High Speed Rail News

SVCs for Haramain high-speed rail link in Saudi Arabia

SVCs for Haramain high-speed rail link in Saudi Arabia

24th Jan 2013 Press Release Rail News

The Haramain high-speed railroad (HHR) in Saudi Arabia is an important new transport artery connecting the Muslim holy cities of Medina and Mecca via King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh, Jeddah, where it connects to the national rail-network, and King Abdulaziz International Airport. Passengers will travel at speeds of up to 320 km per hour (200 mph) along almost 450 kilometers (km) of custom made track, cutting travel time between Jeddah and Mecca to less than half an hour.

Brown signs high-speed rail bill

Brown signs high-speed rail bill

20th Jul 2012 Rail News

Governor Edmund Brown has signed SB 1029, which will create thousands of new jobs in California by modernizing regional transportation systems and linking them to the state’s future high-speed rail line. The $4.7 billion investment will be matched by an additional $7.9 billion in federal and local dollars for state-wide improvements to transportation in California.

UK high speed rail link close to approval

8th Jan 2012 Rail News

A new £32bn high speed rail line between London and Birmingham is a step closer to becoming a reality after a Network Rail report has found that alternative options would not be able to generate the capacity neeeded, according to reports.

China completes test of high-speed Beijing-Shanghai rail link

China completes test of high-speed Beijing-Shanghai rail link

27th Jun 2011 Rail News

China has taken a major step in the roll out of high-speed rail with the completion of a test-run of the Beijing-Shanghai link, with the public launch set to take place this Thursday. However a former top office has expressed concerns over the safety of the trains, which can travel up to 350km/h.

Private investors eye High-Speed Two

Private investors eye High-Speed Two

26th Jun 2011 Rail News

Global Infrastructure, Eurotunnel and Allianz are among the frontrunners believed to be eyeing up the construction of Britain’s High Speed Two, after Philip Hammond, the Secretary of State for Transport, announced plans for the £33bn mega-project to be sold to private investors to raise funds.

Europe’s first solar-powered rail tunnel opens

Europe’s first solar-powered rail tunnel opens

8th Jun 2011 Rail News

Europe’s first solar-powered rail tunnel has opened in Belgium. The two-mile-long stretch of high-speed track, near Antwerp, has been covered with 16,000 solar panels that will generate sufficient energy to power the country’s entire train network for one day per year, as well as cutting C02 emissions by 47kg million over the next 20 years.