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Is high-speed rail in the US ever going to happen?     – CNET
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After decades of languishing development and stagnated projects, true high-speed rail in the US could be just around the corner.

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Hairy situation: DC’s rail system may be taken down by human shedding
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Enlarge / The DC Metro, when it’s not on fire. (credit: Getty | Bill Clark) For residents of our nation’s capital, news of a fire on the city’s rapid transit system—the Washington Metro—is not surprising. It catches fire and smokes quite regularly. At some points last year, there were reports of more than four fires […]

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The Best Way Through the Alps Is the World’s Longest Rail Tunnel
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After 17 years in the making, the Gotthard Base Tunnel opens to train traffic today. The post The Best Way Through the Alps Is the World’s Longest Rail Tunnel appeared first on WIRED.

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Can the US rediscover rail to tackle climate change?
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In the run-up to December's climate summit in Paris, US intercity rail operator Amtrak signed up to the International Union of Railways' Climate Responsibility Pledge, which commits countries to place rail at the heart of their transport master plans …

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