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JR Central's next-generation Shinkansen train set for 2020 launch CENTRAL Japan Railway Company (JR Central) announced on June 25 that it will introduce a new-generation Shinkansen train on the Tokaido and Sanyo lines in 2020.
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THE president of Russian Railways (RZD), Mr Oleg Belozerov, and the CEO of China Railway Corporation (CRC), Mr Sheng Guangji, signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing on June 25 in the presence of President...
next-generation-shinkansen-train-set-for-2020-launch
CENTRAL Japan Railway Company (JR Central) announced on June 25 that it will introduce a new-generation Shinkansen train on the Tokaido and Sanyo lines in 2020. A redesigned nose, which has been developed to reduce air...
db-expands-role-in-chinese-market
GERMAN Rail (DB) has signed memorandums of understanding with CRRC, China Railway and the city of Dalian, expanding its presence in the Chinese railway market. Under the agreement with CRRC, DB and the Chinese rolling stock...
forget-hyperloop-we-need-the-hyper-railway
THE notion of transporting people and goods at high speeds through pressurised tubes has existed as long as rail technology itself. From the Dalkey Atmospheric Railway in the 1840s to Vactrain in the late 20th...
trafikverket-firms-up-swedish-high-speed-costs
THE cost of constructing a Y-shaped high-speed line linking Stockholm with Gothenburg and Malmö is likely to be lower than previously forecast, according to new calculations published by Swedish infrastructure manager Trafikverket on May 31. Last...
db-celebrates-25-years-of-high-speed-rail-in-germany
JUNE 2 marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of ICE high-speed rail services and German Rail (DB) celebrated this milestone in German rail history with a display of the four generations of ICE train...
moroccan-high-speed-line-to-open-in-june-2018
SPEAKING at a conference on high-speed rail in Morocco on May 26-27, Mr Mohamed Rabie Khlie, director general of Moroccan National Railways (ONCF), said the 183km high-speed line under construction between Tangiers and Kenitra will...
korea-pushes-back-suseo-high-speed-opening
TESTING is underway on Korea's Suseo high-speed line, which links Gangnam in Seoul with the existing Gyeongbu high-speed line, although opening of the 61.1km line has been pushed back to the end of the year...
china-approves-high-speed-line-to-shanxi
CHINA's top economic planner the National Development and Reform Commission has given the go-ahead for a high-speed line linking Jiaozuo near Zhengzhou in Henan province with Taiyuan, the provincial capital of neighbouring Shanxi. The 362km line...
renfe-to-restart-tender-for-high-speed-trains
THE board of directors of Spanish national train operator Renfe held an extraordinary meeting on May 26 to modify the terms of its call for bids on a contract for the procurement of up to...