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Infrastructure - Articles and news items

The Ordsall Chord centrepiece takes its place

Rail industry news / 21 February 2017 /

The Ordsall Chord – a 300-metre length of track that will link all three of Manchester’s main stations – moved a step closer towards completion today as two 600-tonne arches were dramatically craned into place, creating a new bridge for the railway line.

Vital Crossrail work delivered over Christmas period

Rail industry news / 4 January 2017 /

A £45m programme of work was completed over the Christmas period for the Crossrail project on existing railway in outer London, Berkshire and Essex.

Infrastructure quality – gaining a competitive advantage in the Lithuanian rail freight market

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 24 November 2016 /

In this article Stasys Dailydka, Director General of Lithuanian Railways, explains how the company is investing funds to improve and extend railway infrastructure in the region.

Small scale, big impact – Balfour Beatty calls for funding for “shovel-ready” schemes

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 21 November 2016 /

Ahead of the Autumn Statement, Balfour Beatty has called on the Government to provide the green light to a number of small to medium-sized infrastructure schemes to address congestion on the railways.

Government confirms £10m funding for rail resilience in South West England

Rail industry news / 18 November 2016 /

The UK government has confirmed that it is to provide an additional £10 million funding for Network Rail’s proposed rail resilience scheme on the line between Exeter and Newton Abbot.

Overcoming challenges of rail infrastructure renewal

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 17 November 2016 /

European Railway Review’s regular blogger Graham Ellis explores the challenges of renewing infrastructure on rail networks and provides case studies on different approaches to the task.

North of England businesses call for increase in transport spending ahead of Autumn Statement

Rail industry news / 16 November 2016 /

Northern businesses are calling on Government to commit to an increase in transport funding and devolve Northern transport powers ahead of next week’s Autumn Statement.

Video: New railway junction to solve London Bridge bottleneck moves closer to completion

Rail industry news / 3 November 2016 /

Work to resolve a major bottleneck on the approach to London Bridge station moved a step closer with the first tracks of a new junction laid.

Via Atlantica: a link for seven countries

Issue 5 2016 / 6 September 2016 /

On 1 July 2015 the founding conference of Via Atlantica took place – a project which aims to form a true backbone of East-West links in Europe. The participants of the founding conference expressed their desire to be connected to the Mediterranean corridor in Lyons so that they can reach Italy and beyond courtesy of Lyons–Turin infrastructure. ALTRO is the association promoting it and for European Railway Review, Michel Caniaux explains more.

Fostering innovative infrastructure maintenance

Railway Extra / 1 September 2016 /

With 12 members and two associate members, EIM represents over 50% of the EU’s railway lines and has a key role in developing, operating and maintaining the European railway network. But how will research and innovation shape future maintenance processes? EIM’s Executive Director Monika Heiming and Technical Affairs Manager Ville Saarinen take a look…

Building a seamless European rail infrastructure for the future

Railway Extra / 1 September 2016 /

The European rail system was developed on a national basis and has undergone historic economic ups and downs. Presently more than one million employees ensure the day-to-day running of the system and aim to be prepared for the challenges of the future…

Crossrail awards final major contract of project

Rail industry news / 22 August 2016 /

The last major contract of the Crossrail project has been announced indicating the end of one of the of the UK’s largest procurement programmes.


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