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CHINA’s top economic planning authority, the National Development and Reform Commission has approved the construction of the western section of a high-speed line linking Baotou, the second-largest city in Inner…
TUNNELLING for the western tube of the 8.8km twin-bore Bossler tunnel at the western end of the new Stuttgart - Wendlingen - Ulm high-speed line concluded on June 8, following…
China’s high-speed rail network is popular with both short-term visitors and long-term expatriates. However, for foreigners, Chinese is one of the most difficult languages to comprehend. China Railway Corporation is…
The rapid expansion of China’s high-speed rail network has gone hand-in-hand with the development of the Chinese Train Control System (CTCS). Dr Mo Zhisong, director of the signalling division at…
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has released details of its plans to more than triple the size of Gare du Nord, Paris’ busiest station, by 2023 in time for the Olympic…
A viable market exists for low-fares high-speed train services between Britain and France, according to a study commissioned by Channel Tunnel operator Getlink.
JOURNEY times between the Pearl River Delta and the western part of China’s Guangdong province were shortened significantly on July 1 with the opening of a new 200km/h line from…
BOMBARDIER Transportation and Hitachi Rail have agreed to join forces to bid for a £2.75bn contract to supply a minimum of 54 360km/h trains for operation on Phase 1 of…
A report from the European Court of Auditors says the €23.7bn of co-funding that the European Union (EU) has provided to support high-speed rail infrastructure investments since 2000 has created…
BRIGHTLINE, which recently began operating a passenger service between Miami and West Palm Beach, has confirmed that it has submitted an unsolicited proposal to develop a high-speed line between Orlando…
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