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Renfe selects Talgo for high-speed train order SPAIN’s development minister Mr Iñigo de la Serna announced on November 28 that national train operator Renfe has awarded Talgo a contract to supply and maintain up to 30 high-speed trains.
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FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) will introduce on December 1 a new online compensation scheme for passengers whose journeys on TGV or inter-city services are delayed by 30 minutes or more. SNCF says the new scheme will...
china-opens-three-gorges-high-speed-line
COMMERCIAL operations began on the first high-speed line to serve China’s Three Gorges region on November 28 with the opening of the 247km Chongqing - Wanzhou line. The new line is designed for 250km/h operation and...
renfe-selects-talgo-for-high-speed-train-order
SPAIN’s development minister Mr Iñigo de la Serna announced on November 28 that national train operator Renfe has awarded Talgo a contract to supply and maintain up to 30 high-speed trains. The initial contract is worth...
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SPANISH national train operator Renfe opened economic bids for a contract to supply and maintain up to 30 high-speed trains at its headquarters in Madrid on November 22, with CAF and Talgo emerging as front...
china-approves-five-more-new-lines
CHINA’s top economic planner the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved plans for five more new lines representing a total investment of Yuan 187bn ($US 27.3bn) as the government seeks to revive flagging...
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BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling announced on November 15 that the government has finalised its preferred route for most of Phase 2b of High-Speed 2 (HS2), which will extend the line...
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KOREA Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hyundai Rotem and Korail in Seoul on November 10 pledging to collaborate on a project to develop Korea’s first double-deck high-speed train. Hyundai Rotem...
new-west-coast-franchise-to-include-hs2-services
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) confirmed on November 4 that services on the initial London - Birmingham phase of High Speed 2 (HS2) will be included in the forthcoming Inter City West Coast (ICWC) franchise,...
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DANISH infrastructure manager Banedanmark marked the start of tracklaying on the Copenhagen - Køge - Ringsted high-speed line on October 28, when the first 10 sleepers were lowered into position by Denmark’s transport minister Mr...
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TRIAL passenger operation of German Rail’s (DB) new ICE 4 high-speed trains began on October 31, when two class 412 sets were introduced on Hamburg - Würzburg - Munich services. The ICE 4s are diagrammed to...