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California High Speed Train rendering

Despite Amtrak’s record passenger haul last year, the excitement for building fast tracks in the USA has diminished, mostly due to increasing costs.

We’re dedicating this issue of our high speed rail news series to high-speed train projects in the U.S., or at least what’s left of them. Maybe it’s time to start occupying your local bus stop.

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Read about the reverly, and plan for a visit next year to Oktoberfest. With 14 tasty tents and plenty of tradition, this is the highlight of Deutchland’s cultural calendar.

Saint Pancras Station

Setting the Record Strait Alaska and Russia could soon be closer than even Sarah Palin thinks. Plus, train station as romantic hot spot and delays to expand high speed tracks in Europe in this edition of Fast Track.

Andalucia may be the most varied part of Spain – in every way. Multicultural, architecturally influential and flavorful, the region is home to a wine DO of Poe-etic proportions.

TGV Duplex

In this edition of our high speed rail news series, we cover new developments of high speed rail lines in France and Spain, the latest generation of TGV trains going into service, and environmental breakthroughs including a solar power train tunnel and Eurostar’s ambitious plan to further lower its carbon footprint.