News Tagged With: high-speed-rail
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July 16, 2014

Cost of building Chinese high-speed rail one-third lower than in other countries

The major factors include the line design speed, topography along the alignment, weather conditions, land acquisition costs, use of viaducts instead of embankments, the construction of major bridges across wide rivers, and the construction of mega stations, according to a World Bank report.


June 11, 2014

Alstom unveils new main-line train

The Coradia Liner can run on all conventional rail networks, reaching speeds up to 125 miles per hour, while accommodating up to 900 passengers.


May 13, 2014

China mulls building high-speed train to U.S.

The project — known as the "China-Russia-Canada-America" line — would run for 8,000 miles. The entire trip would take two days, with the train traveling at an average of 220 mph, the report said.


February 12, 2014

Alstom wins Spanish high-speed contract

Company’s scope includes the engineering and project management, as well as the supply of catenary system, 2x25kV traction substation and autotransformer stations including associated traction power control system.


December 5, 2013

Calif. high-speed rail project dealt another blow

Federal regulators reject the state's request to exempt a large Central Valley segment of proposed track from a lengthy planning review


November 26, 2013

Calif. high-speed rail funding in doubt after court ruling

A Sacramento judge on Monday ordered the state to draft a new budget for California's multibillion dollar bullet train project and prove there's enough money to finish the job before it is started.


November 21, 2013

Proposed Colo. high-speed rail line would cost $9.8 billion

Favored plan connects Fort Collins to Denver International Airport and heads south to Colorado Springs.


November 13, 2013

Calif. high-speed rail land acquisition moving slowly

CHSRA is in escrow on just one parcel of the 370 it needs for the first 30 miles of construction in the Central Valley.


September 4, 2013

Officials start Phase 2 of midwest high-speed rail route

Work on the Chicago-to-St. Louis route includes the installation of new premium rail with concrete ties and stone ballast; upgrades to bridges, culverts and drainage; signal and wayside equipment installations and upgrades; and roadway-rail grade crossing improvements.


August 13, 2013

Hyperloop visionary unveils high-speed pod plans

System would transport people via aluminum pods enclosed inside of steel tubes that would travel up to 800 miles per hour.


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