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Spanish 2016 budget maintains HS rail spending RAIL will remain Spain's transport priority according to the draft budget for 2016 which allocates more than half of spending to rail projects with a special focus on completing the extensive high-speed network.
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RAIL will remain Spain's transport priority according to the draft budget for 2016 which allocates more than half of spending to rail projects with a special focus on completing the extensive high-speed network.According to the...
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THE Regional Transportation Council (RTC) for north-central Texas has allocated $US 4.5m to fund the planning, design, and preliminary engineering for the construction of a high-speed rail link between Dallas and Fort Worth.RTC will set...
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CHINA is to construct a second high-speed line between Fuzhou and Zhangzhou, but with a design speed of 350km/h rather than the 250km/h design speed of the existing line which opened in 2010 and is...
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CHINA launched passenger services on its most northerly high-speed line on August 17 with the start of commercial operations on the Harbin - Qiqihar line in Heilongjiang province. The completion of the 281km line has reduced...
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A new ballastless track system developed by French engineers is designed to reduce the initial capital required for slab track and deliver better life-cycle costs than ballasted track. As Keith Barrow reports, NBT is now...
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Vietnam is currently proceeding with a bold programme of urban railway construction while the government is aiming to enhance existing main line infrastructure and even eyeing a high-speed link. However, these projects are not without...
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Despite completing two major projects earlier this year, JR East has announced plans to increase the rate of investment. As David Briginshaw reports exclusively from Tokyo, the emphasis is on growth and measures to make...
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JAPAN's ruling Liberal Democratic and Komeito parties began discussions on August 7 on the proposed third phase of the Hokuriku Shinkansen, which would extend the line from Tsuruga to Shin-Osaka. Funding for studies will be included...
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SPANISH infrastructure manager Adif has awarded a consortium of Alstom, CAF and Siemens a €63m contract to install ERTMS on the recently-opened Atlantic Corridor in Galicia, and on a section on the Ourense - Santiago...
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...