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Infrastructure - Articles and news items

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.

Joint Development Partner required for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail

Rail industry news / 19 August 2016 /

A tender has been issued for a Joint Development Partner to assist in the development of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail project.

NECA agrees strategy to improve Metro and local rail in North East England

Rail industry news / 22 July 2016 /

The North East Combined Authority has agreed a Metro and Local Rail Strategy designed to improve passenger journeys and kick-start the expansion of local rail in North East England.

Russian Railways begins work on Belgrade-Bar railway reconstruction

Rail industry news / 19 July 2016 /

Russian Railways Holding has begun work on the Belgrade-Bar railway reconstruction as part of the Trans-European Transport Corridor XI.

HS2 delivery given ‘unrealistic timetable’ says National Audit Office

Rail industry news / 28 June 2016 /

A report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) suggests the schedule for delivering HS2 is an ‘unrealistic timetable’ and warned the 2026 target opening date for phase 1 was at risk.

Development of failsafe railway track switch tender issued

Rail industry news / 21 June 2016 /

Loughborough University have issued an invitation to tender for the development of failsafe railway track switch.

Eurasia Rail will host 300 participant companies from 30 countries in 2016!

Rail industry news / 7 December 2015 /

80% of Eurasia Rail – The 6th International Rolling Stock, Infrastructure and Logistics Exhibition already sold out…

UK Government commits to tackling overcrowding on trains

Rail industry news / 9 September 2015 /

Rail Minister Claire Perry has confirmed the Government’s commitment to tackling overcrowding on trains following the publication of the latest crowding statistics for 2014.

Government sets out £13 billion transport blueprint for Northern Powerhouse

Rail industry news / 11 August 2015 /

The Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed a £13 billion transport blueprint to support creation of the Northern Powerhouse.

Commissioning work begins on Network Rail’s CP5 Framework

Rail industry news / 5 August 2015 /

Work has begun on Bolton to Blackburn capacity enhancement project part of the construction and commissioning phase of Network Rail’s CP5 Framework.


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