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Florida High-Speed Rail, United States of America

The Florida High-Speed Rail (HSR) system will be the first-of-its-kind passenger rail network in the US state of Florida. The project was granted $1.25bn from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in January 2010 as part of an $8bn fund made available for HSR projects across the US. California ...

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Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Line, China

The 1,318km Beijing-Shanghai high-speed line connects the cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin, travelling across the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu. The line connects two of the country’s most prominent economic areas and forms the busiest railway route. It was opened in June 2011, only 38 months after ...

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Dijon Tramway, France

The initial line of the Dijon Tramway System, T1, was inaugurated at Dijon, France in September 2012. T2, the second line of the tramway opened in December 2012. The two lines cover a distance of 20km. Line T1 is 8.5km long and T2 is 11.5km long. The entire tramway system ...

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Grand Paris Express, France

The Grand Paris Express is part of the Grand Paris project announced in 2007, under Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidency, to develop Greater Paris into a sustainable metropolitan area. The 205km rapid transit network is located in the Ile-de-France region in France. The project involves construction of four new automatic metro lines ...

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Las Vegas Monorail, Nevada, United States of America

Bombardier Transportation signed a contract with the Las Vegas Monorail Company in 2000 to design and build a driverless, urban monorail transportation system east of the Las Vegas Boulevard (‘the Strip’) in the heart of the resort. The seven-station route formed an extension of the original 1.6km (one mile) monorail ...

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Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Project, Saudi Arabia

The Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Line (MMMP), which is part of the Makkah (Mecca) Metro, is an 18.1km line constructed to connect the holy cities of Mecca, Arafat, Muzdalifa and Mina. The line was opened in November 2010 and became fully operational in November 2011. The Mecca monorail project ...

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