High-speed

THE CEO of the Australasian Railway Association, Mr Bryan Nye, wants the Australian government to consider high-speed rail as part of the solution to solving congestion at Sydney airport. Nye…
The Ministry of Transport has appointed Japan Railway Technical Service (Jarts) and Yachiyo Engineering to conduct a pre-feasibility study for a public-private partnership scheme to build a 144km 210km/h line…
MTR Corporation has awarded CSR a Yuan 1.36bn ($US 215.7m) contract to supply nine high-speed trains for the Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Express Rail Link (ERL).
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) has today issued a tender for 29 new 250km/h multi-system trains for international services between Germany, Switzerland and Italy via the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which is…
THE French Ministry of Transport has approved the route for two new high-speed lines totalling 417km that will serve the southwest of the country. The lines will extend the Sud-Europ…
RAIL.ONE has been awarded a contract to supply turnout sleepers for the 123km Erfurt-Leipzig/Halle high-speed line in eastern Germany. The contract covers almost 22,000 linear metres of ballastless sleepers, which…
HS2, the company overseeing the project to build a high-speed line between London, Birmingham and northern England, has awarded Atkins a £13.3m contract to prepare preliminary designs for the County…
THE chairman and CEO of Alstom, Mr Patrick Kron has announced that French National Railways (SNCF) has signed a contract for 40 additional Euroduplex double-deck TGVs, while at the same…
THE world's first open-access high-speed rail operator, NTV, has announced the launch date for its new Italo service. Trains will start running on April 28 on the Milan - Florence…
PORTUGAL'S Ministry of Economy has announced the construction of a high-speed line between Lisbon and the Spanish border will be "definitively abandoned" following a report by the country's audit commission,…
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