Archive for category: Stations

Construction of Moynihan train station to go ahead after $1.6bn deal struck

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that construction will begin on New York’s new Moynihan station following the closure of a final deal for the Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex redevelopment. The agreement between financiers Empire State Development and Related Companies, Vornado Realty and Skanska USA means that work will commence to transform part of the James Farley Post […]
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Plans revealed for redesigned Ourense station

Architects Foster + Partners and Juan Cabanelas have released designs for the refurbished and extended Ourense FFCC Station in Galicia, Spain. The existing railway line is due to be upgraded for high-speed services and the re-designed station reflects the expected increase in passengers. Two new platforms will be constructed, the nearby bus station will be relocated […]
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Thales secures fare collection contract for Cairo metro

Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels has renewed its confidence with Thales with two new contracts for fare collection systems on the Cairo metro. The French firm was previously awarded contracts to upgrade the fare collection systems on Lines 1 and 2 of the Cairo Metro – which became the first metro system in Africa in 1987 […]
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Thales secures fare collection contract for Cairo metro

Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels has renewed its confidence with Thales with two new contracts for fare collection systems on the Cairo metro. The French firm was previously awarded contracts to upgrade the fare collection systems on Lines 1 and 2 of the Cairo Metro – which became the first metro system in Africa in 1987 […]
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International consortium to build new underground railway station in Gothenburg

The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) has appointed an international consortium to build Haga station in Gothenburg. Construction of the new station is expected to begin in 2018 and is part of the planned 8km West Link double track railway connection to ease congestion in the city – 6km of which includes a railway tunnel. The group is […]
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SNCF seeks private partner to deliver Gare du Nord redevelopment ahead of Olympics

SNCF has launched a consultation to find a private-sector partner to help transform its landmark Gare du Nord station. Work at Gare du Nord is being delivered in two phases. The first is already underway and will be completed in 2019. It includes the refurbishment of RER platforms, the opening of a new Eurostar business […]
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Swedish-Spanish consortium awarded Southern Main Line expansion contract

Trafikverket has awarded a contract worth SEK 2 billion to construction firms NCC and OHL to expand Sweden’s Southern Main Line. The project will see the railway between Flackarp and Arlöv, which sits on the main line between Malmo and Lund, expanded from two to four tracks. The work covers all the aspects of the […]
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Completion date brought forward seven years for Singapore’s North East Line extension

Originally planned for 2030, Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has brought the completion date for the North East Line extension (NELe) forward to 2023. The date has changed to support the upcoming business and residential developments in Punggol North – which NELe will serve. Originating in Punggol, the 1.6km extension will also see a new station built, which […]
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See inside Napoli’s spectacular new station

Designed by world-renowned architects Zaha Hadid, Napoli Afragola can legitimately claim to be a station of the future. Italy’ Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni arrived on a Frecciarossa 1000 on June 6 to formally open the station, which is located to the north of the city’s international airport. London-based architects Zaha Hadid began designing the station, […]
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A new era for Kenya and Africa as Mombasa–Nairobi line is opened

The president of Kenya has called the opening of a new standard gauge railway a milestone moment for the country. Kenya was previously served by the Uganda Railway, a line built at the beginning of the 20th century that had fallen into a state of disrepair. President Uhuru Kenyatta committed to building a new line, which begun in […]
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Specialist firearms officers to patrol UK train services

The British Transport Police has announced that trained firearm officers are to start patrolling onboard trains following the UK’s increased terror threat level to critical. Armed officers have been patrolling the London Underground since December but this will mark the first time they have patrolled services elsewhere in the country. The mobilisation of armed officers is […]
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