ITALY's rail regulator (URSF) has ruled in favour of Italian Rail Network (RFI) in a dispute with open-access high-speed operator NTV over the recent erection of a fence at Rome Ostiense which prevents NTV passengers walking directly from NTV's lounge to their train on the adjacent platform 15.
JAPAN's minister of transport Mr Yuichiro Hata has approved the construction of three extensions to the Shinkansen high-speed network. The project will cost an estimated Yen 3.04 trillion ($US 38.1bn) and will be mainly funded by national and municipal governments.
The dispute between Italian open-access high-speed operator NTV and infrastructure manager Italian Railway Network (RFI) has taken a further turn after NTV took out full page advertisements in the Corriere della Sera and Repubblica newspapers on July 9 calling on the government intervene.
IRJ at the UIC 8th World Congress on High Speed Rail, Philadelphia: The president of French National Railways (SNCF) Mr Guillaume Pepy today called for the construction of a second high-speed line between Paris and Lyon to relieve congestion on the existing railway.
It is one year since the fatal Wenzhou high-speed crash seriously dented China's enthusiasm for high-speed. Construction has resumed, but at a slower pace and in a more cautious way than before, and with concerns over spiralling debt China is now turning to the private sector to invest in rail, reports Han Qiao from China Features.
The development of a high-speed rail network is at the centre of Turkey's ambitious plan to expand and modernise its national railway, which by 2023, when the country celebrates the centenary of the founding of the Turkish republic, will have been completely transformed, reports David Briginshaw from Ankara.
The fitting out of France's newest high-speed line - TGV Rhine-Rhône which opened in December 2011 - was entrusted to a private group of contractors rather than a subsidiary of French National Railways (SNCF). This case study examines the benefits of doing so.
THE Indian state of Kerala plans to start work in April 2013 on the first phase of a Rs 1180bn ($US 21.3bn) project to build a 560km standard-gauge line with a maximum speed of 350km/h along the coast from Trivandrum north to Kasaragod by 2021.