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KLM replaces plane with high speed train

2019-09-17T05:00:00+01:00

EUROPE: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is to replace one of its five daily flights between Brussels and Amsterdam Schiphol with reserved seat capacity on a Thalys high speed train service from March 29 2020.

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Brakes and HVAC ordered for next-generation TGV

2019-09-11T08:00:00+01:00

FRANCE: Alstom has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply the braking systems and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning for SNCF’s next generation of high speed trainsets

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​HS2 benefits ‘substantially undervalued’ amid rising costs

2019-09-03T13:47:00+01:00

UK: The Chairman of High Speed 2 Ltd Allan Cook believes that ‘the benefits of the current scheme are substantially undervalued’, according to a ‘stocktake report’ presented to the House of Commons by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps on September 3.

The West Coast Partnership contract was formally signed by the Department for Transport and First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Ltd on August 28.

West Coast Partnership contract signed

2019-08-29T09:30:00+01:00

UK: The West Coast Partnership contract was formally signed by the Department for Transport and First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Ltd on August 28.

The terms of reference and timeline for an independently-led government review of whether and how to proceed with the High Speed 2 project have been published.

Review to consider whether and how to proceed with High Speed 2

2019-08-21T11:14:35+01:00

UK: The terms of reference and timeline for an independently-led government review of whether and how to proceed with the High Speed 2 project were published by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps on August 21.

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First Trenitalia awarded West Coast Partnership

2019-08-14T08:39:00+01:00

UK: The consortium of FirstGroup (70%) and Trenitalia (30%) has been selected for the West Coast Partnership franchise to operate intercity services on the West Coast Main Line and the first phase of High Speed 2, the Department for Transport announced on August 14.

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Siemens focuses on traffic management and high speed at Railtex

2019-05-29T11:00:00+01:00

SIEMENS: Speaking to Railway Gazette at the Railtex show in Birmingham on May 15, Siemens Mobility’s Director of Control Systems Mike Lewis said that he expects the company to start commissioning its dynamic route setting system at its Derby site next month. This would be followed by the plan/re-plan traffic ...

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