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by Rafael as we let you know on Sep 20, CHSRA will hold the first of three Alignment Analysis Open House sessions in the SF peninsula this evening. Wednesday, September 30, 2009 SamTrans Auditorium 1250 San Carlos Avenue – San Carlos 6:00 – 8:00 pm The other two will be held on Oct 9 in […]

Sep 30th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Rafael I stumbled across the videos below on YouTube and thought I’d share them with you. In them, Prof. Peter Newman, a leading rail advocate in Perth (Australia), articulates why and how that city (pop 1.65m, annual growth ~2.5%) has managed to revive its regional rail services in the face of strong opposition from […]

Sep 29th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Is California’s high speed rail future on display in Russia? According to Siemens and the New York Times the answer just might be “yes”: Siemens’s new train — the Sapsan, Russian for peregrine falcon — is a candidate for the high-speed link planned between San Francisco and Los Angeles that may open in 2020. Alstom, […]

Sep 28th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Although most Americans who know anything about high speed rail associate the trains primarily with France and Japan, it is Spain that has had some of the most dramatic success with high speed rail this decade. The AVE (Alta Velocidad Española) trains have attracted significant numbers of riders in a nation whose geography and population […]

Sep 27th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized