Entries Tagged as ‘High-Speed Rail’

Friday, January 5, 2007 at 1:11 pm

Daily Flickr Photo: Leaving

Nice panning shot of an ICE departing Z├╝rich station. Photo by Dreamer7112.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 6:37 pm

12 Railroad Blogs

Marcel has the best blogroll, where I discover the following blogs about trains, most with a fairly specific focus: Alta Velocidad Ferroviaria is a Spanish-language blog about high-speed rail. Amtrak Tracking for My Commute Between New York City and Philadelphia‘s title is self-explanatory — it started as a way of tracking Amtrak’s on-time performance — […]

Monday, January 1, 2007 at 12:19 pm

Daily Flickr Photo: ICE Leaving Berlin

A German ICE (Inter-City Express) leaves Berlin in the snow; this photo was apparently taken about a year ago. Photo by JoJo4Art.

Monday, January 1, 2007 at 10:14 am

High-Speed Rail News: Eurostar, Taiwan

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 […]

Monday, December 18, 2006 at 10:26 am

Shinkansen N700 Series

Though it’s been in testing since the spring of last year, and there are photos of it on Flickr (see, for example, hiziri‘s photo at right), the N700-series Shinkansen — the main feature of which is that it adds tilting technology so that it can maintain higher speeds on tighter curves — made its press […]

Friday, December 8, 2006 at 6:00 pm

High-Speed Rail in Spain

A long, seven-page article on high-speed rail in Spain, which network is called AVE, from a special advertising section in MIT’s Technology Review. A good read, but technical. High-speed rail had more than its fair share of challenges in that country: Spain’s national rail network, RENFE, was dilapidated compared with other countries, and it was […]

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 8:27 pm

Daily Flickr Photo: Thalys

A Thalys — essentially a TGV for Belgium and the Netherlands — passes at speed. Photo by Patricks Pics.

Friday, November 3, 2006 at 11:57 am

USA Today on High-Speed Rail

USA Today has a story about the new, higher-speed passenger trains on the upgraded, electrified line between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, and segues into the general lack of success faced by high-speed rail proposals in the U.S. since the federal government began designating high-speed rail corridors in the 1990s.