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Transport Infrastructure - Articles and news items

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.

Could crowdfunding be used to kick-start stalled infrastructure projects?

Industry news  •  1 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

London Assembly Member Keith Prince has called for Transport for London (TfL) to consider using crowdfunding to help finance infrastructure projects in the capital.

West Metro – Finland’s biggest infrastructure project

Issue 3 2016  •  20 June 2016  •  Ville Lehmuskoski, CEO of Helsinki City Transport and Matti Kokkinen, CEO of Länsimetro Oy

The West Metro project is the biggest infrastructure project in Finland, extending Helsinki’s metro network to the city of Espoo. In the project’s first phase, eight new stations will be constructed with a further five built during the second phase. The metro will operate on 21km of underground lines in two parallel tunnels constructed through tough rock infrastructure. Ville Lehmuskoski, CEO of Helsinki City Transport and Matti Kokkinen, CEO of Länsimetro Oy, share further information about the project as the first construction phase is due to be completed in August 2016…

CBI insists London must invest in infrastructure to stay competitive

Industry news  •  23 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has emphasised the importance of investing in the right infrastructure and skills to continue London’s success as a global competitive city.

David Brown appointed Chief Executive of Transport for the North

Industry news  •  8 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport for the North has announced the appointment of Merseytravel’s David Brown as its new Chief Executive.

NODES project delivers toolbox for improving transport interchanges

Industry news  •  22 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A toolbox developed from findings of the concluded NODES project allows transport specialists to take steps to build better transport interchanges. New Tools for the Design and Operation of Urban Transport Interchanges or NODES was a three-year project to establish a toolbox for industry practitioners designing interchanges which allow smooth connections between different modes of […]

TfGM to launch public consultation for Tameside transport interchange

Industry news  •  14 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

On Saturday 15 August Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) will launch a public consultation on the proposed transport interchange in the borough of Tameside.

Government sets out £13 billion transport blueprint for Northern Powerhouse

Industry news  •  11 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed a £13 billion transport blueprint to support creation of the Northern Powerhouse.

 

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