All High Speed articles

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    Chinese network expands again ahead of national timetable change

    2020-07-02T14:54:00Z

    CHINA: A series of new line openings has driven an increase in services across the country with the introduction of a new national timetable on July 1. The 143 km Shanghai – Nantong line has been designed for 200 km/h operation and includes a 1 092 ...

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    SNCF catenary design adopted as HS2 begins electrification procurement

    2020-07-02T14:32:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd has launched the process to procure overhead line equipment for the high speed railway now under construction between London and the West Midlands. The project delivery company announced on July 2 that it was seeking to award two railway systems contracts in a ...

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    Series N700S enters service on Tokaido Shinkansen

    2020-07-02T09:59:00Z

    JAPAN: Central Japan Railway officially launched its first Series N700S high speed trains into revenue service on the Tokaido Shinkansen with a ceremony at Tokyo station on July 1.

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    Dynamic trials start with 600 km/h maglev prototype

    2020-06-26T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first of five ultra-high-speed maglev prototype vehicles has completed its maiden test run on a 1∙5 km guideway at Tonghi University in Shanghai.

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    Partnership to develop 400 km/h high speed train for Russia

    2020-06-25T10:31:00Z

    RUSSIA:· Russian Railways, the Engineering Centre for Railway Transport and Knorr-Bremse have formed a partnership to develop high speed trains which could link Russia’s largest cities at speeds up to 400 km/h. It is envisaged that the first of the very high speed trains could enter service ...

  • A walk-through facial biometric verification system is to be tested which would enable Eurostar passengers to complete ticket checks and border exit processes at London’s St Pancras International station without contact with people or hardware.
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    Eurostar to test facial biometrics for ‘walk-through’ check-in

    2020-06-19T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: A walk-through facial biometric verification system is to be tested which would enable Eurostar passengers to complete ticket checks and border exit processes at London’s St Pancras International station without contact with people or hardware. Passengers opting the use the accelerated pre-boarding option would ...

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    Rail Business UK

    HS2 Ltd launches innovation accelerator

    2020-06-16T15:28:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd announced the launch of an ‘innovation accelerator’ programme on June 16 aimed at attracting start-ups and small businesses to put forward ideas to be incorporated into the first phase of the high speed line between London and the West Midlands. The project ...

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    First trainset for Rielsfera low cost high speed rail services heads to Spain

    2020-06-08T11:40:00Z

    SPAIN: The first of nine double-deck TGV Duplex trainsets being modified for use by SNCF’s Spanish subsidiary Rielsfera was despatched from the Technicentre Est-Européen at Pantin in France on June 6 following the installation of signalling and train protection equipment needed for operation in Spain.

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    Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail project further delayed

    2020-06-05T07:00:00Z

    ASIA: The government of Singapore has agreed to Malaysia’s request for a seven month extension to the pause in project development for the proposed Singapore – Kuala Lumpur high speed line. Malaysia had said it would like to propose some changes to the project, and ...

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    Lazio high speed station agreement signed

    2020-06-03T11:36:00Z

    ITALY: FS Group has reached agreement for the construction of a new station on the Roma – Napoli high speed line to serve the southern part of Lazio region.

  • 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 ...

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    Rail Business UK

    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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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    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 ...

  • 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. ...