All Infrastructure articles – Page 5

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    Maharashtra approves Nagpur metro Phase 2

    2019-01-15T10:10:26Z

    INDIA: Plans for the second phase of the Nagpur metro network were formally adopted by the Maharashtra state government on January 8, and the Detailed Project Report submitted to the national government for endorsement. Expected to take four years to build, Phase 2 would add a further 48·3 km of ...

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    Testing commences on full length of Sydney Metro Northwest

    2019-01-15T10:10:17Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first test along the full length of the Metro Northwest route in Sydney took place on January 14, when a train travelled the 36 km from Tallawong in the northwest to Chatswood. The initial phase of the city’s first metro line is due to open in the ...

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    Manila Line 3 upgrade contract awarded

    2019-01-10T12:35:22Z

    PHILIPPNIES: The Department of Transportation has awarded a ¥35·5bn contract for the rehabilitation and maintenance of Manila metro Line 3 to a consortium of Sumitomo Corp and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering. Sumitomo group company TES Philippines will also work on the project. Work is due to start this month ...

  • A joint venture of Implenia and Hochtief has been awarded the €394m contract to build Marienhof S-Bahn station (Image: DB).
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    München second S-Bahn crossing contracts awarded

    2019-01-10T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded three further major contracts for the construction of the second cross-city S-Bahn route through central München. The 11 km route including a 7 km tunnel under the city centre is scheduled to open in 2026, relieving pressure on the existing S-Bahn tunnel where trains operate ...

  • The first section of elevated metro line in Toshkent is under construction.
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    Toshkent elevated metro line under construction

    2019-01-07T11:13:28Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The first section of an elevated metro line in Toshkent is being built by national railway company UTY to designs by the Boshtransloyiha engineering institute. Starting at the Olmazor terminus of the Toshkent metro’s existing Chilonzor Line, the 7·1 km Sergili Line will run south above Choshtepa, Mirzo Tursunzoda ...

  • MTA has been gradually refurbishing many of the cross-river tunnels on the New York Subway to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
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    MTA accepts revised approach to Subway tunnel blockade

    2019-01-04T15:37:19Z

    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on January 3 that it had accepted a series of recommendations put forward by academics and engineering specialists to limit the disruption of a planned rebuilding of the Canarsie/L Subway line’s tunnel under the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Canarsie/L ...

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    CAF to supply catenary-free trams to Parramatta

    2019-01-03T10:03:16Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded contracts for the construction and operation of Stage 1 of the Parramatta light rail project. A joint venture of Downer and CPB Contractors has been awarded the A$840m civil works contract, while the A$536m fit-out and operations contract has been signed ...

  • Dazhushan station under construction on an elevated section of Qingdao Line 13. (Photo: wikipedia/Sprt98)
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    Qingdao opens coastal metro Line 13

    2018-12-27T16:04:08Z

    CHINA: An isolated regional metro line was opened in the eastern port city of Qingdao on December 26. Designated Line 13, but originally known as R3, the Jiaonan line is currently not connected to the rest of the city’s metro network. Starting from Jinggangshan Lu in the Huangdao port district ...

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    Contractor selected to modernise Chicago Red and Purple lines

    2018-12-27T12:00:00Z

    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has selected a joint venture of Walsh Construction Co, Fluor and Stantec Consulting Services as preferred bidder for Phase One of a project to modernise the Red and Purple metro lines. The $2·1bn project aims to expand capacity on the busiest metro line in Chicago. ...

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    Tunnel failure delays Perth airport rail link

    2018-12-19T12:05:12Z

    AUSTRALIA: Opening of the Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth is now expected in the second half of 2021, Western Australia’s Minister of Transport & Planning Rita Saffioti announced on December 18. Being built at a cost of A$1·86bn, the 8·5 km suburban railway to the airport and Forrestfield will diverge from ...

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    Singapore North East Line upgrades to start next month

    2018-12-17T14:15:53Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded CRRC Nanjing Puzhen a S$116·7m contract for the midlife overhaul of the first-generation trains operating on the North East Line. Alstom supplied the 25 six-car trainsets for the opening of the North East Line in 2003. The overhaul will include new interiors, as ...

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    Budapest railway projects approved

    2018-12-14T11:46:14Z

    HUNGARY: The government has approved projects to develop the suburban rail network serving Budapest. It plans an investment in the region of HF1tr, to be partly funded by the EU. HÉV lines H6 and H7 are to be connected by building a new section of track at Közvágóhíd, and ...

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    Hudson-Bergen light rail extension progresses

    2018-12-13T11:32:24Z

    USA: New Jersey transport agency NJ Transit has awarded a design and preliminary engineering contract worth $160·2m to WSP USA to develop the Route 440 extension of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail network. The 1·1 km extension would take the existing Jersey City branch of HBLR from West Side Avenue ...

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    Crossrail opening likely to be delayed further

    2018-12-10T14:23:01Z

    UK: Transport for London confirmed on December 10 that the Crossrail tunnels under central London are unlikely to open in autumn 2019, and that a new financing package had been agreed to meet the additional costs incurred through the delay. The tunnels that will form the central part of ...

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    Alstom wins Mumbai metro signalling contract

    2018-12-10T10:03:52Z

    INDIA: Mumbai Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom a €100m contract to supply CBTC signalling for Mumbai metro Line 3, the supplier announced on December 10. Alstom is to supply its Urbalis 400 for unattended operation, as well as platform screen doors and SCADA systems. Earlier this year ...

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    Tunnelling poised to start on Paris RER Line E extension

    2018-12-07T11:52:32Z

    FRANCE: Construction of the main tunnel of the RER Line E extension between Courbevoie and Haussmann-Saint Lazare to the west of Paris will commence during the first quarter of 2019. This follows a traditional ceremony held at Courbevoie on November 28 to name the tunnel boring machine Virginie. Present at ...

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    FTA allocates $281m for five transport projects

    2018-11-30T13:25:18Z

    USA: A total of $281m in additional Fiscal Year 2018 federal funding for transport projects through the Capital Investment Grants programme was announced by the Federal Transit Administration on November 28. The five projects either have a construction grant agreement or are nearing completion of all statutory and readiness requirements. ...

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    Palermo approves four tram projects

    2018-11-30T10:00:00Z

    ITALY: Palermo city council has approved changes to its public works plan to include the construction of four tramway extensions. A: an extension of the existing Line 1 from the Palermo Centrale station to the stadium; B: an extension from the Notarbartolo terminus of lines 2, 3 and 4 ...

  • The Land of Hessen has agreed to provide Darmstadt transport operator HEAG Mobilo with €12·3m towards the €19·6m cost of extending the tramway to Technischen Universität Darmstadt's Lichtwiese campus.
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    Darmstadt tram extension funding

    2018-11-29T12:06:18Z

    GERMANY: The Land of Hessen has agreed to provide Darmstadt transport operator HEAG Mobilo with €12·3m towards the €19·6m cost of extending the tramway to Technischen Universität Darmstadt's Lichtwiese campus, Economics, Energy & Transport Minister Tarek Al-Wazir confirmed on November 28 The 1·1 km double track extension would run ...