Czech-Polish high-speed planning contract awarded

CZECH rail infrastructure manager SŽ has selected a consortium of Prague transport planning consultancy Sudop Praha and Olomouc-based engineering consultancy Moravia Consult to undertake the feasibility study into the planned Prague – Hradec Králové – Wrocław high-speed line.
Europe

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Stadler appeals Alstom’s DKr 20bn Danish EMU order

Europe
SWISS manufacturer Stadler has appealed against Danish State Railways’ (DSB) decision to award Alstom a contract worth more than DKr 20bn ($US 3.2bn) to supply a minimum of 100 single-deck five-car EMUs, the biggest contract in the operator’s history.

Funding agreement reached for four Toronto transit projects

Canada
THE Canadian and Ontario governments and the City of Toronto have reached an agreement to invest $26.8bn ($US 22.1bn) in four shovel-ready public transit projects in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), prioritised by the province, the City of Toronto and York Region.

India’s Chennai Metro Rail awards contract for viaduct construction

Asian Rail News
Chennai Metro Rail in India has awarded a contract to a joint venture (JV) comprising Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) and KEC International for the construction of a 7.95km elevated viaduct section on Corridor 4.

Cambrian line to close while river bridge in Machynlleth raised

UK
This weekend (Saturday 15th May) work begins to raise a bridge on the Cambrian Line between Machynlleth and Shrewsbury.

Toronto secures funding to procure new LRV fleet

Tram and Light Rail News
THE mayor of Toronto, Mr John Tory, announced on May 12, that $C 568m ($US 468m) of funding has been secured to procure 47 LRVs to enter service starting in 2023.

Euston Station ramp upgrade plans, new images released

UK
Architect impressions of the upgrades to the platform ramps at London Euston railway station have been revealed by Network Rail.

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