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Turkish premier opens Ankara – Istanbul HS line THE prime minister of Turkey, Mr Recep Erdogan, will officially open the 245km Eskişehir – Istanbul section of the 533km Ankara – Istanbul high-speed line on July 25.
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THE prime minister of Turkey, Mr Recep Erdogan, will officially open the 245km Eskişehir – Istanbul section of the 533km Ankara – Istanbul high-speed line on July 25.High-speed services will initially terminate at Pendik, a...
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SPAIN's high-speed network infrastructure manager, Adif Alta Velocidad, has awarded a €98.6m upgrading and 20-year maintenance contract for a 65km section of the Barcelona – Valencia main line to a consortium led by CAF Signalling....
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The European Commission (EC) has agreed to cover half of the cost of a €1.25m feasibility study into the construction of a high-speed line linking Germany and the Czech Republic. The existing line between Dresden and...
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With new high-speed railways being built in areas susceptible to natural disasters, it is imperative that these railways' emergency management strategies minimise the impact of such situations on passenger safety. With Taiwan experiencing one of...
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FRANCE's minister of transport, Mr Frédéric Cuvilier, has approved the staging of three public inquires in October related to the so-called Grand Southwest Railway Project (GPSO). GPSO encompasses the construction of two high-speed lines totalling...
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OUTLINING structural reforms for India's rail network by splitting the policy making and operational functions, India's BJP-led NDA government has backed the previous UPA government's initiatives to allow 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the...
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THE CEO of French National Railways (SNCF) long-distance subsidiary SNCF Voyages Mrs Barbara Dalibard announced on July 8 that a direct TGV service will be launched between Strasbourg and Brussels following the completion of the...
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PLANS by Amtrak and California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to purchase a fleet of high-speed trains jointly have been scrapped as the two parties have acknowledged that the specifications differ too greatly. Amtrak requires a...
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BRITAIN's chancellor of the exchequer Mr George Osborne has called for the construction of a third high-speed line between Manchester and Leeds as part of a plan to create a "northern powerhouse" stretching from Liverpool...
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THE governments of Britain and China this week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on rail, paving the way for closer cooperation in railway design, engineering, construction, supply, operation and maintenance, which could include work...