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  • JR Central has raised the maximum speed on the  Tokaido Shinkansen to 285 km/h (Photo: Akihiro Nakamura)
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    JR Central targets Shinkansen business travellers with work-oriented offering

    2021-09-13T13:16:00Z

    JAPAN: Central Japan Railway Company is to revamp its offering for business travellers using Tokaido Shinkansen services, in response to changing travel patterns and working practices driven by the coronavirus pandemic.

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    ADIF AV calls tenders to complete Almería – Murcia high speed corridor

    2021-09-10T08:49:00Z

    SPAIN: Following approval by the infrastructure ministry at the end of August, ADIF Alta Velocidad is to call tenders for construction of 31 km of high speed line between Lorca and Pulpí, one of the final stretches of the high speed corridor between Almería and Murcia. The budgeted cost is €197∙5m, and the resulting contract would run for 34 months.

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    First ILSA ETR1000 high speed train starts trials

    2021-09-07T12:38:00Z

    SPAIN: Open access operator ILSA announced on September 6 that the first of its 23 ETR1000 high speed trainsets had arrived in Spain from Italy and would commence running trials this week on the 44∙4 km Figueres – Perpignan cross-border route through the Pyrenees. Testing will ...

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    Private sector executive to head Turkish rail infrastructure manager

    2021-09-06T10:03:00Z

    TURKEY: The head of a major rail contractor and equipment supplier which is also the country’s first private passenger service operator has been appointed as the head of infrastructure manager TCDD. Abdülkerim Murat Atik was appointed as Chairman & CEO of TCDD on September 3, by ...

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    Three shortlisted for HS2 Interchange station construction contract

    2021-09-01T09:32:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd has shortlisted three bidders for the £370m contract for the detailed design and construction of the High Speed 2 Interchange station to the east of Birmingham. Invitations to tender have been issued to: Laing O’Rourke Construction; Skanska Construction UK; Unity Joint Venture ...

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    Delta offers air passengers through travel by Thalys

    2021-09-01T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Delta Air Lines and Thalys have launched an Air+Rail programme enabling air passengers to make a through booking including high speed rail travel from Amsterdam Schiphol airport to Brussels or Antwerpen. ‘This Air+Rail programme with Thalys is just the beginning, as we look to offer ...

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    High Speed: Sapporo in sight as tunnellers tackle Hokkaido’s hills

    2021-08-18T08:00:00Z

    Construction of the 212 km second phase of the Hokkaido Shinkansen from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Sapporo offers the prospect of a 5 h journey time from Tokyo once the line is completed in 2030-31. Mike Bent investigates.

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    Rail Business UK

    Viewpoint: Help needed to restore HS1 as the UK’s ‘green gateway’

    2021-08-17T10:00:00Z

    Britain’s sole high speed railway and its link to continental Europe, High Speed 1 can lead the transport decarbonisation charge, but it needs support to bounce back from Covid-19 first, argues HS1 Ltd Chief Executive Dyan Crowther.

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    High Speed: Competition enlivens the European market

    2021-08-16T10:06:00Z

    Instead of our regular World Speed Survey, we offer a snapshot of high speed rail developments at a time when the world is still grappling with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Murray Hughes investigates.

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    India: Building towards a high speed network

    2021-08-06T07:55:00Z

    With construction of the Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line starting to ramp up, National HSR Corp is finalising detailed project plans for another seven corridors, as outgoing Managing Director Achal Khare* explains to Chris Jackson.

  • RENFE plans to deploy its Series 102 and 112 AVE trainsets on the Granada services.
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    ADIF AV lets contract to build first section of Cantabrian high speed line

    2021-07-30T09:35:00Z

    SPAIN: ADIF Alta Velocidad has awarded Sacyr Construcciones a 36-month contract worth €77∙3m to for civil works on a 20∙8 km section of high speed line between Palencia Norte and Amusco.

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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.

  • Impression of Texas Central high speed line between Dallas and Houston.
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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.