European High Speed Rail Gets A Boost

High speed rail receives an important vote of confidence from Spain and France.
March 3, 2004, 2pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The huge success of the Madrid--Seville high-speed line has won many people over to rail with the result that Spain now has Europe’s most ambitious high-speed construction programme. In addition, considerable investment is being pumped into developing commuter rail networks in the major cities. These, coupled with light rail or metro projects where appropriate, are transforming public transport in Spanish cities... France, which already has Europe’s largest and busiest high-speed rail network, has just announced a major change in policy... the government has decided to accelerate the programme by building several lines simultaneously."

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Published on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 in International Railway Journal
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