All Infrastructure articles – Page 8

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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 ...

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    OWLS provides accurate measurement of Dakar TER track


    SENEGAL: Raysimaş, Uroven and Latronix have completed track geometry measurements for Dakar Train Express Régional construction contractor Yapı Merkezi using an OWLS measuring system fitted to a 1960s locomotive. Developed by Latronix in Sweden and distributed overseas by UK company Uroven, OWLS ...

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    Rajasthan electrification commissioned


    INDIA: The final section of the 25 kV 50 Hz electrification on North Western Railway’s Delhi – Ajmer route was officially commissioned on November 29, when Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal flagged off the first electric train to operate between Dighawara and Bandikui. The 35 km ...

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    First Iran to Afghanistan freight train


    AFGHANISTAN: A trial freight train delivered more than 400 tonnes of cement from Iran to Rosnak in Herat province on December 2, ahead of the ceremonial inauguration of the newly completed railway which is scheduled for this month. A passenger train also carried Iranian railway officials ...

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    Hydrogen fuel cell rail milling machine unveiled


    AUSTRIA: Linsinger has unveiled what it says is the first hydrogen fuel cell powered rail milling train, its MG11 H 2 which is expected to be available by mid-2021. The company said the machine — developed by its R D department in a multi-year programme ...

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    Aalborg airport rail link ready to open


    DENMARK: The rail link to Aalborg Lufthavn will open with the timetable change on December 13, infrastructure manager Banedanmark has confirmed.

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    ADIF AV agrees EIB loan as Extremadura high speed link makes progress


    SPAIN: ADIF Alta Velocidad announced on November 23 that it had signed off on the €300m first tranche of a €890m funding package with the European Investment Bank. The loan will support completion of the 282 km high speed line between Talayuela, Plasencia Cáceres, Mérida and Badajoz.

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    Yinchuan – Xi’an PDL nears completion


    CHINA: Test running has started on the Yinchuan – Xi’an Passenger-Dedicated Line, which is scheduled to open at the end of 2020.

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    Work to start on Integration Railway’s western arm


    BRAZIL: Engineering company Valec is expected to start construction of the western arm of the Integration Railway (Ferrovia de Integraçao Centro-Oeste) in April 2021.

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    ÖBB commissions first hardware-independent cloud interlocking


    AUSTRIA: ÖBB-Infrastruktur has put into operation the country’s first digital interlocking which uses ‘Interlocking in the Cloud’ concepts developed by Siemens Mobility.

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    Amtrak and NJ Transit make Penn Station refurbishment progress


    USA: The modernisation of New York Penn Station has taken another step forward with completion of a refresh of the pre-boarding waiting area for Amtrak passengers and improved access to the NJ Transit concourse.

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    Rainbow Serpent of the Dreamtime inspires track machine decoration


    AUSTRALIA: Indigenous artworks have been applied to a New Track Construction machine being used by John Holland in the Pilbara region. The firm is undertaking a A$130m contract to lay 143 km of track and undertake infrastructure and signalling works as ...

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    Research aims to reduce electrification costs


    UK: Research to improve the reliability of current and future electrification schemes has been undertaken by engineers from Sheffield University, supported by supplier Furrer+Frey and Network Rail. A PhD undertaken by Sam Hayes examined the effects of wind, train speed and wire gradient, with the aim ...

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    State budget backs Melbourne ring line


    AUSTRALIA: Prequalification will start by the end of 2020 for work on Melbourne’s orbital Suburban Rail Loop, Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews announced on November 16. The 90 km underground line will run from Cheltenham in the south to Werribee in the west via the ...

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    Pandrol’s AutoSeal eliminates the need for manual sealing when welding rails


    WELDING: Pandrol says up to 5 min per rail weld can be saved through the use of its newly-launched AutoSeal mould, which has a built-in insulation joint that expands during pre-heating to create a tight seal and eliminate the need for manual completion. ...

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    Rail steel R&D partnership


    UK: British Steel and the University of Sheffield have announced a multi-million-pound research and development programme which will see steel tested at the university’s Faculty of Engineering and the steelmaker’s R D facility at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham. British Steel is contributing £1·6m including ...

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    Porto – Lisboa high speed link revived under €10∙5bn rail spending programme


    PORTUGAL: The government has confirmed its intention to press ahead with rail investment totalling more than €10bn as part of a wider national stimulus programme. The highlight of the package is the revival of a proposal for a high speed rail link between Lisboa and Porto, which was the subject of extensive studies in the mid-2000s.

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    East Coast Main Line electrification research agreement


    UK: An outline £10m co-investment agreement has been signed by the University of Leeds and the Rail Electrification Alliance which is undertaking the East Coast Main Line power supply upgrade programme. The agreement provides for two years of research into the best ...