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Network Rail awards 10-year track renewal contract BRITAIN's infrastructure manager, Network Rail, has awarded a 10-year alliance contract to Colas Rail and URS, United States, to renew switches and crossings in southern England and Wales.
tanzania-seeks-advisor-for-ppp-rail-upgrade
TANZANIA is in the process of securing an advisor for a $US 1bn public-private partnership (PPP) scheme to upgrade Tanzania Railways' (TR) 970km metre-gauge line linking Dar es Salaam with Dodoma, Tabora and Isaka."The government...
optimising-maintenance-efficiency-in-limited-possession-times
Railway owners, operators and maintainers are facing increasing pressure to further reduce maintenance windows and maximize operational time, but at some point there is an absolute minimum window time for which an activity is cost...
real-time-monitoring-keeps-an-eye-on-rail-defects
Protran Technology and QinetiQ North America are working with Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to develop the first real-time network of remote sensors installed on continuous welded rail to detect defects. Michael Davis, director of rail...
saudi-freight-line-upgrading-deal-signed
THE president of Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO), H E Mohamed Al-Suwaiket, has signed a Riyals 122.9m ($US 32.8m) contract with China Railway Construction Corporation for the renewal of a 78.4km stretch of the Damman –...
3d-laser-mapping-for-french-rail-network
FRENCH surveyors FIT ESIC are creating a 3D topographical map of track and lineside equipment for French National Railways (SNCF) using the StreetMapper LiDAR laser surveying system developed by 3D Laser Mapping, Britain. The device, which...
sro-awards-freight-line-track-doubling-contract
THE president of Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO), H E Mohamed Al-Suwaiket, has signed a Riyals 391.5m ($US 104.4m) contract with a Saudi contractor for the first phase of track-doubling on the Riyadh - Harad -...
network-rail-awards-10-year-track-renewal-contract
BRITAIN's infrastructure manager, Network Rail, has awarded a 10-year alliance contract to Colas Rail and URS, United States, to renew switches and crossings in southern England and Wales. The thee-way alliance deal is worth up...
balfour-beatty-and-carillion-in-merger-talks
BALFOUR Beatty and Carillion have announced that they are in talks over a possible merger that could create a £3bn construction and services business. In a joint statement issued on July 24, the two companies confirmed...
france-to-launch-high-speed-rail-inquiries
FRANCE's minister of transport, Mr Frédéric Cuvilier, has approved the staging of three public inquires in October related to the so-called Grand Southwest Railway Project (GPSO). GPSO encompasses the construction of two high-speed lines totalling...
london-underground-extends-remote-turnout-monitoring
FOLLOWING a successful pilot at Loughton and Waterloo stations, London Underground (LU) is extending its Poss railway conditioning monitoring system supplied by Strukton to monitor turnouts at other locations on its network. Poss can be used...