Archive for category: High Speed Rail

Bechtel to project manage Texas Bullet Train development

Credit: Texas Central.Fluor Enterprise and the Lane Construction Corporation were previously selected to perform pre-construction planning with engineering support from WSP.
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HS1 plans direct high-speed link between London and Bordeaux

Photo: HS1 Ltd.The owner and operator of the UK's first high-speed line has revealed it is in advanced discussions with three international operators to launch a direct high-speed train from London to Bordeaux.
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Plans revealed for high-speed rail link between Melbourne and Geelong

Planners in Victoria, Australia, have been tasked with investigating the cost and requirements of building a high-speed line between Melbourne and the state's second biggest city, Geelong.
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Turkish State Railways orders more Siemens high-speed trains

Turkish State Railways (TCDD) has placed a €340 million order for 10 more Velaro trains to expand its high-speed train fleet.
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Thalys to launch Amsterdam-Disneyland Paris service from 2019

Photo: Juergen Bosse.The new service will travel via Schiphol, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brussels and Charles de Gaulle airport before terminating at the French town, which is located near to Disneyland Paris. 
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Civils works consortia chosen for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed line

An artist's impression of Iskandar Puteri, one of seven stations on the high-speed line. Photo: MyHSR.Contracts will be awarded once negotiations between parties have concluded.
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Major disruption to train services in France as three months of rail strikes begin

April 3, or "Black Tuesday" as French media have labelled it, marked the start of three months of rolling nationwide strikes, which will see SNCF staff strike two days in every five until June 28.
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Eurostar announces launch date for Amsterdam service

Photo: Eurostar.It follows a number of test drives on the Dutch high-speed network and the building of Eurostar terminals in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
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Consortia picked for Lyon-Turin rail link tunnelling work

Photo: TELT.Tunnel Euralpin Lyon-Turin has awarded the majority of the tunnelling project management contracts for the Lyon-Turn rail link.
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Texas Central picks Houston location for high-speed station

A rendering of the Houston 'Bullet' train station. Photo: Texas Central.Texas Central has revealed the 45-acre site in Houston on which it hopes to build a high-speed station.
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Talgo to convert overnight coaches into high speed trains

Photo: Talgo.State-owned operator Renfe has awarded Talgo a €107 million contract to convert 156 overnight coaches into high-speed trains.
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