Saturday, July 28, 2012

8th World Congress on High Speed Rail - UIC Comments

The Northeast Corridor is unique. No other high speed railroad system in the world has high speed passenger trains, higher speed passenger trains, conventional passenger train speeds and has freight trains running on its tracks.

Anthony Perl, author of "Transport Revolutions - Moving People and Freight Without Oil," was in attendance at the World Conference on High Speed Rail held earlier in Philadelphia on July 10 to 13.

Perl's comments about the conference can be found here:

Given the the multiple operations on the Northeast Corridor, it is little wonder that Perl notes that Amtrak equips its high speed Acela trains with baskets to contain damaged parts from falling from its Acela trains. The culprit is rough track.

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