All Infrastructure articles – Page 8

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    Rail Business UK

    On-train cameras to spot third rail faults


    UK: One Big Circle has been awarded a contract to detect conductor rail and electrical cables faults on third rail electrified routes by combining its Automated Intelligent Video Review on-train technology with thermal cameras to detect hot spots of more than 80ºC. The cameras will ...

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    Indian Railways sets another electrification record


    INDIA: Despite the constraints imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, Indian Railways has been pushing ahead to meet the government’s target of electrifying the country’s entire broad gauge network by December 2023.

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    Virginia finalises 10-year passenger rail investment programme


    USA: Plans to deliver a significant expansion of passenger rail services in the Commonwealth of Virginia took a step forward on March 30 with confirmation that agreement had been reached between the state government, CSX Corp, Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express.

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    Rail Business UK

    Forth Bridge visitor experience on hold


    UK: The Network Rail-led project to create a Forth Bridge tourist attraction with a visitor centre and walkway tours has been put on hold as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The experience was expected to be similar to the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. It ...

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    Watco to acquire Algoma Central and upper Midwest lines from CN


    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian National has agreed terms for the sale of around 1 400 km of secondary routes in Canada and the USA to short line and regional group Watco Companies Inc.

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    Back-up batteries for Serbian signalling


    SERBIA: Colas Rail has awarded Saft and local distributor Goltech a contract to provide almost 800 batteries to provide backup power for trackside signalling, safety and communication equipment along a 58 km section of Corridor X. Colas Rail is modernising the route in partnership with ...

  • RFI has selected a 51:49 consortium of Webuild and Implenia as low bidder for a €1·07bn contract to design and build the southern access route to the Brenner Base Tunnel.

    Brenner southern access contract awarded


    ITALY: Infrastructure manager RFI has selected a 51:49 consortium of Webuild and Implenia as low bidder for a €1·07bn contract to design and build the southern access route to the Brenner Base Tunnel. Running mostly underground, the 22·5 km double-track alignment will diverge from the ...

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    Catania airport station opens


    ITALY: RFI inaugurated a new station to serve Fontanarossa airport in Catania on March 13, built as part of its ongoing programme to modernise the main line between Messina and Palermo in Sicily.

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    Rail Business UK

    Siemens Mobility awarded Victoria resignalling Phase 3


    UK: Network Rail has awarded Siemens Mobility the contract to deliver Phase 3 of the Victoria resignalling programme. This covers the area between London Victoria and Streatham Hill, plus the West London Line from Clapham Junction towards Shepherd’s Bush. As principal contractor, Siemens Mobility will ...

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    RZD completes Zabaikalsk electrification


    RUSSIA: Russian Railways has completed the 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of its 365 km line from a junction with the Trans-Siberian Railway at Karymskaya to Zabaikalsk on the Chinese border.

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    Gippsland upgrading contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: Rail Projects Victoria has finalised an A$300m contract with the VicConnect Alliance of Decmil, UGL and Arup to undertake the Gippsland Rail Upgrade project, which will improve the regional line between Melbourne, Traralgon and Bairnsdale, southeast of Melbourne.

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    Serbia plans €3·3bn rail modernisation programme


    SERBIA: investment of €3·3bn is planned over the next decade to upgrade 3 735 km of the rail network to enhance efficiency, environmental sustainability and regional connectivity. This is to include the roll-out of ERTMS, removing speed restrictions, increasing freight capacity and improving asset management. ...

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    Digital interlocking contracts awarded


    GERMANY: Infrastructure manager DB Netz has selected seven manufacturers to install and commission digital interlockings as part of its Digitale Schiene Deutschland strategy.

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    In depth

    Infrastructure: Norway’s first slab track commissioned


    Construction of a long single-bore tunnel to alleviate capacity problems in the Bergen area included the laying of the first ballastless track in Norway.

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    Rail Business UK

    D/Gauge announces Rift software to make rail gauging assessment faster and easier


    UK: Specialist gauging consultancy D/Gauge has announced the planned release of its Rift software, which is designed to make clearance assessments easier and safer while also saving time. ‘The incumbent application used in the industry requires an elevated level of technical understanding and can take ...

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    Indian high speed line track design MoU signed


    INDIA: National High Speed Rail Corp Ltd and Japan Railway Track Consultants Co have signed a memorandum of understanding covering track design for the 237 km Vadodara – Vapi package T2 section of the planned Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor. JRTC is to ...

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    ADIF expands Galicia upgrading programme


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has set out plans to invest a further €546m in modernising two rail corridors across Galicia, linking the junction at Monforte de Lemos with Ourense and Lugo.

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    ‘Four by four’ remodelling completed at Barcelona Sants


    SPAIN: ADIF completed work to remodel the track layout at Barcelona Sants station on March 1, following a nine-month programme known as ‘four by four’ aimed at reconfiguring the broad gauge tracks serving the deep-level station.

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    Four start-ups chosen in Rumo’s Fuse safety innovation programme


    BRAZIL: Ideas and concepts to improve safety at level crossings are to be developed and tested under plans announced by freight concessionaire Rumo. Four proposals have been selected for development under the Fuse programme to identify and implement safety improvements, which was launched by the operator ...

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    Melbourne doubling tracking and stations contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: An alliance of Acciona, Coleman Rail, and WSP has been awarded a contract for infrastructure works as part of the A$530m Hurstbridge Line Duplication project on the Metro Trains Melbourne network. This includes signalling, power and infrastructure upgrading works, the construction of stations in Greensborough ...