Timed to open near the start of the country's World Cup, the new Gautrain high speed rail system has launched in Johannesburg.
Jun 8, 2010 BBC
This post from <em>Gizmag</em> looks at Anatoly Unitsky's String Transport Systems, which are trains that operate on above-ground rails at speeds of up to 300 miles per hour -- in theory.
Jun 6, 2010 Gizmag
Officials in the Saudi capital of Riyadh are planning to build a central rail hub with an annual passenger capacity of more than 800,000. The station is expected to be complete by 2013.
May 27, 2010 Building
As China Expands its high speed rail system, some of the country's rural poor have criticized the trains for being too expensive.
May 22, 2010 Global Times
The line may only be 12 miles, but the train speeds at 312 mph. The Secretary of Transportation was in Japan as part of the effort to bring high speed rail to the U.S. though it's not clear whether he is in fact considering the maglev technology.
May 17, 2010 The New York Times - Global Business
Despite what seemed to be a gung-ho Federal government, high speed rail could flop in the U.S., according to this piece from <em>The Infrastructurist</em>.
May 16, 2010 The Infrastructurist
A new high speed rail link has opened in China, connecting the cities of Fuzhou and Xiamen. The new rail line will cut travel time between the two cities from nearly 11 hours to just 90 minutes.
Apr 27, 2010 What's On Xiamen
<em>The Infrastructurist</em>'s Melissa Lafsky is a guest on Fox Business News to discuss what role, if any, Amtrak will play in the U/S/ high speed rail network.
Apr 7, 2010 The Infrastructurist
Some planners are warning that high speed rail could spur exurban growth and sprawl.
Mar 18, 2010 Wired
Spain's high speed rail system is consistently beating out airlines for inter-city travel. But it's not through low prices.
Mar 17, 2010 The New York Times