Tag Archives: Rail transport

20Aug/17

China to upgrade bullet train speed

SOURCE:China Central Television (CCTV)- China will upgrade the speed of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed train to 350 km/h starting from September, according an announcement by the China Railway Corporation on Sunday. Continue reading

01Aug/15

Calais camp migrants learn French at makeshift school

Migrants at a makeshift camp in Calais learn French to help with asylum applications, as tensions rise around French shipping port.

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10Feb/15

Battery-powered train brings low-carbon commuting to UK

ESSEX, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – The tagline says it all.

This Independently Powered Electric Multiple Unit is being tested out over five weeks on a ten-mile track just outside London.

The train draws power from overhead lines.

It then lowers its pantograph and can run on its batteries instead.
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