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.
Golfers wanting to play Spain’s best golf course can now arrive by high-speed rail thanks to the new link that connects Costa Brava to Europe’s major cities.
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed contracts with Talgo SA to develop and supply components for 36 very high speed trains for Saudi Arabia.
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.
A new £32bn high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham in the UK has been given the go ahead by the Government.
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.
Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, today announces the results of a pan-European rail passenger survey conducted by YouGov, the leading professional research and consulting organisation.
High speed rail links between Heathrow and Gatwick Airports are to be considered by ministers in coming months in a bid to maximise air capacity.
An express train has derailed in eastern China, resulting in two of the coaches falling off a bridge according to Xinhua.
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.
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 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.