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Infrastructure - Articles and news items

Union Pacific plans to invest $41 million in its Wyoming rail infrastructure

Rail industry news / 25 May 2017 /

Union Pacific is investing approximately $41 million in its infrastructure in Wyoming this year. The projects aim to boost safety and efficiency throughout Wyoming’s transportation infrastructure, without utilising taxpayer funds.

Union Pacific plans to invest $57 million in its Kansas rail infrastructure

Rail industry news / 11 May 2017 /

Union Pacific is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $57 million infrastructure investment in Kansas this year.

Track Systems & Infrastructure In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 3 2017, Supplements, Z Homepage promo / 11 May 2017 /

In this in-depth focus: Condition Based Maintenance during revenue operations; Smart Investments; Digital & geoinformation technology; use of high-strength steel; and a roundtable with industry experts…

New investment highs in existing Swedish rail infrastructure

Issue 3 2017 / 10 May 2017 /

The increase of rail transport in Sweden has been positive for a long time on an aggregate level and the development has been the strongest in passenger traffic. Since the early-1990s train travel has doubled whereas the corresponding rate of increase in car travellers has been 10-15%. Railway infrastructure developments and investments in new traffic systems have been decisive factors in this growth. Maintenance and re investments, however, have not kept pace with traffic trends and the shortcomings in the rail system are becoming increasingly apparent. Björn Westerberg, CEO of ASTOC – the Association of Swedish Train Operating Companies – details current work and future plans for Sweden’s rail investments.

Jernhusen’s lighting success at Västerås

Issue 3 2017 / 10 May 2017 /

Jernhusen owns, develops and manages properties, stations, depots and other buildings attached to the railway network in Sweden. But the government-run organisation is about much more than buildings. Jernhusen aims to make it easier to use public transport and to transport goods by rail. It also focusses on creating new life in station areas so that more people can live, work and make easy use of public transport. European Railway Review interviewed Michael Rönnefjäll, Jernhusen’s Infrastructure Manager, to find out more.

€114m consultancy contract awarded for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel

Rail industry news / 23 March 2017 /

The tender for client consultancy on the upcoming Fehmarnbelt fixed link between Denmark and Germany has been awarded to a consortium. The 18km combined road and rail link will be the longest immersed tunnel in the world.

£100m investment to start on the Calderdale rail line

Rail industry news / 16 March 2017 /

Work begins in mid-March to renew and upgrade vital aspects of the track on the line which runs between Leeds and Manchester via Bradford Interchange and through Calderdale.

Industry experts forecast fastest train fleet growth for decades

Rail industry news / 10 March 2017 /

In response to rising passenger demand and opportunities offered by new technology, rail industry leaders have forecast that thousands of new, state of the art trains will be rolling off production lines over the next three decades.

New figures show Network Rail’s contribution to the economy in the North West

Rail industry news / 7 March 2017 /

It has been revealed that Network Rail is supporting over 9,000 jobs in the North West of England in a new set of figures that show the contribution the company has made to the region’s economy.

Cornerstone laid for service depot for the Rhine-Ruhr-Express

Rail industry news / 7 March 2017 /

Work has begun on the depot for the Rhine-Ruhr-Express (RRX) trains in Dortmund-Eving, Germany for test operations to begin in mid-2018.

Mechan and CIM Group join forces

Rail industry news / 6 March 2017 /

Sheffield-based rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, has been acquired by one of the industry’s most ambitious international suppliers of integrated solutions: CIM Group.

HS2 gains Royal Assent

Rail industry news / 23 February 2017 /

The HS2 Bill gained Royal Assent today after three years of Parliamentary scrutiny, paving the way for the new rail line that will increase capacity on Britain’s railways while also connecting the biggest cities and generating jobs and economic growth.