High speed rail industry news – Page 9

  • Evidence that high speed rail competes effectively against air came was presented to Terrapinn’s World Rail festival in Amsterdam by Serafino Lo Piano, Head of Sales, Long-Distance Rail, at Trenitalia.
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    High speed rail wins market share

    2020-01-08T14:30:00Z

    ITALY: Evidence that high speed rail competes effectively against air was presented to Terrapinn’s World Rail Festival in Amsterdam by Serafino Lo Piano, Head of Sales, Long-Distance Rail, at Trenitalia. Since the launch of the Frecciarossa brand 10 years ago, he said, rail’s share of the market ...

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    ORR publishes final determination of High Speed 1 costs

    2020-01-08T09:55:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has published its periodic review of Channel Tunnel Rail Link concessionaire HS1 Ltd’s charges and maintenance plans for the five years starting on April 1 2020. HS1 Ltd has a 30-year concession to manage the 108 km high speed line ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Stakeholders respond to Lord Berkeley’s High Speed 2 dissenting report

    2020-01-06T11:43:00Z

    UK: Lord Tony Berkeley published a dissenting report into the High Speed 2 project on January 5, calling it ‘the wrong and expensive solution’ to providing better north–south inter-city services and improving services in the Midlands and North of England. He was Deputy Chair of the review ...

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    Joint venture awarded Chinese high speed train contract

    2020-01-02T10:56:00Z

    CHINA: The Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture has been awarded a 2·97bn yuan contract to supply China State Railway Group with a further 10 16-car CR400AF 350 km/h trainsets by mid-2020. The contract announced on January 1 is the third order for the CR400AF to be ...

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    Beijing – Zhangjiakou PDL inaugurated with national timetable change

    2019-12-30T10:55:00Z

    CHINA: The 174 km Passenger-Dedicated Line running northwest from Beijing to Zhangjiakou was opened for revenue service on December 30, along with the 53 km branch from Xiahuayuan Bei to Taizicheng which has been built to serve the Chongli Olympic Village and venues for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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    Openings expand Chinese high speed rail network

    2019-12-23T12:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 313 km Xuzhou – Yancheng Passenger-Dedicated Line opened on December 16. It has nine stations and is designed for 250 km/h operation, reducing the fastest journey times from 3 h 51 min on the conventional line to 1 h 31 min on the PDL. The ...

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    Yibin – Guiyang Passenger-Dedicated Line opens

    2019-12-20T12:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 372 km Yibin – Guiyang Passenger-Dedicated Line opened on December 16. It has 11 stations and is designed for 250 km/h operation. This completes the 648 km Chengdu – Guiyang line, following the opening of the initial Chengdu – Leshan section ...

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    Tenders called to rebuild San Sebastián station

    2019-12-20T09:49:00Z

    SPAIN: Tenders were issued on December 12 for reconstruction of the main line station in San Sebastián as part of the ‘Basque Y’ high speed programme. The result will be the partial integration of the existing station with the adjacent, underground, bus station, and the incorporation in the finished complex ...

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    Hitachi Rail STS wins LGV Sud-Est interlocking contract

    2019-12-19T12:12:00Z

    FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau has selected Hitachi Rail STS to supply new interlockings for the modernisation of LGV Sud-Est between Paris and Lyon.

  • RENFE has unveiled the Avlo branding for its future low-cost high speed train service.
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    RENFE to launch Avlo low-cost high speed rail for everyone

    2019-12-11T15:55:00Z

    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has unveiled the Avlo branding for its future low-cost high speed train service. Avlo is to be launched on the Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona corridor on April 6 2020, with tickets to go on sale in January. It would then be expanded ...

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    Haramain launches Jeddah airport service at 300 km/h

    2019-12-11T14:12:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: High speed services to and from Jeddah airport were launched on December 11. The six-track station serving Terminal 1 at King Abdulaziz International Airport is linked to the 450 km Haramain High Speed Railway between Makkah and Madinah by a 6·6 km branch. This includes ...

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    Book review

    Le Monde a Grande Vitesse

    2019-12-01T05:00:00Z

    Launched at the headquarters of the International Union of Railways in Paris, this book on high speed railways by Marie-Pascale Rauzier and François Schuiten has been prepared by Casablanca-based publisher Langages du Sud. In 232 pages it describes 21 high speed rail routes, starting with Tokyo – ...

  • Wuhan – Shiyan high speed line
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    Wuhan – Shiyan high speed line opens

    2019-11-29T11:01:00Z

    CHINA: The 399 km Passenger-Dedicated Line between Wuhan and Shiyan was opened for revenue services on November 29, as the first stage of a direct high speed route linking Wuhan with Xi’an. The city of Shiyan is a major automotive manufacturing centre in the northwest of Hubei ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast sets out plans for West Coast franchise

    2019-11-28T09:00:00Z

    UK: Avanti West Coast was officially unveiled as the brand name for the new West Coast Partnership franchise on November 27. Joint venture partners FirstGroup and Italian national operator Trenitalia explained that ‘Avanti is Italian for “Forward!” and reflects a mission to deliver an innovative railway service ...

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    Three operators awarded Spanish high speed paths

    2019-11-27T16:03:00Z

    SPAIN: High speed infrastructure manager Adif AV has selected three preferred bidders to negotiate 10-year framework agreements enabling them to operate passenger services on the routes from Madrid east to Valencia and Alacant, south to Sevilla and Málaga and north to Barcelona and the French border. The ...

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    Rizhao – Qufu high speed line opens

    2019-11-26T11:17:00Z

    CHINA: The Rizhao to Qufu section of the Rizhao to Lankao Passenger-Dedicated Line opened for revenue services on November 26. Crossing the south of Shandong province from east to west, the 235 km long line designed for 350 km/h operation connects the port of Rizhao on the ...

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    Favourable opinion on Firenze high speed tunnel

    2019-11-22T12:49:00Z

    The tunnel will significantly reduce travel times by avoiding the need for trains to reverse at the existing Santa Maria Novella terminus. ITALY: A cost:benefit analysis has come out in favour of continuing with the project to build 7 km twin-bore high speed rail tunnel and Belfiore ...

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    Siemens rolls out new Turkish Velaro

    2019-11-22T12:28:00Z

    TURKEY: Siemens has unveiled the first of 12 Velaro high speed trainsets ordered by Turkish national operator TCDD Taşımacılık at the supplier’s Düsseldorf plant on November 13. Due to arrive in Ankara by the end of November, the train is expected to enter passenger service in February ...

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    Africa’s first high speed line covers its costs

    2019-11-21T15:37:00Z

    MOROCCO: Speaking at a press conference on November 20, Moroccan National Railways Director General Mohamed Rabie Khlie told media representatives that the high speed Al Boraq service launched by King Mohamed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron on November 15 2018 had carried 2·5 million passengers in ...

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    First Amtrak Avelia emerges

    2019-11-20T16:49:00Z

    USA: The first of 28 Avelia Liberty trainsets being assembled by Alstom to operate Amtrak’s Acela Express services has been outshopped at the manufacturer’s Hornell plant, ahead of the start of test running. Ordered in 2016 as part of a $2·45bn package of ...