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