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Signalling Crossrail

08 Liverpool Street station [online]Tunnelling for the £15 billion railway was completed last May with the final two TBMs, Elizabeth and Victoria, being decommissioned. The task of fitting out the tunnels and stations, installing track, OHLE and signalling is now well under way. Crossrail was invented to increase capacity for east-west journeys, relieving the Central and...
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Signalling Crossrail

08 Liverpool Street station [online]Tunnelling for the £15 billion railway was completed last May with the final two TBMs, Elizabeth and Victoria, being decommissioned. The task of fitting out the tunnels and stations, installing track, OHLE and signalling is now well under way. Crossrail was invented to increase capacity for east-west journeys, relieving the Central and...
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Berlin underground milestone

The project to extend underground line U5 to connect with U55 in Berlin is now a step closer with the completion of the tunnelling phase of the project. The 74-metre[...]
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Stockholm’s solution to its ‘Wasp’s Waist’

The Stockholm Citybanan (City Line) is a new commuter railway tunnel currently under construction beneath central Stockholm, which will be used for the Swedish capital’s commuter rail service. Writes Collin Carr The line will be six kilometres long, double track and electrified, and will run between Tomteboda and Stockholm South (Stockholms södra) station. Also included in […]
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Signalling the positive

This, to the surprise of many, was issued on New Year’s Eve: “London Underground (LU) and Bombardier Transportation today announced that the signalling contract for the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines (Sub Surface lines) will be re-let by LU following discussions between the two companies…” Writes Grahame Taylor We live in an […]
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Ministers tour Crossrail’s first completed tunnel

A political delegation including Danny Alexander and Lord Deighton has toured Crossrail’s first completed rail tunnel between Royal Oak and Farringdon. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, Infrastructure Minister[...]
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Safety training essential for Canal Tunnels

Martin Barlow, Carillion’s Senior Construction Manager on the Canal Tunnels project at Thameslink has praised the work of young apprentices Ashley Edwards, 18, Jason Platford, 17 and Jake Caddie, 17. ‘The most important quality I look for in trainees is good time keeping and taking a real interest in what you are doing – and...
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Boston looks to buy new Red and Orange line trains

Boston subway operator MBTA has launched a procurement competition to replace the city’s ageing fleet of Red and Orange Line trains. The MBTA is looking to acquire 226 new rail[...]
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Contracts awarded for Santiago Metro upgrade and expansion

Bombardier’s INTERFLO 250 ERTMS signalling solution is to be installed on a metro line between the centre of Santiago and Rancagua. The introduction of the €15 million in-cab signalling system system[...]
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Contracts awarded for Santiago Metro upgrade and expansion

Bombardier’s INTERFLO 250 ERTMS signalling solution is to be installed on a metro line between the centre of Santiago and Rancagua. The introduction of the €15 million in-cab signalling system system[...]
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Serco handed five-year extension to operate Dubai Metro

Serco is to continue to operate the Dubai Metro until 2019 after being awarded a contract extension worth around £355 million. The agreement, which was signed today (October 24) between[...]
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