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Spain to open 800km of high-speed lines in 2015 SPAIN's infrastructure manager Adif will open new sections of high-speed line totalling 798km this year, extending the current passenger-dedicated network with lines radiating from Madrid towards the periphery of the Iberian Peninsula.
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FRENCH president Mr François Hollande, French secretary of state for transport Mr Alain Vidalies and Italian infrastructure and transport minister Mr Maurizio Lupi signed an agreement to go ahead with a new €26bn railway linking...
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THE board of Moroccan National Railways (ONCF) approved a capital budget of Dirhams 7.5bn ($US 780m) for this year at a meeting in Rabat on February 19, which was chaired by minister for infrastructure, transport...
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Labelled the endless city, China's Pearl River Delta comprises an almost continuous conurbation. As Hans-Ulrich Riedel explains, a vast network of metro, light rail and high-speed lines is being developed to serve the 45 million...
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The extraordinary growth of China's high-speed network has been one of the defining rail trends of recent years, but the pace of expansion has made charting traffic development a challenging process. Gerald Ollivier, Richard Bullock,...
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Next month sees the launch of the latest addition to Japan's high-speed network with the start of commercial services on the Hokuriku Shinkansen. Keith Barrow reports from Japan on the new line from Nagano to...
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SALES at Eurostar increased by 1% in 2014 to £867m following a 3% increase in passengers to 10.4 million on its services from Britain to continental Europe. Eurostar cites improvements in the British economy for its...
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SPANISH rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has selected JP Morgan, Santander, and Nomura as banking advisors to evaluate the possibility of launching an initial public offering on the Madrid stock exchange, which is provisionally valued at...
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SPAIN's infrastructure manager Adif will open new sections of high-speed line totalling 798km this year, extending the current passenger-dedicated network with lines radiating from Madrid towards the periphery of the Iberian Peninsula. New lines that will...
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THE A1 high-speed rail link between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem moved one step forward on February 5, with the announcement that Electra Bögl JV group has been awarded the Shekels 755m ($US 195m) contract to...
TAIWAN High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) is on the brink of financial collapse because its operating profits are insufficient to meet preferred share redemption obligations and Taiwan's Legislative Yuan has unanimously rejected a financial restructuring...