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Sigmetnow

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Re: Trains, Trams, Subways and Buses
« Reply #50 on: January 23, 2019, 06:19:57 PM »
Australia heat wave:

Train commuters are being warned to expect delays as fears grow the networks will buckle due to the severe heatwave battering the country.
https://www.dresstle.com/2019/01/16/fears-train-tracks-will-buckle-as-scorching-heatwave-strikes/

Sydney commuters will be confronted by mysterious signs while travelling on the train network this week.  “WOLO” is not an acronym, but it means trains are travelling slower due to extreme heat conditions.

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“There’s very little we can do when you’ve got this degree of heat hitting steel tracks (but) at the same time we want to make sure we’ve got the staff on board as quickly as possible to be able to respond.”
https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/why-youre-seeing-these-signs/news-story/50dfd19fbe1d9d24f3537917fa52ced4
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Re: Trains, Trams, Subways and Buses
« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2019, 04:35:15 PM »
California Is Abandoning A Plan To Build A High-Speed Train From Los Angeles To San Francisco
February 12, 2019
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LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that he is abandoning a plan to build a high-speed rail from San Francisco to Los Angeles, a project with an estimated cost that has ballooned to more than $77 billion and is years behind schedule.

"The current project, as planned, would cost too much and respectfully take too long," Newsom said during his first State of the State address. "There’s been too little oversight and not enough transparency."

The project was long championed by Newsom's predecessor Gov. Jerry Brown, but had lost support among voters, who approved $9.95 billion in bonds for the train in 2008, as the cost of the project skyrocketed.

Newsom said while he doesn't currently see a path forward to complete the entire project, he wants to finish ongoing construction in the Central Valley. ...
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/skbaer/california-bullet-train-plan-abandon-newsom-rail

Still a chance for a hyperloop, then? ;)
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Re: Trains, Trams, Subways and Buses
« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2019, 06:38:21 AM »
High Speed Trains are an expensive waste of time when they don't even have a standard train network. Also, from what I have read it seems that the US is the most expensive place to build such infrastructure, even the Europeans are a lot cheaper.