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Renfe to order more Talgo high-speed trains SPANISH national train operator Renfe is set to exercise an option with Talgo for 15 additional Avril high-speed trains, just six months after it awarded a contract to supply and maintain an initial batch of 15 of the 330km/h trains.
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SPANISH national train operator Renfe is set to exercise an option with Talgo for 15 additional Avril high-speed trains, just six months after it awarded a contract to supply and maintain an initial batch of...
china-railway-orders-more-crh1a-a-high-speed-trains
CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) has awarded a Yuan 543m ($US 79m) contract to Bombardier Sifang Transportation (BST) to supply five eight-car CRH1A-A high-speed trains for the Nanning Railway Bureau, following its order of 18 trains...
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FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) announced on April 25 that it is bidding jointly with Virgin and Stagecoach for Britain’s West Coast Partnership (WCP) franchise, which encompasses inter-city services on the West Coast Main Line and...
crrc-to-supply-indonesian-high-speed-trains
A contract worth around Yuan 2.51bn ($US 364.5m) has been awarded to CRRC Qingdao Sifang for a fleet of 11 eight-car trains with a design speed of 350km/h to operate on the 142.3km Jakarta -...
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FIVE groups from Europe and Asia have applied to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to qualify to bid for its “early train operator” tender. The winner will work alongside CHSRA on the design, development...
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AN engineering, procurement and construction contract for the 142.3km Jakarta - Bandung high-speed line was signed in the Indonesian capital on April 4 in the presence of China’s ambassador to Indonesia Mr Xie Feng. The contract...
db-revises-its-ice-4-contract-with-siemens
GERMAN Rail (DB) and Siemens have agreed terms to further amend a contract originally signed in 2011 for 85 10-car and 45 seven-car 250km/h ICE 4 trains. In 2013, it was announced that the 10-car trains...
european-big-data-research-initiative-gets-underway
THE European Union’s (EU) Transforming Transport big data research project, which was launched in January and runs through to June 30 2019, is preparing to launch a rail pilot project in Spain as one of...
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EUROSTAR, which operates high-speed services between Britain and mainland Europe, says improvements in performance and the trading environment reported at the end of 2016 have continued in the first 10 weeks of this year. In its...
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CONSTRUCTION of the 331km high-speed line between China’s eastern cities of Hangzhou and Wenzhou began on March 9. The project is being implemented as public-private partnership, led by the National Development and Reform Comission. The line...

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