3 areas to watch for high speed rail development

Written by on November 7, 2013 in Featured on App, Global Projects, High speed rail with 1 Comment

3 areas to watch for high speed rail development (dcmaster on flickr)

Who is leading the way in high speed rail? Or who is continuing to invest and push for high speed rail development?

In researching current high speed rail developments, I found these 3 areas to be at the forefront of current discussion.

  • Hong Kong

The Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong Express Rail Link is nearly ready to go with high speed trains being unveiled this week. CSR Qingdao Sifang are supplying the vehicles under a $HK 1.7bn contract signed last year. The trains will consists of 8 cars, carrying 579 passengers and will run at up to 200km per hour.

  • India

Last week the High Speed Rail Corp of India launched. HSRC will look at corridors selected by the government and support them in finalising financing and implementation models. The initial project Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line will require the HSRC to prepare studies and specs for the line. There has been much discussion around the fast developing metro rail projects in India recently. India looks to be full of opportunities in rail!

  • UK

Well, well. We just can’t decide! When it comes to HS2 it’s a new problem or solution every week. The current government believe that without the project, the country’s future is at risk. However, opponents believe the benefits have been overstated. But we will see. A new entrant to the mix is Hitachi who have just begun working on their new rolling stock manufacturing plant in County Durham. Will they play a part in the future high speed rail in the UK?

What do you think? Where else should we be watching? These are just some that I noticed from this week. Let me know your thoughts.

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    Railway is biggest source of transportation in these countries specially in India where development in Rails is a need looking at the population density and numbers of passengers. Looking at the current scenario development in railway is worldwide increasing.

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