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Pöyry awarded Engineering Services Assignment by SBB for Design and Execution of Zurich Wipkingen Railway Infrastructure in Switzerland

Swiss Federal Railway (SBB) has awarded Pöyry as part of the engineering consortium 'Wiki', with the engineering services assignment for the design and execution of the railway infrastructure of Zurich Wipkingen in Switzerland. The assignment includes the maintenance of the railway infrastructure including bridges, viaducts, a tunnel, tracks and the station.

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Salini Impregilo receives ENR Awards for Sydney and Washington, D.C., Projects

Salini Impregilo has won awards for two projects it has recently completed – the Skytrain Bridge for the Sydney Metro Northwest in Australia and the Anacostia River Tunnel in Washington, D.C., United States. The Group received the recognition from the leading U.S. construction magazine the Engineering News-Record (ENR) which publishes on a yearly basis its rankings for large international construction companies. Salini Impregilo is the only company to have won two awards in the sixth edition of ENR's Global Best Projects.

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Norwegian Railway - Winning the Fight against Snow

Jernbanverket: Norwegian Railway Fight against Snow (Photo: Njål Svingheim)

Photo: Njål Svingheim

 

For the third year in a row the Norwegian railway reached its punctuality goal of 90 percent. Trains were pretty much running punctually despite the menace of snow and ice. This is an achievement that requires both science and manpower.

On November 15, winter preparedness on the Norwegian railway is rolled out. Many measures are implemented. New snow clearing equipment, recently acquired, is set to work, clearing personnel hired, switches and drainage are improved and the traffic controllers have their dedicated snow clearing coordinators on duty. The Greater Oslo area is a priority. 70% of Norway’s train traffic runs in this region, consisting mainly of daily commuters getting to and from work. Regardless of weather conditions, commuters expect trains to run punctually.

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Arcadis selected to "Fix & Fortify" New York City's Subway System

Arcadis (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the world's leading natural and built asset design & consultancy firm, announced today that it has been selected by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's New York City Transit to restore the city's subway system to pre-Sandy conditions and protect it against future storms. Under the five-year, $26 million task order contract, Arcadis will produce and implement innovative flood resiliency designs for subway stations, tunnels, bus depots, public areas, and more for North America's largest transportation network.

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SFMTA: Sunset Tunnel Trackway Improvement Project in San Francisco

Project Overview

The Sunset Tunnel Trackway Improvement Project in San Francisco aims to improve the safety and reliability of the N Judah Line by replacing track and other infrastructure inside the Sunset Tunnel. Other improvements include Transit Signal Priority upgrades at nine intersections along the N Judah Line and construction of accessible platforms at Judah and 28th Avenue.

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Asfinag und ÖBB proben Ernstfall in Tunnelanlagen am Arlberg

Zwei vollbesetzte Busse kollidieren im Arlberg Straßentunnel – die Anzahl der Verletzten ist extrem hoch, mögliches Feuer in beiden Fahrzeugen birgt noch größere Gefahr. Das sind die  herausfordernden Rahmenbedingungen der Großübung, die am kommenden Samstag am Nachmittag in beiden Tunnelanlagen am Arlberg stattfinden wird. „Das Rettungssystem im Arlberg umfasst Bahn- und Straßentunnel. Im Ernstfall wird über einen der beiden Tunnel evakuiert. Abläufe und Handgriffe müssen also gut trainiert werden", erklärt Bernhard Köck vom Asfinag-Tunnelmanagement. 400 Teilnehmer – von Statisten über Einsatzkräfte bis zu den Mitarbeitern von ÖBB und Asfinag – proben den Ernstfall. Auch für die ÖBB sind gemeinsame Übungen sehr wichtig - dazu ÖBB-Einsatzleiter Wolfgang Bachler: „Wir nutzen die aktuelle Sperre der Arlbergbahnstrecke, um diese Übung umzusetzen. Dabei kommt auch der ÖBB-Rettungszug für die Bergung der Übungsteilnehmer zum Einsatz."

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Millions tune in for BBC Crossrail Documentary

2.5 million viewers watched the first episode of ‘The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway’, BBC Two’s documentary following engineers on London’s Crossrail project. Opening on 16 July, the programme attracted almost a million viewers more than the average for its time slot, and provided thrilling entertainment for the public and critics.

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New Rail Line near Washington, D.C. opens to the Public

Tens of thousands of people in the Washington, D.C. region are now travelling on the newest rail line built by a Bechtel-led team. Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, also known as the Silver Line, consists of 11.7 miles of track and five stations, and connects to the region’s existing metro system. It opened to the public July 26.

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Atlascopcosaurus celebrates 30th Anniversary

Not every company has a dinosaur species officially named after it! Atlas Copco was awarded that privilege 30 years ago when a newly discovered plant-eating species of dinosaur was given the generic name Atlascopcosaurus. The gesture honored the company for supporting archaeological research carried out for some years by paleontologist Dr. Thomas H. Rich at Dinosaur Cove, Victoria, Australia. 

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System-based Formwork Project Solution saves Time and Money

 

The formwork and scaffolding solution provided for the construction of the new subway station in Seattle was the result of competent engineering and a project-specific construction kit system. In addition to the widest possible use of rentable Peri system components, the optimized construction method in particular ensured significant time and cost savings.

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Umfahrung Schwarzkopftunnel – Bauer Spezialtiefbau an großem Projekt der Deutschen Bahn beteiligt

Bauer Spezialtiefbau - Umfahrung Schwarzkopftunnel

Zwischen Würzburg und Frankfurt lässt die Deutsche Bahn einen Streckenabschnitt neu anlegen, der die Passage durch den sogenannten Schwarzkopftunnel ersetzen soll. Die Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH aus dem oberbayerischen Schrobenhausen führt in einer Arbeitsgemeinschaft mit den Firmen Alfred Kunz Untertagebau, Baresel GmbH, Schälerbau Berlin und der Leonhard Weiss GmbH & Co. KG die erforderlichen Spezialtiefbauarbeiten aus.

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