Archive for category: Infrastructure

Contractors sought for South Wales Metro capital works

Renderings of Cardiff Central station show a light rail system which could be part of the South Wales Metro. Credit: Cardiff council.Transport for Wales has put out a tender for a £700 million framework for design, construction and maintenance services in Wales.
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Texas Central picks Houston location for high-speed station

A rendering of the Houston 'Bullet' train station. Photo: Texas Central.Texas Central has revealed the 45-acre site in Houston on which it hopes to build a high-speed station.
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EU funds €451m modernisation of Elin Pelin-Kostenetz line in Bulgaria

Photo: Bulgaria's Ministry of Transport.Bulgaria's Elin Pelin-Kostenetz line is set to be modernised thanks to €451m from the European Commission - the largest project in the Commission's transport programme in the country. 
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Network Rail CEO Mark Carne to retire

Photo: Network Rail.Network Rail has announced that a new CEO will be in place for the five-year control period starting in April, 2019, following news of Mark Carne's retirement.
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€300m upgrade for The Hague-Rotterdam rail route

The Dutch government is to invest €300 million to introduce a new high-frequency rail service between Rotterdam and The Hague.
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Canadian National Railway plans record €2.08bn investment in 2018

Freight operator Canadian National Railway (CN) has announced a record C$3.2 billion for major infrastructure projects in 2018 to meet a growing demand for rail freight.
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Inland Rail design contracts awarded to Mott MacDonald-WSP joint venture

A joint venture between Mott MacDonald and WSP will provide designs for two packages for the A$9.3 billion Inland Rail project.
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First train travels over new Northern line extension junction

Two new junctions which will connect the Northern line with an extension of the route out to Battersea Power Station have been completed.
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Progress Rail takes over Italian signal provider ECM

ECM, which is headquartered in Pistoia, will join Progress Rail's signal division and continue signal production and engineering from Italy.
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US transport secretary concerned that railroads won’t meet PTC deadline

The United States' transport secretary has urged railroads to "greatly accelerate their efforts" to meet the forthcoming deadline for implementing positive train control.
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9 terrifying near misses at level crossings

Level crossing safety is no joke.
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