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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.
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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...
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...
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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...
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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...