Webuild has completed the installation of the Buttaceto Viaduct on the Bicocca-Catenanuova section of the Palermo-Catania line.
The construction of this section involved over 300 direct suppliers and 400 direct and indirect workers.
The viaduct is roughly 62 metres long and 750 tonnes in weight – this is the equivalent of four Boeing 747s.
The structure was assembled on site and then raised in place. Hydraulic pistons were then used to slide the deck, which rests 10m above ground, across reinforced cement beams and metal supports by approximately 20 metres a day until it reached the desired spot.
Once the last of the work on the deck in completed the viaduct will be ready for work to begin on electrical features. This is expected to begin in the next few months.
The Palermo-Catania project is currently the biggest infrastructure project underway in Sicily. With trains travelling at speeds of up to 200 kilometres per hour, the line will connect the two cities in less than two hours.
Webuild is also working on the Fiumefreddo-Taormina and Taormina-Letojanni sections of the line.
The Nanning-Chongzuo section of Nanning-Pingxiang high-speed rail line went into operation in China on 5 December.
The electrification of Austria's Rosenthalbahn and modernisation of its infrastructure have been completed.
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has launched a call for tenders to construct the Blue line metro extension in Montréal, Quebec.
Alstom and Air Products have signed an MoU to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen trains in the Czech Republic.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has applied to the US Federal Railroad Administration for $108m of funding.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSRC) will purchase all of the Cincinnati Southern Railway’s (CSR) assets for 1.62 billion USD.
Amtrak is advancing a major infrastructure project to replace the 116-year-old Susquehanna River Rail Bridge in Havre de Grace Maryland.
Construction work is now underway at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport for line 17 of the Grand Paris Express.
AECOM's SJTP will provide engineering and project management services with STV Incorporated for the GCL Light Rail project in New Jersey.
We've split our fourth issue of the Railway-News magazine 2022 into three: Track & Infrastructure, Data & Monitoring and Rolling Stock.
Pennsylvania is investing 3.7 million USD to enable Amtrak passenger rail services to run between Scranton and New York City.
The GCRE has officially acquired the former Nant Helen opencast site and Onllwyn Washery in South Wales, paving the way for construction.
HS2’s workforce has almost hit the 30,000 mark. This is down to the recruitment of 2,300 new employees in the last three months.
A look back on the sessions and successes of the International Rail Forum & Conference, which took place on 5–7 October 2022 in Prague.
HS2’s main works contractor, EKFB, has started working on two of the project’s longest cuttings in Buckingham and Oxfordshire.
Brightline and contractor Lemartec have topped off Aventura station in Florida with the placement of a 131-foot-long pedestrian skybridge.
DB Netz has commissioned STRABAG Rail to upgrade the Köpenick rail station to handle regional rail traffic via two new tracks.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has announced that the K Line will open on 7 October 2022.
Taking place on 9–11 May 2023 in Birmingham, the UK’s number one industry event will bring together the whole railway community.
Construction has begun on Latvia’s longest railway overpass, with the completion of the structure’s first piles.
The Llandudno Junction freight yard is back in use following renovation work and will now be used to transport Welsh slate aggregate.
The first physical edition of Rail Infra Forum 2022, organised by RailTech.com, will take place on 12–13 October in Berlin.
HS2 has commenced work on the thirty-eight cross passages that will link the northbound and southbound Chiltern tunnels.
The Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail has signed an agreement with software provider Esri to integrate GIS software across all its projects.
Banedanmark has awarded a 509 million DKK contract to MT Højgaard to construct a new railway bridge across Guldborgsund in Sjælland, Denmark.
The world's first fully automated heavy-rail system AutoHaul has been increased by 166km to connect Rio Tinto's new Gudai-Darri iron ore mine.
The Samuel de Champlain Bridge in Quebec has opened to light rail traffic, forming part of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) line.
