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2011-09-29 12:44:00

LONDON, September 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eurostar, the high speed rail service between UK and mainland Europe, has awarded NOMAD Digital Ltd ('NOMAD'), the specialist provider of connectivity solutions to the rail industry, the contracts to supply on-board Wi-Fi connectivity and state-of-the-art infotainment for its existing fleet of high speed trains. This follows a rigorous, competitive procurement process in which NOMAD emerged as the clear winner. Over the next...

2011-09-26 08:00:00

Focus on public-private partnerships, and making Northeast and California model projects CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High-speed rail could spur economic growth in major cities, protect the environment, and save energy - but requires a fresh approach that creates new, accountable rail management structures, brings in the private sector, and concentrates for now on California and the Northeast, according to a new report published by the Lincoln Institute of...

2011-07-29 03:00:00

MILAN, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Launch of the world's first website to provide a thorough and "all inclusive" comparison of costs and travel times of trains and planes for 500 routes in Europe and North America. Not everybody knows that in our times of low cost flights a transfer by taxi or by public transport from city centre to the airport (or vice versa) can cost you more than the flight itself! Or that a plane journey (including transfers to and from the airport)...

2011-04-28 08:00:00

CHICAGO, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A high speed rail system serving all major metropolitan areas within 350-450 miles of Chicago could result in significant ridership, economic development and job creation. The Midwest High Speed Rail Association today released a study titled "The Economic Impacts of High Speed Rail: Transforming the Midwest," with Siemens (NYSE: SI), who sponsored the study and research partners AECOM and the Economic Development Research Group (EDRG). The study...

2011-03-09 23:58:00

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year running, Eurail Group G.I.E. was the recipient of the Sustainable Travel Provider 2010 prize. This prestigious label was awarded by the "New European Economy Awards" which recognizes excellence, achievements and best practices in the international finance and commerce milieu. The Eurail Group G.I.E. manages and markets the Eurail Pass on behalf of its member railways and shipping companies. The Group...

2011-02-24 05:04:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama announced in April 2009, and reconfirmed during his recent State of the Union address, his commitment to develop high-speed intercity passenger rail across the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO) High-speed rail is a type of passenger rail transport between major cities that operates at substantially faster speeds than current intercity passenger trains in the U.S. It is designed to...

2011-02-21 01:59:00

LONDON, February 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the latest High Speed Rail (HSR) construction contract of EUR7.2 Billion being awarded in July and the EIB recently investing EUR900million into a new HSR project in Spain, it's clear to see that HSR continues to be investment attractive. As such, construction companies need to be prepared in their approach to ensure maximum success in securing potentially lucrative future contracts. EIB Vice-President Magdalena Alvarez underlined the...

2011-02-09 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials of Alstom Transport, a world leader in high-speed rail, today applauded the Obama Administration on its plans to make a significant investment in rail transportation, including high speed rail. The Administration yesterday announced a plan to invest $53 billion over six years to continue construction of a national high-speed and intercity passenger rail network around the country. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2011-02-08 18:45:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Viewpoint from Peter Gertler, chair high-speed rail services for HNTB Corporation, on Vice President Joe Biden's announcement today of a comprehensive plan to provide 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail within 25 years: To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/identifying-a-shared-vision-for-high-speed-rail-115605024.html High-speed rail offers the United...

2011-01-24 11:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 California public and private sector transportation leaders voiced strong support for implementing high-speed rail in California in a report released today from the Center for Urban Infrastructure at Brandman University. The report said that in addition to the advantages of job creation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the top priority should be creating a more efficient mass transit system. The leaders also said...