The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has launched consultations for the first phase of Britain's £32bn High Speed 2 (HS2) rail network's draft environmental statement (ES) and proposed design refinement.
Report says government claims rail link will drive growth outside London not backed up by data One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 09:53 ON Thu 16 May 2013 GOVERNMENT claims that the HS2 high speed rail project will "rebalance" the British...Show More Summary
The benefits of the HS2 high speed rail project on the economy are unclear, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.The NAO said in a report that it had "reservations" about how the London-to-Birmingham link would deliver growth,Show More Summary
Bombardier Transportation is a lead participant in the first International Symposium on Rolling Stock to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from May 16 to 17.
The UK government has agreed to extend a tunnel on the proposed route of Britain's High Speed 2 rail network that will allow plans to progress on a major development next to East Midlands Airport.
Below is a copy of the latest of Nick Clegg’s letters to Lib Dem members that you might like to read: Dear Les, Fair pensions. Decent care in your old age. A tax cut for small businesses taking on staff. A major new high speed railway. Energy investment to keep lights on and bills affordable. [...]
California Gov. Jerry Brown’s magical bullet train may not come to fruition after all. According to reports on Tuesday, Brown’s $100 billion vanity project may meet its demise at the hands of the federal government. So far, the California...Show More Summary
Another total coincidence
HS2 Ltd, the developer and promoter of the UK's new high-speed rail network, is planning to recommend a tunnel to be built under Ealing and Northolt for High Speed 2 (HS2), instead of the surface route previously planned.
Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation on Thursday morning announced that services on all of the island's high-speed railway lines stopped before 9:30 a.m. due to a signal error.
As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the trucking and highway interests, do you think the Federal Railroad Administration wants high speed rail to operate in the USA? Case closed. Read a great post here. FRA Not Cooperating on Acela-2 | Systemic Failure. Filed under: Amtrak, International High Speed Rail, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, United States High [...]
Disgrace for Wisconsin, nice job Oregon and Washington State. This is the “why” part of the fact that not one mile of true high speed rail will be built in the United States. It goes against the powerful corporate interests that oppose it and have all the political power. Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Politics, [...]
The Federal Government’s new report on High Speed Rail says it won't reduce greenhouse emissions in the east coast corridor relative to the Base Case. In fact it concludes it will actually increase them!
For the wide brown land with a short political attention span, High Speed Rail is an oxymoron searching for long term commitment
Authorities in Taiwan say 600 passengers were evacuated from a high-speed train Friday after explosives were found in luggage inside a bathroom. The Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. train stopped at Hsinchu City after someone found the explosives in two pieces of luggage in a toilet shortly after 9 a.m. local time, according to police.
About half of Australia’s population live in the east coast cities of Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne – it is well more than half if people living at points adjacent to this corridor are included. The most recent proposal for a high speed rail (HSR) link has been predictably debunked by government officials and the [...]
Australians love the idea of high speed rail but the report released yesterday by the federal government for public consultation shows it would be a very poor way of spending public money
The incredibly detailed High Speed Rail study begs for discussion and bi-partisan support, and it may not be as hopelessly unaffordable as many are already claiming if it is staged and drives strong ancillary economic benefits
The ACT Greens are confident that a report being released later today on high speed rail will agree with them. So they’ve started celebrating already it seems. I hope you’re all having a nice day ACT Greens. The ACT Greens today celebrated their role in pushing forward a study into the feasibility of high speed rail. Transport [...]
The ABC has inside running on the oft discussed high speed rail link. A high-speed rail link along Australia’s east coast would not be completed until at least 2053 and would cost $114 billion to build, according to a report to be released today. The Federal Government’s final report says the rail link between Brisbane, Sydney, [...]