Significance of High-Speed Rail

Regions of the world with well-established high-speed rail networks intrinsically understand the transformative effect high-speed rail can have on the economic and social development of the cities and regional centres it connects.…

Danny Broad
Technical Advisory Board of IHRA
(Chairman of ARA, Australia)


Rail Transport and Coronavirus Pandemic

While the economic development in many countries have been growing well, the coronavirus (COVID- 19) suddenly shocked the world in late 2019 and severely spread all over the world like in 1900s.…

Arkhom Termpittayapaisith
Senior Advisory Board Member of IHRA
(Former Minister of Transport, Thailand)



High Speed Train in Railway Emerging Country-THAILAND

The very first railway, a private entity, in Thailand came into existence in 1889. However, it was not until 1895 that the first government railway came into operation and went through a circle of changes to eventually be known as the Royal State Railway of Siam (RSR).…

Nakorn Chantasorn
Technical Advisory Board Member of IHRA



Highspeed train is getting its popularity more, as an effective long distance transport mode, in many modern cities and countries. High-speed rail (HSR) is a type of rail transport that operates significantly faster than traditional rail traffic, using an integrated system of specialized rolling stock and dedicated tracks. While there is no single standard that applies worldwide,…

Dr.Sutanto Soehodho, M.Eng
Deputy Governor of Jakarta for Trade, Industry and Transportation
and Professor of Transportation at University of Indonesia


High Speed Rail Project in India from Mumbai to Ahmedabad

Come August 15, 2022, Indian Railways (IR) is likely to inaugurate the first High Speed Rail, 508 km line, from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. This day is memorable being the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. This will be most formidable revolution in Railway technology in India,…

Arunendra Kumar
Former Technical Advisory Board Member of IHRA
(Former Chairman Railway Board, India)


High Speed Rail and Geopolitics

The age of the high speed train has clearly arrived, with projects operating, under construction or being planned in numerous countries. The number has doubled since 2010 and could well double again by the mid-2020s…

Lord Howell of Guildford
Senior Advisory Board Member of IHRA
(Former UK Transport Secretary)


High Speed Rail in the UK

Although the high-speed link with the mainland of Europe through the Channel Tunnel has been operating from London on a dedicated line since 2007 and it is now 54 years since the shinkansen opened in Japan, it is perhaps surprising that only now is a domestic high-speed rail network being realised. Why has this taken so long in a country which gave birth to the railway and for so much of its history been in the forefront of the development of the railways?…

Prof. Roderick Smith
Advanced Railway Research Centre
Imperial College London