High-speed

NEW doubts over the economic feasibility a new high-speed railway test centre in southern Spain have surfaced after the European Commission (EC) launched an in-depth investigation to determine if the…
SOUTH Europe Atlantique Maintenance & Operations (Mesea), which will be responsible for maintaining the new 302km Tours – Bordeaux high-speed line when it opens in mid-2017, has awarded a contract…
THE introduction of new train timetables in Japan on March 14 was not only notable for the opening of the country's latest high-speed line, the Hokuriku Shinkansen, but also acceleration…
TP FERRO, the build-operate concessionaire for the international high-speed line between Figueres, Spain and Perpignan, France, has sought judicial protection in a final attempt to avoid bankruptcy proceedings.
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) issued an invitation to tender on March 16 for a contract to carry out engineering design, project planning, and alignment studies for the 770km Moscow – Kazan…
GERMAN Rail (DB) has unveiled plans to significantly enhance its long-distance services in Germany in a bid to attract 50 million more passengers annually by 2030.
REGULAR services on the 230km Hokuriku Shinkansen between Nagano and Kanazawa began on March 14 with hundreds of people turning out in Tokyo and Kanazawa to see the first trains…
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has unveiled details of a plan to return its high-speed business to growth and make "TGV the preferred means of transport for the French."
FOLLOWING recent discussions between the board of Italian open-access high-speed operator NTV and trade unions, the operator has hinted at several reforms to achieve its goal of breaking even by…
THE dramatic fall in oil prices has already claimed its first railway casualties, including Mexico's troubled high-speed project, and it could have serious consequences for rail if the cost of…
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