This Month in Rail Construction News 2.1
Welcome to the latest edition of Rail Construction News – the premier construction tool for the rail industry.
In this month’s edition of Rail Construction News, amongst a plethora of projects, we take a look at the latest developments with the Luas Cross City project; and we preview Infrarail 2016 – the UK’s definitive rail infrastructure event.
Construction for the Luas Cross City project in Dublin commenced in June 2013, with an aim to integrate the city’s public transport network. Once finalised, the project will provide an extension of the Luas Green Line from St. Stephen’s Green to Broombridge via Dublin City Centre, Broadstone and Cabra. Providing the ‘missing link’ in the Luas network, this operation is key to fulfilling the potential of the transport network. Following the completion of the project which is scheduled for the end of 2017, there will be an additional 10 million passenger journeys per year on this newly extended Luas network.
Paolo Carbone, Head of Public Transport Capital Programmes at Transport Infrastructure Ireland, said:
“The project is set to integrate all of the city’s public transport into a connected network. In Dublin at the moment we have two train lines split in the middle, the reason for the split was because it was decided not to have a line in the city centre in the late ‘90s for the usual reasons such as the impact on businesses, traffic and car parks. Therefore, this line provides a link between the two lines and it is also an interconnection that allows interchange with old transport mode in the city centre.
“The contract to carry out the utility diversions is now complete; in summer last year the main infrastructure contractor mobilised into the city centre of Dublin and in the suburban section and at the moment we are working almost everywhere in the city centre of Dublin, which is exciting, yet intense.”
Meanwhile, for more than two decades, Infrarail has been a favoured platform for industry professionals to meet face to face, make connections and do business. Infrarail offers the perfect opportunity for companies serving the rail infrastructure market to showcase their innovations, products and services to a wide audience.
Over 200 companies exhibited at the last show, back in 2014, and showcased their latest products and services. In a digital age, Infrarail provides visitors with the opportunity to harness the power of face-to-face communication – the life blood of business.
Infrarail 2016 takes place at the ExCel in London and runs from 12th – 14th April.
With all this and much more inside, please join us as we explore the projects which continue to shape our nation’s railways.