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Plans revealed for £10bn high-speed railway to connect Britain’s busiest airports, HS1 and HS2

Developers are submitting plans for a new high-speed line to the UK's Department for Transport (DfT) in response to a call for market-led proposals.

Malaysia now looks to postpone, not scrap, high-speed railway with Singapore

Services on the high-speed line were originally scheduled to begin in December 2026.

Talgo to reveal site of potential UK train factory in “coming months”

The update comes after HS2 updated the shortlist of firms to build at least 54 conventional compatible trains for Britain’s new high-speed line.

Building HS2’s trains: what you need to know about the bidders

As each rolling stock manufacturer works to finalise its bid ahead of the invitation to tender in spring 2018, we take a look at the companies' capability and capacity to build high-speed trains for one of Britain's most lucrative train contracts.

Bombardier and Hitachi to submit joint bid for HS2 trains contract

Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail aim to deliver a "Spitfire for the British railway" as they join forces to make a bid for HS2 Phase One's £2.75 billion rolling stock contract. A shortlist to build at least 54 conventional compatible trains...

Europe’s ‘ineffective patchwork’ of high-speed railways unlikely to achieve long-term goals

The EU's current strategy for high-speed rail will struggle to achieve its long-term targets and has resulted in a 'patchwork' of poorly connected national networks, according to a report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA).

Siemens launches new line of high-speed trains

Siemens has announced a new high-speed train concept, Velaro Novo, ahead of this year's InnoTrans exhibition.

Prague-Dresden high-speed rail tunnel to be designed by DB

The Czech Republic's transport ministry has announced that Deutsche Bahn will design the Krušné Hory tunnel, a key project in the proposed €5 billion high-speed line between Prague and Dresden.

Malaysia’s new PM scraps Kuala Lumpur–Singapore high-speed rail

Speaking at a media briefing at the weekend, Mahathir Mohamad said that the 350km line is "not beneficial" and will cost "a huge sum of money", adding that Malaysia "will make no money at all from" it.

Bechtel to project manage Texas Bullet Train development

Fluor Enterprise and the Lane Construction Corporation were previously selected to perform pre-construction planning with engineering support from WSP.

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