Archive for category: Infrastructure

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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Take off for Melbourne Airport Rail Link? State government pledges $5bn if re-elected

Photo: Government of Victoria.This commitment matches a pledge from prime minister Malcolm Turnbull for A$5 billion to the airport rail link, meaning that construction could begin in 2022. 
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Engineers to reinforce floating bridge in Seattle to prepare for light rail

Photo: Sound Transit.Engineers working on a pioneering project to build the world's first light rail line on a floating bridge are getting ready to strengthen the structure so it can to carry track and light rail vehicles.
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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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