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First passengers on Japanese maglev train travel at speeds of 311 mph
from: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/first-passengers-on-japanese-maglev-train-travel-at-speeds-of-311-mph-9863173.htmlFirst passengers on Japanese maglev train travel at speeds of 311 mph div.slideshow img {display: none;}   1 / 1     The new...
Woman cheats death standing on track in front of oncoming train
 Woman cheats death after being on rail tracks in North Walesby David Powell, DPW EastJun 29 2012A WOMAN standing on a railway line cheated death after a high speed train stopped yards from her.Chat, Make Friends & Play Bingo at Mecca The dramatic incident happened as the Cardiff to...
Miracle escape on train line
TIN.toggleDisplay('socialLinksTop'); 'Nuisance neighbour' in miracle escape on train lineA WOMAN 'miraculously' survived as two high speed trains passed either side of her as she stood on the tracks at Teignmouth railway station, South Devon magistrates heard.Alison...
RMT slams Government plans to halve numbers of additional rail carriages from 1300 to 650
RMT today accused the government of deliberately distorting the announcement on rail investment to cover up the fact that they have halved the promised number of additional railway carriages over the next four years from 1300 to 650.RMT has also accused the government of kicking in to the long...
More than 2,100 new carriages for rail travellers as Government unveils rail investment package
The Government will invest in more than 2,100 new rail carriages for Britain's railways by 2019, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond announced today as he unveiled plans to modernise the rail network, tackle overcrowding, improve reliability and speed up journeys.Mr Hammond confirmed that...
Intercity train replacement programme to go ahead
UK newspapers arte reporting that ministers will announce this week that the fleet of ageing Intercity trains is to be replaced, at a cost of £7.5bn.A consortium including Hitachi and the British infrastructure project manager John Laing were selected as the preferred bidders on the contract...
New York train advocates are hungry for Midwest HSR funds
New York train advocates are hungry for Midwest HSR fundsNew Yorkers with their eye on high-speed rail are cheering Wisconsin and Ohio lawmakers' opposition to a bullet train -- because canceling a system could mean more money for the East Coast. Governors-elect of both Wisconsin and Ohio...
High-speed train funding decision delayed until October
 High-speed train funding decision delayed until OctoberWith budgets set to be cut, there is increasing fear that the government will scrap the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) Richard Wray  Britain may have to wait longer for new intercity trains. Photograph: Christopher...
Taiwanese driver falls asleep whilst driving at 190 miles an hour
 From Yahoo.comA high-speed train driver in Taiwan has lost his job after being caught dozing off while travelling at nearly 300 kilometres (190 miles) an hour, media and officials said Monday. The incident happened late last month when the train carrying hundreds of passengers was...
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