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TCDD orders more Velaro HS trains from Siemens TURKISH State Railways (TCDD) has awarded a €340m contract to Siemens to supply 10 more Velaro high-speed trains and to maintain them for three years.
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LATVIA’s Ministry of Transport has issued a call for tender on behalf of RB Rail for the detailed design and design supervision of a 60km section of the standard-gauge Rail Baltica project linking Estonia, Latvia,...
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The Rail Baltica project to connect the three Baltic state capitals with Poland by a standard-gauge high-speed rail link is gaining momentum. However, as David Briginshaw reports from the Estonian capital Tallinn, the ambitious scheme...
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The opening of the Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Antwerp HSL South high-speed line in 2009 failed to live up to expectations with the collapse of the Amsterdam - Brussels Fyra high-speed service in 2012, leaving...
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With construction officially completed and testing underway, Hong Kong is eagerly awaiting the opening of its underground high-speed rail link to China’s national high-speed network in the third quarter of this year.As David Briginshaw explains,...
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IRJ at UIC World Congress on High-Speed Rail: Turkey’s transport minister Mr Ahmet Arslan told delegates at the UIC World Congress on High-Speed Rail in Ankara this week that Turkish State Railways (TCDD) YHT high-speed...
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IRJ at the UIC World Congress on High-Speed Rail, Ankara: Spanish infrastructure manager Adif and Ineco, Spain, will present a feasibility study to the Indian government shortly looking into the construction of a section of...
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NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has confirmed it is planning to boost seating capacity on domestic services on HSL South in addition to the previously-announced increase in frequencies to cope with a surge in passenger numbers. NS says...
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CZECH infrastructure manager SŽDC has awarded engineering consultancy Sudop Praha a Koruna 6.9m ($US 320,000) contract to carry out a feasibility study into the construction of a high-speed line linking Prague with Brno and Breclav...
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TEXAS Central announced on May 2 that it has appointed Bechtel to provide project management services for its scheme to develop a privately-funded high-speed line linking Dallas and Houston. In August 2017Texas Central selected Fluor Enterprises...
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HS1 Ltd, the owner and infrastructure manager of the high-speed link between London St Pancras and the Channel Tunnel, says it is in discussions with Eurotunnel, SNCF Network and Lisea about introducing direct London -...