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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hanzelijn infrastructure contract is signed

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THE Hanza Rail Team consortium of Alstom and Dutch partners Volker Rail, Strukton Rail, and Arcadis, has signed a Euros 170 million contract to install track, catenary, and signalling on the 50km Hanzelijn between Lelystad and Zwolle, Netherlands.
Infrastructure work is due to begin at the end of the year and the line is due to open at the end of 2012. The project will fill a gap in the network between Flevoland and the northeast Netherlands, and journey times between Amsterdam and Zeolle will be cut from around 1hr 15min to 1hr.. Alstom will install Atlas European Rail Traffic Management System Level 2 signalling system in addition to the Dutch ATB system.


Construction of the line began in 2007 and the forthcoming work will see around 400km of overhead wiring, 1500 masts and 22km of baffle boards installed, in addition to the track.