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OK, OK, the headline for this post is something of a tease. Today China began service on the world’s longest HSR line, running nearly 2,300 kilometers from Beijing to Guangzhou: Two trains departed from stations in Beijing and Guangzhou at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively, to mark the opening of the 2,298-km line. Running […]

Dec 27th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’m writing this post from my seat on Amtrak Cascades #508, just outside the small southwestern Washington town of Woodland. I’m on wifi and we’re running alongside the Columbia River. It’s a beautiful afternoon, after a nice weekend in Portland, Oregon. Oh, and the train is sold out. According to the station agent at Union […]

Aug 7th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

A beautiful day here in Monterey – hope it is for you as well, wherever you might be in California (or elsewhere in the world). Some HSR links: Modesto Bee editorializes in favor of Merced’s Castle Airport for the HSR maintenance hub, pointing out that the site has the space to accommodate the trains and […]

Mar 28th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

One of the more typical and predictable journalistic responses to the new HSR cost estimates is from the San Jose Mercury News: Those hoping to ride the state’s high-speed train next decade will have to dig much deeper into their wallets than officials originally thought, a harsh reality that will chase away millions of passengers, […]

Dec 15th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized