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Crossrail orders Linsinger rail milling train CROSSRAIL has awarded Linsinger, Austria, a contract worth around £12m to supply an MG31 rail milling train for the Elizabeth Line east-west link across central London.
swiss-plan-to-spend-sfr-132bn-on-rail-infrastructure
THE Swiss Federal Council has submitted plans to parliament for SFr 13.2bn ($US 13.3bn) in funding to cover the cost of maintaining the Swiss rail network for the period 2017-2020. Of this sum, SFr 7.6bn is...
argentina-to-upgrade-belgrano-north-commuter-network
ARGENTINA's Ministry of Transport is to invest Pesos 1.64bn ($US 115.5m) during the next four years to upgrade the 54km metre-gauge Belgrano North commuter rail line linking Buenos Aires Retiro with Vila Rosa.The line currently...
stockholm-infrastructure-maintenance-contracts-awarded
SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket has awarded Strukton Rail two five-year contracts to maintain track, signalling, and electrification on lines in central Stockholm. The two contracts cover a period of transition for the network in the city,...
european-funding-to-commercialise-neoballast
THE European Commission (EC) has allocated €1.6m through its Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) programme to fund the commercialisation of Neoballast, a new form of railway ballast which uses a recycled rubber-based coating to extend...
crossrail-orders-linsinger-rail-milling-train
CROSSRAIL has awarded Linsinger, Austria, a contract worth around £12m to supply an MG31 rail milling train for the Elizabeth Line east-west link across central London. The train, which will be capable of milling up to...
evraz-reports-strong-growth-in-rail-products-sales
EVRAZ has reported a 12.5% increase in the sale of railway products including rails from 362,000 tonnes in the last quarter of 2015 to 408,000 tonnes in the first quarter of 2016, and a 2%...
new-approaches-to-top-of-rail-friction-management
Effective rail lubrication strategies play an important role in optimising wheel and rail life, but developments in rail and rolling stock technology in recent decades have shifted the goalposts for friction management. Barnaby Temple, head...
max-bögl-and-tarmac-form-slab-track-partnership
IRJ at Infrarail, London: Max Bögl, Germany, and Tarmac, Britain, have formed a joint venture to market Max Bögl's FFB slab track system in Britain. The two companies hope to offer the system for the High...
bart-orders-mermec-track-recording-vehicle
SAN FRANCISCO Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) has awarded Mermec, Italy, a contract to supply a self-propelled track recording and inspection vehicle to monitor infrastructure on its 167km network. The 1676mm-gauge vehicle will be derived from...
dutch-government-to-bring-prorail-under-direct-state-control?
THE Dutch government is planning to bring Prorail under direct control of the Ministry of Infrastructure and end the infrastructure manager's current status as an independent (albeit state-owned) company operating under private law, according to...