Latest High-speed rail Stories

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.

2011-01-06 15:05:00

Comparisons to California and other rail projects suggest rail system will cost Florida taxpayers much more than $280 million LOS ANGELES, Jan.

2010-12-14 11:05:39

High-speed trains consume 29% less energy than conventional trains per passenger transported, and reduce CO2 emissions by the same proportion.

2010-12-03 11:20:00

China media reported that a Chinese passenger train hit a record speed of 302 miles per hour on Friday during a test run of a yet-to-be opened link between Beijing and Shanghai.

2010-12-02 22:12:00

FRESNO, Calif., Dec.

2010-11-05 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the "Future of High Speed Rail Tour", a life-size model of Siemens' Velaro high-speed train will be on display Nov. 8 & 9 at the Orange Country Convention Center in Orlando. The travelling exhibit started its journey in Tampa on Oct. 7.

2010-10-07 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- It's safe, sustainable, superfast and coming soon to the United States. Florida is about to make transportation history as the first state to build a high-speed rail corridor, with trains connecting Tampa to Orlando and then to Miami in a second phase.

2010-09-13 14:55:00

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens today announced plans to present its vision of U.S. high-speed rail to the people of Florida with its "Future of Florida High-Speed Rail Tour," a traveling exhibit featuring a full-sized model of the Siemens Velaro high-speed train.

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