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China submits only bid for Mexican HS project MEXICO's Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) confirmed on October 15 that a Chinese consortium has submitted the only bid in an international tender for a contract to design, build, operate, and maintain a 210km high-speed line linking Mexico City with Queretaro.
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CHINA Railway Investment Corporation (CRIC) has begun procurement for 10 packages to supply onboard Chinese Train Control System (CTCS) equipment for 740 high-speed trains operated by China Railway Corporation (CRC). Procurement is divided into two lots,...
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WITH the 20th anniversary of the start of Eurostar high-speed cross-channel services between Britain and mainland Europe approaching next month, the operator reported a 3% increase year-on-year in passenger traffic to 2.8 million in the...
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MEXICO's Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) confirmed on October 15 that a Chinese consortium has submitted the only bid in an international tender for a contract to design, build, operate, and maintain a 210km...
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CHINA's premier Mr Li Keqiang and Russian prime minister Mr Dimitry Medvedev have overseen the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries for Russia's proposed Moscow - Kazan high-speed project, which could...
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THE British government has announced plans to sell its 40% stake in cross-Channel high-speed operator Eurostar to help reduce the national debt. The British Treasury has set a deadline of October 31 for companies to prequalify...
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This month JR Central will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Tokaido Shinkansen, the world's first purpose-built high-speed railway. David Briginshaw explains the significance of this event and charts the development of...
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In preparation for the start of test operations of the complete tunnel system in autumn 2015, over 650 test runs were carried out on a 13km section of the Gotthard base tunnel in a six-month...
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China has built the world's largest high-speed rail network in less than a decade and construction costs for high-speed lines are now as much as a third lower than in other countries. Gerald Ollivier, Jitendra...
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While high-speed lines have been built primarily to serve the inter-city market, regional travellers are also benefiting from the investment in new rail infrastructure. IRJ editors look at the development of regional high-speed in three...
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CHINA Railway Investment Corporation (CRIC), on behalf of China Railways (CRC), has published the winners of tenders for 175 high-speed trains with a maximum speed of 350km/h, and 57 trains with a maximum speed of...