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New high-speed train will connect Paris and Berlin in 7 hours

Passengers in Europe will soon have more choice across destinations when traveling by high-speed rail © Getty Images. High-speed rail travel is continuing to flourish in Europe with a direct line between Paris and Berlin slated to launch next year. French rail operator SNCF said the service could be...
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HS2: Shimmer estate residents lives 'on hold' despite plan axe

Residents on an estate once threatened by the HS2 rail link say their "lives are still on hold" despite the route being abandoned six months ago. Some homes on the Shimmer estate in Mexborough were due to be demolished as part of a new route to Sheffield. The government is...
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Amtrak Has Finally Unveiled Its Next-Generation High-Speed Acela Trains

Editor's Note: We know COVID-19 is continuing to impact your travel plans. Should you travel now, be sure to familiarize yourself with the CDC's latest guidance on domestic and international travel as well as local requirements, protocols, and restrictions for both your destination upon your arrival and your home city upon your return. Be safe out there.
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ScotRail: Ten days to restore train timetable if pay deal agreed

ScotRail's reduced timetable could remain in place for another 10 days, even if drivers accept a new pay deal. The rail operator said restoring the full timetable was a "complex process". The temporary timetable brought in this week saw almost 700 fewer services a day, with many later trains cancelled,...
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ScotRail adds late trains to emergency timetable

ScotRail has added more kate-night train services to its timetable this weekend. The nationalised rail operator announced extra trains on major routes just hours before the temporary weekend schedule was due to start. The company has been heavily criticised for slashing services on its weekday routes, with some terminating up...
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Nature.com

A high-speed railway network dataset from train operation records and weather data

High-speed train operation data are reliable and rich resources in data-driven research. However, the data released by railway companies are poorly organized and not comprehensive enough to be applied directly and effectively. A public high-speed railway network dataset suitable for research is still lacking. To support the research in large-scale complex network, complex dynamic system and intelligent transportation, we develop a high-speed railway network dataset, containing the train operation data in different directions from October 8, 2019 to January 27, 2020, the train delay data of the railway stations, the junction stations data, and the mileage data of adjacent stations. In the dataset, weather, temperature, wind power and major holidays are considered as factors affecting train operation. Potential research values of the dataset include but are not limited to complex dynamic system pattern mining, community detection and discovery, and train delay analysis. Besides, the dataset can be used to solve various railway operation and management problems, such as passenger service network improvement, train real-time dispatching and intelligent driving assistance.
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freightwaves.com

Rail service becomes bigger political football

Ranked 39th on the Transport Topics list of top brokerage firms, Axle Logistics takes a consultative and streamlined approach to your shipping needs. Email sales@axlelogistics.com to connect with the team today!. Bipartisan agreement that rail service is poor. As described by FreightWaves’ Joanna Marsh, a group of 19 senators from...
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Passenger trains could be blocked by freight trains during strikes

Passenger trains could be blocked from stations by parked freight trains during this summer’s proposed rail strikes, an industry leader has warned.The chief executive of GB Railfreight, John Smith, told the PA news agency that the cargo trains could be prioritised in the event of a skeleton train timetable caused by industrial action this summer.Freight operators are holding discussions with Network Rail about the impact from strikes by its signallers.Union leaders will decide next week when to call strikes after members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and 13 train operators overwhelmingly backed industrial action in a ballot.Up...
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Fast Company

Inside the gargantuan engineering feat of London’s $25 billion Elizabeth Line

One of Europe’s largest engineering projects has finally drawn to a close. Once known as Crossrail, the $25 billion Elizabeth Line counts 10 new stations, 73 miles of tracks, and more than 900 miles of cable supplying the new subway line with power, lighting, and air-conditioning. It opened to much fanfare yesterday, but the behemoth project began 13 years ago—when a gigantic 500-foot-long machine bore through the subterrane beneath the capital.
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London Underground: Investigation into Metropolitan line wheel faults

A formal investigation has been launched by Transport for London (TfL) after an issue with wheels on Tube trains forced the entire Metropolitan line fleet to be checked over. In April, urgent safety checks were carried out after engineers identified a fault with some of the wheels. Due to the...
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