All Infrastructure articles – Page 6

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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 ...

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    Guadalajara LRT Line 1 extended

    2018-11-28T06:00:00Z

    MEXICO: A 1 km, one-station extension of Guadalajara light rail Line 1 from Periférico Norte to Auditorio opened November 23, taking the line to 16·6 km with 20 stations. The former terminus at Periférico Norte has been rebuilt underground beneath a road junction, and all the stations on Line 1 ...

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    London bus depot goes electric

    2018-11-22T08:00:00Z

    UK: RATP Dev announced on November 15 that it had completed the upgrade of its Shepherd’s Bush depot in west London to operate electric buses. Last year RATP Dev London ordered 36 10·8 m Enviro200 EV battery buses from a BYD-Alexander Dennis consortium. To be stabled at Shepherd’s Bush, ...

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    Sydney metro southwest fit-out contract awarded

    2018-11-21T09:48:45Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded the Sydney Metro City & Southwest tunnel fit-out contract to the Systems Connect joint venture of CPB Contractors and UGL. The value of the contract awarded on November 21 is around A$1·38bn, with the final value subject to adjustment. Law firm ...

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    Minneapolis Southwest LRT civils contract awarded

    2018-11-16T12:30:00Z

    USA: The Twin Cities Metropolitan Council awarded the civil works contract for the Southwest LRT light rail line on November 15 to a joint venture of Lunda and C.S. McCrossan. Bids were invited last year, and the joint venture beat one other bidder with its offer of $799·5m. The ...

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    Second München S-Bahn crossing contract awarded

    2018-11-16T10:39:09Z

    GERMANY: DB Netz has awarded the first contract for main construction works for the second S-Bahn city crossing in München, the infrastructure manager announced on November 15. The €189m Overground West package, covering the section from Laim to Donnersberger Brücke, has been awarded to a consortium of Ed Züblin, ...

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    Santiago metro extension electrification contract awarded

    2018-11-14T10:43:04Z

    CHILE: Metro de Santiago has awarded Colas Rail a €20m contract for the electrification of a southern extension of Santiago metro Line 2. The scope of work covers the 5·1 km underground extension and enlarged depot. The work is to take three years and Colas will provide five years ...

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    Manila metro Line 3 upgrade financing agreed

    2018-11-08T10:13:48Z

    PHILIPPINES: The government signed a loan agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency on November 8 for the metro Line 3 rehabilitation project. The 40-year, ¥38·1bn loan will fund the overhaul of infrastructure and rolling stock on Line 3 with the aim of returning it to its design capacity, as ...

  • Future Designs developed three types of bespoke lighting unit for Elizabeth Line stations.
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    Powerful LED lights to illuminate Elizabeth Line stations

    2018-11-06T10:52:32Z

    UK: Office lighting specialist Future Designs has designed and supplied three types of bespoke lighting units to illuminate the passenger areas of stations on the underground section of London’s future Elizabeth Line. The lighting concept for the station concourse, escalator and platform areas aims to emphasise the spatial envelope rather ...

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    Lionet tram on test in Perm

    2018-11-05T09:46:22Z

    RUSSIA: A PK Transportnye Systemy Lionet tram has started a period of passenger-carrying tests on a part of Route 11 in Perm. The single-section Lionet was displayed at the InnoTrans 2018 trade fair in Berlin during September. The municipality plans to renew its fleet by 2023, and the ...

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    Palermo suburban line reopens following modernisation

    2018-11-01T13:37:20Z

    ITALY: The Passante suburban railway in Palermo has reopened after a three-year closure for modernisation. The project includes double-tracking the line between Palermo Centrale and Punta Raisi, adding 12 stations, eliminating 22 level crossings, and building a new underground section between Palermo and Capaci. So far only the ...

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    Expanded PATH station opens at Harrison

    2018-10-31T13:52:12Z

    USA: An expanded metro station opened at Harrison, New Jersey, on October 30, serving the Newark branch of the PATH metro network which links Lower Manhattan with destinations across the Hudson River. Harrison station serves a growing development zone just across the Passaic River from Newark city centre; this ...

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    Government confirms £350m loan for Crossrail

    2018-10-29T14:28:01Z

    UK: The Department for Transport is to provide £350m of short-term repayable financing to the Mayor of London for the year 2018/19 to cover additional work required for the Crossrail project, Rail Minister Jo Johnson announced on October 26. The funding is intended as an interim measure as discussions ...

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    Lisboa metro modernisation moves ahead

    2018-10-26T15:00:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Metropolitano de Lisboa has called tenders for the supply of 14 three-car trainsets and CBTC to replace the signalling, which dates from the 1970s. A total investment of €127m is planned. The new rolling stock is expected to arrive in 2022, with entry into service of the trains ...

  • Barcelona city council and the Sagrada Família have signed an agreement which will see a package of transport improvements funded by the organisation building the famous church designed by Antoni Gaudí.
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    Sagrada Família to fund Barcelona transport improvements

    2018-10-19T12:53:16Z

    SPAIN: Barcelona city council and the Sagrada Família have signed an agreement which will see a package of transport improvements funded by the organisation building the famous church designed by Antoni Gaudí. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, the church attracts 20 million visitors a year, with 4·5 million ...

  • The FAST Consortium which is building Riyadh Metro Line 4 has been awarded a contract to build a two-station extension to serve King Khalid International Airport.
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    Riyadh Metro airport extension contract awarded

    2018-10-18T15:30:13Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The FAST Consortium which is building Riyadh Metro Line 4 has been awarded a contract to build a two-station extension to serve King Khalid International Airport. This will include a 1·5 km viaduct and two elevated stations with direct access to airport terminals 1/2 and 3/4 via footbridges. ...

  • Construction of Taoyuan Metro’s Green Line was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony for a 9·8 km elevated section of the route in the Bade district on October 15.
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    Construction of Taoyuan’s Green Line officially begins

    2018-10-18T09:52:44Z

    TAIWAN: Construction of Taoyuan Metro’s Green Line was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony for a 9· 8 km elevated section of the route in the Bade district on October 15. Mayor Cheng Wen-Tsan said the line would be the first route to be developed by the city’s municipal government, ...

  • MBTA has awarded Barletta Heavy Division a $217·7m contract to modernise signalling systems on the Red and Orange metro lines in Boston.
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    Boston metro signalling contract awarded

    2018-10-16T10:17:20Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded Barletta Heavy Division a $217·7m design-build contract to modernise signalling systems to improve reliability and reduce headways on the Red and Orange metro lines in Boston. Completion is planned for mid-2022, as part of MBTA’s $2bn Red Line/Orange Line infrastructure improvement programme. Digital ...

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    Atlanta public transport expansion plan approved

    2018-10-11T13:54:56Z

    USA: The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority board of directors has approved the ‘More MARTA Atlanta’ programme of public transport expansion. More MARTA Atlanta envisages 17 projects, including 35 km of light rail and 23 km of bus rapid transit routes. There would be a further 42 km of ...