30th Street Station, a 100-year-old railway station in Philadelphia, US, and Amtrak's third-busiest station, is planned to be redeveloped to improve customer experience. It serves over four million Amtrak customers and more than eight million Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and NJ TRANSIT railway commuters annually.
The Brittany - Loire Valley high-speed line, also known as BPL, has been under construction since July 2012. The new high-speed line will be 182km long, connecting the cities of Le Mans and Rennes. The BPL will extend the existing 180km high-speed line between Paris and Connerré, which was built in 1989.
The C2 metro trains will be operated on München U-Bahn, the underground rapid transit network of Munich. Munich Public Transportation Company (MVG), a subsidiary of Munich City Utilities (SWM), owns and operates the underground subway network that that serves more than one million passengers a day with a total track length of 100km.
Capricorn trains are new multiple-units manufactured by Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler Rail. The multiple-unit was unveiled to the public by Stadler and Swiss rail operator Rhaetian Railway (RhB) in April 2019, marking a significant milestone in the development and subsequent operation of the rail vehicle.
The 12km-long CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) project in Sydney, Australia, will extend from Circular Quay via the Central Station and connect with the Moore Park sporting and entertainment precinct Randwick Racecourse, the University of New South Wales (NSW) and Prince of Wales Hospital at Randwick.
Denmark's capital city, København (Copenhagen), took light rail and metro technology to another level in October 2002 by opening an extensive system capable of being operated entirely without drivers. The project gained momentum through the area to be covered not being on the city's S-tog suburban heavy rail network.
The 16km CEVA (Cornavin-Eaux-Vives-Annemasse) rail link is part of the Mobility 2030 Master Plan of Swiss Canton Geneva, which aim to enhance metropolitan transport system and intermodal links. The CEVA project is the outcome of a joint venture involving the Canton of Geneva and SBB/CFF (Swiss Federal Railways).
Gatwick Express, the first dedicated city centre to airport rail link in the UK, has undergone a major service transformation with the introduction of a fleet of brand new trains at the end of 2000. However, February 2006 saw the UK Government announce its likely demise because it is using up valuable line capacity.
The Gauteng Signalling Project aims to replace the obsolete signalling system currently in use on the Gauteng railway network with an advanced electronic signalling system. The project is part of a R17bn ($1.97bn) national re-signalling programme being undertaken by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).
B-Line is the first line of the proposed B-L-A-S-T light rail transit (LRT) network in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is a Top 15 Priority Project in ‘The Big Move’, which is the regional transportation plan prepared by the provincial agency Metrolinx for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).
Hong Kong's heavy rail network is primarily arranged on two axes. Patronage of the East Rail route has soared almost six-fold since electrification in 1983. A fleet of 451 GEC-Alstom-built EMU vehicles share the same tracks as trains continuing to Shanghai and Beijing, as well as commercially vital freight, mainly container traffic.
The Honolulu high-capacity transit corridor project includes construction of a 20-mile elevated rail line linking West Oahu with downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana Center. The project is estimated to cost $5.28bn and is scheduled for completion in 2019. The federal government is providing $1.2bn towards the project.
The Istanbul Metro, a rapid transit underground railway network, is owned by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and located in Istanbul, Turkey. A heavy metro line, the Istanbul Metro is also known as the M2. It is being operated by Istanbul Ulasım AS. The metro is entirely underground and has a curved shape.
Katzenberg Tunnel is a railway tunnel constructed on the new Rhine Valley railway line extension. It is located on Mannheim-Karlsruhe-Basel railway line, running between Mannheim in Germany and Basel, Switzerland via Heidelberg, Karlsruhe and Freiburg in Breisgau. The tunnel is built in order to replace the old freight route.
The Koralm high-speed rail project is currently underway in south-east Austria by ÖBB Infrastruktur. It is part of the 2,400km trans-European Baltic-Adriatic Corridor that stretches from Gdansk and Gdynia on the northern coast of Poland to Bologna and Ravenna in northern Italy via Warsaw and Vienna, linking the Baltic and Adriatic seas.
The first section of the 40km Lower Inn Valley Railway line in Austria was inaugurated in November 2012, providing connection to the planned Brenner Base Tunnel. The newly-constructed high-speed rail line connects Kundl and Baumkirchen, and forms part of the high capacity Trans-European Transportation (Ten-T) rail axis between Berlin and Palermo.
Japan pioneered the use of high-speed railway lines by introducing Bullet Trains on the Tokaido Shinkansen line as early as 1964. Four decades later, the country has an exemplary network of standard gauge high-speed lines, and has introduced a new generation of trains N700 Shinkansen to accelerate services to the next level.
The Nanjing Dashengguan Yangtze River Bridge was constructed to complement the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Line. The bridge is located within the Jiangsu Province, in the upper reach of the Yangtze River, about 20km from the Third Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. Construction began in 2006 and was finished in 2010, with the bridge becoming operational in January 2011.
The Napoli-Bari high-speed railway project is being undertaken to increase the competitiveness of rail transport and aid in the socio-economic development of Southern Italy. The project is part of a number of strategic infrastructure investments being made under the 'Unlock Italy' initiative launched by the Italian Government.
Passenger train operations in Norway underwent a massive reorganisation during the late 1990s. The state-owned railway operator, NSB, made huge investments in new rolling stock and upgrading the infrastructure, as the country aimed to ensure that rail plays a growing role in meeting national transport needs.
Sky Harbor International Airport of Phoenix (PHX) unveiled the automated inter-terminal train system PHX Sky Train in April 2013. The Sky Train covers a distance of 1.7 miles (2.73km) connecting the airport's 88-gate Terminal 4 and economy parking structure to the Phoenix's Metro light rail station.
The Saudi Landbridge Project is a part of the Saudi Railways Organization's railway expansion programme. The project is one of the biggest in the region with an estimated investment of $7bn, and involves construction of 950km of new line between Riyadh and Jeddah and another 115km track between Dammam and Jubail.
Australia cannot decide whether to enter the high speed rail revolution. Despite the 12 December 2000 decision to formally abandon its plans for a Speedrail network between Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, and Canberra, the nation's administrative capital, it is still talking to potential developers.
The Springfield Rail Improvements Project aims to enhance rail line capacity to accommodate and reduce the effects of the increasing high‐speed passenger and freight train traffic on the three north‐south rail corridors including Springfield, the Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern, Canadian National / Illinois & Midland.
Stesen Sentral is a multimodal railway transit hub in Malaysia; the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, covering an area of 9.3 acres. Stesen Sentral currently acts as the main railway station of Kuala Lumpur, integrating six different types of railway transits running in the capital under one roof. It is located within the Kuala Lumpur Sentral, an urban international business and residential development.
The original Thameslink project led to through passenger trains being introduced on a core route between Bedford and Brighton via central London in 1988. Using the southern end of the Midland Main Line and the classic Brighton line south of Croydon, it was the first substantial service to pass through the capital, as opposed to enforced transfers for travellers between the termini established around the edge of central London by private companies in the mid-19th century.
Capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region, Toulouse, in south-west France is the centre of one of Europe's fastest-growing metropolitan areas with an estimated population of over 1.1 million. It has serious transport problems that could worsen because expansion is taking place in regenerated wastelands with a poor road network.