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Strabag-led consortium signs EUR 85 million rail contract in Poland

Strabag-led consortium signs EUR 85 million rail contract in Poland

PKP Polish Railway Lines (PKP PLK) has signed with STRABAG-led consortium a PLN 370 million (EUR 85 million) contract for the rehabilitation of the 60 km long Chybie – Żory – Rybnik – Nędza/Turze railway section in Silesia. The consortium is formed of Traction PRKil,  STRABAG Sp. zoo, STRABAG Rail as, …

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Czech Republic takes first step to create European hyperloop connecting to Slovakia

Czech Republic takes first step to create European hyperloop connecting to Slovakia

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced today the signing of an exploratory agreement with the city of Brno, Czech Republic. This agreement marks the immediate exploration of the feasibility for a Hyperloop™ system for the city with a focus on connecting Brno and Bratislava, Slovakia, with which HTT already holds a …

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Latvian government supports Daugavpils-Krustpils-Riga railway electrification project

Latvian government supports Daugavpils-Krustpils-Riga railway electrification project

Latvian government supports the first phase of the Daugavpils – Rezekne – Riga via Krustpils railway electrification project proposed by Transport Ministry and Latvian Railways. The total cost of the electrification in Riga’s direction is EUR 519 million, while funding provided under EU’s Cohesion Fund is EUR 347 million. The ambitious electrification project will …

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Bulgarian Railways needs EUR 435m to pay off debts and carry out investments

Bulgarian Railways needs EUR 435m to cover debts and carry out investments

Bulgarian Railways needs BGN 849 million (EUR 435 million) to pay off its debts and to carry out the reforms included the 2015-2022 development plan. BDZ Holding is urging the concession of Sofia Airport in order to continue implementing the railway reform, BDZ CEO Vladimir Vladimirov said on Friday, during a news conference on the the …

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Network Rail awards £49m electrification contract to Carillion JV

Network Rail awards £49m electrification contract to Carillion JV

Network Rail has awarded Carillion Powerlines Ltd a £49m contract to deliver the electrification of the Shotts line between Holytown Junction and Midcalder Junction. The project will deliver 74km of railway electrified, as part of a wider £160m Scottish Government investment in the line between Scotland’s largest cities. The contract covers the …

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Over €432 million EU funding for the extension of Warsaw Metro Line 2

Over €432 million EU funding for the extension of Warsaw Metro Line 2

EU has approved over €432 million funding from the Cohesion Fund for the extension of the Warsaw Metro Line 2. EU will finance the construction of six new metro stations: “Trocka”, “Targówek”, “Szwedzka” on the North-East section of the line and “Księcia Janusza”, “Młynów” and “Płocka” on the West section. It will …

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EC adopts ERTMS Deployment Plan

CFR Calatori to launch tender for e-ticketing portable devices 

On the 5th of January 2017, the European Commission adopted an implementing regulation on the new European Rail Traffic Management System European Deployment Plan (ERTMS EDP). The plan sets new targets until 2023 by which about 50% of the Core Network Corridors shall be equipped. In 2023, the ERTMS European Deployment Plan …

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CRCC subsidiary awarded rail contract in Serbia

CRCC subsidiary awarded rail contract in Serbia

Infrastructure of Serbian Railways and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), a subsidiary of China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), have signed a contract for the reconstruction and modernization of Junction “G” – Rakovica-Resnik railway section. The value of the overhaul works EUR 23.8 million, with funding being provided under a EUR 95 …

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China plans $115bn investments in railways this year

Solutions for financing China's railway development

China plans to invest 800 billion yuan ($115.09 billion) in developing its railways this year, the same budget as in 2016, according to China Railway Corporation (CRC). In 2017, China will add 2,100 km of new rail lines and will electrify 4,000 km of rail lines, mainly in China’s central and western regions, reports …

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EUR 1m Shift2Rail funded project on rail interoperability launches

st4rt

A new project funded by a €1M grant, after successfully answering to an Open Call of Shift2Rail (S2R-OC-IP4-02-2016), was launched in November with the aim of harmonising the language and data formats used by many railway operators across Europe. ST4RT (Semantic Transformations for Rail Transportation) is the result of an …

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