High speed rail industry news – Page 9

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    Trafikverket consults on Lund – Hässleholm high speed line

    2021-01-21T16:26:00Z

    SWEDEN: Infrastructure manager Trafikverket has launched public consultations on route options for the Hässleholm – Lund section of its proposed Stockholm – Malmö high speed line.

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    Refurbished Pendolino arrives in Greece

    2021-01-20T14:12:00Z

    GREECE: The first of five ETR470 Pendolino trainsets being refurbished for use on Trainose’s flagship Athens – Thessaloniki route has been delivered to Thessaloniki and is expected to enter service in March.

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    ICE4 inspection and maintenance contract awarded

    2021-01-19T11:53:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for the first scheduled inspection and maintenance of 40 ICE4 high speed trainsets, with an option covering a further 50.

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    UK government called on to support Eurostar during the pandemic

    2021-01-18T17:23:00Z

    EUROPE: Cross-Channel high speed train operator Eurostar has called for financial support of the kind which has been offered to airlines during the coronavirus pandemic, saying that without government funding ‘there is a real risk to the survival of Eurostar and the green gateway to Europe’.

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    Egypt plans Mediterranean to Red Sea high speed line

    2021-01-15T10:19:00Z

    EGYPT: A memorandum of understanding for the design, construction and maintenance of a 1 000 km high speed rail network has been signed by the Ministry of Transport’s National Authority for Tunnels, Siemens Mobility and local companies Orascom Construction SAE and The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman ...

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    Low-temperature Fuxing high speed train to serve Harbin

    2021-01-14T16:30:00Z

    CHINA: A winterised variant of the Fuxing China Standard high speed train family has been developed for use on 350 km/h services linking Beijing with Shenyang and Harbin in the northern province of Heilongjiang. The southernmost section of the 698·3 km Beijing – Shenyang Passenger-Dedicated Line ...

  • China State Railway Group has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 297m yuan contract to supply a further two eight-car CR400AF high speed trainsets
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    High speed train order increased

    2021-01-13T13:08:00Z

    CHINA: China State Railway Group has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 297m yuan contract to supply a further two eight-car CR400AF high speed trainsets by the end of June. The 50:50 joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and CRRC Sifang Rolling Stock was first ...

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    High speed network reaches Ningxia

    2021-01-12T10:17:00Z

    CHINA: High speed trains have begun serving the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwest China, following the inauguration of the 617 km Passenger-Dedicated Line between Yinchuan and Xi’an. Under construction since 2015, the 18-station line has been built at a total cost of 80·5bn yuan. It ...

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    Montpellier – Perpignan high speed line inches forward

    2021-01-06T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Initial public consultations are underway on long-standing proposals to build a high speed line between Montpellier and Perpignan, after Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djébbari established a steering committee for the project and commenced the process needed to authorise the 150 km Ligne à Grande Vitesse. Public consultations ...

  • Map of the planned 350 km Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail line.
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    Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail project terminated

    2021-01-04T10:38:00Z

    ASIA: The project to develop a 350 km high speed line offering a 90 min journey time between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore has been terminated, the two governments have announced. The Malaysian government will now undertake a detailed study to explore the viability of a domestic ...

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    Hefei – Anqing high speed line opened

    2020-12-31T13:30:00Z

    CHINA The 162 km Hefei – Anqing Passenger-Dedicated Line has been opened for revenue service, linking the capital of Anhui province with its second city of Anqing on northern bank of the Yangtse River.

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    Beijing – Xiong’an inter-city railway completed

    2020-12-28T14:50:00Z

    CHINA: The high speed line linking Beijing with the Xiong’an New Area in Hebei province was completed on December 27 with the opening of a 91 km extension from Beijing Daxing International Airport.

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    CRRC Tangshan unveils high speed freight train

    2020-12-24T10:53:00Z

    CHINA: Rolling stock builder CRRC Tangshan has unveiled a prototype 350 km/h trainset aimed at the premium logistics market, derived from its China Standard passenger EMUs.

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    ADIF AV agrees EIB loan as Extremadura high speed link makes progress

    2020-12-01T11:04:00Z

    SPAIN: ADIF Alta Velocidad announced on November 23 that it had signed off on the €300m first tranche of a €890m funding package with the European Investment Bank. The loan will support completion of the 282 km high speed line between Talayuela, Plasencia Cáceres, Mérida and Badajoz.

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    Yinchuan – Xi’an PDL nears completion

    2020-11-30T14:47:00Z

    CHINA: Test running has started on the Yinchuan – Xi’an Passenger-Dedicated Line, which is scheduled to open at the end of 2020.

  • China Railway has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 1·6bn yuan contract to supply 14 eight-car CR300AF trainset
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    BST to supply 250 km/h CR300AF trainsets

    2020-11-19T14:58:00Z

    CHINA: China Railway has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 1·6bn yuan contract to supply 14 eight-car CR300AF trainsets by January 2021. The 50:50 joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and CRRC Sifang Rolling Stock was first chosen to supply China Standard high speed trains ...

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    Porto – Lisboa high speed link revived under €10∙5bn rail spending programme

    2020-11-13T13:12:00Z

    PORTUGAL: The government has confirmed its intention to press ahead with rail investment totalling more than €10bn as part of a wider national stimulus programme. The highlight of the package is the revival of a proposal for a high speed rail link between Lisboa and Porto, which was the subject of extensive studies in the mid-2000s.

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    JR East to trial driverless Shinkansen operation next year

    2020-11-11T05:47:00Z

    JAPAN: JR East announced on November 10 that it plans to use a 12-car Series E7 high speed trainset to undertake a series of driverless test runs in October and November 2021 as part of its Change 2027 programme.

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    Public funds to save Italo-NTV

    2020-11-09T15:47:00Z

    ITALY: From November 10, high speed open access operator Italo-NTV will cut back its services to a bare minimum because a second national lockdown needed to combat Covid-19 has caused demand to collapse.

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    Rolling stock: Olympic deadline governs TGV M rollout

    2020-11-06T10:17:00Z

    The first of 100 next-generation TGV sets is due to enter service with French national operator SNCF in time to carry passengers during the 2024 Olympic Games. Murray Hughes investigates.