Just like last year, Italian cities top the list, with France close behind. There are plenty of reasons: Food, wine, and updated train stations that make getting from beautiful here to magnificent there easier and more pleasant than ever.
This week in our news roundup: England’s HS2 line approved; the world’s top countries for high-speed rail; high-speed rail developments in Texas and Illinois.
The lands of Northern Lights, minimalist design and social equality are
home to some of the world’s happiest people…and surprisingly tasty
The first section of the Rhine-Rhone High Speed Rail link went into service, allowing shorter journey time between France and Switzerland.
There’s more to German food than sausage, beer and black forest cake. Yes, this is the land of frankfurters and hamburgers, but there’s so much more. Let’s dig in.
SNCF Reschedules 12,000 Daily Departures. Environmental benefits of rail. Delays on Frankfurt-London route and more – all in our latest roundup of high-speed rail news from around the world.
Celebrate “Buon Natale” where it all began – in Italy, where you won’t find Santa down the chimney or cookies by the tree. Instead, revel in a feast of seven fishes and a witch who bestows gifts on the nice (and coal for the naughty).
California moves forward with its high speed plans. Plus, bats turn construction upside down and a Swiss Train serves up some tennis love for its prodigal son.
From Europe to the middle and far East, the world has a renewed interest in high speed rail travel across countries, and even entire regions.
In the new information age, connectivity moves at the speed of rail. Read which trains now have WiFi (it’s a big one) plus the latest in high-speed rail news.
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Crafted in a region of incredible natural beauty, now a rising star in architectural achievement, Rioja has emerged as one of the world’s best loved and well received wines.
This week, we’re back in Europe, where high-speed progress isn’t slowing to a halt. Think new airport connections straight to the city and a new overnight train to Venice.
On October 20, the world lost one of its greatest industrial designers. Roger Tallon created everything from washing machines to cameras, but his greatest aesthetic achievements came in the form of transport.
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.