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Sweden launches high-speed rail consultation THE Swedish government has begun consultation with local authorities along the route of the proposed Ostlänken high-speed line as infrastructure manager Trafikverket prepares to launch procurement for the project.
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IN the first deployment of its type in France, telecoms operator Orange has completed the rollout of a public LTE network on the Paris - Lyon high-speed line, providing continuous onboard 4G coverage on TGV...
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BOMBARDIER has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bozankaya, a Turkish LRV car body manufacturer, to bid for Turkish State Railways' (TCDD) forthcoming tender for 80 high-speed trains, which is expected to be published...
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FRENCH transport minister Mr Alain Vidalies has approved the preliminary route and station locations for the 150km Montpellier - Perpignan high-speed line, paving the way for a public inquiry into the project, which is expected...
A DILEMMA confronts Indian Railways (IR) as it goes into 2016. While it is heartening that the country's public transporter has initiated moves to take the rail travel experience to the next level through the...
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THE Swedish government has begun consultation with local authorities along the route of the proposed Ostlänken high-speed line as infrastructure manager Trafikverket prepares to launch procurement for the project. The 150km line from Järna near Södertälje...
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INNOVATION is the key to success as it will improve our competitiveness by providing leading-edge technologies. We have to make sure we are always one step ahead of others when it comes to technology and...
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SPANISH national train operator Renfe has shortlisted six manufacturers for a framework contract to supply and maintain a new fleet of high-speed trains. Alstom, Bombardier, CAF, Hitachi Rail Italy, Siemens and Talgo have now been invited...
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KOREA's transport landscape is set to change forever in June 2016 with the entry of a new player into the high-speed passenger rail market. Supreme Railway (SR) will begin operating on the new Suseo high-speed...
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WITH Hong Kong's public transport operator MTR preparing to open the latest additions to its metro network, the 2.6km Kwun Tong extension and the 7km South Island Line, 2016 is set to be another big...
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THE partial privatisation of Italian State Railways (FS) moved a step closer on November 23, when Council of Ministers granted preliminary approval for the sale of a 40% stake in the company, which is expected...