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Rebuilding London’s rail terminals for the latest transport challenges

Mobility| March 9, 2016

London is in the midst of a boom not seen since Victorian times. Both population and employment are rising fast. Former industrial areas are being reclaimed, while the urban area is constrained by an historic “green belt” put in place since the late 1940’s.

Alstom unveils train design for Italian high-speed rail network

Rail| December 17, 2015

This new train, an evolution of the former Pendolino high speed train, can reach a maximum speed of 155 mph. Measuring 614 feet long, the train will be composed of 7 cars accommodating around 480 passengers.

Rail| November 20, 2015

XpressWest chosen to build Las Vegas-to-L.A. high-speed rail

The initial phase of the XpressWest project, which will link Las Vegas to Victorville, Calif., will cost $8 billion.

Rail| November 18, 2015

Group developing NEC Maglev approved to acquire railroad franchise

Approved to acquire a passenger railroad franchise previously held by the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railroad Co., which was abandoned in 1935.

Rail| November 12, 2015

Florida express rail service unveils branding

All Aboard Florida, developer of the only privately-owned and operated passenger rail service in the U.S., introduced Brightline, the express train travel service that will connect the major cities of south and central Florida along a 235-mile route.

Rail| October 21, 2015

Siemens raises questions about Calif. HSR project funding

Specifically, the company questioned whether the project’s current funding stream — the state cap-and-trade program — is sustainable.

Rail| October 21, 2015

Texas high-speed group announces design-build partnership

The agreement with Dallas to Houston Constructors, a joint venture between Archer Western Construction and Ferrovial Agroman US Corp., will provide work valued by Texas Central at $130 million.

Rail| September 29, 2015

Las Vegas high-speed rail partners up, Authority meets

The joint venture says construction could begin in September 2016 once it has acquired all the necessary approvals.

Rail| September 24, 2015

Two-thirds of Americans likely to use HSR if available, survey says

The likelihood of respondents using high-speed rail for their work and leisure travel increases as they were informed that it will be less expensive than flying and that it will take less time than driving to their destination.

Rail| September 23, 2015

Richmond-to-Raleigh high-speed rail proposal gets all clear

The 162-mile route between the two cities in North Carolina and Virginia would utilize existing and former rail lines for approximately 60% of the route and is planned to be free from at-grade crossings of track and roads.

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