Archive for category: High Speed Rail

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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CRC orders Bombardier Sifang high-speed trains

China Railway Corp (CRC) has ordered 18 new CRH1A-A high-speed trains from Bombardier’s Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang. The contract is valued at US $284 million and includes 144 new train cars. The Chengdu and Kunming Railway Bureau will operate the new 250 km/h trains within the ‘Diamond Economic Circle’ that links Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi’an, Guiyang and […]
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Royal assent for HS2

The hybrid bill for Phase One of HS2, which will deliver a high-speed rail link between London and the West Midlands, has received royal assent. Royal assent is the final legislative hurdle for this phase of the project, allowing construction of the railway to begin this year as planned. The bill successfully negotiated its third […]
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HS2 Phase 2b design consultants appointed

HS2 has awarded the engineering and environmental design contracts for Phase 2b of the project. CH2M, Arup, an AECOM/Capita/INECO joint venture and a Mott MacDonald/WSP joint venture have all been awarded contracts to support the design phase. CH2M has been named as the Phase 2b Development Partner. Phase 2b will extend the line from Crewe […]
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Framework contract for TGV Wi-Fi signed

Huber+Suhner and ENGIE Ineo have signed a framework contract for the hardware which will deliver a passenger Wi-Fi network on SNCF’s high-speed TGV fleet. Huber+Suhner will supply the passive components for the onboard Wi-Fi network for 140 trains – around half of the TGV fleet. In December 2016, the first TGV train with Wi-Fi went into […]
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Brno and Bratislava exploring Hyperloop link

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), one of the companies developing a Hyperloop evacuated-tube transit system, has announced an exploratory agreement with the city of Brno in the Czech Republic. HTT will look at the feasibility of linking the city with Bratislava, Slovakia, which already has an existing agreement with the company. The Hyperloop system would subsequently look to connect […]
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Competition to select HS2 train builder underway

HS2 has begun the procurement process which will source up to 60 trains for the first phase of Britain’s new high-speed rail network. The £2.75 billion contract, which is expected to be awarded in 2019, includes both the supply and maintenance of the new trains for the London to Birmingham route. The first step involves […]
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Treviglio-Brescia high-speed line opens

Italy’s transport minister, Graziano Delrio, has attended the opening of a new high-speed line between Treviglio and Brescia. The transport minister and other officials were on board a Frecciarossa 1000 for the maiden trip on December 11 – the day the new European timetable was introduced. The Cepav consortium that built the line said more than […]
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