High-speed

AFTER years of political wrangling, plans to build a standard-gauge high-speed line linking the Baltic States with Poland reached an important milestone on October 28 when the governments of Estonia,…
FRANCE will need to consider reducing the number of stations served by TGV services if the network is to stand any chance of being profitable, according to a report on…
THE cost of constructing a high-speed line linking Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane could be a little over half the $A 114bn ($US 100bn) price tag estimated in an Australian government…
THE construction of an east-west high-speed line in northern England and acceleration of the second phase of High-Speed 2 (HS2) .are among the proposals put forward by the chairman of…
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).
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…
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,…
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 -…
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…
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…
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