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Old December 13th, 2010, 08:04 AM   #2021
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Again, GE can take a page from China's play book. "Okay, you wanna enter CAHSR bid, fine, share the tech." With the CSR-GE joint venture on the way, GE can get all the CRH380 tech and innovate on top of it. It'll take probably less than five years for GE to become a true competitor.
Hyundai Rotem took a decade--starting out with Alstom tech.

It's probably most likely that if GE's HSR offering is a flop, they'll actively look to acquire AnsaldoBreda or Talgo (the latter also has equipment running in the US).
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Old December 13th, 2010, 12:19 PM   #2022
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Alstom's technology wasn't as good as Siemens or Kawasakis, plus the Koreans really did create a completely new train design.

So once GE gets their hands on an HSR design, I think it'd take 10years if they go with the Korean route, but only 5years if they reuse much of the existing component designs.


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Hyundai Rotem took a decade--starting out with Alstom tech.

It's probably most likely that if GE's HSR offering is a flop, they'll actively look to acquire AnsaldoBreda or Talgo (the latter also has equipment running in the US).
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Old December 13th, 2010, 06:33 PM   #2023
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A couple of quick Amtrak clips that I found:



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Old December 14th, 2010, 04:24 AM   #2024
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Hyundai Rotem took a decade--starting out with Alstom tech.

It's probably most likely that if GE's HSR offering is a flop, they'll actively look to acquire AnsaldoBreda or Talgo (the latter also has equipment running in the US).
On second thought, probably not AnsaldoBreda as they have the whole Finnemecanica Group behind it, but I can really see GE buying Talgo.
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Old January 13th, 2011, 11:08 AM   #2025
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Old January 13th, 2011, 11:47 AM   #2026
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We have a US Freight thread because of how large and important the network is.
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Old January 13th, 2011, 11:55 AM   #2027
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We have a US Freight thread because of how large and important the network is.
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Old January 13th, 2011, 12:25 PM   #2028
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Right here.

Don't worry, I'll have the thread finder sorted soon once I have finished merging all the threads.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 06:24 AM   #2029
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How long did Talgo spend R&Ding their 350 (That's that duckbilled HST set they use on the AVE, btw)?
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Old January 17th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #2030
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"... the AVE Business Unit of Renfe received the first Talgo 350 train in its AVE version (RENFE S102)."

http://www.talgo.com/index.php/en/nuestra.php
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 05:32 AM   #2032
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 09:43 AM   #2036
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Grand Central: Rail Fight Stop
27 January 2011
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The fight brewing between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans over Amtrak funding is heading to New York City, which lies at the heart of the rail service's busiest route.

House lawmakers will hold a hearing Thursday at Grand Central Terminal to debate the future of rail service in the country. The hearing comes two days after Mr. Obama used his State of the Union speech to make the case for significantly expanded high-speed rail.

House Republicans have already signaled their intent to block such spending. An influential group of Republican lawmakers have also declared their intent to end annual payments to Amtrak, which amounted to $1.6 billion last year to help keep the trains running.

Rep. John Mica (R., Fla.) the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee which will hold Thursday's hearing, has voiced doubts about whether Amtrak is capable of creating a truly high-speed rail service. Mr. Mica has suggested private companies, rather than a government-supported entity, may do a better job.

"He's very adamant that the private sector has to be significantly involved in any such project for it to be a success and for it not to become a burden to taxpayers,"" said Mr. Mica's spokesman Justin Harclerode.

The Northeast Corridor, stretching from Washington, D.C., through New York to Boston, represents about half of the company's national ridership, and revenue. The Acela Express service between those cities carries more than three million riders a year. Critics of Amtrak say it is a perpetually underperforming enterprise, and that even the Acela has failed to provide truly high-speed rail. Each weekday, Amtrak operates 214 trains through Penn Station, servicing about 30,000 passengers.

Republican critics of the rail service say their cuts would weed out other, money-losing routes around the country, not necessarily the packed trains along the East Coast.

"That never happens," countered Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.), "because while a senator from some Western state will vote to cut Amtrak, that same senator will still fight to keep their line running. So the money has to come from someplace else, like the Northeast Corridor."

Manhattan congressman Jerrold Nadler, a senior Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that will hold Thursday's hearing, said if House Republicans are successful in cutting Amtrak funding, it would have unintended spillover effects.

"New York's airports are the most congested in the country, and if we weren't diverting a relatively large number of people to the rail system, those airports would just be completely swamped," said Mr. Nadler, pointing out that delays at LaGuardia routinely cause spillover backups at airports around the nation.

Thursday's hearing will feature testimony from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who have joined forced to advocate for expanded infrastructure spending.

Amtrak has laid out an ambitious long-term plan to upgrade the rails along the Northeast Corridor to make the Acela service faster and more reliable, but it has often found itself caught in a regional tug-of war in Congress between urban, East Coast Democrats and more western and rural Republicans.

"Eliminating the federal investment in America's passenger railroad would deprive our nation of a critical transportation choice," Amtrak's CEO Joe Boardman said in a statement.

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N.J. senators, Amtrak official to announce new commuter train tunnel project across the Hudson

he "Gateway" tunnel proposed by Amtrak would largely follow the same footprint as the canceled nine-mile Access to the Region’s Core tunnel from Secaucus to New York City, but connect to new tracks in an expanded New York Penn Station instead of dead-ending deep under West 34th Street

Amtrak had intended to build another tunnel to improve capacity in the nation’s most congested rail corridor, but not until 2040. The killing of the ARC tunnel expedited the Gateway tunnel plans.



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That list is flawed and based on bad facts and this is also the wrong thread...
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