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Drilling Starts for Controversial High Speed Alpine Rail Line

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November 12, 2013
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The latest phase in a project for a fast train between Lyon and Turin kicked off with only Italian and French dignitaries as well as media informed about it to avoid potential violent demonstrations.


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Reuters (Nov. 12, 2013) — Few dispute that Britain's creaking rail network needs modernising. The government's planning High Speed 2, connecting London with cities in central and northern England, saying it will bring economic benefits. As Joanna Partridge reports, high-profile business groups have spoken out against the plan. And as the predicted costs spiral, the plan is proving highly contentious. Joanna Partridge reports.
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Is High Speed Rail a Fantasy? Adrian Moore and Wendell Cox on CA's Biggest Boondoggle

Is High Speed Rail a Fantasy? Adrian Moore and Wendell Cox on CA's Biggest Boondoggle

Reason TV (Aug. 19, 2013) — On Friday, a Superior Court Judge ruled that the agency overseeing California's high-speed rail project has failed to comply with both financial and environmental conditions that were part of the ballot measure initially approving the project. The judge called the notion of adequate funding for the project only "theoretically possible."
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China Considering Building High-Speed Railway To U.S.

China Considering Building High-Speed Railway To U.S.

Newsy (May 10, 2014) — A report from the Beijing Times suggests China is considering a high-speed rail way that will connect it to the United States via the Bering Strait. Video provided by Newsy
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France's Sauternes Wine Threatened by New Train Line

France's Sauternes Wine Threatened by New Train Line

AFP (Dec. 16, 2014) — Winemakers in southwestern France's Bordeaux are concerned about a proposed high speed train line that could affect the microclimate required for the region's sweet wine. Duration: 01:06 Video provided by AFP
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