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China Unveils Super Lightweight 310 MPH Bullet Train

China Unveils Super Lightweight 310 MPH Bullet Train

Despite a year plagued by crashes and economic problems, the Chinese government successfully tested a brand new train capable of hitting 310 miles per hour this past weekend. The prototype bullet train is

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The “Climate Train” is Greeted by Zulu Dancers and COP 17 Officials in Durban

The “Climate Train” is Greeted by Zulu Dancers and COP 17 Officials in Durban

The train has already stopped in 17 cities and towns across South Africa to raise awareness about the importance of reducing our carbon footprint - just in time for the 17th climate change conference

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German Trains Will Run on 100% Renewable Energy by 2050!

German Trains Will Run on 100% Renewable Energy by 2050!

Germany has made many remarkable strides towards sustainability in the past few years - they were the first nation to announce the abolition of nuclear power, the entire country already runs on 20%

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Solar-Powered Rail Station is a Diaphanous Train Storage Shed in Spain

Solar-Powered Rail Station is a Diaphanous Train Storage Shed in Spain

Planning for the 1,300 sq meter train storage shed began back in 2006 and it was finally completed in 2009. Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalonia Railway) conceived of the shed as a way

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World’s Strongest Electric Train Chugs Through Swiss Alps with Over 10,000 Horsepower

World’s Strongest Electric Train Chugs Through Swiss Alps with Over 10,000 Horsepower

The Gotthardbahn rail line running from Luzern, Switzerland all the way to Chiasso, Italy is one of Europe's most important and treacherous railways. Climbing up, down, and around some of the continent's

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Chicago Subway Train Transformed Into Lush Mobile Garden on Wheels!

Chicago Subway Train Transformed Into Lush Mobile Garden on Wheels!

The Mobile Garden’s portion of Art on Track invited passengers to walk on a thick carpet of green grass, which greeted them at the train car entrance. Each plastic seat was also lined with the lush

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Malmö’s New Hyllie Train Station Hovers Like a UFO Over the Tracks

Malmö’s New Hyllie Train Station Hovers Like a UFO Over the Tracks

Hyllie is the first station outside of Copenhagen and it serves as the gateway between Denmark and Sweden. Trains depart every 6 minutes, and the city tunnel is just a 12 minute ride away, while Malmö's

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Vycon Plans to Tap Speeding Subway Trains for Immense Amounts of Kinetic Energy

Vycon Plans to Tap Speeding Subway Trains for Immense Amounts of Kinetic Energy

London, New York, Paris - what do they all have in common? Apart from being among the world's most energy-hungry cities, they all have underground subway systems. These public transport systems help

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Utrecht ‘Transfer Accelerator’ (a Slide) Encourages Passengers To Take the Train

Utrecht ‘Transfer Accelerator’ (a Slide) Encourages Passengers To Take the Train

The Overvecht station was originally built in 1995, but had since fallen into disrepair with the concrete crumbling and an unmanned kiosk. ProRail, the railway maintenance company, hired HIK Ontwerpers to

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BMW DesignworksUSA To Upgrade San Francisco’s BART Trains

BMW DesignworksUSA To Upgrade San Francisco’s BART Trains

Riders of San Francisco's BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) can tell by the carpeting, plush upholstery, and decades-old ketchup stains that the same cars have been running down the tracks since 1973. The

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Amtrak Will Update Its Fleet with Half a Billion Dollars Worth of Electric Trains

Amtrak Will Update Its Fleet with Half a Billion Dollars Worth of Electric Trains

We're still waiting to see how high-speed rail plans play out in the U.S., but Amtrak is making a move to update its ordinary fleet to a greener standard. The U.S. Department of Transportation just

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Moving Platforms Could Let Travelers Change Trains While In Motion

Moving Platforms Could Let Travelers Change Trains While In Motion

There is nothing worse than having to wait an hour or more for your next train. Luckily, leading British transport designers Priestmangoode have revealed a concept for a high-speed train that would

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Japan Gives Green Light to Blazing 313 MPH Maglev Train Line

Japan Gives Green Light to Blazing 313 MPH Maglev Train Line

The Central Japan Railway has just been granted the go-ahead to break ground on a massive maglev train line that will ferry high-speed trains across japan at blazing speeds up to 313 miles per hour. The

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Ditch the Car, Ride the Train: Today is ‘Dump the Pump’ Day!

Ditch the Car, Ride the Train: Today is ‘Dump the Pump’ Day!

When you left your house this morning, did you grab your car keys or your bus pass? We certainly hope it was the latter. After all, today is the sixth annual National Dump the Pump day. Created by the

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Mercedes-Benz Bus Train Provides Cheap Public Transportation in Bolivia

Mercedes-Benz Bus Train Provides Cheap Public Transportation in Bolivia

We have covered a lot of bizarre hybrid vehicles here at Inhabitat, such as the VW Tank, however this ranks amongst the most intriguing and (for the local population) useful. While traveling in Boliva,

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Futuristic Australian Train Could Transport Citizens at High Speed with Low Emissions

Futuristic Australian Train Could Transport Citizens at High Speed with Low Emissions

A new train designed by the HASSEL could one day be zipping people around Australia while reducing the country's carbon output. The A-HSV train is a double decker machine that promises to have just 4 kg

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SportsArt’s S770 Pinnacle Trainer is an Energy-Generating Exercise Machine!

