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Italo: Increasing its high-speed rail market share with quality services

5 August 2014 | By Paolo Ripa, Chief Commercial and Operation Officer at Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV)

Despite the economic crisis, the high-speed rail market is currently experiencing a positive trend compared with other modalities – i.e. air, road, and long-distance ‘traditional’ rail, etc. In fact, GDP (Gross Domestic Product) evolution in Italy has been unhealthy during the last two years: -1.8% in 2013 and -2.4% in…


Industry experts comment on global high-speed rail development

11 May 2023 | By

The development of high-speed rail has made significant progress worldwide, providing faster, more efficient, and environmentally friendly transportation options. As technology advances and more countries invest in high-speed rail infrastructure, the potential for further expansion and integration of global high-speed rail networks becomes increasingly promising.


Your gateway to the rail market in France

20 February 2013 | By

Plans are now well underway for SIFER 2013, which takes place at the Lille Grand Palais exhibition centre in France from 26 to 28 March. This year’s show will be the eighth in a highly successful series of events that have established SIFER as the essential showcase in France for…


Constructing and launching high-speed lines in Poland

4 April 2010 | By Jan Raczyński, Director of High-Speed Lines Office, PKP Polish Railway Lines

In recent years there has been considerable growth in high-speed rail. In many countries, the development of a high-speed rail system plays a key role in economic development and it is treated as an element to improve prosperity considering the great value of public procurement and increased attractiveness of the…


High-speed rail: Helping to shape the railways of tomorrow in Britain

3 December 2014 | By Jim Steer, Greengauge 21

In January 2006, when Greengauge 211 was launched, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (HS1) in the UK was incomplete, and there was no expectation that it would be followed by further high-speed lines. For Global Railway Review, Jim Steer – Director of Greengauge 21 – the not-for-profit organisation established to…


Where technology meets the market

18 February 2013 | By

New developments in the European railway industry follow each other in rapid succession. The high-speed network is growing in many countries. For example, the existing connection on the conventional railway link between Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Brussels has been pgraded to a new high-speed link and has considerably reduced the…


High-speed rail in Turkey: Vision 2023

6 November 2020 | By

Despite underinvestment in Turkey’s rail development in the past, Kamuran Yazıcı, Director General and Chairman of the Board of TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş, explains that there is now a focus on transforming high-speed rail in the country, with the goal of constructing an additional 5,500km of high-speed and rapid rail lines…


High-Speed Rail supplement

18 September 2014 | By

In our latest free-to-view High-Speed Supplement, Libor Lochman, Executive Director at the CER discusses what’s next for this area in Europe, Andrew McNaughton, Technical Director for HS2 covers what’s important for high-speed rail passengers, Alexander Misharin, VP at Russian Railways discusses developments, plus members of ADIF’s high-speed maintenance section provide…


Developing high-speed rail transport in Russia

4 August 2010 | By Vladimir Yakunin, President, Russian Railways

The changing economic situation in Russia, and the increase in business and transport activity among the country’s population in recent years, served as an incentive to draw up the Programme for the Development of High-Speed and Very High-Speed Transport, as part of the Strategy for Developing Rail Transport in the…


Network Rail Consulting joins US high-speed rail project

13 July 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

California High-Speed Rail Authority has selected Network Rail Consulting, as part of a consultant team led by Parsons Brinckerhoff, to provide integration, program delivery and management for the first US high-speed rail network.


Neopul in high-speed rail – the 350km/h journey

26 September 2009 | By Sergio Alexandre Malaghães Tormenta, Railway Electrification Department Manager, Neopul

Neopul, in conjunction with two Spanish companies, has won the contract for the project to build a new high-speed railway line in Spain between Barcelona and the French border. To this end, a joint venture has been formed in which Neopul has a 38.25% stake. The project consists of the…


Developing a sustainable Spanish high-speed rail network

9 December 2015 | By Gonzalo Ferre Moltó, President, Adif

On 29 September 2015, after the completion of a new section of high-speed line to the North of Spain, between the cities of Valladolid and Leon, Adif achieved another milestone by expanding Spain’s high-speed rail network by 166 new kilometres. Adif’s President, Gonzalo Ferre Moltó, provides more details about the…