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High-Speed Rail - Articles and news items

Baltic States sign agreement for implementation of Rail Baltica project

Rail industry news / 1 February 2017 /

The Prime Ministers of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have signed an intergovernmental agreement on the implementation of the Rail Baltica project.

High-Speed Rail in-depth focus 2017

Issue 1 2017, Supplements, Z Homepage promo / 31 January 2017 /

In this supplement: maintaining momentum for high-speed rail; the state of play and vision for European development; Poland’s modern Express Intercity Premium Trains; and a roundtable with industry experts…

ÖBB Railjet – technology that moves

Issue 1 2017 / 31 January 2017 /

Railjet is the most modern high-speed train in ÖBB’s fleet and connects the whole of Austria with Germany, Switzerland, Hungary and the Czech Republic (and from 2018 with Italy as well) at up to 230km/h on a regular schedule. Here ÖBB’s Head of High-Speed and Long-Distance Services, Kurt Bauer, explains that passengers travel at the highest levels of comfort and can also take advantage of a new and improved Wi-Fi system including service and infotainment offerings on all Railjets equipped with Railnet.

Poland’s modern Express InterCity Premium trains

Issue 1 2017 / 31 January 2017 /

PKP InterCity has invested in purchasing 20 modern high-speed Pendolino trains to improve passenger services. For European Railway Review, Marek Chraniuk, President of the Board at PKP InterCity, gives a technical overview of the new fleet as well as their on-board features specifically designed to provide passengers with a premium level of travelling comfort.

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.

A high-speed future – what do passengers want?

Issue 6 2016 / 23 November 2016 /

The UK’s High Speed 2 project has the potential to transform travel between major cities – but what do passengers really want from the new railway service? In this article Ian Wright, Head of Insight from Transport Focus, explains that understanding the needs of passengers is a crucial element if the project is to be delivered successfully.

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.

 

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