Topic: High-speed rail

Will high-speed rails boost post-COVID Europe?

Railways could be a powerful tool for the European economic recovery after the corona crisis. High-speed rails especially. Therefore, Europe should be linked with a new and extraordinary network of high-speed routes. It will have...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Sheep near the tracks in Herve, Belgium, source: Infrabel

Sheep regulate vegetation along tracks in Belgium

Belgian rail infrastructure manager Infrabel is carrying out an extraordinary experiment. It uses sheep and goats for regulating vegetation along the tracks. The animals help the railway company to remove weeds at the hard-to-reach places.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Three innovation challenges for HS2

HS2 Ltd, the government-funded company responsible for developing the high-speed railway of the same name, is looking for groundbreaking ideas and solutions. The only major requirement is that they should address three key innovation challenges....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Preparatory works for Chiltern tunnels on HS2 route

HS2’s contractors are carrying out the preparatory works on the launch site close to South Heat in Buckinghamshire. Next year, two boring machines will start to drill the 16-kilometre-long railway tunnels through the Chiltern Hills,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

First ICNG train already in Netherlands

Dutch railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen has received the first Intercity Next Generation train. It will be tested on several routes across the Netherlands. This type will be introduced on the Dutch network starting from 2021.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

HS2 moves further towards reality

The HS2 project is moving further in the United Kingdom. After launching the procurement to purchase the lifts and escalators, the government-funded company High Speed Two Limited has drawn attention to signalling and slab tracks....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

First planning permission for HS2 station

The HS2 project is gradually moving further. Birmingham City Council has issued planning permission for Curzon Street station. It is the first railway station on the future high-speed mainline to gain this approval.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

HS2 seeks suppliers of lifts and escalators

After Britain’s government had issued the ‘Notice to proceed’, the project of the high-speed railway to connect London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds set a new important milestone. This time, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
CAF-designed prototype for HS2 project, source: CAF

UK government continues HS2 and considers HS3

After the thrilling hesitations and reflections, the UK government has finally taken a decision on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway. The long-pending project for connecting London and the cities of Northern England will be...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko