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    Rail link to Groningen’s Zernike campus studied


    NETHERLANDS: Studies for a rail link to the Zernike educational, research and industrial campus in the north of the city of Groningen have been undertaken by Movares on behalf of the province and municipality. Buses to the campus were become increasingly crowded before the pandemic, with ...

  • An ERTMS Knowledge Alliance to roll out ETCS Level 2 between Kijfhoek and the Belgian border has been formed by infrastructure manager ProRail in partnership with engineering firms Arcadis, Movares, Royal HaskoningDHV and Sweco.

    ERTMS Knowledge Alliance launched


    NETHERLANDS: An ERTMS Knowledge Alliance to roll out ETCS Level 2 between Kijfhoek and the Belgian border has been formed by infrastructure manager ProRail in partnership with engineering firms Arcadis, Movares, Royal HaskoningDHV and Sweco. ProRail said the deployment of ERTMS would be one of the ...

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    Lithuanian GSM-R upgrading contract awarded


    LITHUANIA: Infrastructure manager LTG Infra has awarded Kontron Transportation a €16m contract to update its GSM-R network over the next 1½ years, and provide nine years of maintenance. The current GSM-R system was installed 10 years ago by Belam-Riga and Nortel (now Kontron Transportation), and has ...

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    Luzern deep-level through station planning contracts awarded


    SWITZERLAND: On behalf of the Swiss Conferderation, SBB has awarded contracts for planning work on the proposed deep-level through station in Luzern and the connecting approach routes. Design of the four-track underground station beneath the existing terminus is to be undertaken by the LUx consortium. ...

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    Inland Rail turnout order


    AUSTRALIA: Infrastructure manager ARTC has awarded Vossloh Cogifer Australia a €50m contract to supply turnouts for the Inland Rail freight line project. Deliveries are scheduled to take place over five years starting in March this year. ‘This order is the biggest in the history of ...

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    Trafikverket consults on Lund – Hässleholm high speed line


    SWEDEN: Infrastructure manager Trafikverket has launched public consultations on route options for the Hässleholm – Lund section of its proposed Stockholm – Malmö high speed line.

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    ADIF to electrify Galician link


    SPAIN: In mid-January ADIF invited tenders for the electrification of the 73 km between Monforte de Lemos and Lugo as the infrastructure manager continues its gradual modernisation of the single track railway running north-south between Monforte and A Coruña.

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    Delhi – Meerut RRTS to get ETCS Hybrid Level 3


    INDIA: The 82 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System will be the country’s first railway to be equipped with ETCS Hybrid Level 3, which adds short virtual sections on top of a Level 2 installation to allow operation at closer headways. ...

  • Sinara Transport Machines has begun delivering WorkSite Tampers in semi-knocked down kit form for local assembly in support of the Make in India programme.

    Russian tamper kits exported for Make in India assembly


    INDIA: Russia’s Sinara Transport Machines has begun delivering WorkSite Tampers in semi-knocked down kit form for local assembly in support of the Make in India programme. The first batch of kits arrived in Chennai on January 12, with a second to follow in early February. ...

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    Delhi – Panipat Regional Rapid Transit System corridor approved


    INDIA: The government of the state of Haryana has approved the 103 km Delhi – Panipat Regional Rapid Transit System commuter rail corridor, along with a contribution of Rs47bn towards the estimated Rs216bn cost of the project. The National Capital Territory government is now considering ...

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    Bengaluru Airport station inaugurated


    INDIA: A station was opened on January 4 to serve Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport. First proposed to the Karnataka state government in 2014, the station has been built by airport authority BIAL on Indian Railways’ existing Yeshwantpura – Devanahalli – Chickballapura ...

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    Indiana double tracking project awarded funding


    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has announced a $173m grant for Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District’s $491m project to double-track 43 km of the South Shore commuter line between Gary and Michigan City. ‘FTA is proud to join our partners in northern Indiana to improve mobility, ...

  • Inauguration of the railway from Aqina on the Turkmenistan border to Andkhoy in Afghanistan.

    Railway opening forges ‘bonds of friendship’ between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan


    AFGHANISTAN: ‘Those who thought that building a network of railways in Afghanistan was impossible need to reconsider their perspective’, said President Ashraf Ghani during the inauguration of the line from Aqina on the Turkmen border to the northern town of Andkhoy on January 14. ...

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    Mota-Engil to build Niger – Nigeria link


    AFRICA: Construction of a long-planned rail link to landlocked Niger is set to go ahead, after Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Transportation signed a memorandum of understanding with Portuguese company Mota-Engil to build a cross-border rail link from northern Nigeria.

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    ADIF to electrify Zaragoza – Teruel – Valencia route


    Photo: Javier Lopez SPAIN: ADIF has invited tenders for electrification of the single-track route from Zaragoza to Sagunt, which forms part of the Mediterranean Corridor linking ports near Valencia with the industrial hinterlands of the north. The budgeted cost of electrification ...

  • Containers moving through the Port of Melbourne

    Dual-gauge freight connection funded


    AUSTRALIA: The federal government and state of Victoria have agreed to fund a dual-gauge connection to the Somerton intermodal terminal in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, as part of a wider strategy to boost rail’s share of the traffic to and from the Port of Melbourne. ...

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    High speed network reaches Ningxia


    CHINA: High speed trains have begun serving the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwest China, following the inauguration of the 617 km Passenger-Dedicated Line between Yinchuan and Xi’an . Under construction since 2015, the 18-station line has been built at a total cost of 80·5bn ...

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    Chinese companies awarded Mwanza – Isaka standard gauge contract


    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railway Corp has signed contracts for two Chinese construction companies to build Stage 5 of the country’s embryonic 1 435 mm gauge network, covering the 249 km from the dry port at Isaka to Mwanza on Lake Victoria.

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    Rs38tr investment envisaged in National Rail Plan


    INDIA: The Ministry of Railways has begun consultation on its National Rail Plan, intended to shape the evolution of Indian Railways up to 2050.

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    Virtual groundbreaking launches construction of the Fehmarn Belt tunnel


    EUROPE: A virtual groundbreaking ceremony was held on January 1 to officially mark the start of construction of the 18 km Fehmarnbelt tunnel between Denmark and Germany. Plans for a live event in Rødbyhavn on January 4 had been cancelled because of ...