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TCDD orders more Velaro HS trains from Siemens TURKISH State Railways (TCDD) has awarded a €340m contract to Siemens to supply 10 more Velaro high-speed trains and to maintain them for three years.
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Morocco is making final preparations for the opening of the 183km high-speed line from Tangiers to Kenitra. Keith Barrow reports on the final stages of this pioneering project.MOROCCAN National Railways (ONCF) says it is on...
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GROWTH in the business market and a further rise in travellers from the United States have helped Eurostar to achieve record first-quarter ridership, according to the latest figures from the international high-speed operator. Passenger numbers increased...
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THE French Council of State has rejected appeals seeking to overturn the Declaration of Public Utility (DUP) authorising the Grand Southwestern Railway Project (GPSO), which will extend the Sud-Europ Atlantique high-speed line from Bordeaux to...
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TURKISH State Railways (TCDD) has awarded a €340m contract to Siemens to supply 10 more Velaro high-speed trains and to maintain them for three years.This latest order will increase TCDD’s fleet of 300km/h Velaro trains...
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ITALIAN State Railways (FS) rail freight subsidiary Mercitalia has unveiled plans to launch high-speed rail freight services in a bid to gain a share of the market for high-value time-sensitive goods. The service, branded Mercitalia Fast,...
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MYHSR, which is responsible for building the Malaysian portion of the 350km Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed line, has selected two consortia as project delivery partners to design and implement the civil works for the...
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THE European Commission (EC) has approved the acquisition of Italian open-access high-speed operator Italo-NTV by the US-based Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) III equity fund. The Commission says it has concluded that the proposed acquisition would not...
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THALYS has announced it is planning to launch new services from Amsterdam to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Marne-la-Vallée, the station serving Disneyland Paris, in April 2019. The service will operate twice-daily with a journey...
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TESTING of Swiss Federal Railways’ (SBB) new fleet of RABEe 501 Giruno high-speed EMUs reached a milestone over the Easter weekend, when one of trains carried out a series of 275km/h runs in the Gotthard...
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TRACKLAYING is underway on the 253km Yerkoy - Sivas section of the 405km high-speed line under construction between the Turkish capital Ankara and Sivas in Anatolian province after a ground-breaking ceremony was held on March...

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