Archive for category: Infrastructure

Major $880m digital systems investment for Sydney rail network

These upgrades are being funded from the state's 2018-19 budget and will be delivered in stages, with services coming online progressively from the early 2020s.
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Review: Infrarail 2018

Balfour Beatty’s Mark Bullock, managing director of rail and utilities.First staged in 1994, Infrarail is firmly established as Britain’s leading showcase for every aspect of railway infrastructure, technology and expertise, with a strong reputation for attracting visiting managers, engineers and buyers at the highest level.
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Metro Tunnel Project issues A$113m piling and substructure contract

An artist's impression of Parkville station. Photo: Melbourne Metro Tunnel.Keller and Intrafor have already provided a "significant amount" of early technical advice to optimise design.
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Ukraine ‘closer to the EU’ with opening of Beskyd rail tunnel

Photo: The Office of the President of Ukraine.It will almost quadruple the current capacity from 12 trains per day to 46.
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Prague-Dresden high-speed rail tunnel to be designed by DB

The Czech Republic's transport ministry has announced that Deutsche Bahn will design the Krušné Hory tunnel, a key project in the proposed €5 billion high-speed line between Prague and Dresden.
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Designs released for Melbourne Metro Tunnel stations

A map of the Metro Tunnel in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Rail Projects Victoria.The stations are being built as part of the 9km twin-bore Melbourne Metro Tunnel, a major enhancement that promises to free up capacity on the capital's rail network.
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Government urged to establish Crossrail 2 timetable and funding plans before 2019

One of the tunnel boring machines used as part of Crossrail. Photo: Crossrail.National Infrastructure Commission chair Sir John Armitt said that firm decisions on the megaproject's timetable and funding should be made by the end of 2018.
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Network Rail appoints successor to chief executive Mark Carne

Andrew Haines, the current CEO of the Civil Aviation Authority. Photo: Network Rail.Andrew is expected to take up his new role in early autumn following a period of handover with Mark Carne.
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Funding allocated to Perth’s Metronet rail expansion

More than $1 billion has been put aside by the Australian government for Perth's Metronet suburban rail projects.
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North Korea and South Korea make pledge to connect border railways

Photo: The Republic of Korea.South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean president Kim Jong-un said they would end the long established stand off and division between the two and develop inter-Korean relations.
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Plans revealed for high-speed rail link between Melbourne and Geelong

Planners in Victoria, Australia, have been tasked with investigating the cost and requirements of building a high-speed line between Melbourne and the state's second biggest city, Geelong.
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