All High Speed articles – Page 4

  • 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 ...

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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
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    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 ...

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    EU co-financing for Galician high speed line

    2020-01-27T15:31:00Z

    SPAIN: The European Commission is to provide a €226m grant to support the €2·1bn cost for constructing 48·5 km of the 83·3 km Lubián – Taboadela section of the high speed line running north west from Olmedo to Zamora and Ourense. The route traverses a remote ...

  • The National Audit Office has published the High Speed Two: A Progress Update report
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    National Audit Office makes HS2 recommendations

    2020-01-24T00:05:00Z

    UK: The High Speed 2 programme is over budget and behind schedule because the Department for Transport, HS2 Ltd and government underestimated the complexity and risks, according to the National Audit Office’s High Speed Two: A Progress Update report published on January 24. NAO said ...

  • The special Bordeaux - Rennes TGV travelled via the ‘virgule’ at Sablé-sur-Sarthe.
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    ‘Father Christmas’ helps fund Bordeaux – Toulouse high speed line

    2020-01-23T09:52:00Z

    SNCF Réseau has estimated that TGVs could link Toulouse with Paris in just over 3 h using the Tours - Bordeaux high speed line which opened in July 2017. FRANCE: Construction of the 222 km high speed line from Bordeaux to Toulouse may start in two ...

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    Joint venture to provide maintenance services for 71 Chinese high speed trains

    2020-01-20T16:38:00Z

    CHINA: China State Railway Group has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 2·45bn yuan contract to provide maintenance services for 71 CRH1A-A, CRH1A, CRH1B, CRH1E and CRH380D high speed trainsets totalling 656 cars. The work will be completed by the end of 2020. ...

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    Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway Co IPO raises 30·7bn yuan

    2020-01-16T12:46:00Z

    CHINA: Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway Co Ltd made its debut on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on January 16, following one of the biggest mainland Chinese IPOs of the past decade. The sale of 6·29 billion shares, about 12·8% of the total, at 4·88 yuan per share, raised ...

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    Barcelona – Valencia trains accelerated as Vandellòs cut-off opens

    2020-01-16T09:43:00Z

    SPAIN: Commercial services began using a 46·5 km cut-off between Camp de Tarragona and Vandellòs on January 13, when ADIF completed a further section of upgrading on the Barcelona – Valencia Mediterranean Corridor.

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    Haramain signalling maintenance contract awarded

    2020-01-14T13:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Xrail Group has been awarded a seven-year contract to undertake corrective and preventive maintenance of the ETCS Level 2 signalling and technical buildings on the Haramain High Speed Rail line, acting as subcontractor to Siemens Mobility. Xrail will provide 24/7 support from six maintenance ...

  • 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 ...

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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 ...