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Czechia wants to double speed on railways

Czech rail infrastructure manager SŽDC plans to construct the high-speed railways in the country. They will allow the passenger trains to run at a speed of 320 kilometres per hour that is twice more than...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Eurostar, Thalys and TGV trains at Brussel-Zuid station, source: Maarten Otto via Flickr

Thalys and Eurostar may merge into one entity

European cross-border high-speed railway operators Thalys and Eurostar may merge into one entity. By 2030, the combined company will serve 30 million passengers a year and make a significant contribution to the EU’s ‘shift to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ScotRail train close to Tay Bridge, source: ScotRail

High Speed Train to Highlands

They may be almost fifty years old, but the fastest ever production diesels have a new lease on life serving some iconic destinations. Often credited with saving British Rail, when the former publicly owned network was...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
CAF-designed prototype for HS2 project, source: CAF

Britain’s high speed rail five years late

The biggest infrastructure project in Europe is on hold, and that’s official. Britain’s controversial HS2 – the high speed rail line between London and Birmingham – is already under government review, and is now at...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
NS InterCity Next Generation train, source: Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)

Dutch Railways orders extra ICNG trains

Dutch railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) has ordered an additional batch of the InterCity Next Generation (ICNG) trains from Alstom. The French manufacturer will supply 18 eight-car units. They will run on the high-speed route...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Buses of Uzbekistan Railways, source: Uzbekistan Railways

Uzbekistan Railways to introduce bus service

Uzbekistan Railways (Oʻzbekiston Temir Yoʻllari) wants to introduce a new service for its passengers. The rail operator will launch bus transportation for transfer connections and touristic purposes. The Uzbek national rail company has acquired three buses...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Japanese bullet train, source: Wikipedia

Russia designs high-speed rail for India

Russian Railways (RZD) is designing the high-speed rail for India. The future 575-kilometre line will connect Nagpur and Secunderabad. The trains will run on it at a speed of 200 kilometres per hour. The feasibility study...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
X'Trapolis electric train in Valparaiso, source: Wikipedia

New stage of rail revitalisation in Chile

The Government of Chile has declared a massive investment plan for 20 billion US Dollars (17.7 billion Euros) to improve the country’s infrastructure. Inter alia, it includes the modernisation or construction of several railways to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Opening of Copenhagen - Ringsted railway, source: Banedanmark

First high-speed rail launched in Denmark

The Copenhagen – Ringsted line was opened for the regular train traffic. It is the first high-speed railway in Denmark. Initially, the trains will run on the route at a speed of 180 kilometres per...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko