News tagged with high speed train

Explainer: The engineering challenges of HS2

Next year, high-speed rail travel will celebrate its 50th birthday. In 1964, Japan put into service the first Shinkansen line, from Tokyo to Osaka. Its trains initially operated at speeds of up to 210 km/h, much slower than ...

dateNov 19, 2013 in Engineering
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How to act if there is a fire on the AVE

Researchers at the University of Cantabria have used computer models to analyse the best way to evacuate the Spanish High Speed Train, AVE, in the case of fire. The involvement of the crew in organising the fast transfer ...

dateAug 22, 2012 in Engineering
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Italy launches private high-speed train

Italy launched Europe's first private high-speed train service this week, as the country looks towards the more liberal economy that Prime Minister Mario Monti wants to put on the rails.

dateApr 22, 2012 in Business
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S.African high-speed train link takes off

The main link on Africa's fastest railway opened Tuesday to thousands of commuters who shuttled at 160 kilometres (100 miles) per hour between Johannesburg and the South African capital Pretoria.

dateAug 02, 2011 in Engineering
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