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Europe's highest train turns 80 in French Pyrenees

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July 25, 2014
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Europe's highest train, the little train of Artouste in the French Pyrenees, celebrates its 80th birthday. Duration: 01:05 Video provided by AFP


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Deutsche Welle (Dec. 9, 2012) — Researchers from nine different German Aerospace Center Institutes are working together to come up with the train of the future. The vehicle that they're planning will be able to travel at 400 kilometers per hour. It will also be safer and more environmentally friendly than current locomotives. The so-called Next Generation Train will be a doubledecker, without any staircases inside. First-class passengers will get into the first floor, and second-class passengers will board at ground floor level. Sensors will be used to couple the sections of the trains. In the event of a crash, the nose of the train will crumple and absorb the energy of the collision. The damaged element can then be easily replaced. Tomorrow's trains will be able to do all this and a lot more.
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Hungarian Train Shines Light on Self-Contained Solar Power

Hungarian Train Shines Light on Self-Contained Solar Power

Reuters (Aug. 28, 2013) — A nature reserve in central Hungary has become a testing ground for self-contained, solar-powered train travel. Engineers say the narrow gauge train is the first of its kind, and could become a template for larger train transport systems.
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Airlines to Pay Carbon Emissions Tax to Enter Europe

Airlines to Pay Carbon Emissions Tax to Enter Europe

Reuters (Dec. 21, 2011) — Europe's highest court has given its backing to an EU law which will see airlines charged for carbon emissions on flights to and from Europe, a decision likely to escalate tension with its trading partners.
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Next Stop America for France's TGV?

Next Stop America for France's TGV?

Reuters - Business Video Online (Apr. 24, 2014) — General Electric keeps quiet on reports it's in talks to buy French turbine and train maker Alstom. Ivor Bennett reports on what could be an embarrassing rumour for the French government, with business-friendly reforms proving a hard sell. Video provided by Reuters
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