Overhead conductor rail for 250 km-h proven in single track tunnels (railtechnologymagazine.com)

In the single-track, 15.4km long Ceneri Base Tunnel, high-speed tests have been running since April 20.

On May 1st, at 03.30am Deutsche Bahn's High Speed ICE-S test train successfully reached the speed of 275 km/h. From the 13th May onwards, the tests with the extended ICE-S and two pantographs spaced at 200m are running.

Ceneri Base Tunnel is part of New Railway Link through the Alps project. Since the construction of the pilot plant in Zurich-Opfikon in 1984, Furrer+Frey has...