High speed rail industry news – Page 7

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    CRRC rolls out completed 600 km/h maglev trainset

    2021-07-21T15:30:00Z

    CHINA: The first complete five-car maglev trainset designed for 600 km/h operation was formally rolled out by CRRC Qingdao Sifang on July 20. Described by the manufacturer as ‘another important milestone’ in the five-year research and development programme backed by the Chinese government, the ...

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    Red snow crabs by high speed train

    2021-07-19T08:07:00Z

    JAPAN: Red snow crabs and turban shells harvested along the coasts of Akita, Aomori and Iwate Prefectures have been transported to Tokyo by high speed train as part of a campaign to promote domestic tourism in northern Tohoku. East Japan Railway’s Akita Shinkansen Komachi 16 high ...

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    $117bn Northeast Corridor route modernisation plan unveiled

    2021-07-16T11:05:00Z

    USA: A vision for modernising the 735 km main line linking Washington DC with Boston via Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York was outlined by the Northeast Corridor Commission on July 14.

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    Texas Central appoints RENFE as ‘early operator’

    2021-07-15T15:25:00Z

    USA: Spanish national operator RENFE has signed a contract to act as early operator of the Texas Central high speed line between Dallas and Houston. RENFE was already acting as shadow operator for project promoter Texas Central. Under the early operator agreement, it will provide expertise ...

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    ILSA trains take shape as Spain’s high speed competition hots up

    2021-07-01T09:14:00Z

    SPAIN: The first of 23 ETR1000 trainsets being built for future high speed operator Intermodalidad de Levante are nearing completion at Hitachi Rail Europe’s Pistoia factory in Italy.

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    Passenger Rolling Stock: Avril moves from vision to reality

    2021-06-21T12:41:00Z

    More than a decade after the company unveiled its concept for a wide-bodied articulated trainset, Talgo’s first production Avril high speed trains are now on test in northern Spain before entering service with national operator RENFE.

  • The technical and economic feasibility of operating 550 km/h magnetic levitation vehicles on existing railway alignments in addition to conventional trains is to be studied by infrastucture manager RFI and Polish-Swiss maglev and hyperloop technology comp
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    Feasibility of adding 550 km/h maglev services to existing railway corridors to be studied

    2021-06-21T11:57:00Z

    ITALY: The technical and economic feasibility of operating 550 km/h magnetic levitation vehicles on existing railway alignments in addition to conventional trains is to be studied by infrastucture manager RFI and Polish-Swiss maglev and hyperloop technology company Nevomo. The organisations have signed a one-year memorandum of ...

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    Texas Central signs $16bn high speed line civil works agreement

    2021-06-16T13:00:00Z

    USA: Dallas – Houston high speed railway project promoter Texas Central has signed a $16bn final agreement for the civil works including viaducts and depots with Webuild and its US subsidiary Lane Construction. The agreement announced on June 15 follows four years of work by Webuild ...

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    Legal settlement restores almost $1bn in California high speed rail funding

    2021-06-15T09:48:00Z

    USA: The federal government has agreed to return $929m in grants to the California High Speed Rail Authority following the settlement of legal proceedings with the state of California.

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    CAF Oaris EMUs enter service with Flytoget

    2021-06-07T12:46:00Z

    NORWAY: The first CAF Oaris high speed EMUs entered traffic with Oslo airport express operator Flytoget on June 3.

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    Tunnelling innovations to drive HS2 beneath the Chilterns

    2021-06-07T05:52:00Z

    UK: The Align JV of Bouygues Travaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine and VolkerFitzpatrick has started to excavate HS2’s 16 km Chiltern tunnel using semi-continuous boring machines, in what it says is a first for a UK tunnelling project. Nick Kingsley reports from the South Portal construction hub to the north of London.

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    Turkey’s Velaro high speed trainsets delivered

    2021-06-02T09:40:00Z

    TURKEY: National operator TCDD Taşımacılık has taken delivery of the last of the 19 Velaro TR high speed trainsets ordered from Siemens Mobility. TCDD bought its first Velaro in 2013, when a Velaro D trainset for Germany was taken from the production line and refitted for ...

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    Peoplemover to serve Firenze Belfiore high speed station approved

    2021-05-31T06:15:00Z

    ITALY: Approval has been granted for construction of a peoplemover to link Firenze’s Santa Maria Novella terminus with the Belfiore high speed station now under construction to the north of the city centre.

  • RENFE has awarded Talgo a €281∙5m framework contract for the supply of 26 gauge-convertible dual-system 3 kV DC and 25 kV 50 Hz high speed train power cars.
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    RENFE orders high speed power cars to haul rebuilt sleeping cars

    2021-05-27T13:01:00Z

    SPAIN: RENFE has awarded Talgo a €281∙5m framework contract for the supply of 26 gauge-convertible dual-system 3 kV DC and 25 kV 50 Hz high speed train power cars.

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    First TGV M power car completed

    2021-05-26T13:15:00Z

    FRANCE: The first completed power car for SNCF’s future TGV M trainsets was unveiled at Alstom’s Belfort workshops on May 26.

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    Plans for high speed services to Madrid Barajas airport revived

    2021-05-24T13:06:00Z

    SPAIN: The government intends to revive proposals to run high speed passenger services to and from Madrid’s main airport at Barajas, Transport Minister José Luis Ábalos said at the FITUR international trade fair which was held in the capital on May 19-23.

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    Eurostar to increase services and complete Thalys merger as £250m refinancing agreement secured

    2021-05-18T09:27:00Z

    EUROPE: Cross-Channel high speed train operator Eurostar has announced a £250m refinancing agreement with its shareholders and banks, which it said would enable it to continue to operate services and meet its short to mid-term financial obligations. The refinancing package announced on May 18 comprises £50m ...

  • Federal railway authority EBA has approved the operation of ICE4 high-speed trains with ETCS.
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    TEE 2.0 Letter of Intent signed at third Rail Summit

    2021-05-18T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Agreement to take forward plans for a European network of high speed day and overnight inter-city services was reached on May 17 when European transport ministers signed a Letter of Intent for the Trans-Europ-Express 2.0 programme at the third Rail Summit staged by Germany’s Federal Ministry ...

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    Via Vindobona deal promises 4 h Berlin – Wien timing

    2021-05-17T14:39:00Z

    GERMANY: Plans for a dramatic acceleration of inter-city passenger services between the capital cities of Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria were outlined at the third German Rail Summit held virtually on May 17. Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer highlighted plans agreed by the three countries in ...

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    SNCF launches Ouigo high speed services in Spain

    2021-05-10T08:23:00Z

    SPAIN: The first fare-paying passengers were due to board Ouigo services on the morning of May 10 as SNCF’s low-cost high speed rail subsidiary entered the Spanish domestic market, competing with RENFE on the Madrid – Barcelona route.