All Infrastructure articles – Page 10

  • ru-akhtuba-bridge-RZD

    Akhtuba bridge eliminates Caspian bottleneck


    RUSSIA: The last single-track section of the route to the Caspian Sea port of Astrakhan has been eliminated as part of an RZD programme to increase capacity in the region.

  • be-track-infrabel

    Infrabel completes GSM-R migration


    BELGIUM: Infrabel has successfully completed a two-year project to migrate its radio communications core network infrastructure to a VOIP backbone, as part of its ongoing telecoms modernisation and resignalling programme. Working with industrial partner Kontron Transportation, the national infrastructure manager has been working to switch its ...

  • Thales is to undertake the Stuttgart digital signalling project  (Photo: DB/Wolfgang Klee).

    Thales to undertake Stuttgart digital signalling project


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Thales the contract to implement modules 1 and 2 of the Digital Node Stuttgart project to deploy digital signalling systems to increase rail capacity around the city. The €127m contract running to the end of 2025 covers the supply and ...

  • France railway track (Photo: JackieLou DL/Pixabay)

    French ERTMS installation financing


    FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau has secured more than €31m in grants from the European Commission’s Innovation Networks Executive Agency and a similar sum in debt financing from Caisse des Dépôts to finance the installation of ERTMS equipment on 252 passenger vehicles and freight ...

  • The CAF-led Momentum Trains consortium is supplying a 117-car fleet of diesel trainsets to replace the XPTs, Xplorer and Endeavour DMUs.

    Three step plan to improve Australian rail services


    AUSTRALIA: The Australian Railway Association has published a report commissioned from Arup which sets out a three-step plan to provide faster, more reliable and more frequent rail services through upgrades to the existing network and the creation of dedicated fast lines. ...

  • UGL has won a contract to operate and maintain New South Wales' Country Regional Network, which is currently managed by John Holland Rail.

    UGL wins NSW rail network management contract


    AUSTRLIA: The New South Wales government has named UGL as the winner of a A$1·5bn contract to operate and maintain the Country Regional Network on behalf of Transport for NSW for 10 years from January 2022. The CRN comprises almost 2 400 km of operational ...

  • eu-peberholm-oresundsbro

    Vectron validates ETCS on Øresund Bridge


    EUROPE: Test running on the Øresund fixed link with an ETCS-equipped Vectron locomotive from Siemens Mobility has successfully validated the use of ERTMS onboard equipment for cross-border operation between Sweden, Denmark and Germany. The link is fitted with a mixture of Swedish and Danish signalling and ...

  • us-Cali HSR train rendering

    Single-track corridor to launch Californian high speed service by 2030


    USA: California High Speed Rail Authority’s Revised Draft Business Plan envisages the completion of a 270 km ‘interim service line’ which would initially be mostly single track, and sets out revised cost and ridership estimates for the project.

  • Ohmtalbahn study agreement (Photo: Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf)

    Ohmtalbahn reopening study


    GERMANY: The Marburg-Biedenkopf local authority has commissioned consultancy Ederlog to study the potential reopening of the Ohmtalbahn.

  • tn_ua-uz-wagon-ebrd.jpg

    Korosten junction electrification


    UKRAINE: Electrification of the 4∙2 km link between Post-Pіvdenniy and Korosten-Zhytomyrskyi in the railway junction on the edge of Korosten was completed on January 14. CEO of Ukrainian Railways’ Southwestern Railway Artem Myronovych said up to 3·9m hryvnia/year would be saved through the elimination of diesel ...

  • Albanian train

    Albanian railway modernisation contract signed


    ALBANIA: A contract for a major modernisation of the 37 km main line between Tiranë and Durrës and the construction of a 5·7 km branch to Nënë Tereza international airport at Rinas was signed by national railway HSH and Italian company INC on February 3. ...

  • Konux has secured financing to support the further development of software-as-a-service products which use internet-of-things and machine learning to automate railway operating, monitoring and maintenance processes.

    Railway automation technology company attracts investors


    GERMANY: München-based transport AI company Konux has secured financing to support the further development of software-as-a-service products which use internet-of-things and machine learning to automate railway operating, monitoring and maintenance processes. It has also announced the appointment of former Vossloh and Siemens rail automation division CEO Andreas ...

  • Chengde high speed line opening

    Beijing – Chengde opening completes Beijing – Harbin high speed rail corridor


    CHINA: The 192 km Beijing Chaoyang –- Chengde high speed line opened on January 22, completing the 1 198 km Beijing – Shenyang – Harbin corridor. There are initially 12 trains a day each way on the latest section, operated by CR400BF-G trainsets running at 300 ...

  • IMG_2801

    Spanish high speed network reaches Orihuela


    SPAIN: The first phase of a corridor linking Madrid with Murcia opened on February 1, with the inauguration of a 38∙3 km section of high speed line between Monforte del Cid and Orihuela.

  • dk-kobenhavn-dsb-s-bane-lineB-Hellerup-wiki-kurt-rasmussen
    Metro Report International

    DSB awards S-bane automation consultancy contract


    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has selected a joint venture of international consultants to assist with the automation of the København S-bane network.

  • in-karnaprayag-tunnel2-yuksel-proje

    Himalayan tunnel contract awarded


    INDIA: National railway project company Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd has awarded an Rs17·9bn contract to Larsen & Toubro for construction of a 14 km twin-bore tunnel on the Rishikesh – Karnaprayag line in the northern state of Uttarakhand.

  • in-eastern-dfc-inauguration-dfccil_8

    DFC concessions proposed to raise infrastructure funding


    INDIA: Plans to outsource the operation and maintenance of the Dedicated Freight Corridors were unveiled as part of the national budget for the 2021-22 financial year, which was presented to parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1.

  • Zinoco

    Corrosion protection offered on longer rails


    UK: British Steel now offers its Zinoco corrosion protection system on longer lengths of rail. Zinoco provides high levels of impact and abrasion resistance, and has a zinc-rich sacrificial coating which corrodes in preference to the steel. Developed at the Scunthorpe plant and first introduced ...

  • tn_gb-hs2-euston-entrance-impression_03.jpg
    Rail Business UK

    DfT revisits Euston plans as pressure mounts over HS2’s Eastern Leg


    UK: An agenda for the Transport for London board meeting on February 5, issued in late January, indicates that the Department for Transport intends to proceed with changes to the layout of the High Speed 2 terminus at London Euston and the construction phasing.

  • Groningen’s main station

    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 ...