SportsArt’s S770 Pinnacle Trainer is an Energy-Generating Exercise Machine!

Hitting the gym is about to get a whole lot greener as SportsArt Fitness just unveiled an energy-generating exercise machine that produces watts as you work out! The company's new S770 Pinnacle Trainer

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Hitachi Rail Europe’s Intercity Express To Manufacture Eco-Friendly Trains in the UK

Hitachi Rail Europe’s Intercity Express To Manufacture Eco-Friendly Trains in the UK

Hitachi Rail Europe's Intercity Express Programme will soon begin manufacturing a new generation of eco-friendly trains to haul freight  across the UK. The new Super Express trains will be a combination

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Japan Unveils Levitating High-Speed Electric Aero Train

Japan Unveils Levitating High-Speed Electric Aero Train

Move over maglev -- there's a new high-speed train in town. Japanese engineers have just unveiled a prototype vehicle that flies rather than rolling. The design is decidedly lower tech than maglev trains

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Spanish Train Station Renovated Into A Green-Roofed Youth & Public Art Center

Spanish Train Station Renovated Into A Green-Roofed Youth & Public Art Center

The site of the train station was owned and operated by the Ferrocarriles de Vía Estrecha (FEVE light rail line), but the station had fallen into disuse. Since it's located in a very busy part of the

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Extraordinary Video of Train Track Veggie Vendors Demonstrates Extreme Urban Adaptability

Extraordinary Video of Train Track Veggie Vendors Demonstrates Extreme Urban Adaptability

This 43 second video is all you need to understand the adaptive spirit of city dwellers. While we talk about how the future of humanity will be in our cities, sometimes it is hard to visualize exactly

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T-Box Harnesses Wind Energy from Speeding Trains

T-Box Harnesses Wind Energy from Speeding Trains

Rail travel is one of the greenest means of traveling across the country, but it could be even more efficient if the infrastructure itself produced electricity. Companies have already come up with plans

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Japan to Build World’s Fastest Train: A 310MPH Maglev Monster

Japan to Build World’s Fastest Train: A 310MPH Maglev Monster

China and Japan have been constantly trying to outdo each other when it comes to high-speed rail. Now, the Central Japan Railway Company has announced that it plans to build the world's fastest train. The

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Old Train Warehouse Turned into Organic Fair Trade People’s Market in Buenos Aires

Old Train Warehouse Turned into Organic Fair Trade People’s Market in Buenos Aires

Organic vegetables grown at a local natural reserve, milk sold in repurposed salsa bottles, lavender and cornstarch refillable deodorant, tetra-brick wallets and coca sweets from the Andes - these are

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Potty Trained Pigs Could Save Taiwan 75,000 Tons of Water Each Day

Potty Trained Pigs Could Save Taiwan 75,000 Tons of Water Each Day

Taiwan's 6.5 million pigs pollute the country's rivers and require an excessive amount of water to maintain. But after testing a new pig farming practice, Taiwan's government believes they have a

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Nike Builds Sun-Shaded SOWETO Football Training Centre in South Africa

Nike Builds Sun-Shaded SOWETO Football Training Centre in South Africa

Image ©Julian Abrams Due to the project's tight turnaround time, RUFproject decided to forgo incorporating more complicated green strategies and instead focused on more basic principles, like sun

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New Yeast Strain Doubles the Efficiency of Biofuel Production

New Yeast Strain Doubles the Efficiency of Biofuel Production

A team of researchers has developed a new strain of yeast that could make the production of biofuels two times more efficient by breaking down an elusive sugar chain present in plant stems called xylose.

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Old Trains Transformed into the Controversy Hotel in Netherlands

Old Trains Transformed into the Controversy Hotel in Netherlands

Each made of reclaimed trams that used to run in Germany and Amsterdam years ago, there are four suites available for guests to stay in. The compartments have been subdivided in three different themes

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New Piezoelectric Railways Harvest Energy From Passing Trains

New Piezoelectric Railways Harvest Energy From Passing Trains

Piezoelectric technology generates energy from pressure and stress on certain surfaces, and we've seen it harvest electricity from roads and dance floors to power lights and signs. Recently Israeli

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Chinese Commercial Train Obliterates Speed Record At 302MPH

Chinese Commercial Train Obliterates Speed Record At 302MPH

Image © AP Photo/Xinhua, Liu Junxi In October, Inhabitat brought you news about China claiming to have broken the speed record for locally produced trains with one of their scheduled service trains

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