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SOM’s West Palm Beach Concourse is the Third Station for All Aboard Florida’s Rail Network

SOM’s West Palm Beach Concourse is the Third Station for All Aboard Florida’s Rail Network

The new West Palm Beach station for the All Aboard Florida rail network will be located on a 2.5 acre site in the heart of downtown. SOM and Zyscovich Architects made sure to improve connectivity to the

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SOM Reveals Airy Plans for All Aboard Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale Station

SOM Reveals Airy Plans for All Aboard Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale Station

A new rail network will connect the southern tip of Florida to the center of the state, and SOM just revealed the latest plans for the Ft. Lauderdale Station. All Aboard Florida is a privately owned rail

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Vertical Hyper-Speed Train Hub Literally Flips High Speed Rail on its Head

Vertical Hyper-Speed Train Hub Literally Flips High Speed Rail on its Head

Now, first, you're probably asking, how do you make a train go vertical without dumping all the people on their head!? Good question, but don't worry, UK designers Christopher Christophi and Lucas

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High Speed Rail Line Proposed to Connect Texas and Mexico

High Speed Rail Line Proposed to Connect Texas and Mexico

High speed rail photo / Shutterstock Texas and Mexico could soon have an improved connection across the Rio Grande with a new proposed high speed rail line. The line would connect San Antonio, Texas

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China Prepares for Transportation Boom as US Infrastructure Crumbles

China Prepares for Transportation Boom as US Infrastructure Crumbles

Chinese officials announced Wednesday at the 6th Annual US-China Transportation Forum that they are expanding their nationwide network of highways, railways and airports. US officials at the same forum

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Hyperloop Development Begins with Two Top Engineers at the Helm

Hyperloop Development Begins with Two Top Engineers at the Helm

Elon Musk's recently-announced Hyperloop transportation system has just edged one step closer to reality with two high-profile engineers now backing a crowdsourced, crowdfunded project to get it up and

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California High-Speed Rail Project on Track to Begin Construction

California High-Speed Rail Project on Track to Begin Construction

California's high-speed rail project is ready to get moving, now that Surface Transportation Board voted 2-1 that the California High-Speed Rail Authority can begin construction without having to wait for

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Japan’s New 310 MPH ‘Floating’ Maglev Bullet Train Hits the Tracks for Testing

Japan’s New 310 MPH ‘Floating’ Maglev Bullet Train Hits the Tracks for Testing

Japan is working on a blazing fast 310 mph maglev "floating" train - and the latest prototype just hit the tracks for testing! This week Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Central) unveiled the top-of-the-line

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Santiago Calatrava’s Liège-Guillemins Station is a Daylit Cathedral For High-Speed Trains: PHOTOS

Santiago Calatrava’s Liège-Guillemins Station is a Daylit Cathedral For High-Speed Trains: PHOTOS

Santiago Calatrava's grandiose Liège train station contrasts with the city’s medieval architecture and small scale. The Liège-Guillemins Train Station is a modern icon that provides locals and

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Amtrak and California High-Speed Rail Authority Team Up to Design New High-Speed Trains

Amtrak and California High-Speed Rail Authority Team Up to Design New High-Speed Trains

Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority have teamed up to design new high-speed trains that will operate on both the East and West Coasts. A high-speed line connecting San Francisco and Los

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JR Tokai Unveils Japan’s New Blazing Fast 310 MPH Maglev Train

JR Tokai Unveils Japan’s New Blazing Fast 310 MPH Maglev Train

Japan's JR Central Railway Company just unveiled a prototype of its new floating maglev train, which is capable of traveling at speeds over 310mph! Due to go into service in 2027, the train will be first

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Amtrak Revs Up High Speed Rail Service Between Chicago and St. Louis

Amtrak Revs Up High Speed Rail Service Between Chicago and St. Louis

Photo by Shutterstock Amtrak passengers between St. Louis and Chicago will be treated to new highs in the world of train travel. Just last week, Amtrak announced that it is revving up its high speed

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Logroño’s Stunning New High Speed Rail Station is Topped With a Public Park

Logroño’s Stunning New High Speed Rail Station is Topped With a Public Park

Abalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos' new high speed train station is part of a larger project to create a transportation hub, public park and housing development on a single site in the riverside city of

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California’s High Speed Rail Gets Federal Approval for First Segment of 800-mile System

California’s High Speed Rail Gets Federal Approval for First Segment of 800-mile System

On Wednesday the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration approved the initial segment of the $63 billion California High Speed Rail project. Construction will begin in 2013 on the first 65-mile second of the

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HASSELL Unveils High Speed Rail Vehicle Inspired By 1960′s Muscle Car

