Tag: Rail

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How to build a railroad underpass: When push comes to slide

When a busy highway and hurricane evacuation route could not be shut down for construction of a rail underpass, the team turned to an unconventional solution.

Shenzhen, China, transportation hub inspired by mangrove’s root structures

With transit connectivity inspired by the root structure of mangrove trees, the new transit hub in Shenzhen, China, will link air-, land-, and water-based transit.

Then and Now: Baltimore’s Penn Station to be restored, expanded

The work, which will create a hub for commuters and nearby neighborhoods, will renovate the historic 1911 structure and add a new concourse and two new towers.

Transit project extends rail to Silicon Valley

The $2.3-billion Berryessa extension project overcame site challenges to bring heavy-rail passenger trains to Northern California’s Santa Clara County.

American Rescue Plan Act provides billions for transit, rail, airports, and water

Signed into law on March 11, the American Rescue Plan Act focuses on relieving the economic harm associated with the coronavirus pandemic, but it also includes significant funding for infrastructure.

Understanding the catastrophic 2003 Chinese subway line failure

A new paper for the Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities reviewed the causes behind the first breach failure of a cross passage being mined by an artificial ground-freezing method.

Mass transit, aviation, water and wastewater receive early attention in Congress

As President Joe Biden’s cabinet begins to take shape, Congress takes steps to address early infrastructure priorities of the new administration.

Slideshow: ‘Train Station in the Forest’ nears completion in China

The project includes three elements: a large underground transit hub, expansive plazas and parkland amenities, and a faithful reconstruction of the site’s historical train station.

Testing bridge structure vibration using a similarity model

The authors of new paper designed and manufactured a 32 meter simply supported box girder bridge model to study the vibration characteristics of bridge structures caused by rail transit

Arizona train derailment and fire damage historical bridge

A Union Pacific Railroad cargo train crossing a historical bridge in Tempe, Arizona, derailed and caught fire on July 29, causing a portion of the north–south bridge to collapse, sending several railcars toppling off the bridge and onto the ground below.