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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.
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...
progress-rail-acquires-australian-track-business
PROGRESS Rail Services announced on July 1 2014 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the track business of Pacific Rail Engineering (PRE), Australia, for an undisclosed sum. PRE designs and manufactures specialised track...
design-contract-awarded-for-uganda-–-rwanda-line
GERMAN infrastructure consultant Gauff Ingenieure has been awarded a $US 8.6m contract to design the new standard-gauge railway line linking Uganda's capital Kampala with Kigali in Rwanda. Around 1400km of new railway will be constructed...
restructuring-to-plunge-vossloh-into-red-this-year
VOSSLOH's new management team has announced a major restructuring of the company to improve its long-term profitability, but with additional costs of up to €250m Vossloh says it expects to lose between €150m and €180m...
french-track-safety-improvement-project-makes-progress
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) and French Rail Network (RFF) are making considerable progress under the €410m four-year Vigirail project to improve the safety of points and modernise track maintenance according to a report presented to...
study-recommends-upgrading-kiruna-narvik-iron-ore-line
A JOINT study by the Norwegian and Swedish infrastructure managers, Jernbaneverket and Trafikverket, recommends upgrading the heavy-haul line linking Kiruna and Narvik to meet a forecast growth in traffic. The study shows that demand for...
db-accelerates-berlin-–-rostock-services-following-track-upgrading
GERMAN Rail (DB) has completed the first phase of upgrading the Berlin – Rostock main line, and from June 15 journey times will be cut from 2h 54min to 1h 59min by ICE. DB has...
strukton-wins-stockholm-area-maintenance-contract
SWEDISH transport administration Trafikverket has awarded Strukton a five-year contract worth SKr 367m ($US 55.8m) to provide maintenance services on 310 track-km in southern Stockholm. Specifically the contract encompasses the 55km Nynäs Line between Älvsjo and...
eib-to-help-fund-rehabilitation-of-polish-main-line
THE European Investment Bank has granted a €268m loan to Poland's infrastructure manager, PKP PLK, to rehabilitate a 58km section of the 78km main line linking Katowice with Kraków. The work involves replacing ballast and...