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2014-05-14 08:21:36

RAIL EUROPE OFFERS TRAVELERS EXCLUSIVE SUMMER SAVINGS WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rail Europe, Inc., the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, is now giving travelers the chance to ride the rails in France this summer with the 30% Off: First Class TGV promotion. Travelers can get 30% off TGV first class tickets between now and June 10. Simply enter coupon code TGVFAST30 during checkout.* TGV premier tickets provide an added element of...

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,...

2011-01-18 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. Box TGV uses technology and infrastructure developed by the OCEA consortium, led by Orange Business Services and including Eutelsat, Alstom and Capgemini. The technological achievements realised by the consortium have risen to...

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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. The Xinhua News Agency said it was the fastest speed recorded by an unmodified conventional commercial train.  There have been other trains in other countries that have reached higher speeds. France's TGV train reached 357.2 mph during a 2007 test, while a Japanese magnetically levitated train raced to 361 mph...

2010-06-22 15:07:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenSkies, the unique all business class airline, announced today its partnership with French National Railways (SNCF), maker of the fastest and most comfortable high-speed train in Europe, the TGV. The partnership will provide OpenSkies customers with a fast and convenient connection from Orly Airport to Lyon and Nantes starting July 6. Travelers flying on OpenSkies from Newark Airport or Washington Dulles International will have the...

2010-01-28 13:10:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /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 high-speed rail. The Administration has announced a series of federal grants to support high-speed rail projects around the country. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/alstom/42165/ (Photo:...

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. Designed by Calatrava to meet the demands of high-speed travel, the station will bring new life into the industrial city of Liege, while positioning it as the epicenter of the North European High-Speed Network To celebrate the grand opening, Calatrava will attend a series of inaugural...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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