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Railway Gazette: DB and Siemens sign ICx contract

Railway Gazette: DB and Siemens sign ICx contract.

GERMANY: A multi-billion euro contract for the supply of up to 300 high-speed trains was signed by DB Chief Executive Dr Rüdiger Grübe and Siemens AG CEO Peter Löscher in a ceremony on May 9. The event took place at DB’s Potsdam training centre – the former Kaiserbahnhof – and was attended by Federal Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer.

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Filed under: International High Speed Rail

Amtrak’s Incredible Shrinking Service | Fast Company

Amtrak’s Incredible Shrinking Service | Fast Company.

There is an animated map with this story that gives a great picture of the national Amtrak system and how passenger rail service has shrunk since the 60s.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

Texas gets grant to study Houston-Dallas high-speed rail | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

Texas gets grant to study Houston-Dallas high-speed rail | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle.

Yep, another study. Exactly what we need. Welfare for consultants. (End of rant)

Filed under: Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, Regional USA Passenger Rail, United States High Speed Rail

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