Tunnel boring in complex conditions: insights into Europe’s Brenner Base Tunnel project

The Brenner Base Tunnel is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe and will be the centerpiece of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN-T Corridor from Helsinki to Valetta, Malta.
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Fire destroys Genesee & Wyoming rail bridge across Colorado River

USA
A rail bridge was almost reduced to ashes and crews are now in the process of building a replacement.

Shippers’ Lot Is Not a Happy One

USA
It follows from Lesson Two that a captive rail shipper’s lot is not a happy one—captive shippers being those lacking effective transportation alternatives to rail.

Fleet and track upgrades in £26m Isle of Wight investment

UK
The 13.7km line’s current fleet of class 483 EMUs first entered service on the London Underground in 1938 and are older than some vehicles that operate on the island’s heritage railway.

Amtrak Reveals Acela, Long-Distance Train Upgrades

USA
First, Amtrak announced the changes to its Acela Nonstop train—which begins its inaugural trip on Monday, Sept. 23.

Texas Central awards design-build contract to Salini Impregilo

USA
The contract includes the design and construction of the viaduct and embankment sections along the entire route, installation of track and construction of all maintenance and rail system equipment buildings.

Harsco to supply up to 56 battery-electric maintenance vehicles to DB

Europe
The 140km/h vehicles will be equipped to operate under Germany’s 15kV 16.7Hz ac electrification system and fitted with batteries to enable up to two hours of catenary-free operation.

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