Archive for category: Infrastructure

Contractor appointed for second phase of Sydney Metro tunnelling

A John Holland CPB Contractors Ghella Joint Venture has been awarded the $2.81 billion contract to construct a twin-bore tunnel beneath Sydney Harbour for the Sydney Metro project. Work will begin straight away, says Transport for NSW, with the first of five tunnel boring machines set to begin its drive by the end of next […]
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Project partners appointed to Digital Railway programme

Arcadis and Ramboll have won a contract which will see them partner with Network Rail on the development of the Digital Railway. The two companies will become programme partners and will help to create the Digital Railway Toolkit which will guide the programme’s roll-out. Arcadis and Ramboll will also lead the creation of a Digital […]
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RZD begins laying track in Serbia’s Bela Reka tunnel

RZD International has started laying track in the Bela Reka tunnel as part of a $80 million repair works contract. Making use of sub-ballast mat technology – which is being used to modernise Serbian railways for the first time – the engineering firm has begun track laying in the tunnel which sits on the Resnik–Valjevo section of the Belgrade–Bar […]
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Swedish PM to open new Stockholm commuter tunnel

The first new railway line in almost 150 years on Stockholm’s commuter rail system is set to open. On July 9, Sweden’s Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, will be joined by key stakeholders to inaugurate the Stockholm City Line (Citybanan), which runs between Tomteboda and southern Stockholm, beneath the capital city. Two new stations, Stockholm Odenplan and […]
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Canadian government commits $1bn to Stage 2 of Ottawa’s light rail network

Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced a $1.09 billion funding package for Stage 2 of Ottawa’s fast-growing light rail network. Last week’s announcement will be backed up with similar funding contributions from the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa. Stage 2 will extend the Confederation Line, which opens next year, west and east. […]
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Revolution to evolution – Upgrading the Vienna-Bratislava railway

Next year will mark the 170th anniversary of the opening of the first cross-border railway between Austria and Slovakia. At that point in history both modern-day Austria and Slovakia were part of the Kingdom of Hungary and the arrival of the railways in 1848 coincided with political revolution. Those cross-border links are now being strengthened, […]
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Thales secures fare collection contract for Cairo metro

Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels has renewed its confidence with Thales with two new contracts for fare collection systems on the Cairo metro. The French firm was previously awarded contracts to upgrade the fare collection systems on Lines 1 and 2 of the Cairo Metro – which became the first metro system in Africa in 1987 […]
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Thales secures fare collection contract for Cairo metro

Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels has renewed its confidence with Thales with two new contracts for fare collection systems on the Cairo metro. The French firm was previously awarded contracts to upgrade the fare collection systems on Lines 1 and 2 of the Cairo Metro – which became the first metro system in Africa in 1987 […]
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Amtrak to build $28 million locomotion service facility in Seattle

Passenger train operator Amtrak has announced plans to build a locomotion service facility in Seattle, the United States. Amtrak – which operates across 46 states – said that it is the third major investment in its Seattle maintenance facility, which services the Empire Builder, Coast Starlight and Sound Transit Sounder trains. The existing buildings will be demolish as […]
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PKP to spend €153m modernising Polish section of Rail Baltica route

Polish railway operator PKP is to spend 641 million zł (around €153 million) modernising a section of track for Rail Baltica. Work will be conducted between Sadowne and Czyżew as part of the trans-European programme, which aims to build a standard gauge railway from Estonia to Poland, via Latvia and Lithuania, to connect the Baltic states to the […]
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Fort Bliss to Carrizozo railway line to undergo $14m improvement works

In New Mexico, the United States, freight operator Union Pacific (UP) is targeting the line between Fort Bliss and Carrizozo as part of a wave of network upgrades. Between the army installation and the small town, UP will replace more than 116,000 railway sleepers and install 55,000 tonnes of rock ballast. UP operates thousands of […]
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