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Contract For A 2,000 km High-Speed Rail System In Egypt Finalised
Contract For A 2,000 km High-Speed Rail System In Egypt Finalised

On 28 May 2022, Siemens Mobility and its consortium partners Orascom Construction and The Arab Contractors have signed a contract with the Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels to create the country’s high-speed rail system.

HS2 Reveals Huge New Tunnel At Euston Station
HS2 Reveals Huge New Tunnel At Euston Station

HS2 Ltd continues to make progress at Euston, as work continues behind the hoardings to make way for Britain’s new high-speed railway.

HS2 Historic First Tunnelling Breakthrough
HS2 Historic First Tunnelling Breakthrough

On 26 July 2022, HS2 Ltd celebrated the very first tunnelling breakthrough on Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

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Further Railway Interconnection In Great Tokyo For A Large Network Of Seven Railways
Further Railway Interconnection In Great Tokyo For A Large Network Of Seven Railways

The interconnection of mayor railway networks in south-western part of the Great Tokyo Area continues. This time the Sagami and Tōkyū private railways have met through a new Sōtetsu Tōkyū Link Line.

São Paulo’s Metro Line 4 Fully Opens Using CBTC
São Paulo’s Metro Line 4 Fully Opens Using CBTC

ViaQuatro has successfully begun full operation of São Paulo’s entire Metro Line 4 with Siemens Mobility’s Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signaling.

Hitachi: The Hyperloop Capsule To Be Tested Using Digital Signalling Software In The Cloud
Hitachi: The Hyperloop Capsule To Be Tested Using Digital Signalling Software In The Cloud

Although the Hyperloop system is technically and physically nonsense, there are more and more companies getting involved in this project...

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Hrochostroj Buys An EffiShunter 1000 With ETCS
Hrochostroj Buys An EffiShunter 1000 With ETCS

Hrochostroj (part of the enteria group) has become the second Czech company operating in the railway construction industry to decide to acquire its own locomotive, the EffiShunter 1000.

HS2 Celebrates One Million Tonnes Of Construction Material By Rail
HS2 Celebrates One Million Tonnes Of Construction Material By Rail

On 12 July 2022, HS2 confirmed that more than a million tonnes of construction material have been delivered by rail to the high speed rail’s work sites across Buckinghamshire, taking the equivalent of 100,096 HGV journeys off local roads.

Laing O’Rourke Wins HS2 Solihull Station Contract
Laing O’Rourke Wins HS2 Solihull Station Contract

On 11 June 2022, HS2 Ltd has announced that Laing O’Rourke Delivery Ltd will build HS2’s new Interchange Station in Solihull, at the heart of Britain’s new high speed rail network.

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Foundation Work Begins On HS2’s Wendover Dean Viaduct
Foundation Work Begins On HS2’s Wendover Dean Viaduct

In early July 2022, HS2 ground engineers have started work on the high speed rail project’s Wendover Dean Viaduct.

HS2 Conveyor Removes Over 30,000 Lorry Journeys From Warwickshire Roads
HS2 Conveyor Removes Over 30,000 Lorry Journeys From Warwickshire Roads

A new conveyor has started operating on HS2’s Long Itchington Wood Tunnel site in Warwickshire to take over 750,000 tonnes of excavated material over the Grand Union Canal where it will be reused in other locations of the route.

PJM's Static Strength Measurements In The Factory
PJM's Static Strength Measurements In The Factory

The Graz-based PJM carries out tests using a mobile pressure frame.

HS2 Revealed First Design Images For Washwood Heath Depot
HS2 Revealed First Design Images For Washwood Heath Depot

On 24 June 2022, the first design images have been revealed of Washwood Heath Depot, HS2’s maintenance facility and main control centre for the whole HS2 network.

HS2 Revealed Giant Outdoor Factory And Training Academy In Warwickshire
HS2 Revealed Giant Outdoor Factory And Training Academy In Warwickshire

On 23 June 2022, HS2’s civils partner, Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), has opened the doors to its giant construction compound in Kingsbury, Warwickshire and revealed the scale of works underway ready to build one of the most complex sections of the HS2 route - the Delta Junction.

Planning Permission Approval For HS2 Major Birmingham Viaducts
Planning Permission Approval For HS2 Major Birmingham Viaducts

On 20 June 2022, HS2 Ltd. has been granted planning permission by Birmingham City Council for two viaducts which will take the new high speed railway into Curzon Street Station in the city centre.