Archive for category: High Speed Rail

High-speed deal between Texas Central and Houston

The mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner and Texas Central have reached an agreement to collaborate on the economic development of the planned Texas Bullet Train.
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Progress for Texas’ high-speed railway

Texas Central Rail Holdings has reached an agreement with engineering firm Fluor Corporation and the Lane Construction Corporation to advance the development of its 240 mile high-speed line.
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HS2 asked to look again at Birmingham Interchange station plans

HS2 has received a request from the organisation leading the West Midland's Hub development to modify its design for the Birmingham Interchange station.
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Geotechnical work underway for California’s high-speed railway

Geotechnical work has begun in Pacheco Pass, Santa Clara, as California moves ahead with planning for the United States' first high-speed railway.
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HS2 under the microscope

On a single day in July, more than 100 documents relating to HS2 were published on the Department for Transport’s website – not so surprising when you realise that parliament’s summer recess was looming. Some of the papers were more extensive than others but it still amounted to something like 115 seperate items. This month, […]

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HS1 sold to new consortium

Britain’s first purpose-built high-speed line has new owners after a deal was confirmed at the end of last week. Borealis – the infrastructure investment arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension fund – and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan bought the concession to run the railway for £2.1 billion in November, 2010. That […]
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Final HS2 route published

The UK government has revealed its finalised route for the final two phases of HS2. Notable changes include adopting the new ‘M18/Eastern route’ between Derbyshire and West Yorkshire and proposals for a new hub station in Crewe. HS2 had originally proposed running the eastern leg of Phase 2b between Sheffield and Rotherham, and building a […]
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HS2 awards £6.6bn Phase One construction contracts

HS2 has awarded construction contracts worth £6.6 billion for the first phase of the high-speed line between London and Birmingham. Four of the nine contractors who bid for the seven construction packages have been succesful. A breakdown of the winning bidders and construction packages given by the Department for Transport (DfT) is included below: Area […]
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Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF to open train production plant in Wales

Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF will open a train production plant in South Wales next year, the company has announced. Around 300 jobs will be created at the site near Newport when it opens in the autumn. Previously, the company has supplied rolling stock to UK companies – the likes of Midland Metro and Edinburgh Trams – […]
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FS signs €1.2bn high-speed deal with Iran

FS Group and Iranian Railways have signed an agreement to develop the Middle Eastern country’s high-speed network. The deal covers scientific cooperation and staff training and is part of an initial framework contract in 2016 for the development of the Qom to Arak and Tehran to Hamedan high-speed lines. Back in 2016, FS agreed to […]
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State approval for Moscow-Kazan high-speed line designs

Russia’s state review board, Glavgosexpertiza, has approved designs for the third and fourth stages of the construction of the Moscow to Kazan high-speed line. The designs cover the preparatory work, construction of the railway as well as associated construction work from Zheleznodorozhnaya station, in the Moscow region, to the Vladimir High-Speed railway station, in the Vladimir region. […]
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