Archive for category: High Speed Rail

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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ProRail and NS fined for high-speed rail performance failures

Railway operator NS and infrastructure manager ProRail have been fined a total of €2.3 million for failing to meet agreed performance targets on the Netherland’s high-speed rail network (HSL) in 2016. The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure said that overall the performance of the two firms was improved, with passenger and freight disruptions lower than before, but […]
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International consortia bid to become California high-speed rail early operator

California’s high-speed rail authority has received submissions from five international consortia for its early train operator contract (ETO). The consortia include companies from China, Germany, the UK, Italy and Spain. As of the April 4 deadline, the authority had received responses from: China HSR ETO Consortium – China Railway International Co, Ltd Beijing Railway Administration, China […]
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SNCF orders 15 TGV Océane high-speed trains

Alstom’s site in Belfort will build 15 new TGV Duplex Océane trains for SNCF. The order was approved by SNCF Mobility’s board of directors last month and confirmed by Alstom earlier today (March 10). The new units, part of an order for 40 TGV Océane trains signed in 2013, will be delivered between 2019 and 2020 […]
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SNCF orders 15 TGV Océane high-speed trains

Alstom’s site in Belfort will build 15 new TGV Duplex Océane trains for SNCF. The order was approved by SNCF Mobility’s board of directors last month and confirmed by Alstom earlier today (March 10). The new units, part of an order for 40 TGV Océane trains signed in 2013, will be delivered between 2019 and 2020 […]
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HS2 – What happens next?

Royal assent represented the final piece of a complex legislative puzzle for Phase One of HS2. The announcement came as no surprise in the end. Following the hybrid bill’s third reading in the House of Lords in January, it was a simple formality. It means that after several years of consultation and debate HS2 now […]

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Contract awarded for Naples – Cancello high-speed line

Salini Impregilo and Astaldi have been awarded a €397 million contract to design and build the first section of the Naples-Bari high-speed rail link. The first 15.5km segment will go inland from Naples to Cancello. Services will terminate in Naples at the new Napoli Afragola station. Three other new stations – Acerra, Casalnuovo and Centro Commerciale – will […]
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