Archive for category: High Speed Rail

DB launches new high-speed Berlin-Munich service

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has launched a new 300 km/h ICE service between Berlin and Munich which will cut journey times between the two cities by up to two hours.
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Japan’s entry into Britain’s rail franchising

Mitsui and the East Japan Railway Company arrive on the UK franchise scene with different backgrounds but both hope to carve out a reputation on one of the world's busiest railways.
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DB confirmed as early train operator for California high-speed rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has confirmed that DB Engineering and Consulting has been awarded an early train operator services contract to assist with the United State's first high-speed railway.
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DB confirmed as early train operator for California high-speed rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has confirmed that DB Engineering and Consulting has been awarded an early train operator services contract to assist with the United State's first high-speed railway.
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Happy birthday HS1: A look back at the launch of Britain’s first high-speed line

Ten years ago today the first Eurostar train service on the Channel Tunnel rail link - HS1 - departed from London St Pancras International station for Paris at 11:03am - marking the full opening of the high-speed line.
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DfT assesses feasibility of a hyperloop in the UK

A hyperloop system would have a transformative impact on the UK, enabling people to “live anywhere within the country and easily commute great distances.” That is one of the key findings from the Department for Transport’s Science Advisory Council (SAC), which has met to assess the feasibility of the transport mode and provide independent advice […]
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Global Rail Round-up: the future TGV and HS2 releases train-building shortlist

If you've missed the big headlines from this week but want to stay up to date we've got you covered.
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Building HS2’s trains: what you need to know about the 5 bidders

As each rolling stock manufacturer works to finalise its bid ahead of the invitation to tender in spring 2018, we take a look at the companies' capability and capacity to build high-speed trains for one of Britain's most lucrative train contracts.
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HS2 reveals shortlist for £2.75bn train building contract

Five rolling stock manufacturers have been shortlisted to build the trains for HS2.
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€600m loan to fund expansion of Spain’s high-speed rail network

The company that manages Spain's high-speed rail network, Adif Alta Velocidad, has signed a £600 million loan agreement to improve links between the Basque capitals.
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‘Key milestones’ reached in development of next generation TGV

The announcement was made as part of an update on commitments made between itself and the French Government to maintain rail activities in Belfort, which was prompted by Alstom's decision in 2016 to cease locomotive production at the site.
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