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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2011-02-08 18:45:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb.

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.

2011-01-18 09:48:00

PARIS, January 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Launched on December 1 by France's SNCF rail company, the Box TGV service is now enabling passengers using the eastern route of its high-speed network to benefit from a unique multimedia and Internet service.


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