HASSELL Unveils High Speed Rail Vehicle Inspired By 1960′s Muscle Car

Approximately eight million people travel between Melbourne and Sydney each year, and that number is set to double within the next 25 years. There is doubt that the country's current infrastructure can

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No Doubt About It, New Study Shows High Speed Rail Reduces Emissions

No Doubt About It, New Study Shows High Speed Rail Reduces Emissions

Researchers have (unsurprisingly) found that high-speed rail in California is definitely green. Opponents have held that the high-speed rail, with its 68 billion dollar price tag, may not be worth the

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Amtrak Announces Ambitious Eco-Plans for HOK-Designed Overhaul of Washington D.C.’s Union Station

Amtrak Announces Ambitious Eco-Plans for HOK-Designed Overhaul of Washington D.C.’s Union Station

Amtraks unveiled plans on July 25th to give D.C.'s Union Station a major overhaul and a slew of new upgrades. The original Daniel Burnham-designed station will remain as is architecturally, but will

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Green-Roofed West Kowloon Terminus Will Link Hong Kong With China’s High Speed Rail

Green-Roofed West Kowloon Terminus Will Link Hong Kong With China’s High Speed Rail

Currently under construction, the Express Link West Kowloon Terminus will provide a high speed connection to the Pearl River Delta, mainland China and the rest of the high speed rail network. The rail

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California Approves $8 Billion For the First High Speed Rail in the United States!

California Approves $8 Billion For the First High Speed Rail in the United States!

After years of debate, skyrocketing costs and persistent concerns related to state’s fiscal crisis, the California State Senate voted 21-16 on Friday to approve the United States' first high-speed rail

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Grimshaw + Gruen Win Competition to Design Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan

Grimshaw + Gruen Win Competition to Design Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan

LA Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted today to award the contract to design the master plan for Union Station Grimshaw Architects and Gruen Associates. The historic station was originally built

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California Bullet Train Project Will No Longer Get Environmental Exception

California Bullet Train Project Will No Longer Get Environmental Exception

California Governor Jerry Brown has courted controversy for protecting the state's bullet train project from environmental regulations, but it seems he's now done a U-turn saying he  plans to withdraw

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CSR to Build World’s First Carbon-Neutral High-Speed Locomotive

CSR to Build World’s First Carbon-Neutral High-Speed Locomotive

The Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) has announced plans to create the world’s first carbon-neutral high-speed locomotive. Working with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment

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Ferrari-Inspired Italo High-Speed Train Will Hit the Tracks in Italy

Ferrari-Inspired Italo High-Speed Train Will Hit the Tracks in Italy

That flash of red whizzing by you in Italy now may not necessarily be a Ferrari sports car - it could be a new high-speed train inspired by the car company's reputation for top performance. Ferrari’s

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Super-Fast Vacuum Transport Tube Could Travel from New York To LA in Under an Hour

Super-Fast Vacuum Transport Tube Could Travel from New York To LA in Under an Hour

Traveling cross-country can be a drag, and flying across the world is downright exhausting. But what if there was a way to dramatically speed up the process? Evacuated Tube Transport is a super-high-speed

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California’s High Speed Rail Budget Cut by $30 Billion

California’s High Speed Rail Budget Cut by $30 Billion

The price tag for the proposed high speed rail system in California has just taking a major cut, with a price chop of $30 billion. The latest budget projection comes in with last-minute design changes

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gmp Architekten to Design Gorgeous New Hangzhou South Railway Station

gmp Architekten to Design Gorgeous New Hangzhou South Railway Station

gmp Architekten's design for the Hangzhou South Railway Station was recently awarded first prize and will renovate and extend the existing station. After its completion, Hangzhou South will be the third

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6 Incredible Futuristic Train Stations

6 Incredible Futuristic Train Stations

Newport Station in Wales This Grimshaw Architects-designed rail station in Newport, Wales is a spiraling futuristic facility that connects both sides of the city. Newport Station was renovated in 2010 in

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SOM Wins Master Plan Competition for Beijing Bohai Innovation City Along High Speed Rail Line

SOM Wins Master Plan Competition for Beijing Bohai Innovation City Along High Speed Rail Line

“Beijing Bohai Innovation City establishes a new model of transit-oriented development at an unprecedented scale,” said project chief designer Thomas Hussey of SOM’s Chicago urban planning studio in

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UK Green Lights First Phase of High Speed Rail Line HS2

UK Green Lights First Phase of High Speed Rail Line HS2

The United Kingdom has given the green light to the first phase of its proposed High Speed Two train line. In response to environmental concerns, the route for HS2 will now include extra tunneling in the

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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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