All Infrastructure articles – Page 2

  • ALSTOM - Bus SRS Malaga.00_00_56_17.Still006
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    Ground-level electric bus recharging system presented

    2019-09-27T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Alstom has unveiled a pilot installation of its SRS ground-based recharging system for electric buses in front of the University of Malaga’s School of Industrial Engineering. Based on the supplier’s established recharging technology for trams, this is designed to provide a safe ...

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    Messina tramway’s future secured

    2019-09-26T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: The Ministry of Infrastructure Transport has provided an initial €11·1m for track (€4·4m) and rolling stock (€6·7m) maintenance on the Messina tramway. Works are due to start within weeks and will require partial closures. The funding marks a turnaround from September 2018 when ...

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    Air rights deal included in Sydney Metro station contract

    2019-09-25T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded a consortium of Oxford Properties, CPB Contractors and Grocon a A$463m contract to design and build the landmark Pitt Street station on the City Southwest extension of the Sydney Metro. The 250 m long underground station ...

  • Dallas Silver Line groundbreaking ceremony
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    Ceremonies mark start of Dallas Silver Line construction

    2019-09-24T10:17:00Z

    Dallas Silver Line USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit held a series of ground-breaking ceremonies along the route of the future Silver Line on September 19 to officially launch construction of the $1·1bn commuter railway in the northern suburbs of Dallas. Previously known as the ...

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    Changzhou opens first metro line

    2019-09-23T13:36:00Z

    Changzhou metro CHINA: Changzhou became the fourth city in Jiangsu province to gain a metro when Line 1 opened on September 21. The line runs for 34·2 km north – south between Senlin Gongyuan and Nanxiashu, serving three administrative districts, residential and business areas ...

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    Minneapolis Southwest LRT systems contract awarded

    2019-09-20T08:49:00Z

    USA: Railway systems for the Southwest LRT extension of the Green Line light rail route in Minneapolis are to be supplied by a joint venture of Aldridge and Parsons under a $194·4m contract awarded by the Metropolitan Council on September 18. The deal covers the supply ...

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    New York MTA proposes ‘largest ever’ capital plan

    2019-09-17T13:22:00Z

    Photo: Gregory Grice USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced its 2020-24 Capital Plan on September 16. The proposed $51·5bn investment is 70% more than the current five-year plan, making it the largest capital plan in MTA history, according to the authority. The investment is ...

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    Jurong Region Line station contracts awarded

    2019-09-11T10:42:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded two design-build contracts for civil works on five stations on the future Jurong Region Line, it announced on September 10. Work is due to begin next year and be completed in time for the opening of the first phase of ...

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    Wuppertal Schwebebahn adopts ETCS Level 3 train control

    2019-09-06T09:17:00Z

    GERMANY: ETCS Level 3 train control has been successfully commissioned on the Schwebebahn suspension monorail in Wuppertal, which reopened in August following a nine-month closure for infrastructure renewals. Under Level 3, track occupancy is determined solely by the vehicles communicating their positions to the central computer ...

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    ​RER Line A control centralised

    2019-09-05T15:35:00Z

    FRANCE: Operational control of Paris RER Line A has been concentrated at a single location with effect from September 2, although ownership of the route remains split between SNCF and RATP. Under a project launched earlier this year, the SNCF Réseau and SNCF Mobilités staff responsible ...

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    First Circle Line junctions converted to CBTC operation

    2019-09-03T14:00:00Z

    UK: A second section of London Underground’s Circle Line was converted to automatic train operation over the weekend of August 31-September 1, with the commissioning of CBTC signalling under the Four Lines Modernisation programme. Covering the so-called Signal Migration Areas 1 and 2, the ...

  • The Greater London Authority’s East London Line - Growth Capacity programme aims to support the development of new homes.
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    East London Line capacity increase project receives government funding

    2019-08-27T11:00:00Z

    UK: The Greater London Authority’s East London Line – Growth Capacity programme has been allocated an £80·8m from the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund. This project envisages an increase in the frequency of London Overground services on the core section of the East London Line between Dalston Junction and ...

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    Québec City transport funding announced

    2019-08-20T13:55:07Z

    CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Québec’s Minister of Transport François Bonnardel announced joint funding to establish tram and bus rapid transit routes in Québec City on August 19. The Québec provincial government will provide C$1·8bn, with a further C$1·2bn coming from the federal government’s Investing in Canada ...

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    Moscow Sheremetyevo airport rail link expansion underway

    2019-08-19T14:02:00Z

    RUSSIA: Russian Railways has begun construction of a rail link to serve terminals B and C at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport’s northern terminal complex. The first stage, to be completed in 2022, includes a 3 km mostly double-track line from the existing Sheremetyevo-2 station at the southern terminal complex to ...

  • Glendora is one of four planned stops on the first phase.
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    Kiewit and Parsons awarded Los Angeles Gold Line extension contract

    2019-08-16T13:22:59Z

    USA: The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority awarded the main design-build contract for the Foothill Gold Line light rail extension to a joint venture of Kiewit and Parsons, the authority announced on August 14. The $805·6m contact covers the first phase of the eastern extension from APU/Citrus College ...

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    New York’s 42 St Shuttle to be refurbished

    2019-08-13T14:45:35Z

    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on August 2 that the 42 St Shuttle metro line in Manhattan is to be modernised. Work is due to begin on August 16 and end in 2022, with no interruptions to service. Opened in 1904, the 42 St Shuttle connects ...

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    Jerusalem Green Line concession awarded

    2019-08-09T08:45:02Z

    ISRAEL: The TransJerusalem J-Net consortium of CAF and Shapir has been awarded a PPP concession to build and operate the Green Line tram project in Jerusalem. TransJerusalem J-Net beat a bid from a consortium of Shikun & Binui, Egged, CRRC, Comsa, Efatec and MPK. As well ...

  • Bombardier is to supply Innovia 300 monorail trainsets for the two lines being developed in Cairo.
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    Cairo monorail contract signed

    2019-08-08T09:11:22Z

    EGYPT: A design, build and operate contract for two driverless monorail lines serving Cairo was signed by the National Authority for Tunnels and a consortium of Bombardier Transportation, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors on August 5. The consortium was named preferred bidder in May for the contract, which ...

  • The Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility will contain the operations control centre and the maintenance depot for the fleet of 26 five-section light rail vehicles being supplied by CAF.
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    Maryland Purple Line depot topped out

    2019-08-05T13:40:46Z

    USA: The Maryland Transit Administration held a ceremony on July 30 to mark the topping out of the Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility being built for the future Purple Line light rail route. Planned to accommodate 200 staff when fully operational, the 15 800 m 2 site ...

  • Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney.
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    Catenary-free tram running tested in Sydney

    2019-07-31T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney, Transport for New South Wales announced on July 30. The 2 km section from Town Hall to the northern terminus at Circular Quay is equipped with Alstom’s APS ...