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Express Rail Link opening pushed back to 2018 MTR says the Express Rail Link project to construct a high-speed line from West Kowloon in Hong Kong to the Chinese border and Shenzhen is expected to exceed its budget by 30%, or $HK 20bn ($US 2.58bn), and the opening will be further delayed until the third quarter of 2018.
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MTR says the Express Rail Link project to construct a high-speed line from West Kowloon in Hong Kong to the Chinese border and Shenzhen is expected to exceed its budget by 30%, or $HK 20bn...
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THE first TGV Duplex train for Morocco's inaugural high-speed line arrived in the country at the port of Tangiers on June 29. Moroccan National Railways (ONCF) placed a €400m order with Alstom in December 2010 for...
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JOURNEY times between the capitals of China's Anhui and Fujian provinces were cut in half on June 28 with the launch of commercial services on the 813km Hefei - Fuzhou high-speed line. The line has been...
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AFTER 31 years of service, the operation of mail trains on the French high-speed network ceased on June 27, when a postal TGV made a final run between the terminals at Cavaillon in Marseilles and...
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MITSUBISHI Electric has completed the installation of all-silicon carbide (SiC) power modules on an N700 Shinkansen train which JR Central has started to test.These are believed to be the first 3.3kV 1500A tractions systems of...
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SINGAPORE's Ministry of Transport has expressed surprise at suggestions made by Malaysia's Land Public Transport Commission's (Spad) that the planned Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed line should terminate short of the border between the two...
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SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket has selected a consortium of Systra and Cowi, Denmark, to provide technical consultancy services for a section of the Ostlänken high-speed line, the first phase of a high-speed link from Stockholm...
THIS issue of IRJ contains a number of stories which highlight some of the challenges associated with investing in the construction of new lines or increasing the capacity of existing ones. Whether it is shifts in...
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INECO has announced that it will undertake a feasibility study of a proposed Egyptian high-speed line, linking the cities of Cairo and Luxor. The 600km long corridor would connect the two largest cities of the...
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A consortium of Főmterv and Ecoroad has won the tender to prepare the detailed feasibility study for building the Hungarian section of the Budapest-Belgrade high-speed line. The study will cost Forints 527m ($US 1.8m).   It is...