All High Speed articles – Page 2

  • 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 ...

  • Impression of a generic HS2 train
    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • China high speed
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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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

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    ICE1 trainsets to be equipped with latest ETCS

    2020-02-14T12:24:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Alstom a contract to retrofit 19 ICE1 high speed trainsets with Baseline 3 compliant ETCS onboard equipment by September 2021. The 19 ICE1 sets which operate into Switzerland were the first to be fitted with ETCS, being equipped in 2007 at ...

  • Construction of the first phase of High Speed 2 is to continue, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 to proceed as government adopts High Speed North vision

    2020-02-11T15:41:00Z

    UK: Construction of the first phase of High Speed 2 is to continue, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons on February 11. In recommitting to the national high speed rail programme, Johnson also said the government intended to rename the sections of HS2 serving ...

  • Lodi derailment (Photo: Polizia di Stato)
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    Frecciarossa 1000 derails at high speed

    2020-02-10T14:47:00Z

    Source: Polizia di Stato ITALY: There are clearly many questions to be answered about the co-ordination of signalling and infrastructure maintenance processes, following the high speed derailment of a Trenitalia Frecciarossa 1000 trainset at Livraga, south of Lodi, on February 6. This was only the second ...

  • Eurostar has announced the start dates for through services between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London.
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    Eurostar confirms start date for Amsterdam – London through services

    2020-02-04T10:04:00Z

    EUROPE: Cross-Channel high speed train operator Eurostar has announced the start dates for through services between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London. This follows an agreement between the governments of the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands enabling the operation of juxtaposed border controls at the Dutch departure ...

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    High speed line signalling contract renewed

    2020-01-31T14:39:00Z

    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded Thales a €68·8m contract to continue to undertake preventive and corrective maintenance of signalling and traffic control systems on the Madrid – Sevilla and Córdoba – Málaga high speed lines for a further 48 months. Thales now has similar contracts ...