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Mott MacDonald appointed on NZ$2.86 billion upgrade of Auckland City Rail Link

Mott MacDonald, as part of an integrated team, has been appointed to undertake the reference design for the NZ$2.86 billion upgrade of the City Rail Link (CRL) in Auckland, New Zealand. Mott MacDonald is using its global rail knowledge to develop the project on behalf of Auckland Transport. Other team members include Aurecon, Jasmax and Grimshaw. Read more

Concrete liner complete on Billy Bishop

On May 26, the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) announced that the completion of the concrete liner in the Pedestrian Tunnel at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA), moving the project one significant step closer to providing an efficient and convenient access route for travellers to Toronto’s downtown airport. With the completion of the liner, the tunnel will now move into the mechanical and electrical installation phase before final finishes are put in place this winter. Read more

Massive selection of mining and construction equipment to be sold at Spain and UAE auctions this June

Ritchie Bros, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, will sell large quantities of mining and heavy construction equipment and trucks at its unreserved auctions in Ocaña (Spain) on June 4 – 5, 2014 and Dubai (UAE) on June 10 – 11, 2014. All auction items will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices to the highest bidders. People can place bids in person at the Ritchie Bros. auction sites in Ocaña and Dubai, live online at and by proxy. Read more

Robbins double shield completes Black River Tunnel

A Robbins Double Shield TBM achieved a timely finish at the Black River Wastewater Tunnel in Lorain, Ohio, where it broke through on April 29. The 1.7km (1-mile) long EPA-mandated tunnel will prevent heavy rains from triggering sewage overflows into the Black River, which empties into Lake Erie. The 7m (23ft) hard rock machine reached excellent advance rates in the area’s soft shale, averaging 21m (70ft) per day. Read more

LU takes two JVs forward on Northern Line Extension

London Underground has taken forward two of the four pre-qualified JVs for the design & build contract for the £1.1bn Northern Line Extension. The two JVs which will now enter into detailed negotiations with LU are: Read more

Mayor proposes 35.2km long ‘Inner Orbital Tunnel’ for London

Preliminary plans have been drawn up by the Mayor of London’s office and Transport for London that could see a 35.2km long, semi-orbital tunnelled road system constructed in the capital at a cost of up to £30bn to improve quality of life as well as air quality in the city. Read more

MTR make official XRL delay statements

The MTR Corporation in Hong Kong has released statements from its Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer on the recent delays to the Hong Kong Section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link Project. Read more

JCM JV re-dedicates TBM for mid-June start on Seattle’s Northlink LRT

A 21ft (6.4m) diameter Hitachi Zosen EPB machine, a bottle of Washington cider and a crowd of elected officials, Sound Transit staff and supporters marked the ceremonial start of tunneling activities on Seattle’s Northgate Link LRT Extension, at the project’s Maple Leaf Portal site on Monday, April 28. Read more

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