High speed rail industry news – Page 10

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    Vietnam revives high speed line vision

    2022-08-25T10:14:00Z

    VIETNAM: The Ministry of Transport expects to submit proposals to the government in September for the construction of a 1 545 km high speed line between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Announcing the project on August 14, the ministry told local media that the first stage ...

  • Ashford International station
    Rail Business UK

    No Eurostar services to Ashford or Ebbsfleet in 2023

    2022-08-24T14:32:00Z

    UK: Eurostar services will not stop at Ebbsfleet or Ashford International stations during 2023, and the cross-Channel high speed train operator told Rail Business UK ‘we cannot make any commitment for another two to three years’.

  • Eurostar and Thalys
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    Eurostar Group names next CEO and targets 30 million passengers within 10 years

    2022-08-22T14:15:00Z

    EUROPE: Gwendoline Cazenave has been appointed as CEO of Eurostar Group with effect from October 1. She will succeed Jacques Damas, who has been CEO of Eurostar since October 2020 and CEO of Eurostar Group since it was formed as the holding company for Eurostar and ...

  • Alstom Avelia Horizon high speed train impression
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    SNCF orders more TGV M high speed trains

    2022-08-19T09:27:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF Voyageurs has awarded Alstom a €590m firm order to supply a further 15 Avelia Horizon high speed trains, designated TGV M by the operator. The order announced on August 18 is the second option exercised under the €2∙7bn TGV of the Future framework agreement ...

  • The Office of Rail & Road has ruled that the future infrastructure manager for the London to West Midlands Phase One of High Speed 2 will be able to levy an Investment Recovery Charge on future operators using the line.
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 infrastructure manager will be able to levy Investment Recovery Charge

    2022-08-15T10:15:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has ruled that the future infrastructure manager for the London to West Midlands Phase One of High Speed 2 will be able to levy an Investment Recovery Charge on future operators using the line. An IRC is an exceptional ...

  • CRRC Qingdao Sifang CR400AF Fuxing trainset for the Jakarta – Bandung high speed line (Photo: CRRC).
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    First Jakarta – Bandung high speed train unveiled

    2022-08-05T13:31:00Z

    INDONESIA: The first of 11 CR400AF Fuxing trainsets for the KCJB high speed line which will connect Jakarta and Bandung has been rolled out by Chinese manufacture CRRC Qingdao Sifang. Unveiling the eight-car trainset on August 5, CRRC said this would be the first time it ...

  • Eurostar on HS1
    Rail Business UK

    High Speed 1 renewals concerns raised

    2022-08-05T10:00:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has expressed concern over how high speed rail infrastructure concessionaire HS1 Ltd is managing asset renewals. ORR’s annual operational and financial performance assessment of HS1 Ltd for the year to March 31 2022 found a good safety record and ...

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    High speed operator deploys white label ticketing platform

    2022-07-28T06:00:00Z

    ITALY: Trainline’s B2B arm Trainline Partner Solutions has supplied open access high speed train operator Italo with an online multi-modal ticket platform enabling passengers to book travel to destinations beyond the 60 stations that it currently serves. It launched July 21, adding tickets for Italbus buses ...

  • Burgos – Venta de Baños high speed line
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    High speed line to Burgos opens

    2022-07-25T10:31:00Z

    SPAIN: Passenger services on a 75 km high speed line between Burgos and a junction with the Madrid – Valladolid – León line at Venta de Baños began on July 22, the day after a formal inauguration by King Felipe VI. It is planned that this will eventually form part of a high speed corridor to the French border.

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    Extremadura high speed line inaugurated

    2022-07-21T08:05:00Z

    SPAIN: Passenger services began using an upgraded 193 km mixed-traffic route between Plasencia and Badajoz in Extremadura on July 19, following the inauguration of three sections of new alignment totalling 146 km by King Felipe VI the previous day.

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    Czechs urge high speed rail promoters to focus on released capacity benefits

    2022-07-12T14:27:00Z

    EUROPE: High speed rail investment should place greater focus on the benefits of releasing capacity on existing lines, a group of Czech policymakers and industry leaders told a summit in Brussels on July 11.

  • HS2 Birmingham Interchange station aerial impression
    Rail Business UK

    Laing O’Rourke wins HS2 Interchange station contract

    2022-07-11T15:16:00Z

    UK: High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd has selected Laing O’Rourke Delivery Ltd for a £370m contract to undertake detailed design and construction of the Interchange station in Solihull to the east of Birmingham. Skanska Construction UK and the Unity Joint Venture of Sir Robert ...

  • Dallas to Houston high speed railway impression
    News

    Texas Central on path to ‘successful development’ after court ruling

    2022-07-11T12:20:00Z

    USA: Dallas to Houston high speed rail project promoter Texas Central Partners issued an update on July 8. This follows a Texas Supreme Court ruling in the June that Texas Central can use eminent domain powers for land acquisition; the ruling came not long after the ...

  • California high speed rail project train impression
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    California high speed starter section set for completion as state funding finalised

    2022-07-07T13:43:00Z

    USA: The state of California appears finally to be on course to complete the Initial Operating Section of its high speed rail network between Bakersfield and Merced after the programme was allocated $4·2bn in the annual state budget on June 30.

  • Chinese high speed rail staff
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    Two more Chinese high speed routes opened

    2022-07-05T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 424 km Xiangyang – Wanzhou section of the Chongqing – Zhengzhou high speed rail corridor and the 195 km Zhengzhou – Puyang section of the Zhengzhou – Jinan route opened on June 20, and on the same date Beijing Fengtai station reopened following a ...

  • Ankara - Sivas high speed line testing (3)
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    Ankara – Sivas high speed line to open ‘this year’ despite tunnelling problems

    2022-07-04T09:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Completion of the Ankara – Sivas high speed line is facing more potential delays because of an error in the excavation of emergency access tunnels. A member of parliament for the city of Sivas, Ulaş Karasu, has asked Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu to explain why ...

  • High speed trains
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    Smart & Affordable High Speed Services in the EU study planned

    2022-06-29T16:01:00Z

    EUROPE: Railway industry associations have signed memorandum of understanding to undertake a study into ‘Smart & Affordable High-Speed Services in the European Union’, in order to demonstrate the benefits of a ‘radical transformation’ of the rail network to provide high speed services linking all major continental ...

  • Central Japan Railway is among the backers of the Texas Central project, which is intended to use Shinkansen technology.
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    Texas Supreme Court backs high speed rail land acquisition

    2022-06-28T08:15:00Z

    USA: The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that Dallas to Houston high speed railway project promoters Texas Central Railroad & Infrastructure and Integrated Texas Logistics do have the right to acquire land for the proposed line under the state’s eminent domain process.

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    South Korea: Medium speed network takes shape

    2022-06-23T13:00:00Z

    Development of a ‘medium high speed network’ is now in full swing in South Korea, along with the upgrading of other corridors for both high speed and suburban traffic. Benjámin Zelki investigates.

  • Impression of Texas Central high speed line between Dallas and Houston.
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    Texas Central ‘open for business’ despite departure of CEO Carlos Aguilar

    2022-06-23T12:50:00Z

    USA: On June 22 Dallas – Houston high speed railway promoter Texas Central told Railway Gazette International that it ‘remains open for business under its new management, is continuing to seek further investment, and is moving forward with the development of this high speed train’. This ...