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Silvio d’Ascia Unveils Gorgeous Lace-Like High Speed Rail Station for Morocco

Parisian firm Silvio d’Ascia Architecture worked with Omar Kobite Architecture & Eric Giudice Architects to design a gorgeous new high speed railway …

Design

Benoy Architects Top Taiwan High Speed Rail's Hsin Chu Station Mall with a Lush Green Roof

Benoy Architects masterminded a green architectural design for Taiwan High Speed Rail’s (THSR) Hsin Chu Station Mall. The low density green-roofed …

China Unveils Plans to Build an 8,000-Mile High-Speed Underwater Railway Line to America

It sounds like an April Fool’s joke, but from what we can tell, the Chinese government is completely serious about their latest high speed rail …

Trains

U.S. high-speed rail map: Artist Alfred Twu's alternate reality.

In the real world, President Obama's grand plans for a national high-speed rail system sputtered out in the face of Republican opposition. But in the …

Turkey's Erdogan trumpets high-speed rail link as election looms | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated a $4 billion high-speed train link between Istanbul and Ankara on Friday, the latest in a series of “mega projects” he hopes will help him win a presidential election in a few weeks time.<p>Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan …

Turkey's high-speed rail link opened between Ankara and Istanbul

High-speed train services have started between Turkey’s capital Ankara and the outskirts of its biggest city Istanbul.<p>The line – inaugurated by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan – is part of a planned network of such rail links to ease the burden on Turkey’s increasingly congested highways.<p>The …

China High-Speed Rail Juggernaut, while Most of US Stands By and Waves -- But Not Elon Musk (Part 1)

In the future, high-speed rail (HSR) will connect not only cities, states and countries, but also far-reaching continents. One could, about 15 to 20 years from now, travel seamlessly from London, UK to Beijing, China and even have a detour within the Gulf countries using the global high-speed rail …

Why Can't the United States Build a High-Speed Rail System?

The problem isn't geography, demographics, or money—it's federal will.<p>Virtually every wealthy nation in the world has invested in a high-speed rail network—with the striking exception of the United States. From Japan to France, even from Turkey to Russia, trains travel through the country at speeds …

California High-Speed Rail No. 3: Let's Hear From the Chairman

It's time for broader national attention to the most expensive and ambitious infrastructure proposal in America today.<p>First, a word about the roadmap for the series I have in mind here. Last week, in installment No. 1, I tried to put California’s proposed north-south high-speed rail (HSR) system in …

Will the U.S. Ever Get High-Speed Rail Anywhere?

New high-speed rail to link Moscow and Kazan - Russia Beyond

The Kremlin has decided that the construction of a high-speed rail line from Moscow to Kazan will begin in 2015. The approximate cost of the project is 1 trillion rubles ($30 billion), and a ticket will cost an average of 4,000 rubles ($130). The project’s payback is not being discussed, but it …

High-speed rail network back on the agenda

Federal Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese will ask parliament to push ahead with plans for a high-speed rail network after slamming the …

Anthony Albanese on a Brisbane-Melbourne high-speed rail link – video

The shadow transport minister, Anthony Albanese, speaks to the media about his private member's bill introduced in Parliament on Monday aimed at preserving the corridor for the future construction of a high-speed rail link between Brisbane and Melbourne

Intercity express project: the costly high-speed rail plan that time forgot

Unlike HS2, the Department for Transport's other major rail project has not been the subject of scrutiny or debate<p>Amid the heated debate that has accompanied proposals to construct the HS2 line from London to Leeds and Manchester, it's been easy for the Department for Transport to slip proposals …

New Study Shows How High Speed Rail Improves The Quality Of Urban Life

Public policy and economics experts from UCLA and China's Tsinghua University conducted the study, which looked at the results of China's investments in an expanding high-speed train network. Bullet trains traveling an average of 124 mph or higher began operating in the country in 2008.<p>Their …

Urbanization

High-speed rail opponents 'portrayed as posh nimbys' by peer's lobbying firm

Lord Bethell's company at centre of row over use of class divide scare tactics to promote case for route<p>A lobbying firm employed by the government to promote the case for the High Speed 2 railway line is at the centre of a row after its founder, a Tory-supporting peer, was accused of painting …

Will Elon Musk's Top-Secret 'Hyperloop' Put California's High-Speed Rail Out of Business?

Musk has said that he was inspired by California's high-speed rail project -- but wanted to do it better and at less cost. The billionaire described …

Wishing for Hyperloop, betting on high-speed rail

It's easy for Californians to get breathless about<p>Elon Musk's futuristic Hyperloop, considering how much bad news they've gotten about the high-speed rail line they voted for in 2008. So when Musk revealed details of his idea Monday afternoon in a blog post, Golden Staters could be forgiven for …

Hyperloop: The High Cost, And Long Journey, Of California's Rail Project

It seemed like a throwaway when on the last day of May, Tesla Motors CEO started riffing on his idea for the Hyperloop, a new kind of mass transit that he claimed would cost only one tenth as much as the proposed California high speed rail project set to begin construction any day now. Given that …

High-speed rail is at the foundation of China’s growth strategy

Has China overinvested in high speed rail? Anecdotal stories of empty train stations (paywall) in far-off provinces have led some to conclude that high-speed rail is just another Chinese white elephant—an investment without a cause. But the recent experience with high-speed rail belies this …

High-speed Rail

Kevin Rudd gets on board high-speed rail plan with $52m pledge

Train journey between Melbourne and Sydney would take two hours 44 minutes by 2035<p>Labor has pledged to deliver high-speed rail between Sydney and Melbourne by 2035, with the prime minister, Kevin Rudd, promising $52m to get the multibillion-dollar project started.<p>Rudd said a Labor government would …

California's High-Speed Rail Plan Is in Jeopardy, But It's Hiring Workers Anyway

California Kicks Off Construction Of First High-Speed Rail Line In US

California has kicked off construction this summer on the nation’s first high-speed rail line, a project scheduled for completion in 2029. The line …

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