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Five companies shortlisted for HS2 train fleet BRITAIN’s HS2 Ltd has shortlisted five train builders to bid for a contract worth around £2.75bn to design, build and maintain at least 54 360km/h trains for entry into service in 2026 on the London - Birmingham first phase of the planned high-speed network which will eventually extend to Manchester and Leeds.
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THE board of Italian open-access high-speed operator NTV has decided to exercise an option for five additional Pendolino Evo trains. NTV awarded Alstom a €460m contract in October 2015 to supply eight seven-car Pendolinos and maintain...
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THE chairman of Italy’s open-access high-speed rail operator NTV, Mr Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, has confirmed that the company will launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the stock exchange in 2018. NTV was set up...
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BRITAIN’s HS2 Ltd has shortlisted five train builders to bid for a contract worth around £2.75bn to design, build and maintain at least 54 360km/h trains for entry into service in 2026 on the London...
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THE Canadian province of Ontario is to establish a high-speed rail planning advisory board to provide strategic support and community engagement as the province pursues its plans to build a $C 7.5bn ($US 5.86bn) high-speed...
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THE first test run with a Talgo high-speed train was conducted on the southern section of Saudi Arabia’s Haramain high-speed line between Jeddah and Mecca on October 17.Dr Rumaih Al-Rumaih, head of Saudi Arabia’s General...
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SPANISH rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has announced details of a long-term plan for the British market, which includes establishing a plant and creating a localised supply chain.   Talgo is targeting high-speed and commuter rolling stock supply...
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MALAYSIA’s prime minister, Mr Najib Razak, says that land acquisition has started for the construction of the 350km high-speed linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, while three months of public consultation to allow people to comment...
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FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) said on October 11 that the number of passengers using TGV services to travel between Paris and Toulouse has doubled since the opening of the Sud Europe Atlantique high-speed line on...
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THE Lithuanian parliament voted on October 10 in favour the Rail Baltica project to build an 870km standard-gauge 240km/h mixed-traffic railway linking the Baltic state capitals with Poland and the broader European railway network, thereby...
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A consortium led by German Rail (DB) has emerged as the frontrunner in a tender to select an “early train operator” for the California high-speed rail network. DB Engineering & Consulting USA, a consortium of DB...

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