Airlines are ready to buy trains, but demand is too high

Airlines are ready to buy trains, but demand is too high

By Peter L. Johnson and Stephen L. CookSource Fox Sports cover story Airliners are preparing to buy train technology to compete with high-speed rail and other high-capacity rail vehicles.A consortium led by the Airline Pilots Association is seeking $100 million in funding to develop a new high-frequency rail system to connect major cities.The project is…

Russian Railways: Transports are in a state of emergency

Russian Railways: Transports are in a state of emergency

Russia’s railway transportation system is in a crisis, with no money to keep it running.Transport Minister Mikhail Zheleznofeyev told reporters on Tuesday that Russia’s budget for the next year is $1.3 billion.In March, the government cut spending by nearly 20 percent.Russia’s transport system is also suffering from a severe shortage of trucks, which means that…

Why I think rail will take Scotland away from the UK

Why I think rail will take Scotland away from the UK

The Scottish Government has unveiled a new rail transport project that would see a new train and passenger carriages built and run by a private company.The Scottish National Railways will build a new network linking Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow, with the aim of connecting them to other towns and cities.The railway project is being funded…