Archive for category: High Speed Rail

Study launched for Bordeaux Saint Jean station upgrade

Photo: HS1 Ltd.The study will scope the requirements and costs for new border control and security facilities to allow passengers to travel directly to London St Pancras without the need to change trains.
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Renfe to operate Texas Bullet Train

Photo: Texas Central.Renfe runs 5,000 trains daily on 7,500 miles of track. In 2017 it moved more than 487 million passengers and 19.6 million tons of freight.
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Velaro Novo: Siemens’ new approach to high-speed travel

Intended to be lighter and more efficient than its predecessors, the longer cars will, as standard, be coupled into seven-car formations, eliminating both the weight and maintenance requirements of a pair of bogies.
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High-speed railway opens between Hong Kong and China

Photo: MTR Hong Kong.The start of services on the Hong Kong section means that passengers from Hong Kong are now able to connect to 44 mainland destinations using more than 25,000km of high-speed railways.
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Kuala Lumpur–Singapore high-speed rail delayed until 2020

A computer generated image of the planned high-speed station at Seremban, Malaysia. Photo: MyHSR.The news comes after Malaysia’s minister of economic affairs Mohamed Azmin Ali and Singapore’s transport minister Khaw Boon Wan varied the bilateral agreement for the line.
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HS2 phase two MD leaves for job in Canada

Paul Griffiths, the managing director of HS2 phase two, will leave the company at the end of December to become program director for the $40 billion Metrolinx project in Canada.
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Opening date set for Hong Kong section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link

Photo: MTR Corporation.Services on the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link will begin on September 23, officials have confirmed.
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Final section of Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link ready for launch

Photo: MTR Corporation.Once the Hong Kong section is opened the country will be linked to China's network of some 25,000km of high-speed lines. 
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High Speed One renewals programme

What actions are needed when a high-speed railway starts to wear out?
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Five more Pendolinos for Italo-NTV

The 'nose' of the Pendolino ensures a high level of aerodynamics. Photo: Alstom.The train company, Italy's first private high-speed rail operator, has exercised the option from a contract signed in October 2015.
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Tunnel management, Swiss style

Controlling traffic in the world's longest rail tunnel means being ready for any eventuality in terms of both safety and operations.
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