Virgin plans to connect Las Vegas and Southern California with electric high-speed rail

Virgin has unveiled plans to build a fully electric, high-speed train that would connect Southern California to Las Vegas by 2023. Developed by company subsidiary Virgin Trains USA, the 170-mile (273-kilometre) high-speed line will link Las Vegas, Nevada with Victorville, California – a town about an hour-and-a-half drive northeast from Downtown Los Angeles. Virgin Trains […]

Zaha Hadid Architects unveils plans for high-speed train station in Tallinn

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed visuals for a multimodal Ülemiste terminal in Tallinn, Estonia, which will form part of the Rail Baltica high-speed rail network. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in collaboration with local studio Esplan, the Ülemiste terminal will be the starting point for Rail Baltica – an electrified 540-mile-long railway that will connect […]

Christopher Herwig photographs opulent details of Soviet-era metro stations

The Soviet Metro Stations photography series by Christopher Herwig documents the most unusual details of the Soviet-era metro network built between the 1930s and 1980s. Christopher Herwig has photographed stations including Nizhny Novgorod Intended to give an insight into the “closest realisation of a Soviet utopia”, the photography collection features stations in 15 cities across seven […]

Foster + Partners completes quartet of high-speed rail stations in Saudi Arabia

Foster + Partners has completed stations in Saudi Arabian cities Mecca, Medina, Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City, connected by the 280-mile Haramain high-speed rail line. The stations, “conceived as gateways to each city”, are designed to offer a unified appearance to between 60 million and 135 million passengers anticipated to use the high-speed line […]

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