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
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/7397846/Kings-Cross-to-Beijing-in-two-days-on-new-high-speed-rail-network.html
Posted: 22 April 2010 at 11:09

C.Bernt Sannwald Re: AFTER ASH - END OF GLOBAL CRASH

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"

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article7107148.ece
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.

http://www.tnr.com/article/environment-energy/the-end-aviation
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.
http://www.psfk.com/2010/06/unmanned-commercial-flights-could-become-a-reality.html
Posted: 14 June 2010 at 16:37
Comments by users of MindBullets are those of the authors and are not necessarily shared, endorsed and/or warranted by FutureWorld. All MindBullet content is Copyright FutureWorld International © 2019. All Rights Reserved.