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Eurostar plans to buy more high-speed trains EUROSTAR announced today at the unveiling of the first of 10 e320 high-speed trains on order from Siemens that it plans to purchase an additional seven trains - the two parties are now negotiating terms for a contract.
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SAUDI transport minister Mr Jabara Al-Seraisry confirmed on November 24 that trial operation will begin "early next year" on the first completed section of the 450km Haramain high-speed line from Medina to Jeddah and Mecca. Testing...
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EUROSTAR announced today at the unveiling of the first of 10 e320 high-speed trains on order from Siemens that it plans to purchase an additional seven trains - the two parties are now negotiating terms...
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THALYS, which operates high-speed services between Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne and Essen, will become an independent company on March 31 2015 for the first time since it was set up as a purely commercial entity...
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THE president of Mexico Mr Enrique Pena Nieto announced on November 6 that the government has decided to annul the tender to construct the Mexico City – Queretaro high-speed line just days after the Federal...
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CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) confirmed on November 5 that commercial operations will begin on November 16 on the first section of high-speed line in the western region of Xinjiang Uygar. The 530km Urumqi – Hami line...
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THE Mexican government announced on November 3 that a consortium of Chinese and Mexican companies has been selected for a turnkey contract to design, build, operate and maintain the country's first high-speed line. Ministry of Communications...
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ITALIAN open-access high-speed operator NTV says it is likely to lay off up to 248 staff – a quarter of its workforce – as part of a major restructuring plan for the company, which was...
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CALIFORNIA High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) says it received three sealed bids on October 30 for the contract to construct the second section of the state's high-speed network. Construction package 2-3 covers the 97km stretch of...
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CONSTRUCTION of the first phase of JR Central's Chuo Shinkansen maglev project linking Tokyo and Nagoya has been approved by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). The 285.6km first phase will cost...
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EIFFAGE Group has appointed Keymile to install the telecommunications system on the 182km high-speed line it is constructing between Le Mans and Rennes under a public-private-partnership deal to build and operate the line which was...