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ballast-type tracks - Articles and news items

Deploying Neopul’s know-how in Dublin

Issue 6 2010 / 10 December 2010 /

This report describes Neopul’s work on the Luas b1-400 extension of the Green Line from the Sandyford depot to Cherrywood industrial estate, which was opened to the public on 16 October 2010.

The green line was the existing connection from Dublin city centre (St. Stephen’s Green Station) and the recent developed Sandyford area with an extension of 9km. The scope of the B1-400 extension developed by Neopul, included the expansion of the existing line with more 7.5km towards the south from the existing Sandyford Stop to Brides Glen. This contract also included the expansion of the Sandyford Depot (2km of single track) in order to cater for the new vehicles.

Improving Melbourne’s metropolitan train system one step at a time

Issue 4 2010 / 3 August 2010 /

Six months in to its contract as operator of Melbourne’s metropolitan train network, Metro’s focus is firmly on improving asset reliability, simplifying the timetable and making every minute count.

In 2009, the Victorian Government selected a new contractor to operate Melbourne’s metropolitan rail services. The network assets, which are Government-owned and funded, have been privately operated and maintained since 1999.

On 30 November 2009, Metro Trains Melbourne (Metro) began operations, taking over from former operator Connex (Connex was involved in the management of Melbourne’s rail network since it was privatised, and assumed full operational control of the network in 2000).