high speed rail Archive

chinaHong Kong to China high speed rail speed advantage tested

0
South China Morning Post writers had a race of plane and buses versus the new high-speed rail from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. * MTR and the mainland’s intercity harmony train – 3 hours 41 minutes, cost: HK$141 (USD18) * airplane …

franceFrance building 5 new high speed rail lines for $15.6 billion

0
France has approved 13.4 billion euros of investment into five new high-speed rail TGV lines. They will make the buildout over the next five years. This is an increase of 40% over the previous five-year high-speed rail budget. The …

chinaChina is spending millions on engineering and geological work for the 84 mile rail tunnel to Taiwan

0
In 2017, Chinese Academy of Engineering completed a detailed design for an 84 mile long Tunnel to Taiwan. The Academy is the largest central governmental advisory body on infrastructural construction. Beijing included a cross-strait high-speed rail network in its then-new …

californiaCalifornia is lying now because they actually defined high-speed rail in 2008

0
In 2008 an original bond measure approved the California High-Speed rail project. The measure was full of lies about costs. There was a strict guarantee that the California high-speed rail measure included in 2008. Maximum non-stop time for San Francisco-Los …

chinaHong Kong-China high speed rail line opens in less than 3 months

0
In September, the Hong Kong to Guangzhou high-speed rail line will open and cut the travel time from 120 minutes to 48 minutes. The Express ticket will cost 260 hong kong dollars (US$33). The giant underground high-speed rail station in …

cityQuadrupling Wealth with a ten billion person Global City

0
There were time and motion studies in the early 20th century which found that if a city could have double the population then productivity would increase and per person income would increase by 7%. Currently the world is about 56% …

high speed railTexas High Speed Rail Project will have Bechtel for project management

0
Texas Central, developers of the high-speed train between North Texas and Houston, announced an agreement today with Bechtel to work together on project management services. Bechtel has completed more than 300 major train and subway projects, including the Channel Tunnel …

chinaAutomated high speed rail lines will start in China in 2019

0
CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. has announced that an automated high-speed railway line linking Beijing and Zhangjiakou will be tested in 2019. The 174-kilometer intercity railway is a high-speed rail line, with a designed speed of up to 350 km/h. …

californiaCalifornia high-speed rail more than double the cost and ten years late if funded

0
California rail authority announced that the cost of connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco would be $77.3 billion and could rise as high as $98.1 billion. This is $13 billion higher than estimates from two years ago and doubles the …

californiaCalifornia high speed rail is doomed and ultimately will cost $19.5 billion to repay in bonds including interest

0
The cost of the 119 mile Central Valley section has now officially gone up to $10.6 billion. California does not have budgeted money to finish. California has to find extra money for that section. California High Speed Rail Authority will …