All Infrastructure articles – Page 7

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    JR Central sets out ¥722bn spending plan to stimulate post-Covid recovery


    JAPAN: JR Central has unveiled its investment priorities for the 2021-22 financial year, which began on April 1, as it seeks to recalibrate its business for the post-Covid recovery period, when restoring lost ridership will be a key priority.

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    MTA and partners unveil vision for next stages in renewal of New York Penn Station


    USA: New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its partners have unveiled plans for the next stages of the redevelopment and expansion of New York Penn Station, following the opening of the Moynihan Train Hall at the start of this year.

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    JR East’s mobile maintenance unit takes to the rails


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway’s GMAC mobile maintenance unit is to ready be deployed from a base at Mito, following delivery of the third vehicle, the railway announced on April 16.

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    Brenner northern approach alignment selected


    EUROPE: The preferred alignment for the cross-border northern approach route to the Brenner Base Tunnel has been announced by Deutsche Bahn, Austrian Federal Railways and Germany’s Ministry of Transport Digital Infrastructure. Five alignments had been proposed, with the Violet Route option selected following ...

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    West African mineral line in prospect as Dakar – Bamako renovation inches closer


    SENEGAL: The Ministry of Infrastructure has opened negotiations with a view to building a rail link to carry iron ore from deposits located near the headwaters of the River Falémé in the far southeast of the country, close to the border with Mali. Ousmane Cissé, ...

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    Remodelled station opens in Canfranc ahead of reopening of cross-border link


    SPAIN: On April 15, a RENFE DMU carrying invited guests from Zaragoza became the first train to arrive at the remodelled and relocated station in Canfranc, marking a further step in the long-running plan to reinstate the railway through the Pyrénées mountains linking Pau with Huesca.

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    Aotea station underground works begin


    NEW ZEALAND: Auckland Mayor Phil Goff ceremonially launched the start of underground works for the City Rail Link’s Aotea station on April 16. The future station will be 15 m below ground, with 300 m long platforms. It is being build by CRL contractor the ...

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    World’s highest railway bridge takes shape


    INDIA: A key milestone has been reached in the construction of the world’s highest railway bridge, with the completion of the main arch of the Chenab Bridge. Intended to carry the rail link to Kashmir across the Chenab river gorge through ...

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    Automation test track takes shape


    CZECH REPUBLIC: AŽD Praha has installed the first regional variant of its GateSWing GTA-100 level crossing protection system as part of a project to develop a test track for autonomous train operation under the Shift2Rail programme and the future Europe’s Rail JU. Intended specifically as a ...

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    Ferrocarril Central completion delayed until 2023


    URUGUAY: The completion date for the Ferrocarril Central programme to modernise the 273 km line between Montevideo and Paso de los Toros has been put back from September 2022 until May 2023. At the end of 2020 the works were 31% complete, instead of 53% ...

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    AfDB backs Egyptian railway modernisation


    EGYPT: The African Development Bank has approved a €145m loan to support reliability and capacity upgrading works as part of the Egypt National Railways Modernisation Project. Rail’s share of the passenger market is predicted to increase from 8% to 15% and its share of the ...

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    Bamin wins FIOL concession


    BRAZIL: The Ministry of Infrastructure announced on April 8 that Bahia Mineraçao (Bamin) was the sole bidder and winner of the 35-year sub-concession to complete and operate the 537 km section of the Ferrovia de Integração Oeste-Leste between Caetité and the port of Ilhéus. The ...

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    Arup awarded DART Coastal lines contract


    IRELAND: National railway Iarnród Éireann has appointed Arup to provide rail, civil works structural and environmentally consultancy services for the planned upgrading of the existing Dublin Area Rapid Transit network as part of the wider DART+ expansion programme. The project involves extending Dublin’s electrified suburban ...

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    Cross-border Irish rail review to study sustainable expansion


    EUROPE: A Strategic Rail Review is to be commissioned to examine the potential for enhancing and expanding the island of Ireland’s rail networks , the republic’s Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan and Northern Ireland’s Minister for Infrastructure Nichola Mallon have announced. The ‘all-island’ ...

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    Rosental line electrification gets underway


    AUSTRIA: Work has formally begun on a €50m scheme to modernise and electrify the 12·1 km line between Klagenfurt and Weizelsdorf, with completion planned by 2023. Under the scope of the project, Maria Rain station will be expanded, a station built in Lambichl and the ...

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    Bids sought to improve access to Santos port


    BRAZIL: The state government of São Paulo has invited expressions of interest by April 26 for a feasibility study to provide multimodal access from the São Paulo plateau to the port of Santos.

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    Rule change calls SNCF Réseau investment into question


    FRANCE: Management independence and business productivity at infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau are in jeopardy, according to President Director General Luc Lallemand. Describing a government decision to consolidate SNCF Réseau’s debts into the state accounts as ‘catastrophic’, Lallemand warned that the infrastructure ...

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    Nomad Tech receives funding to develop Portuguese STM


    PORTUGAL: Grants from the national government and the European Regional Development Fund have been agreed to allow further development of a Specific Transmission Module to support the adoption of ETCS in Portugal.

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    Worksite safety in spotlight after fatal collision


    TAIWAN: Investigations have started into the management of engineering work following a fatal collision on Taiwan Railway Administration’s East Coast line north of Hualien on the morning of April 2.

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    Digitalising railway maintenance in Mallorca


    SPAIN: Software for managing railway infrastructure maintenance activities in Mallorca and generating information to support a move towards predictive maintenance has been developed and deployed by contractor Azvi, technology start up MainRail Solutions, the CEIT technology institute and software specialist Inycom. The MainRail software is ...