high speed rail Archive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

chinaThailand high speed rail construction starts

The construction of the first section of the Thailand-China railway line officially began on Thursday with a ground-breaking ceremony in the northeastern Thai province of Nakhon Ratchasima. The 253-km first phase of the railway links Bangkok with Nakhon Ratchasima province. …

chinaChina details plans through 2050 – health, AI, sharing economy and more

China has laid out a for a comprehensive national renaissance by 2050. Xi’s report includes 12 sections, each breaking into numerous parts covering issues including housing, health, science, defense, artificial intelligence and the sharing economy. 1. The Xi plan projects …