All Infrastructure articles – Page 5

  • Cowra station (Photo: Bidgee/ Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-3.0-au).

    SMEC to undertake Cowra Lines reopening study


    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has appointed SMEC Australia to investigate the cost and ongoing viability of reviving the out of use 179 km Blayney – Demondrille railway for freight traffic. Cowra station (Photo: Bidgee/ Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-3.0-au). This route forms part of ...

  • gb-KX-throat-from tunnel-NR
    Rail Business UK

    London King’s Cross station remodelling completed


    UK: Network Rail has completed its remodelling of the approaches to London King’s Cross station as part of its £1·2bn East Coast Main Line upgrading programme. Wholesale replacement of the track layout installed in the early 1970s has allowed the station platforms to be extended ...

  • Chiltern tunnel TBM cutter head March 2021
    Rail Business UK

    Tunnelling innovations to drive HS2 beneath the Chilterns


    UK: The Align JV of Bouygues Travaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine and VolkerFitzpatrick has started to excavate HS2’s 16 km Chiltern tunnel using semi-continuous boring machines, in what it says is a first for a UK tunnelling project. Nick Kingsley reports from the South Portal construction hub to the north of London.

  • 190913_ANG_Aerial
    In depth

    Philippines: Commuter corridor leads rail revival


    Civil works are getting underway on the Malolos – Clark section of Manila’s North-South Commuter Railway, a flagship scheme for the government’s Build, Build, Build initiative that is expected to herald a wider programme of rail investment across the archipelago.

  • Moscow Vostochniy station (2)

    Moscow’s Vostochniy passenger hub opens in the east of the city


    RUSSIA: A hub station has been opened on the eastern side side of Moscow for use by long-distance trains passing through the capital and as an interchange for passengers who do not need to access the city centre. Vostochniy station was formally opened by Russian Railways ...

  • tw-tra-southlink-first-train-pingtung-201219

    Taiwan Railways Administration awards signalling upgrade contract


    TAIWAN: Siemens Mobility has been awarded a €231m contract to implement an electrical systems and signalling interlocking enhancement package for Taiwan Railways Administration. This includes replacing relay interlockings with Trackguard Westrace Mk II electronic interlockings at 68 stations to cover 450 km of the 1 110 ...

  • nz-kiwirail-tarbarrel-first-train-210525

    Tunnel bypassed in earthquake recovery project


    NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has completed a two-year project to realign a section of its Christchurch – Picton main line on South Island to bypass the line’s oldest tunnel which had been damaged by an earthquake.

  • Lac-Mégantic rail bypass map

    Lac-Mégantic rail bypass agreement


    CANADA: The federal government and Canadian Pacific Railway have signed an agreement covering the next steps in the development of the Lac-Mégantic rail bypass, which will enable trains to avoid the Québec town which was devastated when an unattended crude oil train ran away in July ...

  • it-Rendering_Firenze Belfiore
    Metro Report International

    Peoplemover to serve Firenze Belfiore high speed station approved


    ITALY: Approval has been granted for construction of a peoplemover to link Firenze’s Santa Maria Novella terminus with the Belfiore high speed station now under construction to the north of the city centre.

  • Pikes Peak railway after modernisation

    Pikes Peak Cog Railway reopens after $100m modernisation


    USA: The Broadmoor Manitou Pikes Peak Cog Railway reopened on May 20, following a $100m modernisation programme which has included the delivery of a new fleet of push-pull trainsets and conversion from the Abt to the Strub rack system. The 14·3 km standard ...

  • ECM has signed a turnkey contract to supply the signalling systems for the Tiranë – Durrës modernisation programme

    Tiranë – Durrës signalling contract awarded


    ALBANIA: Progress Rail subsidiary ECM has signed a turnkey contract to supply the signalling systems for the Tiranë – Durrës modernisation programme, which is being undertaken by Italian company INC under a contract signed with national railway HSH in February. Progress Rail is to supply ...

  • Brenner_02

    Brenner Base Tunnel opening postponed


    EUROPE: The target date for opening the 55 km Brenner Base Tunnel to revenue services has been postponed from 2030 until 2032, project promoter BBT SE has confirmed. Admitting that the previous timelines were too optimistic, BBT SE said the revised schedule would take into ...

  • ​UK: A total of £401m in funding for the next stage of the Transpennine Route Upgrade, remodelling at Oxford and three new stations was confirmed by the government on May 26.
    Rail Business UK

    Transpennine Route Upgrade, Oxford remodelling and station funding announced


    UK: A total of £401m in funding for the next stage of the Transpennine Route Upgrade, remodelling at Oxford and three new stations was confirmed by the government on May 26. Transpennine Route Upgrade The announcement was led with confirmation of a further £317m ...

  • es-Aeropuerto_de_Madrid-Barajas_T4_Iberia

    Plans for high speed services to Madrid Barajas airport revived


    SPAIN: The government intends to revive proposals to run high speed passenger services to and from Madrid’s main airport at Barajas, Transport Minister José Luis Ábalos said at the FITUR international trade fair which was held in the capital on May 19-23.

  • Kijfhoek hump yard

    Kijfhoek hump yard modernisation contract awarded


    NETHERLANDS: Infrastructure manager ProRail has awarded Siemens Mobility a €110m contract to modernise the Kijfhoek hump yard southeast of Rotterdam. The project aims to improve efficiency, reliability and safety while reducing lifecycle costs. An important link between the port and Europe’s inland industrial areas, the ...

  • Cekule unexploded ordnance

    Rail Baltica calls tenders for unexploded ordnance survey


    LATVIA: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has called tenders for a contract to identify unexploded ordnance and carry out geotechnical works where the future standard gauge railway will pass through the former Cekule military area. The area around 20 km from central Riga contained ...

  • Aosta_01

    Valle d’Aosta electrification included in Italian recovery plan


    ITALY: Electrification of the 66·3 km Ivrea – Aosta section of the Chivasso – Aosta line by 2026 has been included in the National Recovery Resilience Plan, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Transport Giancarlo Cancelleri has announced. Infrastructure manager RFI estimates that ...

  • Contractor Osborne and digital twin specialist Sensat have completed fixed-wing drone surveys of stations.
    Rail Business UK

    Drones undertake station surveys


    UK: Contractor Osborne and digital twin specialist Sensat have completed fixed-wing drone surveys of South Western Railway’s Barnes, Isleworth, Stoneleigh and Wandsworth Town stations, collecting data need to plan accessibility works such as the installation of lifts and ramps under Network Rail’s Access for All programme. ...

  • de-cd-Berlin-Dresden-Praha-DB176297

    Via Vindobona deal promises 4 h Berlin – Wien timing


    GERMANY: Plans for a dramatic acceleration of inter-city passenger services between the capital cities of Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria were outlined at the third German Rail Summit held virtually on May 17. Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer highlighted plans agreed by the three countries ...

  • 176977531_317343893140951_4558528538309239842_n

    Minho line electrification completed


    PORTUGAL: Infraestruturas de Portugal has completed the 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of its Minho line between Viana do Castelo and Valença in the far north of the country.