This means that 24% of the 140 drivers are women. The average age of the new drivers is 26.8 years and 73% of them are university graduates. They drive trains on the Haramain high-speed railway between Mecca and Medina, operated by Renfe KSA (the Saudi branch of the Spanish operator).
The study confirms that investing in a comprehensive European high-speed rail (HRS) network will bring added value to European society and massively reduce the environmental impact of European passenger transport.
Almost 4,500 km of High-Speed Railway (HSR) lines are planned for the Three Seas Region. The first sections, including the Warsaw – Łódź route, should be launched as early as 2028.
The new bridge that will carry direct rail services between Oxford and Cambridge was lifted into position over the route of HS2, the high-speed rail line under construction between London, Birmingham and the North.
Despite pandemic-related restrictions and disrupted supply chains around the world, the inaugural passenger trip took place just two and a half years after the train was ordered.
Hitachi Rail has signed two new contracts to equip digital cab signaling technology onboard trains operated by SNCF and Eurostar on French national and cross-border rail networks. The equipment to contribute for enabling passengers to more easily travel by train across European borders.
After completion of the project, it will be possible to travel between Warsaw and the largest Polish cities in a maximum of 2.5 hours.
The Egyptian government has awarded the contract to operate the country's first high-speed rail network to Deutsche Bahn and the Egyptian company Elsewedy Electric (EE). The three parties signed the agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh. The contract, which has an initial term of 15 years, is worth over a billion euros.
České dráhy (ČD) plans to purchase comfortable barrier-free electric units for fast train connections. Their maximum speed will be 200 km/h. Passengers will be offered Wi-Fi, an onboard infotainment portal, or refreshments.
Nevomo wants to modernize existing railways in Europe by implementing MagRail technology, which is inspired by the hyperloop.
The key strategic hub will connect to the Barcelona-France high-speed line and will be an important part of the Mediterranean Corridor.
Siemens Mobility inaugurated the extended Rail Service Center in Novara, Italy for the maintenance of rolling stock
The maintenance involves passenger trains, high-speed trains, locomotives, and subways.