Learn about advanced global high speed rail systems operating in nations all around the world including France, Italy, Germany, Spain, England, Japan, Saudi Arabia and more. Learn about the rapid development of the world's largest high speed rail network in China. Get the latest on high speed rail developments around Europe including the private operator NTV in Italy.
See the latest, most advanced trains and how they have transformed entire economies. Hear about high speed rail success stories in nation after nation. Learn about the rapidly expanding global high speed rail network, new projects, and how operators are adjusting to the travel slow down and preparing for post-Covid travel.
Learn how other nations financed and built modern, fast rail networks connecting their nation. Hear about the many benefits HSR systems deliver on a daily basis to people all around the world including fast new mobility options, access to new opportunities, creating millions of good jobs, and providing a clean, green transportation system for a sustainable future.
The global high speed rail network is one of the great feats of modern engineering, and proves to be the best form of transportation ever invented. The global high speed rail network is rapidly expanding across continents world wide - delivering fast, efficient mobility to numerous nations every day.
HSR is currently in operation in more than 20 countries (including the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan). HSR is under construction in more than 10 countries (including China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, France, Spain, and Italy); and in development in another 14 countries (including Qatar, Morocco, Iran, Russia, Poland, Portugal, Bangladesh, South Africa, India, Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil). HSR has been in operation in Japan for 50 years carrying more than 9 billion passengers without a single fatality.
China's massive high speed rail network
China built more than 12,000 miles of state-of-the-art HSR in 9 years!
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