Archive for category: High Speed Rail

Major disruption to train services in France as three months of rail strikes begin

April 3, or "Black Tuesday" as French media have labelled it, marked the start of three months of rolling nationwide strikes, which will see SNCF staff strike two days in every five until June 28.
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Eurostar announces launch date for Amsterdam service

Photo: Eurostar.It follows a number of test drives on the Dutch high-speed network and the building of Eurostar terminals in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
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Consortia picked for Lyon-Turin rail link tunnelling work

Photo: TELT.Tunnel Euralpin Lyon-Turin has awarded the majority of the tunnelling project management contracts for the Lyon-Turn rail link.
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Texas Central picks Houston location for high-speed station

A rendering of the Houston 'Bullet' train station. Photo: Texas Central.Texas Central has revealed the 45-acre site in Houston on which it hopes to build a high-speed station.
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Talgo to convert overnight coaches into high speed trains

Photo: Talgo.State-owned operator Renfe has awarded Talgo a €107 million contract to convert 156 overnight coaches into high-speed trains.
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Firms invited to tender for HS2 station construction contracts

CGI of Old Oak Common.HS2 has confirmed the bidders who have been invited to tender for its two London station construction contracts.
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HS2 reveals station design teams

What Euston station could look like. Photo: Grimshaw.The teams of architects, designers and engineers who will design four stations for HS2 have been revealed. Described by HS2 as the largest new station building programme in the UK since the Victorian age, it will see new stations built in Birmingham city centre, Solihull and London’s Old Oak Common, as well as development work at London Euston. […]
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This is what a high-speed ‘Bullet’ train station could look like in Dallas, Texas

Photo: Texas Central.New renderings have shown how a high-speed "Bullet" train station could change the landscape in the city of Dallas, Texas, the United States.
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HS2 launches £1.5bn track and overhead catenary contract

A potential HS2 train design. Photo: HS2.HS2 is set to launch the search for a contractor to deliver the high-speed line's track and overhead catenary systems, a package which is valued at around £1.5 billion.
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Bombardier Sifang delivers 184 new generation high-speed trains to China

Bombardier has announced its Chinese joint venture Bombardier Sifang has delivered 184 CRH1A-A new generation high-speed train cars for two contracts with China Railway Corporation.
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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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