High-speed

FRANCE’s minister of transport Mrs Elisabeth Borne confirmed on July 19 that the €26.1bn Lyon - Turin high-speed line is one of the major projects to be paused by president…
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has deposited a hybrid Bill in Parliament seeking powers to build Phase 2a of HS2 from Lichfield to Crewe, which is expected to open 2027,…
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling announced on July 17 that civil works contracts worth £6.6bn have been awarded for three sections of the £22.2bn Phase 1…
Momentum is building behind the ambitious Rail Baltica project, which aims to construct an 870km standard-gauge 240km/h mixed-traffic railway linking the Baltic state capitals with Poland and the broader European…
Preliminary works are now underway for the first phase of Britain’s HS2 project to build a 338km high-speed network linking London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. David Briginshaw reviews progress on…
Since it was launched in 1981, the TGV has become Alstom’s blue ribbon product. But what might the TGV of the Future look like? Kevin Smith visits Alstom’s headquarters in…
Under a new strategy made public at the end of May, SNCF is hoping to attract 15 million additional passengers to its high-speed network by 2020. SNCF Voyages CEO Rachel…
BOREALIS Infrastructure, Canada, and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan announced on July 14 that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their 30-year concession to own, operate and manage…
AFTER numerous delays, Thailand’s cabinet gave the go-ahead on July 11 for the construction of the country’s first high-speed line, which will link Bangkok with Nakhon Ratchasima.
ITALY’s Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning (Cipe) granted definitive project approval on July 10 for the €2.5bn Brescia - Verona high-speed line.
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