All Infrastructure articles – Page 14

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    Croatian line modernisation


    CROATIA: Work to modernise the 13 km Zaprešić – Zagreb Zapadni Kolodvor section of the Zagreb – Slovenia corridor is to start in early 2021. This follows the completion in December of work of the 6·5 km between Savski Marof and Zaprešić, where the maximum speed ...

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    Hefei – Anqing high speed line opened


    CHINA The 162 km Hefei – Anqing Passenger-Dedicated Line has been opened for revenue service, linking the capital of Anhui province with its second city of Anqing on northern bank of the Yangtse River.

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    Amtrak’s Moynihan Train Hall expands New York Penn Station


    USA: Amtrak will start to operate out of the converted Moynihan Train Hall from January 1 to boost its passenger handling capacity at New York’s Penn Station, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on December 28.

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    TransNamib upgrade underway


    NAMIBIA: Work has started on a project to rehabilitate Trans-Namib’s main line from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund as part of a government-backed project to develop a transport and logistics hub serving southern Africa. Minister of Works Transport John Mutorwa attended an event to mark ...

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    PTC implementation completed, reports FRA


    USA: Full implementation of Positive Train Control on all required routes has been achieved ahead of the Congressional deadline of December 31 2020, the Federal Railroad Administration confirmed on December 29.

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    Beijing – Xiong’an inter-city railway completed


    CHINA: The high speed line linking Beijing with the Xiong’an New Area in Hebei province was completed on December 27 with the opening of a 91 km extension from Beijing Daxing International Airport.

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    Hospital station to open next year


    DENMARK: Gødstrup station which Banedanmark is building on the Herning – Holstebro line in western Jylland is nearing completion and on course to open in spring 2021, the infrastructure manager confirmed in December. Intended to serve the hospital now under construction at Gødstrup, 6 km northwest ...

  • cz Hustopeče u Brna electrification inauguration

    Hustopeče u Brna branch electrified


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Electric trains began running on the 6·7 km branch between Hustopeče u Brna and Šakvice on December 12, enabling the introduction of a direct service S3 linking Hustopeče to Brno in just 35 min. As well as 25 kV 50 Hz electrification, the modernisation ...

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    Australian freight link to be upgraded


    AUSTRALIA: The Commonwealth government is to provide A$44·7m for Australian Rail Track Corp to renew 35 km of the Narrabri to Turrawan line between the Hunter Valley Coal Network and the Inland Rail route. Announcing the funding on December 17, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport ...

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    South Link goes electric


    TAIWAN: Electrification of Taiwan Railways Administration’s 1 067 mm gauge main line network was completed on December 20, when electric trains began running over the South Link between Fangliao and Taitung. Opened in 1992, the 98·2 km line completed the rail ...

  • Regular train services between Henri Coandă airport and the centre of București began with the timetable change

    București airport rail link opens


    ROMANIA: Regular services between Henri Coandă airport and the centre of București began with the timetable change on December 12. Trains run every 40 min throughout the day and night, using a 2·95 km double-track branch off CFR’s București – Urziceni line to reach the airport ...

  • Eesti Raudtee has awarded a joint venture of Ardanuy Ingeneria and Ayesa Ingenieria y Arquitectura a contract to design its electrification programme.

    Estonian electrification design contract awarded


    ESTONIA: Infrastructure manager Eesti Raudtee has awarded a joint venture of Spanish engineering companies Ardanuy Ingeneria and Ayesa Ingenieria y Arquitectura a €3·7m contract to produce the technical requirements and preliminary designs for its 500 track-km 25 kV 50 Hz electrification programme. Ardanuy said the contract ...

  • Finnish Rail and Turku One Hour Train have been established by the government and local authorities to plan two major rail projects.

    Finnish Rail and Turku One Hour Train companies formed


    FINLAND: Companies have been established by the government and local authorities to plan two major rail projects. Suomi-rata Oy, or Finnish Rail, will develop plans for new alignments and additional tracks needed to provide a 1 h journey time on the main corridor between Helsinki ...

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    Preferred bidder for Perth station contract


    AUSTRALIA: ADCO Constructions has been selected as preferred bidder to design and build Lakelands station as part of Perth’s Metronet suburban rail expansion programme. To be located 7 km north of Mandurah, the station will include a pedestrian overpass, bus interchange, 400-bay car park and associated ...

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    Turnout condition monitoring for more efficient maintenance


    SWEDEN: Trafikverket has awarded Vossloh and DB Systemtechnik a multi-year contract to provide condition monitoring for a total of 1 000 turnouts. Sensors will continuously record data on selected parameters, which will be automatically transmitted to a Vossloh-owned cloud-based platform for processing and conversion into recommendations ...

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    Metro Report International

    Ottawa Trillium Line extension signalling contract awarded


    CANADA: Prime contractor TransitNEXT has selected Siemens Mobility to supply signalling and train control systems for Ottawa’s Trillium Line South Extension project. The project scope includes updating the signalling on the existing suburban line, which is operated by diesel multiple-units, and installing automated train protection to ensure ...

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    Two presidents inaugurate Afghanistan – Iran railway


    AFGHANISTAN: The country’s first standard gauge railway, which links Herat province with Khaf in eastern Iran, was formally inaugurated with a ceremony on December 10. Afghanistan’s President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani participated by video conference because of the ...

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    Sekisui to produce synthetic sleepers in Europe


    NETHERLANDS: With more European infrastructure managers adopting synthetic wood for railway sleepers and bridge timbers, Japanese manufacturer Sekisui Chemical Co has announced plans to establish a local manufacturing facility in the Netherlands.

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    Flood damaged railway to be revived


    ROMANIA: Porr Construct has been awarded a €97m EU-financed contract to rehabilitate the direct line from București to Giurgiu, which has been out of use since the Grădiștea Bridge over the River Arges collapsed during flooding in 2005. Since then trains between the capital and Giurgiu ...

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    5G aerial surveys monitor ADIF assets


    SPAIN: A programme to use drones and 5G communications to survey rail infrastructure in Galicia has been launched by a partnership led by telecoms group Telefónica and including Huawei, ADIF and Ineco. The initiative was awarded a grant from the Ministry of Economic Affairs ...