High-speed

The first high-speed railway in California and the United States is starting to take shape following ground breaking on the first section two years ago. Anitra Green reports from the…
Sweden’s proposal to build a new Y-shaped high-speed network between its major cities continues to progress, albeit very slowly. But could the project be about to take a significant step…
JAPAN’s Transport Safety Board has launched an investigation after bogie cracks and an oil leak were discovered on a West Japan Railway Company (JR West) N700 Series Shinkansen train while…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 07:15

Ouigo serves central Paris for the first time

FRENCH National Railways’ (SNCF) low-cost high-speed service, Ouigo, launched services from central Paris for the first time with the start of the new timetable on December 10.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:00

NTV Evo Pendolino trains enter service

THE first four out of 17 Evo Pendolino trains being supplied by Alstom to Italy’s open-access high-speed operator NTV entered service on December 7 between Rome and Venice.
Monday, 11 December 2017 06:59

ICE4 enters regular service in Germany

THE first five 250km/h ICE4 series-production trains which Siemens is supplying to German Rail (DB) entered regular passenger service on December 10 on the Hamburg - Munich and Hamburg -…
TWO special trains were operated on December 8 and a ceremony was staged in Berlin attended by Germany’s chancellor, Mrs Angela Merkel, and federal transport minister Mr Christian Schmidt to…
CRRC Qingdao Sifang has completed the delivery of the nine high-speed trains it is supplying to MTR in Hong Kong for operation on the new Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong…
TURKISH State Railways (TCDD) has invited companies to prequalify by January 25 for a three-stage contract to supply a fleet of 96 250km/h trains with a gradual transfer of technology…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 07:25

Testing begins on Xi’an - Chengdu HSL

THE first test run along the full length of the 643km Xi’an - Chengdu high-speed line took place on November 22, marking a milestone in the construction of the first…
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