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Dutch parliament launches public hearings into Fyra fiasco A cross-party Dutch parliamentary committee, set up in December 2013 to investigate the V250 Fyra high-speed train fiasco, will start public hearings on May 18 which will continue until June 12.
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MEXICO's Federal Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) has agreed to pay $US 1.3m in damages to China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) for costs incurred in bidding for the cancelled Mexico City – Queretaro high-speed...
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A cross-party Dutch parliamentary committee, set up in December 2013 to investigate the V250 Fyra high-speed train fiasco, will start public hearings on May 18 which will continue until June 12. Up to 40 people will...
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A memorandum of cooperation between China and Russia was signed in the Kremlin on May 9 which Russia's Tass news agency says will result in China investing Roubles 104bn ($US 2bn) in the Roubles 1...
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THE prime ministers of Singapore and Malaysia announced on May 5 that a revised timeline will be drawn up for the 330km Singapore – Kuala Lumpur high-speed line as the scale and complexity of the...
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RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) has selected a consortium led by Mosgiprotrans and including Nizhegorodmetroproekt and China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group (CREEC) to provide preliminary surveys and design for the proposed Moscow - Kazan high-speed line. Specifically the...
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CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) has awarded a contract worth around €70m to Vossloh Fastening Systems China for high-speed fastenings for installation on the final section of the Beijing - Harbin high-speed line which is currently...
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Despite the promises made in the run up to the 2014 World Cup, many passenger rail projects intended for the tournament struggled to get off the drawing board, with schemes cancelled or delayed due to...
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TRENITALIA launched its new flagship high-speed train on April 25, when Italy's president Mr Sergio Mattarella, newly-appointed minister of transport and infrastructure Mr Graziano Delrio and tourism and culture minister Mr Dario Franceschini joined senior...
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OPEN-ACCESS high-speed operator NTV reached an agreement with Italy's rail unions on April 17 which aims to avert redundancy for 250 staff, around a quarter of the company's workforce. Unions have approved a new two-year "contract...
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SPAIN added a further section to its already extensive high-speed network on April 18, with the opening of a new section of the Atlantic Corridor between Santiago de Compostela and Vigo, in Galicia. The A...