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HS2 gets go ahead - written statement from Justine Greening
The Secretary of State for Transport (Justine Greening): The consultation High Speed Rail: Investing in Britain’s Future was one of the largest national consultations ever undertaken by the Department for Transport. 54,909 responses were received, from individuals, businesses and organisations...
Train companies respond to expected decision on High Speed 2
In response to the expected 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 vital role the industry has to play in supporting jobs and driving sustainable...
HS2: High-speed rail link 'to be approved'
TheBBC reports that a government-backed report has given the clearest signal yet that a new high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham will be approved.The Network Rail review has looked at two alternatives, favoured by many opponents of the £17bn HS2 scheme. It concludes both will cause...
Chinese former railway minister among those blamed for bullet train crash
Design flaws and sloppy management caused crash in which 40 people were killed, according to government report.Passengers board a bullet train at Nanjing railway station. Photograph: China Photos/Getty ImagesThe Guardian reports that a long-awaited government report has said design flaws and...
High Speed Fail – there is no case for HS2 .. Govt. Press Release
From: http://www.wired-gov.net/wg/wg-news-1.nsf/0/E413A23892E0B2EA80257935004911C1Think Tanks - 26 Oct 2011 14:10 High Speed Fail – there is no case for HS2 .. In a report released today, the Adam Smith Institute exposes the weaknesses in arguments for High Speed 2 and argues that the case...
FRA pushes billions in grants to Amtrak, states' HSR plans
FRA pushes billions in grants to Amtrak, states' HSR plansAt the end of September, the Federal Railroad Administration had obligated $7.8 billion in stimulus funds for high-speed rail projects and is pushing to obligate more. "We intend to stay focused on showing what that $10 billion can do...
High Speed Rail Services to Germany to start in 2013
http://www.travelmole.com/stories/1149566.phpHigh-speed rail services to Germany to start in 2013 Following a successful test run through the Channel Tunnel to the Eurostar terminal at London St Pancras, German rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) plans...
Minnesota’s Northern Lights High Speed Rail Project Receives $5 million from USDOT
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a $5 million grant to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) to complete preliminary engineering and environmental reviews for the Northern Lights high-speed rail project between Minneapolis and Duluth. The 155-mile project will...
Bullet trains recalled in China after fatal crash
The Independent reports that China's second-biggest train maker will recall 54 bullet trains used on the new showcase Beijing-Shanghai line for safety reasons, the firm said yesterday, dealing a fresh blow to China's scandal-plagued railways.The recall of the trains by China CNR Corp...
China steps up train safety amid anger after crash
Amid public fury over the fatal 23 July collision, Wen Jiabao suspends new railway projects and orders safety checks reports the guardian.co.uk.China plans to suspend new railway project approvals and launch safety checks on existing equipment to address growing public concern following a deadly...

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