In America, the story of high-speed rail generally focuses on the red tape that surrounds developing new forms of infrastructure (“new” being a relative term.) In Europe, Asia and even Australia, the function leads to new beautiful forms. It’s not just about getting from place to place; your traveling “space” should inspire. This week’s High…
In this issue, we review bold ideas for bringing High-Speed Rail to America, including a Maglev train that would connect DC and New York in just 1 hour.
In this edition, we cover a bold transportation technology that could whisk travelers coast to coast in minutes, and high-speed rail developments happening in Russia, Switzerland and China.
In our High Speed Rail New roundup, we examine California’s decision to approve funding for the construction of the first chunk of the state’s High Speed Rail project.
In addition to the latest on the California rail project, we have news about an East Coast high-speed train network and a speedy new link deep in the heart of Texas.
We cover a campaign against anti-social behavior in French trains, news about high-speed rail projects in Nevada & California, a new train linking Brussels airport.
In this issue: the world’s most luxurious trains, Eurostar’s expansion plans to Germany, a beer ban in German trains and the West Kowloon Terminus in Hong Kong.
In the news this week: NTV’s Italo train launches, updates on Florida’s SunRail project and Greece consider selling some of its rail assets.
Learn about California’s new high-speed rail business plan, the “All Aboard Florida” rail project and some challenges faced by the Desert Xpress in Nevada.
Could the maglev rail technology be used as a way to launch space shuttles? Discover StarTram, along with the latest high-speed rail news from around the world.
Architectural and industrial design is on display in our round-up of high speed rail news, with a look at the world’s fastest trains and a new design for Paris’ Austerlitz station.
Read about Spain’s experience building its high-speed rail network, a new rail link between France and Italy, and a new train technology developed in China.
Our President and CEO, Frédéric Langlois, blogs about his outlook on train travel in 2012.
Just like last year, Italian cities top the list, with France close behind. There are plenty of reasons: Food, wine, and updated train stations that make getting from beautiful here to magnificent there easier and more pleasant than ever.
This week in our news roundup: England’s HS2 line approved; the world’s top countries for high-speed rail; high-speed rail developments in Texas and Illinois.