Archive for category: High Speed Rail

Bidders shortlisted for West Coast Partnership and South Eastern franchises

The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) has published bidder shortlists for both the West Coast Partnership (WCP), which will incorporate the first HS2 services, and future South Eastern franchise agreements. The WCP will replace the current InterCity West Coast franchise operated by Virgin and Stagecoach from April 2019. As well as the existing intercity service, […]
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California High-Speed Rail Authority to invest $115m towards new LA underground rail

A partnership has been struck between the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CAHSRA) and the Los Angeles Metro Transportation Authority (Metro) to improve connectivity in Southern California. CAHSRA will invest $115 million to help fund Metro’s Regional Connector Transit Project, an underground light rail system which will cost around $1.75 billion and better connect existing lines in […]
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Renfe orders 15 new high-speed trains from Talgo in €495m deal

Renfe has taken up the option for an additional 15 high-speed trains from Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Talgo. The option was included in an initial deal that the state-owned Spanish operator made with Talgo for 15 Avril trains back in November 2016. In total, the contract is worth €495 million, €242.7 million for the purchase of the variable […]
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DB to modernise Intercity-Express 3 fleet

Deutsche Bahn is spending €210 million on modernising its ICE-3 high-speed trains to improve reliability and passenger comfort. The 66 trains will be sent to the firm’s maintenance facility, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung, in Nuremberg to be redesigned after 15 years in operation. Additional space will be created for luggage, strollers and wheelchairs, modern seating will be installed as […]
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Systra and Meinhardt win consultancy contracts for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail

MyHSR Corporation has awarded two reference design consultancy contracts for the Malaysian-Singapore high-speed rail project. Systra and Meinhardt have secured the deal from the firm responsible for the development of the new corridor, which is one of the largest transport infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia. The first of the contracts covers the civil reference design works of the […]
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HS2 submits proposal to develop Birmingham’s Curzon Street station

The historic Old Curzon Street station in Birmingham could be brought back to life. HS2 – with the help of Atkins – has submitted a proposal to Birmingham City Council to make alterations to the Grade 1-listed building. Currently vacant, the council-owned building is known as the world’s oldest surviving piece of monumental railway architecture and is […]
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Bombardier secures €73m contract to build high-speed trains for China

Bombardier’s Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang Transportation (BST), has been awarded a contract to supply 40 high-speed train cars for Guangxi’s high-speed railway. The firm announced today (April 25) that it will supply the CRH1A-A new generation high-speed train cars, which are manufactured in Qingdao, to the Nanning Railway Bureau, a regional bureau of the China Railway […]
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California High Speed Rail Authority CEO to step down

The CEO of the California high-speed rail project – what would be the USA’s first true high-speed rail network – has announced he is to step down. After five years with the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), Jeff Morales has announced his decision to resign in a letter sent to governor Jerry Brown and the […]
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Next step for £2.75bn HS2 train contract

HS2 has submitted a contract notice to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), formally launching the £2.75 billion contract for the design, manufacture and maintenance of around 60 new high-speed trains. Hundreds of jobs will be created by the contract, says HS2, which went on to say it would be working closely with suppliers and […]
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HS2 appoints design and construction team for Toton hub station

Architects from Weston Williamson + Partners (WWP) and engineers from Aecom have been awarded the contract to design and build the East Midlands hub station at Toton. WWP is already involved in the design of the HS2 stations at Old Oak Common in West London, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport and will now work on the Toton station, which […]
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Bechtel awarded HS2 Phase 2b contract

California-based construction and civil engineering firm Bechtel has been chosen as the preferred bidder to become the development partner for HS2 Phase 2b. The role had initially been awarded to CH2M but following the threat of legal action over a potential conflict of interest it withdrew from the £170 million deal. At the time, CH2M said […]
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