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2013-04-22 20:20:35

Mineta Transportation Institute's terrorism expert Brian Michael Jenkins authored relevant reports SAN JOSE, Calif., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The arrest by Canadian authorities of two al Qaeda-connected terrorists planning to derail a passenger train calls attention to the Mineta Transportation Institute's (MTI) previous research on terrorist attacks targeting passenger trains. These three recent MTI reports address this issue. All were authored by international...

2012-10-08 07:21:55

LONDON, October 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This winter, Eurostar is forging an exciting partnership with the international high-speed train service, "TGV Lyria" to launch a new weekly service between London and some of Switzerland's most popular ski resorts. On sale from Thursday 11 October, the new ski service will carry ski and snowboarding enthusiasts from St Pancras International and Ashford International to the heart of the Swiss Alps and the Valais region. Resorts...

2012-01-03 07:37:00

LONDON, January 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eurostar has announced that its popular direct summer services to Avignon will open for sale earlier than usual, available from 20 December 2011. The early sale is to cope with traveller demand for its services to the stunning Provence region of France. Holidaymakers are advised to book early to avoid disappointment for the weekly direct services that will run from 7 July to 1 September 2012. With direct journey times of less than...

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...

2009-03-24 02:00:00

Process Allows Highly Filled Resin and High Glass Content in a Series of Parts with Consistent Dimensions and Performance PARIS, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In the city that is home to the world's fastest wheeled train, Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) and Stratiforme Industries will jointly report the development of a tough and lightweight composite door for one of the commercial lines of that high-speed rail service. Vincent Marhem, research and development engineer at Stratiforme...