on 11 route-km of its ...

  • Siemens said MTS was its largest US light rail vehicle customer, having ordered a total of 244 LRVs as well as power and automation equipment.
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    Siemens awarded San Diego light rail contract

    2017-09-25T15:28:11Z

    USA: The Mid-Coast Transit Constructors joint venture of Stacy & Witbeck, Herzog and Skanska has awarded Siemens a contract to supply power and automation systems for San Diego Metropolitan Transportation System’s 17 km Mid-Coast Corridor light rail extension. The contract announced on September 25 includes the provision of overhead electrification ...

  • A groundbreaking ceremony for an extension of Line U5 in Frankfurt took place on September 21.
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    Work begins on Frankfurt light rail extension

    2017-09-22T15:01:55Z

    GERMANY: A groundbreaking ceremony for an extension of Frankfurt’s light rail network took place on September 21. The 2·7 km western extension of Line U5 from the city centre to Europaviertel is estimated to cost €281·4m excluding VAT, with the Land of Hessen providing €31m. It is planned to ...

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    Toulouse signs high speed rail grinding contract

    2017-09-21T15:22:28Z

    FRANCE: Toulouse tram operator Tisséo has signed a three-year framework agreement to deploy Vossloh’s HSG-City high speed grinder for preventive maintenance on the city’s 34 route-km network. The agreement includes two options each for a further one year. The contract follows a trial of the HSG-City over eight ...

  • Buckingham Group has begun site clearance for the construction of Maghull North station.
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    Maghull North station construction gets underway

    2017-09-20T06:00:00Z

    UK: Contractor Buckingham Group has begun site clearance for the construction of Maghull North station between Maghull and Town Green stations on the Ormskirk branch of Merseyrail’s Northern Line. The station is being developed by Network Rail on behalf of local transport authority Merseytravel, with opening scheduled for May 2018. ...

  • The Crossrail 2 proposal to link railway routes in Surrey and Hertfordshire via a new tunnel under central London would be ‘transformational’ and provide benefits ‘from the Wash to the Solent’ according to Managing Director Michèle Dix.
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    MPs hear '10 reasons why the UK needs Crossrail 2'

    2017-09-19T13:44:21Z

    UK: The Crossrail 2 proposal to link railway routes in Surrey and Hertfordshire via a new tunnel under central London would not merely provide a cross-city suburban link like the Elizabeth Line, but instead would be a ‘transformational’ project providing direct benefits ‘from the Wash to the Solent’ while also ...

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    Bielefeld light rail stops modified for new vehicles

    2017-09-19T12:30:00Z

    GERMANY: Work began on September 18 to enable Vamos light rail vehicles to run to the end of Line 3 in Bielefeld. Five stops at the southeastern end of the route, between Sieker-Mitte and Stieghorst Zentrum, are to have their platforms lengthened from 7 m to 12 m. This ...

  • Siemens is to supply 35 three-car trainsets for the Blue Line extension in Bangkok.
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    Siemens to supply trains for Bangkok Blue Line extension

    2017-09-19T09:48:27Z

    THAILAND: Bangkok Expressway & Metro and CH Karnchang have selected a consortium of Siemens and ST Electronics to supply railway systems for the Blue Line extension of the Bangkok metro. Siemens is to supply rolling stock, signalling, power supplies and depot equipment, and will maintain the extension for 10 ...

  • Land Transport Authority has awarded the first three civil works contracts for the 4 km Circle Line 6 project.
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    Singapore LTA awards Circle Line 6 civils contracts

    2017-09-15T06:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded the first three civil works contracts for the 4 km Circle Line 6 project, which will close the Circle Line loop by connecting HarbourFront and Marina Bay stations. Construction is expected to commence by the end of 2017 for completion by 2025. A ...

  • A ceremony at Whitechapel station on September 14 marked the completion of tracklaying on the central core of the Crossrail Elizabeth Line route across central London.
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    Crossrail tracklaying complete

    2017-09-14T15:29:45Z

    UK: A ceremony at Whitechapel station on September 14 marked the completion of tracklaying on the central core of the Crossrail Elizabeth Line route across central London. 'It's a huge moment in the project, turning it from a construction project into a railway, with around 15 months until our customers ...

  • Budapest metro line M3 trains.
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    Budapest metro modernisation contracts signed

    2017-09-13T12:52:21Z

    HUNGARY: Two contracts with a total value of €235m have been signed for the modernisation of the northern section of Budapest metro line M3. Swietelsky Vasúttechnika has been awarded a €156m contract covering track renewals and the modernisation of tunnel and security equipment by August 2020. Strabag Építőipari has ...

  • RZD International and Lung Lo Construction Corp are to explore the feasibility of building a light rail line in Ho Chi Minh City.
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    Ho Chi Minh City light rail memorandum signed

    2017-09-12T06:00:00Z

    VIETNAM: Russian Railways’ engineering business RZD International and local company Lung Lo Construction Corp plan to establish a joint working group to explore the feasibility of building a proposed Tân Tạo – Linh Đông light rail line in Ho Chi Minh City. This follows the signing on September 8 ...

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    Montréal metro depot funding allocated

    2017-09-07T12:32:39Z

    CANADA: The Government of Québec has announced that it will contribute C$330m towards the construction of a new depot on the Montréal metro network. Operator STM will provide the balance of the C$440m cost. The underground depot with space to stable 10 trainsets will be built the Côte-Vertu terminus ...