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In-Depth Focus: High-Speed Rail Development

Posted: 31 August 2020 | | No comments yet

Did you know that there is currently 11,693km of high-speed lines under construction around the world? This In-Depth Focus explores this progress and includes how Turkey is planning to transform its high-speed network, as well as how high-speed rail really must be pushed forward in North America.

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Included in this In-Depth Focus:

  • The perpetual growth of high-speed rail development

With currently 11,693km of high-speed lines under construction around the world, Marc Guigon, Passenger Director at the International Union of Railways (UIC), takes a look at the progress made so far across the sector and what opportunities lie ahead for high-speed rail in the future.

  • Reinventing the way the U.S. does transportation

The High Speed Rail Alliance is driving the conversation for high-speed trains across North America. Executive Director, Rick Harnish, writes that now is the time to push forward a vision for – and to demand – high-speed rail.

  • High-speed rail in Turkey: Vision 2023

Despite underinvestment in Turkey’s rail development in the past, Kamuran Yazıcı, Director General and Chairman of the Board of TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş, explains that there is now a focus on transforming high-speed rail in the country, with the goal of constructing an additional 5,500km of high-speed and rapid rail lines by 2023.










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