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Japan breaks maglev speed record CENTRAL Japan Railway Company (JR Central) set a new maglev world speed record on April 16, when a manned seven-car L0 series train reached 590km/h on the company's test track between Uenohara and Fuefuki in Yamanashi prefecture.
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CENTRAL Japan Railway Company (JR Central) set a new maglev world speed record on April 16, when a manned seven-car L0 series train reached 590km/h on the company's test track between Uenohara and Fuefuki in...
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WORKERS at NTV, Italy's open-access high-speed operator, went on strike for the first time on April 10 as the operator pushes ahead with plans to dismiss 246 staff, or a quarter of the company's workforce,...
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CHINA Railway Siyuan Survey and Design Group (CRSSD) is conducting a preliminary study of a planned 1754km high-speed line in India linking Delhi, Bhopal, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Chennai which it hopes to complete by August....
TWO of Europe's leading high-speed rail operators, French National Railways (SNCF) and German Rail (DB), have announced restructuring plans in a bid to revitalise the lacklustre performance of their high-speed services and revive growth. The...
breakthrough-in-hong-kong-erl-tunnel
CONSTRUCTION of the delayed 26km Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Express Rail Link (ERL) reached a milestone at the beginning of March with the breakthrough of the Ngau Tam...
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PRESIDENT Park Geun-hye of Korea along with 1200 invited guests and members of the public attended a ceremony at Songjeong station in Gwangju on April 1 to mark the opening of the new 182.3km high-speed...
qatar-to-launch-main-line-project-this-year
THE managing director of Qatar Rail, Eng Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie, confirmed that the first phase of Qatar's main line rail project will be launched this year.Al Subaie was speaking at the first UIC conference...
ec-expresses-doubts-over-spanish-test-centre
NEW doubts over the economic feasibility a new high-speed railway test centre in southern Spain have surfaced after the European Commission (EC) launched an in-depth investigation to determine if the €359m project violates European Union...
tours-–-bordeaux-maintenance-software-contract-awarded
SOUTH Europe Atlantique Maintenance & Operations (Mesea), which will be responsible for maintaining the new 302km Tours – Bordeaux high-speed line when it opens in mid-2017, has awarded a contract to Carl Software for infrastructure...
new-japanese-timetable-heralds-major-changes
THE introduction of new train timetables in Japan on March 14 was not only notable for the opening of the country's latest high-speed line, the Hokuriku Shinkansen, but also acceleration of Tokaido Shinkansen services, the...