Archive for category: High Speed Rail

SNCF awards €3 billion train order for next generation TGVs

Photo: Alstom.Alstom has received a €2.7 billion order from SNCF for 100 next-generation Avelia Horizon very high-speed TGV trains.
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Plans revealed for £10bn high-speed railway to connect with Britain’s busiest airports, HS1 and HS2

Photo: WestonWilliamson+Partners.Developers are submitting plans for a new high-speed line to the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) in response to a call for market-led proposals. Named ‘HS4Air’, the proposed £10 billion railway will connect HS1 at Ashford to HS2 North West of London with stops at Heathrow and Gatwick airports and a spur connection to the Great […]
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Malaysia now looks to postpone, not scrap, high-speed railway with Singapore

A computer generated image of the planned Bandar Malaysia station. Photo: MyHSR.Services on the high-speed line were originally scheduled to begin in December 2026.
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Prague-Dresden high-speed rail tunnel to be designed by DB

The Czech Republic's transport ministry has announced that Deutsche Bahn will design the Krušné Hory tunnel, a key project in the proposed €5 billion high-speed line between Prague and Dresden.
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Malaysia’s new PM scraps Kuala Lumpur–Singapore high-speed rail

A computer generated image of the planned high-speed station at Seremban, Malaysia. Photo: MyHSR.Speaking at a media briefing at the weekend, Mahathir Mohamad said that the 350km line is "not beneficial" and will cost "a huge sum of money", adding that Malaysia "will make no money at all from" it.
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Bechtel to project manage Texas Bullet Train development

Credit: Texas Central.Fluor Enterprise and the Lane Construction Corporation were previously selected to perform pre-construction planning with engineering support from WSP.
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HS1 plans direct high-speed link between London and Bordeaux

Photo: HS1 Ltd.The owner and operator of the UK's first high-speed line has revealed it is in advanced discussions with three international operators to launch a direct high-speed train from London to Bordeaux.
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Plans revealed for high-speed rail link between Melbourne and Geelong

Planners in Victoria, Australia, have been tasked with investigating the cost and requirements of building a high-speed line between Melbourne and the state's second biggest city, Geelong.
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Turkish State Railways orders more Siemens high-speed trains

Turkish State Railways (TCDD) has placed a €340 million order for 10 more Velaro trains to expand its high-speed train fleet.
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Thalys to launch Amsterdam-Disneyland Paris service from 2019

Photo: Juergen Bosse.The new service will travel via Schiphol, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brussels and Charles de Gaulle airport before terminating at the French town, which is located near to Disneyland Paris. 
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Civils works consortia chosen for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed line

An artist's impression of Iskandar Puteri, one of seven stations on the high-speed line. Photo: MyHSR.Contracts will be awarded once negotiations between parties have concluded.
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