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China completes Guiyang - Guangzhou HSL CONSTRUCTION of the 857km link from Guiyang to Guangzhou, the first high-speed line in China's southwest karst region, was completed on December 21, with test operations set to begin by the end of this week.
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CONSTRUCTION of the 857km link from Guiyang to Guangzhou, the first high-speed line in China's southwest karst region, was completed on December 21, with test operations set to begin by the end of this week. Stretching...
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TRENITALIA has signed two contracts with AnsaldoBreda for rolling stock maintenance services. The first three-year contract is worth €67m and concerns the supply of spare parts, maintenance and repairs of the Frecciarossa ETR 500 fleet at...
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JR Central hosted ceremonies at Shinagawa station in Tokyo and at Nagoya station on December 17 to mark the start of construction on the Yen 5.5 trillion ($US 46.45bn) Chuo maglev line between the two...
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TRENITALIA launched the first high-speed services to Rome Leonardo da Vinci airport on December 14, when selected Frecciargento services were extended to serve the airport station at Fiumicino. Two services a day now link Venice, Padova,...
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A committee has been set up by Mexico's lower house policy board to investigate the tendering and subsequent cancellation of the contract to build the 210km Mexico City – Queretaro high-speed line. The country's president Mr...
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THE first 13-car Talgo 350 train for the 450km Mecca – Medina Haramain high-speed line was loaded onto cargo vessel the Jolly Quarzo at Barcelona docks on the morning of December 11 in readiness for...
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BOMBARDIER says that it will not compete in a tender for a contract to supply a new generation of high-speed trains to Amtrak for the Boston – New York – Washington DC Northeast Corridor (NEC),...
ansaldobreda-to-maintain-frecciarossa-1000-fleet
TRENITALIA has signed a €250m 10-year contract with AnsaldoBreda to maintain the fleet of 50 Frecciarossa 1000 (ETR 1000) high-speed trains being supplied by a consortium of the Italian manufacturer and Bombardier. AnsaldoBreda will carry out...
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DYNAMIC testing of the first H5 train for the Hokkaido Shinkansen began on December 1, when the 10-car set made a number of runs between Nanae depot and the new Hokuto station in Hakodate, a...
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INTERNATIONAL high-speed services between Spain and France were suspended on November 30 after floodwater inundated the tunnels beneath Girona for the second time in two months. The floodwater came into the tunnel through the same open...