After decades of languishing development and stagnated projects, true high-speed rail in the US could be just around the corner.
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 […]
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.
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 …