All Infrastructure articles – Page 15

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    Thales wins Ankeng light rail signalling contract


    TAIWAN: China Steel Corp has awarded Thales a contract to supply signalling for the Ankeng light rail project in New Taipei City. Being developed by the New Taipei City Department of Rapid Transit Systems, the 7·5 km route with nine stops will run on a mix of elevated and ...

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    Kolkata metro platform screen door contract awarded


    INDIA: Kolkata Metro Rail Corp has awarded a contract to a consortium of Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric and Panasonic Manufacturing (Beijing) Co to supply platform screen doors for the 12 stations being built for the city’s future Line 2. The 16·3 km east-west route between Howrah Maidan and Salt ...

  • A groundbreaking ceremony for the Purple Line in Maryland took place on August 28.

    Maryland Purple Line breaks ground


    USA: A groundbreaking ceremony for the Purple Line in Maryland took place on August 28. The 25·7 km light rail line with 21 stops is being built between Bethesda and New Carrollton in the northern suburbs of Washington DC. The ceremony also included the signing of a $900m Full ...

  • The Boston metro is almost fully accessible, with most stations offering lifts (Photo: aphotostory / Shutterstock)

    Making metros accessible


    What are the issues in making metro stations accessible for persons with reduced mobility?

  • Work on the Bolzano Metrobus project has got underway.

    Bolzano Metrobus project gets underway


    ITALY: Work on the Bolzano Metrobus project has got underway, with new stops being built in Pianizza di Sotto and San Paolo d’Appiano. Work to begin building stops in Caldaro has been approved. Metrobus services will run on a partly segregated alignment between the centre of Bolzano and Caldaro ...

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    Jakarta light metro systems contract signed


    INDONESIA: The railway systems contract has been signed for the first phase of the Jakarta light metro. The 100bn won contract was won by a consortium of Korea Rail Network Authority (business management), Daea TI (signals), Samjin (power supplies), Woojin Industrial Systems (inspection) and LG CNS (screen doors). Construction ...

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    Guangzhou metro maintenance vehicle rolled out


    CHINA: Baoji CRRC Times Engineering Machinery Co has rolled out a track maintenance vehicle for use on the Guangzhou metro. The vehicle uses ultrasonic technology to detect rail flaws, and features an air-conditioned interior.

  • Basel tram operator BVB opened the first phase of an extension into France on July 31.

    Basel tram network extended to French border


    SWITZERLAND: Basel tram operator BVB opened the first phase of an extension into France on July 31. The 500 m extension of Route 3 from its previous northwestern terminus of Burgfelden Grenze to Burgfelderhof brings it to the border. Burgfelden Grenze stop closed on July 14, with buses replacing ...

  • A memorandum of understanding has been signed for the construction of a second tram line in Bergamo.

    Agreement signed for second tram line in Bergamo


    ITALY: A memorandum of understanding was signed between the province of Bergamo, tram operator TEB and several municipalities on July 27 for the construction of a second tram line in Bergamo. T2 would branch off the existing T1 at San Fermo, with services sharing the three stops from the ...

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    Barking Riverside extension approved


    UK: The Secretary of State for Transport issued a decision letter on August 4 approving an order under the Transport & Works Act to grant Transport for London legal powers to build the 4·5 km Barking – Barking Riverside extension of the Gospel Oak – Barking line in east London. ...

  • A contract has been signed for construction of a light rail line in Mauritius.

    Mauritius light rail contract signed


    MAURITIUS: The government signed a Rs18·8bn contract with Larsen & Toubro on July 31 for the construction of the Metro Express light rail line, which would link Port Louis with Curepipe. L&T is responsible for civil works, electrification, signalling, the fare collection system and the passenger information system. It ...

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    Palermo rail project restarts


    ITALY: Work on the Anello rail line in Palermo restarted on July 29 following the government allocating an additional €50m to the project in April. The project to create a circular line around the city centre is now 80% complete. This will use a former freight branch to the ...

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    Mexico City studies airport rail link


    MEXICO: Metro operator STC has begun tendering for studies of an express rail link to Mexico City’s new airport, which will include defining route options to make the best use of existing rights-of-way and minimise disruption to the urban fabric. The preferred bidder will also consider the civil engineering and ...

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    Hitachi to supply Baltimore metro trains and signalling


    USA: Maryland Transit Administration has awarded a $400·5m contract for the supply of metro rolling stock and signalling. The supplier is the Hitachi Ansaldo Baltimore Rail Partners joint venture of Hitachi Rail Italy, which will supply 78 metro cars, and Ansaldo STS’s US subsidiary, which will replace the existing signalling ...

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    Ranken wins Chinese metro contracts


    CHINA: Sapphire Corp subsidiary Ranken Railway Construction Group Co has won four contracts for metro projects in China, the group announced on July 24. The largest is a 224m yuan civil engineering contract covering three further sections of the Ningbo metro, which are due to be completed by mid-2020. ...

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    Work begins to electrify Caltrain


    USA: California Governor Jerry Brown was among those present at a ceremony at Millbrae station on June 21 to mark the start of work on the Caltrain Electrification Project. ‘Today marks the beginning of a faster, cleaner, better Caltrain, a Caltrain that will allow tens of thousands of people ...

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    Melbourne Metro tunnel contractors selected


    AUSTRALIA: The government of Victoria has selected preferred bidders for the civil works and railway systems packages of the Melbourne Metro tunnel project. The Tunnels & Stations works package is to be awarded to the Cross Yarra Partnership consortium of Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital. ...

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    NJ Transit adopts budget after ‘laser-like look’ at business


    USA: ‘NJ Transit is moving forward with a balanced budget that reflects a laser-like look at individual business lines in order to maximise efficiencies and maintain a safe transportation system’, said Executive Director Steven H Santoro when the board adopted the $2·22bn operating budget and a $1·37bn capital programme for ...

  • Transport for London has selected Taylor Woodrow to rebuild White Hart Lane station.

    Taylor Woodrow to rebuild White Hart Lane station


    UK: Transport for London announced on July 12 that it had selected Taylor Woodrow for a £17·8m contract to design and undertake the rebuilding of White Hart Lane station, which is served by London Overground suburban trains and used by 1·3m passengers a year. The rebuilding is intended to support ...

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    Metrolink Trafford Park extension construction contract signed


    UK: Transport for Greater Manchester confirmed on July 11 that it had signed the £200m contract for its delivery partner WSP and the MPact Thales consortium of Laing O’Rourke, VolkerRail and Thales to design and build the Trafford Park extension of the Metrolink light rail network. Trafford Park is the ...