To meet the demand, Amtrak is requesting bids to add up to 28 new train units, each with 40% more seats than existing trains.
Over in India, the Delhi Metro light rail company is going solar in a big way, placing roof mounted solar panels on several of its busy transit stations.
Amtrak is looking to please existing travelers and entice new travelers to ride the rails by offering faster Wi-Fi on passenger trains.
Showing a strong commitment to renewable energy in their electrical grid, all Dutch electric trains will run on 100% renewable energy by the year 2018.
According to the Beijing Times, Chinese engineers are proposing to build a high speed rail link from China to the United States. The route would start in Beijing and travel through Russia to a tunnel under the Bering Strait, then continue across Alaska and Canada to the West Coast. Travelling at speeds up to 300 […]
America’s aging rail system is woefully out-of-date, but a recent order for 32 of Sieman’s hybrid “Charger” locomotives could bring new life to old railways.
This Hyper Speed Vertical Train Hub shows off an innovative way to minimize the real estate taken up by rail stations, by flipping them vertically.
Japan’s Shinkansen high-speed rail line network of bullet trains began operation in 1964, and it is the oldest and safest high speed rail line in the world.
The Colorado Department of Transportation found that the cost of constructing the desirable high speed rail line would be around $30 billion.
What if we had fewer crude oil spills as a result of train derailments? Greenbrier Industries is designing a Tank Car of the Future to deal with the risks of transporting crude oil and other flammable freight by rail.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has petitioned the California Supreme Court to overturn rulings that’ve stopped the California High Speed Rail project.
A high speed rail line proposed between the U.S. and Mexico could improve trade, reduce travel time, and increase tourism between the two countries.
Japan has offered to provide half of the loans required to build a 37-mile maglev train between Baltimore and our national capital, Washington D.C. The saddest part? How happy officials are to have the help.
Funding for the California High Speed Rail Project has been a mess since the project was first proposed in 1996.Last month, around $8 billion in bond money for the high-speed rail corridor was blocked by a court order until the project fixes its funding structure. But there are far more problems with California’s high-speed rail project than just a lack of funding.
The California high-speed rail project has been called too expensive and too slow by critics, and it seem the average person is starting to agree. A poll conducted by USC Dornsife and the Los Angeles Times has found that 52% of Californians want to call it quits on the California High Speed Rail Project.
The Central Japan Railway Co. (JRC) is resuming trials on the L-Zero maglev line between Nagoya and Tokyo with a maximum speed of a mind-bending 310 mph. That will cut the time it takes to make the 177-mile journey in half. Maglev stands for magnetic levitation, and in place of having a train run on […]
America has been embroiled in a debate over the wisdom of spending billions of dollars on a national high-speed rail network. A small Colorado company called ET3 has other ideas though, calling for a 4,000 mph “Hyperloop” system of vacuum tubes that could connect New York with L.A. in under an hour.
Central Japan Railway has tested the newest Maglev L0 Train. The train is expected to carry 1,000 passengers and can travel up to 311 MPH, allowing the new train to travel over 200 miles from Tokyo to Nagoya in 40 minutes.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (the Authority) has reached a settlement with a group of California Central Valley farmers who had sued to block the high speed rail project based on environmental grounds.
Time is running out for high speed rail in California and now the legality of even breaking ground on the project is being questioned.