Archive for category: Rail Projects

Contractor appointed for second phase of Sydney Metro tunnelling

A John Holland CPB Contractors Ghella Joint Venture has been awarded the $2.81 billion contract to construct a twin-bore tunnel beneath Sydney Harbour for the Sydney Metro project. Work will begin straight away, says Transport for NSW, with the first of five tunnel boring machines set to begin its drive by the end of next […]
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Project partners appointed to Digital Railway programme

Arcadis and Ramboll have won a contract which will see them partner with Network Rail on the development of the Digital Railway. The two companies will become programme partners and will help to create the Digital Railway Toolkit which will guide the programme’s roll-out. Arcadis and Ramboll will also lead the creation of a Digital […]
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Moscow to scrap monorail system in favour of trams

The Government of Moscow has revealed plans to replace its monorail system with a tram network. The decision made by the city’s urban planning and land use commission – and announced on June 16 – will see the monorail tracks adjusted and the system redesigned. As part of the changes the existing tram tracks on […]
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Bangalore-built Alstom trains carry first passengers on newly opened Kochi metro

The Kochi metro in Kerala, India, is now open for business running Bangalore-built Alstom trains. The system was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 17. Each of the 25 Metropolis metro trains – which are the first to have been entirely designed in Bangalore and manufactured at Alstom’s Sri City site – carry […]
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Swedish PM to open new Stockholm commuter tunnel

The first new railway line in almost 150 years on Stockholm’s commuter rail system is set to open. On July 9, Sweden’s Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, will be joined by key stakeholders to inaugurate the Stockholm City Line (Citybanan), which runs between Tomteboda and southern Stockholm, beneath the capital city. Two new stations, Stockholm Odenplan and […]
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Revolution to evolution – Upgrading the Vienna-Bratislava railway

Next year will mark the 170th anniversary of the opening of the first cross-border railway between Austria and Slovakia. At that point in history both modern-day Austria and Slovakia were part of the Kingdom of Hungary and the arrival of the railways in 1848 coincided with political revolution. Those cross-border links are now being strengthened, […]
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Fort Bliss to Carrizozo railway line to undergo $14m improvement works

In New Mexico, the United States, freight operator Union Pacific (UP) is targeting the line between Fort Bliss and Carrizozo as part of a wave of network upgrades. Between the army installation and the small town, UP will replace more than 116,000 railway sleepers and install 55,000 tonnes of rock ballast. UP operates thousands of […]
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Fort Bliss to Carrizozo railway line to undergo $14m improvement works

In New Mexico, the United States, freight operator Union Pacific (UP) is targeting the line between Fort Bliss and Carrizozo as part of a wave of network upgrades. Between the army installation and the small town, UP will replace more than 116,000 railway sleepers and install 55,000 tonnes of rock ballast. UP operates thousands of […]
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Major upgrades planned for Ontario’s Barrie line

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario has announced a wave of major upgrades for the Barrie line in order to ease congestion. Plans include the electrification of the line, a double track expansion and an upgrade to track and signalling. Noise and retaining walls will also be installed. The number of services will be increased […]
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Iowa to benefit from $68m railway maintenance

Union Pacific is to spend $68 million on Iowa’s railway infrastructure. The rail operator will devote $55 million to track maintenance and $10 million to bridge maintenance. Key projects include spending $5 million on the rail line between Garden City and Bradford to replace 25 miles of rail and $10 million investment to replace the bridge over Abbe […]
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Italferr to help with construction of new Trasandino railway tunnel in Peru

Italferr, the consulting subsidiary of Italian state-owned railway infrastructure and service provided FS Group, has been awarded an initial contract for the Trasandino tunnel, Peru, in association with other engineering companies. Worth €1.6 million, the contract covers a transport study, a financial analysis of the project and an evaluation of the technological solutions to be adopted. […]
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