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 Railway Corporation (CRC) and its commercial partners signed a financing contract for the project in Beijing.
CHINA Railway Investment Corporation (CRIC), the procurement arm of China Railway Corporation (CRC) has awarded CRRC Sifang a contract to supply 10 160km/h EMUs for services to Beijing’s new international airport at Daxing.
China is continuing to expand its high-speed rail network as fast as it can to meet people’s growing transport needs and support the country’s industrial development and economic restructuring, as Han Qiao and Fan Xi with China Features explain.
CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) says that itself and railway authorities from Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland and Russia have signed an agreement to deepen their levels of cooperation on China-Europe intermodal rail freight services.
FIVE groups from Europe and Asia have applied to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to qualify to bid for its “early train operator” tender. The winner will work alongside CHSRA on the design, development and procurement of the high-speed rail service, with a view to a franchise agreement.