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This 125mph train is fitted with LASERS. Sadly no sharks, though

Network Rail's New Measurement Train - not new, but still pretty nifty +Vid & Pics  The men – and woman – in orange explained to me that the Network Rail “New Measurement Train” isn’t new. It’s a converted Intercity High Speed Train which has been in operation for more than ten years in this form, and it is used for running new tests for checking the condition of the track.…

China plans a global bullet-train dynasty

It is often observed in China that, the worse the economy, the more active the nation's railway building becomes. A flurry of new high speed rail (HSR) announcements, domestic and international, might suggest that policymakers are worried. Show More Summary

Afghanistan Going off the Rails as U.S. Withdrawal Speeds Up

Insurgent attacks rise as poppy cultivation reaches a post-Taliban high in Afghanistan.

The Great High Speed White Elephant

High Speed Rail 2 is a massive white elephant, a £50bn boondoggle of a project as out of time as it is over priced. Yet, despite this I am a little sore that the bid Stoke-on-Trent put forward for a station got dismissed out of hand....Show More Summary

Under pretext of restoring calm, Netanyahu government is escalating Israel’s war on Palestinians in Jerusalem

On Wednesday evening, Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, 21, drove his vehicle at high speed into a crowd of Israelis on a light rail platform at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem, wounding eight people. 3-month-old Israeli-American Chaya Zissel Braun died hours later, and Karen Yemima Muscara, an Ecuadorian woman in her twenties, died from her injuries last night. Show More Summary

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 27 Oct 2014

HS3 NORTH RAIL LINK TO CUT JOURNEYS BY 50% The government has welcomed proposals unveiled this morning for a third stage of high speed rail. Dubbed HS3, the line would extend the mooted HS2 link between London and Birmingham north, taking...Show More Summary

High Speed Trains Can Make Underground Sonic Booms

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High speed rail may be an efficient way to get large numbers of people between two high-traffic destinations, but it does pose some problems. One is the recently-confirmed existence of "ground vibration booms." These are sonic booms that happen underground. Read more...

CA: Sacramento Manufacturer Siemens to Compete for California Bullet Train Contract

Siemens Rail Systems, the Sacramento-based train-manufacturing giant, said it will make a play this month to win the first major contract to build trains for the California High Speed Rail Authority.

Midwest High Speed Rail Association Annual Fall Meeting

The Midwest High Speed Rail Association will hold its annual fall meeting and be having a joint meeting with the Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers.

Thank Goodness Wisconsin Turned Down High Speed Rail!

From “Fast trains, supply networks, and firm performance” in VoxEU: We find that sales and measured productivity rose substantially for firms near the new (high speed rail) stations after the opening. Firms in industries with greater purchased input shares outperformed firms in industries with lower purchased input shares. So Wisconsin dodged the fate of having […]

High-Speed Rail Conference in Los Angeles to Draw top Government Officials and Business Leaders

The US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) announced they will hold a High Speed Rail Conference Dec. 2-4, at the Metro Headquarters at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

House Passes Their Version of Rail Bill

Despite Congress not properly funding high speed rail, several large projects are rapidly moving forward.

Facing Malaysia's Economic Challenges

By Reid K.: By Kate Wong Malaysia now faces several economic issues. The country wishes to implement development projects such as Iskander Malaysia, the high speed rail track with Singapore and the growth of its Islamic Finance industry, while at the same time attempting to solve its debt problems. Show More Summary

Tuesday morning news and notes: 9.2.14

Upset over stolen nude photos of celebs. Labor and the Board of Supervisors. Fallows and high speed rail. Bloomberg Politics hires Weigel and Bezos names a publisher. Dunkin' Donuts comes to Santa Monica. And much more.

STB authorises CHSRA to build Fresno-Bakersfield high-speed line

The US Surface Transportation Board has authorised the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to start building a 114-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Fresno and Bakersfield.

Federal Board Approves High Speed Rail Route from Fresno to Bakersfield

The Surface Transportation Board has approved a portion of the California high-speed rail system stretching between Bakersfield and Fresno. A digest of the board's decision reads: "The California High-Speed Rail Authority is authorized...Show More Summary

Really Big Number Spent on High Speed Rail

The NYT had an interesting piece on the progress of high-speed rail under President Obama. As the headline tells it, we've spent $11 billion without all that much to show. Just in case readers didn't know offhand, the federal government...Show More Summary

Thursday Morning News Dump

The Endangered Governors ListOn Their Own 11 Billion Later, High Speed Rail Is Inching Along True Detective and Remix Culture When Regulation Kills Democrats Reviewing Steps To Replace Senator Walsh NATO Fears Ground Invasion As Russia Masses Troops On...

Big Court Wins For High Speed Rail

The California High Speed Rail Authority secured a big legal victory in the state court of appeals yesterday, which overturned twin decisions by a trial court judge that threatened to derail (no pun intended) the entire program. Coupled with another appellate court win a week ago upholding the program-level environmental review on the Pacheco Pass […]

AM Linkage: Tech Buses Begin Paying Muni Today; Burning Man Art Roundup

· Airbnb campaigns to legalize short-term rentals · Caltrans worked to keep construction flaws quiet · A Burning Man art roundup · Pilot charging tech buses to use Muni stops launches · High speed rail is back on track,...

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