Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Ryanair is one of Europe’s leading low-cost airlines, known for dirt cheap no-frills flights. It’s their version of Southwest except with even lower fares and less on-board services. But they’ve just announced they are abandoning the Milan to Rome route – and the reason is high speed rail: Ryanair will cease flying between Italy’s two […]

Jan 20th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Romans protested French President François Hollande’s visit to Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta yesterday to show their opposition to a proposed high speed rail line linking France and Italy: The protests were timed to coincide with a meeting between French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta in Rome. The two leaders were […]

Nov 21st, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’ll on my way to Hawaii for the week, so posting will probably be a bit lighter than normal. If anyone wants to submit a guest post, now would be an excellent time to do so. As a conversation piece, there’s this New York Times article on the new private high speed train service in […]

Apr 28th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Just a few items for a busy Monday: The first domestic HSR service in Britain went into service today. The Javelin service connects Kent to London St. Pancras, and is part of the London 2012 Olympics public transport investment plan. Over at the European Tribune DoDo reviews several new HSR lines that opened in Europe […]

Dec 14th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized