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Texas high speed chatter

Call me a skeptic, there is something about the HSR discussion in Texas that seems somewhat unreal. Connecting three of the largest population centers in America seems like a no-brainer, but there is always Southwest Airlines.

KCEN TV reports the latest with a video update.

Brazos County officials discussed their plan Tuesday for a cheaper alternative to the Trans Texas Corridor.

It’s called the Texas T-Bone.

The high speed rail passenger system would be in the shape of a “T”, going from Dallas to San Antonio and from Killeen to Houston.

Officials went to Europe on a fact finding trip in October to study the Euro railways. They said it’s a cheaper alternative to the Trans Texas corridor.

Filed under: United States High Speed Rail

Queen opens new international station

The complete report comes from the Evening Standard in London, in jolly old England. May the opening of new rail facilities in the United States be not delayed.

The Queen re-ignited the great British love affair with the railways last night as she opened the revitalised St Pancras station.

After an £800million facelift, the station’s grand red-brick and steel interior has been restored to its Victorian-era glory.

As the new home of Eurostar, experts predict it will become the glittering centrepiece for a boom in international rail travel.

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queen st pancras

Grand opening: The Queen officially opens the revamped St Pancras

Filed under: International High Speed Rail

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November 2007