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Turkey to inaugurate Ankara-Istanbul high speed train line

ANKARA: Turkey on Friday inaugurates the first high-speed train link between its main cities of Ankara and Istanbul, in the latest bid by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to modernise the country's infrastructure.

Business

California's high-speed rail line cost grows by about US$2b to US$79b

SAN FRANCISCO: The cost of California’s controversial high-speed rail project grew to US$79bil, a development likely to embolden opponents such as President Donald Trump, whose administration is already seeking to cancel and claw back federal grants.

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China, Russia mull high-speed Moscow-Beijing rail line

BEIJING, Oct 17, 2014 (AFP) - China and Russia are considering building a high-speed rail line thousands of kilometres from Moscow to Beijing that would cut the journey time from six days on the celebrated Trans-Siberian to two, Chinese media reported Friday.

Business

UK high speed rail plan "not worth the money" - business group

LONDON: Britain should abandon plans for a multi-billion-pound high speed rail link between London and central and northern England because it will not offer value for money, an influential business group said on Tuesday.

Business

Indonesian 'Belt and Road' high-speed rail link expects US$18b from satellite towns

JAKARTA: The Indonesian-Chinese consortium building a high-speed rail link between the capital Jakarta and the textiles hub of Bandung expects to earn $18 billion developing satellite towns and industrial centres along the line, a company official said.

Nation

Muhyiddin: Japan reiterates keenness for high-speed rail project involvement

SENDAI: Japan has reiterated its keenness to be involved in the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed train project, the first in Southeast Asia, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Business

MP: Build-operate-transfer model best way to build M'sia-S'pore high speed rail

JOHOR Baru:The public-private partnership build-operate-transfer (BOT) model is the best approach to construct the Malaysia-Singapore high-speed rail link (HSR), said Pulai MP Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

Business

Thailand says 'making progress' with high-speed Thai-Chinese railway

BANGKOK: Thailand's government said it is "making progress" with the much-delayed high-speed Thai-Chinese rail line that is to link Thailand, Laos and China, as the three countries prepared to ink another agreement this week at Beijing's Belt and Road summit.

Business

Mahathir to drop high-speed rail project with Singapore: FT

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia plans to drop its plans for a high-speed rail link between its capital, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore, and will talk with its southern neighbour about the pact to build it, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in an interview published on Monday.

Construction

Bids for Singapore-KL High Speed Rail project wide open

KUALA LUMPUR: The proposed Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail project is still "wide open" to all and both countries will choose the builder based on merits from tender expected to be opened in December.