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Britain launches HS2 rolling stock procurement PROCUREMENT of a fleet of up to 60 trains for High Speed 2 (HS2) will be officially launched today by Britain’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling.
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PASSENGER numbers on high-speed services in Spain rose by 5.4% to reach a record 35.21 million in 2016, according to annual ridership figures published by national train operator Renfe on January 18. Ridership on AVE long-distance...
britain-launches-hs2-rolling-stock-procurement
PROCUREMENT of a fleet of up to 60 trains for High Speed 2 (HS2) will be officially launched today by Britain’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling. According to a Periodic Indicative Notice (PIN)...
revised-opening-date-agreed-for-saudi-hs-project
A new opening date for the Haramain high-speed project, announced last November, was ratified on January 16 during a visit to Saudi Arabia by a Spanish delegation led by Spain’s King Felipe VI when Saudi...
sapsan-passenger-numbers-increase-by-one-third-in-2016
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) announced on January 10 that Sapsan high-speed trains carried 4.8 million passengers in 2016, 37.4% more than in 2015. Sapsan now accounts for more than half of the passenger traffic on the St...
fcc-completes-boring-of-bolaños-tunnels
SPANISH infrastructure group FCC Construction announced on January 6 that it has completed the boring of the Bolaños tunnels on the Madrid - Galicia high-speed line. The work comprised the delivery of two 6.7km parallel single-track...
non-stop-seoul-busan-services-to-be-revived
THE Korean Ministry for Land, Infrastructure and Transport (Molit) announced on January 6 that non-stop trains between Seoul and Busan would be making a comeback in June or July this year. The new services will reduce...
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JAPAN’s coalition government agreed on December 20 to adopt a route via Obama for the extension of the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tsuruga to Kyoto. The coalition of the Liberal Democrat Party and Komeito is also expected...
france-and-spain-take-full-control-of-international-rail-link
FRANCE and Spain took control of the international high-speed rail link between both countries on December 21 after the contract with concessionaire TP Ferro was terminated following the company’s liquidation in September. TP Ferro, which is...
korail-purchases-84-high-speed-emus-from-hyundai
SOUTH KOREA’s national railway operator, Korail, announced on December 30 that it has signed a Won 260bn ($US 216m) contract to purchase 84 high-speed EMU-250 units from Hyundai Rotem. The contract follows a previous order of...
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INDIA’s National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC), Japan International Consultants for Transportation (JIC), Nippon Koei, and the Oriental Consultants Global Company Limited joint venture has been appointed as general consultants to execute India’s first high-speed...