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London Underground upgrade reaches halfway LONDON Underground's £11m project to enable 36 trains/hour/direction to operate on the Victoria Line for the first time - the highest frequency on the network - has reached the halfway point.
prorail-managers-excluded-from-tender-projects
SEVERAL managers of Dutch railway infrastructure manager Prorail have been forbidden from taking part in tendering procedures for track maintenance contracts.The restriction follows research carried out by accountancy company PWC into Prorail's integrity. PWC discovered...
uzbekistan-completes-electrification-project
UZBEKISTAN Railways (UZ) has completed the electrification and modernisation of the 140.8km line linking Samarkand with Qarshi in the southwest.In addition to electrification, the work included rehabilitation of 9km of line, realignment of six sections...
london-underground-upgrade-reaches-halfway
LONDON Underground's £11m project to enable 36 trains/hour/direction to operate on the Victoria Line for the first time - the highest frequency on the network - has reached the halfway point.The Victoria Line has already...
bangladesh-railway-awards-line-upgrading-design-contract
BANGLADESH Railway (BR) has awarded a Rs 200m ($US 3m) contract to Barsyl, India, to conduct detailed design and construction supervision for the rehabilitation of the Kulaura - Shahbazpur line.The $US 87.85m project, which is...
croatia-to-upgrade-zagreb-hungarian-border-line
CROATIAN rail infrastructure manager HŽ Infrastruktura has issued an invitation to tender for a contract for upgrading and track-doubling on the 36km Dugo Selo - Križevci section of the line from Zagreb to Koprivnica and...
next-generation-slab-track-heads-for-russia
A new ballastless track system developed by French engineers is designed to reduce the initial capital required for slab track and deliver better life-cycle costs than ballasted track. As Keith Barrow reports, NBT is now...
mitigating-track-displacement-during-construction
Traditionally contacting sensors and survey devices have been used to measure track displacement during construction on or close to track infrastructure. However, Arthur Kappers, switch systems specialist at Prorail, and Paul Waterfall, product manager, Imetrum,...
shift2rail-has-the-potential-to-transform-infrastructure
The infrastructure pillar of Europe's Shift2Rail research programme promises a raft of innovations aimed at improving resilience and reducing costs. Professor Andy Doherty, chief rail technology officer with Network Rail and chairman of the European...
rzd-installs-100m-rails-on-moscow-st-petersburg-line
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) has taken delivery of its first batch of Evraz 100m-long head-hardened rails for the Moscow - St Petersburg line. Evraz says the rails have been developed to support the operation of both 250km/h...
schwihag-to-expand-british-track-facility
SWISS track component supplier Schwihag has announced plans to expand its British manufacturing plant after securing a local authority grant. Schwihag will invest £2m in its facility at Thorne in northeast England with the aid of...