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China's Standard high-speed EMU enters service CHINA Railways Corporation inaugurated its new standard high-speed EMU, which has been under development since 2012, on the Dalian – Shenyang line on August 15.
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AMTRAK announced on August 26 that it has awarded Alstom a contract to supply 28 high-speed trains for the Washington DC - New York - Boston Northeast Corridor (NEC), which will replace the existing Acela...
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MALAYSIAN high-speed rail authority MyHSR Corporation and Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) confirmed on August 19 that they will launch a tender on August 22 to appoint a joint development partner (JDP) to support the...
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HIGH-SPEED testing is underway on the Treviglio - Brescia high-speed line in preparation for the start of commercial operations in December. To gain certification for 300km/h operation from the National Authority for Railway Safety (ANSF), an...
china-standard-high-speed-emu-enters-service
CHINA Railways Corporation inaugurated its new standard high-speed EMU, which has been under development since 2012, on the Dalian – Shenyang line on August 15. The train has a maximum design speed of 350km/h and achieved...
ec-orders-adif-to-return-hs-test-centre-funds
THIS week the European Commission (EC) ordered Adif, the Spanish infrastructure manager, to return €141m to the government that it was granted for the construction of a high-speed railway test centre in southern Spain designed...
evraz-develops-new-high-speed-rail-for-russia
EVRAZ has almost completed development of a new rail for use on the planned Moscow - Kazan high-speed line which is intended to have a maximum speed of 400km/h.“This rail will be suitable for high-speed...
high-speed-testing-begins-on-tgv-sud-europ-atlantique
AFTER four years of construction, the Lisea consortium celebrated a milestone for the Sud Europ Atlantique high-speed line on July 25, when high-speed testing began on the central section of the 302km route from Tours...
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MALAYSIAN prime minister Mr Najib Razak and his Singaporean counterpart Mr Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on July 19 setting out a timeline and implementation structure...
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CONSOLIDATED Land and Rail Australia (Clara), a private Australian consortium, has launched an ambitious bid to build a high-speed rail network linking Melbourne and Sydney, which it says will not require any government funding, but...
vossloh-wins-large-rail-fastening-systems-order-in-china
JI-QING High-speed Railway Company, China, has awarded a €50m contract to Vossloh Fastening Systems China (VFSC) for rail fastenings for the high-speed line from Qingdao to Jinan City, a section of the 700km connection from...