High-speed

SPAIN's high-speed network infrastructure manager, Adif Alta Velocidad, has awarded a €98.6m upgrading and 20-year maintenance contract for a 65km section of the Barcelona – Valencia main line to a…
The European Commission (EC) has agreed to cover half of the cost of a €1.25m feasibility study into the construction of a high-speed line linking Germany and the Czech Republic.
With new high-speed railways being built in areas susceptible to natural disasters, it is imperative that these railways' emergency management strategies minimise the impact of such situations on passenger safety.…
FRANCE's minister of transport, Mr Frédéric Cuvilier, has approved the staging of three public inquires in October related to the so-called Grand Southwest Railway Project (GPSO).
OUTLINING structural reforms for India's rail network by splitting the policy making and operational functions, India's BJP-led NDA government has backed the previous UPA government's initiatives to allow 100% Foreign…
THE CEO of French National Railways (SNCF) long-distance subsidiary SNCF Voyages Mrs Barbara Dalibard announced on July 8 that a direct TGV service will be launched between Strasbourg and Brussels…
PLANS by Amtrak and California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to purchase a fleet of high-speed trains jointly have been scrapped as the two parties have acknowledged that the specifications differ…
BRITAIN's chancellor of the exchequer Mr George Osborne has called for the construction of a third high-speed line between Manchester and Leeds as part of a plan to create a…
THE governments of Britain and China this week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on rail, paving the way for closer cooperation in railway design, engineering, construction, supply, operation and…
THE Spanish Government last week confirmed details of its plans for the initial opening of the long distance passenger rail market, announcing that a single company will be allowed to…
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