Archive for category: Infrastructure

Upgrading the continental connection

A landmark ERTMS announcement has recently emerged concerning the London to Paris and Brussels high-speed routes through the Channel Tunnel.
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Official Elizabeth line opening pushed back to autumn 2019

Photo: Crossrail.Chief executive Simon Wright said more time is needed to complete testing on the central section between Paddington and Abbey Wood.
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Looking forward to InnoTrans 2018

Photo: InnoTrans.Every two years, the global rail industry gathers in Berlin.
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Victorian government vows to build mammoth Melbourne rail loop

The south east section of the Suburban Rail Loop will run underground between Cheltenham and Box Hill. Photo: Rail Projects Victoria.Such is the size of the 'Suburban Rail Loop' that planners have described it as "the biggest transformation of public transport in Australian history".
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Swedish prime minister kickstarts construction work on new coastal line

Photo: Trafikverket.The planned 270km coastal railway will run from Umeå to Luleå, improving connectivity between the north coast cities while also strengthening Sweden's freight traffic.
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Indian Railways details damage and restoration work following Kerala floods

A stock photo taken of the Kerala floods. Photo: Praveenp.Three of Indian Railways' Southern zones have been severely affected by flash floods, land slips and rockfall as a result of extreme flooding in the state of Kerala.
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The oldest line on the Los Angeles Metro is set for an $350m upgrade

Photo: Justefrain.The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the works will improve reliability, safety and the customer experience.
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First of five TBMs arrives for Sydney Metro tunnelling

Photo: Transport NSW.Andrew Constance said the size of the 150m-long TBMs - the equivalent length of two Airbus A380 jets nose to tail - is difficult to comprehend.
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High Speed One renewals programme

What actions are needed when a high-speed railway starts to wear out?
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Consortium submits proposal for Windsor Link Railway in the UK

A computer generated model of Windsor. Photo: Windsor Link Railway.The consortium includes global investor Meridiam and not-for-profit company Windsor Link Railway. Other partners have not been revealed.
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Plans submitted for next phase of East West Rail project

Network Rail has applied for the powers to build the next part of the Western Section of the East West Rail project which, once complete, will link Oxford and Cambridge, via Bicester, Milton Keynes and Bedford.
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