High speed rail industry news – Page 3

  • Morocco's high speed line from Tanger to Kénitra.
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    ‘High speed rail: the right speed for our planet’ World Congress on High Speed Rail to be held in Marrakech

    2022-04-28T14:27:00Z

    MOROCCO: The International Union of Railways has selected Morocco to host the 11th World Congress on High Speed Rail in 2023, reflecting the country’s leading position in the high speed rail sector in Africa and the Middle East. The event’s slogan will be ‘high speed rail: ...

  • Talgo is developing a carbon fibre reinforced polymer composite version of its characteristic ‘rodal’ running gear frames.
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    Carbon fibre reinforced polymer high speed train running gear frame on test

    2022-04-27T08:52:00Z

    SPAIN: Talgo is developing a carbon fibre reinforced polymer composite version of its characteristic ‘rodal’ running gear frames. The company expects this will offer a 50% reduction in weight compared to using welded steel plates, with an associated cut in energy consumption and track wear as ...

  • Jakarta Bandung high speed line tracklaying (2)
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    Jakarta – Bandung high speed railway tracklaying underway

    2022-04-21T13:54:00Z

    INDONESIA: Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi attended a ceremony at Tegaluar depot on April 20 to mark the installation of the first rails for the KCJB high speed line which will link Jakarta with Bandung. Sumadi said the line being built by Indonesian-Chinese design-build-operate concessionaire ...

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    Interview: Iryo targets a 30% share

    2022-04-21T08:00:00Z

    Ahead of the launch of its Iryo-branded high speed service in Spain later this year, we ask ILSA Chief Executive Simone Gorini to outline his vision for the Trenitalia-backed entrant to the high speed market.

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    Frigid Fuxing cuts end-to-end timings

    2022-04-18T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: A low-temperature variant of the China Standard EMU developed by CRRC Tangshan has been put into service on CR’s 350 km/h Beijing – Harbin Passenger-Dedicated Line. An initial batch of nine winterised CR400BF-G trainsets was supplied by CRRC Changchun ahead of completion of the final ...

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    Spain: ‘Basque Y’ inches ahead

    2022-04-11T12:30:00Z

    Located in a mountainous area presenting formidable engineering challenges, the Y-shaped 1 435 mm gauge high speed network linking San Sebastián, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Bilbao in Spain’s Basque region has been designed to handle both passenger and freight trains. Mike Bent reports.

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    Airline to transfer more passengers to high speed rail

    2022-04-08T14:59:00Z

    EUROPE: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Thalys have agreed to develop their joint AirRail product to further increase the number of air passengers who use high speed trains to travel between Brussels and Amsterdam Schiphol airport. KLM already offers air passengers the option of using Thalys ...

  • RENFE has presented the first of 14 Class 730 electro-diesel gauge changing trainsets to undergo a mid-life refurbishment in a €11m programme which is being undertaken at Talgo’s Las Matas works.
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    RENFE and Talgo present first refurbished Class 730

    2022-04-07T11:00:00Z

    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has presented the first of 14 Class 730 electro-diesel gauge changing trainsets to undergo a mid-life refurbishment in a €11m programme which is being undertaken at Talgo’s Las Matas works. The Class 730s are rebuilds from dual-voltage Class 130 electric trainsets, and ...

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    Trenitalia launches French domestic high speed services

    2022-04-06T14:36:00Z

    FRANCE: Trenitalia launched its first French domestic open access high speed service between Paris-Lyon and Lyon-Perrache on April 5.

  • SJ Alstom Zefiro Express train impression (Image: Alstom)
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    SJ orders 250 km/h trains as ‘the best travel product in Scandinavia’

    2022-04-06T09:19:00Z

    SWEDEN: SJ has signed a €650m contract for Alstom to supply 25 Zefiro Express 250 km/h trainsets, which the national passenger operator says will complement its refurbished X2000 fleet as ‘the best travel product in Sweden and Scandinavia’, meeting the demand for ‘climate-smart, comfortable and efficient’ ...

  • TGV M 1003 power car 22003 (Photo: Romain Vergnères)
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    TGV M power cars transported from Belfort to La Rochelle

    2022-04-04T12:01:00Z

    FRANCE: Power cars from the first of the TGM M trainsets ordered under SNCF’s TGV of the Future programme, branded Avelia Horizon by the manufacturer, have been transported from Alstom’s Belfort factory to La Rochelle.

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    Amtrak unveils the interiors of the next generation of Acela trains

    2022-04-01T13:27:00Z

    USA: Amtrak and Alstom have unveiled the interiors of the 28 Avelia Liberty trainsets ordered for use on Acela Express services on the 735 km Northeast Corridor between New York, Washington DC and Boston. Formed of two short-wheelbase power cars and nine ...

  • The European Commission has approved the planned merger of cross-border high speed train operators Thalys and Eurostar.
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    Merger approval ‘should ensure the rebound and growth ambitions of Thalys and Eurostar’, says SNCF

    2022-03-31T11:58:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Commission has approved the planned merger of cross-border high speed train operators Thalys and Eurostar. SNCF Voyageurs told Railway Gazette International the merger ‘should ensure the rebound and growth ambitions of Thalys and Eurostar.’ Announcing its decision on March 29, the Commission said ...

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    UK export financing to support completion of Ankara – Izmir high speed corridor

    2022-03-21T10:19:00Z

    TURKEY: UK Export Finance has agreed to guarantee £1·8bn through its Buyer Credit Scheme to support construction of the Polatlı – Izmir high speed line, which will create a more direct route between the capital and Turkey’s third largest city.

  • Amtrak has ordered a fleet of tilting trains from Alstom for use on its premium Acela Express service on the Northeast Corridor.
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    Federal funds allocated to Atlanta – Savannah high speed line study

    2022-03-14T17:06:00Z

    USA: The Senate has allocated $8m to conduct an environmental impact study for a proposed 400 km high speed line between Savannah and Atlanta via Macon. 

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    London Euston HS2 station designs updated

    2022-03-09T15:07:00Z

    UK: High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd has published updated design concepts for the future high speed line terminus at London Euston station. The designs have been developed by a consortium of Arup, WSP and Grimshaw Architects for the joint venture of Mace and Dragados ...

  • The French government has established public corporations to handle the financing of three major high speed line projects.
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    High speed line financing corporations established

    2022-03-09T12:00:00Z

    FRANCE: The government has established public corporations to handle the financing of three major high speed line projects. The three are the Ligne Nouvelle Provence Côte d’Azur between Marseille and Nice, the Grand Projet du Sud-Ouest from Bordeaux to Toulouse, and the Ligne Nouvelle Montpellier – ...

  • Haramain High Speed Rail train at KLIA airport
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    First cohort of Saudi women begins train driver training

    2022-03-09T08:59:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: After receiving 28 000 applications from women for 30 high speed train driving vacancies, Renfe is about to begin training the successful candidates. According to the Spanish operator, the first trains to be driven by Saudi women should be running between Makkah and Madinah ...

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    Vossloh to supply rail fastenings for Laixi – Rongcheng line

    2022-03-01T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Vossloh has been selected to supply rail fastenings for use in the construction of the 193 km Laixi – Rongcheng passenger-dedicated line in Shandong province. Authorised in August 2020 and under construction since October that year, the 350 km/h line is intended to provide a ...

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    ILSA to add a third partner

    2022-02-22T13:53:00Z

    SPAIN: Intermodalidad de Levante, the high speed joint venture between Trenitalia and Air Nostrum, is poised to agree a deal with Globalvia under which it would become the third partner in the business. Globalvia, a motorway and urban transport infrastructure concessionaire owned by three investment funds, ...