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  • Fyra: A high speed train going nowhere


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  • Freight sector gathers at Transport Logistic. Ralf Roman Rossberg reports from München
  • Argentinian concessions revoked
  • Irish compromise on authorisation
  • High speed rail in Russia
  • Keep investing in urban transport
  • Swiss signals must go
  • Change of timetable date?
  • USA aligning with the rest of the world

High speed

  • How fast is fast enough?
    As China continues to pull ahead in the high speed race the fastest scheduled services are starting to polarise into three distinct speed bands, finds Jeremy Hartill of the UK's Railway Performance Society
  • Ready to start in the Central Valley
    A groundbreaking ceremony is imminent following the award of an initial civil works package by California High Speed Rail Authority last month
  • East meets West in joint design
    The first of a fleet of trains for the Kanazawa extension of the Hokuriku Shinkansen will be unveiled shortly


  • National flagship must raise its standard
    The French government unveiled a multi-faceted package of railway reforms on May 29, envisaging a financially-sustainable, publicly-controlled industry group
  • Short line projects start to take off
    A handful of operators has succeeded in launching local freight services in France. Murray Hughes investigates

On-train services

  • There's still a hunger to dine onboard
    Research by the International Rail Catering Group suggests that onboard dining still has a bright future, says IRCG President Roger Williams
  • Food and flexibility
    High speed operator Eurostar International has revamped its on-train catering offer

In focus

  • The monster machine show
    Visitors from more than 80 countries travelled to Münster for the 26th IAF track engineering exhibition where a huge array of equipment was on show
  • Growing traffic during a market downturn
    Polish freight operator Lotos Kolej has managed to increase its market share during the recession. Murray Hughes interviews Rolling Stock Director Marek Smoter
  • Ticketing market keeps evolving
    Several new fare collection technologies were launched at the UITP Mobility & City Transport exhibition in Genève, demonstrating the importance of keeping up with passengers' expectations


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  • An opportunity for investment
    Striking a balance between incremental upgrading and purpose-built high speed rail will be essential to developing the USA's Northeast Corridor, believes Jim Steer.

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