A day return from Beijing to Shanghai please…

Written by Colin Garratt in Newton Harcourt and Andrew Benton in Beijing Despite the recent high speed rail disaster in China, the world-wide evidence in favour of high speed rail remains compelling. Whilst China is currently re-evaluating...

New business plan aims to kickstart California’s high-speed ambitions

Ridership projections have been upped and build costs downgraded in a new business plan for California's planned high-speed railway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The California High-Speed Rail Authority has published its Draft 2014...

Tests begin on Beijing-Shanghai high speed line

Xinhua, China's government press agency has reported that testing has begun on the Shanghai section of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway. This first section of the route covers 645 km and connects Zaozhuangxi in Shandong province to...

24 states apply for high speed funding in US

Since an additional $2.4 billion was made available by the Department of Transportation for high speed rail projects, over 90 applications from 24 states have been received. Amtrak and the District of Columbia also applied...

Train companies respond to decision on HS2

In response to the decision on High Speed 2, Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) said: “HS2 is a vote of confidence in the railways and recognition of the...

Cost to the public would be higher if HS2 is cancelled

HS2 would just be built later at a greater cost to the public if it was cancelled now, a new report has suggested. The HSR Industry Leaders Group, which was set up by rail interest...

Study to boost HS2 benefits in Scotland

The UK government has begun a new study which will look to increase the benefits of HS2 in Scotland and the north of England. The announcement follows yesterday's (October 31) vote in the House of...

High speed rail group invites SPT to get on board

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has been asked by the Scottish Government to help develop and support Scotland's case for high speed rail. A Scottish Partnership Group has been formed on the request of Transport Minister...

Report says HS2 ‘on track’ for delivering a return on Government investment

PwC has produced the first analysis of what the Government could expect to see as a financial return if it sells the infrastructure of High Speed 2 (HS2). Figures show the line could produce between...
Conceptual renderings of the California High-Speed Rail project. Credit: California High-Speed Rail Authority.

DB frontrunner to operate California high-speed railway

DB looks likely to become the "early train operator" for the California high-speed rail network after ranking higher scores than rival bids.

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