High-speed

RUSSIA’s state appraisals company, the Glavgosexpertiza, has approved design documentation for the third and fourth construction phases of the proposed Moscow - Kazan high-speed line.
RB Rail, the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian joint venture responsible for implementing the Rail Baltica standard-gauge high-speed project, has awarded a €563,065 contract to Systra to develop design guidelines for…
NEARLY 400 people representing 165 companies from around the world attended a briefing on July 5 on the planned Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high-speed rail project covering tender parameters, procurement…
THE Lithuanian Ministry of Transportation and Communications and RB Rail have has awarded a contract to Spanish group Ardanuy Ingenieria to conduct a feasibility study for the upgrading of the…
STADLER’s EC250 Giruno high-speed train travelled through the Gotthard Base Tunnel for the first time on July 2, and the Giruno steps up its high-speed testingon the Velim test circuit…
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) officially opened two extensions to its TGV Atlantique network on July 1: TGV Océane from Tours to Bordeaux and TGV Bretagne-Pays de la Loire from Le…
THIS month we report on a flurry of activity in the high-speed rail sector where three projects are coming to fruition in France, and French National Railways (SNCF) is starting…
BRITAIN’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has identified its “top 12 major infrastructure priorities which require urgent action,” which includes three rail projects, all of which are in the top four…
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has released the shortlist of bidders for the West Coast Partnership (WCP) franchise, which will operate inter-city services on the West Coast Main Line from…
DESIGNS have been unveiled for an expanded station at Ourense, in northwest Spain, by architects Foster & Partners and Juan Cabanelas.
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