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New Study Recommends High-Speed Rail Between Ontario and Quebec

Cambia Consulting has released a study titled, Build it Right - A Study of HFR/HSR in Canada. Improving passenger rail and building High-Frequency Rail (HFR) or High-Speed Rail (HSR) in Canada is an important undertaking that will shape the future of this country. If implemented successfully, it will help millions of people each year connect with family and friends, conduct business and explore our country in a clean, safe and efficient way.  However, if we fail to employ the best design and construction practices, HFR/HSR risks becoming an overbudget boondoggle that under-delivers in providing a quality experience for passengers and may discourage future investments in passenger rail. It is critical that we get it right Does it makes sense to build High-Speed Rail in Canada? Or is High-Frequency Rail a better option? How should it be built and how much would it cost? This study investigates these questions and concludes that high-speed rail is viable and should be built now, not later
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High Speed Rail Canada Celebrates 15 Years of Educating Canadians

High Speed Rail Canada is celebrating 15 years of educating Canadians about the benefits of high-speed rail. The main purpose then and now was to educate Canadians on the benefits of high-speed trains. High Speed Rail Canada biggest accomplishment was being the number one source for all previous high-speed rail studies in Canada. That included studies relating to Seattle-Vancouver, Edmonton-Calgary and Ontario-Quebec high-speed rail corridors.  These previous studies are available as a free download to all. Over 867,000 people have accessed the site and the studies there. Paul Langan, Founder of High Speed Rail Canada states,” It has been a difficult, but a rewarding objective to ensure the Canadian studies on high-speed, and the truth about the benefits of high-speed rail are made readily available." The High Speed Rail Canada website: is the main way information is transmitted to the public. High Speed Rail Canada also utilizes their social media;

High Speed Rail Canada Releases Alstom TGV Presentation and Maps for Ontario- Quebec Corridor

Alstom TGV- HFR map presented November 202 2 High Speed Rail Canada is proud to release the Alstom TGV-HFR Rail presentation and maps from November 2022 for the public. This is part of of our mandate of educating the public on the benefits of high-speed rail we are making them available at no cost. Click HERE   to view the presentation and the associated maps. You can also click on the maps icon on our website to view just the maps.

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Happy Holidays from High Speed Rail Canada - 30 Canadian High- Speed Rail Studies Available

Over 840,000 people have visited High Speed Rail Canada's Website High Speed Rail Canada was formed in 2008 to educate the public on the past and present high-speed rail studies in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. 30 Canadian High Speed Rail studies have been listed on our website All the ones that are available are free to download. These studies are constantly being downloaded by students, professionals, politicians, government officials and the public Over 840,000 people have visited our website to educate themselves on high-speed rail.  We want to wish you all the best during this festive season. We will continue to educate the public on high speed trains in Canada. We can be contacted through our website. Paul Langan, Founder High Speed Rail Canada,

Transpod - The $23 Billion Pipe Dream

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