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High-speed rail deal may mean more services between UK and Europe

High-speed rail deal may mean more services between UK and Europe Nov 6th, 2010 at 1:00PM: The UK government has leased its High Speed One line to a Canadian consortium. The line, which cost more than £5 billion ($8.1 billion) in taxpayer money to build, will be run by Borealis Infrastructure and the Ontario Teachers' Pension fund on a 30 year lease. They paid £2.1 billion ($3.4 billion) in the deal. The High Speed One line is the route that Eurostar uses in its journeys...

VIDEO: Inside new German high-speed train

Oct 19th, 2010 at 1:30PM: In 2013, Europe could become even easier to navigate, with a new high-speed train connecting Germany with other major cities in Western Europe. The new Deutsche Bahn train would travel at 200 miles per hour from London through the Euro Tunnel, arriving in Amsterdam in four hours (currently only reachable with a connection) and Frankfurt in five hours (down from seven hours on DB). Additional...

World's fastest train delayed, perp gets away

World's fastest train delayed, perp gets away Jan 2nd, 2010 at 12:00PM: The world's fastest train may be able to top 200 miles per hour, but it can be stopped with a barrier not even three inches long. A rider who opted to disregard the rules lit up a cigarette on the train as it ran from Guangzhou to Wuhan in China, causing a delay of two and a half hours. To put the inconvenience in perspective, that's about how long it takes the train to complete its journey of...

China unveils world's fastest high-speed train

China unveils world's fastest high-speed train Dec 27th, 2009 at 8:30AM: The Chinese government opened a new high-speed railway yesterday that is the fastest in the world. The Wuguang Passenger Railway links Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei, with the port of Guangzhou. The train runs an average of 350 kilometers per hour (217mph) and makes the journey in less than three hours. The old train took ten. In test runs the train has made 394 kph (245mph). As you...

London and Madrid to be linked by high-speed train

London and Madrid to be linked by high-speed train Nov 28th, 2009 at 10:00AM: Starting in 2012, travelers will be able to go from London to Madrid in eight hours thanks to a planned high-speed rail link. The service, organized by a French and Spanish consortium, will link Paris and Madrid. It's already quick and easy to get to Paris from London by taking the Eurostar. The trip lasts two hours and fifteen minutes. Travelers will then have to change stations before heading...

Spain to become leader in high-speed trains

Spain to become leader in high-speed trains Sep 22nd, 2009 at 4:30PM: Spain is tipped to become the world's leader in high-speed trains next year, surpassing Japan and France for the most kilometers of track. With the rising costs and hassles of airfare, train travel has become more competitive. The high-speed train between Spain's two most important and visited cities, Madrid and Barcelona, takes just two-and-a-half hours. That's quicker than flying once you factor...

High speed rail in Europe on track to provide a painful blow to the airlines

High speed rail in Europe on track to provide a painful blow to the airlines Sep 4th, 2009 at 11:00AM: On September 7th, the Dutch rail operator will finally start operating trains on the Amsterdam - Rotterdam high speed line, the next step in making continuous high speed rail travel possible from Amsterdam to Brussels and Paris. This high speed line had been in the planning phase for over 30 years, and took ten years to build. As with many Dutch infrastructure projects, the environmental impact...

French TGV operator goes kid friendly on 2 routes

French TGV operator goes kid friendly on 2 routes May 10th, 2009 at 11:00AM: During the summer months, families with kids can take advantage of special kid-friendly TGV trains on their Paris-Marseille and Paris-Montpellier routes. Once on board, kids will be entertained by characters from Disneyland Paris, and all children will receive a goodie bag. Kids will also be able to borrow portable DVD players, gaming consoles, books and comics. In total, 4400 seats are put on...

Bullet Trains in Spain

Bullet Trains in Spain Dec 8th, 2006 at 1:15PM: An interesting article (which was actually a long, but well-written advertisement!) in MIT's Technology Review this month, talks about Spain's push to lay high-speed rail throughout the country. Spain had been hampered historically, from interlacing their rail system with the rest of Europe, since they used a different gauge track; but they developed high-speed switching wheels that switch gauge...

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