High speed rail industry news – Page 6

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    ADIF eyes more open access as Spanish high speed ridership surges


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has put forward proposals for the expansion of open access operations across the Spanish rail network, building on the experience of competition on selected high speed lines. Speaking at the UNIFE General Assembly in Madrid on June 15, ADIF President María Domínguez-González ...

  • Chinese high speed line with Vossloh rail fastenings

    High speed line rail fastenings ordered


    CHINA: Vossloh has received an order worth almost €50m to supply rail fastenings for the construction of a 600 km high speed line connecting Xiong’an in the northern province of Hebei with Shangqiu in Henan. Deliveries are scheduled for 2024. Vossloh Group is represented in China ...

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    RENFE establishes French subsidiary


    FRANCE: Spanish national operator RENFE has completed the formation of a French subsidiary, enabling it to start commercial activities associated with proposed train services to France. RENFE is now registered in Lyon as a provider of domestic and international rail passenger services, travel and tourism services and ...

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    Iryo launches Madrid to Alacant service


    SPAIN: Private high speed operator Iryo launched two pairs of return trains between Madrid Chamartín and Alacant on June 2. The inaugural service departed at 07.45 from Madrid to Alacant, with Transport Minister Xavier Flores onboard. Trains leave Madrid Chamartín at 07.45 and 15.45 daily, while ...

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    Eurostar seeks solution to avoid suspension of Amsterdam – London services


    NETHERLANDS: The CEO of Eurostar has met with Dutch officials to discuss the future of services from London to Amsterdam, after Infrastructure Secretary Vivianne Heijnen said operations may have to be suspended for up to 11 months. In a letter to the Dutch parliament on June ...

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    High Speed: The Chinese network is still expanding


    More sections of China’s rapidly growing high speed network are due to open this year. Toma Bačić reports.

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    Hitachi Rail awarded TGV cab signalling contract


    FRANCE: National operator SNCF has awarded Hitachi Rail a framework agreement to supply dual ERTMS/TVM onboard signalling equipment for its high speed train fleets, including the future Alstom TGV M trainsets. The equipment will combine the European standard ETCS with the TVM high speed line cab ...

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    Korail and Supreme Railways order high speed trains


    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem has been awarded a contract to supply 31 high speed trains to South Korea’s two inter-city operators. The supplier will deliver 17 eight-car EMU-320 high speed trainsets for national operator Korail, plus 14 similar sets to private operator Supreme Railways, Hyundai Rotem ...

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    Construction starts on Firenze high speed tunnel


    ITALY: Work on the 7 km twin-bore tunnel to carry the country’s north-south high speed under Firenze was officially inaugurated on May 15, with the launch of the first tunnel boring machine near Campo di Marte station. The ceremony was attended by Minister of Infrastructure & ...

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    Deutsche Bahn orders 73 ICE trainsets


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has announced two orders for a total of 73 inter-city trainsets.

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    Route for Poznań high speed line selected


    POLAND: Rail, airport and road project promoter Centralny Port Komunikacyjny has announced its preferred route for the Poznań arm of the proposed Y-shaped Warszawa – Łódź – Sieradz – Wrocław/Poznań high speed rail network. CPK selected its preferred Sieradz - Poznań route from four options, taking into ...

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    Ouigo España launches Madrid – Alacant service


    SPAIN: SNCF’s low-cost subsidiary Ouigo España launched two pairs of daily trains between Madrid Chamartín and Alacant on April 28, following a ceremony at Alacant Terminal the previous day. The trains call only at Albacete Los Llanos on the 486 km route from Madrid Chamartín to ...

  • Haramain High Speed Rail Ramadan service (2)

    Record traffic on Saudi high speed line during Ramadan


    SAUDI ARABIA: The Haramain High Speed Rail line which connects Makkah and Madinah carried a record number of passengers during the Ramadan period, when a special timetable was operated to meet the high demand. Spanish national train operator RENFE, which operates the line on behalf of ...

  • Ankara – Sivas high speed line inauguration (1)

    Ankara – Sivas high speed line inaugurated


    TURKEY: The long-delayed Ankara – Sivas high speed line was formally opened on April 26, when national operator TCDD Taşımacılık ran its first public passenger services over the new route. The 405 km double-track line heading east from the capital incorporates 112 km of existing alignment as ...

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    Supreme Railways to serve more cities from September


    Photos: Benjámin Zelki SOUTH KOREA: Open-access high speed operator Supreme Railways to launch services to Jinju, Yeosu, and Pohang from September from its Suseo terminus in southeast Seoul. The expansion plan was announced by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport on April 4 following discussions ...

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    Ankara – Istanbul ‘super high speed’ line proposed


    TURKEY: The government is planning a ‘super high speed’ railway between Istanbul and Ankara. 

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    JR Central targeting Tokaido Shinkansen ATO from 2028


    JAPAN: Central Japan Railway has set out plans to introduce GoA2 automatic train operation on the Tokaido Shinkansen by 2028. The system is currently on test and a demonstration for the media is planned for May 10.

  • Iryo launches high speed train services to Andalucia (1)

    Iryo launches services to Sevilla and Málaga


    SPAIN: Open access high speed operator Iryo has introduced commercial services from Madrid to Sevilla and Málaga with two return services per day from March 31. The inaugural run was made from Madrid to Sevilla a day before. The initial services call only at Córdoba, giving ...

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    Katowice – Ostrava high speed line alignment selected


    POLAND: Project promoter Centralny Port Komunikacyjny has selected a preferred variant for the proposed 250 km/h mixed-traffic line from Katowice towards Ostrava in the Czech Republic, which it will use to seek investors. The line is intended to form part of the 1 981 km network ...

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    Taiwanese high speed train contract approved


    TAIWAN: Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp has approved a NT$28bn contract for a consortium of Hitachi and Toshiba to supply 12 N700S high speed trainsets to augment the Series 700T sets that have been used since the line opened in 2007.