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Infrastructure - Articles and news items

€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.

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.