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2009-09-10 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, September 18th, Santiago Calatrava will unveil one of his most ambitious architectural projects to date; the Liege-Guillemins TGV Railway Station in Belgium.

2009-08-24 09:56:00

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Passengers traveling on Virgin Atlantic, one of the world's leading long-haul airlines, can now book Eurostar tickets for onward high-speed journeys between London, Paris and Brussels.

2009-08-05 11:37:31

British Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis said Britain should phase out domestic air travel and concentrate its resources on high-speed rail services. In an interview with The Guardian, Adonis said the benefits of the shift include environmental concerns.

2009-07-23 18:27:00

LOS ANGELES, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted Thursday to support and collaborate with the High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA), solidifying a partnership that will ensure greater connectivity and improved railways throughout Southern California."The best way to develop and expand important high-speed and intercity rail systems to their greatest potential is by working in close coordination with our neighbors," said...

2009-07-16 13:45:00

Governor Rendell Lauds Rail Focus on State, National LevelsHARRISBURG, Pa., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania has submitted to the federal government a list of projects to be considered as candidates for portions of the $8 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act high-speed rail funding, Governor Edward G.

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2009-06-11 13:55:00

IBM on Thursday announced the opening of its new Global Rail Innovation Center in Beijing.

2009-06-11 02:00:00

Industry Leaders Rally to Modernize Passenger and Freight Railroad Systems ARMONK, N.Y., and BEIJING, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today IBM (NYSE: IBM) opened a new Global Rail Innovation Center that will bring together the world's foremost industry leaders, researchers and universities to advance next-generation rail systems. Founding members of the Center's Advisory Board include leading representatives and organizations in the railroad community: Judge Quentin L.

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2009-05-09 13:20:00

US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says California and Florida are on the fast track for federal funding for high-speed rail systems.

2009-05-02 19:12:50

Russia will have high-speed passenger train service between St. Petersburg and Moscow by the end of the year, officials say. ITAR-TASS reported the train was expected to set a speed record by traveling nearly 171 miles per hour during test runs Saturday.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.