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Britain’s proposed HS2 high speed rail line has been controversial since the Labour government proposed it back in the ’00s. The Conservative Party was skeptical in opposition but has embraced it now that they are in power. The project is moving ahead but, as tends to happen with major projects, cost estimates are rising and […]

Jul 6th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Passenger rail ridership is growing across America, on routes urban and rural, over distances great and small. Very little of it is producing profitable rail service, but neither should it have to. Every form of transportation in America is subsidized to one extent or another. But it’s rail that is usually held to a higher […]

Mar 4th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Some high speed rail updates from around the world: • Britain’s transport minister plans to fast track HS2 between London and Birmingham, setting up a possible intra-party fight between a pro-HS2 Conservative government and Conservative MPs whose seats are along the proposed route where some residents are vehemently opposed to the project. Both the current […]

Oct 10th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Way too tired from a busy weekend to come up with anything coherent tonight, but I will link to an article in The Independent about a looming battle in Parliament over the route of Britain’s HS2 project linking London to Birmingham: The new Transport Secretary, Justine Greening, will today come under huge pressure to change […]

Nov 20th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized