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Tracklaying complete on London’s Crossrail project CONTRACTORS working on London’s Crossrail project have completed track installation work, marking another key milestone in the £14.8bn project ahead of the opening of the Elizabeth Line in December 2018.
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Guy Talbourdet, CEO of the Delachaux Group, talks to David Briginshaw.DELACHAUX has developed its rail infrastructure business through a series of acquisitions and organic growth to the point where rail now accounts for 56% of annual...
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GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Network has awarded a joint venture of Rhomberg Bahntechnik and Swietelsky Baugesellschaft a contract worth around €250m to install trackwork and infrastructure equipment on the 59.6km Wendlingen - Ulm high-speed line...
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THE board of Belgium’s infrastructure manger Infrabel has approved additional investment of €1.15bn for the period 2018-2031 on top of the €4.3bn in the 2017-2020 plan which will enable the Brussels RER project and some...
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Vossloh, Germany, unveiled its first high-performance rail milling train at a customer open day at its rail welding and storage plant in Hamburg in September. David Briginshaw attended the event to see the new train...
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Frauscher Sensor Technology has developed a system based on Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) which has the ability to track trains, remotely monitor assets and secure infrastructure.RESEARCH conducted by Frauscher Sensor Technology into fibre sensing technologies...
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ITALY’s infrastructure manager Italian Rail Network (RFI) has awarded a €186m contract for track-doubling and infrastructure modernisation on a 38km section of the Palermo - Catania main line in Sicily. The contract for the Bicocca -...
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BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has introduced into operation the first two of three 150m-long grinding trains, which Loram and Colas Rail are supplying under a £36m contract. The trains will replace several older grinding...
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BRITAIN’s National Audit Office says that the £7bn Thameslink project to upgrade routes through London has a realistic prospect of delivering value for money, but the Department for Transport (DfT) and Network Rail (NR) now...
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THE Delachaux Group announced on November 17 that it has united its seven rail businesses under the Pandrol brand. The newly-combined Pandrol organisation will focus on four key product areas; fastening systems, aluminothermic welding, equipment and...
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WHAT began with a 200-year flood event may now be brought to a close through legal action, as the Canadian government is following through with an ultimatum it issued to OmniTrax in October to repair...

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