Doug Vining London to Beijing in two days

"China is in negotiations to build a high-speed rail network to India and Europe with trains that capable of running at over 200mph within the next ten years.
The network would eventually carry passengers from London to Beijing and then to Singapore. It would also run to India and Pakistan, according to Wang Mengshu, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a senior consultant on China's domestic high-speed rail project.
A second project would see trains heading north through Russia to Germany and into the European railway system, and a third line will extend south to connect Vietnam, Thailand, Burma and Malaysia.
Passengers could board a train in London and step off in Beijing, 5,070 miles away as the crow flies, in just two days. They could go on to Singapore, 6,750 miles away, within three days." - Telegraph
Posted: 22 April 2010 at 11:09


Very interesting reading.

Missing in your "after ash" vision is one of my favourites, the ultra high speed Tango-Cargo-Train (TCT) connecting from Patagonias Tierra de Fuego – a) West-leg: Santiago de Chile-Panama-San-Francisco-Vancover and - b) East leg: Buenos Aires-Sao Paolo-Rio-Miami-Washington-New York-Montreal.
Posted: 22 April 2010 at 16:30

Wolfgang Grulke After Ash...

A great article in The Sunday Times..."Out of the ashes comes a different attitude to travel"
Posted: 28 April 2010 at 15:51

Wolfgang Grulke The dilemmas of the airline industry

Brilliant and detailed assessment of teh challenges ahead. Howver it totally seems to exclude the 'personal planes' scenario.
Posted: 11 May 2010 at 13:53

Doug Vining Unmanned commercial flights

The US Federal Aviation Administration is undertaking a research project to explore the possibilities of pilotless commercial flights.
Posted: 14 June 2010 at 16:37
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