Archive for category: Rail Projects

Norway claims new world record for mobile connectivity in a tunnel

Photo: Øystein Grue/Bane NOR.Working with Scandinavian mobile phone operators Telia and Telenor, Bane Nor says it achieved transmission rates of 580mbps during tests.
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$3bn pot set aside for “game-changing” Sydney Metro West project

Photo: NSW Government.The first stage of Sydney Metro will be opening in the first half of next year with the Sydney Metro North West project from Rouse Hill to Chatswood.
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Brightline: Next stop Tampa?

Photo: Brightline.Brightline has submitted a proposal to the Florida Department of Transportation to lease state-owned right of way and build a privately-funded passenger railway between Orlando and Tampa.
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Automated people mover for Shenzhen Airport

CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited (PBTS) has won a contract to supply a new automated people mover system for China's Shenzhen Airport.
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‘The flood of HGVs cannot be stopped without electrification’

All of Switzerland's rail network is electrified. Photo: Leonid Andronov.Campaigners Allianz pro Schiene have stressed the need for Germany to further electrify its rail network - especially the border crossings - if a shift in freight transport from roads to railways is to be achieved.
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Network Rail launches tender for track work contracts worth almost £5bn

Photo: Network Rail.These 10-year contracts begin in 2019 and introduce three new geographically-focused 'alliances' between Network Rail, designers and construction suppliers.
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Stadler “emerges stronger” from 2015 crisis

Stadler's EC250 'Giruno' on a test run between Erlen and Romanshorn, Switzerland, in 2017. Photo: Daniel Wipf.Not only did Stadler have an order intake of around €3 billion in 2017, but it now employs 7,600 members of staff - more than it ever has before.
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Mercitalia Rail joins intelligent freight train trial

Mercitalia Rail, the freight subsidiary of the Italian state-owned railway, is to support Rail Cargo Group (RCG) and SBB Cargo to develop ‘intelligent freight trains’. The programme is looking at how the digitisation of rail freight in Europe can improve the sector, making it safer and more efficient. An area of focus is to automate the […]
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Bombardier opens new rail car assembly hall in Saxony

Photo: Bombardier.Around 500 employees will work in the new hall, which boast a total 8,100sqm factory floorspace. 
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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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Siemens bags £1.5bn contract to build new generation Tube trains

Siemens has been named by Transport for London (TfL) as the chosen supplier for the £1.5 billion Deep Tube rolling stock contract.
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