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Taiwan implements high-speed rail reforms A new structure for Taiwan High-Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) came into effect on July 27, when the Ministry of Transport and Communications signed two agreements with the company to terminate the original build-operate-transfer concession for the Taipei - Kaohsiung high-speed line.
THREE of Europe's major railways face some serious challenges in the coming months as they try to grapple with problems ranging from a failure to react to rapid changes in the market, as in the...
british-government-approves-£361m-hitachi-train-order
BRITAIN's Department for Transport has approved a £361m order with Hitachi Rail Europe for a fleet of 29 AT300 dual-mode 200km/h trains for operation by First Great Western (FGW) on services between London, Plymouth and...
hollysys-wins-chinese-high-speed-signalling-contract
CHINA Railway Corporation has awarded a Yuan 118.7m ($US 19.1m) contract to Hollysys Automation Technologies, China, for on-board and lineside high-speed signalling equipment. Hollysys will provide automatic train protection (ATP) equipment for installation on 200km/h and...
taiwan-implements-high-speed-rail-reforms
A new structure for Taiwan High-Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) came into effect on July 27, when the Ministry of Transport and Communications signed two agreements with the company to terminate the original build-operate-transfer concession for...
new-ice-3-introduced-on-germany-france-services
A ceremony was held on July 23 to mark the entry into service of the first German Rail (DB) class 407 ICE 3 on cross-border services from Frankfurt to Paris. An agreement was also signed...
california-high-speed-engineering-contract-awarded
CALIFORNIA High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has awarded Sener, Spain, a contract to develop engineering and environmental services for the 72.4km Palmdale - Burbank Airport section of the first phase of California's high-speed line. Sener will...
renfe-to-order-40-hs-trains-as-competition-looms
SPAIN's national operator Renfe will launch a tender in September for the supply of 40 high-speed trains under a €1.1bn framework contract to be awarded during 2016, according to its president Mr Pablo Vázquez.The contract...
japan-offers-low-interest-loan-for-first-indian-hs-line
THE Japanese government has offered to fund the construction of India's first high-speed line linking Mumbai with Ahmedabad provided 30% of the rolling stock is supplied by Japanese companies. Japan has offered a loan with an...
eurostar-unveils-refurbished-high-speed-train
EUROSTAR has finally completed the refurbishment of the first train from its existing fleet of class 373 trains (dubbed e300 by Eurostar) and the train will re-enter service shortly. The refurbishment includes a new external livery...
ntv-votes-to-increase-capital-by-E100m
SHAREHOLDERS in Italian open-access operator NTV agreed at a meeting in Rome on July 17 to increase the company's capital by €100m. Shareholders will immediately be offered an opportunity to increase their capital proportional to their...