This thread can be used to discuss HSR plans relating to Newcastle Metro Area - opinions, ideas, news and so on.
To kick us off - Some interesting comments today from the chairman of HS2 regarding Newcastle's place in the High Speed Rail revolution.
Personally I think it is massively...
Link to the CAHSR Main Page - http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/
Link to the CAHSR Main Blog - http://cahsr.blogspot.com/
Link to the CAHSR Route, Phase 1 - http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/map.htm
Travel Time Comparison Chart
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* Burbank to San...
Midwest HSR gets money & Congressional support!
Congress' boost to Amtrak fueled by high gas prices, too much traffic
Chicago would be hub of nine-state, high-speed network
Jon Hilkevitch | Getting Around
October 6, 2008
Highway congestion, high fuel prices, dependence on foreign oil...
Infrastructure & Mobility | البنية التحتية والتنقل
Riyadh to issue tenders for Mecca-Medina high-speed rail link
Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO) is to issue tenders for the first construction contract on the $6bn Haramain high-speed rail link between Mecca and Medina on 17 September.
The tender for the civil works contract on the...
Turkish Ministry of Transportation have announced that Sirkeci-Halkalı and Haydarpaşa-Gebze suburban rail lines will be closed in December 8, 2008, as a a part of Marmaray Bosphorus rail tunnel project. İstanbul will remain for at least two years without trains. Then only metro trains will use...
Right, given it appears that TIF is about to come to a crashing end, along with any reasonable prospect of delivering a good local public transport for Manchester and region, I think I may shift my focus onto badgering DfT for HSR2 to be built up from London, to Heathrow and then to Brum and...
Still on training wheels
RAIL | Amtrak's challenge -- and opportunity
September 10, 2007
BY JAN DENNIS
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Seven hours after boarding a train in Kansas City, Douglas Lewandowski finally arrived at Chicago's Union Station -- rested after the 500-mile trip but eager to get...
Tilting Pendolino Train Crashes in UK
One dead in Cumbria train crash
Services between Preston and Carlisle were suspended
A passenger has died and dozens have been injured after a train derailed and some of its carriages slid down an embankment...
Talgo 200 Madrid-Málaga.using the new truck Cordoba-Málaga arriving at the new Puente Genil Station
The new truck start at this point of the HSL Madrid-Sevilla
The VII and XXI century toghether
New Station Antequera-Sta.Ana.HSL Cordoba-Málaga
Just thought I'd see if anybody thinks about this subject as much as I do and if anyone had ideas as to what they'd like to see under this name.
I think the best place for it's London terminus will be St Pancras but how I wonder.
Can see two options possible:
1) an annex on the west side of...
So, here we have it folks... a thread in which we can post anything Gautrain-related... from this point in time onwards, let's use this thread.
As well, we can post a duplicate thread in the Infrastructure and Transit section of SSC and get feedback.
China & Germany Cooperate for High Speed Rail Development
China, Germany to cooperate on designing high-speed rail technology
BEIJING, June 8 (AFP) - China's Ministry of Railways said Wednesday it had signed a cooperation agreement with Germany's transport ministry for joint development of...
Madrid - Barcelona HSR to Start Operations in 2007
Madrid-Barcelona Bullet Train To Be Running In '07 -Govt
13 May 2005
MADRID (AP)--Spain will complete the Madrid-Barcelona high-speed train link by the end of 2007, two years behind schedule.
In a statement, the Development Ministry said...
Acela Express...a major disappointment?
This was once touted as an alternative to driving and flying between Washington and New York and Boston at comparable comfort and speed to flying. Is this a major disappointment, and does it have a negative effect on the future of train travel in the US...
I found the following news message in a newsgroup:
Germany's Siemens signs US$2B deal to provide Russia with high-speed trains
SCHLESWIG, Germany (AP) - Industrial conglomerate Siemens AG has signed a
$2-billion-US deal to provide Russia's national railway with 60...
Porozumienie ws. budowy szybkiej kolei na trasie Wrocław-Łódź.
Udało się wreszcie uzyskać porozumienie w sprawie szybkiego połączenia kolejowego między Wrocławiem a Łodzią - poinformował wiceprezydent Wrocławia Sławomir Najnigier. Najnigier spotkał się w środę w tej sprawie z przedstawicielami...