One of the myths put forward by highway and airline special interest groups is that American cites are too far apart to support European style HSR. We recommend consulting a map of the eastern United States or a visit to the Midwest High Speed Rail Association’s web site.
While the United states is talking even basic rail improvements to death, Europe marches forward on keeping up the existing fleet of fast trains. International Railway Gazette files the comprehensive report.
Eurostar has selected Italian consultancy Pininfarina to undertake design work for the mid-life refurbishment of the 28 high-speed trains used on services from London to Paris and Brussels.