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East Rail Line, Denver, United States of America

East Rail Line will be a new 22.8 mile commuter transit line running between Denver Union Station and the Denver International Airport. The project was approved under a 2004 voter-approved plan for expanding the transit system across the city’s metro region. The environmental impact statement for the East Rail Line ...

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East Coast Main Line (ECML), Edinburgh to London, United Kingdom

An upgrading programme for the 393-mile (632km) East Coast Main Line (ECML) route between London and Edinburgh, and its key divergences serving Leeds, Bradford and Glasgow, was thrust into a new context during 2007, when its principal intercity franchise also fell into new hands. The publication of government spending priorities, ...

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Houston MetroRail System, United States of America

At present only a single line, the MetroRail operation of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, (trading as METRO) is poised to become a comprehensive network. By 2007, it had welcomed its 40 millionth passenger and was attaining a daily ridership of 45,000, a level that the authority had ...

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Eurostar e320 High-Speed Train, United Kingdom

Eurostar e320, a fourth-generation train of the Siemens Velaro family, is scheduled to start commercial operations in late 2015. The interoperable high-speed train will run on the London-Paris-Brussels line, traversing the Eurotunnel between the UK and mainland Europe. It was officially unveiled at St Pancras International station, London, in November ...

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Doha Metro, Qatar

Doha Metro in Qatar’s capital city will be one of the most advanced rail transit systems in the world when Phase I becomes operational by the end of 2019. The emirate had originally planned the metro in 2007, in a bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Doha. ...

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Frankfurt-Köln, Germany

German Railways (Deutsche Bahn – DB) is now a major player in European high-speed rail travel with its Inter City Express (ICE) programme. Deutsche Bahn AG, which came into being on January 1 1994, following the passing of the General Railway Restructuring Act the previous year, is now a holding ...

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Canary Wharf Station, London, United Kingdom

Canary Wharf station in London will be one of the largest Crossrail stations when completed. The station is expected to serve 25 million passengers a year. Its opening will reduce the journey time from Canary Wharf station to Heathrow, Farringdon, Bond Street, Woolwich and Abbey Wood stations to just 39 ...

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Bangkok Metro, Thailand

Bangkok Metro is the underground metro rail system of Bangkok city in Thailand. It is officially known as the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and is a part of the Bangkok Rail Transit Network (BRTN). The other transport systems of BRTN include the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS Skytrain) and the ...

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