Transport Infrastructure - Articles and news items

Maintaining Prague Metro’s tracks

Issue 3 2017  •  11 June 2017  •  Ondřej Krulikovský, Head of Service of Buildings and Tracks at Prague Public Transit Company (DPP)

In this article for Eurotransport, Ondřej Krulikovský, Head of Service of Buildings and Tracks at Prague Public Transit Company (DPP), describes the standard maintenance work that takes place on Prague Metro’s rail superstructure, which encompasses ongoing renewal and improvement to the track system. He explains the key activities that take place during the downtime period – between 1:10 and 3:50 a.m. – which include the re placement of wooden sleepers with those of concrete, restoration of freestanding fastenings and systemic rail grinding.

How might the future of British transport change post-election?

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  17 May 2017  •  Justin Fox

With all the uproar following the Brexit referendum nearly a year ago, you could be forgiven for thinking that the UK’s divorce from the EU was the only political issue of any significance at the moment. Whilst it is undeniably the most important – given that the knock-on effects will be felt for decades to come – we can’t afford not to properly scrutinise the other policies of those seeking to represent us. For your interest and convenience, Justin Fox explains what the three main political parties in the country are proposing with relation to public transport.

Metrolink to install new substations

Industry news, Uncategorized  •  28 March 2017  •  Eurotransport

As part of a multi-million pound improvement package, two new substations are set to be installed to provide additional power and resilience across Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink tram network – enabling more vehicles to run.

EVs: Supporting The Next Generation of Transport

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  9 March 2017  •  Keir Pimblett and Alex Underwood

Against a backdrop of health concerns due to pollution, the stage is set for the rise of Electric Vehicles as part of a country’s transport objective.

Future public transport projects will need to focus on city liveability

Industry news  •  2 March 2017  •  Rachael Harper

A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, The Urban Transit Evolution, has called for a focus on public welfare when deciding on future public transport projects within cities.

Manchester’s new Second City Crossing is now open

Industry news  •  28 February 2017  •  Rachael Harper

The Second City Crossing, Manchester city centre’s second city tram line, is now open, completing Metrolink’s ‘big bang’ expansion.

Metro Madrid’s innovative infrastructure inspection machine

Issue 6 2016  •  30 November 2016  •  Rubén Muñoz García, Project Manager, Metro de Madrid

Following several years of suffering the impact of the economic crisis on business activity – clearly illustrated by the drop in user demand and required budgetary adjustments – Metro Madrid has persisted in its efforts to remain the preferential mobility option in the Madrid region. The following article by Rubén Muñoz García, Project Manager at Metro de Madrid, explains how the company has rallied to achieve great results despite the economic setbacks of recent years.

Overcoming challenges of rail infrastructure renewal

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  17 November 2016  •  Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s/European Railway Review’s regular blogger Graham Ellis explores the challenges of renewing infrastructure on tram/rail networks and provides case studies on different approaches to the task.

China’s first Sky Train unveiled

Industry news  •  16 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

China’s first Sky Train was unveiled as it came off the assembly line during a ceremony in the city of Nanjing.

Final tracks laid for Metrolink Second City Crossing

Industry news  •  13 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Metrolink Second City Crossing is on course for completion before the end of the year with the final tracks now laid into position.

Case study: Monterrey’s Transportation Network

Whitepapers  •  5 September 2016  •  Sepura

In this case study, discover how Teltronic’s communication solutions have solved Monterrey’s many communication challenges…

Trambus test runs begin on streets of Brussels before entering service in 2019

Industry news  •  24 August 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Flemish public transport company De Lijn has begun initial Trambus test runs on a future route which will commence in 2019. The Trambus test programme will commence on a planned route from Jette to Brussels Airport via Vilvoorde. The trial will determine what changes are needed to existing infrastructure in order for the new vehicle […]

Diversity in Asia – every challenge comes with an opportunity

Issue 4 2016  •  19 August 2016  •  Sue Chan, Head of UITP Asia Pacific

Asia – as the world’s largest and most populated continent – shows great diversity in every aspect: economic condition, cultural practice, infrastructure development, institutional framework, and significantly, development of public transport. With ever-increasing globalisation, a sustainable and efficient public transport system is becoming the lifeline for many cities. Each city has its own public transport development challenges, but in the hustle and bustle of Asia some cities have turned these challenges into great opportunities to boost the economy, enhance communities and create a sustainable environment for its citizens.

Life-saving air quality plans given green light in Greater Manchester

Industry news  •  1 August 2016  •  Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

The Air Quality Action Plan, feeding into the over-arching Low-Emission Strategy, includes a range of measures to improve air quality and reduce emissions across Greater Manchester, focusing on ‘key priority areas’ in urban centres and near major roads which currently fail to meet UK Government and EU air quality objectives…

NECA agrees strategy to improve Metro and local rail in North East England

Industry news  •  22 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The North East Combined Authority has agreed a Metro and Local Rail Strategy designed to improve passenger journeys and kick-start the expansion of local rail in North East England.