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High-Speed Rail - Articles and news items

Sapsan Trains passenger numbers increased by more than one-third in 2016

Rail industry news / 10 January 2017 /

According to JSC Russian Railways, high-speed Sapsan Trains have seen a 37.4 percent increase in passengers during 2016.

Renfe awards high-speed train contract to Talgo

Rail industry news / 28 November 2016 /

Spain’s national train operator Renfe has awarded a contract to supply and maintain up to 30 hi-speed trains to Talgo.

FRA proposes safety standard updates allowing high-speed trains in the U.S.

Rail industry news / 22 November 2016 /

The U.S. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced proposals for safety standard updates that will aid the introduction of high-speed trains.

Government confirms preferred HS2 Phase 2 route

Rail industry news / 15 November 2016 /

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has set out the Government’s preferred HS2 Phase 2 route and announces £900m preparatory work contract.

Government confirms new West Coast franchise will operate WCML & HS2 services

Rail industry news / 4 November 2016 /

The UK government has confirmed the new West Coast franchise will combine the West Coast Main Line with the development and introduction of High Speed 2 (HS2) services.

Government reaffirms commitment to HS2 construction

Rail industry news / 12 October 2016 /

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has reiterated Government commitment to pressing ahead with the UK’s next high speed rail link, HS2.

InnoTrans: Stadler unveils EC250 ‘Giruno’ low floor high-speed train

Rail industry news / 22 September 2016 /

Stadler and operator SBB have unveiled the EC250/Giruno low floor high electric multiple unit (EMU) which will enter service on the Basle/Zürich – Milan route via the Gotthard Base Tunnel.

Interior designs of the new TGV Océane revealed

Rail industry news / 15 September 2016 /

French National Railways (SNCF) has unveiled interior designs of the new TGV Océane at Paris-Montparnasse Vaugirard station.

Innovation partnership to develop next-generation TGV

Rail industry news / 12 September 2016 /

SNCF and Alstom have joined forces through an innovation partnership which will help create the next-generation TGV.

Norway’s Flytoget Airport Express Trains to receive high-speed passenger Wi-Fi

Rail industry news / 9 September 2016 /

Passengers on-board Flytoget Airport Express Trains will soon be able to make use of high-speed passenger Wi-Fi on services to and from Oslo Airport, Gardermoen.

High-Speed Rail Developments supplement 2016

Issue 5 2016, Supplements, Z Homepage promo / 6 September 2016 /

In this High-Speed Rail Developments Supplement, Andrew McNaughton, Chief Engineer & Technical Director of HS2 provides an update of the project; Turkish high-speed expansion is covered by İsa Apaydın, Director General of TCDD; and Ailie MacAdam, Director of HSRIL addresses skills challenges within the industry…

Recognising the advantages of high-speed

Railway Extra / 5 September 2016 /

Torkel Patterson, Vice-Chairman of the International High-Speed Rail Association, discusses the advantages of high-speed rail over other modes of transportation, particularly between viable city-pairs that can support a frequent service…


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