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U.K. Testing First Tram-Train Hybrid in Sheffield

U.K. Testing First Tram-Train Hybrid in Sheffield

The United Kingdom's first tram-train hybrid is currently being installed in Sheffield, England, and when it's completed in 2016 the public transit line will provide a seamless transition from the

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Ukraine’s Leafy Green ‘Tunnel of Love’ is a Passageway for Trains and Lovers

Ukraine’s Leafy Green ‘Tunnel of Love’ is a Passageway for Trains and Lovers

We love seeing natural architecture here at Inhabitat, and the leafy green Kleven train tunnel is a beautiful example of what happens when nature is allowed to grow freely around manmade infrastructure.

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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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Amtrak Teams with Google to Create a Real-Time Train Locator Map

Amtrak Teams with Google to Create a Real-Time Train Locator Map

Google Maps recently launched a new interactive tool that allows Amtrak's 31 million passengers to easily track the exact location of and arrival times for the rail service's trains. The new locator map

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INFOGRAPHIC: Inside Elon Musk’s Hyperloop – Will It Be the 5th Form of Transportation?

INFOGRAPHIC: Inside Elon Musk’s Hyperloop – Will It Be the 5th Form of Transportation?

Sometime today, billionaire entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk is expected to unveil the Alpha design of the Hyperloop, a high-speed train that promises travel at twice the speed of a commercial

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How will Elon Musk’s 600mph Hyperloop Train Work?

How will Elon Musk’s 600mph Hyperloop Train Work?

Billionaire inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to transport you from Los Angeles to San Francisco at a speed of 600 miles per hour. To do this, he is proposing to create a high speed train system

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Scientists in Croatia Train Honeybees to Detect Landmines

Scientists in Croatia Train Honeybees to Detect Landmines

Bees have already done a host of great services for the human race - they pollinate flowers, cure diseases, and produce honey. Now scientists in Croatia have found another role for the intrepid insect.

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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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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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Interactive Map Compares Transit Habits of Hundreds of Cities

Interactive Map Compares Transit Habits of Hundreds of Cities

The European Platform on Mobility Management (EPOMM) just unveiled a new interactive web tool that makes it easy to compare transportation data between cities internationally. Now analysts, designers,

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High-Speed Rail Threatens to Topple Michelangelo’s Statue of David in Italy

High-Speed Rail Threatens to Topple Michelangelo’s Statue of David in Italy

While politicians on both sides of the aisle in the U.S. are debating the benefits of high-speed rail, the news in Italy is that Michelangelo’s statue of David may be at risk of being toppled by the

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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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BMW Unveils Recyclable Eco Subway Cars for Poland

BMW Unveils Recyclable Eco Subway Cars for Poland

Think public transportation isn't sexy? What about if BMW designs your city's subway system? The luxury auto maker did just that in Poland, where it plans to launch the Inspiro subway car. Created by

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China Claims High-Speed Train Breaks Speed Record

China Claims High-Speed Train Breaks Speed Record

China's high speed rail service has been making headlines for months, breaking speed records, and announcing plans to make rail links from Asia to Europe. However this week, the Chinese rail service is

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200MPH Bullet Trains to Connect Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam

200MPH Bullet Trains to Connect Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam

Good news for European jet-setters: traveling from the U.K. to Germany and Holland is about to get a whole lot easier. German rail company Deutsche Bahn is in the testing stages for a cross-channel bullet

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Help Make this Mobile Garden on a Subway Train a Reality

Help Make this Mobile Garden on a Subway Train a Reality

When we first saw this amazing mobile subway garden, we were floored - but then we realized that it doesn't exist yet. That's right, the green art project for Chicago is still being worked on, and there

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LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Public Space

LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Public Space

Los Angeles is taking a progressive look at public transportation and railLA is leading the way, bringing together the forces of the Los Angeles Chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the

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Detroit Mayor Proposes Restructuring Landscape, Gets Light Rail Funded

Detroit Mayor Proposes Restructuring Landscape, Gets Light Rail Funded

The downturn in the economy only added to what was already a desperate situation in Detroit, Michigan. Over at the Architect's Newspaper we spotted this great idea to bring the bustling atmosphere of

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China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China is speeding towards the future of public transportation with the launch of the fastest high-speed train on the planet! Averaging 217 mph (350 km/h), the new train is faster than a speeding bullet

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High-Speed Javelin Trains Arrive in the UK

High-Speed Javelin Trains Arrive in the UK

This week the UK joined the ranks of many other European countries as it unveiled its first domestic high-speed rail service. The 140 mph Japanese-built Javelin trains will be slightly more expensive to

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Manhole of the Future is Powered by Rainwater

Manhole of the Future is Powered by Rainwater

Instead of acting as one of the most bland parts of city landscapes, what if manholes served a purpose? That's what designers Cheolyeon Jo and Youngsun Lee propose with their "Eco Sign", an electronic

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Kawasaki Reveals The Fastest Bullet Train in Japan

Kawasaki Reveals The Fastest Bullet Train in Japan

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. recently announced that it is developing the country's fastest high speed train! Named the "Environmentally Friendly Super Express Train" (efSET), the modern marvel

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: GE Evolution Hybrid

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: GE Evolution Hybrid

We've done bikes, cars, boats, and even planes here at Transportation Tuesday, but we never expected to see this one. As part of General Electric's ecomagination campaign, the engineers behind this

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