This Month in Rail Construction News 4.1
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, we take a look at the Grand Paris Express; we check in with Cityringen; and we cast an eye over the Storstrøm Bridge – lovely stuff.
The Grand Paris Express is the new metro of the capital region. It is of unparalleled size, creating new momentum and multiplying economic, social and human opportunities throughout Grand Paris and beyond.
The Grand Paris Express project is already underway, involving the building of 200 km of additional automatic metro lines and 68 new stations. The Grand Paris Express is set to link Paris’ three airports, as well as business districts and scientific clusters.
By connecting the various areas of Metropolitan Paris with each other and the centre, and enabling all residents to commute to business districts and clusters, the new Metro is a growth driver for the capital region and France as a whole.
Constructed on the same principles as the existing Copenhagen Metro network, Cityringen is a completely new and exciting metro line for Copenhagen. Completed in late September 2019, the Cityringen circle line provides accessibility throughout the capital. Cityringen now has 17 next generation underground Metro stations.
The stations will follow the now familiar Copenhagen model welcomed by Metro users, ensuring they are spacious, open, subterranean stations with easy access from the street to the platform.
The third largest bridge in Denmark, the 3.84km Storstrøm Bridge is under construction in a complex $625.7million project which will connect Zealand and the island Falster via Masnedo.
The bridge, which replaces an older one, has been designed by Dissing & Weitling and will carry both rail and road, as well as making provision for pedestrians and cyclists. Due to be completed in 2022, the bridge will provide easy access to the rest of Scandinavia in the north, as well as to the south through the Fehmarn Belt Tunnel.
With all this and much more inside, please join us as we explore the projects which continue to shape our nation’s railways. Go well!