Archive for category: Rail Projects

Report reinforces financial viability of Rail Baltica

A cost-benefit analysis conducted on Rail Baltica has reaffirmed the project’s economic feasibility. Presented at the Rail Baltica Global Forum by audit firm Ernst & Young Baltic (EYB), the report estimated that the rail project will cost €5.8 billion but will bring about €16.2 billion in socio-economic benefits to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – the main beneficiaries of […]
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HS2 appoints design and construction team for Toton hub station

Architects from Weston Williamson + Partners (WWP) and engineers from Aecom have been awarded the contract to design and build the East Midlands hub station at Toton. WWP is already involved in the design of the HS2 stations at Old Oak Common in West London, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport and will now work on the Toton station, which […]
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This is what the new Los Angeles transit station could look like

Images of what the Airport Metro Connector project in Los Angeles could look like have been released by the local transport authority. The new transit station will connect metro service passengers to a new people mover that will serve Los Angeles International Airport. It will include a bike hub, a bus plaza, a mezzanine walkway […]
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Network Rail completes ‘crucial’ Tinsley junction for Sheffield tram-train

The development of the UK’s first tram-train network has reached a major milestone after the installation of a ‘crucial’ junction. This Easter, Network Rail completed the track connection at Tinsley that will link Sheffield’s Supertram network with the national rail network. From the junction, a new section of track called the Tinsley Chord will be built to allow services to travel between […]
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India and France strengthen cooperation with plans for new 200km/h service

Transport ministers for India and France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their countries’ technical cooperation around railways. An initial agreement was established in 2013 with the signing of an MoU and, following a meeting on April 13, SNCF and Indian Railways have reaffirmed their intention to work together on a number of key […]
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India and France strengthen cooperation with plans for new 200km/h service

Transport ministers for India and France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their countries’ technical cooperation around railways. An initial agreement was established in 2013 with the signing of an MoU and, following a meeting on April 13, SNCF and Indian Railways have reaffirmed their intention to work together on a number of key […]
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Researchers develop driverless freight train concept

Transport researchers from the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft; DLR) have developed concepts for automated ‘freight trains of the future’. Named ‘Next Generation Train (NGT) Cargo’, the trains will feature a high-level of automation, high speeds and will be assembled from single wagons and end cars, allowing for a flexible approach to the transportation of goods, […]
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Metra launches $216m infrastructure project in Chicago

Metra has announced a $216 million plan to improve Chicago’s commuter rail network. The service provider intends to replace ageing bridges on the UP North and Milwaukee West lines and construct new sections of track on the UP West Line, as well as carrying out smaller infrastructure upgrades across its other 10 lines. The plan includes improvement works at […]
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Network Rail begins £15m Bath Spa station upgrade

Work on the £15 million upgrade of Bath Spa station has begun. Network Rail started the modernisation works, which will see the platforms widened and track realigned, on April 8. It will continue until April 23 to allow the new, longer IEP trains to use the station later in 2017. This will also reduce the stepping […]
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FS to provide technical support to Buenos Aires RER network

Italy’s state-owned FS Group has signed an agreement with the Argentinian Ministry of Transportation to provide technical assistance on the Buenos Aires RER project. FS, which manages the maintenance and operation of the Italian rail network, will provide services and technical advice for the planned Red de Expresos Regionales (RER), in Buenos Aires. RER will see the creation […]
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Transport Scotland to examine extending Borders Railway to Carlisle

Extending the Borders Railway line to Carlisle is to be examined in a new report commissioned by Transport Scotland. In 2015, the railway line became the longest to be built in Scotland since 1901 and could be further extended following the new study. The extension of the Borders Railway is just one of the options to be […]
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