High Speed Rail

Vietnam’s high-speed rail project revived

Vietnam’s proposed North-South High-Speed Railway (HSR) is expected to improve transport quality for nearly half of the country’s population.The country’s Ministry of Transportation presented a pre-feasibility study for the project to Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc earlier this month, and the report created with the support of a foreign consultancy team found that north-south transport routes currently benefit 49 percent of the nation and serve a population which accounts for 61 pe

28 February 2019

Vietnam plays catch up with high speed rail

Vietnam must be feeling high-speed-rail (HSR) envy as its neighbours move ahead with their respective HSR projects, propelled by China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The irony is, Vietnam had already planned for HSR ahead of everyone else, back in 2007. Having shelved the initial project in 2010, the government there is now looking into reviving it.

2 September 2018

Singapore will seek compensation if Malaysia cancels rail plan

Singapore will seek compensation for all costs incurred if Malaysia cancels a planned multibillion-dollar high-speed railway link between the two countries.Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan told parliament on Monday that compensation would be sought under the terms of the 2016 high-speed rail bilateral agreement between Singapore and Malaysia.“We will deal with the question of compensation from Malaysia for costs incurred by Singapore in accordance with the bilateral agreement and internationa

10 July 2018