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Hungarian track inspection train revealed IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: HUNGARIAN State Railways (MÁV) presented its new FMK-008 track condition measurement train at InnoTrans, the first time it has been publicly displayed outside Hungary.
vossloh-to-acquire-rocla-concrete-tie
VOSSLOH announced on December 5 that it has signed an agreement to acquire North American rail infrastructure company Rocla Concrete Tie for $US 117.2m at the beginning of 2017 subject to merger control clearances. Rocla generated...
bolivia-opens-concrete-sleeper-plant
PRODUCTION of pre-stressed concrete sleepers has started at a new plant built in Bolivia by Bolivian Cement Company (Soboce) and equipped, set up and tested by Wegh Group, Italy.The new plant can produce more than...
california-launches-$us-6bn-north-coast-corridor-project
A ground breaking ceremony was held in California on November 29 for the $US 700m five-year first phase of the 40-year $US 6bn North Coast Corridor (NCC) infrastructure improvement project.The NCC project includes highway, rail,...
alstom-slab-track-gains-german-certification
GERMANY’s Federal Railway Authority (EBA) has granted Alstom approval for operational testing for its NBT ballastless slab track system, which is designed for use at speeds of up to 360km/h. TÜV Rheinland InterTraffic/ACR acted as notified...
db-extends-remote-point-monitoring
DB Network is planning to extend its remote point condition monitoring programme, connecting more than 12,500 point machines to the Diana monitoring and analysis platform, for which Strukton will deliver another 800 data loggers. The data...
synthetic-sleepers-on-test-in-norway
NORWEGIAN infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket is evaluating the use of synthetic sleepers on bridges and in tunnels as an alternative to traditional creosoted-wood sleepers. The sleepers have been installed on a 28m-long steel truss bridge at Fidjetun...
kenya-launches-second-phase-of-standard-gauge-railway
PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has officially launched the construction of the 120km Phase 2A of the 489km standard-gauge railway linking Mombasa with the Ugandan border. Designs for the second phase, which will run from Nairobi...
dutch-state-to-take-control-of-prorail?
THE Dutch government has agreed to adopt a proposal by the secretary of state for infrastructure Mrs Sharon Dijksma to bring infrastructure manager Prorail under direct state control, according to reports in the Dutch press...
pavlodar-invites-tenders-for-tram-fleet
PAVLODAR Tram Management Company, Kazakhstan, invites bids by December 5 for the supply of 25 low-floor trams for delivery within 12 months of the contract being signed.The procurement is part of the Pavlodar Tram Project...
rzd-starts-work-on-serbian-reconstruction-project
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) International started work on October 17 on a $US 38m project to reconstruct the Vinarci - Dzordzevo line in Serbia, which is the last of the three southern sections of TEN-T Corridor...