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Talgo train reaches 310km/h on Saudi HS line TESTING of Saudi Arabia’s 453km Haramain high-speed line reached a milestone on June 15 when a Talgo 350 train reached 310km/h on the section between King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) and Medina, exceeding the maximum commercial operating speed of 300km/h for the first time.
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BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has released the shortlist of bidders for the West Coast Partnership (WCP) franchise, which will operate inter-city services on the West Coast Main Line from April 2019 and design and...
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DESIGNS have been unveiled for an expanded station at Ourense, in northwest Spain, by architects Foster & Partners and Juan Cabanelas.Ourense is at the southern end of the broad-gauge high-speed line from Santiago de Compostella...
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MALAYSIA’s MyHSR Corporation and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) will jointly hold an industry briefing in Singapore on July 5 for the Assets Company (AssetsCo) tender for the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed rail project.AssetsCo...
talgo-train-reaches-310km-h-on-saudi-high-speed-line
TESTING of Saudi Arabia’s 453km Haramain high-speed line reached a milestone on June 15 when a Talgo 350 train reached 310km/h on the section between King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) and Medina, exceeding the maximum...
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TRENITALIA launched its summer timetable on June 11 with Frecciarossa 1000 high-speed trains operating in multiple for the first time. The eight-car, 202m-long trains are now operating in pairs on two daily return services between Turin...
‘dress-rehearsal’-for-new-french-high-speed-lines
WITH just 25 days remaining before the start of commercial operations on the Bretagne-Pays de la Loire and Sud Europ Atlantique high-speed lines, French National Railways (SNCF) carried out parallel high-speed test runs using two...
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THE prime minister of Italy Mr Paulo Gentiloni travelled to Campania on a Trenitalia Frecciarossa 1000 high-speed train on June 6 to inaugurate the first phase of Naples Afragola station. Located 3km north of Naples on...
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SOUTH Korea’s national train operator Korail unveiled a full-size mock-up of a driving vehicle from its forthcoming EMU-250 high-speed train at Yongsan station in Seoul on May 24. In May 2016 Korail placed a Won 102bn...
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IN an effort to attract 15 million customers to its flagship high-speed services by 2020, French National Railways (SNCF) announced a new strategy on May 29, which includes the rebranding of TGV to inOui.   SNCF will...
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THE first e320 train arrived in Brussels on May 23 on a preview trip from London ahead of the entry of these trains on the London - Brussels route on May 28.The e320 was first...

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