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2011-08-05 12:03:19

An international team of researchers led by scientists at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that motion sickness on tilting trains can be essentially eliminated by adjusting the timing of when the cars tilt as they enter and leave the curves. They found that when the cars tilt just at the beginning of the curves instead of while they are making the turns, there was no motion sickness. The findings were published online Monday, July 25 in the Federation of American Societies for...

2010-09-16 04:25:00

LONDON/>, September 16, 2010/> /PRNewswire/ -- Alstom and Virgin Trains have unveiled a new look for one of the fifty-two high-speed tilting Pendolino trains serving the West Coast Main Line. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/alstom/44217/ The train, renamed "Alstom Pendolino" by Virgin Trains CEO Tony Collins/> during a ceremony at Euston station, London/>, now displays a specially designed Alstom branding alongside that of...

2009-02-12 11:27:23

Britain said it awarded a $10.6 billion train upgrade contract to a Japanese consortium, the new trains to replace 30-year-old trains on two busy lines. Agility Trains, a consortium that includes Hitachi, makers of bullet trains, won the bid for the contract to build new trains for the Great Western and East Coast train lines. However, Transportation Secretary Geoff Hoon said the government spending will create or save 12,500 jobs in Britain, The Times of London reported Thursday The trains...

2008-09-29 21:00:24

By Jonathan Reed The line linking London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds promises to cut journeys from Leeds to London from 125 minutes to just 97. A journey from Manchester to Leeds could be slashed from the current 55 minutes to 17.As soon as they take office, a Tory government would launch a competition to develop the route and would pump in 1.3bn a year to pay for tracks and land. Plans for a third runway at Heathrow would also be dropped in proposals to be unveiled by Shadow...

2008-07-22 18:00:41

Council leaders opposed to airport expansion yesterday published plans for a pounds 30 billion North-South, high-speed rail line which they said would "demolish" the case for a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Linking southern England with the Midlands, the North and Scotland, the new line would also join the Channel Tunnel fast-link through Kent. This would mean the line, which could be completed by 2030, would not only improve links within Britain but could take passengers all the...

2008-07-21 12:00:53

By ALISON CAMPSIE A FRESH plan for a new highspeed rail link which would carry passengers between Glasgow and London in just three hours has been released by a consortium of local authorities opposed to the extension of Heathrow . High Speed North would link Edinburgh and Glasgow to London on a new route built to mirror the path of the M1 motorway with several key branches added to link Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool to the line. The proposals have been drawn up by railway civil...

2008-07-20 00:00:24

Plans for a North-South Pounds 30bn high-speed rail line with links to Europe are to be unveiled - connecting Yorkshire to Paris in just three hours. The line, which has the backing of more than 20 councils opposed to the expansion of Heathrow, would run through Yorkshire and follow the M1. Passengers from Sheffield and Leeds could reach London in less than two hours. Links via the Channel Tunnel would mean travellers could go from Sheffield to Paris in three hours, Manchester to...

2008-07-19 18:00:00

By Peter Woodman A plan for a new north-south pounds 30 billion high speed rail line to Europe will be unveiled next week by councils opposed to Heathrow airport expansion. Running along the line of the M1, the route would be linked to the West Midlands and make it easier for people in Scotland and northern England to reach Heathrow, reducing the need for connecting flights. European links via the Channel Tunnel would mean travelers could get from Sheffield to Paris in three hours,...


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