Jan 31, 2015

Mexican high-speed train project is suspended 'indefinitely'

Mexico said Friday it has “indefinitely” suspended construction of Latin America’s first high-speed train line, nearly three months after scrapping a controversial contract with the Chinese-led consortium chosen to build it. In early November, the Mexican government pulled the plug on a $3.75 billion ...

Jan 6, 2015

California to begin work on first bullet train in U.S.

California’s high-speed rail project was set to reach a milestone with officials breaking ground on the first bullet train in the U.S. on Tuesday. The ceremony in Fresno comes amid challenges from Central Valley farmers and communities in the train’s path who have sued ...

U.S. high-speed rail plans may ride in Texas

Dec 27, 2014

U.S. high-speed rail plans may ride in Texas

With high-speed rail in the United States long on plans and short on construction, a Texas company is aiming to fast-track service between Dallas and Houston. The Texas Central Railway Co. plans to use private investment and Central Japan Railway bullet train technology to ...

Dec 26, 2014

China extends high-speed rail network to Xinjiang

China tied the restive far-western region of Xinjiang closer to the rest of the country Friday, opening a high-speed rail line between Xinjiang’s capital, Urumqi and Lanzhou in neighbouring Gansu, nearly 1,800 kilometers away. A slick bullet train took off from Lanzhou West Railway ...

Dec 14, 2014

Sex romp in Moscow metro prompts security checks

Moscow’s aging Soviet metro system became the unlikely scene for sexual antics as a thrill-seeking young couple crept into a tunnel and made love on the tracks last week. The metro ordered an urgent security sweep on Friday after what appeared to be the ...

Dec 10, 2014

Mitsui to buy stake in Mozambique coal, rail projects

Leading Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co will buy a stake in Mozambique coal and transport infrastructure projects, making an initial investment of $763 million, the company said Tuesday. Mitsui said it would buy 14 percent of the Moatize coal mine and 35 percent ...

China's railway giant flexes muscles abroad

Dec 4, 2014

China's railway giant flexes muscles abroad

It will take more than the abrupt cancellation of a high-speed train deal with Mexico to derail China Railway Construction Corp.’s ambition to become a global force in transport projects and take on the likes of Siemens, Alstom and Bombardier. State-owned CRCC and its ...

China eyes selling high-speed trains to California

Oct 21, 2014

China eyes selling high-speed trains to California

State-backed China CNR Corp. is making a pitch to sell its high-speed trains to California, signaling the country’s growing export ambitions for such technology after building the world’s longest network in just seven years. It marks the first concrete attempt by China to sell ...

Oct 4, 2014

Hokuriku shinkansen fares set to undercut flights to Ishikawa

One-way reserved seats from Tokyo to Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, will cost less than comparable flights to Komatsu when the new Hokuriku Shinkansen Line opens, it has been learned. According to East Japan Railway Co. and West Japan Railway Co., which are building the new ...