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High Speed Rail in Denmark

With all the controversy in the UK on whether or not to build HS2, it is interesting to draw comparisons with other countries that...

The capacity benefits of HS2

People are now beginning to understand that the main reason for investing in the new North-South rail line is the improved capacity and connectivity...

New Eurostar under test

The first new Eurostar trains, being manufactured by Siemens in Germany, are already largely complete and testing is well underway. It was in October...

HS2 fights back

The reason for building HS2 can sometimes be obscured in the fog of argument about whether people work on trains, benefit-cost ratios (BCR) and...

High Speed Rail for Scotland

The first high speed rail line between two British cities is expected to be completed in 2026, sixty two years after Japan gave the...

High Speed interest

HS2 is about to enter an interesting phase. “Interesting? It’s always in an interesting phase!” The surprised interjection was by Andrew Coombes, HS2 Ltd’s...

Spain at high speed

“This is one of the sections we designed.” There’s a brief pause in conversation as Fernando Mesa, project director of transport infrastructure at AECOM,...

HS2 design to start

Despite all the rumbling from the inhabitants of southern England, HS2 continues to plan for the future. Atkins has been awarded the contract to prepare...

Gautrain phase 1 opens

The extended first phase of the Gautrain project in South Africa opened on 2 August. The network now reaches from Rosebank Station in Johannesburg...

Deutsche Bahn seeks ICE approval

Deutsche Bahn has submitted an application for fundamental approval of its ICE trains for the Channel Tunnel to the responsible safety authority, the Intergovernmental...