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
March 24, 2018
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Save the Date! Maggiano's Little Italy Chicago 111 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60654
November 03, 2018 to November 11, 2018
The best way to see how fast, frequent and dependable trains transform communities is to ride them and see the cities they serve.
Over the years, members of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association have traveled to see high-speed rail and transit systems in Europe and Asia. Each of the trips has been insightful and motivating. We have also made important business connections along the way.
Hopefully, you can join us on the next tour: Italy in November of 2018. The main tour begins in Rome on November 3 and ends in Rome on November 11. Rick Harnish will be your tour leader.