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Seismometers in bullet train corridor

The National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) announced plans to install 28 seismometers, including an “Early Earthquake Detection System,” along the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor. The seismometers will be hosted in traction sub-stations and switching posts along the alignment. These will detect earthquake-induced tremors through primary waves enabling an automatic power shutdown followed by deactivation of brakes, thereby forcing the train ...

L&T bags bullet train project

The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has signed an agreement with L&T for design and construction of 237 km length of viaduct between Vapi (Zaroli Village at Maharashtra- Gujarat Border) and Vadodara in Gujarat for 508 kms of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Railcorridor. Upon completion, the highspeed rail will operate at a speed of 320 kmph, covering the entire distance ...

Work on undersea tunnel for bullet train begins in Mumbai

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train distance of 508km, has a 21km underground corridor from BKC to Kalyan Shilphata. Of this, 7km falls under the Thane creek, with 1.8km of it to be built under the sea bed, and the remaining under the mangroves marshland on either side of the creek. A team of engineers from National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), ...

Background, Issues and Future Prospects of China’s High Speed Rail Programme

Whether it was the ticket price or reduction in ordinary train services, a corruption scandal that seemed to have eclipsed the safety issues or the tragic Wenzhou collision of two bullet trains on July 23 this year, China’s ambitious high speed rail programme has faced one setback after the other. In August, China suspended its new high-speed rail plans. Where did one of the world’s most modern rail operators go wrong? What is its future? Transport expert Richard Di Bona writes.