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Saudi Arabia begins new high-speed rail service next week

Looks like Saudi Arabia will beat out Morocco for Africa’s the first high-speed rail service in the Arab world:

Saudi Arabia will soon start offering high-speed train services between Makkah and Madinah.

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High-Speed Rail in India

India’s economic development lags China’s by about 15 years, so it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s beginning to construct a high-speed rail network. The first line, connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad via Surat, … 1,332 more words

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Living in Leeds City

Having previously failed to acknowledge a FoI request for information about figures in their ‘Northern powerhouse rail booklet’, Transport for the North have belatedly provided a response. 422 more words

High Speed Rail

Don't turn back on clanger

In December 2015, the Beleben blog pointed out that the design of HS2 and its dead-end station in Manchester made the proposed railway entirely unsuited to improving Northern connectivity. 776 more words

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HSR deferred two years; Malaysia spared penalty payment to Singapore: Report

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia and Singapore have reportedly struck an accord on the deferment of the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail (HSR) project, with the agreement expected to be formally announced this week. 376 more words

Geopolitics

Cities and Cultural Cringe

Following up on my last post’s promise to tackle both cultural theory of risk and cultural cringe, here is my take on the latter issue. 2,372 more words

Transportation

Chrissing with confidence

The delay in opening London’s Crossrail 1, announced today, will disappoint thousands of commuters but could also spell more trouble for cash-strapped Transport for London, which faces a near-£1 billion deficit, the Guardian… 140 more words

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