Building the US High Speed Rail network will be the great project of modern time
The infrastructure needs of this project are huge and include the construction of thousands of miles of new high grade track, signaling, and electrification, as well as hundreds of bridges, many miles of tunnels, hundreds of new train stations and numerous support facilities.
HSR Netherlands, new Paris to Amsterdam line
"Building a new system of high speed rail in America will be faster, cheaper, and easier than building more freeways or adding to an already over-burdened aviation system - and everybody stands to benefit." President Obama, April 16, 2009
China built more than 12,000 miles of state-of-the-art high speed rail in 9 years!
High Speed 1 Section, UK
HSR Train Control Center
High Speed 1, United Kingdom
China is currently spending over $650 billion to build their new national high speed rail system
Spain is spending nearly $200 billion to build their new national high speed rail system
HSR France, 357mph
China, New HSR Station in Beijing
"There's no reason why Europe or China should have the fastest trains" -President Obama, January 27, 2010
France, SNCF train maintenance facility
Paris Gare du Nord
California, HSR now under construction. (Photo source: NC3D)
UK rail project construction video
Monaco, South of France, TGV
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US HSR. Making it happen.
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