Topic: High-speed rail

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. (more…)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
Alstom Prima locomotive for Morocco

Alstom steps up in Morocco

Alstom strengthens its presence in Morocco. After deliveries of trams and high-speed trains, the French rolling stock manufacturer has been focused on locomotives. It supplied the first Prima M4 electric locomotive for the Moroccan national...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Seven key trends of EU rail sector in 2019

In 2019 the European railways continued their way towards automatisation and digitalisation. These two main trends significantly defined the development of the EU rail sector. But they were not the only ones. This list could...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

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