Valencia LRT under way

first_imgVENEZUELAN transport authority C A Metro de Valencia gave permission on September 4 for Siemens Transportation Systems to begin construction of the city’s US$80m light rail project. Phase 1 of the turnkey package covers the 6·2 km from Parque Recreacional to Avenida Cedeño (DM 97 p57), including eight LRVs to be assembled at Siemens’ plants in Sacramento and Carson, California. Subcontractors include Rail Transit Consultants Inc for interface co-ordination, HKC Inc and Safetran Systems Corp for signalling and train control, Mass Electric Construction Co for communications, and Redondo Construction Corp of Puerto Rico for the trackwork. Financing is being provided by the Royal Bank of Canada, Westdeutsche Landesbank and Bayrische Landesbank. Caracas Metro has awarded a US$89m contract to GEC Alsthom for refurbishment of 378 French-built cars up to 15 years old. The traction controls will be overhauled, an IGBT converter will replace the static convertor for auxiliary supplies, and electric circuit-breakers will be replaced by pneumatic units. GEC Alsthom staff will oversee the work at the metro’s depots, whilst Bombardier Eurorail subsidary ANF Industrie will be responsible for bogie refurbishment. The deal includes technical assistance and staff training from consultants Systra. The first unit is due to be completed by March 1998, after which work will proceed at the rate of two vehicles per month. olast_img read more

Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative has restored service throughout most of county

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative reports that service has been restored throughout the majority of its service area.  This morning brought reports of isolated outages in the area of the Kansas Star Casino. These outages have been addressed by our crews and power has been restored.“We are still dealing with downed and damaged poles across our service area,” said Jared McIntire, Director of Member Services at Sumner-Cowley. “Many of these poles have been tied-up with rope, providing temporary support until crews can properly replace the broken or damaged poles.”As expected, these winter storms present many hazards for the linemen who are charged with the duty of restoring power. “Muddy terrain from the near two inches of rainfall forced us to use a bulldozer to drag equipment to location in some cases,” said McIntire. “Combine that with the icy roadways, power lines and trees and our line crews were faced with quite a task. Despite these hurdles, our linemen worked tirelessly, night and day, to get our members the electricity they expect.”Sumner-Cowley urges its members to be aware of and exercise great caution around hazards like damaged poles, as well as downed and low power lines.“Our goal is always to provide safe and reliable electricity to our members,” said McIntire. “We do everything in our power to restore electricity to our members and we appreciate the continued patience shown by our membership during this storm.”Please contact the Sumner-Cowley office at 888-326-3356 to report any outages.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down **** TRACY · 241 weeks ago THEY KEPT THE ELECTRICITY ON DOWN BY DRURY, WAS OUT BUT ON IN A FEW HOURS THANKS GUYS I KNOW HOW COLD AND WET YOU CAN GET Report Reply 0 replies · active 241 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more