The Arctic Gateway Group, which owns and operates the Hudson Bay Railway, will receive funding of 147.6 million USD over the next two years.
The IRFC conference will take place from 5–7 October 2022, to assess the Czech Republic's priorities for transport, especially rail.
The Chairman of Etihad Rail recently reviewed construction progress on Stage Two of the UAE national rail network.
Infrastructure improvements made by Amtrak have raised the speed trains can travel in parts of New Jersey.
Construction of the Colne Valley Viaduct has now started, overseen by HS2’s main works contractor Align JV.
Rail Station Development and Regeneration will take place on 28 June 2022. Focused on the future of station development and sustainability.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) has been able to reduce its residual expenditure on expansion projects by half a billion euros.
Work to resignal Germiston station complex, one of the busiest railway junctions in Africa, has now been completed by Siemens Mobility..
Saitec will design and build the Rincón de Soto bypass in the Castejón-Logroño section of the Cantabrian-Mediterranean corridor.
Etihad Rail and Dubai Industrial City have announced the development of a 5.5 million square foot rail freight terminal.
Progress on Scotland's Levenmouth Rail Link is moving ahead of plan as the first sections of rail are laid.
The UK is helping finance a new high speed electric railway line in Turkey that will connect Ankara with Izmir.
Australia’s top built environment experts will meet with industry businesses and vendors at the annual Sydney Build Expo 2022.
An Alstom / Avax joint venture has signed a signalling contract with Ergose to modernise the Thessaloniki – Idomeni mainline in Greece.
Improvements to the Twin Cities, La Cross, Milwaukee and Chicago rail corridor have been given the green light thanks to a new federal grant.
HS2 has shared updated designs for its high speed railway terminus station at London Euston, which will be set across three levels.
Alstom has won a £49 million signalling contract as part of Network Rail's Portsmouth Direct upgrade project.
Laser scanners and drones have been used to plan essential maintenance of the 19th century Whalley railway viaduct in Lancashire.
Network Rail has begun construction of the Levenmouth Rail Link, including the removal of the old track bed.
Network Rail has introduced specially trained sniffer dogs to track down the metal thieves that cause major delays to services.
Weekend work will take place during February and March as part of the East Coast Digital Programme to upgrade tracks and signalling.
Canary Wharf is the latest – and penultimate - Elizabeth line station to be transferred from Crossrail to Transport for London (TfL).
Overnight engineering work begins on 24 January to improve the railway line between Dawlish and Holcombe in Devon.
An (MoU)has been signed between DB and five federal states to improve rail infrastructure and expand services across northern Germany.
STM has entered the rail infrastructure services market with the establishment of a new railway infrastructure division.
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has applied for a building permit to expand the railway line between Grellingen and Duggingen to double tracks.
Transport for London (TfL) has opened the new extension to the Northern Line from Kennington to Battersea Power Station.
EXPO Ferroviaria, Italy's only show for railway technologies, products and systems takes place from 28-30 September, at Rho Fiera Milano.
During its first year of operation, it's predicted that 6.6 million people will choose to travel on the MCD D3 line rather than by car.
Russia’s new high speed railway (HSR) line, linking Moscow and Saint Petersburg, will connect to the Moscow Central Diameter – D3.
A SYSTRA-led joint venture has been awarded the Surat Metro Rail Project Phase 1 contract for Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation Limited.
The MCD-3 is expected to raise the value of real estate in the district of Zelenograd by 15% and lower passengers’ travel costs by 82%.
A consortium including a subsidiary of VINCI Construction has been awarded the contract for the extension of Ang Mo Kio metro station.
Webuild has won a contract that will see it help to double the capacity of the Palermo-Catania-Messina high-capacity railway in Sicily.
Scotland's Levenmouth rail link to be double tracked and electrified says Scottish Government Transport Minister Graeme Dey.
Webuild Group identified as best bidder for a design and build contract for the Orsara-Bovino section of the Naples-Bari high-speed railway.
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