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Latest High-speed rail in the United Kingdom Stories

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.

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...

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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.


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