Usual disclaimers apply. The USA will never construct a single mile of European style high speed rail. This is a well considered and intelligent article. It’s still just pissin’ in the wind, but follow the link anyway. A Better Way To Travel: Why Isn’t the U.S. Investing In High-Speed Trains? – Harvard Political Review.Filed under: […]
California Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny dealt two setbacks to high speed rail yesterday that are likely to delay the project significantly. First, Judge Kenny ruled that the state committee that approved the disbursement of bond money for the project acted without sufficient evidence to justify the disbursal. California law empowers the High-Speed Passenger Train […]
The high speed rail preparation (paving) act has received royal assent following its passage through the UK Parliament with cross-party support, marking a major milestone in the High-Speed 2 (HS2) rail project.
The HS2 Growth Taskforce is meeting key figures from across Yorkshire today (20 November 2013) as part of a series of roadshows designed to ensure regions maximise the benefits of high speed rail. HS2 is set to play a key role in job creation, regeneration and development across the county. A new high speed station […]
The HS2 Growth Taskforce is meeting key figures from across the East Midlands today (15 November 2013) as part of a series of visits designed to ensure regions maximise the economic benefits of high speed rail. HS2 is set to play a key role in job creation, regeneration and development in the East Midlands. A […]
Back in August, we couldn't help but wonder: is this the end of the California High Speed Rail? The "train to nowhere" project, which plans to build its first section of track between Bakersfield and Madera, has faced increasing scrutiny as the price tag has exploded to $68 billion, while......
Inhabitat has a post on a proposed high speed rail link for the US - 300 MPH Maglev Train Could Carry Passengers From Washington D.C. To New York in 60 Minutes. Northeast Maglev (TNEM) just unveiled updated plans for a superconducting maglev train that could rocket passengers from Washington D.C. Show More Summary
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High speed trains 2x the passengers of planes in China by 1010uk This blog post has been making the rounds on my Twitter feed, from a university professor contemplating the possibility of high-speed rail in Massachusetts: In fact, it’s much easier for me to imagine my semi-autonomous car speeding down the Mass Pike as part […] (Read more...)
The US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) is pleased to announce the High Speed Rail Conference, Nov. 5-7, at the MTA Headquarters at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.
Even though a significant number of Conservative MPs oppose the new high speed rail line, the focus for the past few weeks has been on what Labour plans to do… Continue reading The post Cameron aims to set agenda again on HS2 appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
When George Osborne first announced his plans for high speed rail, I was all for it. I’ve spent too much of my life on broken-down trains between Inverkeithing and London… Continue reading The post Why Osborne must ditch HS2 now appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Super Express trains are being manufactured by Hitachi Rail Europe to replace the high speed trains of UK railway network under the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).
"The train that goes under the sea," is how South African born Christopher Jenner describes Eurostar, the high–speed rail service linking London to Paris and mainland Europe. At the age of 42, the founder of London–based ChristopherShow More Summary
This Thursday, Parliament will vote to decide if the government should be allowed to proceed with its plans to build the High Speed Rail link between London and Birmingham. Coming after the Syria vote and various EU debates, it is yet another example of Parliament doing its job and holding ministers to account. Critics have been [...]
The high speed train arriving at a platform not very near you in the mid-2020s is, as Network Rail might put it, in reverse formation. Twenty four hours after insisting HS2 had been excluded from calculations that decided the Welsh government's...Show More Summary
As Britain’s train lines suffer in the wake of St Jude, the political storm over high speed rail continues to rage. The government and Labour are playing footsie with each… Continue reading The post Can you trust a government report on the alternatives to HS2? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
From the @TelePolitics Evening Briefing. One-click sign-up HIGH SPEED, HIGH STAKES The high-speed rail link between London and the North might not go ahead if Labour withdraws support, David Cameron has suggested. The Prime Minister said that if Ed Miliband's party drops its backing for the £50 billion scheme it would be "kicking sand in [...]