2013 High-Speed Rail Tour - China
We are beginning to work on next year's (2013) high-speed rail trip to China.
It is hard to get your head around China's high-speed rail program. You have to see it in person to understand the true scope of the network.
China has opened over 4,000 miles of new high-speed line since 2008 and continues to invest heavily in railroad development. Beijing and Shanghai (the distance from Chicago to New York) are now linked by 72 trains a day, the fastest making the trip in less than 5 hours. The new stations themselves are awe-inspiring.
The Beijing - Wuhan segment is expected to open this year. When it opens, Shenzhen and Beijing, the distance of New York to New Orleans, will be linked by high-speed train.
This trip will be two weeks long in order to allow a good mix of facility tours and sightseeing. It will take place in Seotember of 2013. We will to see a wide variety of transport facilities, including subways, light rail, bus rapid transit and factories. And, of course, we will ride the Shanghai maglev.
Here is how it will work. We have gotten the minimum number of deposits needed to begin designing the trip. Making a deposit of $500 now will hold your spot and allow you to provide input into the trip design. Then, when we get the final itinerary you will have several weeks to commit to the trip or have your money refunded.
Please send your deposit to:
Society of International Railway Travelers
2424 Frankfort Ave, Ste. 2
Louisville, KY 40206
Check out the the China 2013 tour page by clicking this link:
Midwest High Speed Rail Association
4765 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
December 02, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
This is a combined meeting of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association and the annual meeting of the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers annual meeting.
The full agenda will be available soon. It will include a presentation by MHSRA Executive Director Rick Harnish, on the Phased Network Approach.
The meeting location is walking distance from the new Dearborn, MI railroad station.
November 03, 2017
Midwest High Speed Rail Association Executive Director Rick Harnish will hosting a panel on the Phased Network Approach as part of the National Association of Railroad Passengers' 50th Anniversary conference.
November 03, 2018 to November 11, 2018
We will visit Rome, Florence, Bologna, Milan and Turin, traveling by high speed train and transit. We will strive to meet with both high-speed train operators and the public transit operators in each of the cities. And, of course, we will mix in a little tourism.
Please call the Society of International Railway Travelers at 502-897-1725 if you have any interest in joining us.