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Hollande inaugurates Sud Europe Atlantique high-speed line FRENCH president Mr François Hollande attended an inauguration ceremony at Villognon in the southwestern department of Charente on February 28 to mark the official completion of infrastructure on the Sud Europe Atlantique high-speed line from Tours to Bordeaux.
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THE European Union’s (EU) Transforming Transport big data research project, which was launched in January and runs through to June 30 2019, is preparing to launch a rail pilot project in Spain as one of...
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EUROSTAR, which operates high-speed services between Britain and mainland Europe, says improvements in performance and the trading environment reported at the end of 2016 have continued in the first 10 weeks of this year. In its...
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CONSTRUCTION of the 331km high-speed line between China’s eastern cities of Hangzhou and Wenzhou began on March 9. The project is being implemented as public-private partnership, led by the National Development and Reform Comission. The line...
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THE Dutch court for social economic law has ruled that the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure's decision to award a direct concession to Netherlands Railways (NS) to operate HSL-South was legal. The Netherlands Federation of Mobility Companies,...
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THE stations and connections division of French National Railways (SNCF) has signed a research and exchange agreement with MIT Senseable City Lab, United States, to improve station comfort.The agreement is part of a project launched...
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ACCORDING to a report published by SCI Verkehr, Germany, all types of rail traffic are expected to grow up to 2025, building on the growth already achieved since 2005. The strongest growth is expected in...
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GERMAN Rail (DB) has told IRJ it has no plans to launch ICE services from Frankfurt to London in 2020, contrary to reports in the British media, but says it still sees potential for the...
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ITALIAN State Railways’ (FS) engineering subsidiary Italferr has awarded a €397m contract to a consortium comprising Salini Impregilo (60%) and Astaldi (40%) for the design and construction of the Naples - Cancello section of the...
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CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) has awarded a contract for the supply of 18 eight-car CRH1 A-A new generation high-speed trains to Bombardier’s Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang Transportation (BST). The contract is valued at approximately Yuan...
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FRENCH president Mr François Hollande attended an inauguration ceremony at Villognon in the southwestern department of Charente on February 28 to mark the official completion of infrastructure on the Sud Europe Atlantique high-speed line from...

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