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Bombardier wins signalling contract for high-speed railway in China

From the wonderful people who gave us Acela, comes good news from a distant land. The 600 miles of high speed rail line will go into commercial service in 2010. Forbes reports.

 The 15-year contract involves the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Bombardier’s Interflo onboard and wayside signalling equipment for CRSC and its customer, the Chinese Ministry of Railways, on nearly 1,000 kilometres of rail line between Wuhan and Guangzhou, Bombardier said.

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Filed under: International High Speed Rail

High speed stampede from Calgary to Edmonton

The Canadians are getting with it too. CHED Radio in Edmonton reports on a feasability study which favors a high speed service between the two major Alberta cities.

 An average trip between downtown Calgary and Edmonton would take about 84 minutes and cost 130 dollars for a round trip. The Alberta government will release the report later this month. Premier Ed Stelmach, who earlier this year called the rail-link inevitable, reiterated his support for the project. At the premiers’ meeting in Moncton, New Brunswick, Stelmach says reducing traffic on the QE-II would not only reduce carbon dioxide emissions but would reduce road maintenance costs.

Filed under: International High Speed Rail

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