Archive for category: Infrastructure

Re-doubling Aberdeen to Inverurie – halfway there

David Shirres reviews the completion of the first phase of the Aberdeen to Inverness improvement programme.
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Rastatt one-year on: Changes and further challenges

Photo: Thomas Niedermüller/DB.In a statement, a spokesperson for Europe’s leading rail freight organisations said: "Never again must the closure of a small stretch of railway line lead to such chaos and wide-reaching economic damage."
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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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