high speed rail

californiaShortage of Funds for Shorter California High-Speed Rail

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California Governor Gavin Newsome recently said the new goal for California’s High-Speed Rail project would be to complete a 171-mile long section between Merced and Bakersfield. The original goal objective was to link San Franciso and Los Angeles. The current …

californiaCalifornia Governor Newsome Wants to Complete High-Speed Rail From Merced to Bakersfield

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Newsom said California will complete a 110-mile (177 km) high-speed rail link between Merced and Bakersfield. This would not meet the requirements of the original bond measure. California had originally planned to build a 520-mile system in the first phase …

californiaCalifornia’s High Speed Rail Project Will Collapse Within Four Years

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There is a new report on the cost overruns on the California High-Speed rail project. Those no longer matter. The project will not get any meaningful money to complete any useful part. I predict this project will collapse within four …

asiaRail, Grid and Trade will strengthen connections as power balance shifts in Asia

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China, India and ASEAN all will have in the range of 5-8% per year GDP growth from now to 2030. This means they will nearly double or more than double their economies. India should surpass Japan’s GDP in terms of …

chinaWhats next for megaregion integration after Hong Kong Superbridge?

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China wants every part of the Pearl River Delta region commutable within about one hour. They have just opened the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world to connect Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai as part of this plan. China will …

chinaHong Kong to China high speed rail speed advantage tested

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …