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Tracklaying complete on London’s Crossrail project CONTRACTORS working on London’s Crossrail project have completed track installation work, marking another key milestone in the £14.8bn project ahead of the opening of the Elizabeth Line in December 2018.
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Vossloh, Germany, unveiled its first high-performance rail milling train at a customer open day at its rail welding and storage plant in Hamburg in September. David Briginshaw attended the event to see the new train...
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Frauscher Sensor Technology has developed a system based on Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) which has the ability to track trains, remotely monitor assets and secure infrastructure.RESEARCH conducted by Frauscher Sensor Technology into fibre sensing technologies...
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ITALY’s infrastructure manager Italian Rail Network (RFI) has awarded a €186m contract for track-doubling and infrastructure modernisation on a 38km section of the Palermo - Catania main line in Sicily. The contract for the Bicocca -...
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BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has introduced into operation the first two of three 150m-long grinding trains, which Loram and Colas Rail are supplying under a £36m contract. The trains will replace several older grinding...
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BRITAIN’s National Audit Office says that the £7bn Thameslink project to upgrade routes through London has a realistic prospect of delivering value for money, but the Department for Transport (DfT) and Network Rail (NR) now...
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THE Delachaux Group announced on November 17 that it has united its seven rail businesses under the Pandrol brand. The newly-combined Pandrol organisation will focus on four key product areas; fastening systems, aluminothermic welding, equipment and...
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WHAT began with a 200-year flood event may now be brought to a close through legal action, as the Canadian government is following through with an ultimatum it issued to OmniTrax in October to repair...
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After years of indecision, Australia’s $A 10bn ($US 7.7bn) Inland Rail project to create a shorter rail link between Melbourne and Brisbane is finally getting underway, as Mark Carter reports.THE idea of an inland rail...
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NETWORK Rail’s £6.5bn Thameslink project to upgrade the north-south route through London has moved a step nearer completion with the installation of new track and signalling between London Bridge and Blackfriars which will allow this...
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THE German Railway Authority (EBA) has approved Vossloh’s HSG-city as a heavy ancillary vehicle capable of speeds of up to 60km/h, enabling the track grinding machine to operate on main line and suburban rail infrastructure. HSG...

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