Topic: High-speed rail

UK launches full construction of HS2 railway

UK’s government-funded company High Speed Two Limited has formally launched full construction works of the HS2 railway from London to Birmingham and Crewe. This project, which is considered as the largest one in Europe, will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Strategic priorities for HS2

HS2, one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK, is gradually being implemented. The High Speed Rail Group highlights six strategic priorities that the planned line between London and Northern England should address. What...Read more
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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