High-speed

CENTRAL Japan Railway Company (JR Central) previewed its next generation Shinkansen train, the N700S, on October 1, when journalists were invited to view a driving car bodyshell and interior mock-ups…
THAILAND’s Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning has released a 20-year masterplan for rail development worth more than Baht 2.7 trillion ($US 81.57bn).
SINGAPORE Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on September 21 that it has established a wholly-owned subsidiary, SG HSR, to implement the Singapore - Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail project.
CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) launched commercial operations on a 224km high-speed line linking Wuhan in Hubei province with Jiuijang in neighbouring Jiangxi on September 21.
SWEDEN’s national passenger operator, SJ, has launched a global tender for the supply of 30 trains with a maximum speed of 250km/h at an estimated cost of SKr 5-6bn ($US…
CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) restored 350km/h operation on the Beijing - Shanghai high-speed line on September 21, six years after the maximum operating speed was reduced to 300km/h.
INDIAN prime minister Mr Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Mr Shinzo Abe officially launched civil works on India’s first high-speed line on September 14, when the two leaders laid…
THE first high-speed rail project in China to be implemented as a public private partnership (PPP) moved a step closer to the start of construction on September 11, when China…
FRENCH infrastructure manager SNCF Network has confirmed that the 22km Belfort - Delle line, which has been closed since 1992, will become operational again at the timetable change in December…
THAILAND’s government has signed two contracts worth a combined Baht 5.2bn ($US 157.1m) with Chinese state enterprises for the first phase of the Bangkok - Laos high-speed rail project.
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