Archive for category: Infrastructure

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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Final concrete unit installed in Hong Kong harbour for undersea rail tunnel

Photo: MTR.Engineers have fitted the final concrete tunnel unit for the Sha Tin to Central rail link's cross harbour tunnel in Hong Kong.
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This is how much economic damage was caused by the Rastatt crisis

Photo: European Rail Freight Association.Europe's leading rail freight organisations have pooled their resources to assess the economic impact of the Rastatt crisis.
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Work starts on £225m Luton Airport automated people-mover

Photo: Kier.A VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier joint venture is the project's civil works contractor and Doppelmayr Cable Car UK is supplying the APM system.
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Study finds C$1.7bn undersea rail tunnel the most attractive option for Labrador-Newfoundland link

A stock photo of a TBM. Photo: Pix House.The recommendation draws on new geological research, innovations in tunnel technology and other factors but echoes advice made in a 2004 pre-feasibility which also assessed a link across the Strait of Belle Isle.
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RFP issued for Hamilton light rail project in Ontario

Photo: Metrolinx.The development is one of a number of major announcements made by Infrastructure Ontario in recent days.
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Preferred bidder picked for Toronto’s Finch West light rail project

Photo: Infrastructure Ontario.The chosen consortium, Mosaic Transit Group, is expected to be awarded the contract in spring 2018 with construction to follow shortly after.
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