Design contract awarded for new Riga International Airport station and railway

Photo: Rail Baltica. EDZL, the state-owned organisation established to implement Rail Baltica in Latvia, has awarded the construction design and supervision contract for Riga International Airport’s new railway station and related infrastructure. The winning party of the international tender was the PROSIV consortium, which is comprised of consultants Sintagma, of Italy, designers Prodex, of Slovakia and engineering firm…

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Mercitalia invests EUR 427 million in new rolling stock

The freight subsidiary of FS Group, Polo Mercitalia, will invest EUR 427 million for the acquisition of new electric locomotives and freight wagons. Under the plans, Mercitalia and TX Logistik will purchase 125 Traxx DC3/MS locomotives from Bombardier Transportation with a total investment of EUR 400 million. The first deliveries of the new locomotives are…

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Beijing starts new airport rail line project

Work has begun on a fast transit railway linking south Beijing to the city’s upcoming new airport. The 41.36-kilometer new airport line will allow trains to run at maximum 160 kph, the fastest intra-city rail transit in China. The line is being built by a public private partnership and will open in 2019 with the…

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Bangalore Airport may benefit a rail link

The Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) has engaged RITES, a Government of India entity, to prepare a feasibility report on upgrading rail infrastructure between the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) serving the city of Bangalore, and the Yesvantpur railway station, in the Indian state of Karnataka. This is one of the many options the government…

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China and Malaysia partner for railway expertise training

China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) signed an agreement with Malaysian partners on a joint railway expertise training program to facilitate Malaysia’s railway development. The training programme, which is sponsored by CCCC and operated by Malaysia Rail Link Company and Universiti Malaysia Pahang, would nurture skilled workers for Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) electric…

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Moscow to convert radial lines

The Moscow city authorities, together with Moscow Region, Russian Railways and the Ministry of Transport will discuss a possibility to convert radial railway lines into thorough diametres. “Every diametre, for example, from Zelenograd to Balashikha or Podolsk, will work like the Moscow Central Circle (MCC),” Sergei Sobyanin said. Beside this project, Moscow will improve traffic…

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