High speed rail industry news – Page 5

  • in Mumbai - Ahmedabad line

    Final Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line civil works contract awarded


    INDIA: National High-Speed Rail Corp has awarded the final civil works contract for the Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line to Larsen & Toubro. The contract signed on August 10 is the last of the 11 civil works packages for the 508 km corridor. The 135 ...

  • cn-meizhou-pdl
    In depth

    China: High speed fleet production peaks


    In an analysis of the world market for high speed rail, SCI Verkehr finds that construction of high speed trains for China’s huge network has now peaked but after-sales activity is growing in importance as the fleet starts to age.

  • CAHSR train impression

    California High-Speed Rail Authority begins procurement of 355 km/h trains


    USA: California High-Speed Rail Authority has begun the process of procuring six electric trainsets capable of operating at 355 km/h. On August 24 the board approved the release of a request for qualifications. Responses are to be submitted by prospective manufacturers in November, with a request ...

  • Indonesian high speed train

    Jakarta – Bandung high speed line opening delayed again


    INDONESIA: PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China, the consortium responsible for building the 142∙3 km high speed line between Jakarta and Bandung in western Java, has announced that the line will not now open for commercial services until October. 

  • Train on Brescia - Padova line at Vicenza

    Vicenza high speed link contract signed


    ITALY: Infrastructure manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana has signed a €1·82bn contract with the Iricav Due consortium to design and build a section of approach tracks and digital signalling west of Vicenza as part of the Milano – Venezia high speed line programme. The predecessor companies making ...

  • Impression of Texas Central high speed line between Dallas and Houston.

    Amtrak to work with Texas Central on high speed rail plan


    USA: Amtrak is working with Dallas to Houston high speed rail project promoter Texas Central Partners to further develop plans to build a 330 km/h line using Japanese technology. On August 9 Amtrak said the organisations have co-operated on various initiatives since 2016, and they are ...

  • RFI Briefing 2

    ‘Overwhelming response’ to Malaysian high speed rail project


    MALAYSIA: Project promoter MyHSR Corp reports an ‘overwhelming’ industry response to its request for information briefing for the revived Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail project. The event held at the Ministry of Finance in Putrajaya on July 27 attracted more than 700 representatives of ...

  • Lyon Renfe

    RENFE expands its open access operations in France


    FRANCE: RENFE Viajeros began running open access international high speed services between Madrid and Marseille on July 28, having introduced a Barcelona – Lyon service on July 13. The two routes had previously been operated by RENFE in co-operation with SNCF since 2013, but these services ...

  • Regional t Roma Tiburtina

    RFI makes progress with procuring €1·7bn infrastructure enhancement package


    ITALY: Infrastructure manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana awarded three civil works contacts on July 18 totalling €836m, having called tenders for a further six work packages at the end of June with a total value of €904m. The procurement covers a raft of infrastructure enhancements all funded ...

  • ETR700 train

    Adriatic high speed line feasibility study commissioned


    ITALY: A feasibility study for the construction of a high speed line along the Adriatic coast from Bologna to Rimini, Ancona, Pescara, Foggia, Bari and Lecce is to be undertaken by infrastructure manager RFI. The costs and benefits of a new line built for 300 km/h ...

  • Eurostar to Amsterdam

    Swiss help sought to keep Eurostar running to Amsterdam


    NETHERLANDS: A Swiss firm has been commissioned to assist with finding a way of enabling Eurostar services to continue to run during a major refurbishment of Amsterdam Centraal station. The planned works mean that areas of the station which Eurostar uses to undertake the border and ...

  • CPK station impression
    In depth

    International expertise sought to support Poland’s CPK rail programme


    With the first construction contracts to be let shortly and orders for more than 100 high speed trains to follow, Marcin Horała, Secretary of State at Poland’s Ministry of Infrastructure, explains how international expertise will be needed to support the CPK programme.

  • Eurostar passengers can now use SmartCheck biometric verification to check-in and pass UK border exit checks when travelling from London St Pancras International station.

    Eurostar check-in biometric verification goes live


    The SmartCheck biometric check-in and UK border exit system has gone live at Eurostar’s London St Pancras station; Railway Gazette International tries it out and speaks to the high speed train operator and supplier iProov.

  • Map of proposed European high speed rail network

    Train operators propose 32 000 km high speed rail ‘Metropolitan Network’


    EUROPE: Proposals for a huge expansion of the high rail speed network have been drawn up by Deutsche Bahn working in partnership with nine other major European operators.

  • Marcin Horała
    In depth

    Poland: Making the strategic case for the CPK rail programme


    The Centralny Port Komunikacyjny transport investment programme will improve connectivity in Poland and beyond, Marcin Horała, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Infrastructure, tells Railway Gazette International.

  • Proposals have been invited for reviving the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail project using a public-private partnership model

    Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail proposal revived


    MALAYSIA: Industry proposals for reviving the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail project using a public-private partnership model have been invited by the Ministry of Finance’s project promoter MyHSR Corp. The ‘fully fledged’ request for information opened to domestic and international firms on July 12. ...

  • Aerial view of HS2's London Euston Station site_1
    Rail Business UK

    DfT ‘does not know what it is trying to achieve’ with ‘floundering’ London Euston redevelopment


    UK: The Department for Transport ‘still does not know what it is trying to achieve’ with the High Speed 2 station at London Euston ‘despite spending over eight years planning and designing it’, according to a highly critical report from the House of Commons Public Accounts ...

  • Completed piers for the Thame Valley Viaduct at the Pacadar UK factory May 2023
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 viaduct draws on Spanish high speed rail experience


    UK: A viaduct under construction for High Speed 2 is the UK’s first major railway viaduct to be entirely manufactured off-site, according to project promoter HS2 Ltd. The 800 m long viaduct will carry HS2 across the Thame Valley floodplain near Aylesbury, ...

  • Construction of a second double-track high speed line between Pyeongtaek and Osong has started.

    Work starts on second high speed route between Pyeongtaek and Osong


    SOUTH KOREA: Construction of a second double-track high speed line between Pyeongtaek and Osong has started. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 7 by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in Cheongju, east of Osong, attended by President Yoon Seok-yeol. The 46·9 km line ...

  • CPK Katowice to Czech border map

    Korean consortium to design Polish high speed line


    POLAND: A consortium of Korea National Railway and Dohwa Engineering has been awarded a contract to design a 70 km section of 250 km/h line between Katowice and the Czech border. The 134m złoty contract announced on June 21 has been awarded as part of the ...