All Infrastructure articles – Page 9

  • The Angren – Pap railway provides a direct link between Toshkent and the Ferghana Valley.

    ADB loan to complete Ferghana Valley modernisation programme


    UZBEKISTAN: The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$121m loan to complete the modernisation of the rail network in the Ferghana Valley. The work is intended to stimulate economic growth and improve trade and regional connectivity along Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation Corridor 2. The ...

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    Valencia suburban signalling contract awarded


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded CAF Signalling a €20m contract to modernise supply signalling and telecoms for Valencia suburban Line C1. During the 18-month project CAF will supply safety and communications equipment for the introduction of automatic bidirectional block signalling between Silla and Cullera, and ...

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    Kenyatta inaugurates Nairobi commuter DMU service


    KENYA: The five diesel multiple-units procured by Kenya Railways Corp to expand its Nairobi commuter operations were formally launched into service on November 10. The first train was flagged off at Nairobi Central Station by President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was joined at ...

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    Narrabri – North Star upgrading contract signed


    AUSTRALIA: An A$650m contract for the next phase of the Inland Rail corridor has been signed by Australian Rail Track Corp and the Trans4m Rail joint venture.

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    Minas Gerais plan includes passenger revival


    BRAZIL: Proposals for revitalising the rail network, including revival of both freight and passenger services, are being assessed in the state of Minas Gerais. Forming part of a Strategic Railway Plan for the state, the plans were presented at a hearing of the Extraordinary Commission for ...

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    BAV approves Basel quadrupling


    SWITZERLAND: The Federal Office of Transport has formally approved the four-tracking of the Rhein Valley main line north of Basel in order to boost freight capacity on a key access route to the trans-Alpine rail corridors.

  • State Railway of Thailand has formally signed the first of 14 contracts for work on the planned 1 435 mm gauge rail link from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima (Photo: Andrew Benton).

    Thai standard gauge contract awarded


    State Railway of Thailand has formally signed the first of 14 contracts for work on the planned 1 435 mm gauge rail link from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima (Photo: Andrew Benton). THAILAND: State Railway of Thailand has formally signed the first of 14 contracts for ...

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    Ermstalbahn modernisation programme gets underway


    GERMANY: Erms-Neckar-Bahn AG has begun work to modernise and electrify the 10 km Ermstalbahn between Metzingen and Bad Urach in Baden-Württemberg. This forms part of the Regionalstadtbahn Neckar-Alb programme to develop a Karlsruhe-style tram-train network.

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    Prasa formally opens Western Cape control complex


    SOUTH AFRICA: Prasa has formally inaugurated its R2∙8bn Rail Management & Train Control Centre at Bellevue in Cape Town, as part of its programme to modernise its signalling and infrastructure, including adoption of ETCS tailored to local conditions.

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    ETCS and GSM-R security monitoring tool launched


    SIGNALLING: Comtest Wireless has announced NetProbe Owl, a ‘cyber sniffing’ tool which it says is the first on the market to enable real-time security monitoring of GSM-R and ETCS networks. NetProbe Owl tracks suspicious messages and sessions, sending alerts so that engineers can conduct further analysis. ...

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    Suburban investment increased in 2021 Spanish rail budget


    SPAIN: A 36% increase in investment for the national rail network has been put forward in the draft budget proposals for 2021 presented by Minister for Transport, Mobility & Urban Planning José Luis Ábalos on October 29.

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    Reopenings will add capacity to São Paulo network


    BRAZIL: Governor of São Paulo state João Doria has announced that two moribund sections of the national rail network will be reinstated as part of a R$6bn plan to expand capacity within the state from 35 to 75 million tonnes of freight a year.

  • SNCF Réseau has launched the Argos ‘innovation partnership’ project to design its next generation of computer-controlled interlockings.

    Argos ready to deliver digital interlockings


    FRANCE: Following an 18-month research programme, SNCF Réseau has selected three consortia to develop, commission and maintain pre-production digital interlockings.

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    Fuelling point for largest fleet of hydrogen trains


    GERMANY: Industrial park operator Infraserv Höchst began construction of a hydrogen train refuelling point at its site in Hessen with a groundbreaking ceremony on October 26. The facility in Höchst will support the fleet of 27 Alstom Coradia iLint multiple-units ordered by the Fahma rolling stock ...

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    Spanish high speed network extended towards Galicia


    SPAIN: A 110∙8 km section of the Madrid to Galicia high speed line between Zamora, Puebla de Sanabria and Pedralba de la Pradería was inaugurated by ADIF on October 26.

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    IAF track technology fair to go ahead in 2022


    The German Railway Engineers’ Association VDEI confirmed on October 23 that the 28th IAF International Exhibition of Track Technology will still take place in Münster on May 31 to June 2 2022 as planned.

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    Morley – Ellenbrook line construction contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: The MELconnx Consortium has been awarded the contract to design and build the 21 km Morley – Ellenbrook line to serve the northeast suburbs of Perth. The A$700m contract was signed on October 18 by the Western Australia government and the Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction-led ...

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    ETCS onboard testing begins


    NORWAY: Trial running has started with the first diesel locomotive to be equipped with Alstom’s latest ETCS onboard equipment as part of the national ERTMS programme.

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    Nigerian standard gauge network takes shape


    NIGERIA: The 1 435 mm gauge north-south railway linking Itakpe, Ajaokuta and Warri has been formally opened for commercial operation, following an inauguration ceremony at Agbor in Delta state.

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    L&T low-bidder to build Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line


    INDIA: Larsen & Toubro has been confirmed as low-bidder for the largest civil works contract on the planned Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line, the National High-Speed Rail Corp announced on October 19.