Monday, January 1, 2007 at 10:14 am

High-Speed Rail News: Eurostar, Taiwan

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Travel blog Gadling has a post about the Eurostar’s move to St. Pancras Station next year but, mystifyingly, links to a two-year-old press release about it. A more recent press release fixes November 14, 2007 as the date when Eurostar will move its London terminal from Waterloo to St. Pancras. The move will mean dedicated tracks for the Eurostar through London, and cut London to Paris travel time to two hours, 15 minutes.

Taiwan HSR in Tainan County Meanwhile, Taiwan’s high-speed rail system, construction of which has been behind schedule, is about to start trial services later this week. The high-speed train is based on Japan’s Shinkansen and will shorten travel times between Taipei, at the northern end of the island, and Kaohsiung, at the southern end, from four hours to 90 minutes. Wikipedia entry. Via TrainBlog.

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