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Korean president inaugurates KTX Honam PRESIDENT Park Geun-hye of Korea along with 1200 invited guests and members of the public attended a ceremony at Songjeong station in Gwangju on April 1 to mark the opening of the new 182.3km high-speed line from Osong to Gwangju. New KTX Honam services from Seoul to Mokpo will begin using the line on April 2.
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PRESIDENT Park Geun-hye of Korea along with 1200 invited guests and members of the public attended a ceremony at Songjeong station in Gwangju on April 1 to mark the opening of the new 182.3km high-speed...
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THE managing director of Qatar Rail, Eng Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie, confirmed that the first phase of Qatar's main line rail project will be launched this year.Al Subaie was speaking at the first UIC conference...
ec-expresses-doubts-over-spanish-test-centre
NEW doubts over the economic feasibility a new high-speed railway test centre in southern Spain have surfaced after the European Commission (EC) launched an in-depth investigation to determine if the €359m project violates European Union...
tours-–-bordeaux-maintenance-software-contract-awarded
SOUTH Europe Atlantique Maintenance & Operations (Mesea), which will be responsible for maintaining the new 302km Tours – Bordeaux high-speed line when it opens in mid-2017, has awarded a contract to Carl Software for infrastructure...
new-japanese-timetable-heralds-major-changes
THE introduction of new train timetables in Japan on March 14 was not only notable for the opening of the country's latest high-speed line, the Hokuriku Shinkansen, but also acceleration of Tokaido Shinkansen services, the...
spain-–-france-hs-concessionaire-bids-to-avoid-bankruptcy
TP FERRO, the build-operate concessionaire for the international high-speed line between Figueres, Spain and Perpignan, France, has sought judicial protection in a final attempt to avoid bankruptcy proceedings. The company, which is owned by Spanish and...
rzd-launches-moscow-–-kazan-high-speed-tender
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) issued an invitation to tender on March 16 for a contract to carry out engineering design, project planning, and alignment studies for the 770km Moscow – Kazan high-speed line. The total value of...
db-squares-up-to-bus-threat-with-long-distance-strategy
GERMAN Rail (DB) has unveiled plans to significantly enhance its long-distance services in Germany in a bid to attract 50 million more passengers annually by 2030. Half-hourly ICE services will link all major conurbations, in many...
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REGULAR services on the 230km Hokuriku Shinkansen between Nagano and Kanazawa began on March 14 with hundreds of people turning out in Tokyo and Kanazawa to see the first trains depart. The new line is a...
sncf-seeks-to-restore-tgv-profitability
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has unveiled details of a plan to return its high-speed business to growth and make "TGV the preferred means of transport for the French." TGV has suffered a worsening financial situation since...