High speed rail industry news – Page 12

  • Transport for the North’s members have called for sustained investment in the region’s rail network and a commitment to ‘quick wins’ as well as high speed links
    Rail Business UK

    Focus on ‘five Cs’ to maximise potential of rail investment, says Transport for the North

    2020-06-03T08:56:00Z

    UK: Transport for the North’s members have called for sustained investment in the region’s rail network and a commitment to ‘quick wins’ as well as high speed links in evidence submitted to the National Infrastructure Commission to support its development of an Integrated Rail Plan. ...

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    High speed co-operation extended

    2020-06-02T10:27:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager SŽ has finalised a further agreement with SNCF International to assist with the development of the county’s proposed network of high speed lines.

  • A £2·7bn vision to provide fast and frequent rail, tram, bus and road connections to the future HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton has been published by a partnership of councils, transport bodies and East Midlands Airport.
    Rail Business UK

    £2·7bn plan for transport links to Toton HS2 hub

    2020-06-02T06:00:00Z

    UK: A £2·7bn vision to provide fast and frequent rail, tram, bus and road connections to the future HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton has been published by a partnership of councils, transport bodies and East Midlands Airport. More than 20 ...

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    Old Oak Common HS2 station approved

    2020-05-20T12:21:00Z

    UK: The planning application for what HS2 Ltd says will be ‘the largest new railway station ever built in the UK’ was approved on May 19 by Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corp, which is leading regeneration of the former railway and industrial site at ...

  • es-Talgo ETCS high speed test Galicia
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    ETCS tested in Galicia as high speed corridor nears completion

    2020-05-18T07:52:00Z

    SPAIN: A series of high speed test runs using ETCS Level 2 were made over the 111 km section of high speed line between Zamora and Pedralba de la Pradería in Galicia on May 15-19. A Class 112 electric trainset made a series of trips under simulated ...

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    Rail Business UK

    HS2 signalling and traffic management procurement gets underway

    2020-05-15T10:46:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd has formally begun the process of selecting a contractor to design, supply and support Control, Command, Signalling and Traffic Management Systems for the future high speed line. The contracts with an estimated combined value of £540m will cover: design, supply, installation, commissioning and ...

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    NSW tenders faster rail studies

    2020-05-08T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales state government has called tenders for studies and project management to support the development of business cases for faster rail services on the routes from Sydney to Canberra and Sydney to Newcastle.

  • The proposed financing mechanism for the construction of the CDG Express dedicated rail link between Paris Est station and Charles-de-Gaulle Airport has been approved by the European Commission (Photo: ADP).
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    Trains prioritised over planes in Air France rescue deal

    2020-04-30T12:50:00Z

    FRANCE: Modal shift from plane to train has been made a condition of a state aid package which the government is offering to Air France-KLM. According to Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, a €7bn support package for the Air France business is to be made conditional on ...

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    Knorr-Bremse to supply onboard systems for Sapsan trainsets

    2020-04-30T09:28:00Z

    RUSSIA: Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply braking, door and HVAC systems, windscreen wipers and power electrics for the 13 additional Sapsan trainsets which have been ordered by Russian Railways. The third order for 250 km/h Velaro RUS trainsets was placed by RZD ...

  • HS2 Birmingham Curzon Street station impression (8)
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Confident and contemporary’ Curzon Street HS2 station approved

    2020-04-24T10:16:00Z

    Curzon Street station UK: Birmingham City Council granted planning permission for the Curzon Street High Speed 2 station on April 23. Invitations to tender for the construction contract are to be issued this summer. The council’s report said the design developed ...

  • HS2 Ltd has issued Notice to Proceed with full detailed design and construction of the 225 km London – West Midlands Phase 1 of the high speed network.
    Rail Business UK

    High Speed 2 Notice to Proceed issued

    2020-04-15T10:24:00Z

    UK: On April 15 the Department for Transport gave project promoter HS2 Ltd approval to issue its four main works civils contractors with Notice to Proceed with full detailed design and construction of the 225 km London – West Midlands Phase 1 of the high speed network. ...

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    EU funding to support Madrid – Lisboa link

    2020-04-08T11:01:00Z

    EUROPE: More EU funding has been allocated to enhancing rail links between Portugal and Spain. The EU co-financing is part of a €1·4bn package of European Green Deal projects in seven EU states that was announced by the Commissioner for Cohesion & Reforms Elisa Ferreira in mid-March. ...

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    UBS predicts post-pandemic shift from air to high speed rail

    2020-04-07T09:58:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: A report published by UBS Research suggests that many travellers will switch from air to high speed rail in the post Covid-19 period.

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    SNCF deploys hospital TGV

    2020-03-26T15:11:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF has started transporting Covid-19 patients using a TGV Duplex trainset that has been has adapted as a mobile hospital unit. It is being used to evacuate recuperating patients from hot spot areas where the hospitals are saturated to regions which have spare capacity in their ...

  • Alstom has awarded Teleste a contract to supply onboard technology for the fleet of Avelia Horizon double-deck high speed trainsets ordered by SNCF Mobilités.
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    Teleste to supply onboard technology for Avelia Horizon fleet

    2020-03-16T14:53:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom has awarded Teleste a contract to supply onboard technology for the fleet of Avelia Horizon double-deck high speed trainsets ordered by SNCF Mobilités. Under the contract announced by the Finnish company on March 16, Teleste is to supply passenger information and public address systems, CCTV, ...

  • Ankara - Sivas high speed line testing (2)
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    Testing underway on Ankara – Sivas high speed line

    2020-03-09T16:23:00Z

    TURKEY: Trial running on the Ankara – Sivas high speed line began on March 5, with Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan travelling on a test train on part of the route. The 405 km line has 49 tunnels with a total length ...

  • Transport agency Trafikverket has awarded Jacobs a framework contract to provide planning, systems design and delivery consultancy services for the development of a Y-shaped network of high speed lines linking Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö.
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    Jacobs to support Sweden’s high speed rail programme

    2020-03-06T14:18:00Z

    SWEDEN: Transport agency Trafikverket has awarded Jacobs a framework contract to provide planning, systems design and delivery consultancy services for the development of a Y-shaped network of high speed lines linking Stockholm with Göteborg and Malmö. The first phase of the high speed rail programme covers ...

  • Commemorative boards were unveiled at a ceremony at London’s St Pancras station on March 5 to mark a twinning agreement with Bordeaux Saint-Jean.
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    Direct London – Bordeaux trains could start in 2022, suggests SNCF

    2020-03-05T17:31:00Z

    A direct London – Bordeaux service could be launched in 2022, President of SNCF International Diego Diaz suggested when commemorative boards were unveiled at London’s St Pancras station to mark a twinning agreement with Bordeaux Saint-Jean. 

  • ADIF has commissioned Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas to study the effects of passenger and freight trains passing on mixed-traffic sections of the 1 435 mm gauge high speed network.
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    Effects of operating freight trains on high speed lines to be studied

    2020-02-20T10:00:00Z

    SPAIN: ADIF has commissioned Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas to study the effects of passenger and freight trains passing on mixed-traffic sections of the 1 435 mm gauge high speed network. The 16-month project will include field tests to observe and analyse the aerodynamic forces exerted when 120 ...

  • Amtrak Acela Alstom Avelia Liberty (6)
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    Amtrak’s first Avelia Liberty heads to Pueblo for testing

    2020-02-20T09:57:00Z

    USA: The first of Amtrak’s next generation of trainsets for Acela Express services on the Northeast Corridor has left Alstom’s Hornell plant in New York state for nine months of dynamic testing at the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, Colorado. Following testing, it ...